The Sipping Point Radio – 9/15: Days of Taste Program

The Sipping Point Radio – 9/15: Days of Taste Program


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Sips of the Week

Connor Rasmussen, head mixologist at Woodberry Kitchen, joined us to talk about the farm inspired cocktails you can expect at the Farm to Chef fundraiser on 9/24. Connor and other members of the Baltimore Bartenders Guild will pair up with local farms to create inspiring cocktails to benefits the Days of Taste program.

Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Philadelphia, PA

Distiller’s Notes:  Bluecoat is an American Dry Gin, unique in flavor profile and unsurpassed in character, five times distilled in the birthplace of America – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bluecoat American Dry Gin is craft distilled using organic juniper berries, giving it earthy, spicy juniper notes. When combined with a proprietary blend of organic American citrus peels and other organic botanicals, the result is a gin worthy of the term American Premium.

The Red Hickory
(created by Connor Rasmussen of Woodberry Kitchen)

1.5 oz. Bluecoat Gin
1.25 oz. Simple Syrup infused with Sweet Anjou Pear and Oregano
¼ oz. Red Currant Juice
¼ oz. Black Ankle Verjus
3-4 dashes House Grapefruit Bitters
Splash of Sparkling Wine

Mix gin, simple syrup, red currant, bitters and verjus in pint glass. Shake mixtures with ice and strain into cocktail glasses. Add a splach of sparkling wine and garnish with lemon peel and thyme.

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Featured Interview

Kevin Atticks, Director of the Maryland Wineries Association joined us to talk about the 2012 Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition and dispels some of the myths around Maryland Wine. For more visit:

Wine Sandwich

Riva Reichner Kahn, National chair of Days of Taste, joined us to talk about this discovery-based program sponsored by The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF), that brings together chefs, farmers and community volunteers with elementary school children to help them recognize and enjoy good, fresh food, and to encourage them to make better food choices. Riva has participated in Days of Taste in Baltimore since it began in 1998.  During that time, Days of Taste in the Baltimore area has increased from 40 children in one school to over 1500 children in 22 schools last year.  Riva told us all about the Farm to Chef fundraiser that will take place on 9/24 @6:30- PM at the American Visionary Art Museum. T the event 31 local Chefs are paired with farms in the area and competing for the best dish! Check it out and get tickets:

Upcoming Events

9/15-9/16 –  Today and tomorrow check out the VA Wine Festival  in Warrenton, VA

6:30 PM Farm to Chef at Visionary Art Museum


Special thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, Wells Discount Liquors, Crystal Cruise Lines, Santa Rita Winery, The Cavit Collection & J Brown Jewelers.