The Sipping Point Radio – 4/14: Highlandtown Wine Festival

The Sipping Point Radio – 4/14: Highlandtown Wine Festival

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Celeste Corsaro & Joe DiPasquale, joined us with some homemade wines to talk all about the upcoming Highlandtown Wine Festival set to take place on 4/22 from 1-6 PM at Our Lady of Pompei Convent Garden (3600 Claremont St.). Now in its 9th year, the festival in southeast Baltimore brings morethan a thousand visitors to partake in homemade wine, eat fine Italian food,listen to live music and have fun. Admission to the festival includes five complementary tastings of homemade wine and wine glass.  In addition to the complementary antipasti, DiPasquale’s Italian Market will have meatball subs, sausage and peppers, pasta, cannolis, and their specialty arancine – as seen on the Food Network – available for sale.  Those 21 and over may purchase tickets for $25($20 in advance); children and teens can enter free in the company of anadult.   For more information, call410-534-2212 or visit  Home wine makers can enter their wines in the Wine Competition until 4/19. Registrations forms are available online here. Good Luck!

Wine Sandwich

Joe Di Pasquale of Di Pasquale’s Marketplace, brought an amazing spread of Italian delicacies for us to taste with the delicious homemade wines. He brought his famous Arancine (rice balls) that were featured on the Food Network, some amazing sandwiches and more. These foods will be available at the Highlandtown Wine Festival or by visiting Di Pasquales’s Marketplace.

Upcoming Events

4/27: Join me for the Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Dinner at The Inn at 202 Dover. 5 courses $100 per person, for reservations call (866) 450-7600.

4/28: Makin Whoopie Comedy Show: Comedy about wine and ‘you know what’. 7:30 & 9:30 PM at The NightCat in Easton, MD. Tickets are $20.

4/28-29: St Michaels WineFest A fabulous weekend of wine, food and fun in St. Michaels, MD.

Next Week

Next Week we’ll talk to the winemaker from Valdicava in Tuscany and to Cyndy Bragg of the Whoopie Queen about her delicious Whoopie Pies and our upcoming all-female comedy show.

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