Articles in the Wine & Dine Category
Wine in the Woods Celebrates Its 21st Year with 35 Maryland Wineries!
Celebrate the charm and character of an event that has aged to perfection. Wine in the Woods is the largest wine festival in Maryland and voted Best Festival in Howard County for four years. Sample from your souvenir glass wines from thirty-five (35) Maryland wineries and buy your favorite bottles to take home. Purchase food from an abundance of high-quality, distinctive restaurants and caterers; sharpen your palate by attending wine education seminars; purchase exceptional works of art and specialty crafts; and revel in continuous live entertainment from twelve bands on two stages. The Saturday taster’s ticket includes lawn admission to an evening concert featuring “The Band Perry” at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Tickets are first-come, first-served and limited by capacity. Check our website for concert details.
Chai Tea, as Americans know it, is a spiced tea originating from India. In the Hindu language “chai” simply means tea, a derivation of the Chinese word for tea, “cha.” The
Chai tea we know in America is actually called “Masala Chai” in India because of the combination of spices that give it its unique flavor. Masala Chai is usually comprised of a blend of strong black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, black pepper, milk and sugar.
Most readers are familiar with Antonio Vivaldi and his work The Four Seasons—even if one can’t remember the melodies, we’ve all heard this Baroque work in commercials, movies, weddings and the like. While teaching college, even if a student didn’t know what opera was, nearly all my students could recognize Rossini’s Barber of Seville from a famous Bugs Bunny cartoon. So, Vivaldi’s Spring movement, about three minutes, is in four sections Birds, Murmuring Brooks, Thunder & Lightning, and Birds….how do I turn this into cuisine?
Do you enjoy trying new wines? Love pairing wine and foods for the perfect dining experience? The Cellar Club at Bistro Blanc—a gathering of wine and food aficionados
When I was young in my singing career, I performed a roll at Catholic University that was reviewed very kindly by a famous critic at The Washington Post and the next day I was asked to audition for a world premier at The Washington Opera called The Dream of Valentino.
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