Rahsaan wrote:What do you think of local Maryland wines?
Certain posters have been known to wax rhapsodic about their ancient heritage and under-the-radar local qualities?
Jorge C. wrote:I wouldn't go as far to say "blech" regarding Maryland wines. I'd be a hypocrite if I said I thought Maryland wines were great overall, as I rarely order them in local restaurants. That being said, there are a few gems to be had, usually for around $10 retail. Basignani makes a decent Cab, Boordy makes a good Reisling perfect for summer weather, and Elk Run makes a very good Ice Wine. There are some others as well.
Virginia has many more wineries, and some of them put out quality products consistently. I went to the Vintage Virginia Wine Festival (I think that's what it's called) and was shocked at how many wineries were set up there. I was also surprised by how many wines I really liked. And afterwards, I realized that I don't spit nearly enough. Luckily I didn't drive.
Jorge C. wrote:There's a good chance I'll be there. I'll be the guy with purple teeth.
Bob Henrick wrote:I, as opposed to you, haven't yet done anything special winewise or otherwise, except get old and drink a lot of wines, some great, some cheap, in the past 40 or so years. Good to hear from you and again welcome to the forum.
Rahsaan wrote:Thanks for the reply.
Riesling in Maryland, wow, I guess I know very little of the state, although typecast it as a bit swampy and humid, but obviously it is as micro-climate diverse as any region on earth..
Jorge C. wrote:Hello all,
My name is Jorge, and I am a wine educator working with Vino 101.