Autumn Wine Festival, Oysterfest & Wine Lists

by Laurie on October 7, 2013

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Sips of the Week Layton’s Chance Winery’s Dessert Traminette, Vienna, MD Port of Leonardtown Chardonnay 2011, Leonardtown, MD Winery Notes: A full bodied partially oaked Chardonnay. Enjoy with Chesapeake Bay scallops, oysters, and poultry dishes.  Pair with Brie, Havarti, or soft cheeses. The wine grapes are from: 78% Kent County, 12% St. Mary’s County, 10% NY State. The varietal composition is: 88% Chardonnay and 12% Viognier. Visit Port of Leonardtown Winery to learn more! All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at Featured Guests photo (17)Briana Berg, Maryland Wine Association. Briana is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland where she was a journalism major and a marketing minor. Originally from Connecticut, Briana has worked or interned with WJZ-13, CBS News Sunday Morning, and US Lacrosse. She joined the Maryland Wineries Association in 2012 as the association’s second marketing coordinator. Briana has a passion for local wine, good quality food, and craft cocktails. She is also an avid runner. Wine Sandwich Scotti Offutt, Director of Communications from Ryleigh’s Oyster. Read more about OysterFest or buy tickets to the Oyster Ball on 10/9 here! Moez Ben-Achour, Sommelier at Marcel’s in DC joined us to give tips on navigating any wine list! Moez was recently awarded the coveted “Wine Program of the Year” award by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington or RAMMY’s. Check out his wine list and make reservations to dine with him here: Upcoming Events 10/19 Laurie is a featured presenter at the Autumn Wine Festival in Salisbury, MD. 11/8 Laurie leads a group lesson on “The Art of Blind Tasting” at Crush 2013 Judgement at the Mansion Next Week We’ll be back next week to talk to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.

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