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Wine and Chocolate Pairings

If you’re looking for the perfect bottle of wine to pair with a box of chocolates, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ll suggest which chocolates go best with one of our Linganore wines. So whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or just want to treat yourself, we have all the information you need to make your night perfect this Valentine’s Day! White Chocolate For our white chocolate lovers, we suggest Seventh or our newly released Bella Rosé! Milk Chocolate Classic Milk Chocolate pairs well with our Aperture 2020 or Retriever Red 2021! Dark Chocolate Nothing quite like…

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Myths And The History Of Screw Caps 

Have you ever turned down a bottle of wine simply because it had a screw cap?  The Myths  More and more wines are opting to use screw cap closures over traditional corks. So why is that? And are there any benefits to using one closure technique over the other?  Since screw caps were invented for wine in the late 1960s, there’s been a belief that the screw cap is inferior to the traditional cork. But this belief mythical than reality.   Many believe that a screw cap is a sign of low-quality wine. Most likely because overtime, screw caps had…

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Today’s harvest, Albariño

This variety is in its third season and this 2017 vintage will be our first at the winery.  Albariño is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain), Monção and Melgaço (northwest Portugal), where it is used to make varietal white wines. The grape is noted for its distinctive botanical aroma, very similar to that of Viognier, Gewurztraminer, and Petit Manseng, suggesting apricot and peach. The wine produced is unusually light, and generally high in acidity with alcohol levels of 11.5 to 12.5%. For seafood lovers, Albariño is a fantastic choice for food pairing with exquisite dishes like ceviche, fish tacos, seafood pasta, and shrimp.

Reflecting on our 40th Harvest

Harvest 2016 When they say growing grapes in the Mid-Atlantic can be challenging they really aren’t kidding. The spring of 2016 started off slowly with the cold weather hanging around longer than normal. This delayed bud break but extended the chance of late spring frost damage. By May, the skies opened up and we thought of building an ark due to all the rain. That would have brought on massive disease pressure but our vineyard crew stayed on top of it and had everything under control by the time the rain shut off on June and July. Bloom came a…

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Give the Gift of Maryland Wine

Give the gift of wine for the holidays. We’ve got plenty of ideas for you. Gift cards are an easy go to when you don’t know what to give. These can be redeemed for wine tastings, cheese plates and of course, wine! You can get them at the winery or call 301-831-5889 to order and have one shipped. Consider a wine club membership– the recipient will receive quarterly shipments of 3 bottles of wine. Right now, we’re offering free shipping on the first 3 bottles. Click here for more information. Event tickets- Give someone you care about an experience for…

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