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Chocolate Raspberry Brownies with Raspberry Ganache

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY BROWNIES WITH RASPBERRY GANACHE   INGREDIENTS 1 box Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie mix 1/3 cup butter 1 egg 2 cups Raspberry wine for brownies 1 cup Raspberry wine for Ganache 2 Tbsp Raspberry jam, seedless 1 cup Chocolate Chips 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 1 small pinch of salt   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease bottom and sides of 8×8 baking dish. Melt butter in a microwavable bowl. Set aside. In a saute pan, add 1 cup of Raspberry wine and 2 Tbsp. of Raspberry Jelly. Simmer until reduced by more than half (about 1/3…

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Go Back in Time with Medieval Mead & the MD Renn Fest

Take a trip back in time with the Maryland Renaissance Festival and Linganore’s Medieval Mead. Recreate the feeling of merriment of the Middle Ages with our Mead created in the tradition of the noble honey wines of the times. A sweet honey wine made with 100% real honey, Linganore’s Medieval Mead is the Official Mead of the Renaissance Festival, the second largest running Renn Fest in the United States. The Renn Fest, outside of Annapolis, Maryland, runs from August 24 – October 20. Take a goblet of Mead with you as you stroll through the 27-acre Village of Revel Grove this year, and marvel as…

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Press Release: Linganore Winecellars Releases Its 2017 Spiced Apple Wine.

PR Newswire Release: MOUNT AIRY, MD., September 2, 2017/PRNewswire/ — Linganore Winecellars, located at 13601 Glissans Mill Road in Mt. Airy Maryland, Linganore Winecellars just released its Spiced Apple Wine for this weekend.  “How appropriate,” said Melissa Aellen, third generation winemaker. “It’s a great way to warm up on an unseasonably cold and rainy day.”  This Fall inspired blend is made with 100% apples, cinnamon and cloves and tastes just like spiced apples or apple pie. It’s the perfect fireside companion to warm up on a chilly day or evening.  Served warm, this wine will permeate any room with the…

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Reflecting on New Years

There’s something magical about the time around Christmas and New Years. Spirits are high and family and friends gather to share time together. The kids are off school and the pace of life slows as we enjoy the precious time we have with one another. For some, that time is spent recalling beautiful memories of loved ones who have passed. For others, it’s a blissful time of firsts with those they love. Whether it’s memories recalled or memories created there is definitely something magical about this time of year. Even though we all are busier each year, it’s important to…

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Meets the Reds, part 1

Cooler weather signals a deep need in the wine drinker’s heart for a fuller bodied wine. The brisk temps mean heartier dishes that pair perfectly with red wine. Over the years, we have added some red wines aimed at making everyone happy. Over the next few month’s we’ll highlight some of these great wines. Bacioni– Bacioni means Big Kiss in Italian. Not only is it super versatile, it’s a blend of some of my favorite grapes. So what’s in it you ask? First, it starts with the “unofficial grape of Maryland,” Chambourcin. It has a distinctive cherry note that makes…

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