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When it comes to environmental consciousness, 70% of companies now have some form of governance of sustainability in place, according to a 2021 McKinsey study, and it’s likely you’re hearing more about Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, or ESG, than ever before.  More businesses are going green because more of today’s consumers demand it. Here’s a look at what business sustainability is, and how it can help your brand and your bottom line.  What is Business Sustainability?Also referred to as corporate sustainability or green business, business sustainability initiatives usually address the three pillars of sustainability.  Environmental PillarInitiatives that reduce the…

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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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Saperavi, An Ancient Grape That Thrives On America’s East Coast

  Do you know about the origins of Saperavi?  Saperavi is actually the Georgian word for “dye.” The grape is grown throughout the Caucasus — the area between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea — where winemaking began at least 6,000 years ago. The region has a moderate climate and is believed to be the original home of vinifera, the species of grape that includes classic European varieties like Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Hardy and late-ripening, Saperavi thrives in the cooler, moist climates of eastern Europe, so it’s no surprise that Mid Atlantic winemakers see its…

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Terrapin Wine

Curried Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 2 Butternut squash, sliced in half, lengthwise, seeds removed 1 – 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 Tbsp. butter 3 medium apples, peeled and diced (I like to use Honeycrisp) 2 celery stalks, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 large yellow onion, diced 1/2 cup Linganore Terrapin white wine 1 tsp. curry powder 32 oz. Chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream or Evaporated milk Salt – to taste Pepper – to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Rub squash with olive oil,…

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MOUNT AIRY, MD., February 12, 2021/PRNewswire/ — Linganore Winecellars, located at 13601 Glissans Mill Road in Mt. Airy Maryland. Linganore Winecellars received a total of eleven medals and two “Best In Class” designations at the 2020 Maryland Wine Governor’s Cup Competition. Originally planned for August 2020, the competition was finally held on February 5 with a cohort of judges and staff.  The 32nd annual event featured 160 wines, some made from new-to-Maryland varieties, like Malbec, Saperavi, and Chenin Blanc. Linganore Winecellars passion is to make wines that can compete on a world stage. Thanks to our extremely talented winemaking team…

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Cheers to Summer Weddings – Celebrate your Big Day with a View

Although summer weddings have waned in popularity over the past few years, we can assure you that they are alive and well here at Linganore! While the weather is always a concern for outdoor-centric weddings, especially in Maryland, in our opinion, the heat is a lot less of a factor than you might think! Those willing to brave the afternoon inferno will be rewarded tremendously for their courage for reasons that we will soon illustrate. We can completely understand not wanting to go through hours of hair and makeup to get an involuntary perm the moment you leave the ready…

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Learn How Your Favorite Winery is Reducing Their Impact this Earth Day

Earth Day 2023 is right around the corner and we want to share with you the many ways that we reduce our impact on the earth at our family owned winery! We hope you’ll join us in our goal to be more conscious of our impact on the environment.   Sustainability Efforts  We have been a 100% Solar Powered Facility since 2021. We have also recycled approximately 72,000 lbs. of fruit pulp back into the vineyard! This pulp acts as compost and is used for deer control. View more about our solar panels on our TikTok: To learn more about…

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Maryland Wine Month 2023

March is Maryland Wine Month! “Maryland Wine Month is a month-long celebration of the state’s growing wine industry. Wine lovers throughout the state are encouraged to plan winery visits and enjoy locally made wine throughout March” as stated by the Maryland Wine Association.   We are proud to have helped develop and build Maryland’s wine industry. Since our founding in 1972, we have been committed to our community, our wine, and our family. Below we highlight some of our history and our commitment to being a sustainable vineyard. The History of our Maryland Wine Here at Linganore, you get to experience…

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Chris’ Tip Jar – A Guide to Toasts

Here at Linganore Winecellars, we have been fortunate enough to play a small role in helping hundreds of couples find their happily ever after. These couples not only had the good fortune of finding love with each other but, luckily for us, our brilliantly rustic wedding venue known as Abisso Hall! Although each couple and their wedding days are one of a kind in our eyes, we must concede that there are many common threads most weddings share, few as ubiquitous as toasts from loved ones. Therefore, I thought it might be prudent to share some tips with potential toastmasters…

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Cooking with Wine Recipes to Try: Seventh Ragù

This is a classic Italian pasta dish that you can make in no time! Grab a bottle of our Seventh 2021, put on some music, and get cooking! Ingredients 1lb Pappardelle pasta 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 c onion, chopped 1 tsp garlic, minced Salt and pepper 8oz white mushrooms, sliced 3/4 c Seventh 8oz Bella mushrooms, sliced 2 tsp crushed rosemary 2 tsp crushed thyme 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 3 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp unsalted butter 2 tsp balsamic vinegar Fresh parsley, chopped Reggiano Parmigian Directions Add oil, onions and a pinch of  salt in…

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