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Bringing a bottle of world-class wine to fruition requires a wealth of knowledge and experience. Some of that knowledge can be taught, but much of it is intuitive. It takes a custom blend of skill and instinct to elevate the craft of winemaking to an art and it is precisely this combination that has ushered our own family-owned and operated vineyard and winery to the forefront of the industry. Where It Began Nestled on 230 acres of rolling countryside outside of New Market, Maryland, Linganore Winecellars was founded by Jack and Lucille Aellen in 1972. Inspired by Jack’s German-Swiss heritage,…

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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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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini from Olive & Basket

This recipe is by Olive & Basket in Frederick MD. Find more at Ingredients 1 Baguette, cut in 1/2 inch slices 1 pint Strawberries, fresh, sliced Goat cheese (ricotta or mascarpone cheese are great substitutions) 3 Tbsp. ( 1 Tbsp for bread, 2 Tbsp, for Goat Cheese) Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Basil EVOO Traditional Balsamic Reduction Vinegar Basil, fresh, chopped Black Pepper Directions Preheat broiler and position oven rack to highest position. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Toast under broiler, watching closely and rotating pan as needed for even browning, about 2-3…

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