Monday, November 12, 2012
Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits, and Bistro on Route 1 is home to 1,000 brands of beer and 3,000 brands of wine.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Larry Pendleton wanted to bring something to the greater Beltsville area that the region hasn’t seen before. After two years of planning, preparing and primping, his business is now finally open. Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits and Bistro opened its doors Oct. 1, but Saturday Nov. 10 was Pendleton’s grand opening. His liquor store is home to more than 10,000-square feet of wine, beer, a gift shop and even a restaurant. At 11011 Baltimore Ave. next to Costco in the building that used to be Circuit City, Old Line is a store like no other in the area with 1,000 different brands of beer and 3,000 different brands of wine. "I wanted to create an upscale environment for people to feel comfortable shopping and eating in,” said Pendleton, a 51-year-…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Maryland ranks 47th in beer consumption in the U.S.
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer," Abraham Lincoln said. Apparently, people in the tri-state area do not track with the 17th president of the United States, and select other beverages to meet national crises. Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia all rank in the bottom third of annual shipment and consumption of beer, according to a study from the Beer Institute, quoted by the Washington Business Journal. Since 2003, the Beer Institute has been tracking “Shipments of Malt Beverages and Per Capita Consumption by State” for persons 21 years and older across all 50 U.S. states and the District of …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Colby Red in the co-op's Friday tasting was inspired by a young boy who underwent two heart surgeries before he was 10-years old.
Profits from the Colby Red wine featured at Friday night's Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket wine tasting will go to help heart research, in honor of the winemaker Daryl Groom's son, Colby, who was born with a serious heart condition. Colby Groom underwent two back to back heart surgeries before he was 10-years old. Afterward his father, Daryl Groom, and Colby decided to team up to make a red wine — and to donate profits to organizations that promote heart health. The co-op will feature the Colby Red and three additional wines at Friday night's tasting from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The other selections include Ruta 22 Malbec, Casal Garcia Vinho Verde and Tomaiolo Chianti Classico. Customers will receive $1 off bottles of the wines offered at the tasting…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Pick up some wine with your veggies this week as Elk Run Vineyards comes to Greenbelt Farmers Market.
While you're stocking up on breads, cheeses and coffee this week at the Greenbelt Farmers Market, you can pick up a bottle of award-winning wine. Select one that goes with the meal you cook up from all the veggies and meats you take home. Elk Run Vineyards of Mount Airy, Maryland will make its debut this week as the market's first local wine vendor. Don't forget to bring ID: everyone will be asked to show proof of age in order to purchase wine. Elk Run can not offer samples at this time, but will offer market patrons a free tasting pass for two—a value of $16. The pass is good at their winery and has no expiration date. Greenbelt Farmers Market is open on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Todd Kliman shared his new book and a wine tasting in the New Deal Cafe Sunday.
Todd Kliman returned to his childhood home of Greenbelt, bearing his new book, "The Wild Vine." Its main character is an earthy strange grape, the Norton, whose life and message went nearly extinct until mysterious forces brought it from an abandoned cave into the hands of a woman as singular as its wine. Sharing book excerpts and tasting Norton in the New Deal Cafe , Sunday, Kliman, food and wine editor and restaurant critic of The Washingtonian, talked about his novel. No other grape gave him the desire to write a book, Kliman explained. He's always been intrigued by the thing that doesn't fit, that people can't understand. That's why he chose the Norton. "The quirkiness is what defines it," he said. "It's like there's a feral cat in the…