Sip and Savor

March: Spring has Sprung

February, 2019

Now we’re talking: the sap’s running, dogs are scratching at the door and we get an extra hour of daylight to play at the end of the day. (spring ahead on the 10th). March means thinking about your garden, tuning up your road bike or booking your August beach rental.  PLANT A GARDEN Let go […]

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March: Celebrate the Saint

February, 2019

Celebrate the Apostle of Ireland by wearing green and swigging a stout– Maryland breweries have plenty on offer. March is also wine month in the Free State. You may as well start plotting your summer winery visits as the sun begins to warm the vines. CELEBRATE THE SAINT. ESCHEW GREEN BEER Green beer on March […]

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February: Celebrate FeBREWary

February, 2019

CELEBRATE FEBREWARY Join beer lovers across the state in celebrating the fourth annual FeBREWary, a month-long commemoration of Maryland craft beer. SHOW SOME CHOCOLATE LOVE Try these three local beers instead of dessert this Valentine’s Day. RAR 10 LAYERS STYLE: American Stout ABV: 7.2% AVAILABILITY: occasional Inspired by the famous Smith Island cake, this luxurious […]

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February: Celebrating Love and Hygge

February, 2019

2.03 CRUNCH ON SUPERBOWL SUNDAY While not an established national holiday, Super Bowl Sunday might as well be added to the official calendar. And what’s game day without kick-butt, spicy finger foods like wings, nachos and nachos. And wings. Oh, there’s also Ocean City’s Fisher’s Popcorn. Fisher’s has been popping the stuff since 1937, and […]

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January: Lukas Smith Cocktail Recipe

January, 2019

FALL BACK FIZZ Recipe by Lukas Smith This cocktail, using Maryland cider and spirits, will add a spicy kick to your holiday party. Garnish the drink festively, with clove-studded orange slices or peels. Apples also work well, especially if sprinkled with a little citric acid to arrest their tendency to brown. You can’t go wrong […]

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January: Toast the Bard of the Scots

January, 2019

01.25 TOAST THE BARD OF THE SCOTS Fans of the Scottish poet Robert Burns gather each January to mark the 18th-century scribe’s birthday with ceremonial Burns suppers. Pipes are played, speeches are read, haggis is consumed, and it should go without saying, toasts are made. Toasts with whiskey (If you’re Scottish, that’s whisky.), of course. […]

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January: Savor the Sweetness

January, 2019

SAVOR THE SWEETNESS Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum is the Maryland Wineries Association’s opportunity to showcase the best of Maryland’s award-winning wines. The 2019 event is set for January 25. Attendees can meet and chat with winemakers and owners, munch on hors-d’oeuvres and enjoy live music. While you are tasting Maryland’s finest wines, […]

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January: Make a Pact with Yourself

January, 2019

The new year feels like a fresh start: an opportunity for do-overs of whatever went wrong last year or a chance to experiment with something new. Try the Maryland Sip and Savor 2019 cocktail, or head to the B&O Museum to sample picks from local wineries. Or get to work on those resolutions, whether it’s […]

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December: Out and About for the Holidays

November, 2018

12.02 Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival Tap into your inner Augustus Gloop as West Street in Annapolis flows with chocolate, just in time for the holidays. More than 35 vendors will proffer everything from chocolate martinis to chocolate gingerbread houses. Roast s’mores, sip hot chocolate and shop for holiday gifts from the many vendors.  Santa will […]

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December: Spirits of the Holidays

November, 2018

Post-snowball fight: Waverly Local Oyster Stout and Union Snowpants Oatmeal Stout Hampden’s Waverly Brewing Company teamed up with The Local Oyster for this year-round stout made with oyster shells, meat and liquor.  Calcium from the shells contribute to its velvety, smooth mouthfeel, and at just 5.2 percent ABV, a pint of it won’t knock off […]

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