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Our Tourism picks for ways to experience Maryland’s craft beer, wine and distilling as well as food throughout the Old Line State.

Prince George’s Jaunt

March, 2020

By: Beth Hauptle FROM THE GLITZ OF NATIONAL HARBOR TO NEW DEAL-ERA ARCHITECTURE, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY IS A STUDY IN CONTRASTS Over the past 10-15 years, Prince George’s County has seen some remarkable development—from the construction of the National Harbor complex south of Washington, D.C. to the more grassroots Gateway Arts and Entertainment District. From […]

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Climb Every Mountain

December, 2019

By: Beth Hauptle FIND PRISTINE VIEWS, HIKING TRAILS, AND CHARMING DOWNTOWNS ON THIS 193-MILE SCENIC BYWAY Few realize that nearly half of Maryland’s land is blanketed in forest. One could add an entire category to a bucket list, and plan to visit all 47 state parks, 15 state-owned lakes and ponds, and six natural environment […]

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Sipping through Frederick

December, 2019

By: Beth Hauptle THIS SMALL CITY IS DRENCHED IN HISTORY AND CRAFT BOOZE Well known for its civil war history and large historic district, Frederick is also bursting with craft beverage producers including both well-established and up-and-coming wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Couple that with a dynamic restaurant and food scene and you’ve got yourself a […]

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Catoctin Breeze’s Prize-Winning Wines

December, 2019

By: Christine Grillo FROM IRON CURTAIN TO Gold Medal THE FIZYTA FAMILY’S ROUNDABOUT ROUTE TO AWARD-WINNING CATOCTIN BREEZE VINEYARD It’s been said that cabernet sauvignon is the king of all grapes. And there are those who say that if sauvignon is the king, then cabernet franc is the queen. The grape, says Voytek Fizyta, “provides […]

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Recent Developments in Bethesda

December, 2019

By: Julekha Dash ONCE A BEDROOM TO D.C., BETHESDA IS NOW A SHOPPER’S PARADISE When it comes to shopping, Bethesda—part city, part small-town downtown—has lots to offer visitors and locals. What was once a sleepy D.C. bedroom community has grown into a haven for foodies, shoppers, and arts lovers. The tony Montgomery County town was […]

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Manor Hill Sparkles

August, 2019

Since its founding in 2015, Manor Hill Brewing has wowed Marylanders with its beers, made on Manor Hill Farm in Ellicott City. Now, the family-owned brewery is giving locals something else to cheer about: flavored sparkling water. In the case of Manor Hill’s canned sparkling waters, currently available in tangerine and lime flavors, necessity was […]

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Fire it Up

August, 2019

by Beth Hauptle Fiore Winery A DAY ON THE GUNPOWDER WINE TRAIL WON’T MISS THE MARK Yearning for a little pastoral serenity coupled with a visit to several distinguished Maryland wineries? Take a day and tour the Gunpowder Wine Trail starting in north Baltimore County, winding southeast through the farmland of Harford County and landing […]

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ON THE ROAD

July, 2019

by Martha Thomas Thanksgiving Farm Winery Changing Tides NATURE AND HISTORY ON THE WESTERN SHORE The 42-mile route hugging Maryland’s western shore, known as the Roots and Tides byway, is a weekend retreat accessible from most anywhere in the state. Paddle, sail and fish. Learn about the state’s colonial past and the history of enslaved […]

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Black Ankle takes a New Step

July, 2019

Black Ankle’s eco-friendly tasting room, inside Black Ankle Vineyards has a problem that many wineries only dream of. The Mt. Airy winery has outgrown its own grape production. Since wife and husband team Sarah O’Herron and Ed Boyce first dug into the dark, shale-layered soil in 2003, they have put vines on every bit of […]

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Diving into Deep Creek

July, 2019

by: Kit Waskom Pollard Adventure Sports Center International WESTERN MARYLAND’S RESORT DESTINATION OFFERS FOUR SEASONS OF FUN Deep Creek Lake might be the best year-round vacation destination in the country. Winter ski trips, springtime strolls, summer boat cruises and autumn hikes under the changing leaves. Every season offers a new and exciting reason to visit. […]

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