The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Friday, December 19, 2014

What to get the wine enthusiast for a holiday gift?

Whether you are a holiday gift procrastinator, the conscientious gift giver finding the ideal gift for friend or family or blinded by all the choices – look no further for that special gift for the person who loves wines, enjoys tasting numerous selections.  It is time for the 3rd Annual Winter Wine at the B & O Railroad Museum being sponsored by the Maryland Wineries on January 8, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  It will feature samplings from over 30 premier wines from top Maryland wineries, including sparkling, red, white and dessert wines. Tickets are $65.00 for the “All Aboard Roundhouse Tasting” and $80.00 for the “Vintage Vidal Pre-Reception + Roundhouse Tasting” and are available by logging onto or by calling 410-252-WINE.  

Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum will also feature stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres and live music throughout the evening.  Attendees will enjoy meeting winery owners and winemakers who will be on hand to talk about their varietals, blends and vintages. In addition, Al Spoler, Host of WYPR’s “Cellar Notes”, will serve as Guest Curator and will help in selecting the wines for the event.

New to the event will be a Vintage Vidal Pre-Reception from 6-7pm to VIP ticketholders where they will have the opportunity to get to know Maryland’s White grape; the Vidal Blanc.  In an intimate setting, guests will have the opportunity to explore the grape’s several diverse styles including Sparkling, Dry, Off-Dry, Sweet and Ice Wine. 

“As Maryland wine continues to diversify and as the industry grows, we believe this event will surely showcase all that the state has to offer.  And, we are thrilled to team up with the historic B&O Railroad Museum, a new venue for us,  as we know it will provide a unique place where attendees can savor wine while enjoying the beautiful surroundings,” said Kevin Atticks, Executive Director for Maryland Wineries Association.

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