Baltimore

    Drinking bourbon, spitting Kahlua, recent southern presidents

    … Northern accents today passes a mere forty-five miles north of Richmond, capital of the Confederacy. Baltimore, close by to the north, was a prominent slave market in the 1830s, and the District of Columbia linked to that industry. Many old families known as Cave Dwellers, who were here for the duration and not linked to any one administration, are still…

    2 readers - By Jim Conaway/ Nose

    Returning Home from Cava to Champagne

    …After discovering cava for two weeks it was time to leave Barcelona and return home. Our flight home was less direct than our flight from Baltimore to Barcelona via JFK. To go home we had to fly from Barcelona to Paris then onto Detroit, then onto Baltimore. This was not a very direct flight. The first leg of the journey was delayed in Barcelona…

    3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Flight Home with Wine on Delta

    … on the first leg of our flights home from Portland. Both Kathy and I selected a salmon salad with a white wine. The wine was an Elmgrove Estates 2012 Chardonnay. The yellow colored wine had 13% alcohol. The wine reminded me of pears with a hint of citrus and caramel. The full-bodied Chardonnay had a refreshing finish. The salmon salad had a small piece…

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    Dinner at a Winery Taproom

    …Dinner at a Winery Taproom Portland, Oregon has one of the best food scenes in the country. Last evening we had dinner at Cooper Hall Winery & Taproom. Most of the building in the Central Eastside Industrial District is used for the winery including production area and space for barrels and tanks. At the time of our September visit, workers…

    1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler