The 20th Anniversary of Taste for Life takes place on June 23, 2019 at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino.
Toast an end to cancer while enjoying fine cuisine and wine.
This year’s special event includes live and silent auctions and live entertainment. The Taste of Life event will offer a variety of fun things including: the Secret Society Band, magician William Gross, Mystery Wine Pull and TapSnap Photo Booth. Mixolo will also be available.
If you cannot attend this year’s event, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society online.
Tickets for the June 23 event, are $85 for general admission and $150 for a VIP ticket. The “VIP Ticket includes exclusive pre-event with premium wine and light fare, held at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Horseshoe Casino from 1:00 – 2:00P.M.” Tickets are available online.
The 8th Annual Kegs and Corks Fest, a festival of craft beer and Maryland wine takes place on August 17, 2019 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.
The Kegs and Corks Fest will benefit the Special Olympics Maryland program that helps those with intellectual disabilities. Check out the Special Olympics Maryland website.
In attendance will be 15 Maryland wineries and 14 craft breweries. In addition 70 vendors are expected.
Wineries Participating in Kegs and Corks Fest:
Janemark Winery & Vineyard
St. Michaels Winery
The Urban Winery
The Winery at Olney
Knob Hall Winery
Linganore Wine Cellars
Dragonfly Vineyard & Winery
Far Eastern Shore Winery
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery
Cove Point Winery
Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery
il Dolce Winery
Breweries Attending the Festival:
Blue Point Brewing Company
Kona Brewing Co.
Cisco Brewers …
Earlier this week, June 3, 2019, Terry and I attended the Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Road Show in Washington, DC. In an earlier blog, Terry wrote about the event and described many of the red wines we tasted. The following is a brief description of the white wines that we enjoyed at the wine tasting as well as suggestions for future wine tastings.
The Italian white wines we tasted were from several of Italy’s wine regions including Marche, Lazio, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Emilia Romagna, and Abruzzo.
Gambero Rosso wine tasting in the US
The Offida Pecorino Pekò 2018 from La Canosa winery in the Marche region wasproduced with the Pecorino grape. The Marche wine region is located along Italy’s border of the Adriatic Sea. The Offida Pecorino Pekò was a yellow color with a gold hue. The aroma was …
On Monday, June 3, 2019, Gambero Rosso representing more than 60 wineries will be at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Gambero Rosso will showcase 200 plus wines for the Top Italian Wines Road Show.
Prior to the Top Italian Wines Road Show, some attendees will attend a Masterclass seminar. The Lorenzo Ruggeri, International Editor of Gambero Rosso, and Giuseppe Carrus, vice editor of Vini d’Italia 2019 will guide this special seminar.
The wine tasting includes a special ceremony that will be the awarding of the top Italian restaurants in town. These are awarded using the Gambero Rosso ranking procedures.
The wines available for tasting at the Italian embassy will be from:
Agricole Gussalli Beretta
Cantine Due Palme
Casale del Giglio
Famiglia Cottini …