Saturday, June 03, 2006
We've Got Spirits, Yes We Do!!!!
Remember Wine in the Woods? Hot, busy, crowded, loud, I was kinda sick, and mostly overwhelming? We ended up buying from only one of the wineries. ( Loew's)
So it turns out that Loew Vineyards and Elk Run are in the same town, on the same road (Mt. Airy, Liberty Road aka MD 26). And I like to plan little local day-trips for us. So this time we decided to do a winery, and since they were both right there together, it just made since to go there and hit both, right? Exactly!
While at Elk Run, the nice lady mentioned Linganore/Berrywine (They were also at Wine in the Woods, but neither shmoo nor I remember tasting them. That's not to say we didn't. We just don't remember. There was a lot of wine and a lot of tasting. It got confusing. But I digress.) and that it was right in the same area. So we decided to check them out as well. Compared to the other two, they were GINORMOUS! Their current building is rather largish by comparison and they are putting the finishing touches on another, larger, GIGANTIC building. It's the size of a barn. They also had multiple staff members, unlike the other wineries. They even had a guy with an accent (british maybe? seemed a little softer than that to me, perhaps he's been here a while) to do the tasting recommendations and pouring.
So we had a great time, tasted tons of wines, and come home with 12 bottles. When you add that to the one we had leftover from Wine in the Woods, we have 13, yes 13, bottles of wine. I'm feeling a little lush!
Editting to add the wine info in case someone is interested. You can click on the picture to see it full sized and read the labels, or just read here!
Elk Run: Sweet Katherine and Cabernet Sauvignon
Loew : Serendipity, Country Classic, Harvest Red
Linganore: Sangria, Spicy Regatta, Black Raven, Merlot, Terrapin White