Cork 57 has increased their selection of local wines due to growing customer interest in ‘drinking local.’ “People have been asking so we’ve stepped it up for local wines,” Brian explains.
For local wines that go well with Thanksgiving turkey, Brian suggests a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Circe, a Bordeaux blend, from Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard in Comus, on the border of Montgomery and Frederick counties. The Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon from Elk Run Vineyards, in nearby Mount Airy, are other good choices. While local wineries produce both red and white wines, Brian especially praises Maryland’s white wines. “The Maryland whites are great right now,” says Brian. St. Michael’s Winery, located on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michael’s has an excellent white wine that is a blend of Seyval and Chardonnay, as well as a Merlot that would also be great to serve with Thanksgiving dinner, according to Brian.
This excerpt from today’s BethesdaPatch includes local wine recommendations for your Thanksgiving table. Follow the link for the full article. Enjoy!!