If you love a wine—anything from the driest red to the sweetest white—you've got something in common with Mike Fishman.
Fishman is the wine manager at Quarry Wine & Spirits. It takes only a few seconds of conversation to realize he has a passion for the fermented grape and serious knowledge of the subject to go with it.
I stopped by the store Thursday to find a dry Reisling. And almost immediately, Fishman pointed out what he says is his driest—Kungfu Girl from Washington State.
At about $15 including tax, I thought it'd be worth a try.
Fishman's always ready to help you find the perfect wine to pair with your life, too, including one versatile selection that's perfect with hamburgers and pizza: Septima Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Burger is a steak. You drink wine with a steak, so you can drink wine with a burger," he said.
As a matter of fact, it's perfect for anything full-flavored, he said.
The Septima will be among the six wines available during the shop's wine tasting from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
Buy six of these wines—each selling for $10.99—and you can get 10 percent off as well—for a total of $60 for the six wines, Fishman said.
Quarry doesn't just deal in wine, either—there's something for lovers of craft beer also.
In fact, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, a rep from Harford County's own DuClaw Brewing Co. will stop by to show off its super suds, according to Aaron Lubliner-Walters, the store's beer manager.
And on March 15, you'll be able to try 25 different kosher wines in a tasting supervised by a masiach, Richard Pujia of the Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Center.
Pujia will supervise, assuring that kosher dietary laws are followed as you taste your way though Israel, Italy, Australia and other countries.