Wine with Burgers and Pizza? 'Absolutely,' Says Mike Fishman

This month, Quarry Wine & Spirits gives customers the chance to get six wines for $60, including Septima Cabernet Sauvignon, perfect with full-bodied flavors.


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 . 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.

Jill Dudley Cohen March 09, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I always trust Mike's recommendations. He really knows his wine!


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