Friday, June 8, 2012
Wine stores in Pikesville, Baltimore and Timonium are offering specials and special events from June 8-17.
Through June 17 is the time to try wines produced in our own state. The second annual Maryland Wine Week is now upon us, taking place Friday through June 17, which means that stores and restaurants are offering specials on Maryland wines, as well as events. Here are just some of the events scheduled: Pikesville At The Wine Loft at 1809 Reisterstown Road in the Festival at Woodholme shopping center, get 10 percent off of all Maryland wines, beginning Friday through the 17th. Also, The Wine Loft has scheduled three Maryland wines tasting events from 1-6 p.m. on June 9, 14 and 16. Baltimore During Maryland Wines Week, Clementine at 5402 Harford Rd., Baltimore, offers $1 off each glass of Maryland wines, and $4 off local bottles. Timonium …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
There's something unusual about each of the shop's wine selections this week.
One grape was lost but now is found, while another grows mainly in Spain. There's one that shines with seafood, and another that sparkles red. They're the main attractions in the "four weird wines" of The Wine Loft, and you can get a taste of their unusual natures from 1-6 p.m. Saturday during the shop's weekly wine tasting: The lost grape—Vistamar Carmenere. Once thought to be extinct after being grown in the Bordeaux region of France, this Carmenere grape was unexpectedly found again being grown in Chile, said Manager Carrie Blank, wine specialist. Interestingly, though, Chileans mistakenly thought they had been growing a Merlot grape. "Now, it's the signature grape of Chile," and is also grown in Argentina, Blank said. "It's ... really …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
New store's wines are grown using earth-friendly agricultural processes.
The Wine Loft, Pikesville's newest wine store, is now open in Festival at Woodholme. The store sells wines made from grapes that are grown using "earth-friendly agricultural processes," said store manager Carrie Blank. For instant updates, follow Pikesville Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Blank, a Westminster resident who recently moved here from New York said that growers try to not use chemicals in cultivating the grapes. The store plans a grand opening celebration after January, she said. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Pikesville's Wine Loft is a retail wine store, not to be confused with another chain of the same name which is a wine bar, Blank explained.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
With Baltimore County money scarce, councilwoman urges businesses to be creative in recruiting new ventures, volunteering.
Businesses are keeping Pikesville vital during tough economic times by recruiting other businesses, Councilwoman Vicki Almond said Tuesday during the Pikeville Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Linwoods. "People who are established in the area are helping others come into the area, and that's what we need," she said. The health of the communities along Reisterstown Road, including Pikesville, is "inarguably linked to the successes and failures of the businesses along Reisterstown Road." Although there are still empty storefronts in Pikesville, the fact that the community is bringing in new business is positive, she said. She noted some recent recruitment successes, including Ann Taylor Loft, the Wine Loft and Corner Bakery Cafe, which have …