This morning on my drive into the office I noticed the tents prepping for Wine in the Woods. Then I remembered the last time I was there and that none of the wine was very good. Granted that was probably seven or eight years ago and MD wine has come a long way since then. See Black Ankle Vineyards.
And while I love the idea that MD is starting to develop some decent wine, the bang for buck is still a pretty poor ratio. Given my wine budget (and the average P90 family wine purchase is in the $8-12 bottle range) I’m sticking with California, Chile, Spain, and Argentina. And when I do have $25-30 to spend, I’m probably going with a crazy good zin out of Ridge Vineyards.
So this got me thinking… While MD is trying to make good wines, we’re doing pretty great with beer! Flying Dog, ClipperCity/Loose Cannon, and Stillwater Artisinal (to name just three) are all making world class beers.
I realize beer has an image that is far more proletarian, but we’re talking craft beers here, not Beast. Maybe it’s time to add some Beer in the Bushes to Wine in the Woods? hocofood@@@