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Afternoon Brief, December 19th

Genetic Diversity of Wild North American Grapes Mapped: Research identifies traits that could advance grape breeding, sustainability...

Afternoon Brief, September 7th

New Jersey Judge Upholds Retail Shipping Ban: Once again, the courts deem retail sales to be different than winery offerings...

Afternoon Brief, May 16th

Bill to Expand Wine, Beer Licenses Opposed by ‘Packies’: The state's package store industry is digging in for another fight against "Big Alcohol" over efforts on Beacon Hill to deregulate the tightly controlled alcoholic beverages market...

Boordy Vineyards Dessert Wine Wins 2023 Maryland Winemasters Choice Competition

The winery’s 2015 Veritas dessert wine claims the annual Maryland Comptroller’s Cup award May 12th - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The 2023 Maryland Winemasters Choice Competition featured...

Afternoon Brief, February 6th

Wildfires in Chile Rip Through Historic Vineyards and Destroy Wineries: Three regions of Chile have declared a state of emergency as wildfires burn through homes and businesses – as well as some of the country's oldest vines...

Afternoon Brief, December 29th

Bob Benziger, Former Partner and Hospitality Director at Benziger Family Winery, Remembered as Kind, Genuine: Robert “Bob” Benziger, former partner and hospitality director at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, died Friday, Dec. 23 after suffering a heart attack at home. He was 70 years old...

Top Maryland Wines Named at 2020 Maryland Governor’s Cup

Boordy Vineyards wins Maryland Governor’s Cup, Port of Leonardtown Winery wins Jack Aellen Cup February 11th - (ANNAPOLIS, MD) - The Maryland Governor’s Cup will...

Afternoon Brief, October 1

Grape and Bulk Market Activity Increases as Wineries Seek Ways to Supplement a Smaller, Smoke Plagued Vintage: The Lightning Complex, or LMU fire, came earlier this year than Sonoma and Napa had experienced in recent years, so many of the vineyards had hanging fruit. A few whites had been harvested and early ripening Pinot Noir but those harvests were in the minority...

President of Boordy Vineyards Honored at Eastern Winery Expo

Rob Deford of Boordy Vineyards was recognized for his ongoing contributions to the wine industry and carrying on a 75 year legacy in Maryland (ANNAPOLIS,...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Research and Passion to Propel Mid-Atlantic...

Joe Fiola is the University of Maryland extension specialist for viticulture and small fruit, his office parked out in the hills near Frederick ...

Grape Shortage Exacerbated as Growing Demand Collides with Bad Weather and...

Kevin Atticks, the longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, has seen a rapid growth of wineries in his state and others around it the last 10 years. It’s a business model that continues to outpace vineyards, which cover 800 acres across Maryland with another 100 new acres not yet producing.

Maryland Wine In Pursuit of Excellence

Still, getting noticed by the state’s consumers remains a work in progress, said Kevin Atticks, longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association and founder of the Baltimore-area management firm called Grow & Fortify. That company also represents the state’s craft brewers and distillers.