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Port of Leonardtown Winery seeing red

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The bottles rolled off the conveyor belt every few seconds. A year’s work poured into a glass container in just seconds. A cork and label quickly followed en route to filling just one of a mountain of boxes. Sadly, it will be at least six months before the wine reaches your glass. Some 14,000 bottles of red wine were produced on June 6 by Port of Leonardtown Winery just months after a similar number of white and rose wines were…

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Planning a Bachelorette Party?

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The tasting room was filled with young women making toasts, crowding the bar while the owner gave the ladies a taste of several wines to find what they liked best. They were having a lot of fun on a Saturday afternoon. Turns out it was a bachelorette party. I even knew the driver of their party bus parked outside. So maybe you’re thinking of having a girls day (or night) out, especially before a wedding. Rather than head for the…

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Pizza and wine? Why not with these local offerings

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Pizza and wine? Of course. Listen, it’s Friday (or whatever day). You’re tired. You just want a couple slices, turn on the TV and let a glass of wine or two erase the tension of the day. It’s called being normal. But people often ask do they have to drink red wine because, you know, pizza has red sauce under those four toppings you ordered. The answer is yes. Well, kinda. The wine police won’t slap the glass out of…

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Port of Leonardtown producing championship wines, experiences

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Forget a village – it has taken a region to produce some of Maryland’s best wines. In less than a decade, Port of Leonardtown has earned more than 150 awards. Gold medals are becoming more commonplace than Marylander Michael Phelps’ Olympic haul. Fans regularly crowd the Leonardtown tasting room on weekends when live music fills the night. Winemaker Lauren Zimmerman has turned grapes from 12 different vineyards throughout Southern Maryland into something special. But that proved especially true in 2018…

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