Price key: $=less than $20 $$= $20-40 $$$=$40-60 $$$$=above $60
Quality key: * = decent wine ** = very good wine *** = superb wine ****= elite
(These are the best of Maryland's wines, as judged by a panel of seasoned wine professionals. The competition was held August 14 at Baltimore's prestigious Center Club.)
Governor's Cup winner: Boordy Albariño, South Mountain 2015
Wines of merit and interest:
Big Cork Vidal Ice (dessert wine)
Sugarloaf Mountain Chardonnay
Big Cork "Black Cap" (winner of the Jack Aellen Cup for best fruit wine)
Old Westminster Winery "Tapestry, Third Edition"
Linganore Winecellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,
Turkey Point Lighthouse White
Catoctin Breeze Estate Cabernet Franc
Crow Vineyard Barbera Rosé
Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine and Spirits.