American Airlines Magazine – Tasting Notes
by Laura Kiniry
Want to sample award-winning wines but can’t fit in a trip to Napa? Try the rolling hills of Maryland’s Pleasant Valley instead. Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville, Maryland, will unveil its brand-new tasting room early next year. In the western part of the state, just over an hour from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the 4,000-square-foot sunlit space will be the perfect place to swish, sip and savor some of the winery’s dozen-plus varietals. The flavorful selections include aromatic wines like the semi-dry traminette (goes great with seafood) and a soft, sweet Vidal blanc. Though known for its whites, Big Cork Vineyards has begun rolling out reds as well, such as a cabernet sauvignon aged entirely in French oak barrels. After the tasting room opens, the winery will also host pairing workshops and vino-making demos.