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Having a sommelier-created wine list at your restaurant isn’t always doable. The responsibility of curating wine often passes to the restaurant manager or owner. With hundreds of wine and food pairings, it’s difficult to find varieties that complement your dishes and delight your customers.

Talking about wine is pretty intimidating in certain situations, like when you’re at a restaurant with a wine list in hand and the waiter’s standing next to you. Are you ready to make a decision?

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Throwing your first wine party? Congratulations!

DMV Distributing in Frederick, Maryland, has a few tips on how to impress your guests. From swirling and sniffing to proper food pairing, here’s how to win your friends over.

Chateau Saint-Nabor Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021
"a white Côtes du Rhône that
smells like a springtime garden"

EXTRAORDINARY!
GREAT VALUE!

"White wines from the Côtes du Rhône often are flabby and boring, lacking acidity. This rendition from Chateau Saint-Nabor is taut and focused. It offers aromas and flavors of jasmine, honeysuckle, lemongrass, zest and surprising complexity for a wine in this price range. I wrote about this winery’s chardonnay before; the Côtes du Rhône blanc is one to look out for."

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 6.9.22

Available in these fine stores:
DC
Classy Corks Wine & Spirits, Washington, https://www.classycorksdc.com/
Rodman's Discount Gourmet, Washington, https://www.rodmans.com/
DELAWARE
Fairfax Discount Liquors, Wilmington, http://fairfaxdiscountliquors.com
Hockessin Liquors, Hockessin, http://www.hockessinwines.com/
Tax Free Liquors, Delmar, https://taxfreeliquor.com/
MARYLAND
Bay Wine & Spirits, North Beach, https://www.baywineandspirits.com
Bella's Liquors, Annapolis, http://www.bellasliquors.com
Blue Wind Gourmet, Lexington Park, www.bluewindgourmet.com
Bottoms Up Wine & Spirits, Hagerstown, https://bottomsupwinenspirits.com/
The Breadery, Catonsville, https://www.breaderyonline.com/
Canton Crossing, Baltimore, https://cantoncrossingwine.com
Dunkirk Wine & Spirits, Dunkirk, https://www.facebook.com/DunkirkWineandSpirits/
Eastport Liquors, Annapolis, https://eastportliquors.com/
Eddies, Baltimore, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054509798280
Fairground Discount Beverage, Timonium, https://www.fairgroundsliquors.com
Firefly Farms, Accident, www.fireflyfarms.com
Fireside Deli & Wine Shop, Swanton, https://www.yelp.com/biz/fireside-deli-and-wine-shop-swanton
Leonardtown Wine and Spirits, Leonardtown, https://www.yelp.com/biz/leonardtownws-leonardtown
Longmeadow Wine & Liquor, Hagerstown, www.longmeadowwine.com
Maple Lawn Wine & Spirits, Fulton, https://www.facebook.com/Maple-Lawn-Wine-Spirits-330978827541182/
Marlin Market, Pocomoke City, https://www.facebook.com/Marlin-Market-340903776487876
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, McHenry, https://www.facebook.com/pages/McHenry-Beverage-Shoppe/1686590471570710
Mt Airy Liquors, Mt Airy, https://www.mtairyliquors.com/
Old Farm Liquors, Frederick, http://www.oldfarmliquors.com/
Pratt Liquor & Convenience, Baltimore, https://www.yelp.com/biz/pratt-liquors-baltimore
River Hill Wine & Spirits, Clarksville, https://www.riverhillfws.com/
Sipside Lounge, Oakland, http://sipside.net/
Tiger Wine & Spirits, Towson, 
Town Center Market, Riverdale, https://www.towncentermarket.net/
Town Market Basket, Snow Hill, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057324713771
Vagabond Taproom, Oakland, https://www.vagabondtaps.com/
Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, https://www.victoriagastropub.com/
Village Spirits, Smithsburg, https://www.yelp.com/biz/village-spirits-smithsburg-2
Wells Discount Liquors, Baltimore, www.wellswine.com
Wine Shoppe, Waldorf, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=149748148402194
The Winery, Chester, https://thewineryki.com/