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September 3, 2010

Parsnip wine, anyone? Amateur winemakers mingle with pros at the Maryland Wine Festival

parsnipsWine judges beware: an amateur winemaker competing at the Maryland Wine Festival once entered a vino made with parsnips.

For those who'd rather sip stuff from the professionals, there will be plenty to sample from Western Maryland, Southern Maryland and Eastern Shore wineries.

Festival-goers can take part in light-hearted wine education seminars and, if they're really brave, sign up to judge wine in the homemade wine competition.

Food vendors will range from typical fair fare -- turkey legs and hot dogs -- to Firefly Farms goat cheese on baguettes. 

The festival takes place Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sept. 19, noon to 6  p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.  

Adult tickets are $22 in advance (available online), $25 at the gate. Designated driver tickets are $20 in advance and at the gate. Tickets are $5 for ages 7 to 20. Kids 6 and under are free.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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