Lingamore Wine Cellars: Maryland’s Pride and Joy




If you are a wine aficionado and in the Maryland area, one great place worth visiting is Linganore Wine Cellars. Linganore Wine Cellars combines the love of wine with a certain class and style to create something wholly unique to the area. Owners Jack and Lucille Aellen both share a love of great wine that is expressed in the establishment that they both created together in 1971.

Don’t be fooled: not all great wine is grown just in California, France, or Italy! There is great wine to be had right in the heart of East Coast. Linganore Wine Cellars has many different wines to choose from. If you are into reds, they have a great Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, and if you are into whites they have a great Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling. Their specialty, however, is their wonderful sweet fruit wines. With the winemakers personally producing and cellaring all the wine here, Linganore Wine Cellars is a great place to bring the people in your life that have never had the chance to savor a great bottle of wine because they live so far away from the common wine regions. Once they taste the wines Linganore has to offer, they’ll have a hard time going back to that $10 bottle of wine from the local liquor store, that’s for sure!

When it comes to food, Linganore Wine Cellars shines just as bright. They have some great wine and food pairings during Novemeber (to coincide with the release of a new vintage) that are sure to raise some eyebrows and get you thinking about your own pairings. They also offer wine and dessert pairings in December. It doesn’t get any better (or sinful if you like) than that!

The best thing about Linganore Wine Cellars for any hardcore wine hobbyist is that the winemaker is right there in the building. These good folks know exactly what kind of wines pair the best with the various dishes out there and can suggest what sort of pairing would work best for you, depending on your preference. Quite often, you’ll find that many people really don’t have the knowledge you need to get the kind of pairing you want to give you the best experience possible witha certain dish.

Many times, when you are at a restaurant, servers simply repeat what they’ve heard others say or what they’ve been trained to say without having any real knowledge of the food and wine pairing process. You can’t always trust what you read on the Internet either when it comes to perfect pairings. The fine people at Linganore Wine Cellars really know what they’re talking about, head over and quiz them – they’ll put something together for you that will pass with flying colors!