Mead Me on St. Patty’s Day

Some of my St. Patrick’s Day bonanza posts are a little beer heavy . . . OK very beer heavy!  What can I say?  I’m an Irish American girl who loves herself some Smithwick’s! 

For those who don’t roll like that and prefer beverages better suited for raised pinkies, here are a few wine/mead and tea events this weekend!

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What: 15th Annual ‘Medieval Mead, Irish Saints, and Entwined with the Vines”
When: March 1 – 31
Where: Berrywine Plantations/Liganore Wine Sellers, Mt. Airy, MD
Info: This March, let Linganore Winecellars help you celebrate the luck of the Irish at their 14th annual ‘Medieval Mead, Irish Saints & Entwined with the Vines’ tasting. Throughout the month, visitors will enjoy pairing more than 20 Linganore wines with distinctive Irish cheeses from Euro-USA in Sterling, Virginia and enticing desserts by local pastry chef, Linda Gourley, owner of Just Desserts in Sykesville, Maryland. Guests will also have an opportunity to use vines from the vineyard to create beautiful wreaths and cheerful decorations.  $5.00 per plate pairing fee.

What: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
When: March 14 – 15, 11am – 6pm
Where: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, Dickerson, MD
Info: Join us for tastings of wine, Irish music and treats. • Free • For more information, call 301 605 0130 or visit website.

What: Celebrate St. Patty’s Day, with the Bog Band at Black Ankle Vineyards
When: March 15, 12 – 5pm
Where: Black Ankle Vineyard, Mt. Airy, MD
Info: Back by popular demand!  The Bog Band will set a lively tone for St. Patrick’s Day at Black Ankle Vineyards.  We’ll skip the green beer, but there will be plenty of festive spirit in honor of our Irish roots.  Come join us for what will be sure to be a rollicking good time!

And for the non-drinkers!  I know some of you are out there, even on St. Patty’s Day!

What: Celtic Harp Tea
Where: Crown and Thistle Tea Room, Sparks, MD
When: March 14, 3pm
Info: Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with live Celtic music!  Let traditional Irish songs serenade you as you enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea with friends.  This is a special event tea.  Afternoon tea is $22.95 and high tea is $26.95.  Please call to make reservations.

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