I just spent the weekend in Baltimore. We ate at a great Italian restaurant. When I looked at the wine list, there were wines listed, that I’ve never seen on a wine list in New York. Different distributers represent different wines in different parts of the U.S.

When you find yourself in a different state, make sure you look at the wine list and find a wine that you haven’t seen before, order it…by the glass or bottle. You will be pleasantly surprise. If you really enjoyed it, write it down and see it you can order it from your favorite liquor store or online.