The other day I had about thirty minutes to kill in Urbana, so I went into the Urbana Liquors to check it out. I had never been there before, and to be blunt it didn’t impress me. Sometimes when you walk into a store you can immediately tell if the people running it have a passion for what they sell or that it is just a business. I’m not quite sure I can articulate the factors, more of a gut feeling, but like the Supreme Court and obscenity- I know it when I see it. Besides the prices for wine there seemed very high, even for Frederick County.
Thinking about this experience led me to acknowledge I am in a wine store rut. Loyal readers will know that I mostly go to the Ye Old Spirit Shop on Seventh Street and more and more The Frederick Wine House. I also like Westridge Liquors in the Westridge Shopping Center on Route 40. They have a very good selection. Now I have by no means been to every wine retailer in Frederick County so I know there have to be some good ones out there that I do not know about. Does anybody have any suggestions? Please leave comments below.