POSTERity : Erick Sahler

Our feature schedule is moving into April with a celebration of Erick Sahler’s 9 years of showing his silkscreens at Bishop’s Stock. A cover story in Chesapeake Bay Magazine tells his story – Celebrating the DelMarVelous. The article opens, “Artist Erick Sahler makes the Eastern Shore pop.” And indeed Erick creates art work that speaks to the uniqueness of small towns, backroads and surprises around every curve and corner. His feature includes his latest work from 2019-2021. Check his Facebook Album to see his framed silkscreens and framed digital prints. These images will be introduced during Facebook Live April 1 at 7pm. The link will be posted. Also Erick’s website offers all of his work.

Featured Wines for April- Vigneti del Sole, Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio (2019) $12 & Vigneti del Sole, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2018) $12

April takes us back to Italy following the brothers Natale, Nicola, Riccardo and Umberto Pasqua as they moved from Puglia to Veneto and established their company, Vigneti del Sole, in Verona in 1952. In 2000, the family decided to return to their southern roots and set up winemaking operations back in Puglia, where they cultivate local varietals. This independent, family owned winery has, for years, been successfully producing wines packed with fruit, liveliness and the superb characteristics of their region while remaining uncomplicated wines that are easy to drink and easy on the wallet.

Our white selection is Vigneti del Sole, Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio (2019) and the red is Vigneti del Sole, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2018.) These are easy wines to enjoy and afford!

Vigneti del Sole, Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio (2019) $12

A lighter-style Pinot Grigio with plenty of fruit and acidity for a well-balanced wine. This popular Italian white has crisp acidity and a nose of lemons, green apples and almonds. With no oak, the wine shows the best of the Pinot Grigio varietal flavors. Alcohol: 12%

Vigneti del Sole, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2018) $12

This juicy red displays notes of cherry, strawberry and sweet spice. Bright, mouthwatering acidity makes it especially food friendly and it will make the perfect dinner companion at your next pizza night. Alcohol: 12.5%

Still Available – Work by Lynne Lockhart, Kirk McBride, Scot Dolby & C. Keith Whitelock

Bishop’s Stock continues to show the work of Lynne Lockhart, Kirk McBride Scot Dolby and C. Keith Whiteloack along with December’s featured artist,  Keith Whitelock, that have been featured Continue to check Facebook Albums albums on Bishop’s Stock Facebook Page.  Be sure to look at their paintings shown here and in the Facebook albums. If you find something to buy, email or call 410-726-0601 and we will mark it sold, make payment arrangements and arrange delivery. 

Lynne Lockhart & Kirk McBride

Scot Dolby

C. Keith Whitelock

Featured Wines for December – Jean-Louis Cuvée Brut Blanc de Blancs, Burgundy, France & Henry Fessy, Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, France

Jean-Louis Cuvée Brut Blanc de Blancs, Burgundy, France $11

This sparkling wine is pale golden in color with delicate bubbles. It has a white fresh fruit bouquet of pear and apple. On the palette it has a clean, fresh attack on your mouth. This has a pleasant taste thanks to being a well-balanced. Enjoy the lovely small bubbles. Celebrate an occasion or just enjoy this festive sparkler. Alcohol: 11.5%

Henry Fessy, Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, France $14

Beaujolais nouveau is a purple-pink wine reflecting its youth. The method of production means that there is a higher acidity and very little tannin. Nouveau will have very bright, fresh, red fruit flavors, such as cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, along with fruity flavors of banana, grape, fig and pear drop. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55 °F. Alcohol: 14.5%

C. Keith Whitelock Featured in January

We continue to feature the work of our artists with the focus on a different artist each month. In December we will show the work of C. Keith Whitelock. As a native of Somerset County, Deal Island, Crisfield and the surrounding shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay region planted the inspiration for his paintings and drawings. Favorite subjects are the weathered working boats and decaying derelicts that so often accent the surrounding marsh. Working in watercolors, oils, and occasionally acrylics, Whitelock often presents an image of a rapidly disappearing lifestyle. His work is full of realism and always has a story to tell.

Keith did a video of the show in December. Use this link to get to Facebook Live. Express your interest in the event and you will get a reminder. We have some of the paintings in the show in a Facebook Album. You can also check his website and his YouTube channel to see his work and his watercolor workshops. Anyone interested in any of the work in our show may send a Facebook message or email

Featured Wines for November – Vina Falernia – Pedro Ximinex & Pinot Noir Reserva, Equi Valley Chile

Vina Falernia Pedro Ximinex $11

This wine is pale straw yellow in color. It has a brilliant, very attractive nose with floral and tropical fruit flavors. This is a nice medium body with balance of acidity and an attractive minerality, coupled with a long, crisp and refreshing finish. Enjoy chilled as an aperitif and with appetizers, salads, white meats and seafood. Alcohol: 13%

Vina Falernia Pinot Noir Reserva $13

The wine has a delicate aroma of black cherry, raspberry and strawberry, with well integrated French oak. This is a medium bodied wine with elegant and silky tannins on the palate. It pairs well with grilled river fish, spiced duck, light pizza or even most roasted vegetable dishes. This is a very versatile wine. Alcohol: 14%

Featured Wines for October – Tohu Wines, Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard & Tablelands Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

Tohu Wines, Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand (2018) $15

This fresh and focused Sauvignon has bright aromas of citrus, apples and passionfruit with a distinct fresh cut grass herbaceous line running through it. On the palate the fresh fruit shines through with more green apples, lemongrass and passionfruit given focus by some fresh natural acidity, a touch of sweetness but finishing with a dry minerality. Alcohol: 13%

Tablelands Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand (2016) $21

Firm and savory, this Pinot Noir has herb, soy and toasted cumin accents surrounding a core of dried cherry and cranberry flavors. Earthier notes emerge in the background, bringing to mind the smell of cool black soil. The bouquet is of dried rose, freshly brewed chicory coffee and warm slices of toasted bread! Alcohol: 13.4%

Oils and Watercolors by Ken Stetz are heldover for October

Summer has always been a time to meet artists who are visiting the area. A number of years ago, Ken Stetz was one of those visitors. Ken visits family in Public Landing so I was pleased to know he did not forget Bishop’s Stock and has now returned to be our featured artist for August. While this August is not like any other, we are so pleased to have Ken’s oils and watercolors here for virtual showing on our Facebook Page and our website.

Ken is a a visual artist who works professionally as an artist and illustrator in the heart of the New Jersey shore. The focus of his work is marine art – mostly the oceans and bays of the mid Atlantic region. It was no surprise to have the coastal bays and ocean along the Worcester County coastline hold his interest. When here he has spent time researching the area and observing things like working boats, shore breaks and sunrises. He sketches and photographs everything that catches his eye which gives his paintings a feeling of naturalism and realism. It is no surprise to learn that Ken is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and had Surf Patrol accepted into their 18th National Exhibition that was to have traveled to 5 cities. Check Ken’s website to see this painting and to learn about his commissions and his published illustrations.

Be sure to join us for Facebook Live, Thursday, August 6 at 7 PM. Follow this link Facebook Live.

Featured Wine for July – La Solitude Cotes du Rhone Blanc & Rouge, Rhone Valley, France

2019 La Solitude Cotes du Rhone Blanc $16

This is a sustainable blend of Grenache Blanc (10%), Clairette (60%), and Viognier (30%.) This is a rounded and open blend with friendly peach and honeysuckle notes. It has a breezy, almond-accented finish. This is a great pairing for sushi and Asian-style food. It is also a great appertif. Alcohol: 14.5%

2017 La Solitude Cotes du Rhone Rouge $16

This is a blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (40%) and Mourvedre (10%) that is sustainable. It is medium-bodied wine is fresh with clean fruit and elegant tannins. This Cotes du Rhone pairs well with grilled and roasted meats. It is also a great appertif. Alcohol: 14.5%

Featured Wines for May – 2018 Crios Torrontes & 2015 Crios Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina

2018 Crios Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina $12

This Torrontes produced by Susana Balbo is a beautiful pale green-yellow. It is medium bodied. On the nose, it is floral, youthful and fresh. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and a great minerality with tangy acidity and notes of fresh grapes. This is a great complement for carry-out Mexican or Asian food. Alcohol: 14%

2015 Crios Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina $13

This blend, also produced by Susana Balbo, is a deep ruby color. It is intense with a complex nose from each varietal: blackberries coming from Malbec, freshly crushed cherries from the Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe black fruits from the Tannat, bell pepper from the Cabernet Franc, and truffles from Merlot. A good choice for meaty carry-outs! Alcohol: 14%