Shamrock shake

McDonald's Corp. is making its Shamrock Shake available nationally for the first time.

The minty green milkshake will be available in all 14,000 U.S. restaurants through March 25. The suggested price for the shake is $1.89, although prices will differ by market.

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McCormick shop

Spicemaker McCormick and Company Inc. says it's returning to Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

McCormick says it will open its first retail location, named McCormick World of Flavors, in the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace, steps away from the site of McCormick's former plant and headquarters.

Great for you

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to help its customers figure out what's good for them by adding a new green icon that reads "Great for You" to packaging of some of it's household foods.

The green and white seal, which shows the stylized outline of a human figure with its arms spread toward the sky, is part of a multiyear campaign the world's largest retailer is undertaking to promote healthier products and fight childhood obesity.

Wine of the Week

2010 Abbazia di Novacella 'Stiftskellerei Neustift'

Region: Alto Adige, Italy

Price: About $18

Style: Crisp and bright

What it goes with: Steamed shellfish, vegetable soups, grilled fish.

Celestino Lucin, winemaker for Abbazia di Novacella, an abbey in Italy's Alto Adige region that dates to 1142, is renowned for his white wines. This Sylvaner from the 2010 vintage is no exception.

The grapes are grown on steep hillsides surrounding the abbey. Yields are low. And the result is this complex Sylvaner with a flowery bouquet and mineral undertow. It tastes of honey and pear, and its crisp acidity makes it an ideal food wine.

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