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Spring Wine Tastings

March 24, 2009

Yeah, we know Baltimore’s history as a beer-loving town, but the next few weeks offer plenty of tasting opportunities for those who love the fruit of the vine. Here is the down and dirty on several:

Where: The Wine Market
921 E. Fort Ave.
What: WineD Up, a tasting of more than 30 wines plus hors d’oeuvres
When: Tuesday, March 31, 6-9 p.m.
How much it’s going to cost you: $29 per person, food and drink included
Extras: Up to 20 percent off selected wine purchased that evening
Contact: (410) 244-6166,

Where: Chesapeake Wine Company
2400 Boston St., No. 112
What: Tuesday wine tastings
When: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; March 24: Syrah Grenache; March 31: Green (organic) wine
How much it’s going to cost you: $25
Contact: (410) 522-4556;

Where: The Wine Source
3601 Elm Ave.
What: Weekly in-store beer or wine tastings
When: Fridays 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 1:30-5:30 p.m.; Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28 the store pours wine from California’s “Rhone Rangers”
How much it’s going to cost you: Free
Extras: There’s usually a bottle discount on wines or beers tasted that day
Contact: (410) 467-7777,

Where: Bin 604
604 S. Exeter St.
What: Big Bad Reds, featuring bold favorites such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Shiraz, and Zinfandel
When: Thursday, April 2, 6-8 p.m.
How much it’s going to cost you: $29
Contact: (410) 576-0444, bin604.con

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