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Places for Sangria in Baltimore?

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a70wilson Jul 12, 2007 03:55 PM

I think drink is OK on a chow board? Every summer, I work on my home recipe for both red and white sangria, but I also like to try places out. Usually I am disappointed, so I was hoping to get some new ideas? Some comments that pop to mind (2 bad; 2 good):

Not a big fan of Mezze's sangria - too dry, not sweet or fruity enough
Helen's (done occasionally) - this was last year, but I remember it being to liquor-y

Nasu Blanca - was then in Feb. and even at that time, I think I really liked the red
Little Havana - was there about a month ago, and the red was pretty good

Where do you like the sangria in Charm City (and why)?

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    jes RE: a70wilson Jul 12, 2007 04:10 PM

    Tapas Teatro on Charles St. Reminds me of sangria ive had in Spain.

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      toro head RE: jes Jul 12, 2007 07:45 PM

      I'll second the Tapas Teatro sangria. I have not had the white, but the red is very good.

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        beta RE: toro head Jul 13, 2007 09:00 AM

        I'll third Tapas Teatro's sangria! I haven't had the white either, because I get stuck on the red, which is wonderful.

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          sistereurope RE: beta Jul 13, 2007 09:08 AM

          Tapas Teatro's red is my favorite sangria in town. I just tried the white last week (my husband ordered a glass to try after I demanded that we stick with our usual pitcher of red). The white was surprisingly yummy. Big hunks of melon and pineapple, and I THINK it has some peach brandy in it...very nice!

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      asiege2 RE: a70wilson Jul 12, 2007 04:11 PM

      I had the [red] sangria at Arcos a few times and it was delish! A tad sweet, light with ice cold pieces of apple and not too much citrus -- it was to die for.

      I went back with a date a few months later and they were using a hearty, dry and thoroughly tannic wine and leaving out the sparkly part (ginger ale?). Terrible!

      I'm hoping they've come to their senses and gone back, but I haven't been in a few months.

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        kitchenkiki RE: a70wilson Jul 12, 2007 08:35 PM

        I enjoyed the Sangria at La Tasca in DC. They have a location at Inner Harbor that I imagine is just as good. They feature about a dozen Sangrias (some of which I wouldn't try on a bet).
        I also recommend the fried eggplant with cheese dip, it is out of this world!

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        La Tasca
        722 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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          Hue RE: a70wilson Jul 12, 2007 08:40 PM

          The sangria(red) Tio Pepes is excellent...
          as an aside ..I have never found a good white Sangria
          whiute wines don't have the body I expect in Sangria...but thats just me

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            jrl2929 RE: a70wilson Jul 13, 2007 07:14 AM

            I was at the Wine Market at few weeks ago and they had a sangria. I don't know if they offer it all the time though

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              LGood RE: jrl2929 Jul 13, 2007 09:05 AM

              I am actually sitting at The Wine Market right now and, yes, they offer their sangria year round. Their's tends to be a little less sweet with more of the red wine flavor coming through. Very good.

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              tartuffe RE: a70wilson Jul 13, 2007 10:59 AM

              Tapas teatro. great in both flavors

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