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Upscale Wine Bars in Baltimore

I am looking to take my girlfriends from out of town to a few wine bars next weekend. Where are your favorites? I am thinking around the downtown area, fells point, federal hill, and mt. vernon.

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  1. VNo at the bottom of Ann Street in Fells Point. Weather permitting there is sitting outside. Very nice setting. They have a light menu offering cheese plates, etc.

    1. Not in your geographic area, but Grand Cru at Belvedere Square is very good.

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      1. re: lawhound

        I've been to Grand Cru, you are right they are very good. Perhaps I'm looking for more food and wine than just wine.

      2. How about Corks in Federal Hill?

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        1. re: amethiste

          I really like Corks. The back bar is cosy, and the new menu is very reasonable.

        2. not downtown but theres the new 13.5 Wine Bar in Hampden:
          http://13.5winebar.com/

          1. Not really a wine bar, but their wine list is big and the bar is fun at Cinghiale.

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            1. re: hotel

              Totally agree on Cinghiale. FYI their list is exclusively Italian, but in my opinion it's the most comprehensive Italian cellar in Baltimore. And they have some decent happy hour and Tuesday evening "enoteca" specials (which is good, since their standard prices are somewhat high).

              1. re: hotel

                Agreed. Wine list impressive by any standard, interesting half pours and flights, and served on Reidel stems. Take a look a the list (click on link for PDF):

                http://www.cgeno.com/menu

              2. Is Wine Market still open? I've drank extremely well on the cheap there.

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                1. re: invinotheresverde

                  Yes, it is. Another good option for wine and food!

                  1. re: invinotheresverde

                    I was there last week. Still open and very good.