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foodissoosexy Aug 17, 2009 02:15 PM

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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    MCinBMore Aug 17, 2009 02:47 PM

    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.

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      lawhound Aug 17, 2009 05:08 PM

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

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        foodissoosexy Aug 17, 2009 07:49 PM

        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. amethiste Aug 17, 2009 08:16 PM

        How about Corks in Federal Hill?

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          KAZ Aug 18, 2009 07:06 AM

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

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          hon Aug 18, 2009 06:20 AM

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

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            hotel Aug 18, 2009 06:41 AM

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

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              bordeauxfan Aug 18, 2009 07:11 AM

              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).

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                chefdilettante Jun 20, 2012 06:14 AM

                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. invinotheresverde Aug 18, 2009 07:22 AM

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

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                  bordeauxfan Aug 18, 2009 07:23 AM

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

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                    foodissoosexy Aug 18, 2009 10:17 AM

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

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                      amykake Jun 19, 2012 08:01 PM

                      Seconded on wine market!

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