Wine Tastings & Events
Vino 301’s wine tastings are informal tours of some of our favorite local wines. These are excellent opportunities to swap notes with fellow wine enthusiasts, savor & enjoy!
Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Hard Rock Cafe
I’m Stuck On You Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Vino 301 Wine Concierge presents a Wine and Chocolate Pairing for you and your love
February 13, 2015
7PM to 9PM
Hard Rock Cafe
(601 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201)
Rock out with us at the Hard Rock Cafe. Learn to swirl, sniff, and sip with the best of them! Vino 301 Wine Concierge will lead you and your love one through a wine tasting and chocolate pairing, with decadent chocolates provided by Baltimore’s own Parfections and a variety of wine from local Maryland wineries.
We have a 2015 DMVino Wine Challenge. We challenge DMVinos to try 100 varietals in 2015. This year we are going to try a pour a different varietal at all of our 2015 Meetups.
VineMeUp Blog and Vino 301 Wine Concierge organized a wine club. If you like, love, or crazy about wine, you should join us. DMVino group was created for people who enjoy wine and are looking for other wine enthusiasts. We are a Maryland based tasting group. DMVino members are called DMVinos, 100 plus members.
DMVinos will tweet about the wine we taste that night. We encourage those who cannot join us to tweet, Facebook, or Instagram about their favorite wine during the event. Pour a glass of your favorite wine, preferably MD wine, tweet and repeat. Upload pictures of your wine or your favorite vineyard. Use #DMVino, #MDwine #MDwinemonthMORE INFO
Chocolate & Wine Tours
Vino 301 Wine Concierge and Parfections presents chocolate tasting and regional Maryland wine tours. Vino 301 Wine Concierge transports you to Parfections store in Cockeysville, MD where the tour begins.
Parfections confection experts lead you through a tasting of handmade gourmet truffles and wine pairing. Delight in tasting truffle flavors like pomegranate & lime, espresso, almond/creme de cacao and so many more. You learn how to pair dry and sweet wines with a variety of flavors.
You are later transported Royal Rabbit Vineyards where you can enjoy in a wine tasting and tour.
Price: $87.00 per person
Dates: 2015 Dates To Be Announced
Wine Tasting & Brunch/ Dinner with Ware House 518
Take a Wine Tasting Class and Enjoy a Sunday afternoon Brunch or Saturday Evening Dinner at Ware House 518
The wine tasting will be conducted by Vino 301—experts on Maryland’s vineyards and wineries—and will guide guests on an exploration of Maryland’s wine regions and culture.
Each package includes:
- Wine-tasting and class
- One bottle of wine
- Two 15-oz. stemless wine glasses
- Two-course dinner or brunch for two
Choose from the following dates:
- Dinner on January 17, 24, or 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Brunch on January 18, 25, or February 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
$79 for a wine-tasting class with dinner or brunch for two ($169 value).
Ware House 518
Ware House 518 boasts an eclectic mix of old and new. The restaurant’s name is a nod to a former occupant—the historical Ware & Co. Furniture—and the decor harkens back to the 1920s, compete with a full list of pre-prohibition-style cocktails. The front window even features a white-hued display of antique-looking bottles and glasses painted by artist Lyla Shlone. But the food is decidedly contemporary. Executive Chef Chris Vocci prepares a menu that highlights Maryland staples, including Rockfish, oysters, and crab cakes, but prepared with a Southern twist. Owner Ezra Tilaye hopes his restaurant will pay homage to the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, saying “Ware House 518 is a salute to the great neighborhood we are in.”
Wine Tasting Parties
You can learn to swirl, sniff, and sip with the best of them. A wine tasting party is a creative way to gather friends and family together to learn about wine and experiment with new or unusual varietals. Vino 301 Wine Concierge will lead you and your friends through a wine tasting in the comfort of your home. Vino 301 Wine Concierge offers:
- Wine Tasting 101: Learn the basics of wine tasting. Get to know the 5 S’s of wine tasting
- Tasting Blind: Your guests will guess the wines’ identity. They have to figure it out by sniffing and sipping
- Aroma Party: Compare scents commonly associated with wine, like cherries and Pinot Noir. Guests can make sense of wine jargon by learning about wine aromas and flavors