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2015 Spring & Summer Chocolate and Wine Tours Schedule

Chocolate and Tours are back!  We are so pleased to announce our 2015 schedule for our most popular tour.  It’s Vino 301 third year partnering with Parfections (Cockeysville, MD). We are excited to provide these tasty and fun tours.  Each year Parfections adds new and delicious truffles and chocolate barks to its menu.  We cannot wait to taste what surprises are in store for us.

The first tour kicks off May 2, 2015.  The Chocolate and Wine Tours will be the first Saturday of every month, except July 4.

Chocolate and wine is the perfect pairing. Vino 301 Wine Concierge and Parfections, Baltimore’s premier chocolatier, presents truffles and chocolate tasting and Regional Wine Tour. Maryland wines are paired with handmade gourmet truffles and chocolate barks.  Vino 301 Wine Concierge will transport you to Parfections store where the tour begins.

  • An assortment of Parfections gourmet truffles and chocolate barks
  • Wine and chocolate pairing instructional
  • Meet the chocolatier
  • Visit to a Maryland vineyard in the Patapsco Valley Region
  • Meet the local winemaker
  • Light snack
  • A collectible wine glass and wine tote bag
  • All tasting fees
  • 15% discount on confections purchased at Parfections on tour day

Register Chocolate and Wine Tour


Hard Rock Offers New, Limited-Time Menu Items through February 14 and Wine and Chocolate Pairing on February 13

BALTIMORE, MD, February 5, 2015 – Celebrate the day of love one day early at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore! On Friday, February 13, 2015, Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore gives guests the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience with Wine & Chocolate Tasting, presented by Vino 301. From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. guests will learn to swirl, sniff and sip with the best of them, while enjoying decadent chocolates paired with wine. A Vino 301 Wine concierge will lead guests through a wine tasting and chocolate pairing, with a variety of wine from local Maryland wineries and decadent chocolates provided by Baltimore’s own Parfections who will be on site to sell chocolates as well. 


Additionally, beginning Monday, February 9, through Sunday, February 14, Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore will offer a Valentine’s Day menu created exclusively for the occasion! Diners will enjoy a brand new trio of sharable appetizers including Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms, Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta and Fire Grilled Sweet & Sticky Chicken Skewers.The cafe will also feature “I Got a Crush on You” beverage options, including Dreaming Tree Crush wine and Hidden Crush Chardonnay wine. For an even sweeter ending to date night, guests can indulge with Hard Rock’s limited-edition Donut Lollipops – vanilla doughnut holes filled with creamy New York cheese cake and served with a side of hand crafted peanut brittle and warm caramel sauce.

About VINO 301 Wine Concierge

Additional Valentine’s Day menu offerings include:

  • Hard Rock’s Grilled Norwegian Salmon – fire grilled Norwegian salmon glazed with sweet and sticky sauce, herb-spiked red potatoes and fire grilled vegetables
  • Cracked Noodles with Roasted Vegetables – artisan pasta tossed in a lemon butter sauce with fire roasted asparagus, peppers, wilted spinach and vine ripened tomatoes
  • Hard Rock’s Surf & Turf – churrasco grilled skirt steak crowned with jumbo shrimp scampi and served with herb-spiked red potatoes and fire vegetables

Additional menu offerings will be released throughout 2015. Guests can stop by Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore to try out the latest items or visit www.HardRock.com/Baltimorefor more information.


What:                                   Wine & Chocolate Pairing presented by Vino 301

When:                                  Friday, February 13, 2015 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 Where:                                Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore (601 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201) 410-347-7625


Admission:                         Tickets cost $25 each.  To register for this event, please visit www.vino301.com.

                                                AGES 21 OR OLDER WELCOME


About Hard Rock International

With a total of 197 venues in 62 countries, including 151 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com

About Vino 301, Wine Concierge

 Vino 301 Wine Concierge is based in Bowie, MD. The company provides guided wine tours to many of Maryland’s vineyards and wineries.  They provide transportation to and from wineries and guests are able to enjoy wine tasting and tours of the vineyard or facilities.  Guests receive a collectible wine and light snack during the tour. Tour guests spend a relaxing afternoon experiencing Maryland’s wine culture.  Often, the tour guests can meet the winemakers during the tours.  It is an invaluable experience, to hear about the wine process from the actual winemaker.


Vino 301 Wine Concierge’s first tour was in April 2013.  Since that time, they have given tours to over 400 people in its first year.  The wine tours going to Baltimore-Harford counties, southern Maryland, and Frederick and Carroll Counties wineries.  Vino 301 wine tours are ideal for friends to get together and enjoy wine.  Many people book group tours for birthdays, corporate outings, or even bachorelette parties.

Chocolate and Wine Tour

Vino 301 makes a stop at Parfections, Truffle Chocolatier, during its wine tours.  Parfections, located in Cockeysville, MD, truffles and chcocolate bark are paired with Maryland wine.  Watch this video of tour group enjoying chocolate truffles during the wine tour. Vino 301 Chocolate and Wine Tasting

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