Vino 301’s 5th Year Anniversary
Happy Anniversary to us! It’s our 5th year anniversary. Thank you for supporting us over the past five years. We have had a great time creating memories with you. We appreciate you and look forward to sharing more laughs, more adventures and a lot of wine. We have new activities planned for you this year.
Giving Back To Our Community
Vino 301 offered discounted tours or events to demonstrate our appreciation in prior years to celebrate our anniversary. This year we are celebrating our anniversary differently. We appreciate you more than ever. We are grateful for you uplifting us, so we want to uplift others. Vino 301 is showing our gratitude by giving back. A dollar from each regional wine tour, Chocolate and Wine tour, and Wine, Beer & Spirits tour ticket sold will be used to purchase food for The Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund this year. The Bowie Pantry provides emergency food and financial aid to residents in Prince George’s County. From Vino 301’s the beginning, we have always expressed our passion for supporting local vintners, farmers and businesses and we are sharing our passion by assisting our community. If you wish to donate food or funds to the Bowie Pantry, visit Bowie Pantry website.
We have a lot instore for you this first half of the year. More wine packages, and tour experiences!!!
February – We are celebrating National Drink Wine Day on February 18. It is a real holiday. This holiday celebrates wine drinkers and everything that is good about wine. It is only right that we observe this national holiday at a wine bar. Vino 301 Wine Concierge is hosting a social at Red, Red Wine Bar(Annapolis, MD) on February 18 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Join us and enjoy wine flights and light hors d’oeuvres. More information, click here.
March – March is Maryland Wine Month. Vino 301 is pairing cheese with Maryland wine. Wine and Cheese tour is a new specialty tour. We partnered with Romano Vineyard and Winery and P.A. Bowen Farmstead. Romano’s finest wines will be paired with P.A. Bowen Farmstead (Brandywine, MD) award-winning raw milk artisan cheeses. This wine tour will take you to Romano Vineyard for the cheese pairing. Your next destination will take you to one of southern Prince George’s County local vineyards (Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards, JaneMark Winery &Vineyard, or Gemeny Winery & Vineyard). More information, click here
April – The girls are out of here! Girlfriends Getaway takes you to Inn Boonsboro (Boonsboro, MD). Spend the weekend at famed novelist, Nora Roberts, bed and breakfast. Girlfriends Getaway is a weekend adventure that includes two-night stay at the Inn Boonsboro, wine tour with lunch, evening happy hours, yoga class, and much more. Stay tuned for more information.
May – Shopping is blooming in May. Sip and Shop is an afternoon of sampling selected fine wines, enjoying delectable appetizers and shopping. W by Worth clothing, high-quality women’s fashions, will be on display for a fun shopping spree – hassle-free with personalized service. More details are coming.
June – Vino 301 is headed for the water in June. We partnered with Atlantic Kayak Company. Take a Twilight Kayak tour along the Mattawoman Creek. There’s nothing more relaxing and engaging than spending time on the water. Leave the crowded streets and bike paths behind, and go on a kayak adventure! Top off your evening with a wine and cheese pairing. More details are coming.
Thank you again for five wonderful years. See you along the wine trails.
February 18 National Drink Wine Day
If you ever read Vino 301’s blog around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays I write about how much I love season and it is my favorite time of the year. The festivities, food and fellowship warms my heart. These are all true statements. But, National Drink Wine Day is MY holiday. It is my Super Bowl, my Oscar night, my Christmas. It is what I do. I DRINK WINE. And, it is what you do too.
National Drink Wine Day is a real holiday. The commencement of the first celebration is undocumented, but over the years it has grown in popularity and practice. In January, I posted the National Drink Wine Day event on Vino 301’s Facebook page encouraging people to join in the celebration. It has been overwhelming how people have positively responded. Over 6,000 people across the United States responded and continue to respond. People posted comments, liked the event, shared pictures, or shared the event with others. Several were surprised National Drink Wine Day existed. Others professed they celebrate the holiday daily.
People are embracing the holiday and organizing events. Happy hours, movie and wine night, and cocktail night are some of the big events being planned. Other plans are little more subdued, like opening a bottle of wine. The great thing about this buzz is that people are comfortable to enjoy wine on their terms. National Drink Wine Day’s goal is to end the perception wine drinking is snobby, and bring the fun back!
Vino 301 has plans of its own. Three activities are planned for next Saturday.
Join us for an in-depth look at pairing reds and whites with everything from soft and gooey Brie, fresh and creamy chevre, aged, and extra-aged cheeses. You’ll never look at cheese the same.
Westminster Wine tour tours vineyards located in Western Maryland. Civil war heritage and Maryland’s farming culture are celebrated in Western Maryland. Preserving this rich history blends well with modern day culture. This mix of old and new can be found in vineyards in this region. Winemakers use new and aged old wine making traditions. You will find that some wines are grown in the Bordeaux style.
Your tasting adventure starts at Linganore Winecellars and Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hop Yard. Linganore Wincellars is one of Maryland’s largest vineyards and home to Maryland’s newest brewery. Vino 301 completes the tour at Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery. Springfield Manor offers fine wines, gin, rum and vodka.
You can register for any of these events on Vino 301’s website. We look forward to celebrating with you. However, if you cannot join us do something fun. Share with us your plans. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page.
Celebrate National Drink Wine Day with vigor, excitement and a glass of wine. Happy National Drink Wine Day!
Vino 301 celebrated National Drink Wine Day last week. And yes, it is a national holiday. National Drink Wine Day is on February 18. We are not sure when it started, but we want to keep it going.
The purpose of the day is to celebrate the fondness of drinking wine, salute the good benefits it gives, and wine’s value in history and relationships. People celebrating this holiday exchange wine bottles with one another. Sharing favorite food recipes is another way the holiday is recognized.
Jamila Guyton, Vino 301 Wine Concierge’s Marketing and Sales Director, discussed celebrating this holiday on Fox 45 – Baltimore, MD on February 18, 2015. Check out the video