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October 2, 2009

Creating a calendar of wine specials



Along the lines of having you do the work while I vacation in beautiful downtown Evanston, I saved this excellent blog post idea from Trip Klaus until now. Feel free to add suggestions. EL

Recently a friend of mine suggested I start of calendar of wine specials at Baltimore and Ho Co restaurants.

Especially in today's economic climate I find these specials to be an added bonus. Perhaps you could expand my list or have others help, but I think many could be helped. (All below are bottle specials)

Here's what I have: ...

Monday- Wine Market (selected $15 wines)
              Alexandra's Turf Valley (1/2 price)
Tuesday- Bistro Blanc (1/2 price)
              Chingale (1/2 price)
              Serafino's (1/2 price)
              Corks (1/2 price cabernet and steak)
Wednesday- Lee Lynns (1/2 price)
                   Peter's Inn (selected wine specials)
                   Jack's Bistro ($18 selected wines)
Thursday- Victoria's Gastro Pub (1/2 price)

(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun photographer)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 3:53 PM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Wine and Spirits


It's not the city or HoCo but Bluestone in Timonium also has 1/2 wine on Tuesdays

Chameleon Cafe - Wednesday, 20%-50% off bottles of wine.

Prime Rib has one, not sure of days.
B is Tuesday
Sammy's Trat has one, not sure of days.

EL- How ironic your using my suggestion while you are visiting the headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and a "dry" city until 1972. When I first visited Northwestern in 1987 the area was still very "dry".

I welcome any help from the sandbox in putting together this list and hope it helps others plan their meals.

We have a list of 47 Baltimore wine specials here.

Monday night is 1/2 off bottles of wine with dinner at Sotto Sopra.

Thursday- Manor Tavern (1/2 price)

Back when my sidekick and I were all over the coulotte when it was available at The Brewer's Art, they had a nice wine special Sun-Tue that was something like 3-5 bottles available for $17 each. Combine that with the steak and caesar salad and you were getting a lot of bang for your $. Does anyone know if the wine special is still available?

According to the web site, Prime Rib has 1/2 price wine on Sunday.

Cinghiale has wine specials every Tuesday night, but last Tuesday when my husband had a business dinner there, the host ordered an $80 bottle, thinking it would be $40, only to find that the special only applies to the Enoteca part of the restaurant. Caveat emptor!

Don't Know Tavern offers 1/2 price bottles of wine on Tuesday and as well as a bottomless glass of wine every Friday from 4-8pm for only $7.

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