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October 24, 2007

Wine tastings at Charlotte's

Has anyone been to the weekly wine tasting at Charlotte's on Light Street in Federal Hill?

I've heard it's five wines for $5 on Tuesday nights -- the same deal the Vine used to have before it closed for renovations.

I'm curious to know how wine tastings at Charlotte's compare.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:50 PM | | Comments (3)


The wine tasting is good at Charlottes- with some of the same players involved. I was there last night, and Biff, who used to be down at the Vine, was behind the bar. When I got there just before 10:00, there were probably 40 people total in the place, some in the bar area, and others were listening to a 3 piece jazz band- something that the Vine never could accomodate due to the layout. I think that the intention is to have bands there regularly for the tastings.
There was also a table of assorted cheeses off to one side that was
provided by the Vineyard, the Vine's parent shop.
The wine itself was not bad at all. It was 5 wines from the Hogue vineyard from Washington State. I had had the reisling before, and it was probably the best of the group, but for $5 they were all well worth it. You should check it out.


Sounds pretty sweet.

I'm sold on it.

I really enjoy the wine tasting at Charlotte's each Tuesday. The upscale, yet cozy interior provides an enjoyable environment to sample each weeks wines. Recently, they have improved this event with the addition of a complementary cheese sampling and great live music. I personally cannot believe all this is still only $5 dollars.

In addition to the weekly wine tasting, Charlotte’s recently held an amazing Art Show! It was the first time they had an event of this magnitude and it appeared to be a success. Art was beautifully and professionally displayed from wall to wall and live jazz filled the air throughout the evening; it was quite an experience! I heard several artists that attended the event comment on the great versatility of the space and their interest to display their art as well. The current art will be on display for the rest of the month; it definitely is worth checking out!

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