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December 3, 2008

So how was the Silo Point wine tasting?

A week or two back, I blogged about this wine tasting on the 19th floor of the new Silo Point complex. A few MS commenters said they bought tickets and were planning to go to the tasting, which happened last night.

Well now I'm curious: How was it? Were the wines, view and company worth the $15 price tag?   

 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:06 AM | | Comments (6)
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We were there! The spot is pretty damned cool, with views spanning the entire city. They even had telescopes set up...which could've gotten a little creepy.

The wines were decent, and for $15, who am I to complain. The way I'm feeling this morning, however, is a result of the trip to Alexander's Tavern AFTER the wine tasting...

We were there, more because we hadn't been to Silo Point in about 9 months and wanted to see the progress. The views of the city are fantastic and the Style Lounge is very, very cool.

For what it was, $15 for French and Italian wines from The Wine Market, cheese and stuff, and the knowledge that all the proceeds were going to Charity, I think it was pretty cool.

I understand that they sold out at 50 people and had nearly another 50 requests for tickets. It also looks like they may be doing something like this every month with a different charity benefiting at each event.

I went with three other people and took pictures, I'll put those up later. The whole thing was pretty nifty - decent wine, insane views of the city (except for the fact that it's basically industrial complexes completely surrounding it on all sides). Don't think I'll be shelling out 650k for a condo any time soon but the facility is pretty impressive.

Did anyone drop a penny from the rooftop?

Here's a few photos I took: http://www.flickr.com/photos/600block/sets/72157610697583112/

Here's my tiny little gallery from the tasting

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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