Is Vino Rosina "affordable?"
Good morning everybody, and welcome to Tuesday.
All the way back on Friday (seems like a year ago, doesn't it?), my review of Vino Rosina appeared in the Live! section.
You remember Vino Rosina, right? It's the new wine bar in Harbor East, run by the same folks who opened the ritzy sandwich shops Rosina Gourmet.
I liked Vino Rosina. A lot. But my review had a couple readers wondering what, exactly, is an "affordable" bottle/glass of wine? ...
Most of the 200-odd bottles of wine fall in the $30-$50 price range. To me, that's affordable, given the surroundings. Being in Harbor East, you should expect all the prices to be a notch above other, less fancy neighborhoods, such as Pigtown (I had to pick on somebody, SoWeBoHemians).
$30, and even $40 for a bottle of wine at a fancy spot like Vino Rosina ain't bad. It might even be -- gasp -- affordable.
Now, maybe it's a stretch to call the glasses of wine "affordable." Most of the three-ounce pours hovered around $4, and most of the six-ounce pours were about $8. Midnight Sunner ryan97ou gave me some grief about this. As I said in the review, all of our three-ounce pours looked to be at least four- or five-ounces. To me, that's a deal.
What do you think?
(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)