This 10-day, wine-focused promotion is being spearheaded by Downtown Partnership and will be observed Feb. 22 through March 3.
Downtown Partnership is a non-profit corporation working to create a cleaner and safer downtown and increase public and private investment in the area.
Participating restaurants are offering special menus featuring wine pairings, wine dinners, cellar raids, classes, happy hour specials, and other events.
Wit & Wisdom is presenting a series of exciting affairs, including a cellar raid “Wine of the Day”. Sommeliers will select a different wine, not usually offered by the glass, for guests to taste for a special price. The wine selected each day will be announced via twitter (@WitWisdomTavern).
The restaurant is also offering two classes.
“How to Taste like a Pro” will be hosted on Feb. 23. Sommeliers will introduce the concept of tasting wine (what to look for, how to smell, and how to swirl and sip). Guests will also enjoy six tastings from Wit & Wisdom’s current wine list, along with hors d’oeuvres.
“Beyond the Pages: Navigating a Wine List” will be hosted on March 2. Sommeliers will show guests how to navigate a restaurant wine list, offering tips and tricks on what to look for and how to select the right bottle.
If you prefer a glass of bubbly, try Vino Rosina’s Feb. 24 sparkling flight. It will include Baron de Breban Cremant de Provence and Francois Montand brut Rose Gascogne.
The Baltimore Winter Wine Celebration was likely scheduled to coincide with another important wine event – Open That Bottle Night. Nationally recognized, Open That Bottle Night is celebrated on the last Saturday of February. This year, the event will be observed on Feb. 23.
Two columnists from the New York Times, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, invented Open That Bottle Night to celebrate friends, family, and memories. It is your yearly opportunity to drink that wine that is otherwise simply too important to open.
“Whether it’s the only bottle in the house or one bottle among thousands, just about all of us have that very special wine that we always mean to open, but never do,” Gaiter and Brecher say. “On Open That Bottle Night, thousands of bottles all over the world are released from prison and enjoyed.”
Click here to access a list of restaurants participating in the Baltimore Winter Wine Celebration.