If you’re in the mood to have some wine with your dinner (or wine by itself), here are some of the best places to go in and around Baltimore.

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1117 W. 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 889-1064

13.5% won the Best Wine Bar in 2010, according to Baltimore Magazine.  You can enjoy wine by the glass or bottle, and also sample a tasty and affordable meal.  They also have beer and cocktails.

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822 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 547-8282

Cinghiale offers paired wines with each course served in their restaurant.  Their wine list features 50 wines, available by the glass or by the bottle.  On Tuesdays, you can get 50% off all bottle purchases.

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Grand Cru

527 E. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 464-1944

Grand Cru offers wine classes to help beginners develop a taste for wine and to learn which wines go with which entrees.  The website features specific wineries and then offers a tasting of their wines.  Grand Cru is also a wine shop.

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905 S. Ann Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 342-8466

Vino has been recognized by City Paper and Baltimore Magazine as the best wine bar in Baltimore.  Fun activities planned there include a Ravens “wine roost” that occurs every Sunday during a 1 p.m. Ravens game.  Every week, their website highlights a new wine, which is helpful for those trying to acquire a taste for wine.

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The Wine Market

921 E. Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 244-6166

The Wine Market offers a happy hour on Mondays through Thursdays where they offer wine by the glass for $3.  They also periodically offer wine tastings.  Their wine shop features 900 bottles.  The Wine Market also serves lunch and dinner.