If you consider yourself a wine enthusiast, you have found yourself reading just the blog you need. There are incredible wine bars and restaurants all over Annapolis offering amazing wines and food to pair. Check out a few of the most popular places for vino below!
At Cooper’s Hawk, their Wine Club is designed exclusively for those who love to explore, share, and pair new wines with wonderful food and memorable moments. Wine Club Members enjoy access to extraordinary events and partake in one-of-a-kind experiences.
Wine Club Membership brings extraordinary access inside the Cooper’s Hawk experience – starting with receiving monthly wine that is not available to the general public. You also get invited to Friends of Cooper’s Hawk events. These dinners, book signings, wine tastings, and chef presentations are an opportunity to interact with celebrity chefs and sommeliers. These special evenings provide a warm, intimate, and memorable way to expand your knowledge of both food and wine.
Every year, Founder Tim McEnery and Executive Chef Matt McMillin plan epic trips to some of the world’s greatest wine regions, and the itineraries are crafted specifically with our adventure-loving Members in mind. Take time away to live the wine country lifestyle with other members of our Cooper’s Hawk family. Expand your horizons, explore the world of wine and global cuisine, and create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Giolitti’s is a landmark that has been open for business for over 25 years and is a full-service Delicatessen specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. As their returning customers would agree, there is an emphasis on fresh ingredients, value-prices, and a hand-picked curated menu. You can tell, by just looking, that each bottle on the shelf has been selected for a reason. They make sure to taste every wine and never feature a wine they wouldn’t stand behind, further speaking to their personalized service.
On the first Friday of each month, Giolitti’s hosts a fantastic Friday night wine dinner! From either a region or winery, they select four wines and then carefully pair them to four amazing courses with a wine representative on hand to impart wisdom and wine tidbits to all. They have great fun with these evenings, welcoming old friends and making new.
Another great added value is the ability to walk in, grab a bottle off the shelf, and for a $2 corkage fee can sit down and enjoy it with a meal. If you’re shopping around the Towne Centre, their outdoor patio if the perfect place for that midday break! They also have a to-go shelf where you can grab some delicious food on the go.
Bin 201 is Annapolis’s destination for truly exceptional wines, beer, and spirits. They specialize in little known bargain wines, collectible wines, and low yield vintners. Their goal is to make wine enjoyable and accessible to all wine lovers, regardless of their level of experience. For the more seasoned wine drinkers out there, they keep a dynamic inventory of exclusive imports. Every week you will find something new on their shelves.
Bin 201’s Thursday night tastings take you on an informal tour of favorite regions, varietals, pairings, and new discoveries, while the “Meet the Winemaker” series gives an opportunity to meet the wonderful people behind the wine. Sip by sip, month by month, “Girls on Grapes”, an all-women tasting club, meets to examine the world of wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. They also offer ‘Binology’ classes that cover a wide range of topics from the basics of wine tasting to in-depth explorations of wine regions and varietals every Saturday from 2-3:30. In addition, Bin 201’s tasting room can accommodate up to 30 guests if you would like to host your own personalized private tasting party. Join Bin 201 for an afternoon and learn more about all things wine!
Whether you’re looking for a reason to quench your thirst after an afternoon of shopping, or looking to join wine experts for an afternoon and learn more about all things wine, the Annapolis Towne Centre as an option for any wine lover!