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Weird Wine: A Peek Into the Curious World of Maryland Wine

  • Union Collective 1700 W 41st St Baltimore, MD 21211 (map)

The Maryland Wineries Association and Baltimore Magazine invite you to take a peek into the curious world of Maryland wine with a pop-up event featuring some very unique blends from over 20 of our local wine, cider and mead producers.

Wine is typically made from grapes, cider from apples and mead from honey, but some of our Maryland winemakers have been pushing the envelope a bit lately with their craft. Habanero, dragonfruit, coffee, locust blossoms and fish peppers are just some of the odd ingredients you'll find at this event. Some of the grapes used in these wines are unique as well: French-American hybrid grapes, Spanish grapes not typically grown here, and even some Russian varietals only identifiable by numbers and letters! Diving even deeper, some of these wines earned their unique title from the way the wine was processed or fermented—so expect to see pink wines, orange wines...and even a purple wine!

We hope you'll join us as we transform an unfinished space at Union Collective in Hampden into a whimsical wine experience.

General Admission ($35) entitles you to:

Choose 12 wines to sample from 30+ wines

A stemless souvenir glass

A complimentary custom popcorn bar

Weird Wine vinyl sticker

VIP Ticket ($50) entitles you to:

All general admission benefits, PLUS:

Enjoy samples of all 30+ wines

Indulge in a gourmet grazing station of cheese, charcuterie and house-made focaccia from Well Crafted Kitchen

One full-sized glass of wine of your choice

A custom 6-bottle wine tote

Earlier Event: April 27
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Later Event: May 11
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