Next weekend is a big weekend in the Cincinnati wine world. There is the International Wine Festival, with dinners that start on Thursday evening. Grand tastings are held on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening. If you can’t make it to the Wine Festival, there are still a lot of great tastings going on in the area. In particular, Liquor Direct in Ft. Thomas is having a special session.
John Erickson, the regional manager for Wimbledon Wines (wines such as Cycles Gladiator, Hahn Estates, Calistoga Cellars, Mettler
and others), will be in the Ft. Thomas store on Saturday, March 24th. He’ll be doing a free seminar using several of his wines. These wines will be featured during the regular 12-4 tasting, but a formal seminar will begin at 1:30 pm. There are about 30 seats available, plus standing room. Even better, the tasting is open to the public and free. According to Kevin Keith, the wine guy for Liquor Direct, John is informative and entertaining.
This is the first time Liquor Direct has hosted an event like this and Kevin & I have already reserved our seats. For more information or to claim your seat, contact Liquor Direct Ft. Thomas at 859-781-8105. The store is located at 90 Alexandria Pike, right off 471 in Ft. Thomas, KY.
Liquor Direct has also updated their web site recently. Kevin Keith provides continuing wine education for the staff, which includes occasional "quizzes" and assignments. The web site now offers staff journals, which are wine reviews, or explorations, written by the staff as one of those assignments. The web site also offers a Blogs page, linking to several local and national blogs (thanks for the link guys! Much appreciated!).
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