Most Fridays, we attend several of the free retailer tastings in the
area. I pick Kevin up from work, downtown, and we head out. Lately, a lot of our friends have been shocked and amazed that we can find wine tastings every Friday night. (People, read the blog! It’s all there, every Friday morning!) We take what we affectionately call the Northern Ky Wine Trail.
I assume there is a similar trail, or two, or three, on the Ohio side of the river, but we haven’t searched for it yet. (If you know of one, post it in the comments below.)
Our trail is after the jump …
A Google Map of our Northern Ky Wine Trail is here. Green displays the trail inside the I-275 loop, blue is including Hebron on I-275.
2. Liquor Direct – Covington
670 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011
3. Cork n Bottle
501 Crescent Ave, Covington, KY 41011
4. Kroger Liquor Store – Ft. Mitchell
2156 Dixie Highway
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
5. Cork N Bottle
2446 Anderson Rd (Buttermilk Pike location)
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
The Liquor Cabinet
1900 North Bend Road
Hebron, KY 41048
Most of these folks also hold tastings on Saturday afternoons. On
Saturdays, however, you have to remove Kroger and substitute the
tasting at Party Town on Turfway Road. Of course, you can also do the
trail in reverse, depending on where you want to end up. We currently
live near Buttermilk Pike, so we start in Ft. Thomas. We’re probably
moving to the Ft. Thomas side later this year, so then we’ll start in
Hebron and work our way back.
Depending on time and mood, we might skip the Cork n Bottle
tastings. We’re getting to know the folks at Liquor Direct pretty well,
which is why they rarely get dropped from our travels.
Now you know where to find us almost every Friday after work. It’s
funny though. We’re not the only ones to hit the trail. We often see
several of the same folks, every week, at multiple locations. Tasting
is one of the great ways to try wines you might not normally get to
taste. This is free – why not?
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