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Aug 17

Cincinnati Wine Events 8/17 – 8/23

StadiumSeptember is coming up on us rapidly. Where did the summer go? Most of the local wineries, like Harmony Hill and Kinkead Ridge, close their tasting rooms at the end of summer. If you haven’t made the trip yet, it’s time to check out the vinifera offered by our local vintners. Check out our maps of local wineries in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky and plan your day.

Party Source has two interesting events this week. On Saturday, they are having an Open House of sorts. It’s from Noon – 5 pm, and includes free samplings of just about everything. On Monday, they have another free event, with beer master Greg Koch from Stone Brewing Company. Both events are walk-in whenever and the beer event occurs over the lunch hour. It’s a shame they don’t still have that excellent deli. What a great lunch break that would be!

As usual, it’s a big list of events, so we’ve compiled it on one page for your reading pleasure. (For information on Dayton, you can refer to Mark’s blog at Uncorked.) If you know of tastings or events that we missed in the Cincinnati area, or if we have incorrect information, please email us and we’ll add it to the list.

You may note that the tastings in KY are mostly free, and the tastings in Ohio charge at least .25. It’s illegal for a retailer to give alcohol away in Ohio, so they charge you, but many times it’s a nominal fee.

Tell them we sent you, and happy tasting!

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Cheers!

Map IconFRIDAY 8/17

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular tastings
6:30-8:30 pm

Bigg’s Fresh at Skytop Pavilion – Beechmont
5218 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513.231.0606
Spanish Traditions: Cava and Sherries
Appetizers included.
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $5

Bigg’s Hypermarket – Mason
9600 Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
513.459.8809
Spanish Traditions: Cava and Sherries
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $5 

Bridgetown Finer Meats & Wine Shop
6139 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248
513.574.3900
General wine tasting
4-7 pm, $5

Chateau Pomije Wine Bar & Store
2021 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.871.8788
On the deck, weather permitting
Casual Fridays
5:30-8:30 pm, $15/ 5 wines

Christian Moerlein Findlay Market Ale Haus
Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine
Debut of the Oktoberfest Marzen Brew
4–9 pm

Cork-n-Bottle
Two locations:
501 Crescent Ave, Covington, KY 41011
859.261.8333
2446 Anderson Rd (Buttermilk Pike location),
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
859.341.9600
Casual tastings
4 – 8 pm, Free

Harmony Hill Vineyards
2534 Swings Corner/Point Isabel Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513.734.3548
Tastings and live music
5-9 pm

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
3 pm – 11 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each
Reservations required: 5-9 pm

Jungle Jim’s
Oscar Event Center
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
513.674.6000 x7
Blind Beer Tasting
7–9 pm, $25
Reservations required.

Kroger Liquor Store – Ft. Mitchell
2156 Dixie Highway
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
859.331.0078
General Tasting
5-7 pm, Free

Kroger – Miami Township
6388 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike
Cincinnati, OH
513.697.4800
General Tasting
5-8 pm, .25/pour

Kroger – Montgomery
9939 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
513.793.6451
General Tasting
4 -7 pm, .25/pour

Liquor Direct Covington 
670 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011
859.291.2550
Brown Bag Tasting (Blind Tasting)
4-8 pm, Free

Liquor Direct Ft. Thomas
90 W. Alexandria Pike
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
859.781.8105
Chilean Wines
4-8 pm, Free

Little Sonoma
6078 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.942.WINE
Wine Tasting: Beautiful Blends
5–8 pm, $10 
Reservations requested.

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Midnight at the Oasis
Sponsored by/Benefits People Working Cooperatively
4612 Paddock Road
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Eqyptian themed wine tasting and party with snacks and live music by One World.
5:30 – 8:30 pm, $10 + 2 bottles of Italian Pinot Grigio
Reservations required.

Piazza Discepoli
5872 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247
513.923.1300
AND
23 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.6611
Wine Tastings
5 pm, $7

River’s Bend Wine & Spirits
6052 South State Route 48
Maineville, OH 45039
513.494.9420
Casual Tastings
5–8 pm, $TBD

Spirits of Madeira
6917 Miami Avenue
Madeira, OH 45243
513.561.2702
Raymond Vineyards
5–7 pm, $1/sample

Stonebrook Winery
6570 Vineyard Lane
Camp Springs, KY 41059
859-635-0111
Kentucky wines
5-9 pm, $8 (includes 6 wines and a souvenir glass)

The Liquor Cabinet
1900 North Bend Road
Hebron, KY 41048
859-586-9270 
Regular Tasting
4-8 pm, Free

The Wine C.A.R.T
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.WINE
Rhone Rangers
5:30-11 pm, $10/5 wines

The Wine Cellar
1101 St. Gregory Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.241.9009
Weekly Wine Tastings
7:30 pm

The Wine List
7731 Tylers Place Blvd
West Chester, OH
513-755-3300
Casual Tastings
Friday afternoons, .25 per taste

The Wine Merchant 
3972 Edwards Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
513-731-1515
Wine Bar Tasting: 10 wines
4–6 pm, .50/taste

The Wine Store
9905 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
513.984.9463
Wine Bar Tasting
4–7 pm, .50/taste

Wine World
7737 Five Mile Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513.232.6611
Sauvignon Blancs and Syrahs
6–7:30 pm, $10


Map IconSATURDAY 8/18

Bigg’s: Hyde Park
3872 Paxton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
513.619.5454
Beer Tastings & Wine Tastings
1-4 pm, .25/pour

Bridgetown Finer Meats & Wine Shop
6139 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248
513.574.3900
General wine tasting
1-5 pm, $5

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.639.2950
Designer TODD OLDHAM comes to the Cincinnati Art Museum
3–5 pm, Booksigning, Wine & Cheese Reception

Cincinnati Wine Warehouse
6611 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
513-272-2666
General tastings: refer to web site for themes and cost
1-4 pm

Christian Moerlein Findlay Market Ale Haus
Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine
Debut of the Oktoberfest Marzen Brew
10 am-9 pm

Cork-n-Bottle
Two locations:
501 Crescent Ave, Covington, KY 41011
859.261.8333
2446 Anderson Rd (Buttermilk Pike location),
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
859.341.9600
Casual tastings
1-5 pm, Free

Dilly Deli
6818 Wooster Pike
Mariemont, OH 45227
513.561.5233
Saturday wine tastings
12-3 pm, .50/taste

Harmony Hill Vineyards
2534 Swings Corner/Point Isabel Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513.734.3548
Live music 2-6 pm
Tastings and self-guided tour, 12-6 pm
This Saturday is a special tasting day. Dog Lovers Wine Tasting, benefitting the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati.

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
11 am – 11 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each
Reservations required: 5-9 pm

Hyde Park Gourmet Food and Wine
2707 Erie Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.533.4329
Best cellars
2-5 pm, .50/pour

Kinkead Ridge Estate Winery
904 Hamburg Street
Ripley, OH 45167
931.392.6077
Tasting room open for summer
Tastings, 11 am – 5 pm

Lakeside Vineyard & Winery
3324 State Route 756
Felicity, OH 45120
513.876.1810
Open for tastings, sales & tours
7 Wines available
12–9 pm, .50/taste or $3/flight

Liquor Direct Covington 
670 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011
859.291.2550
Chilean Wines
12-4 pm, Free

Liquor Direct Ft. Thomas
90 W. Alexandria Pike
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
859.781.8105
Brown Bag Tasting (Blind Tasting)
12-4 pm, Free

Little Sonoma
6078 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.942.WINE
Casual tasting: Blended Wines from Around the World
3–6 pm, $5/4 wines

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Party Town
6823 Burlington Pike (at Turfway)
Florence, KY 41042
859.371.4466
Casual tastings
3-5 pm, Free

Piazza Discepoli
7754 Camargo Road
Madeira, OH 45243
513.561.6956
Wine Tastings
12 pm, $7

Stonebrook Winery
6570 Vineyard Lane
Camp Springs, KY 41059
859-635-0111
Kentucky wines
1-6 pm, $8 (includes 6 wines and a souvenir glass)

The Liquor Cabinet
1900 North Bend Road
Hebron, KY 41048
859-586-9270
Regular Tastings
2-6 pm, Free

The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
859.291.4007
Saturday Sampling Soiree
Open House: Tastings of food, wine, beer, and spirits
12–5 pm, Free
No reservations necessary.

The Wine C.A.R.T
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.WINE
Blind Tastings: Simply Chardonnay
6–9 pm, $10–$12/pp

The Wine List
7731 Tylers Place Blvd
West Chester, OH
513-755-3300
Casual Tastings
Saturday afternoons, .25 per taste

The Wine Store
9905 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
513.984.9463
Wine bar tasting
1–6 pm, .50/taste

Woodstone Creek Winery & Distillery
3641 Newton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
513.569.0300
Sample 16 wines. Includes dry to sweet varietals, mead, port, and keepsake wine glass.
Noon – 5 pm, $8


SUNDAY 8/19

Christian Moerlein Findlay Market Ale Haus
Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine
Debut of the Oktoberfest Marzen Brew
10 am-5 pm

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Party Town
6823 Burlington Pike (at Turfway)
Florence, KY 41042
859.371.4466
Casual tastings with JP
3-5 pm, Free

Stonebrook Winery
6570 Vineyard Lane
Camp Springs, KY 41059
859-635-0111
Kentucky wines
1-6 pm, $8 (includes 6 wines and a souvenir glass)


MONDAY 8/20

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
5-9 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
859.291.4007
Special Event: Stone Brewing Company’s Greg Kock
Sampling 4 microbrews from Stone Brewing
Noon-1:30 pm, Free
Located in the Party Source’s Beer Alley


TUESDAY 8/21

Argentine Bean
2875 Town Center Blvd
Crestview Hills Town Center (by Dillards)
Crestview Hills, KY
859.426.1042
Wine Tastings
7 pm, $18
Reservations recommended.

Bronte Cafe at Joseph-Beth
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.731.7770 x145
Corks & Courses: 4 course meal with paired wines
3rd Tuesday of each month
7 pm, $39.95/person or $350/table of 10
Reservations required.

City Cellars
908 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH
513.621.9463
Regular discussions & tastings
5:30 pm, $6
Reservations requested.

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
Winemaker’s tasting
5 – 9 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each

Iron Horse Inn Monthly Wine Dinners
40 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.4787
1st Saturday of each month, 7 pm
3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
$60 per person, all inclusive
Reservations required.

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

The Wine C.A.R.T
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.WINE
Samplings from Uncorked Bottles
12–9 pm, $3–$8/pour


WEDNESDAY 8/22

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular Tasting
6:30-8:30 pm

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
5-9 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week.

One Restaurant & Lounge
202 West Main Street
Mason, OH 45040
513.336.0042
Wine & Tapas Tasting
$25, 6 pm
Reservations required.


THURSDAY 8/23

Bigg’s: Hyde Park
3872 Paxton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
513.619.5454
Chocolates & Red Wines
6:30-8:30 pm, $5/person

Cork-n-Bottle
Two locations:
501 Crescent Ave, Covington, KY 41011
859.261.8333
2446 Anderson Rd (Buttermilk Pike location), Crescent Springs, KY 41017
859.341.9600
Casual Tastings
5-8 pm, Free

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Swiss Wine Festival
Ogle Riverfront Park
100 Ferry Street
Vevay, IN 47403
800.435.5688
Runs through Sunday, August 26

The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
859.291.4007
Best of the Party Source
with Jay Erisman
$20/pp, 6–8 pm

The Wine Store
9905 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
513.984.9463
Spanish D.O. Priorat
7 pm, $40
Reservations required.


UPCOMING EVENTS: MAKE RESERVATIONS SOON!

August 24
ALS Benefit: Stompn’ Grapes
Miller Gallery
2715 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.871.4420
Raffles and wine tastings with Hyde Park Gourmet Food & Wine
Benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
7–9 pm, $25
Reservations requested.

Daveed’s
934 Hatch Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.721.2665
Girl’s Night Out
Martinis and wine, shopping for handbags, jewelry, and accessories with Elizabeth’s Closet
6–8 pm
Reservations required.

Marble Hill Chocolatier Boutique
1989 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.0888
Summer Celebration
7 chocolates paired with wine
9–11 pm, $38
Reservations required.

Swiss Wine Festival
Ogle Riverfront Park
100 Ferry Street
Vevay, IN 47403
800.435.5688
Runs through Sunday, August 26

Taste of Blue Ash
Blue Ash, OH
National entertainment, wine, and food from numerous vendors
Friday – Sunday: Friday 6–11 pm, Sat noon-11 pm, Sun noon-9 pm
Free plus cost of food & drink.

Wines & Chimes Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Bell Event Center
444 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.772.3550
Sponsored by Southwest Ohio Chapter of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
6–10 pm, 75/couple or $40 individual, $25 designated driver
Reservations required.

August 25
Dayton Alefest
Carillon Historical Park
Dayton, OH
Charitable craft beer festival showcasing the finsest beer style of the world in an educational, responsible, and enjoyable fashion.
Over 250 craft-brewed ales & lagers
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of.

Stonebrook Winery
6570 Vineyard Lane
Camp Springs, KY 41059
859-635-0111
Winery Dinner
6:30 pm, $20/person
Reservations required.

August 27
Argentine Bean
2875 Town Center Blvd
Crestview Hills Town Center (by Dillards)
Crestview Hills, KY
859.426.1042
Meet the WineMaker Wine Tasting: Medrano & Tierra Brisa Argentine Wines
7–9 pm, $18
Reservations recommended.

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Theatre Program
Patricia Corbett Theatre
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
800.594.8499
Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting during opening reception
Sponsored by CityBeat; benefits Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids
7 pm, $25 at the door, $20 in advance

August 29
Chateau Pomije
2021 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.871.8788
Italian Wines
$25, Call for reservations.

August 30 (Michelle & Kevin’s Wedding Anniversary!)
River’s Bend Wine & Spirits
6052 South State Route 48
Maineville, OH 45039
513.494.9420
Beer Tasting with Rick Debar of Barrel House Brewing Company
6:30–8 pm
Reservations required.

August 31
La Petite France
3177 Glendale-Milford Road
Evendale, OH 45241
513.733.8383
Taste of France Monthly Wine Dinner
Last Friday of each month
Includes a 3-course menu and aperitif from the featured region
Reservations required.

Sept 1
Iron Horse Inn Monthly Wine Dinners
40 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.4787
1st Saturday of each month, 7 pm
3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
$60 per person, all inclusive
Reservations required.

Sept 2
Drees Pavilion
790 Park Lane
Covington, KY 41011
859.431.2577
Fireworks Party, sponsored by the Behringer-Crawford Museum
Transportation, food, wine, beer, games, silent auction, view of fireworks
6–10 pm, $95/adults, $25 children

Sept 7
Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant
11069 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45252
513.385.9309
A Dance in the Vineyard
Food & drink available. Music by Ruckus.
7 pm – 11 pm, Admission Free.

Sept 8
A Gourmet Sensation
Benefits Hospice of Cincinnati
Lindner Family Tennis Center
5460 Courseview Drive
Mason, OH 45040
513.745.1621
Culinary display by 20 local, national, and int’l chefs, food & wine tastings
7–10 pm, $175
Reservations required.

Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant
11069 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45252
513.385.9309
Art Festival and Wine Tasting
noon-10 pm, Admission Free.
Also Sunday, Sept 9, 1–7 pm

Sept 13
Bacchanalian Society
Wine Tasting
7–10 pm
More information to come.

Sept 18
Bronte Cafe at Joseph-Beth
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.731.7770 x145
Corks & Courses: 4 course meal with paired wines
3rd Tuesday of each month
7 pm, $39.95/person or $350/table of 10
Reservations required.

Iron Horse Inn Monthly Wine Dinners
40 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.4787
1st Saturday of each month, 7 pm
3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
$60 per person, all inclusive
Reservations required.

Sept 20
Grand Tasting of East and West

Benefits the American Diabetes Association
Manor House
Magnolia Room
7440 Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
513.759.9330 x 6669
6:30–9:30, $175/couple, $100 single
Reservations required.

September 22–23
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Fifth Street/Fountain Square Area
Downtown

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