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Feb 15

Cincinnati Wine Events 2008: 2/15 – 2/21

MusichallHappy President’s Day! Happy Leap Year! Alright, there are no real holidays coming up. Think of it as a break, following on the heels of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. For Kevin and I, this is the last week before we take off for Texas. We’re presenting on technology at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference in San Antonio. That also means that this is the last Friday post for a couple of weeks. We’ll be gone on the 22nd and we won’t make it back in time for me to get a post out on the 29th. So pay attention to those upcoming events. Now they’re important!

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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Download 021508.pdf (An easy-to-print PDF of all the events in this blog post)

Per usual, the Friday image comes from our friends at CincyImages.

Follow the "Continue reading" jump at the bottom for Friday – Thursday tastings. Upcoming events are listed at the end.

Cheers!

 

Map IconFRIDAY 2/15

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular tastings
6:30-8:30 pm
Reservations required by e-mail at awakenings@cinci.rr.com

Bigg’s Fresh at Skytop Pavilion – Beechmont
5218 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513.231.0606
Regular tasting
Appetizers included.
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $5
Read our review of this location!

Bigg’s Hypermarket – Mason
9600 Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
513.459.8809
Regular tasting
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
Casual Fridays
5:30-8:30 pm, $15/ 5 wines

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

Health & Wellness Expo
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road
Sharonville, OH 45246
513-617-7266
Local vendors, food, wine tasting, giveaways and raffles
10 am – 6 pm, Free

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 International Market
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
513.674.6000 x 6170
Beer Tasting: Stone Brewing
7–9 pm, $25/pp
Call for reservations.

Kroger – Blue Ash
4100 Hunt Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
513.793.1693
Premium Wine Tasting
$10, 6:30–8 pm

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
Napa Valley Wines
4-8 pm, Free

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

Little Sonoma
6078 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.942.WINE
Italian Wines
7:00 pm, $20
Reservations recommended.

Marble Hill Chocolate Lounge
1989 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513-321-0888
Friday Night Flights: Wine & Chocolate Pairings
5–10 pm, $TBD

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

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

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

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

The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
859.291.4007
Girls Night Out: A Girls Guide to Cocktails
6–8 pm, $30 (Includes a $cocktail shaker)
Reservations required.

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
4–7:30 pm, .50 per taste

The Wine Merchant
3972 Edwards Road
Hyde Park, OH
513.731.1515
Wine Bar Tasting
4–6:30 pm, .50/taste
Reservations required.

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

Wine C.A.R.T.
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.9463
Sample 4–8 wines with appetizers
5–11 pm, $12

Wine World
7737 Five Mile Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513.232.6611
European Reds
6:00–7:30 pm, $10


Map IconSATURDAY 2/16

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular tastings
5–10 pm
Reservations required by e-mail at awakenings@cinci.rr.com

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

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
1-4 pm, Free

Dilly Deli
6818 Wooster Pike
Mariemont, OH 45227
513.561.5233
Saturday wine tastings
1–4 pm, .50/taste

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

Kroger – Blue Ash
4100 Hunt Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
513.793.1693
Wine Tasting
2–4:30 pm, .50/taste

Liquor Direct Covington 
670 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011
859.291.2550
South African Wines
2–6 pm, Free

Liquor Direct Ft. Thomas
90 W. Alexandria Pike
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
859.781.8105
Napa Valley Wines
2–6 pm, Free

Little Sonoma
6078 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.942.WINE
Casual tasting: Italian Wines
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
Regular Wine Tastings with JP
Beer Tastings with Joe
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, $5 (includes 5 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 Wine List
7731 Tylers Place Blvd
West Chester, OH
513-755-3300
Wine Tasting from Around the World
1 pm – 6 pm, .50 per taste

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

Wine C.A.R.T.
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.9463
Sample 4–8 wines with appetizers
all day, $10

Woodstone Creek Winery & Distillery
3641 Newton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
513.569.0300
Tastings: Includes wine glass, crackers, and chocolate pairings
1–5 pm, $8–10

 


SUNDAY 2/17

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular tastings
5–10 pm
Reservations required by e-mail at awakenings@cinci.rr.com

Chart House Wine Dinner
5–Course Meal All-Inclusive
Sponsored by Danny Gold
405 Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071
859.261.0300
6 pm, $100/pp
RSVP via email

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
Casual Tastings: Aisle 6-B
1-4 pm, Free

Party Town
6823 Burlington Pike (at Turfway)
Florence, KY 41042
859.371.4466
Regular 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 2/18

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


TUESDAY 2/19

20 Brix
101 Main Street
Milford, OH 45150
513.831.2749
Regular tastings
6–7:30 pm
Reservations recommended.

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

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

Polo Grille
5035 Deerfield Blvd
Deerfield Towne Center
Mason, OH
Wine Divas Class
$60/session
To register, call 513.605.4700 x 19
or email winedivas@tavernrestaurantgroup.com
See our write-up of these classes here.
Series 1: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11
Series 2: 1/15, 2/19, 3/18
Take one class or an entire series.

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 2/20

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.

 


THURSDAY 2/21

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular tastings
6:30–8:30 pm
Reservations required by e-mail at awakenings@cinci.rr.com

Bigg’s: Hyde Park
3872 Paxton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
513.619.5454
Regular Tastings
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

River’s Bend Wine & Spirits
6052 South State Route 48
Maineville, OH 45039
513.494.9420
Bock Beer Tasting
6:30–8 pm, $15/pp
Reservations required.

The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
859.291.4007
Spirits Tasting: Cognac and Armagnac: A Primer on French Brandies
6–8 pm, $20
Reservations required.


UPCOMING EVENTS: MAKE RESERVATIONS SOON!

Feb 26
Wine Dinner
In Cahoots
Sponsored by the
Association for Affordable Good Food & Wine
and The Wine Store
513.984.9463
Reservations required.

Feb 27
Guenther’s Stead & Seafood House

7886 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.777.8880
Wine Dinner
with Little Sonoma
$40 + tax and gratuity
Reservations required.

Feb 28
Allure Restaurant
8300 Market Place Ln
Cincinnati, OH
513.891.0107
Wine Dinner sponsored by River’s Bend Wine & Spirits
Call store for details (513.494.9420)
Reservations required.

Mar 1
MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
Bubbles from Around the World
5 pm, $60/pp
Reservations required.

River’s Bend Wine & Spirits
6052 South State Route 48
Maineville, OH 45039
513.494.9420
Super Saturday Tasting: Wine & Beer Flights, Gourmet Cheeses
1st Saturday of each month
4–6 pm, $5/flight

Mar 7
Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship Fund
Benefit to create and support the scholarship
in memory of Michelle’s little sister (yes, folks, my sister)
Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction
(Including some wine donated from private cellars and Party Source)
Briarwood Reception and Banquet Hall
2134 Petersburg Road
Hebron, KY
http://www.klpscholarship.org
7-11 pm, $20

March 26
Winemaker’s Dinner @
Vito’s Cafe
654 Highland Ave # 29
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
859.442.9444
Sponsored by Danny Gold
With Belle Vallee Wines
5-Course Dinner with Paired Wines
6 pm, $100/pp
Reservations required.
RSVP to Danny AND to Vito’s Cafe.

March 28–29
Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Cincinnati Convention Center
Watch for Tickets to go on sale!

April 9 – April 12
WCET Action Auction
Watch for the Wine Night –
You can get some great deals on wine and help a good cause!

 

 

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