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Jun 18

Eat for the Cause!

I know I’m slacking this week – I’ve been down with a cold (no wine for me!) and trying to make The Switch to a Mac from a PC. It’s not as easy as they make it sound. So forgive me.

A quick post now about the benefit tomorrow in memory of my sister. This one is easy to participate in. You just show up sometime between lunch and dinner and then eat. That’s it. Here’s all the information:

We invite you to come out and eat for our cause! On June 19,
simply take this flyer to the Max & Erma’s Crestview Hills
location. When you order, present the flyer to your server. The Scholarship
Fund receives 20% of every order with an attached flyer.  It couldn’t be

There are a few catches:

  • We need to bring in around $5000 in sales over
    the course of the day to receive the proceeds. So grab your friends, family,
    and co-workers!
  • You may not pass out flyers on Max & Erma’s
    property. Any solicitation automatically forfeits the Scholarship proceeds.
  • You MUST have the flyer in order to qualify for
    the donation.

If you need additional flyers
you may make copies. We want you to share it with your friends!  If you can’t make it, as I
realize the Kentucky location isn’t ideal for everyone, please forward this
on to your friends and family
who might be willing to eat at Max &
Erma’s on Thursday. Every little bit helps a lot!

Max & Erma’s Crestview
Hills is located near the Crestview Hills Town Center at 2905 Dixie Highway,
Crestview Hills, KY, 41017.

Thanks again for your support
and we hope you join us anytime on June 19! It’s time to eat for the cause!

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Jun 13

Featured Cincinnati Wine Events: 6/13-6/19

The lazy and hazy days of summer are definitely here. With that come some great outdoor tastings!

In addition, we have another event for my own charity this week. It couldn’t be easier to get involved this time – all you need to do is eat. On Thursday, June 19, take this flyer to the Crestview Hills location of Max & Erma’s. Give your flyer to your server. Order and eat. That’s it!  The scholarship fund, in memory of my little sister, gets an automatic 20% of any table with that flyer in hand. So help out the Wine-Girl, and go have some cookies & ice cream at Max & Erma’s Crestview Hills.

For the full list of Cincinnati tastings, both one-time and recurring, refer to our Google Calendar on this page. For information on what’s going on in Dayton, you can refer to Mark’s blog at Uncorked.

Tell the retailers we sent you, and have a great weekend!

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Jun 12

The New Summit Restaurant at Cincinnati State

It’s a fun day for news around here – three posts in one day!

The Summit Restaurant has opened at Cincinnati State. I think this is a really cool thing, which is why I’m sharing it. The press release pretty much says it all though, so I’m just pasting it in:

The Summit Restaurant at The Midwest Culinary Institute at
State now serves dinner to
the public. Gourmet dishes are
prepared fresh daily and served by well-trained students under the expert
direction of Executive Chef Matthew Winterrowd, formerly the Chef de Cuisine of
Daveed’s and a Cincinnati State culinary program graduate.

This is no ordinary restaurant. The goal of The Summit is to “entertain,
communicate and educate all those who share an interest in the culinary arts by
combining our passion for fine dining and guest centered service” says Kathleen
Ruppert, spokesperson for The Summit. We serve our guests high quality foods, creatively prepared, and wines at
a very reasonable price. Our culinary and hospitality students get a unique training opportunity
with a top-quality chef and professional Dining Room Manager, Donna Schmitt,
while our guests enjoy a fine-dining experience in a relaxed

The Summit is open Thursday through Saturday
evenings with reservations being taken on the half-hour beginning at
5:30pm. We are available for
private parties and corporate functions. Complimentary valet is available. To make reservations at The Summit, call 513-569-4980
or www.opentable.com.   

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Jun 12

Chateau Thomas Offers Slender, a Sugar Free Wine

Welcome!  You can also view our more recent post where we try a large number of wines – including Slender – at the Chateau Thomas tasting room in Nashville, Indiana.

I have to admit I'm curious about this.

Chateau Thomas is right up the road, really, with a tasting room in Nashville, IN (outside of Columbus, IN) and the winery in Plainfield, IN, close to the Indianapolis Airport. I've visited the Nashville tasting room, but it's been a few years. I remember preferring their wines to another tasting room I visited in Nashville, but that's as specific as I can get.


I can say that my experiences with Indiana wines are as hit and miss as my experiences with Kentucky wines. Some are great; some are (insert fruit of your choice here) fruit juice. So my curiosity is piqued with the announcement of Slender, a new sugar-free wine from Chateau Thomas.

Slender comes in White, Blush, and Red and claims to have no sugar, no carbs, no fats, and no aftertaste. All three are blends and contain Splenda.  If anything, this wine offers a great alternative for people like my mother, who suffer from Type I/juvenile diabetes.

Slender retails for $9.99 and is available at the winery, tasting room, and at several Indiana Crown Liquor stores.

Update: In the comments, Dr. Thomas notes that they have discontinued the wine with Splenda. They now carry "the new Slender wine
which contains Erythritol, a no-calorie, zero glycemic, natural
sweetener which tastes just like dextrose and has no aftertaste.
Erythritol is the same sweetener used in Orbit gum." You can learn more on their web site. This new blend would also work nicely for my mom.

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Jun 12

Jungle Jim’s 3rd Annual BeerFest

Jungle Jim’s is holding their 3rd Annual Beerfest on Friday, June 13. We can’t go and I am so sad – it’s a great price and a great time.


For $30 advance/$35 at the door, you get to enjoy beers from all over the world,  including world-class, gourmet, strong beers. Details on beer brewing and styles are stressed at the
event; it’s a great way to learn more about both the beers and the thoughts behind the brewing. Attendees can
also enjoy live music, non-alcohol drinks, and purchase delicious food

Date: June 13, 2008
Time: 7pm-midnight
Cost: $30 Advance / $35 @ Door
Contact: http://www.junglejims.com or 513.674.6000
Jungle Jim’s Int’l Market
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014

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