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Mar 09

Uncorking a Cure

Uncorkingacure
The Cincinnati International Wine Festival contributes most of its income to charity. But it's not the only way you can experience wine and help a charity this week. Uncorking a Cure launched, in partnership with local vineyard Elk Creek, on Saturday with a wine tasting event. Those events continue throughout the month of March and cost a bit less than the wine festival.

Uncorking a Cure came about after Maria Jung was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer four years ago. Her husband Wayne, Director of Integrated Marketing at local channel 12, started the Uncorking a Cure foundation as a gift for her. Maria and Wayne want to develop a platform to promote awareness, provide
colonoscopies to individuals who cannot afford them and raise funds for a cure for others like Maria, who were not fortunate
enough to have detected colorectal cancer in its early stages.

They developed a love of wine and local wineries as they took short day trips during Maria's recovery. Because they live in Northern Kentucky, there is a strong emphasis on local Kentucky wineries.  You can find a full list of events after the jump.

Visit the Uncorking a Cure web site, or find them on Twitter and Facebook. You can also donate directly to the cause.

THE BLUE RIBBON INITIATIVE WINE TASTING SERIES
presented by
Kroger, Elk Creek Vineyards, The Colon Cancer Alliance & Local 12 WKRC-TV
Wednesdays & Thursdays in March at various Kroger locations:

Wednesday, March 11               Kroger – Walton, KY
Thursday, March 12                  Kroger – Anderson, OH

Wednesday, March 18               Kroger – Hebron, KY
Thursday, March 19                  Kroger – Hyde Park, KY

Wednesday, March 25               Kroger – Union, KY
Thursday, March 26                  Kroger – Kenwood, OH

4–6 pm each day

Proceeds benefit UNCORKING A CURE

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Tasting of three Elk Creek Blue Ribbon Initiative wines in
    the liquor department and sampling of food pairings created by Kroger
    Chefs
  • Local 12 will be on-site
  • All three Elk
    Creek Blue Ribbon Initiative wines will be on sale and representatives
    of the winery will be on hand to answer questions
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