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Mar 09

Uncorking a Cure

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.

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


  • Tasting of three Elk Creek Blue Ribbon Initiative wines in
    the liquor department and sampling of food pairings created by Kroger
  • 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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