See that Sad Mac? That's where I've spent my week. Only today – Friday – am I finally getting back on track. If you have a Mac, I recommend waiting a month or so – when the new updates come out – before upgrading to Snow Leopard.
And my huge thanks to the guys at the Apple Store who got my Mail up and running again. Sheesh!
My big recommendation for this week happens tomorrow but yes! you can still get a seat! Better yet, it's only $20 AND you get a $5 gift card. Winemaker Alfredo Bartholomaus will be The Party Source, 1-3 pm tomorrow, teaching a Malbec Blending Seminar. I did this last year (and will be there tomorrow). You learn how to blend flavors to make the perfect wine. Or rather, he makes a pretty perfect wine. You (and me)? Well, it's fun to try.
The other thing I want to point out is Restaurant Week. I would have written a post on it, but well, the computer … Greater Cincinnati Independents is sponsoring Restaurant Week Sept 14 – 20. There are 33 locally owned restaurants participating. This differs from the most recent restaurant week, which focused on downtown. This is [almost] better, as it focuses on locally owned places, no matter where in town they're located. Support the little guy! The web site offers all the necessary information.
Remember, all the recurring events, those dependable weekly tastings,
are displayed on our calendar. The one-time events are after the jump.
Saturday, Sept 12
A Walkabout Wine Tasting: Closeout Wines
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
1-3 pm, $10/pp
Napa Values Tasting
7292 Kenwood Road
5-7 pm, $30
A Gourmet Sensation
Lindner Family Tennis Center
Boutique wines from the finest vintners provided by Cutting Edge Selections
Whiskey Tasting provided by Brown Forman Live Entertainment by 2nd Wind
Tickets begin at $200 per person.
To place your reservation, contact Diana Fogel at (513) 865-1617 or Diana_Fogel@trihealth.com
Thursday, Sept 17
2009 Beer Stein Races and Pretzel Toss
A favorite attraction of the Games and deeply rooted in German tradition: Contestants (Mädchens) race a short distance across Fountain Square with two fists full of filled beer steins. The winner is determined not only by the best time, but by the amount of beer left in the steins at the finish line. A second is added onto the contestant’s time for each ounce of beer spilled. Sound easy? The filled steins weigh close to 35 lbs.!
noon – 1 pm
Palace $60 for Two Tasting Menu
The Palace at the Cincinnatian
601 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tasting menu includes choice of 1 salad, and 1 entree per person. Often
might include dessert, amuse bouche, and bonus pastries. Also include
1 bottle of wine.
Make reservations at 513.381.3000
and tell them wine-girl sent you!
O'Bryonville Third Thursday Wine Walk
O'Bryonville Business District
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Sample complimentary wines and refreshments. Local businesses offer extended hours on third Thursday of each month.
Bacchanalian Society Fall Gathering
Fountain Square, Downtown
If you RSVP in advance, you will guarantee your admission and expedite entry into the event
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Benefiting Charity: Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
Friday, Sept 18
Founder's Brewery Tasting
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Michael Bell, Director of Sales, will be here and will have a special draft treat for you along with their great beers.
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