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Nov 28

Holiday Tasting TODAY: Dep’s Fine Wines

Folks, I had no idea. I figured this would be next week, and thanks to the Flu-That-Won’t-Go-Away, I’ve been sort of out of touch lately.

GET YOURSELF TO DEP’S TODAY!
(Dep’s – formerly known as Liquor Direct.)

It’s their annual holiday tasting and the table is always loaded down with some pretty expensive stuff. This is your opportunity to taste the stuff you normally wouldn’t, because it’s a recession and you can’t afford it. I look forward to this tasting all year.

(Usually they email me and say, “Please promote this.” They didn’t this time, so I missed it. My apologies.)

Today’s tasting hours are 2-6 pm. There will be different wines in Fort Thomas and Covington. Tastings are free.

After this weekend, Dep’s will pause their weekend tastings until January, when hopefully they’ll send me an email and let me know they’ve restarted. (Then I can tell you.)

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Nov 27

Featured Cincinnati Wine Events: Nov 28 – Dec 4

Welcome!  What do you think of our new home? We have a new host and a new platform (WordPress). Please have patience as we’ll still probably be tweaking some of the technical things here and there over the next few weeks. If the web site is, for some reason, an absolute disaster in your browser, please let us know!

There are a lot more vines and butterflies and clouds, and even a footer at the bottom. All of this great design comes to you from the mad design skills of John Rizzo of 520Red. He also put together a matching set of business cards for me, amongst other things. Great, yes?

Have you spent the morning shopping? Fighting crowds? I did. It’s time for some wine.
The holidays are starting, which means tastings are being cut back as retailers focus on actually selling you things instead. But we do have a big weekend. Don’t forget you can avoid malls and enjoy the Ohio Valley Barrel Sampling Tour on Saturday, which includes Harmony Hill, Kinkead Ridge, Woodstone Creek, Burnet Ridge, and Henke. Elk Creek Vineyards [client] is also having a blow-out sale, with live music, art, and crafts at their winery and sale prices at all of their retail locations.

Life Magazine: 1952

Life Magazine: 1952

Start paying attention to your calendar. Not this weekend, but next weekend, you’ll start to see your regular shops, like Dilly Deli & Cafe, Party Town, and Dep’s Fine Wine & Spirits, having some amazing holiday tastings. These blow-out tastings usually happen right before they stop offering regular tastings before they stop offering regular weekend events to focus on Christmas shoppers.

Remember, all the recurring events, those dependable weekly tastings, are displayed on our calendar. The one-time events are after the jump.

For information on what’s going on in Dayton, you can refer to Mark’s blog at Uncorked.

Local Wine Tasting Event Calendar

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Nov 25

Wine-Girl.net’s Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner Redux: Host and Hostess Edition

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This week, Kevin and I are having a virtual (er, imaginary) Thanksgiving dinner (redux) with some of our wine friends. Monday, our retailer buddies arrived, with some amazing wine favorites in tow. Tuesday, the local wine bloggers dropped by. Today you get our own choices – just a couple of wines that we think might complement a Thanksgiving meal.

As you may have noticed this week, there is no right or wrong for a Thanksgiving wine. Drink what you like, just like your local wine bloggers and retailers.

After the jump, find our own Thanksgiving pairings.

Originally posted on Nov 26, 2008

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Nov 24

Calling the URL Moving Truck …

Moving Our Site

We’re moving from Typepad to WordPress on Thanksgiving. That means the blog might be unavailable on Thanksgiving, and if things go poorly, on Black Friday as well. I will do my best but tech issues are tech issues and well … It may also disrupt your RSS feed.

There is a backup plan: you’ll still be able to access the site at http://writegirl.typepad.com/wine. Ideally, you won’t have to do that, and ideally, you’ll be able to always use Wine-Girl.net.

When we launch the new blog, you’ll notice the design is more complete than it is currently, more vines and clouds and butterflies and such … for this you can thank the wonderful amazing design skills of John @ 520Red. Hire him. He designed “cartoon me” and all of her derivatives …

So, deep breath … and wish me luck!

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Nov 24

Wine-Girl.net’s Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner Redux: Local Blogger Edition

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Kevin and I are having a virtual (er, imaginary) Thanksgiving dinner
dinner
(redux) with some of our wine friends. Yesterday, our retailer buddies arrived first, with some amazing wine favorites in tow. In this edition, our local wine blogger friends make a big entrance, and they’ve brought some big wine with them.

I asked each of them to “bring” their favorites for Thanksgiving
dinner. You’ll see that their tastes vary a lot, proving that there is
no right or wrong. Drink what you like, just like your local wine bloggers.

We’ve invited Tim Lemke from CheapWineRatings.com, Mike Rosenberg from The Naked Vine, and Jonathan Seeds from BestDrinkEver.net.

Tomorrow, you’ll get favorites from your host and hostess here at Wine-Girl.net, just in case you’re curious as to what we’d offer our guests.

After the jump, find the outstanding blogger choices.

Originally published on Nov 25, 2008

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