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Apr 09

UPDATED: Save the Bigg’s Skytop Wine Tastings!

Michael from Bigg’s has updated us in the comments (comments #5 and #7). Your help is no longer needed, but the support was and is appreciated. Remke will be continuing with the wine tastings.

One of the best wine tastings in the city, which is also insanely inexpensive, is the Friday evening tastings at the Bigg’s Skytop location on Beechmont Avenue. There are nice light appetizers, quality wines, a genial and knowledgeable host, and a highly social environment.

Go while you still can.

If you haven’t heard, Remke has purchased the Bigg’s Skytop location (amongst others). Several readers have asked me what might happen to the wine program and Michael J. Campbell, the wonderful man behind it.

I asked Michael today, as I’m worried as well. I didn’t like the answer. Basically, Remke hasn’t made a decision yet and they will within the next 10 days.That decision affects both the wine program and Michael’s job.

You still have a chance to influence the decision.

Michael has asked that you use the Remke Contact form and request that they maintain the current quality wine program – and him!

So tell everyone you know and help save the program. It’s sort of like writing your congressman though – you actually have to fill in your request on that contact form; don’t just think about it.

I have my fingers crossed. I often visit the Remke by my home in Northern Ky. For months, they were an active part of the campaign to bring wine into grocery stores in Kentucky. I’m hoping that eagerness to carry wine spills into their new Ohio retail sites and includes quality programs like the one at Skytop.

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Posted by Michelle at 4:34 pm in Cincinnati, Current Affairs, Tastings | Permalink | Comments (5)

5 Responses to “UPDATED: Save the Bigg’s Skytop Wine Tastings!”

  1. Michael Campbell says:

    Update on bigg’s Skytop Wine Tasting – Remke Markets have not said they will discontinue Wine Tasting at Skytop. Your comments will however definitely help in their future decisions to continue this fine weekly event. I’ve talked with the Remke management team and they are very positive customer service oriented. Their goal is to continue to provide the excellent services offered at the bigg’s location on Beechmont Ave. that has made the store a favorite shopping destination. Remke’s is local owned with a focus on supporting local business and the community. With their 113 years grocery experience in local area I think their purchase of bigg’s from Supervalu will be very positive in continuing the fine service bigg’s has provided since 1984.

  2. Sarah says:

    Just sent in my comment in support of the wine tasting program and Mr. Campbell. I love my Skytop bigg’s and hope the change is, indeed, a positive one.

  3. Michael Campbell says:

    Update – Just been told Remke is moving forward with the wine tastings at bigg’s Skytop. Thanks for the overwhelming support. THERE IS NO LONGER A NEED TO E-MAIL OR WRITE THEM NOW, they have a lot going on and have to move quickly. Again, thanks for all support. –Michael Campbell

  4. Rhonda says:

    A wine friend says he heard a commercial that Remke will be selling out all non-grocery inventory from the stores that are remaining open. It was thought that would include the wine. Has anyone heard about this?

  5. Hi. I just wanted to say that I’ve I have been following your blog for last couple of days now and I wanted to post that I’m starting to enjoy your postings. Anyhow please keep up the good work. Thanks for the great information provided here. We all like it!

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