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Jul 20

Some Upcoming Wine Tastings

By: Cresta

Here are some upcoming wine tastings that I am aware of. Most require advance registration. Please share any other Cincinnati-area wine tastings you enjoy attending.

The Wine Merchant in Hyde Park


Saturday, July 21: Noon-5 p.m.

Saturday Premium Wine Flight – sample four Riesling’s for $15.


Friday, July 27: 6-8 p.m.

Friday Night Tasting – Hooray Rosé. Taste a sampling of refreshing Rosé selections for $20.


Saturday, July 28: Noon-5 p.m.

Saturday Premium Wine Flight – taste four wines from Burgundy for $15.

Party Source in Bellevue


Wednesday, July 25: 8 p.m.

Fresh Catch Wines! Taste a variety of wines to pair with fish for $20 (includes a $5 Party Source gift card).


Deps’ Fine Wine & Spirits

Ft. Thomas and Covington


Dep’s holds tastings on Fridays at both stores, 4-8 p.m. Check out their website for the theme and wine selections.













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Jul 17

South African Red: Joostenberg Shiraz/Merlot

By: Cresta

Joostenberg Shiraz/Merlot 2009 is a full-bodied South African red blend that is rich and savory, with distinct tastes of plum and spice. It’s a fairly bold wine but with well-balanced tannins. Not too dry and very flavorsome.

Joostenberg is a fifth-generation family farm committed to natural farming and wine making. The grapes are from the organically grown vineyards of the Paarl Region in South Africa. According to the winemaker, this is an unusual blend as Shiraz and Merlot are not combined in any of the famous wine growing regions.

I thought this was best served at a cool room temp. I put the bottle in the fridge for about 30 minutes prior to drinking the first time.

I’m unsure of the cost as this was a bottle from the wine club.


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