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Oct 05

The New Haunted Covington Tour by American Legacy Tours

by Angela

I was so excited to hear that American Legacy Tours was finally doing a Haunted Covington Tour. Considering I grew up in Covington and I grew up in a haunted building in Main Strauss.  Not only did this tour share great ghost stories that I myself heard over the years but also some great history about the Covington area. Like for instance, did you know that Ulysses S. Grant’s parents lived in Covington? He also lived there during a part of the Civil War and his kids went to a school on Greenup St.

This tour walks you past some of the most beautiful historic homes in the Tri State area. Two great spots that have great haunt stories on the tour are the Baker-Hunt Art and Cultural Center and the Booth Hospital. The Baker-Hunt house has a history of ghost sightings and as I was standing in the living room listening to the stories and history about the house I got the creepiest feeling like someone was watching us. The Booth Hospital has so many different ghost stories and I even shared a ghost story with the tour guides that I saw first hand when I was little.

haunted_covington – This is a picture of Dr. Baker-Hunt; visitors and psychics have described seeing him in the house.

This is a tour that has a beautiful scenery, wonderful ghost stories, and great history. I strongly suggest this tour even if you don’t believe in ghost just to take in all the historic homes and vibrant history.

 

Disclaimer: This was a free event that I was invited to for press night. This tour has nothing to do with wine or any wine events, it’s just really freaking cool.

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Dec 12

Stumbling Block

Folks, I've had a minor family emergency that kept me from posting the Friday post. So forgive me, and don't forget you can always refer to the calendar for information on upcoming wine events.

Thanks!
 - Michelle

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Apr 10

Cincinnati Wine Events Calendar

Cincinnati Wine (& Beer & Spirits) Events are now listed in a Google Calendar, embedded here. Trust me when I tell you there are so many, it’s better to use the Agenda format seen on this page. To view more and more events, use the scrollbar on the right side of the agenda. Use the Arrow next to the drop-down menu to print either One-Time Events or Recurring Events.

Each week, we’ll call out a few featured events in a blog post, but all the recurring events are right here. (For information on Dayton, you can
refer to Mark’s blog at Uncorked.) If you know of tastings or events that we missed in the Cincinnati area, or if we have incorrect information, please email us (michelle at wine-girl dot net) and we’ll add it to the list.

You may note that the tastings in KY are mostly free, and the
tastings in Ohio charge at least .25. It’s illegal for a retailer to
give alcohol away in Ohio, so they charge you, but many times it’s a
nominal fee.

Tell them we sent you, and happy tasting!

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Cheers!

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Mar 28

Wine Fest Quick Review

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: “Gerl, Kevin” > Date: March 28, 2008 4:45:10 PM EDT > To: Michelle Lentz >

> Kevin here with a few favorite things from this year’s festival: >
> Tgic importers (booth 101) They do a great job of walking through
> the levels of syrah and malbec. I’m not sure if the high-end wines
> will be available, but ask anyway. >
> > Pine ridge (83) djion clone chard and pinot noir are fantastic >
> > Mh usa (43) pinot meunier is a nice example of how a bubbly can be
> made still. >
> > Meeker (87) great all around. >
> > Four vines (145) nice for zin lovers 4 different styles of the same
> grape. >
> > Cutting edge (10-11) great spanish inporter >
> > Rhr (21) great R3 and late harvet zin >
> > That’s my quick notes. >
> >
> Sent by GoodLink (www.good.com)

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Mar 17

St Patrick’s Day at Chalk

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Always a restaurant to jump on the latest holiday, Chalk has a particularly fun menu for St. Patrick’s Day. Fun enough that I’ll be there tonight, eschewing green beer for a beer flight paired with my food.

Menu: 4 course meal, $32/pp
Guinness Cheddar Ale Soup
Fish n Chips
Lamb Sheppard’s Pie
Carbomb Cake
Beer pairing supplmental, $16/pp

See you there!

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