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Nov 06

La Joya Free Wine Tastings…And Meet the Wine Maker!

by Angela L.

Last night I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with La Joya Wine Maker Johanna Pereira (Blog post to come) but I got taste all of the wines that will be in this weeks’ free wine tastings around Cincinnati and Louisville. These are simple wonderful wines that let the grape speak for itself. The La Joya wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Carmenere, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Enjoy!

Cincinnati area: Tuesday, November 6th
The Fresh Market – Kenwood, La Joya wine tasting and meet the Wine Maker, Johanna Pereira in store event 4-7 PM

Cincinnati area: Wednesday, November 7th
The Fresh Market – Oakley, La Joya wine tasting and meet the Wine Maker, Johanna Pereira in store event 4-7 PM

For our Louisville readers: Thursday, November 8th
Liquor Barn Louisville – La Joya wine tasting and meet the Wine Maker, Johanna Pereira in store event 4-7 PM

Cincinnati area: Friday, November 9th
The Fresh Market – West Chester, La Joya wine tasting and meet the Wine Maker, Johanna Pereira in store event 4-7 PM


– Cheers Angela

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Nov 23

Shop ‘Til You Drop, Then Relax With Some Bubbly

By: Cresta

After a long – and hopefully productive – day of shopping Friday, spend some time tasting a variety of sparkling, bubbly wines from around the world. The Wine Merchant in Hyde Park is featuring Sparkling Wines during its Friday Night Tasting this Friday, November 25 from 6 until 8 p.m.

You’ll be getting a jump start on holiday dinner planning as they promise the eight sparkling wine selections are perfect for the holidays. $20 per person if you register in advance at least 24 hours before the event; $25 at the door. 

Visit  http://www.winemerchantcincinnati.com/ to reserve your spot.

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Mar 05

Featured Cincinnati Wine Events: Mar 6-12

So have you bought your Wine Festival tickets yet? It’s coming up really soon. In fact, it’s next weekend? How about your Beer Festival tickets? That one’s only a couple weeks away. And of course, don’t forget to experience BockFest starting tonight. Go see the Trojan Goat in the BockFest parade on Saturday!And in the spirit of BockFest, I opted for a Beer Photo!

The upcoming week is primarily about the Wine Festival that caps off the week (or begins the next weekend). You can still get tickets for some of the winery dinners, and the Cork n Bottle event with Michael Mondavi is not to be missed. Dep’s Fine Wines (yes, Liquor Direct) is also hosting a winemaker on Wednesday evening. Dennis Hill from Perfecta and Cannonball wines is in town for, you guessed it, the Wine Festival. The Dep’s event is free!

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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Saturday, Mar 6

Visit the BockFest website for the schedule of events and more information

Wine Tasting: Call for topic
Jungle Jim’s
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
1 pm, Prices vary per topic
Reservations required. (513) 674-6008

Traipsing through Beaujolais
The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
This wine region just south of glamorous Burgundy is among the most misunderstood in the world. Beaujolais is a terrific wine, even a serious red wine and with real aging potential in the cellar. With the right selections, Beaujolais can pair with a wide range of hearty foods–at a fraction of the cost of its northern neighbor.
1-3 pm, $20
Reservations required.

Tuesday, Mar 9

French Regional Wine Tasting
20 Brix
101 Main Street
Milford, OH
6 pm, $45/pp
Reservations required.
(513) 831-2749

Exclusive Tasting with Michael Mondavi
Cork n Bottle
Buttermilk Pike Location
Crescent Springs, KY
We are pleased and privileged to bring to our Buttermilk Pike store our good friend, Michael Mondavi for a private wine tasting. Michael will be here to guide us through a sampling of his family’s latest vintages from Napa Valley. He will also be signing bottle purchases of his collectible Cabernets. Appetizers, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening to complement the wines. Come join us for this special event.
6:30 pm, $25
(859) 341 – 9600
RSVP Required. tim.hue@corknbottle.com

Wednesday, Mar 10

Meet the Winemaker: Cannonball and Perfecta Wines
Dep’s Fine Wines (formerly Liquor Direct)
90 Alexandria Pike
Fort Thomas, KY
Dennis Hill from Cannonball and Perfecta Wines joining us for an impromptu wine tasting at our Fort Thomas store. Reservations available. It’s free of charge. Contact shannon@depsfinewine.com to reserve your seats now.

Bartending 102 with Josh Durr
Tonic on 4th
125 West 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH
A Crash Course in the Foundations of the Professional Bartender
5:30 – 8:30 pm, $55
Reserve via Ticket Derby
More info: (513) 721-1345)

Thursday, Mar 11

Toast for Hope Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Benefits Women’s Crisis Center
Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
1028 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
Fine wines, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and live music.
5-7 pm, $60
More Information, 859-372-3571

Amarone & Friends: Italy’s Dried Grape Wines
The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
The Italians have a most curious tradition of drying grapes slightly before pressing them. The resulting red wines have a concentrated, powerful character, leading up to the king of them all, Amarone. Join Jay on a tour of Amarone and friends.
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $20
Reservations required.

Wine dinners for the CIWF:

DaVeed’s at 934
Graziano Family of Wines
Tickets: $125

Eddie Merlot’s
Kuletto Wines
Tickets: $125

The Hess Collection
Tickets: $150

Frank Family Vineyards
Tickets: $150

Morton’s, The Steakhouse
Villa San Juliette
Tickets: $150

Orchids at Palm Court
Terlato International
Tickets: $125

Friday, Mar 12

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Grand Tasting
Duke Energy Convention Center
Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
6:30 – 9 pm
$70.00 prior to event, $75.00 at the door
$105 for Grand Tasting ticket and Special Tasting ticket, $110 at the door

Mexican Classics: Tequila and More
The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
Mexico’s classic distillates, Tequila and Mezcal, are totally unique in the world of fine spirits. Along with Tequila Ocho–which ROCKED our world in 2009–you can taste the best añejo Tequila and rarest Mezcal. Viv-uh la May-Hee-Coh in the EQ!
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $20
Reservations required.

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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.

(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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