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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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Sep 14

Wine Over Water this Saturday

by Angela

Looking for something to do this Saturday night in the greater Cincinnati Area? Why not come down to the Purple People Bridge on the Newport, KY side and come to the Wine Over Water wine tasting on the bridge with Hors D’oeuvres and live music. Wineries include: Stonebrook Winery, Horseshoe Bend Winery, Redman’s Farm Winery, Smith-Berry Winery, and Little KY River Winery. See ya down there!

Details:

Cheers!

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Feb 26

Featured Cincinnati Wine Events Feb 27 – Mar 5

The Party Source has a slew of offerings during this upcoming pre-Wine Festival week, including a free Sampling Soiree (eat your way thru the Party Source). Jungle Jim’s is offering low-cost premium tastings in 3 different sessions tomorrow as well. The rest of the week is low-key, although there are two different wine/food options for Tuesday night out in Milford.

Next weekend begins the FESTive month of March, which offers three different alcohol-themed festivals: BockFest (March 5-7), the Cincinnati International Wine Festival (March 12-13), and BeerFest (March 26-28).

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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Feb 25

Cincinnati Int’l Wine Festival Events

Back in December, I posted about the upcoming Cincinnati International Wine Festival. Yes, tickets went on sale back then. Tickets tend to go rather rapidly. Closer to the date, I promise I’ll post an updated version of my Annual Wine Festival Survival Guide.

In the meantime, you need to buy your tickets. You can purchase tickets from any of the listed stores, which include Cork n Bottle, Dilly Deli & Cafe, The Liquor Cabinet, and Little Sonoma.

The official Host this year is Michael Mondavi. Instead of spending a lot of money to meet him at a wine dinner, I recommend going to a Cork n Bottle event instead. On March 9, Michael will be at the Buttermilk location for an exclusive tasting. Michael will be guiding participants through a sampling of his family’s latest vintages and will also be signing bottle purchases of his collectible Cabernet Sauvignon.The event runs from 6:30 – 8:30 and costs $25. You definitely need to RSVP, because space is limited, so email tim.hue@corknbottle.com to grab a spot.

If you are interested in the Wine Dinners that precede the Festival each year, grab a spot uber-quick. Even though the dinners are pricey, they include all of your food and wine, and you get to schmooze with winemakers.  Most of the dinners take place on March 11 and, although I’ve listed them at the bottom, you’ll see many are already sold out. If I had $300 to spare (which I don’t), I’d kill to go to the Villa San Juliette tasting at Morton’s. I have a small crush on the winemaker.

The Wine Festival runs March 12 – March 13:

  • Friday Evening, Mar 12 6:30 – 9:00 PM: $70.00 prior to event, $75.00 at the door
    $105 for Grand Tasting ticket and Special Tasting ticket, $110 at the door
  • Saturday Afternoon, Mar 13, 2:30 – 4:30 PM: $60.00 prior to event, $65.00 at the door
    $95.00 for Grand Tasting ticket and Special Tasting ticket, $100.00 at the door
  • Saturday Evening, Mar 13, 6:30 – 9:00 PM: $70.00 prior to event, $75.00 at the door
    $105 for Grand Tasting Ticket and Special Tasting ticket, $110 at the door
  • Special Tasting Room: Enjoy high end wines for one hour prior to the Grand Tastings. Each ticket will be an additonal charge of $35 for 7 tastes.

The moral of all of this is – buy your tickets soon. Whether it’s for the special dinners or for the festival itself, make your plans early this year.

Wine Dinners

March 10:

Michael Mondavi at The Palace Restaurant in the Cincinnatian Hotel
Tickets $175 - SOLD OUT!

March 11:

Carlo & Johnny – SOLD OUT!
Banfi International
Tickets: $150

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

Eddie Merlot’s
Kuletto Wines
Tickets: $125

Embers
The Hess Collection
Tickets: $150

Hugo
Frank Family Vineyards
Tickets: $150

Jags – SOLD OUT!
Truchard Vineyards
The Meeker Vineyard
Tickets: $150

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – SOLD OUT!
Wines from the Nickel & Nickel Family
Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce
Tickets: $150

Boca – SOLD OUT
Marc de Grazia Selections
Tickets: $150

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

Orchids at Palm Court
Terlato International
Tickets: $125

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Feb 19

Featured Cincinnati Wine Events, Feb 20-26

After a crazy Valentine’s week, our wine events slow down a little. We’ve added Oakley Wines to the recurring wines section, as they offer a Friday evening tasting. New to our one-time listings is A Bottle or Two on Montgomery Road, which offers food and wine pairing events on the weekend.

My recommendation for the week? If you can, reserve a spot for the Malvirà wine tasting at The Party Source on Saturday. Additionally, you can join Rivertown Brewery, a new local brewery, at their Dilly Deli launch party on Tuesday evening.

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

Map IconFriday Interactive Wine Tasting Map

Map IconSaturday Interactive Wine Tasting Map

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