I have a few quick notes for you tonight on some upcoming wine events.
Wine Blogging Wednesday #53
You may recall that I was the host for the last Wine Blogging Wednesday, just a few weeks ago, when we featured value red wines from Chile. The next installment of this monthly event will be hosted by El Bloggo Torcido, the official blog from Twisted Oak Winery. The theme this month is Wine for Breakfast. The challenge is to pair a white or red wine with a breakfast dish. Sparkling wines, dessert wines and wine cocktails are not allowed.
As much as I love wine, I’ve never had it with breakfast. So, this will be a first for me and may be the springboard for a dark and ugly future. But check back here next Wednesday to find my breakfast wine selection and check El Bloggo Torcido for the summary from all the contributors.
Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Preparations are underway for the biggest annual wine event in Cincinnati, which happens March 12-14 this year. It’s a great event and a wonderful opportunity to sample from a huge selection of wines. I recommend getting a hotel room downtown so that you can walk to your room after the event (as you’ll probably be in no condition to drive). Hotels are offering special rates for the event. Tickets are on sale now.
Local Cincinnati Wine Tastings
Many of the local wine shops stopped doing tastings over the holidays because they were just too busy with holiday business. They are starting back up again, so get out and discover some new wines. Our friends at Liquor Direct contacted me this week to let me know that they are starting up again this Friday and Saturday. They are one of my favorite stops, since they not only pick some good wines but tend to keep the prices down to where a frugal guy like myself wants them to be. And this weekend they are featuring value wines! What more could I ask for?
And of course you can always check My Wine Education. This is wine blog written by another friend of mine in the Cincinnati area and she keeps a Cincinnati Wine Events calendar on her site where you can always find out what wine events are happening.