What we’re tasting tonight! [12.05.14]

Our weekly tastings run from 530-730pm here at the store. It’s $5/4 wines & $5/4 beers. Per usual, there will also be some light snacks provided.

THIS FRIDAY’S TASTING LINEUP [12.05.14]:

We’ve got four lovely wines that will be poured by Mollie from Tramonte & Sons:

Brut Dargent Blanc de Blancs | 2012
Sensi Toscana Bianco | 2013
Zolo Malbec | 2013
Force of Nature Red Blend | 2013

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Cat will be running the beer side of things with four delicious brews for y’all to taste:

Smith & Forge | Hard Cider
West 6th Brewing | Cocoa Porter
New Belgium Brewing | Accumulation
Mission Brewery IPA

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Join us tonight, and try some new things!

Happy Anniversary To Us! 2 Years & Counting!

This week marked our 2nd year of being here on the corner of 4th & Plum in downtown Cincinnati & we wanted to celebrate that with a revved up tasting tomorrow night!

WHERE: 320 W Fourth Street | Cinci, OH | 45202
WHEN: Friday, November 7th | 530-830pm
WHY: To celebrate!
HOW:

Our normal Friday night tasting is going to be amplified and extended an extra hour for the occasion!

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We are going to have Lindsey from Heidelberg on the wine side and she will be pouring two whites & two reds ($5):


Nicolas Idiart–Blanc de Blanc
Nicolas Idiart–Muscadet
Nicolas Idiart–Pinot Noir
The Seeker Malbec

Cat will be running the beer side of things with six tasty brews for y’all to taste: two seasonals, an IPA, an imperial stout, a peanut butter porter, and a sour ale ($5).

Speaking of beer, the creators of The Manbuffer will be here to showcase the ultimate beer accessory that they’ve been working on!

We’re also going to have some appetizers & desserts catered that will be available to anyone who participates in any of the aforementioned tastings.

Additionally, for participating in either or both of the tastings, your name will be put into a drawing which we’ll be pulling from throughout the night (at 6, 7, & 8pm), for various prizes, swag, & drinking accoutrement.

We’ll keep you updated if any of the above should change.

So please come out to socialize, taste new things, & connect with a local business in downtown Cinci and all the wonderful people (& dogs) we’ve gotten to know over the years.

All of the support & love we’ve received has been wonderful, so we think it deserves a party! We hope that you agree. Cheers!

Spooky Sips: What we’re tasting on Halloween [10.31.14]

Join us tomorrow (10.31.14) for our weekly wine & beer tasting @ 320 W. Fourth Street in downtown Cincinnati.

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The Wines: We’ve got 4 fabulous California wines we’ll be pouring on HalloWINE!

Shebang! Sauvignon Blanc | North Coast

Folie a Deux Chardonnay [2012] Russian River Valley

Lava Cap American River Red [2011] El Dorado County

Zinzilla Zinfandel [2011] Mendocino/Lodi

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The Beers:

Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

Roebling Imperial Porter | Rivertown Brewing Co.

The Poet Oatmeal Stout | New Holland Brewing

Heavy Handed IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Co.

 

Taste 4 wines for $5, 4 beers for $5, or do both for $10! Light hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. No reservations necessary. See you tomorrow night!

Come taste with us tonight! [10.24.14]

Our Friday wine and beer tastings run from 5:30-7:30 pm

Our weekly Friday night tasting continues tomorrow [10.24.14] with four fun brews & four wines!

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THE WINE:

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc [2013] Marlborough, New Zealand

La Cote Blanche Chardonnay [2013] Cave de Lugny, France

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir [2013] Oregon

Bogle Essential Red [2013] California

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THE BEER:

This week in beer we’ve got an imperial pumpkin ale, a dark and robust oatmeal porter, an American black IPA, and a triple IPA that will end this tasting on 122 IBUs!

1554 | New Belgium Brewing

UFO Pumpkin | Harpoon Brewery

Heavy Handed IPA | Two Brothers

Enjoy By 10.31.14 | Stone Brewing Co.

 

$5/4 beers & $5/4 wines plus some tasty apps! See you tomorrow!

Food for thought: How upcoming elections could affect craft beer biz

 

“…A substantial increase in Ohio’s sales tax, or an increase in the state’s commercial activity tax on businesses’ sales, would hurt craft breweries’ growth, owners say. So here’s how the November state elections will affect your favorite brewery and other small businesses like it.”

 

Click the first link to read the whole article!

Madtree brews!

Madtree brews!

 

Come taste with us tonight! [10.3.14]

2 reds & 2 whites that we’re pouring tonight!

Our weekly Friday night tasting continues tonight with four fun brews & four wines!

We’re tasting across California this week with four delicious wines (pictured above) that will each be poured by Wine Trends’ own Craig Cracchiolo. On the white side we’ve got a crisp Sauvignon Blanc with notes of citrus & peach, alongside a balanced & toasty Chardonnay from Santa Barbara. With the reds we are embracing the coming of Halloween & the return of the hit show American Horror Story, with a ‘cryptic’ red blend & a ‘freakshow’ of a Cabernet, both from Sonoma County.
R Collection Sauvignon Blanc | 2013
Fess Parker Chardonnay | 2013
Cryptic Red Blend  | 2011
Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon | 2012

THE BEER:

This week in beer we’ve got an imperial pumpkin ale, a dark and robust oatmeal porter, an American black IPA, and a triple IPA that will end this tasting on 122 IBUs!

Fat Head’s Brewery | Spooky Tooth
Highland Brewing Co.| Oatmeal Porter
21st Amendment Brewery | Back In Black
Knee Deep Brewing Co. | Hoparillo

$5/4 beers & $5/4 wines plus some tasty apps! See you tonight!

Friday, September 19–Come Taste Wine & Beer With Us!

When: Friday, September 19, 2014 | 530-730pm

Where: 320 W 4th Street | Cincinnati, OH | 45202

Cost: $5/4 wines and/or $5/4 beers

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Wines!

This week our lineup is 100% Californian. First up, we’ve got The Pinot Project,
a line founded in 2009 by wine importer Michael Skurnik, and crafted from grapes
of notable AVAs like Sonoma County, Carneros & Monterey. Second, we present Hayes
Valley of San Martin in the northern central coast of California.

[NEW] The Pinot Project Pinot Grigio [2012]
The Pinot Project Pinot Noir [2013]
Hayes Valley Meritage Red Wine [2012]
[NEW] Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon [2012]
The wines will each be poured by Lauren from Vintner Select Wines.

Beers!

This Friday we’re sticking with the start of fall and chose beers that reminded
us of all the fun things we have to look forward to this season. We’ve got a harvest
ale, a spiced brown ale, a seasonal red IPA and, of course, a tasty pumpkin beer.
Cheers!
Ommegang Scythe & Sickle | 5 Rabbit 5 Vulture
Goose Island Rambler IPA | Dogfish Head Punkin

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Come hang out and try some new things with us!

Wine & Beer Tasting in Downtown Cinci Tomorrow Night!

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Tomorrow evening from 530-730pm, we’ll be hosting our weekly wine & beer tasting here at the store. We’ve got Dennis from Cutting Edge wines pouring a Prosecco, a French Sauvignon Blanc, an Argentinian Malbec, & an Italian red blend. Vince from Stagnaro Distributing will be hosting the beer side of things, pouring up a bunch of fall favorites! We’ve got a smokey New Belgium/3 Floyds collaboration ale, NB’s Tour de Fall, Oskar Blues’ Old Chub, and Rivertown’s seasonal pumpkin ale. So whether you like beer, wine or both, come down and see us tomorrow evening. It’s only $5 to taste 4 wines or 4 beers & $10 to do both. Cheers!

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Taste Red, White and Rose Wines in Downtown Cincinnati Tonight

Our wine tasting will feature a pair of roses that will knock your socks off! Beerwise, we’ll taste Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Stout, along with Kentucky Kolsch and Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Ale. Jill Hettersimer of Lexington’s Alltech Brewery and Distillery will host! Taste 4 wines for $5, or 4 beers for $5. Our tasting runs from 5:30-7:30 pm, and no reservations are necessary. Check out our Tastings page for more information. See you here!

Wine Thought for the Week

Men are like fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.

                                                                                                                         Jill Shalvis

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