The Fall Gathering of the Bacchanalian Society will be held on Wednesday, September 21 on Fountain Square.
Fountain Square - Downtown Cincinnati
The event runs from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM with Pinot Grigio as the varietal focus. For those of you new to Bacchanalian Society events, a different wine varietal is featured at each event. Teams, consisting of 1 to 3 participants, are admitted by bringing 3 bottles of the same featured varietal. Two of each team’s 3 bottles are bagged, tagged and ranked by each participant. The 3rd bottle is set aside and left unopened. The teams that brought the 5 highest ranked wines divvy up each team’s 3rd unopened bottle, except for the lowest ranked wine which will be returned to the team that brought it. Still confused? Check out the official rules page.
With a hand on the mouse and an ear to the ground, we’re bringing you wine news in the Cincinnati area and beyond. Here’s the rundown:
Party Source owner to add bourbon distillery From the Cincinnati Business Courier…a microdistillery may be coming to the Newport riverfront. Owners of the Party Source are looking to secure financing incentives for a $4.2 million project to bring a bourbon distillery to land currently owned by the Newport levee. According to the article, the distillery would have a rooftop pavilion that could hold 150 people and a 50-person event center for public tours and dinner meetings. Pulling for this one, as development on either side of the river is good for Cincinnati.
Grammer’s Reopening From Wine Me, Dine Me…the historic Grammer’s bar in OTR will indeed be reopening. Hopefully soon, and hopefully with much success.
For those of you yet to venture outside the I-275 loop to some of the wonderful local vineyards the Cincinnati area has to offer, hopefully the video below from Ohio Wine TV gets you inspired. Among the stops on this southern Ohio wine tour: Meranda-Nixon & Henke Winery.
Ohio Wine TV is a free, on-line service that offers monthly subscribers access to expert-led tours of several of the state’s more than 150 wineries. Each month subscribers receive an e-mail directing him or her to the newest program highlighting a different winery or wine region and its top wines.
La Vigna Estate Winery in Georgetown, Ohio is now opened every Saturday from noon to 6 PM through Labor Day.
Each Saturday La Vigna will be pouring three wines: the 2010 Proprietary White (Late harvest Petit Manseng), the 2009 Carnevale Cabernet Franc, and the 2008 Proprietary Red Wine (while supplies last). All wines are 100% Estate grown, from ground to glass.
La Vigna is a small estate winery dedicated to the limited production of fine wines. For more information visit their website or call 937-375-1104.