9-10Mar2018

Grand Tastings

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Must be 21 to attend. All tickets are non-refundable and may only be used once.

Grand Tastings

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction. 

Whether you're a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they pair their useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art.

Location:
Duke Energy Convention Center
Grand Ballrooms, 3rd Floor
525 Elm Street; Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Day(s) Time Price

Friday Evening

6:30 - 9:30 PM

$75 in advance, $80 at the door

Saturday Afternoon

2:30 - 4:30 PM

$65 in advance, $70 at the door

Saturday Evening

6:30 - 9:30 PM

$75 in advance, $80 at the door

The Special Tasting Room (add-on ticket)

Enjoy 7 tastes of high-end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting. Requires the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Please arrive early.

Days(s) Time Price
Friday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

Education Sessions (add-on ticket)

New to wine and want to make the most out of your Grand Tasting experience? Join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive early.

Topic Day(s) Time Price
Old World vs. New World Friday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $20 advance sales only. (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
All the French You Need to Know Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $20 advance sales only. (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
50 Shades of Grape Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $20 advance sales only. (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

More information:

Old World vs. New World: A comparison flight of wines exploring the difference between a grape from its birthplace and its modern interpretation.  Discover the impacts of terroir and winemaking.
Presented by: Shannon Depenbrock Hembree, Certified Sommelier & Wine Buyer at DEPS.

All the French You Need to Know: A tour of France in 8 glasses.
Presented by: Mary Horn, Level III Advanced Sommelier and VP of Fine Wine Sales & Education at Heidelberg Distributing.

50 Shades of Grape: A hedonistic guide to the vinous iterations & genetic permutations of wine's most playful varietal: Pinot Noir. Together we'll experience Blanc de Noir Champagne, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris, along with several examples of Pinot Noir from around the globe.
Presented by: Michael Freeman, CSW, Advanced Sommelier at Vintner Select.