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Hello Wine: The Most Essential Things You Need to Know About Wine is an easy-to-read primer for any newcomer to the endlessly fascinating world of wine. Certified Sommelier Melanie Wagner's down-to-earth tone and comprehensive knowledge make learning about wine fun and approachable.

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic

Sep 5, 2014

  A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou.”.. along with more than 40 of the city’s top chefs, vintners and brewers, all coming together for two days of tastings, contests, parties, lectures and demonstrations, to show off Cincinnati'’s ever-growing and dynamic food scene.

That'’s what'’s happening September 12 and 13 in Washington Park and downtown Cincinnati, with the inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic.  

Here to give us a preview of the event are City Stories Media Co-Directors and founders of the Food + Wine Classic, Courtney Tsitouris and Donna Covrett, along with Kathleen Norris from Urban Fast Forward, who has been an advisor for the Food + Wine Classic.

For a schedule of events, please visit cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com.

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival runs March 6 through 8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The event promotes the wine industry while it raises funds for local charities. We talk with Festival Honorary Chair Leonardo LoCascio, founder and chairman of Winebow, Inc., and considered on of the most influential wine personalities of the last 20 years.

Provided, Melanie Wagner

Hello Wine is an easy-to-read but informative guidebook for any newcomer to the world of wine. Author and Certified Sommelier Melanie Wagner's down-to-earth tone and comprehensive knowledge make learning about wine fun. Melanie Wagner talks about how she became a sommelier, and provides tips on how to approach your next bottle of wine.

Starting March 7, the annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival will begin three days of tastings, wine dinners, auctions and grand tastings at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This year’s Honorary Chairman is Donald Patz, founder of Patz and Hall, one of California’s premier single vineyard wineries. Mr. Patz spends a few minutes before coming to town to talk with Mark Perzel about his winery, the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines they specialize in, and being part of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival.