wine festival

The 2018 Cincinnati International Wine Festival is returning to the Duke Energy Convention Center on March 8-10. 

This year, educational sessions are joining the Grand Tastings and Wine Dinners, and Mary Horn from Heidelberg Distributing joins Anne Arenstein to talk about her presentation on French wines.

The 3rd Annual Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, a celebration of food and drink featuring acclaimed chefs, tastings and a myriad of events, happens September 23-25 at Yeatman's Cove along the river. 

The 2016 Cincinnati International Wine Festival is set for March 3-5 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, once again featuring hundreds of varieties of wines to sample, with all ticket proceeds supporting local non-profits, including Cincinnati Public Radio.


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.

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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.