wine festival


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.