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Saturday, November 7th, 2009:

Weekender Wine Tasting – Woodstone Creek Winery – 1:00-5:00 PM

Friday, November 13th, 2009:

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival – Jungle Jim’s – 7:00-10:00 PM

Saturday, November 14th, 2009:

Taste of the World Wine & Beer Festival – Newport Aquarium – 7:30-11:00 PM

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  • October 23rd, 2009

    Cincinnati Wine Review – Kinkead Ridge Cab Franc

    This is a guest post written by our good friend, Aaron Fetters, wine connoisseur and someone extremely active in the Cincinnati wine community.  Aaron will be a regular contributor and we’re super happy to have him!

    It’s been a long day and nothing sounds better right now than a nice glass of red wine to finally slow things down. Playing single parent tonight as the wife’s out of town, so decided to open one of my favorite local wines – a 2006 River Village Cellars Cabernet Franc from Kinkead Ridge.

    kk-cab-francKinkead Ridge is a local winery located in Ripley, Ohio and run by a great couple named Ron and Nancy. Ron is dedicated to growing and producing French varietal grapes/wine that mirror European styles. I’ve been to his vineyard and I have to say it’s amazing. I would call Ron very Type A when it comes to managing his vines, they are impeccable. So on to this Cab Franc…

    Kinkead Ridge released this wine under their 2nd lable of River Village Cellars, and this tells you a little something about how particular Ron is about his wines. The Cab Franc has won several medals in both domestic and international competitions and has been compared to wines at 3 or 4 times it’s price range. They offer the Franc at $12.95 a bottle and it’s well worth it.

    As to my personal thoughts on the wine – the nose is interesting, a combination of earthy and smokey aromas hits me. It’s a very approachable wine, with a good balance of acidity and tannins allowing it to sit easily in your mouth. It’s flavors include a bit of spice as well as typical Cabernet Franc tastes. Overall, I highly enjoy this wine. I would strongly encourage you to check out Kinkead Ridge’s website and give them a visit when they open back up in the summer. Just tell them you enjoy the first miracle and heard they have some good wine!

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