Beer, Wine & Spirits in Dent

Up to 55% Off Wine and Dinner at Elk Creek Vineyards

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $27

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

52% Off Beer-Brewing Course

Boston's Bistro and Pub

South Clayton

$60 $29

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Certified beer judge divulges tips and methodology of craft-beer brewing with tastings, a food pairing and a take-home glass and T-shirt

50% Off Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery

Talon Winery

Shelbyville

$20 $11

Shop for gifts, gourmet treats, and wines produced produced in a lush, 5-acre vineyard

Up to 55% Off a Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery

Willisburg

$25 $13

Tour a small winery & sample its varietals, including Cabernet Franc/Carmenere & Pimpin Penguins Riesling

Up to 57% Off Wine and Cheese at Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$40.98 $20

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Platter of beer cheese and wine cheese to enjoy at either location, with wine and wineglasses to take home

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Chateau de Pique Winery

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Sip glasses of wine and snack on cheeses inside tasting rooms of local winery's two satellite locations

42% Off Upland Oktoberfest Admission

Upland Brewing Company

Military Park

$50 $29

The craft brewery's Bavarian-style lager complements local food at a one-day Oktoberfest celebration that showcases local musicians all day

81% Off In-Home Wine-Tasting Party from PRP Wine

PRP Wine

Redeem from Home

$265 $49.99

A wine consultant leads a tasting of eight wines during a 90-minute tasting party for up to eight guests

Up to 35% Off Tasting at Books & Brews

Books & Brews

Castleton

$23 $15

During tastings, patrons enjoy 4 oz. pours of beer and massive platters of cheese and meat; growlers come with a choice of beer

43% Off Wine Tastings for Two at Buck Creek Winery

Buck Creek Winery

Southeast Indianapolis

$30 $17

Visitors head to the tasting room to sip five samples of wine crafted onsite; use a $12 credit toward a bottle

Select Local Merchants

Cooper’s Hawk

Naturally, the chefs at Cooper’s Hawk have a sharp eye when it comes to wine pairings. Each of the restaurant’s contemporary dishes is crafted with a particular wine in mind, which makes plenty of sense given the fact that there’s a winery located just next door. Surrounded by oaken barrels and racks lined with glistening bottles, diners may be forgiven for thinking that they made a wrong turn and ended up in the winery itself. After your meal, see the real thing in the Napa–style tasting room, where you can sample up to eight different wines. The selection includes something for everyone, including graceful blush wines and cabernets whose flavors unfold like a novel scribbled on the wings of an origami crane.

3815 E 96th St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Jonah's Market gives customers access to a savory universe of top-quality seafood, steaks, ready-made meals, specialty groceries, and much more. Snatch up delicacies such as fresh Chilean sea bass ($24.99/lb.) or herbed steamed shrimp ($22.99/lb.) without worrying about checked-bag fees associated with importing each succulent scallop and jet-lagged lobster. At-home gourmands can also explore the bounty of the surf's natural enemy, turf, with protein treats such as hand-cut filet mignon ($27.99/lb.), which can be found among an array of steaks, chops, roasts, and ribs. Those looking to suppress midday appetite riots can opt to order from Jonah's takeout lunch menu. The midday lineup is divided into sandwiches, such as the crab-cake-laden Crabby Patty ($8.95), or salads such as The Jonah, which sports a mélange of cranberries, mandarin oranges, balsamic vinaigrette, and a choice of grilled shrimp, chicken, or salmon ($8.95). A variety of frozen, hard-to-find specialty meats are also available, providing a number of succulent gift ideas for the carnivore that has everything.

10106 Brooks School Rd
Fishers,
IN
US

When Harmony Winery co-owner Kevin Croak was a teenager growing up on Long Island, he experimented with making wines from sugar and the juice of wild berries. "I used to hide them in the cemetery behind my house, hoping my dad wouldn't find them," Croak told the Indianapolis Star. "But I didn't understand about fermentation, and the bottles blew up." Luckily for visitors to the cozy tasting room and winemaking studio, Harmony Winery has mastered all aspects of the vino-crafting process. Now, they invite their guests to do the same through fun, informative classes and you-make-it bottling sessions.

Clients stop in to sample some of Harmony's 35 different vintages amid luxurious leather sofas, a warm fireplace, and friendly company, pairing their wines with fine chocolates and seasonal dinner selections. Guests can cozy up to a tasting bar or commune in an event space outfitted with a big-screen TV and surround sound. Aspiring vintners hone their crafts with the winery's extensive selection of supplies, which includes custom labels for weddings or holidays, bohemian-crystal decanters for letting wine breathe, and vacuum pumps for trapping wine-spoiling poltergeists. Harmony Winery also demonstrates how cost-effective and healthy homemade wine can be, and how self-crafted vino can have lower levels of tannin and sulfites.

7350 Village Square Ln, Ste 200
Fishers,
IN
US

With more than 15 locations nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes. These talented brush wielders guide students of all abilities through a landscape, portrait, or abstract artwork via step-by-step instructions. Though each Wine and Canvas location is home to an art studio, the classes are taught in students’ living rooms or at local hot spots—many of which mix up tasty drink specials during classes. Instructors provide their artists-in-training with all the supplies they need to create eye-catching masterpieces, from paints and canvases to Ouija boards with a direct line to van Gogh. Though adult painting classes are Wine and Canvas’s bread and butter, they also help little ones unleash their creativity and satisfy their sweet tooth with Cookies and Canvas classes.

Don Pablos *HYDE PARK* - 2692 Madison Rd,
Cincinnati,,
Ohio
US

BB Riverboats began with a deceptive motto and a fleet of zero. In 1977, Ben Bernstein opened a restaurant in a converted steamboat, whose motto was “The Romance of Riverboat Dining.” Intended as tongue-in-cheek, the motto instead confused customers, who arrived hoping for a scenic cruise down the Ohio River. To placate his clientele, Ben Bernstein went into business with riverboat industry veteran Betty Blake, and BB Riverboats—named for their shared initials—was born.

Now run by Bernstein’s son, BB Riverboats has increased its fleet to three vessels, including the Belle of Cincinnati, a riverboat outfitted with Victorian details and two climate-controlled decks. On daily cruises down the Ohio, historical narration complements the scenery, while passengers play swashbuckling games and learn to read treasure maps on family-friendly pirate cruises. On the company’s dining cruises, visitors drink in the scenery while noshing on a Hawaiian buffet spread or sampling award-winning wines from StoneBrook Winery. Additionally, holiday cruises honor occasions from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving.

101 Riverboat Row
Newport,
KY
US

The Cincinnati Film Festival showcases moving pictures from all over the globe from October 8 to October 16. Your all-day pass (a $20 value) gets you access to a full day of screenings and workshops. Start your cineday with the Shorts Block 9, a collection of short films playing at the Esquire Theater, and then hop over to Main St. Cinema to catch "Runaways: Producing In Ohio," as a panel of local industry insiders discuss the past, present, and future of Ohio film production. Locavores can cheer on hometown heroes at the Esquire during 48 Hour Film Project: Take 2, a mash-up of mini-movies produced by Cincinnati filmmakers, before indulging in behind-the-scenes voyeurism with a screening of Saturday Night, a 90-minute Saturday Night Live documentary directed by actor James Franco. The weeklong film fest's Awards Gala will be held on Friday, October 15 at Memorial Hall, where a special award will be presented to musician/TV personality/producer Nick Lachey for his contributions to the local production community. A ticket to the gala (a $25 value) gives formal-loving filmophiles an excuse to break out tuxes and ball gowns, as this gala is black-tie optional with a required tweed-based business-dress minimum. Check the program guide for a complete list of screenings. Organizers recommend you arrive at all events 30 minutes ahead of time to procure the best seats in the house, away from the permanent front-row installations of 10-gallon hats and actual honey-filled beehives.

20 W 9th St
Cincinnati,
OH
US