Beer, Wine & Spirits in Monroe

Winery-Tour Package with Cheese Platter for Two or Four at Baker-Bird Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Baker-Bird Winery

Augusta

Historical tour of 150-year-old antebellum winery that houses Kentucky varietals such as vidal blanc and cabernet franc

$30 $15

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$22 for a Distillery Tour and Tasting with Vintage T-shirt at Middle West Spirits ($40 Value)

Middle West Spirits

Weinland Park

Master distillers use Ohio-grown ingredients such as soft red winter wheat and wildflower honey to craft whiskey and vodkas

$40 $22

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Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 57% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

$28 $12

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Meadery Tour for Two or Four at Brothers Drake Meadery (Up to 55% Off)

Brothers Drake Meadery

Short North

Tour the meadery to see how it turns local wildflower honey, as well as local fruits and spices, into wine

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Food Pairing and Souvenir Glasses at Indian Creek Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Indian Creek Winery

Georgetown

Georgetown winery pairs red and white sips with cheese, dried fruit, and summer sausage; each person receives a voucher toward wine bottles

$30 $15

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Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Talon Winery

Shelbyville

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

$20 $11

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Select Local Merchants

Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.

This spirit of inclusivity pervades W.G. Kitchen & Bar, a Wine Guy company, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as “Old World chic.” This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers’ have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.

3385 Princeton Rd
Hamilton,
OH
US

An enlightener of palates since 1998, The Wine List fans the flames of oenophilia with a stock of more than 1,000 international and domestic wines. During each Tuesday-night tasting, sippers will introduce their taste buds to four wines, two red and two white, which are enjoyed one at a time rather than being mixed together in a run-of-the-mill wine cauldron. A selection of fine cheeses and hors d'oeuvres supplements the tasteful tipples, giving guests a notion of each wine's potential for pairing.

7659 Cox Ln
West Chester,
OH
US

Dayton's Best Wine Bar - over 1000 wines from around the world, 100 beers, full bar, gourmet appetizers, and a Private Event Room for your parties and gatherings.

495 N Main St
Springboro,
OH
US

In the days before Paul Revere made his midnight ride, colonial North Americans favored one spirit above all others: rum. But while the delicious nectar?fermented and distilled from sugarcane and molasses?remains a top-shelf staple for daiquiris and mojitos, it seems to have gone down in status as America's signature liquor. Fortunately, the devoted enthusiasts of The Rum Lab have created the Midwest Rum Fest, a traveling expo that aims to give the dark, golden beverage back its crown without us falling back under the rule of King George III. As live tropical music floats through the air, guests become rum aficionados by tasting new cocktails, attending seminars from rum creators, and watching bartenders clash in a mixology demonstration.

Po Box 324
Terrace Park,
OH
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

At Z Place, oenophiles sample a medley of newly discovered domestic and imported wine varietals along with handpicked pairings of complementary cheeses. Douse your mouth with red selections including the medium-bodied merlot—which harmonizes with tangy gruyere, parmesan, and gorgonzola—as well as the mildly fruity cabernet sauvignon, complemented with nutty and sharp cheddar and blue cheese. Feta, goat cheese, and asiago bring the tart notes of the sauvignon blanc to life like a lime playing a kazoo. Grab a grape-blooded partner for a sipping soirée within Z Place's charming pale-yellow and red confines, littered with an abundance of wine bottles, high-top tables, chalkboard signage, and a Persian rug.

7823 Cooper Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US