More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they pair their useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art.

2018 Grand Tasting Photo Album
2018 Tasting Guide
Grand Tastings Map
Special Tasting Room Map

Location:
Duke Energy Convention Center
Grand Ballrooms, 3rd Floor
525 Elm Street; Cincinnati, OH 45202
 

Grand Tastings

Day(s) Time Price
Friday Evening 7:00 – 9:30 PM $75 in advance, $80 at the door
Saturday Afternoon 2:30 – 4:30 PM $70 in advance, $75 at the door
Saturday Evening 6:30 – 9:00 PM $85 in advance, $90 at the door

The Special Tasting Room (add-on ticket)

Enjoy 7 tastes of high-end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting. Requires the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Please arrive early.

Days(s) Time Price
Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

Education Sessions (add-on ticket)

New to wine and want to make the most out of your Grand Tasting experience? Join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive early.

2018 Topic Day(s) Time Price
The Wine & Chocolate Experience Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Tiny Bubbles Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Au Naturel Wine Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

 

Friday Evening Presenting by Kevin Neal from The Wine Merchant and Mike Thomas from Hyde Perk: The Wine & Chocolate Experience: A guide to wine and chocolate – featuring expertly paired wines from the Wine Merchant and Aglamesis Brothers Chocolate

Saturday Afternoon Presented by Mary Horn, Level III Advanced Sommelier : Tiny Bubbles – Sparkling Bubbles from Around the World

Saturday Evening Presented by Michael Freeman, Advanced Sommelier : Au Naturel – Test your palate and experience natural wine styles from around the world and learn why this counter-culture category is such a controversial topic in the wine industry. Are you up for the challenge?