CINCINNATI CELEBRATES FINE WINE AND FOOD
Dating back to its roots as a rowdy town full of German immigrants who celebrated life with song, food and drink, Cincinnati, Ohio, has a standing tradition as a great place to have a good time. Its calendar of festival fun is packed year around.
From March 11 to 13 the city will celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival – a celebration of fine wine and food. The Festival was founded in 1991 to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities.
Four prominent events showcase the festival: the Winery Dinners, the Charity Auction & Luncheon, the Grand Tastings and the Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament. Through these events the Wine Festival has donated almost $3-million dollars to local charities in the past 19 years.
From roller coaster rides to riverboat cruises, Cincinnati also offers something for everyone in the family. Thrill seekers get their fill at Paramount's Kings Island with more than 350-acres of world class thrills including the tallest, fastest and nation's only wooden looping roller coaster. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden houses rare and endangered species in natural habitats; the Cincinnati Museum Center includes three fun-filled museums and an Omnimax Theatre. Across from downtown Cincinnati, nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, the Newport Aquarium has more than 60 exhibits and boasts hundreds of feet of see-through tunnels, including one of the nation's largest open-air shark viewing exhibits.
For more information about top events in Ohio, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Ohio at www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-ohio.html
For more information on the Cincinnati International Wine Festival visit www.winefestival.com