Cleveland Wine Festival

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I have an event to tell you guys about today that will make all lovers of the glorious fermented grape concoction that is wine giddy with excitement.

The 6th annual
Cleveland Wine Festival presented by Giant Eagle is being held Friday July 29th (4-10pm) and Saturday July 30th (3-9pm) at Voinovich Bicentennial Park in Downtown Cleveland.

The two day event features:
- Over 270 international, domestic and Ohio wines
- Belgian Beer Cafe featuring Stella Artois, Leffe and Hoegaarden
- Food from Morton's, Zinc Bistro, Angelo's Pizza, La Strada, and La Dolce Vita.

- Entertainment from Lloyd Dobler Effect and the Michael Heaton Band
- Wine education, cooking demonstrations and more

The festival's proceeds will benefit the Bright Side of the Road Foundation which is a non-profit organization started in Chagrin Falls to help find a cure for ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease.

As far as benefit pricing goes the admission tickets are very affordable in my opinion - Adult Wine Tasting Tickets are $27 in advance (purchase online here) and $35 at the door and include a souvenir wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased as well at Designated Driver tickets for only $10.

You also can.... wait for it...

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Cleveland Wine Festival here on the plum!

I'm giving away
two pairs of tickets to either day of the festival and you can enter to win by doing one or all of the following:

- Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite variety of wine
- Tweet about this contest with a link back to this post, i.e. "Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the @clewinefest over on @clevelandsaplum http://bit.ly/qNodxD" then leave me an additional comment telling me you did so
- Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook leaving an additional comment on this post telling me you did so


Don't forget to leave me your contact information if I don't already have it and I'll be announcing the winners in a post a week from today on Wednesday, July 27th.

Good luck to all who enter and I hope to be sipping on some vino with all of you next weekend!

51 comments:

  1. ever since i lived in italy, i've loved chianti and valpolicella. but just last week i had a pinot noir rose which was shockingly delicious! basically, i like all wines. pick me! pick me!

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  2. I love ALL wine, but grew up drinking red wine and still prefer reds, especially Malbecs. I am always a fan of a good sparkling wine on a summer day as well!

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  3. I love that kind of wine that is made with grapes... good stuff!

    Particularly, though, my wife and I really been enjoying wines from Chile and Argentina lately. Great wines at a great price!

    romanmind122 at gmail dot com. :)

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  4. Sweet wines are my favorite - either Riesling or Gewurtztraminer!

    erikboiler at gmail

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  5. I love the strong reds (Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, etc), but I have a soft spot for dessert wines. I love me them ice wines.

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  6. My bf is Italian (I am not) and wine is a cultural ingredient that I understand ;) I can't wait to take him here!

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  7. I love a really good full-bodied Cab. Plus, it looks so pretty in the fall/winter paired with some nice dark painted nails and a cute over-sized sweater while you're sitting next to a fireplace.

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  8. how could I choose?!? I love it all. Although in this weather, something crisp and refreshing would be amazing right now!

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  9. My boyfriend and I are red wine fanatics. Merlot, malbec, or cabernet are usually our favorites.

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  10. i love most white wines but my favorite would have the be riesling! love dr. loosen :)

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  11. Jenna to the T to the ucciJuly 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Best. Giveaway. Ever.

    I love me some red Zin.

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  12. I'm a complete wino really. Red in the winter (old zins) and white in the summer! I do love bubbles though. What an awesome giveaway!

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  13. It depends on my mood or season... in the summer it's definitely pinot grigio and in the fall/winter I tend to shift towards a nice cab.

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  14. There was some Facebook-age too. I really love wine.
    http://www.facebook.com/dprodan

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  15. [Red] Zin or Pinot Noir!


    mshaerban@gmail.com

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  16. I really love red wine...pretty much any red wine! My favorite is Pennywise Petite Sirah...

    though in summer, I literally go through cases of Vinho Verde

    margaret
    ml281505@gmail.com

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  17. Malbecs and Pinot Grigio are my current faves...
    p.s. this is a really incredibly excellent giveaway.

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  18. Since it's summer I like whites. Wolf Creek Winery in Akron has a great one called Rhapsody! This festival is the day after I'm FINALLY done with the bar exam and will be the perfect way to celebrate!!!

    speakerrk at gmail

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  19. My favorite summer wine comes from a winery up on Lake Erie, Mon Ami. I really adore their pink catawba.

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  20. This is the best giveaway I have ever seen:) My FAVORITE wine is Riesling... I'll keep my fingers crossed;)!

    kirkendalla@gmail.com

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  21. I love a nice crisp white in the hot summer months such as now. But come fall and winter I am a sucker for a big, bold red. Basically, wine in general. Oh, and I tweeted out too!

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  22. when it comes to wine, how can you name just one. That is like naming your favorite child, or your favorite food. Can't be done. I could use a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc right now, though.

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  23. Excuse me, I tweeted.

    And Facebooked.

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  24. I also tweeted it!




































































































































    I tweeted it as well! @mucrosebud

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  25. I like a nice cold Riesling in the summer when its hot out!

    amycastellano74(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. My favorite variety of wine is usually a nice pinot, but a good rosé in the summer!

    I tweeted this - @lauraandrews and facebooked it facebook.com/andrews.laura

    andrews.laura@gmail.com

    THANKS!

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  27. i love whites... my favorites are pionot grigio and savignon blancs... gato negro makes an amazing and yet inexpensive suvignon blanc.

    i tweeted too :)

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  28. This would be most excellent! My & the hubs could really use a night out together, sans kiddos!

    I love sparkling wines & niagras.

    My hubs loves concords.

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  29. I thought it might be interesting to get others' opinions on who they thought might be missing from the list and who is on the list that they wouldn't include.
    Genie Bra

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  30. I LOVE wine but I prefer anything sparkling or Pinot Grigio - perfect and light for summer!

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  31. My fav wine is Cab. Darker the better. Preferably from Napa Valley.

    Also tweeted: @masongoodman

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  32. Sauvignon Blanc and I really like any white with bubbles!

    tbraunschwei04@jcu.edu

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  33. Oh my, I love so many wines but one of my all-time favorites is the merlot! In fact...I have some decanting right now...gotta love the weekends! :-)

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  34. For a while I've been switching between a good Zin or a good Malbec. However, last June my girlfriend and I spent 3 days in Sienna, and did a tour of Brunello. WOW! Tops the charts in my book. I'll promote you on Facebook too, because you are Clevelands Plum :)

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  35. My favorite kind of wine is pretty much any white or rose wine...usually the sweeter the better. I'm a pretty big fan of Rieslings and any type of "fruit" wine :)

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  36. Malbec! And it's the day after my birthday. :)

    snogash@gmail.com

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  37. Definitely Cabernet, though I've been loving on some Zin lately as well.

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  38. Red would be Cabernet and white would be Pinot!

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  39. I tweeted about the contest as well!

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