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11 Places for Wine

By Brian Dill · February 29th, 2012 · Swizzle
Restaurants and wineries alike offer a great selection of some fine fermented grapes. Whether you have a more refined taste and enjoy the dryness of a Cabernet or still have a sweet tooth, surely you can find a bottle or two to stock the wine rack. For those who lack experience in the wine department, drink in moderation because a wine hangover is the worst.

Abigail Street
1214 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-4040
Abigail’s features wine by the glass or bottle and an innovative wine on tap that ensures freshness. Pair a flight of three wines with small plates of Mediterranean style food that are both flavorful and exotic.

1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab
1215 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-1388
This new OTR spot will be an eclectice coffee shop by day and fancy wine bar by night, which should fit right into Cincinnati’s favorite burgeoning neighborhood.

Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar
519 Main St., Covington, 859-491-7777
A classy restaurant welcoming to imbibers looking to step up their game. The use of fresh ingredients makes for a menu that constantly changes and has exciting new dishes to pair with an extensive wine list.

Chez Nora
530 Main St., Covington, 859-491-8027
The Rooftop Terrace Bar and Jazz Club offers live music five nights a week, along with an excellent view of the Cincinnati skyline.

Che Nora sells wine by the bottle and glass from an extensive menue.

Dilly Café
6818 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, 513-561-5233
The Dilly Deli has transformed itself to the Dilly Café with its selection of great beers, wines and gourmet food. The progression of this business is due in large part to the quality of the product, which is reasonably priced and exceptional to taste. Don’t miss the wine by the bottle sold at retail prices.

Incline Lounge at The Celestial  
1071 Celestial St., Mount Adams, 513-241-4455
Elegant dining and drinking with a picturesque view of the city. This is Cincinnati’s only “Four Star and Four Diamond” establishment, it offers an experience that is well deserving of all accolades.

Wine Guy Bistro
2692 Madison Road, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood, 513-834-5712 (opening new location soon at The Banks)
A full-service retail wine shop with a wine bar and restaurant. With more than 4,000 bottles of wine and a bistro that offers small plates and full dinner portions, there is something to accommodate every palate.

York Street Café  
738 York St. Newport, 859-261-9675
A classy, retro space with terrific live shows and excellent dining. The four floors of York Street combine food, entertainment and art in one delicious and enticing location.

Henke Winery  
3077 Harrison Ave., Westwood, 513-662-9463
Wine and dine the old fashioned way, with both food and grapes processed in house. This family-owned and operated urban winery is operated that is considered one of the 10 best in the country by Food Republic.

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain, 513-385-9309
Delightful food and drink at a scenic vineyard. The menu offers both a la carte items as well as a weekend menu where you can grill your own entrée; stick around after dinner for “Cigars and Guitars,” offered seasonally.

Woodstone Creek
3641 Newton Ave., Norwood, 513-569-0300
Just 10 minutes from downtown this winery features weekend wine tasting. Woodstone is not limited to wine; it distills mead and fine spirits including house vodka that is among the best anywhere.



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