a group of wine lovers, including founder Russ Wiles, partnered with
public radio station WGUC to create the Cincinnati International Wine
Festival, an event aimed at raising money for the public radio system
and to promote wine culture in Cincinnati.
If you're in the mood to schmooze with strangers this month, there are quite a few communal drinking/dining experiences to get you out of your comfort zone and meeting new people — from "Euro-Chic" young professionals to not-as-chic UC professors. For instance, on July 9 the European-American Chamber of Commerce hosts "Euro-Chic" Happy Hour at Cumin. For $7, you can mingle with international and "internationally minded" young professionals.