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Wine calendar: LockKeepers holds Italian wine dinner, 750ml Wines event supports cancer charity, more

September 4, 2018

Wine calendar: LockKeepers holds Italian wine dinner, 750ml Wines event supports cancer charity, more

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ken Stewart’s Grille in Akron, 750ml Wines in Brecksville and LockKeepers in Valley View all have wine events coming up. Wine-dinner prices often do not include tax or tip. Deadline to submit info is Thursday; email me. Cheers!

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, Sept. 6: Ken Stewart’s Grille will hold a five-course dinner featuring Paul Hobbs Winery with Carlo Riggio at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $110. Seating is limited. Call 330-697-6917. It’s at 1970 W. Market St., Akron. Wines to be served: Crossbarn Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, Crossbarn Cabernet Franc, Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley and Ken Stewart’s Sparkling Gruet.

Thursday, Sept. 6: Cru Uncorked will hold an Italian wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $60. It’s at 34300 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills.

Friday, Sept. 7: Heinen’s will hold a fall tasting of 30 wines. Cost is $20. Ticket sales end at 8 a.m. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Saturday, Sept. 8: Gervasi Vineyard offers complimentary winery tours every Saturday at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. at The Crush House Wine Bar & Eatery. Tours last about 30 minutes; no registration is needed. It’s at 1700 55th St. NE, Canton.

Saturday, Sept. 8: North Coast Wine Club will be bottling Sangiovese, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon at 9 a.m. in Solon. New members welcome.

Saturday Sept. 8: The annual Wine and Beer Fall into Courage fundraiser is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 (advance), $55 (at the door). It’s at the Ehrnfelt Event Center, 18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville.

Sunday, Sept. 9: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. It’s at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

Tuesday, Sept. 11: LockKeepers will hold a dinner featuring Vietti wines of Italy. Reception is at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7. Cost is $100. Italian-wines specialist and Vietti importer Rob Forman will guide the dinner, which includes Barbera d’Alba and Barolo. It’s at 8001 Rockside Road, Valley View.

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Gervasi Vineyard will hold Flights & Bites 5:45 and 7:15 p.m. Cost is $16. A wine steward will lead guests through three wines paired with appetizer bites. Choose a time to reserve a spot. Gervasi is at 1700 55th St. NE, Canton.

Wednesday, Sept. 12: Flour owner Paul Minnillo and Matt Mytro will serve a six-course tasting dinner at 6:30 p.m. with Coho Wines owner Gary Lipp, who used to work with Minnillo in Northeast Ohio. Cost is $125. Flour is at 34205 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills.

Thursday Sept. 13: Friends of WomenSafe is partnering with Adams Reserve Cheddar to host the ninth annual wine-tasting benefit 6-9 p.m. at Sharon James Cellars. Sample domestic wines and craft beers and munch on hearty appetizers. Tracer will perform. Includes chocolate fountain, 50-50 raffle, gift raffle, live auction and wine pull. Tickets are $35 ($25 for adults not sampling wine) and $50 for VIP, which includes paired samplings of appetizers and chocolates. FOW is a volunteer-driven group whose mission aims to generate unrestricted funds to support the work of WomenSafe, the domestic-violence shelter in Geauga County. Sharon James Cellars is at 11303 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township.

Thursday, Sept. 13: The 12th annual Sips & Dips will be held at Collision Bend Brewing Co. 6-9 p.m. Tickets for the event – a benefit for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital - cost $60 and include wine and beer samples from Wente Family Estates, M Cellars and Collision Bend and hearty appetizers from Collision Bend. It’s at 1250 Old River Road, in Cleveland’s Flats East Bank.

Friday, Sept. 14: Papa Joe’s is holding a Sicilian wine dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $70. It’s is at 1561 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Heinen’s will hold Not Too Late for Rosé Season 2-4 p.m. Taste six rosés from around the world. Cost is $15. Register via eventbrite. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Gervasi Vineyard offers complimentary winery tours every Saturday at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. at The Crush House Wine Bar & Eatery. Tours last about 30 minutes; no registration is needed. It’s at 1700 55th St. NE, Canton.

Saturday, Sept. 15: North Coast Wine Club will be bottling Sangiovese, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon at 9 a.m. in Solon. New members welcome.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. It’s at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Cru Uncorked will hold a Chateau Pontet-Canet wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $225. It’s at 34300 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Heinen’s will hold Oh Canada! An Evening with the Wines of the Niagara Peninsula. Wines from six wineries will be available. Cost is $25. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Friday, Sept. 21: Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Adult Swim series will feature fall wines. Cost is $40 ($30, aquarium passholders) and includes light hors d’oeuvres. Event is expected to sell out. The aquarium is at 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Gervasi Vineyard offers complimentary winery tours every Saturday at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. at The Crush House Wine Bar & Eatery. Tours last about 30 minutes; no registration is needed. It’s at 1700 55th St. NE, Canton.

Sunday, Sept. 23: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. It’s at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

Wednesday, Sept. 26: The Arthritis Foundation’s 21st annual L’Amour du Vin is 6-9 p.m. at Avon Oaks Country Club. Features include a VIP Lounge, silent auction and raffles. Tickets include all food and wine tastings and valet parking. Advance ticket purchase recommended for the business-cocktail attire event. Admission is $75 ($95, VIP). It’s at 32300 Detroit Road, Avon.

Thursday, Sept. 27: The Wine Spot will have a tasting of wines from BROC Cellars - an urban winery in Berkeley, California - using naturally grown grapes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. It’s at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Saturday, Sept. 29: 750ml Wines will hold a series of master sommelier events with MS Larry O’Brien at noon. This one is a deep dive on the South. Cost is $69 (club members: $59 per class, $343 for all). It’s at 8903 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Email info@750ml.com.

Sunday, Sept. 30: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. It’s is at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

OCTOBER

Thursday, Oct. 4: 750ml Wines will hold a fundraising event highlighting J. Lohr Vineyards. For every bottle sold, the California winery will donate $3 and 750ml will donate $4.50 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It’s at 8903 Brecksville Road, Brecksville.

Sunday, Oct. 7: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. Urban Farmer is at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

Saturday, Oct. 13: Papa Joe’s is holding a Right Bank Bordeaux wine dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $85. It’s at 1561 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron.

Sunday, Oct. 14: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. Urban Farmer is at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

Thursday, Oct. 18: Ruth’s Chris Steak House will hold its sixth of six TasteMaker Dinners with wine pairings. The sixth five-course dinner will feature Stag’s Leap of California. Seating is limited; call 216-539-8404 for reservations and price. (There is a fee if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.) Ruth’s Chris is at 200 Public Square, Cleveland.

Saturday, Oct. 20: North Coast Wine Club is holding its third annual Hobo party. Email info@northcoastwineclub.net for details.

Saturday, Oct. 20: 750ml Wines will hold a series of master sommelier events with MS Larry O’Brien at noon. This one is a deep dive on Spain. Cost is $69 (club members: $59 per class, $343 for all). It’s at 8903 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Email info@750ml.com.

Sunday, Oct. 21: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. Urban Farmer is at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

Saturday, Oct. 27: In honor of its 40th anniversary, Morton’s The Steakhouse will host A Taste of Two Legends, featuring Mondavi wine. A six-course, chef-curated menu will be paired with what the restaurant says are “rare, world-class wines from four Mondavi generations,” including Charles Krug library wines. It’s at 1600 W. 2nd St., Cleveland.

Sunday, Oct. 28: Urban Farmer will offer $25 bottles on Sunday nights. Urban Farmer is at 1325 E. 6th St., Cleveland.

NOVEMBER

Friday, Nov. 16: Papa Joe’s is holding a dinner featuring Justin Winery at 7 p.m. Cost is $85. It’s at 1561 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron.

DECEMBER

Saturday, Dec. 1: 750ml Wines will hold a series of master sommelier events with MS Larry O’Brien at noon. This one is Larry’s holiday favorites. Cost is $69 (club members: $59 per class, $343 for all). It’s at 8903 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Email info@750ml.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 4: National Cabernet Franc Day.

Saturday, Dec. 8: The Wine Spot will hold its sixth annual holiday wine show 1-4 p.m. As many as 100 wines will be available for tasting. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Saturday, Dec. 29: Papa Joe’s is holding a Champagne dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $95. Papa Joe’s is at 1561 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron.

JANUARY 2019

Thursday, Jan. 24: Red & White on Thursday Night returns to Quaker Station at the University of Akron. The Arthritis Foundation fundraiser includes scores of wines for tasting. Details are in the works.

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