Uncorking a new tradition, Cleveland Week of Wine celebrates wine and wine making, March 20-27, 2015.
Cleveland Week of Wine 2015 includes three signature events hosted by Heinen’s and WVIZ/PBS ideastream (details below).
As part of the week-long celebration, additional restaurants and retailers will also host events, benefiting their select charitable partners.
Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21, 2015
In its 19th year, the Heinen’s/WVIZ Grand Tastings and Seminars moves to the Cleveland Convention Center ballroom. The Grand Tastings and Seminars feature more than 400 wines from prestigious wine producers along with a bountiful feast of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Nationally and internationally acclaimed winemakers and their representatives will be on hand to pour their wines, answer your questions, offer tasting tips, plus wine and food pairing recommendations. Your souvenir crystal wine glass, official Wine Tasting Program, and access to the Silent Auction featuring exceptional wines and gifts complete the experience. Heinen’s/WVIZ Grand Tastings are sponsored by Dark Horse.
[photo: the Cleveland Convention Center]
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Just in - Barrel Tasting has SOLD OUT!
Sample limited-edition wines and unreleased wines – drawn from the barrel and bottled just for this event! Celebrate in the new Heinen’s downtown while enjoying the culinary artistry of Cleveland’s own Dante Boccuzzi as he prepares Rosette de Pasta: Pasta Roses with Dante Pasta Sauce Truffle Crema and Rigatoni with Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Dante Pasta Sauce Sausage Ragu. Don’t miss Heinen’s Chef Creations including Carved Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches and Gourmet Cheese and Charcuterie. As a connoisseur of wine and architecture, join us to raise a glass to toast the inauguration of this elegant, intimate gathering.
Tickets have SOLD OUT for this Signature Event - but the Heinen's/WVIZ Champagne Under the Chandelier tickets are still available.
[photo: Cleveland Trust Rotunda Dome / Wikimedia Commons]
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Bubble mania descends on The Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre, The Gund Studio and The Smith Studio at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square! This closing event of Cleveland Week of Wine features tantalizing tastes, domestic sparkling wines and French Champagnes in a fabulously festive atmosphere.
Don't miss your "Moët Moment" where our photographer will capture the excitement as you enjoy a Moët & Chandon mini with special flute topper (as seen at the Grammy Awards).
Your $75 ticket entitles you to enjoy...
• a selection of champagnes and sparkling wine to sample
• fresh oysters on the half shell from Market Rocky River and Blue Point Grille
• additional sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres from NE Ohio wine bars*
• and a souvenir Riedel crystal champagne flute!
*Hors d'oeuvres include: Tuna Tartare from 87 West, Pork Belly Steam Buns from Bin 216, Smoked Trout on Toast from Brother's Lounge, Salmon Tartare Cornets from the Rocky River Wine Bar, Pigs Head Vol Au Vent (wow!) from Toast Wine Bar, Saucission is providing Duck Rillette and a selection of sweet mini desserts from Tri-C Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts and Humble Wine Bar, plus more from Cork and Cleaver, Red Wine and Brew and Grovewood Tavern!
Featuring sparkling wines and Champagnes:
And the local establishments contributing to the evening:
Heinen’s/WVIZ Champagne Under the Chandelier is sponsored by Moët & Chandon.
[photo: GE Chandelier at Playhouse Square / Erik Drost]
Cleveland Week of Wine is a newly formed nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the combined purposes of celebrating wine and wine-making through education, entertainment, lifting of community spirit and charitable giving to worthwhile causes.
Net proceeds from Cleveland Week of Wine’s signature events benefit WVIZ/PBS ideastream programming and public service in Northeast Ohio.
Generous promotion support provided by these sponsors: Cleveland Magazine, Edible Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Media Group, Pairing's Wine and Culinary Experience, Scene Magazine, TheWineBuzz, WMJI Magic 105.7