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Cleveland Week of Wine

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Cleveland Week of WineUncorking 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.

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Signature Events

19th Annual Heinen’s/WVIZ Grand Tastings and Seminars

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.

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[photo: the Cleveland Convention Center]


Heinen’s/WVIZ Barrel Tasting

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

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. Space is limited so order your tickets today.

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[photo: Cleveland Trust Rotunda Dome / Wikimedia Commons]


Heinen’s/WVIZ Champagne Under the Chandelier

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 “Moet Moment” where our photographer will capture the excitement as you enjoy a Moet & Chandon mini with special flute topper (as seen at the Grammy Awards).

Bubble Lounge Ticket

Our Bubble Lounge ticket features all perks of our General Admission ticket PLUS a 2oz flight of the world’s most sought after Champagnes, including:

• Dom Perignon: the wine created by the blind monk who exclaimed “I see stars” when he tasted it
• Krug: robust, like Bollinger, due to the use of oak barrels and a significant portion of Pinot Noir
• Louis Roederer’s Cristal: highly regarded for its light and ethereal presence
• Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque: the legendary “fleur or flower” most recognized bottle in the world
• Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Vintage 2000: the popular vintage served at William and Kate’s wedding

General Admission Ticket

Includes champagne and sparkling wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir flute.

Featuring sparkling wines and Champagnes:

• Bodegas Navaran
• Boisset Family
• Bollinger
• Canard-Duchene
• Champagne Thienot
• Charles Heidsieck
• G.H. Mumm
• Laetitia
• Laurent-Perrier
• Loredian Gasparini Prosecco
• Martini Asti
• Mionetto
• Moet & Chandon
• Nicolas idiart
• Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut
• Piper-Heidsieck
• Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV
• Roederer
• Schramsberg
• Taittinger
• Vignoble Laculle Brut Premier
• Zardetto

And hors d’oeuvres prepared by:

• Toast Wine Bar
• Humble Wine Bar
• Rocky River Wine Bar
• Cork and Cleaver
• 87 West
• Bin 216
• Red Wine and Brew
• Brother’s Lounge
• Tri-C Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts
• Grovewood Tavern

Heinen’s/WVIZ Champagne Under the Chandelier is sponsored by Moet & Chandon.

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[photo: GE Chandelier at Playhouse Square / Erik Drost]


Cleveland Week of Wine Featured Events
All around town, special events are pouring in as part of Cleveland Week of Wine.

Charlie Tsegeleos, Winemaker, Cline Cellers
Dinner at 87 West - Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm - $65/per person.
Dinner at Rosewood Tavern, Thursday, March 26 (Hudson Location) at 7 pm - $65/per person.

Zach Rasmuson, Executive Winemaker, Duckhorn Vineyards
Dinner at Thyme 2 in Medina - Sunday, March 22.
Tasting at Heinen’s Brecksville - Monday, March 23 from 6-8pm - 10 wines - $15.
Dinner at Press in Tremont - Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm - $85/per person.

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, TheWineBuzz, WMJI Magic 105.7


Questions

Any questions? Contact us at wineevents@ideastream.org.

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