It’s time for wine! With this wine inspired weekend you’ll be calling your friends, and on the road to Butler County before you know it.
This weekend the 8th Annual Oxford Wine Festival will take place on May 30th. Uptown Oxford is a picturesque setting to sip on and discover new wines. This festival will incorporate international and domestic wines, cooking demonstrations and food vendors. Make sure not to miss the “Toast the Town” Celebration.
The Wise Owl – West Chester- Wise Owl offers an extensive collection of wines, live entertainment and tapas. Be sure to check their wine list before your visit. If your favorite wine isn’t available, you can let them know and they’ll do their best to acquire it for you!
Hanover Winery – Hanover Township- Located in a rustic part of Butler County amongst hundreds of acres of farmland you'll find Hanover Winery. They offer a tasting room and outdoor seating with scenic views, sunsets and great wines! A trip to Hanover Winery is a great way to relax and rejuvenate!
A visit to Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Wine Department in Fairfield is sure to impress. With over 12,000 wine labels from around the world you’ll find best buys, rare vintage bottles and coveted collector wines. Each year in November Jungle Jim’s hosts an International Wine Festival.
Introductory Wine Tasting Tips
1. LOOK- Hold the glass by the stem and observe the color.
2. SWIRL- Swirl the wine in your glass to release oxygen. This will bring out the wine’s aroma.
3. SNIFF- Try to pick out at least two aromas and identify them such as fruits, herbs, flowers, spices, nutty and vanilla aromas.
4.TASTE- The best part! Fill your mouth one-third full. Pay attention to how the wine feels, and how long the flavor lingers.
Ordering a small flight can help you compare wines within the same setting, and identity your favorites.
No matter whether you’re a wine connoisseur, or a beginning taster Butler County welcomes you with wine opportunities!