Come snag some wine tonight…


(An unnamed person looks over her shoulder before she steals a bottle of wine at a recent Bacchanalian Society event, held at the Contemporary Arts Center downtown.)

It’s not too late to RSVP for tonight’s Bacchanalian Society wine tasting event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. For $10 a person – nearly all of which goes to support the Freedom Center – and a bottle of wine, you, too, can be part of the action. Gather up a team of two others and make it a party, judge all the great wine and possibly win a couple cases to take home with you (plus enter your name in a few of the raffles, a new feature of these events).

The fun – and if you have been you know what I am talking about – starts at 7 p.m. at the Freedom Center, on Cincinnati’s riverfront downtown. Hope to see you this evening.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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