TOURIST STYLE: 1215 Wine Bar

After my post on Cooper’s Hawk I realize I really needed to post about another one of our favorite wine spots in Cincinnati, 1215 Wine Bar. Its this small gem in OTR that has an amazing selection of wines, a great small plates menu, and live music. The best thing about this place is that they have a whole wall of wines sold at the rock bottom price that you can buy and take home or buy and have them serve it to you there!

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The best thing to try at 1215 is their WINE FLIGHTS!   You get a selection of three wines, and if you ask the bartender he will number them and give you a list of flavors and aromas found in each glass of wine and you have to guess which glass is which description! Its my favorite thing to do! And of course it helps that I always beat David!

The best thing to try at 1215 is their WINE FLIGHTS! You get a selection of three wines, and if you ask the bartender he will number them and give you a list of flavors and aromas found in each glass of wine and you have to guess which glass is which description! Its my favorite thing to do! And of course it helps that I always beat David!

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Their plates are small, but the quality is amazing! And that honey almond crunch they serve with their cheese plates is AMAZING with blue cheese!

Their plates are small, but the quality is amazing! And that honey almond crunch they serve with their cheese plates is AMAZING with blue cheese!

If you are ever in Cincinnati, and are a wine lover you need to check out 1215 Wine Bar!

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PRODUCT FEATURE: Crate & Barrel Cheese Plate

So my boyfriends mom knows how much David and I love wine and cheese. She was so sweet and got us this gorgeous cheese plate from Crate & Barrel that I am so obsessed with! Its perfect for a pre dinner appetizer or a little get together! Here is the cheese plate and knife and you can see how we used them!

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This is the Small Rectangle Slate Board from Crate & Barrel! This is the one that I have but they have all different sizes! This one is only $9.95

This is the Small Rectangle Slate Board from Crate & Barrel! This is the one that I have but they have all different sizes! This one is only $9.95! Plus the slate gives you the ability to write on the board in chalk!

This is the Crate & Barrel Hard Cheese Knife that is perfect to go with the slate cheese board and its only $9.95!

This is the Crate & Barrel Hard Cheese Knife that is perfect to go with the slate cheese board and its only $9.95!

DIY: Wine Corks

So after all of my wine/wine and cheese posts I am sure you guys have been finding yourselves with a lot of empty bottles and wine corks! Here are a few of my FAVORITE WINE CORK DIY PROJECTS you can do with these corks that are simple, fun, and great for the decor!

Start your own initial! Perfect for the kitchen or right near your wine rack!

Start your own initial! Perfect for the kitchen or right near your wine rack!

Instead of your initial try a heart!

Instead of your initial try a heart!

Might be a little time intensive but I love the idea of this wine cork wreath! Perfect for a holiday party decoration! Or skip the bow and it could be for any time of the year!

Might be a little time intensive but I love the idea of this wine cork wreath! Perfect for a holiday party decoration! Or skip the bow and it could be for any time of the year!

Love love love this simple idea for a few corks left over!

Love love love this simple idea for a few corks left over!

Such a unique way to create a cork board for above your desk or near the kitchen!

Such a unique way to create a cork board for above your desk or near the kitchen!

Simple and easy table centerpieces for a wine lovers dinner party!

Simple and easy table centerpieces for a wine lovers dinner party!

Perfect for a romantic wine date for two! LOVE!

Perfect for a romantic wine date for two! LOVE!

Perfect for a dinner party or even wedding reception! Adorable!

Perfect for a dinner party or even wedding reception! Adorable!

Hopefully I will be doing one of these great projects soon! Pictures to come! 🙂

ENTERTAINING: Wine Tasting 101

Well we all know I love vineyards, wines, and wine tastings! I can not wait to one day have a wine tasting with all of my friend! To follow up on my wine and cheese pairing posts, here are a few tips and pointers on how to throw an amazing wine tasting for you and your friends!

A wine flight party is a quick and easy way to make a fun wine night! Pick a variety of wines (whites, reds, sparklings... whatever the crowd enjoys) and pour everyone a taste, have cards set up to explain the different wines, and always have extra bottles on hand so people have pick their favorite and a full glass (... or two!)

A wine flight party is a quick and easy way to make a fun wine night! Pick a variety of wines (whites, reds, sparklings… whatever the crowd enjoys) and pour everyone a taste, have cards set up to explain the different wines, and always have extra bottles on hand so people have pick their favorite and a full glass (… or two!)

A wine and cheese buffet is perfect for a casual get together, book club night, or appetizers before a dinner party! Set out a variety of wines and pair them up with different cheeses, chocolates, and olives. Add some great crackers and crusty baguette and you have yourself a great happy hour!

A wine and cheese buffet is perfect for a casual get together, book club night, or appetizers before a dinner party! Set out a variety of wines and pair them up with different cheeses, chocolates, and olives. Add some great crackers and crusty baguette and you have yourself a great happy hour!

This is my favorite idea for a wine tasting party! If you have friends that really know their wines try this out! Take a few of your favorite bottles of wine and cover the labels, and number them. Then have corresponding cards describing the wine and mark those with letters. Have your guests try all the wines and guess which one is which! Definitely a great way to start a night full of wine drinking! I am going to try this soon!

This is my favorite idea for a wine tasting party! If you have friends that really know their wines try this out! Take a few of your favorite bottles of wine and cover the labels, and number them. Then have corresponding cards describing the wine and mark those with letters. Have your guests try all the wines and guess which one is which! Definitely a great way to start a night full of wine drinking! I am going to try this soon!

Dinner and wine party is always a great idea! I love the idea of having cutting boards full of cheese as center pieces (of course edible center pieces!) It might take a little bit of extra work but you can create a menu and pair wines with each course! Have notes or a menu prepared for each guest so they know more about the dish and the wine being served! Love.

Dinner and wine party is always a great idea! I love the idea of having cutting boards full of cheese as center pieces (of course edible center pieces!) It might take a little bit of extra work but you can create a menu and pair wines with each course! Have notes or a menu prepared for each guest so they know more about the dish and the wine being served! Love.

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