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Grapevine Friday’s progressive wine tasting tonight in OTR

Each month merchants throughout Over-the-Rhine’s Gateway Quarter throw open their doors for a progressive wine tasting called Grapevine Friday. The event takes place on the first Friday of each month, and for April, it will take place from 5pm to 7pm in the historic center city neighborhood.

According to organizers, the wine selection for this month is meant to compliment the Easter season. Those taking part in the progressive wine tasting will work their way to five participating merchants that will each be offering a different wine to taste. Participating merchants include Mica 12/V, OUTSIDE, Joseph Williams Home, Metronation and Segway of Cincinnati.

Event organizers are also encouraging people to check out the neighborhood’s newest businesses like Senate and NEON’s Unplugged which is celebrating its grand opening today. There are also the other variety of businesses located in Over-the-Rhine’s burgeoning Gateway Quarter where you can window shop and take in the historic neighborhood.

Parking is available at the 12th & Vine parking, the Gateway Quarter garage that is accessible from 12th Street and Central Parkway, and NEON’s Unplugged has free parking available off of E. 12th Street behind the venue. Bicycle parking can be found throughout the neighborhood, and several Metro bus routes serve the area.

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By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.