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The 2017 Newport Wine Walk Is Coming Up, And Here's Why You Should Go

Is it spring already? Well, no. But if the unseasonably warm weather doesn't have you fooled, perhaps the arrival of the Newport Wine Walk will. After all, to us Cincinnati Refined folk, the Wine Walk serves as a special reminder that the seasons are a'changing. And it can't get here soon enough.

The Newport Wine Walk allows participants to enjoy a sample of red and white at each of the event’s six partner venues:

  • Aloft Hotel’s W XYZ Bar
  • Axis Alley
  • BRIO Tuscan Grille
  • Brothers Bar & Grille
  • Dewey's Pizza
  • GameWorks

It’s that first one on the list we should spend a minute talking about, not only because it’s new to the walk, but also because it’s a recent (and very cool) addition to the Newport bar scene.

Aloft Hotel went up with the construction of Aqua on the Levee. The hotel is modern with loft-like rooms and a heavy focus on technology. But more relevant for us is the W XYZ Bar at its base, where there’s often live music and there’s always specialty drinks. (I've heard tell of a Butterbeer cocktail, but until I see it for myself, I'm only going to mention it parenthetically.)


  • The 11th Annual Newport Wine Walk will take place Saturday, March 4 from 2-5 p.m.
  • Participants will receive a commemorative Wine Walk glass
  • Tickets are $30 and can only be purchases online HERE.

So good luck, fellow carousers. Go at your own pace. Have some good conversation. Describe the sediment crystals and use phrases like “star bright complexion” with gusto. (Fetch yourself one of those Butterbeer cocktails...) And, most importantly, have a wonderful time.

We’ll see you there!

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Get your tickets to the Newport Wine Walk here.