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News-Herald City Editor John Bertosa lets you know what options await in the 216 and beyond for those looking to get out of the house.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Progressive Field once again hosts World Series

That’s right, the home field of the Cleveland Indians will once again host the World Series... of Wine, of course. What did you think I meant?
The two-day event which takes place Nov. 2-3 is ripe with date night potentials, but you’ll want to get your tickets now.
The highlight of the event is the Grand Tastings held at the Terrace Club on both nights as well as that Saturday afternoon. For $75 a ticket, a person can take three hours to sample from 450 wines, nibble on gourmet appetizers, and wistfully  look through the giant glass windows at the perfectly manicured playing field and wonder “what if?”
So, with 450 different wines, you would have your pick of strategies. You can go all whites or all reds, or you can be more refined and just limit yourself to Rieslings, or Chardonnays or Merlots. And all the while you can become a wine expert by chatting up the distributors that are pouring their wines.
Jeannene and I have been to this event twice before but I am particularly looking forward to this year because of this date night’s potential. Why? Because this is the first year that the neighboring Horseshoe Casino will be open! It’ll be like a relief pitcher warming up in the bullpen and then running to the mound in the ninth inning!
Notice the continuation of the baseball theme?
But, seriously, you will want to plan something after the tasting that will give you time to sober up. Hmm, East Fourth Street perhaps?
Now, if going back to Progressive Field is your idea of a buzz kill, the World Series of Wine offers options in other downtown sites. Want to hone your wine knowledge even more? Try one of the seminars being held at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland. And, there’s a holiday pairing seminar being held at the Cowell & Hubbard restaurant by Playhouse Square.
Speaking of Cowell & Hubbard, Jeannene and I will be at the Zack Bruell restaurant Saturday night before making our way to the Hanna Theater for “The Imaginery Invalid.”
So, see you around town.


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