Vintage Kentucky: Inaugural Wine Tasting Fest at Ashland, Henry Clay Estate

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This is a big weekend for alcohol consumers in Lexington. Tonight is the Fest of Ales at Cheapside Park downtown, where, we have no reason to suspect they will be frying any beer.

Tomorrow, there will be an inaugural fall wine-tasting event at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 1 pm to 7 pm. Ten Kentucky wineries will be represented. Admission is free, but parking is $5 (or shuttle from the transit center on Vine). Wine-tasting is $20 for 10 tickets. The tasting fee includes a wine glass which will almost certainly look nothing like the one on the left, but which seems appropriate to highlight since UK will be playing U of L the same afternoon.

Participating wineries include Acres of Land, Chrisman Mill, Cedar Creek Vineyards, Equus Run, Harkness Edwards, Horseshoe Bend, Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery, Stonebrook Winery and Wildside Winery.

At 5, there will be a concert by the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra. The event is sponsored by LFUCG, the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

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