According to a press release I received, Tino Vino Vintners, a boutique winery in Hyde Park, has received a number of awards for its wines at three recent international wine competitions.
At the 2008 Women Winemakers’ International Competition, Tino Vino founder Lindsay Valentino won a Gold Medal for her Semillon, which she describes as “medium-bodied … with a hint of honey on the finish.” Lindsay and the other winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of American Way, American Airlines’ in-flight magazine.
The winery also took home medals at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in May for their Super Tuscan-style red called "Octavian," their Semillon, and their Meritage-style red blend. The Octavian, as well as their Chardonnay, Semillon and a white wine called "Leap Frogs Milk (Liebfraumilch)" all medaled at the Indy International Wine Competition.
In addition to producing wines available at a number of Cincinnati wine shops and restaurants, Tino Vino (3665 Erie Ave. Hyde Park; 513-871-8466) features facilities where customers can make their own wines, including custom labels. You can visit them online at www.tinovino.com.
— Michael Schiaparelli