29th Annual Wine Tasting Gala and Auction

 A stylized playing card king wears an 'M" crown and holds in one hand a wineglass. In the other hand he holds a bottle with action lines indicating sparkle. Text: Uncorked. All in for the arts. Sat. Feb 2 Millett Oxford. Reserve now. 29th Annual Miami Performing Arts Wine Tasting Gala and Auction. Sponsored by MIA restaurant and studio.

Thank you to our guests and supporters! The 2019 Annual Wine Tasting is in the books!

Saturday, February 2, 2019
7-10pm | Millett Hall, 500 E Sycamore, Oxford, OH 45056

Jack Keegan smiles and holds up a bottle of wine near the welcome table at 2018 Wine Tasting
2018 Wine Tasting guests mingle and discuss wines

Sponsored by MIA Restaurant + Studio

Taste an amazing variety of wines while supporting our community outreach and education programs.

Performing Arts Wine Tasting Gala and Auction: FAQ

Jack Keegan, Performing Arts Series advisory board president and Miami wine expert
Patti Hannan Liberatore, Performing Arts Series Director and Assistant Dean for External Relations

How many wines will be available?

Keegan promises around 200 wines to taste. Most of those are included in the $79 admission; however, a few very special wines are served in the Premium Pour area.

Where do all these wines come from?

Keegan’s career and avocation has resulted in an outstanding network of wineries, distributors, and private collectors. Keegan calls on his network each year and his efforts result in the donation of an impressive variety of wines.

What are Premium Pour wines?

“Many people open their cellars and you have a chance to taste wines that are no longer on the market and would be impossible to get,” explains Keegan. Where else could you taste wines that are priced as high as $600 - $700 a bottle for $5?

Is it just wine sipping?

No. The evening features more than just wine. MIA Restaurant + Studio provides delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. There are fun casino games to test your luck. In addition, there is a silent auction, with items ranging from 2 tickets to the 2/27 sold-out Elton John concert in Cincinnati, to work by local artists and craftspersons.

After all the tasting, nibbling, gaming, and bidding is done, where do the funds raised go?

“Profits from our annual Wine Tasting fundraiser are invested back into the campus and community,” said Patti Hannan Liberatore. “Each year the Series brings nationally and internationally acclaimed artists to Oxford, and the proceeds from our fundraiser mean we have the resources to have them perform extra residency or outreach activities around the campus and community.”

You Can Bet On A Good Wine!

Want to Taste the Best of the Best?

Taste rare wines from collectors!

Premium Pour Tickets:

$5 / 1 Ticket
$25 / 6 Tickets
$60 / 15 Tickets

Assorted wines on the wine tasting counter, 2018

Back by Popular Demand! Bidders Lounge

Rest your palate and your feet, check your bids and relax in our comfy seated conversation areas.

Oxford, baby!

Guests try their luck at the 2018 wine tasting roulette table

Try your hand at Blackjack, Roulette, and the Big Six Wheel. Odds are you’ll have a ball!

Bidding is easier than ever!

We've taken the Silent Auction online. Bid—and win—from your cell phone!

Pictures from the 28th Annual Wine Tasting Gala and Auction, February 2018

Jack pouring wine to welcome guests

Jack Keegan welcoming guests to the 28th Annual Wine Tasting Gala and Auction

Guests playing roulette

Vino Royale featured Casino games! Guests placing fun bets on roulette!

DJ Jeremy Hill

Live music provided by Miami alum and DJ, Jeremy Hill

Photo Booth fun at the Wine Tasting

Group fun at the 28th Annual Wine Tasting!

Guests trying wines

Guests learning about and tasting wonderful wines.

wines displayed on table

There were hundreds of wines to taste at the 28th Annual Wine Tasting

table of food provided by MIA

Official Sponsor MIA Restaurant & Studio provided the food, and it was delicious!

Guests enjoying wine

Guests enjoying a taste at the Annual Wine Tasting Gala and Auction.

Welcome tables

VINO ROYALE! You Can Bet On A Good Wine! Thank you to all who attended!