Best Of 2021

Best Jazzy Wine Bar with a Focus on Female and BIPOC Winemakers: Staff Pick

Cincinnati native Tammie Scott opened Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge in Over-the-Rhine this summer, inspired by local 1940s Jazz clubs and her time spent in Washington, D.C. The bar promises to capture the vibe of historic Queen City establishments while supporting minority winemakers from all over the world. The menu highlights wines made by women, specifically Black women. “There are winemakers out here who look like me,” Scott says. “And typically when we think of winemakers, that’s not the first picture that might come into our heads.” Live music is another part of the Nostalgia package. Scott wants the bar and lounge to be a place where people can gather in an inclusive environment, where the focus is on enjoying wine and music with friends.