Wine Riot returns to Chicago October 19-20, offering wine-lovers a take on the traditional “wine tasting” event. The event boasts a line-up of educational programs designed to take the intimidation out of building one’s wine wisdom, along with wine selections from top exhibitors like St. James Winery, Fincas La Moras, Blu Nun 24K, Michele Chiarlo, and more. Wines will be paired alongside bites from some Chicago’s top restaurants.
“We created Wine Riot to demonstrate that learning about wine is not as overwhelming as it’s often made out to be,” says Wine Riot CEO Richard Stoppard. “We’re really pleased to be bringing this innovative event back to Chicago, where so many people have an appreciation for great wine and want to satisfy their curiosity for knowledge”
Dates: Friday, October 19th, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, October 20th, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Revel Fulton Market - 1215 West
Cost: $65 – Must be 21 years of age to attend. Website: www.wineriot.com
- Wine 101: Interactive tastings focus on wine categories – Old World v. New World, Young v. Mature and Oaked v. Unoaked
- Crash Courses: 20-minute seminars on a variety of particular wine subjects via a compare and contrast tasting
- The Bubble Bar: An inside look at a full-range of sparkling wine, including Cava, Prosecco, American Sparkling, Crémant, Rosé, Sekt and Champagne