Pick Your Passion: Whisky Extravaganza or Wine Riot… or both

wine riotThere’s no better way to experience whisky and wine than in rapid succession. It can be difficult to compare when you go a week, or even a few days, between glasses, especially when you enjoyed both. Having several in a row, when the flavor profiles and characteristics are fresh in your mind, is the easiest way to find your new favorite.

What’s the point of having 1,000’s of options available on the shelf if you aren’t regularly experimenting with new things? That’s where events like Whisky Extravaganza and Wine Riot come into play.

Wine Riot

“Wine Riot provides an all-access pass to hundreds of wines under one roof. With two parts education and one-part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented “wine tasting.”

Wine Riot offers a different take on the fest. Yes, you get to drink as much wine as you want, but there’s so much more. There are 10 booths based on region and 10 based on varietal, making for easy comparisons. There and 20-minute crash courses as well as a Wine 101 to decode some common wine words. You’ll even find a a bubbles bar, photo booth, and temporary tattoos.

Date: Friday, October 13th, 7–10pm; Saturday, October 14th, 2–5pm or 7–10pm
Place: Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Included: All the wine your body can responsibly handle, access to the Bubbly Bar, Crash Courses, Wine 101 and Educational Booths, and food pairings.
Price: $65; get 20% of with code FALL20
Info & Tickets Here

*Smart casual attire. Comfortable shoes are encouraged, as seating is limited. Coat check is available.

Whisky Extravaganza

“The Whisky Extravaganza offers whisky enthusiasts from the novice to the connoisseur the opportunity to explore a wide range of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world.”

Date: Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Time: Masterclasses – 6-7pm; Tasting – 7-10pm
Place: Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
Included: Souvenir tasting glass, food pairings, and entry to masterclasses led by industry pros. Oh, and most importantly, unlimited tastings of some of the finest whiskies in the world.
Price: $150
Info & Tickets Here

*Business casual attire, including collared shirts and slacks for men, and blouses and slacks or skirts or dresses for women. No denim permitted.

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