The Wine Riot Is Coming, the Wine Riot Is Coming!

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It would seem that riot is the last thing in the word serious oenophiles would want to call a wine tasting event. But that is what the organizers behind the annual multi-city tasting event known as Wine Riot choose to call their creation.

As explained by the website:

Wine Riot is your all-access pass to hundreds of new wines. With two parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented “wine tasting” for the thirsty and curious. Grab a glass and hit the floor — it’s you unleashed to sample wines from across the globe. Travel the world of wine all under one roof and tackle things you’ve never tried before. We’ve rallied up a team of die-hard experts to bring you the brain juice: interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips and tricks for conquering the wine world. Fueling your night of conquest is a temporary tattoo booth, photo booth, our famous Bubbly Bar and a few thousand of your fellow winos.

This year’s New York edition will be held at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street in Brooklyn. Friday’s session will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, sessions will be run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The $65 general admission includes unlimited wine tastings, a souvenir glass, and access to crash courses that run every half hour and last about 20 minutes. First timers to a tasting event are urged to take advantage of the mini-courses, which include useful instruction. An example is how to use a spit bucket:

Tickets may be purchased here. Use the promo code FALL20 and get 20% off your ticket purchase.

 

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