Wine Riot
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Saturday, September 14th from 2:30pm - 5pm & 7:30pm - 10pm Tickets: General Admission, $65; VIP, $95   Wine Riot returns to Chicago in September and features over 40 wine exhibitors. Pick the brain of local sommeliers, taste wines from regions all over the world, compete in head to head challenges with friends, sip on your bubbly favorites and so much more. The event will be hosted by Erik Segelbaum who was recently named one of Food & Wine Magazine's 2019 "Sommeliers of the Year" and is an advanced sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, representing one of under 600 people in the world that currently hold this level of certification. Special programming includes:  - The Somm Sit Down Series: participate in games, contests, open forum discussions and classroom-style educational seminars with Erik on the activated main stage.  - The Sparkling Lounge: indulge in major styles of sparkling wine including Cava, Prosecco, American Sparkling, Cremant, Rose, and Champagne. - WINE 101: learn about different grapes including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris/Pinto Grigio, Syrah, and Riesling. Plus, learn about different regions including France, Italy, Australia, California, Pacific Northwest, New Zealand, and more. - Compete in Pronunciation Bee of must-know wine words or The Couples Challenge where couples compete in multiple choice questions to figure out who has the most wine knowledge. - Scavenger Hunt: grab your friends and compete to win the Scavenger Hunt by accomplishing tasks around the event. Sip wines, ask the right questions, and answer the riddles to win!