The group behind Wine Riot is coming to DC again, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. Enter the contest below!
Wine Riot is a new sort of wine tasting experience. The event will feature hundreds of wines to taste, a team of wine experts to answer any crazy wine questions you may have (“How the hell do you pronounce Gewürztraminer?”), a crash course in wine, and new interactive booths. Like last time, there will be a DJ spinning tunes, temporary tattoos and a photo booth for your drunken photographs. Always a good time. This year, to keep you from totally passing out after tasting all that wine, Luke’s Lobster will be providing food pairings for a few extra dollars.
Second Glass, the company behind the Wine Riot, (Self-proclaimed unpretentious, badass source for baller wine info and creators of
#wineriot) said that the one thing that stood out loud and clear was that DC folks are tech saavy. Their free wine locator app was downloaded by 46% of the attendees, the highest in any city where they’ve held Wine Riots. The app enables you to “mark” wines you love, as well as guide you to places to buy the wine in the DC area. This year, the app will also include a suggested tour route, if you’re too freaked out by the sheer number of booths that will be there. (The App is available for download for iPhone and Android)
What’s different this year? Second Glass said they’re taking note that not everyone is a braniac that learns by reading. Some people are more visual. So they’re setting up interactive booths to delve deeper into topics that attendees asked for last time. The booths will be free-form, come and go, but super interactive. Here are a few topics:
- Vermouth and Moscato: I know one of those goes into a martini, and the other one is a favorite of rappers, but what else? Interested in making cocktails? This booth will teach you how to use these ingredients, and leave you with some recipes to try at home.
- Loire Valley Wines: That’s in France, right? How do you pair these wines with food?
- Bordeaux: What is the big freaking deal with this wine? Learn about what makes it so special.
- Austrian wines: Learn about wines from the region and how you can get tasty wine at a decent price.
They also said they’d be revamping the look of the event – kind of an Anthropologie meets Etsy sort of thing. Music to my ears. I looove Anthropologie.
It will be held Saturday May 5th at DAR Constitution Hall. You can buy tickets for either the 1-5pm session, or the 7-11pm session. Tickets are on sale now for $50. Get them here.
Enter our contest for a pair of free tickets!