Coming Right Up: Wine Riot
By: Sarah Burns
The goal behind the Boston-based wine startup Second Glass
is simple: drink more wine. Easy enough for us, especially with expo-style wine tastings like Wine Riot, happening this Friday and Saturday, April 22 to 23, at the Park Plaza Castle. In its fifth year, Wine Riot provides a place for winos to get together and swirl, sniff, and sip more than 250 wines from around the globe; take a 20-minute crash course to learn more about the grapes from industry experts; and pair wines with affordable dishes from local vendors.
To remember which varieties you love (or hate), there’s a mobile app that comes preloaded with the name and image of every bottle of wine, so all you’ll have to do is give it a thumbs up or down. There will also be DJs spinning house tunes and (our personal fave) a photo booth to make embarrassing faces in once you’ve downed a few glasses of merlot. Tickets are available here
. We’ll be attending this weekend, so be sure to check back next week for our take on the tipples.
Opening night, Friday 7–11 p.m., $60; Riot 1, Saturday, 1-5 p.m., $50; Riot 2, Saturday, 7–11 p.m., $50. Park Plaza Castle, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-426-2000, secondglass.com/wineriot.
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