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River North Wine Fest - Chicago Wine Tasting
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River North Wine Fest - Chicago Wine Tasting

April 29 Saturday
Moe's Cantina River North
155 West Kinzie Street
Chicago,IL 60654
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Tickets include wine tastings and a cheese plate! We will have over 35 different wines from all over the world available for sampling! Want to have your wine featured at River North Wine Fest? E-mail us at Info@RiverNorthWineFest.com now to find out how to sample at any of our upcoming events! FREE STUFF! All attendees will also receive the following Freebies*: Up to $50 in FREE rides from Lyft with promo code 'CTS50' - $10 in FREE delivery food from your favorite restaurants like Big Star, Kuma’s, Stan’s Donut’s & more from DoorDash with promo code 'CTS10' – $10 in FREE rides in a premium vehicle with Via using promo code 'CTS10' – $25 in on-demand laundry service from Tide Spin with promo code 'CHI25' – Up to $10 towards a FREE taxi ride from Curb with promo code 'CTS10' – $25 in FREE food and drink from Spring Rewards with promo code 'CHI25' - $10 in FREE food at your favorite restaurants like Freshii, Protein Bar, Rockit & more from Ritual! *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice. Click HERE for more info! FREE TICKETS/RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAUSE: See below for more info. PHOTO CONTEST:Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using "#RiverNorthWineFest" Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be announced after the event! FREE TICKETS/RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAUSE:-Fundraising Opportunity: Are you trying to raise money for a certain cause? Email Info@RiverNorthWineFest.com for more info!-Celebrate your birthday at the fest and your ticket is free! Email Info@RiverNorthWineFest.com for more info-Want to earn a free ticket and some cash for spreading the word? Email Info@RiverNorthWineFest.com for more info! Rules, Regulations & Disclaimers:  All guests must be 21+ with a valid government issued ID that will be checked by security prior to entrance. Wineries subject to change. Tickets include samples. Enjoy responsibly. We reserve the right to curtail service to anyone if intoxicated. Please be aware that this event will comply with the Illinois Liquor Control Act 235 ILCS 5/6-16(a)  A valid ticket with scannable QR code is required by all guests to enter event. It is recommended to print a paper ticket to prevent any technology complications which would prevent your ticket from displaying on your phone. There is no guest list. Each ticket must be scanned. Security reserves the right to inspect all bags and persons. Absolutely no outside food or beverage may be brought into the event. Guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit), will be denied entry and no refunds will be given. We want all guests to enjoy themselves, but our number one priority is the safety of all guests. Any ticketing/technical issues will be handled by Eventbrite.com. Please contact them directly at https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-us/. Sorry – no refunds or price adjustments. The Eventbrite system does not allow us to restrict people who are underage from buying tickets. If you are not 21 and purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed into the event.

Full-day seminar with 7 talented Italian winemakers - Cru Artisan College
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Full-day seminar with 7 talented Italian winemakers - Cru Artisan College

May 2 Tuesday
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Boulevard
Chicago,IL 60604
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Cru Artisan College is bringing together a panel of talented winemakers who will address some of the nation’s leading sommeliers, trade members, wine educators and serious students of wine. It is organized with the collaboration of the Wine Scholar Guild, SOMM Journal, Guild of Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators, Tasting Panel Magazine, and Clever Root. As an academic partner, the Wine Scholar Guild is offering its members and all serious students of wine the opportunity to partake by purchasing tickets in Chicago The Headmaster for this year’s Crus Artisan US Tour is Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS Native Italian, DWS and Certified Sommelier. Wine Scholar Guild's Education Director for Italy. Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ study & certification program Syllabus & Schedule 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM | HOMEROOM - PASTRIES AND PROSECCO We’ll break the ice with the quintessential symbol of Italian hospitality and offer an informal introduction to the concept of breakfast wine. Coffee and tea will also be served for those needing greater stimulus. Featured wines: Maschio dei Cavalieri Prosecco A cash prize is on the line for the student who can correctly identify the most characteristics of our four wines. 12:40 PM – 1:40 PM | BUILDING A BRUNELLO FROM THE GROUND UP – A WINEMAKER’S PERSPECTIVE

Wine Tasting Experience
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Wine Tasting Experience

May 3 Wednesday
Spiaggia
980 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago,IL 60611
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Spiaggia presents an interactive wine tasting experience and discussion available on the first Tuesday of every month lead by our rotating team of wine Sommeliers. This experience will feature six wines (a variety of red, white and sparkling) from around the globe, accompanied by small bites from Spiaggia's bar menu. 45.00 Per Person (includes tax) Available Dates:Tuesday, April 4 | 5-7pm OR 7:30-9:30pmWednesday, May 3 | 5-7pm OR 7:30-9:30pmTuesday, June 6 | 5-7pm #SpiaggiaWineNight *This experience is not exclusive to Italian wines and the wines featured change on a monthly basis.

Greektown Mediterranean Wine Fest
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Greektown Mediterranean Wine Fest

May 6-7 Sat-Sun
Greektown
300 S. Halsted
Chicago,IL 60661
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ALL-NEW wine and food happening in Chicago's West Loop features ticketed afternoon wine tastings, the tasty cuisine of Greektown restaurants, Hellenic music and entertainment, artisans, pairings and more. As the name implies, it will showcase more than 50 varietals from around the Mediterranean.

Greektown Mediterranean Wine Fest
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Greektown Mediterranean Wine Fest

May 6 Saturday
Greektown
300 S. Halsted
Chicago,IL 60661
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ALL-NEW wine and food happening in Chicago's West Loop features ticketed afternoon wine tastings, the tasty cuisine of Greektown restaurants, Hellenic music and entertainment, artisans, pairings and more. As the name implies, it will showcase more than 50 varietals from around the Mediterranean.

River North Whiskey Festival - Chicago Whiskey Tasting
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River North Whiskey Festival - Chicago Whiskey Tasting

May 6 Saturday
Old Crow Smokehouse River North
149 West Kinzie Street
Chicago,IL 60654
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No better way to warm up for the Kentucky Derby than by enjoying some whiskey!  Taste a variety of whiskeys, bourbons & scotches! We will have over 30 varieties to choose from!  Enjoy the fest, then stay for the Kentucky Derby! Want to have your whiskey featured at River North Whiskey Festival? E-mail us at Info@RiverNorthWhiskeyFestival.com now to find out how to sample at any of our upcoming events! FREE STUFF! All attendees will also receive the following Freebies*: Up to $50 in FREE rides from Lyft with promo code 'CTS50' - $50 in FREE food and drink from Spring Rewards with promo code 'CHI50' – $10 in FREE rides in a premium vehicle with Via using promo code 'CTS10' – $25 in on-demand laundry service from Tide Spin with promo code 'CHI25' – Up to $10 towards a FREE taxi ride from Curb with promo code 'CTS10' – $10 in FREE snacks, drinks and other convenience store items from GoPuff with promo code 'CTS10' - $10 in FREE food at your favorite restaurants like Freshii, Protein Bar, Rockit & more from Ritual! *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice. Click HERE for more info! FREE TICKETS/RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAUSE: See below for more info. PHOTO CONTEST:Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using "#RiverNorthWhiskeyFestival" Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be announced after the event! PHOTOS FROM LAST TIME: Click HERE to see pictures from our last Whiskey Festival! FREE TICKETS/RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAUSE:-Fundraising Opportunity: Are you trying to raise money for a certain cause? Email Info@RiverNorthWhiskeyFestival.com for more info!-Celebrate your birthday at the fest and your ticket is free! Email Info@RiverNorthWhiskeyFestival.com for more info-Want to earn a free ticket and some cash for spreading the word? Email Info@RiverNorthWhiskeyFestival.com for more info! Rules, Regulations & Disclaimers:  All guests must be 21+ with a valid government issued ID that will be checked by security prior to entrance. Distilleries subject to change. Tickets include samples. Enjoy responsibly. We reserve the right to curtail service to anyone if intoxicated. Please be aware that this event will comply with the Illinois Liquor Control Act 235 ILCS 5/6-16(a)  A valid ticket with scannable QR code is required by all guests to enter event. It is recommended to print a paper ticket to prevent any technology complications which would prevent your ticket from displaying on your phone. There is no guest list. Each ticket must be scanned. Security reserves the right to inspect all bags and persons. Absolutely no outside food or beverage may be brought into the event. Guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit), will be denied entry and no refunds will be given. We want all guests to enjoy themselves, but our number one priority is the safety of all guests. Any ticketing/technical issues will be handled by Eventbrite.com. Please contact them directly at https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-us/. Sorry – no refunds or price adjustments. The Eventbrite system does not allow us to restrict people who are underage from buying tickets. If you are not 21 and purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed into the event.

Wine Spectators Grand Tour
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Wine Spectator's Grand Tour

May 9 Tuesday
Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago,IL 60611
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Taste wines you've only dreamed about at Wine Spectator's Grand Tour Chicago! Explore more than 240 exceptional wines all rated 90+ points by Wine Spectator's editors. As Wine Spectator's Executive Editor, Thomas Matthews says, "Grand Tour is a wine adventure you don't want to miss. Every producer is pouring something exciting and delicious." Grand Tour attendees will get to meet the winemakers, take home a souvenir Riedel™ glass, and enjoy a delicious selection of food. This event is every wine-lovers dream - don't miss it!

Wildfire Chicago hosts a sensational wine dinner with Duckhorn Vineyards!
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Wildfire Chicago hosts a sensational wine dinner with Duckhorn Vineyards!

May 23 Tuesday
Wildfire Chicago
159 W. Erie
Chicago,IL 60654
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Join us for an exclusive wine dinner event, featuring Duckhorn Vineyards, a boutique winery in St. Helena, California, specializing in premium Merlot wines. The evening will feature a custom five-course menu of food and wine pairings, along with a winery representative as guest speaker. The event begins with a reception of passed appetizers and the first pairing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. and is priced at $110.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Nicole or Sarah at 312-787-9000.

Carnivale University: Margarita Mixology
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Carnivale University: Margarita Mixology

May 24 Wednesday
Carnivale
702 West Fulton Street
Chicago,IL 60661
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Although we may not know the official origin of the margarita, at Carnivale we've learned to perfect them.  In this hands-on mixology class, our head mixologist will show you how to mix up three versions of this Mexican specialty while sampling some of our flavorful appetizers. Class begins at 6:30pm!   FAQs   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Guests must be 21+   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Valet parking is $7, and we are closest to the #8 Halsted bus, #56 Milwaukee Bus and Green Line Clinton stop.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? info@carnivalechicago.com   What's the refund policy? No refunds or exchanges after May 17th due to space limitations.

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