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Fine Vintage WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits: 3 day course
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'Fine Vintage' WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits: 3 day course

July 29 Saturday
The Chopping Block
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107
Chicago,IL 60654
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The Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits naturally follows on from the Level 1 course, although you are not required to take Level 1 if you already have a very good understanding of wine. This is an excellent course because we go into detail about all the major countries and wine regions. You wi[...]

South Loop Beer & Cider Fest 2017
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South Loop Beer & Cider Fest 2017

July 29 Saturday
Women's Park and Gardens
1801 S Indiana Ave.
Chicago,IL 60616
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Rain or Shine event.  No refunds under any circumstances 21 and older.  No children, toddlers or babies in strollers THE EXPERIENCE: The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest will consist of one afternoon session from 4:00 - 7:30 pm (3pm entry for VIP Guests).  It will offer an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food and enjoy live music and other craft beer-centric activities.  The festival beneficiary is the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens. Rain or Shine event.  No refunds under any circumstance Participating Breweries/Cideries/Mead Makers Hopvine Brewing Company-Aurora IL Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery-Orland Park IL Tighthead Brewing Company-Mundelein IL Baderbrau Tap & Kitchen Chicago IL One Trick Pony Brewery-Lansing IL Wild Blossom Meadery-Chicago IL Banging Gavel Brews-Orland Park IL Illuminated Brew Works LLC-Chicago IL Banging Gavel Brews-Orland Park IL Burnt City Brewing Co.-Chicago IL Like Minds Brewing-Chicago IL Miskatonic Brewing Company-Darien IL Oak Park Brewing-Oak Park IL Hopothesis Beer Co.-Chicago IL Right Bee Cider-Chicago IL Byway Brewing Company-Hammond IN Lagunitas Brewing Company-Chicago IL Twisted Hippo-Chicago IL Vice District Brewing-Chicago IL Rushford Meadery and Winery-Omro WI Ferro Farms-Chicago IL Ale Asylum Madison WI Uncle John's Cider St Johns MI Aleman Brewing Company-Chicago IL Cider Brothers-Chicago IL Noon Whistle Brewing Co.-Lombard IL Mad Mouse Brewery-Chicago IL Myths and Legends-Westmont IL North Shore Cider Company-Evanston IL Old Town Abbey-Chicago IL Alter Brewing Company-Downers Grove IL Virtue Cider-Chicago IL  TICKETS: Beginning May 13th at noon, attendees can purchase tickets online, selecting from: VIP, General Admission or Designated Driver Tickets. VIP-$79:  VIP ticket holders receive: 1 hour early admission into the festival, 35 Sampling Tokens, Commemorative Stein, Historic Tours of the Clark and Glessner Houses, Access to Private VIP Garden which includes: Light Appetizers, Rare Beer and Cider, and Private Restrooms. VIP Designated Driver-$30  1-hr Early Admission, unlimited soda, water and complimentary snacks General Admission-$49:  3 ½ hour session, Includes commemorative sampling pint glass, 25 Beer/Cider sampling tokens Designated Driver-$15:  unlimited soda, water and complimentary snacks   FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 21 and older.  No children, toddlers or babies in strollers   What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? We encourage you to use public transportation or UBER.  Public parking is available at McCormick place What can/can't I bring to the event? Can:  Bottled Water, snacks Can't: Cans, bottles, firearms, lawn chairs, pets   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Info@BrewFestPartners.com   Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes   Can I update my registration information? Yes

Navy Pier Cruise - Wisconsin Beer, Brats & Cheese
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Navy Pier Cruise - Wisconsin Beer, Brats & Cheese

August 6 Sunday
Navy Pier-Mystic Blue
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago,IL 60611
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This cruise showcases some of the most unique and crafty brews from the Wisconsin beer scene. Experience craft beers from our neighbors to the north without having to leave Chicago. Enjoy WI brews, cheese, and sausage while taking in the incredible views of the city's skyline aboard the Mystic Blue off of Navy Pier.  Come cruise with us aboard the Mystic Blue.  We will depart from Chicago's Navy Pier.  Food Sampling (cheese and sausage from Wisconsin)   Participating Breweries & Cider Makers TBA Brewery line-up subject to change. This is open to those ages 21 and older.

Sangria Festival Chicago
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Sangria Festival Chicago

August 20 Sunday
3021 W Division St
3015 West Division Street
Humboldt Park
Chicago,IL 60622
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THE EVENT SALUD! Chicago's second year festival  bringing together the art of Sangria paired with a variety of cuisine.     In fact, indulge yourself this Sunday lounging Sipping Sangria in the Park, while experiencing food bites from locals, live music stage and cultural entertainment that will take you on a tropical paradise journey. Enjoy ethnic live music, flamenco dancers, and more with friends! This event will feature a sensational panel of Bartenders hand crafting a variety of flavors, your tasting ticket includes a complimentary souvenir sangria glass (while supplies last). Dress To Impress for a Stylish Snap Shot at the Sangria Festival Photo Wall!                                                      Crafted Sangria THE LAWN  Seating is primarily outdoor with a gorgeous sprawling lawn. With your lawn ticket we encourage our guests to bring a chair & blanket. **(No food or drinks will be allowed to be brought into the event.) FOOD COURT  TAPAS VALENCIA // Paella  MASADA / SULTAN'S MARKET // Falafels  FLASH TACOS  SAN LUCAS / Pig Roast  TACO IN A BAG STAGE HOSTED BY //MIKE OQUENDO// Mikey O Events  LIVE! Bands & DJ's  LOS BANDOLEROS //Gypsy King Cover Band//PURPLE ELEPHANT BAND //Bruno Mars Cover Band//SALSA CON SOUL //Salsa Funk Latin Jazz Band//CANDENCIA FLAMENCA // Tablao Flamenco//CARIBE PROJECT //Salsa// DANCE LOUD //DJ Kristen & Desiree Drummer//DJ EDLODJ MAURICIO  Special Guests Hosts NATALIE MARTINEZ // NBC 5 Chicago SHANON LERSCH // The CW Chicago                                               Samba & Flamenco Parade                                            PAINT & SIP SANGRIA LOUNGE FREE PASS  Come Back to visit the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in the heart of Humboldt Park, a truly a historic and architectural treasure. Designed by architects Fromman & Jebsen and constructed in 1895–1896, the Museum features handiwork and materials rarely seen today: red pressed brick, timber cornices and gables, glazed corner tiles, dramatic turrets and archways, and a long sloping red tile roof. NMPRAC founded in 2001 by members of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community and local supporters of arts and culture, NMPRAC serves as a one-of-a-kind institution that celebrates the best of Puerto Rico’s identity and heritage. Since its inception, NMPRAC has offered a variety of quality community arts and cultural programming, including visual art exhibitions, hands-on community arts workshops, films in the park and an annual outdoor fine arts and crafts festival. Benefactors:                     San Lucas Food Pantry & Hot Meals Program                     The Chicago Legends Little League                      T's 4 Rides  FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? **MUST BE 21 TO ENTER WITH A WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION  Acceptable Forms of ID: Types of ID that are currently valid drivers license or ID issued by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office or any other State.   What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking will be available adjacent to and surrounding the Humboldt Park street parking. We recommend using ride share services Lyft, Uber and Taxi.    What can/can't I bring to the event? With your lawn ticket we encourage our guests to bring a chair & blanket.  **PLEASE DO NOT BRING: Coolers, Food or Drinks, Children, Pets (Dogs), Anything that needs to be staked into the ground, Personal stereos or Weapons. Will not be allowed into the event.  Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? sangriafestchicago@gmail.com Coming Soon See the full line up at: sangriafestivalchicago.com

River North Beer Fest - Chicago Beer Tasting!
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River North Beer Fest - Chicago Beer Tasting!

August 26 Saturday
Old Crow Smokehouse - River North
149 W Kinzie Street
Chicago,IL 60654
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Super Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now! Use Promo Code 'LWE' For Discounted Tickets! Join fellow beer lovers as we taste, drink, and cheers to great beers at the River North Beer Fest! Enjoy samples from multiple breweries - there will be over 25 different beers to sample! Want to have your beer fea[...]

Windy City Wine Festival
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Windy City Wine Festival

September 8-9 Fri-Sat
Buckingham Fountain
301S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago,IL 60605
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The Windy City Wine Festival provides an opportunity to sample from more than 300 wines from around the world. Learn about new and exciting varieties from the experts in a relaxed festival setting. Wine seminars and cooking demonstrations are conducted by event sponsors, exhibiting wineries, area ch[...]

WCTC: Vintage Illinois
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WCTC: Vintage Illinois

September 16-17 Sat-Sun
Intercontinental Hotel
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago,IL 60611
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We will be taking guests to the annual Vintage Illinois Wine Festival that is held annually in Mathiessen State Park near Utica IL.  The cost includes RT transport, tasting fees, and lunch.  We will depart from downtown Chicago.  Call us for more information at 847 902 0733.[...]

Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival
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Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival

September 30 Saturday
Trophy Room
170 W Ontario
Chicago,Illinois 60654
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Fall Whiskey Festival is a celebration of September being Whiskey Month! Get ready to engage your senses! Enjoy an intimate setting with whiskey reps showcasing a few of their top brands.  Check In Location: Trophy Room (170 W Ontario) Check out who is signed up to go on Facebook  Package Includes: 2 Hour Whiskey Tasting (2 1/2 for VIP) 15 Tasting Tickets (More available for purchase - 100% charity) Featured Food & Drink Specials: Trophy Room - Specials Coming Soon! Vote for Top Brands (Use #FallWhiskeyFestival) Special Whiskey Gift Giveaway! First Time Lyft users, use code BeSocial for up to $5 in free rides! Have a large group or a ton of friends!? Raise for a Cause and $10 additional will go to local charity! Portion of proceeds benefit local charity  Featured Brands:  Released soon!   Use social media outlets Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to share your experience and vote for best whiskey! #FallWhiskeyFest Check out other Events Must be 21+ w/ State Issued ID No Refunds Please contact organizer directly with any questions.

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