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Event Tue Apr 26 2011

Get ready for the Wine Riots!

Wine Lovers rejoice! Hooray! Second Glass is bringing the Wine Riot US tour to Chicago at the Great Hall at Union Station on May 21st, 1-5pm and 7-11pm. Wine Riot is a huge, festive and interactive wine event in five cities across the US, all with the goal of getting people to drink more wine.

Wine Riot's goal is to get people to discover new wines while participating in a not-so-typical expo style wine tasting. Second Glass has also developed an iPhone app that lets visitors quickly and easily remember every wine they try. The app has every wine name and image pre-loaded so all visitors need to do is mark "like it" or "love it" on their phone and BOOM! It's saved forever. Brilliant!

The event also features food from local restaurants, DJ, lounge and photo booth with fun props.

Prices for the Wine Riot are $50. For ticket and more information visit the Chicago event page.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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