Wine Riot Chicago 2016

Different wines

Learn about and taste over 250 wines from around the world at Wine Riot Chicago 2016! Located just 6-miles form the event, The Willows Hotel is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of October 14th-15th.


About Wine Riot Chicago 2016

Two-parts education and one-part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented “wine tasting” for the thirsty and curious. In just 4-hours, guests will travel the world through 250 wines, and all you need to bring is your cellphone and GoVino wine glass! Too much wine and no chance of remembering them? Thanks to Wine Riot’s free mobile app, you wont have to. All of the wines are preloaded onto the app- just go and “like” or “love” your favorite bottles.


Sure, you can dance to music from DJ Andie Cassette, cover yourself in temporary tattoos, send a postcard and take silly pictures in a decked-out photobooth, but Wine Riot Chicago is more than just fun and games- it’s also educational! Here’s where/what you can learn:

Crash Courses

Drop in for a quick, 20-minute sit down with some of the coolest producers in the world. Taste your way through Portugal, guess the price of a bottle from California or learn all about German Riesling in one of these free mini seminars.

Winery Booths

We search high and low for the best and most diverse wineries. Some produce only a few barrels and others millions, but we want to put hundreds of wines from around the world in one room so you can sample the wares and chat with the folks who know them best.

Wine 101

Hit up our Wine 101 Booth and learn 8 wine terms by tasting them! Taste the difference between dry and sweet wine, sip Old World next to New World wines, see the change in Young v. Mature wines and find out what Oaked v. Unoaked means.

Bubbly Bar

Don’t miss the Bubbly Bar, where we’ll be pouring every type of Sparkling Wine and educating about the different styles.


Kick off the weekend with Opening Night on Friday, October 14th from 7-11pm. On Saturday, October 15th riot in 2 options: Riot 1 from 1-5pm or Riot 2 from 7-11pm. Tickets to each individual event are available now for $55/person. For more information on the event, follow  Wine Riot Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and don’t forget to search #WineRiot on Instagram for fun photos from the event!



Wine Riot Chicago 2016

Where: VenueOne– Chicago, IL

When: Friday, October 14th– Saturday, October 15th

Admission: $55



Where to Stay

The Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.