“In vino veritas” as they say.Â Hi kiddo, you want to get your frenemy to open up? Bring her / him to the 2nd annual Wine Riot on Saturday, May 5th which will occur in two sessions (1-5pm and 7-11pm) at Daughters of the Revolution Constitution Hall (DAR). Tickets are available now for $50 (includes sample size pours of any and all wines).Â Brought to you again by Second Glass co-founders Tyler Balliet and Morgan First, who are taking the country by storm, these dive-in-head-first experiences were created for one simple reason: Americans are drinking more wine than ever before, and todayâ€™s 21-35 year olds are leading this movement.
But let’s get educated and the only way to do that with wine is to sniff, sip, sample, smell, spit (or swallow) and of course, keep a careful eye on the legs and coloring.Â Done in a fun casual environment, the most am to the most pro wine lovers are invited to try more than 250 different wines from every region of the world, from California Cabernets to German Rieslings to Argentinian Malbecs, all while enjoyingÂ DJs, photo booths and more.Â And the best part?Â Second Glassâ€™s groundbreaking mobile app makes it easy to remember every wine you try.
The free Second Glass app has a pre-loaded list and image of every wine at the Riot.Â Just mark â€œlike itâ€ or â€œlove itâ€ and your favorite wines will be saved on your phone forever, and you can access the list later on your computer or mobile phone.Â Download the app for iPhone in the iTunes Store or point your Android, Windows or BlackBerry web browser to m.secondglass.com.
New to the world of wine?Â Second Glass offers educational and free, 20-minute Crash Course Wine Seminars.Â Throughout each session, Rioters can stop in for a complimentary guided tasting and head back to the main floor equipped with tips and the know-how to help them boldly face any wine list, party or store.
Wading through a sea of hundreds of wines can be quite the challenge, but any wine-related questions can be answered by the Wine Intelligence Unit (WIU).Â These seasoned D.C. winos are at the disposal of all rioters, armed with extensive knowledge on everything involving fermented grapes.Â No question is too basic or simple, and no request is too large for these experts.
Visit www.secondglass.com/wineriot/dc-2012/tickets today for tickets and more information about Wine Riot DC.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.