Monday, April 23, 2012

Safari #53: Bacchanalia Comes to Boston

And what a riot it was.

Second Glass, an organization that makes wine accessible to all, brought the wildly popular Wine Riot back to Boston this past weekend.  The event leaves all pretension at the door and encourages rioters to simply taste, enjoy, and have a great time.  My first ever was a smashing success thanks to good company, great wine, cheesy noshes, and free bottles of water (well played, Second Glass, well played).

I had to laugh while standing at one sampling tables in the presence of two wanna-be sommeliers; as they were sniffing, aerating, sipping, and spitting their wine, the host simply said, "Look, just drink it."

That's all you need to know.

If you're thinking of hitting Wine Riot in 2013, here's a few tips:
  • Buy Your Tickets Early.  Sign up on the website or follow SecondGlass on Twitter to learn when the riot is coming back to town.  If you're early enough, you can also get a discount.
  • Download the Mobile App.  The mobile app is fantastic because it keeps track of the wines you've sampled and helps you find local places to purchase your favorites.

*Wine Riot logo kindly borrowed from

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