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5 Reasons to Sling Some Grape Juice at Upcoming Wine Riot

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There's gonna be a Wine Riot soon, but rather than duck for cover, this is one melee you might want to dive into. This wine tasting event will have you slinging some grape juice at the end of the month for its inaugural LA visit as part of a 5-city national tour. Aimed at thrilling attendees with all their five senses, Second Glass' Wine Riot is billed as "a wine tasting event for the 21st Century" thanks to its use of technology, emphasis on education, and the spirit of bringing people of all ages together to enjoy some great vino.

Since this is the first time the event will happen in Los Angeles, we've taken a look at what the Wine Riot has to offer. Here are the 5 reasons you might want to check it out:

1. 250 Wines from around the world
For those who appreciate a variety of varietals. Wines to sample will be from France, Chile, Greece, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, California, New England and more.

2. A mobile app to track your tastings
Get tech-ed! Track what you taste using Second Glass' mobile app.

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3. Crash course seminars and the Wine Intelligence Unit
Sit in on seminars like ""What Wines Go Best With Takeout Thai?" (come on, you know you want to know) or grab someone from the Wine Intelligence Unit for some one-on-one intel.

4. Location, Location, Location
The L.A. event is happening at Santa Monica Place's 4th floor event space, which will be making its debut along with Wine Riot. And SaMo Place is now home to the all-foodstuffs third floor Dining Deck and the opening-soon Market.

5. Pair your wines with food, music, and fun
Live DJ, photo booth, mingling, and food for purchase from local vendors (like I ♥ Pies and CoolHaus).

Wine Riot LA
March 25, 7-11p (Opening Night); March 26, 1-5p (Riot One) & March 26 (7-11p (Riot Two)
Tickets: $50 to $60 per person; available online. A portion of the proceeds will go to 826LA.