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2nd Annual Rioja Week
05/02/2015 - 05/09/2015
Wine and food lovers everywhere are invited to explore one of the largest Spanish-focused festival in the country, celebrating one of Spain’s wine regions.
The Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival, held at Chicago’s historic Union Station, includes nearly 200 wines from Rioja, from Blancos to Rosados to Gran Reservas, and everything in between. Attendees are invited to taste wines and learn directly from the Rioja winemakers and winery principals in attendance.
Beyond just the one-day festival, Rioja Week celebrations will continue through the week with tasting events, flights, food pairings and special discounts in restaurants and retail shops around Chicago and in select markets across the country, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Orlando and Los Angeles.
To extend the celebration beyond Chicago, @RiojaWine and tapas lovers can get a taste of the #RiojaBuzz with the #ShareYourPair Photo Contest. For a chance to win a Rioja dinner for two and other tasty prizes, Riojagraphers around the U.S. are invited to tag a photo of their favorite Rioja wine and tapas pairing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #RiojaBuzz and #ShareYourPair.
Tickets for the Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival are $65, with proceeds benefitting culinary scholarships at the James Beard Foundation.