Wine Enthusiast’s Red and White Bash Debuts in Chicago

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On Thursday, June 19, Wine Enthusiast hosted the much-anticipated Red and White Bash in the Windy City, introducing local wine lovers to the premier wine-tasting event, and making its debut in a city beyond New York.

More than 500 attendees turned out to Architectural Artifacts in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, where they enjoyed pours of 100 wines rated 90 points or higher by Wine Enthusiast tasters. Also available was 90-plus rated beer from Unibroue and Bourbon from Michter’s Distiller. All net ticketing proceeds from the event benefitted Wine to Water, a non-profit organization that provides clean water in impoverished countries around the world.

The extravagant venue, which doubles as a daytime showroom for unique curios, antiques and knick-knacks, was transformed into a festive red-and-white vintage setting. Guests sipped on global offerings from the likes of Trinchero, Wente Vineyards, Chateau d’Esclans and Barkan, from Israel’s Judean Hills, while a handful of eateries—South Water Kitchen, E+O Food and Drink, 312 Chicago, Sophie's at SAKS, Ruth's Chris Steak House and the Boka Group—served up signature dishes like a savory steak-and-gruyere slider, tonno crudo and smoked-pea hummus.

Revelers embraced the red-and-white theme, decked out in 1920s-style finery, and shimmied on the dance floor to jazz renditions of Feist and Amy Winehouse tunes, courtesy of local band Brooke & the Nice Things.

Joseph Hernandez

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Wine Enthusiast’s Red and White Bash Debuts in Chicago

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