Wine Riot Atlanta 2018

Date: Friday, Saturday, 7th to Saturday, September 8th

Time: See website

About: With two-parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented “wine tasting” for the Millennial consumer through its entertaining and interactive wine events and is pleased to announce its 2018 schedule, which will include the addition of Atlanta and Austin to its multi-city schedule. Designed for the thirsty and curious Millennial consumer, Wine Riot aims to change the often-intimidating nature of wine and wine tasting into an entertaining and educational experience, while also helping wine brands connect with this important consumer segment. Each Wine Riot event taps into the Millennial consumer’s sense of adventure and desire to try new things by providing opportunities to interact with wines from around the globe. There are three sessions: Friday 7 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 2 pm to 5 pm, and Saturday 7 pm to 10 pm. Education is important, and Wine Riot makes learning wine a lot of fun through a few key activities: Wine 101 is an interactive tastings focused on wine categories – Old World v. New World, Young v. Mature and Oaked v. Unoaked. Crash Courses is a 20-minute seminars on a particular wine subject via a compare and contrast tasting. Regional & Varietal Booth is an interactive tasting tour through 10 key wine regions around the world, showing how terroir, climate and production impact flavor, and wine characteristics. The Bubble Bar is a full-range of sparkling wine, including Cava, Prosecco, American Sparkling, Crémant, Rosé, Sekt and Champagne. Siploma is a trivia-style program that allows attendees to test their wine knowledge, earning points and advancing through three degrees (Rioter, Connoisseur and Junior Somm) with Siploma levels displayed on wine glasses like merit badges. Sessions are $65 each.


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Dry County Brewing 2nd Anniversary

Date: Saturday, September 8th

Time: 2 pm

About: Dry County’s Tasting Room is turning 2 years old, and in typical Dry County fashion, they’re throwing a full out Bash! Join us as we shut down Kennesaw for our DCBC Anniversary Bash with a MASSIVE beer list-including several anniversary releases and collaborations, killer live music all day, and delicious lunch/dinner offerings by local food trucks! Music lineup includes Chase Truran, Chip McGuire Band, and Wet Jeans. There’s no charge or ticket required, but VIP ticket is available for only $55 ($80 value). This ticket includes an hour early entrance, t-shirt, koozie, special release Dry County Anniversary 12 oz. glass, one 4-pack beer to-go, six-6 oz pours of any brews on tap, exclusive tent and VIP only taps, $10 food voucher for any Food truck.


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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/18

The Wine Stroll is on Friday, September 21 7:00-10:00 pm and located in Historic Kirkwood in Street Festival style. There are 43 participating locations, each pouring a sample of red and white wines. The 84 wines selected for the Kirkwood Wine Stroll are styles featured from around the world. The passport you receive upon check-in at the event will provide space to record your favorite wines or take photos with your phone so that you will have a record of all of your favorite selections.

Beyond wine, great live music by amazing local bands performing on 3 stages, that includes jazz, acoustic, and electric stages. Dining options include tapas type portions of small plates available for purchase through amazing local food vendors like Urban Pie, Kirkyard Public House, Dish Dive, Sun in My Belly, Poppa Corns: Gourmet Popcorn, Poor Hendrix and new this year- My Coffee Shop. There will also be non-alcoholic beverages, local craft beer selections from Eventide Brewing and Second Self Beer Company. Other businesses will also offer specials, discounts, prize drawings, and demonstrations. No wine stroll tickets are necessary to purchase food or beer. They can be purchased separately. Ticket prices $40 in advance, $50 the week of the event in advance and at the door. Tickets can be purchased here:

Proceeds from the Wine Stroll are used to enhance the downtown business district and help fund other Kirkwood nonprofit organizations and events.

This is a 21-year and older event. Photo ID is required.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/18

September 29th 1 to 5 pm

Atlantic Station

The first annual Atlanta Mimosa Festival will be held at Atlantic Station on Saturday, September 29th and you don’t want to miss it! The event will be held from 1pm to 5 pm with advanced entry for VIP ticket holders at 12 pm. Beverages available include mimosas (with special orange juice flavors), Bellini’s, Bloody Mary’s, a selection of beer, wine, and cider. There will be live music and our favorite DJ Q-Tip. The music line-up and food options will be posted on the website soon.  VIP tickets include all drinks, early entry at 12 pm, brunch bites in the VIP Tent, exclusive bars and restrooms. Bottomless Drinks tickets include all beverages; food will cost extra. General Admission tickets include entry only; food & drinks will cost extra. VIP tickets are $69 in advance and $79 after Sept 20th. No day-of event tickets will be available for VIP. Bottomless Drinks are $45 in advance, $50 after Sept 20th and $60 day-of. General Admission is $15 in advance, $20 after Sept 20th and $25 day-of.