Have you ever taken one of those Chicago River architectural tours? It’s certainly true that there’s a beautiful array of buildings situated along Chicago’s waterways…but the tours are, like, two hours long, and unless you are a serious student of architecture, your attention might tend to wane a bit.
Eventually, the buildings start to blend together. Why not make them blend a little faster by combining your tour with a wine tasting?! Wendella Boats is offering a wine tasting cruise tonight, plying the river for its architectural gems, and you with a variety of wines from Kafka Wine Company. The tour, which pushes off from the base of the Wrigley Building at 5:45pm, costs $57 and includes hors d’oeuvres from Buca Di Beppo, a sampling of olive oils from Ta-Ze Olives & Olive Oil Boutique, and a complimentary glass of wine. To get the full tasting, you evidently need to go a la carte - a little tacky, but what did you expect. Anyway, we imagine it’d make a nice date, if you’re into that sort of thing.
[Photo: Merch Mart from the river, Wendalla]