Wine Riot!, taking place at the BCA Cyclorama tomorrow and Saturday, is trying real real hard to appeal to Boston’s hipsters. So hard, in fact, that the event’s homepage lists “Hipster Cool” as one of the top ten reasons to attend, saying “Each Riot comes complete with a DJ, photo booth and EVEN fake tattoos!” Oof. Guys, the first rule of appealing to hipsters is that you don’t make a naked appeal to hipsters. The second is never ever using the phrase “EVEN fake tattoos!”
Despite the cringe-inducing marketing, Wine Riot! seems like a pretty solid deal. Tickets, which cost $45-65, get you access to tastings from over 250 winemakers, $5 or less treats from Sel De La Terre, Garden at The Cellar, and The Savant Project, and seminars like “Crash Course: Is That a Magnum or Are You Just Happy to See Me?” Hey, it has to be less of a mess than any other Marathon weekend event.
Wine Riot [Official Site]