Wine Riot Hosts Wine Tour at DAR Hall

Maryland winemaker Jo-Ann Romano of Romano Winery at Wine Riot DC 2012.

[flagallery gid=21 w=500 h=340 skin=photo_pro_1_2asl name=Gallery] Wine Riot DC 2012. (To get a full screen view, scroll over ‘thumbnails’ and click on ‘fullscreen.’)

Washington, DC (May 10, 2012) – This past Saturday, Wine Riot DC hosted its second event at the DAR Constitution Hall. After hosting a sold-out event last year, co-founders Tyler Balliet and Morgan First brought another approachable wine tasting event that taught the millennial generation about wine in a fresh, fun and casual environment.

Wine Riot returned to D.C.  at the Daughters of the Revolution Constitution Hall (DAR). Wine Riot has expanded to Boston, DC, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.

Winos and wine newbies alike were invited to sip more than 250 different wines from every region of the world, from California Cabernets to German Rieslings to Argentinian Malbecs, all while enjoying DJs, photo booths and more. And the best part? Second Glass’s groundbreaking mobile app made it easy to remember every wine you try.

At the event was my favorite Maryland winery called Romano. Founded by Joseph and Jo-Ann Romano, Romano Vineyard and Winery is located south of Washington, DC, in the scenic rural tier of Prince George’s County, Maryland. They produce small lots of handcrafted wine from the grapes grown in their vineyard and carefully selected growers.

Giorgio & Gianni presented their lambrusco, Y+B Wines brought their sustainable whites, and Charles Krug of Peter Mondavi brought their sparkling.

The free Second Glass app had a pre-loaded list and image of every wine at the Riot. Just mark “like it” or “love it” and your favorite wines will be saved on your phone forever, and you can access the list later on your computer or mobile phone. Download the app for iPhone in the iTunes Store or point your Android, Windows or BlackBerry web browser to

The ticket price for Wine Riot DC included tasting pours of any and all wines at the event. Wine Riot DC was the coolest way for wine drinkers to enjoy a Saturday.

Maryland winemaker Jo-Ann Romano of Romano Winery at Wine Riot DC 2012.
Maryland winemaker Jo-Ann Romano of Romano Winery at Wine Riot DC 2012.
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