Boston is a great place to kick back with a big brew, but put the tap on hold for one night and head to the Second Glass Wine Riot! True to its name, the event features 250 wines from around the world, along with entertainment and even some education. Their Crash Course seminars bring you local experts to drop in-depth knowledge about grape varietals and regions. And adding a techie touch, all participants will get to keep track of wines sampled (and vote for their favorite) via the Second Glass mobile site: m.secondglass.com.
If you want to hang with Boston beverage enthusiasts and enjoy a night of vino, head to www.thewineriot.com for tickets. They are $55 for opening night on Friday Oct. 22, and $45 for Saturday Oct. 23.