Learn about wine at the ‘Riot’ this weekend

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Want to learn about wine, but not be bored? This riot is for you.

This weekend, Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene is hosting the “Wine Riot,” a touring tasting that features more than 250 wines, unlimited sampling, and plenty of instruction.

But leave your textbooks and vintage charts at home.

“People come to other wine events, and there’s people in suits and ascots telling them what they should smell in their glasses — the whole thing becomes boring,” said Tyler Balliet, a Wine Riot organizer. “We think wine events should be fun.”

Fun and educational, too. Wine Riot experts roam the floor offering tips and advice, and food, priced at $5, is matched to different varietals.

There’s even dancing and a photo booth.

Wine Riot at Skylight One Hanson [1 Hanson Pl. near Flatbush Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 230-0400] Sept. 23 at 7 pm and Sept. 24 at 1 pm and 7 pm. Tickets, $60 (Friday); $50 (Saturday). For info, visit

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SwampYankee from Ruined brooklyn says:
Wow, that transplant hipster looks like every other transplant hipster. Wonder what square state she relocated from?
Sept. 20, 2011, 7:59 am
MD from Yer mom says:
What's your point? I could just as easily generalize and characterize you as a life-long New Yorker who prolonged adolescence and lived with mommy and daddy until you were 30 taking random internships so you could avoid real work. There are people moving in and put of this city from every corner of the earth every single day. Sorry but you're not special.
Sept. 20, 2011, 10:23 pm
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