56 international wineries with over 250 wines will strike L.A. this Saturday at the return of Wine Riot, an oenophile's day-long exploration that seeks to take the snobbishness out of tastings and replace it with wanton beschnozzlement, along with some dude named DJ Cassette, food samples like cupcakes and waffle frites, informal wine pairing classes*, an iPhone tasting app, and one of those photo booths that pairs so well with getting one's fade on with friends. This year, Second Glass's nationally staged event is moving to Downtown L.A.'s Majestic Halls and will have two sessions: the first from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. and another from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M. Since we really want you to have a good time in life, we're giving away three pairs of tickets to any one of the two sessions you prefer.
We'll be randomly picking three winners for each pair of the tickets, which each have a face value of $50. To enter, simply send Grub Street L.A. an email that includes your full name and the session you'd prefer to attend. You must send your email in to us by this Thursday, November 8 at 5:00 P.M. We'll put all of the names in a hat (or some other such clever device for holding names) and pick three winners randomly from all of the entries.
Your emails don't have to say much but your full name and your desired Wine Riot session. If you want to explain why you deserve the tickets, offer us a live chicken, or tell us to go suck an egg, go for it. It won't make any difference either way. See New York Magazine Online's full contest rules right here and best of luck to all who enter!
For anyone who's not the gambling type, you can buy tickets for Wine Riot online and peruse the full list of participating vineyards.
*This apparently means your high school gym teacher discusses wine with you while sitting backwards in his chair and wearing shorts!