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✅ WINDY CITY WINE FESTIVAL - A Celebration of Wine, Food, Music & New Friends!

  • Sep 7, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Join, Chere, and other members at the annual Windy City Wine Festival, returns to downtown Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain, in the center of Grant Park. A celebration of wine, food, music and friends, set in the shadow of the breathtaking Chicago skyline!

WINDY CITY WINE FESTIVAL 2013 Sample from a selection of more than 270 wines from around the world, as you spend the evening strolling the festival grounds and Enjoying Chicago's magnificent skyline and lakeshore views. Beer lovers will enjoy the Best of Belgium Café, a beer garden experience within the festival. Feel free to bring friends, family, acquaintances, and random strangers off of the street, "the more the merrier".

Make sure to RSVP with number of guests so others know many people to expect. Please RSVP if you plan to attend and update your RSVP if you sign up but can no longer attend.

COST: Tickets are available for purchase online or at the gate.

* Wine Tasting Ticket $29 in advance or $35 at the door - includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.
* Designated Driver Ticket $10 online or at the door -includes two non-alcoholic drinks, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure.
* Meetup Event Fee: None


   1. READ details & RSVP YES - make sure to include all guests.

   2. BUY your ticket/s at the link below.

   3. MEET UP @ entrance of The Modern Wing of the Art Institute @ 4:00 pm
   4. LOOK for Chere (see photo) and other members. 
   5. WALK OVER as a group @ 4:30 pm.   Note: Remember to have a clear pic of your FACE to your profile so that you are recognized.

☑ know before you go

► PUBLIC EVENT hosted by Windy City Wine Festival
► Our Meetup group greeter = Chere
► AGES 21+ only

how to get there

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CARPOOL comment below; your starting point, if driver or passenger, and how many seats. Contact one another to work out the details.


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  • Robin

    Cherie, thanks for hosting the event. You were patient waiting for the rest of the group that never came or hsd the courtest to e-mail you. Despite this, myself and my friend Anne had a great time. Really liked this wine event.

    September 8, 2013

  • chere

    Really rude of those of you who indicated were you going and ended up just blowing it off without changing your RSVP. GROW UP

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • Ali ☀.

      Chere, you can PM me who didn't show. We remove No-Show members, who don't exercise common courtesy.

      September 7, 2013

    • Ali ☀.

      Found the list and will be removing people.

      Sorry this happened to you. It's generally why we charge a dollar (makes me people pause and think) or host only ticket required events. *sigh* At least Robin is nice to hang with. :)

      September 7, 2013

  • Cristiane Pimont M.

    I'm going to celebrate a friend's birthday!!

    September 7, 2013

  • chere

    Hey Everyone -

    Looking forward to meeting all of you and imbibing a wee bit. Should be a fun event. I will be at the front entrance of the Modern Wing probably a little closer to 4:15 than 4:00. If you need to reach me my e-mail is [masked]

    I will probably be wearing an orange shirt with white polka dots.

    See you soon!

    September 7, 2013

  • Kelly N.

    Turns out I cannot go Cherie ... A friend has extra ticket to green tie ball for tomorrow-. Thanks for planning and see you next event! Enjoy!!

    September 6, 2013

  • Tracye D.

    I will be pouring wine at the festival for Heritage Links Brands. Be sure to stop by my booth and say hello. :-)

    September 5, 2013

  • Ali ☀.

    Thanks, Chere, for volunteering to be our group's official greeter!

    August 5, 2013

2 went

  • chere
    Event Host
  • Robin +1
    Rock Star Member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest

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