Mutineer Magazine is excited to announce an ambitious partnership with Second Glass and their Wine Riot national tour. Wine Riot will visit five cities in 2011 to include Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, New York City and Washington DC. At Wine Riot, guests will have the opportunity to try 250 wines from around the world as well as eat, learn and ask questions about wine at crash course wine seminars.
Here are a few questions with Tyler Balliet, President and Founder of Second Glass about the tour and partnership with Mutineer Magazine.
Mutineer: What was your approach to Wine Riot in Boston?
Tyler Balliet: We know it’s possible to learn and have fun at the same time but at some point, wine event people forgot this. That’s what really resonates with young people in Boston. You come to a totally bitchin’ event, drink awesome wine, meet really great people and a crap-ton of fun and learn about wine! People love it in Boston so much that we’ve sold out the last two events. We have no desire to grow the capacity of the event so we plan on just making the experience better and better, for the same number of people.
Mutineer: Your thoughts on taking Wine Riot on the road to new cities?
Tyler Balliet: We built Wine Riot with the idea of taking it to other cities across the country. While we know each city and region is different, the idea of Wine Riot, having fun and simultaneously learning about wine, is universal. While not without it’s challenges, the 2011 Wine Riot US Tour is going to be f-ing amazing! We reached out to some really amazing wineries that are coming on the entire tour and we’re also working with local wineries in each region. Personally, we’re going to have a blast plus, we get to expose tens of thousands of people to awesome wine!
Mutineer: What are your thoughts on Mutineer’s involvement with Wine Riot?
Tyler Balliet: I’ve been a fan of Mutineer since issue #1! It’s a really great publication that really resonates with what we’re doing at Second Glass. Artisan, hand-made, quality beverages isn’t an industry or business, it’s an art form and a movement! We are so stoked to be partnering with Mutineer because they have the exact same view as we do! We say drink more wine and Mutineer says drink more everything!
We couldn’t agree more with Morgan’s sentiment and when I asked Mutineer Magazine’s Editor in Chief Alan Kropf for his thoughts on our involvement with Wine Riot, he quickly replied with “This is arguably the most epic millennial-driven partnership we’ve embarked on and I’m excited to see how young wine drinkers react. I’m a huge fan of Second Glass and there was no way Mutineer was going to miss out on being a part of a Wine Riot national tour. Absolutely no way.”
Mutineer Magazine is sponsoring all five events nationwide and will be on hand this Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26 in Los Angeles for the inaugural event of 2011. Look for us and copies of Mutineer Magazine are sure to be flowing as freely as the wine and good times. Mutineer will be also be giving away tickets to each event, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter with information how to win tickets of your own.
For more information on Second Glass, Wine Riot, event dates, locations and prices, please visit the Second Glass website.