Wine Riot: You’ve Got To Try It


BIGGER SUV, YOU SHOULD BE TAKING THE 2018 GMC TERRAIN FOR A TEST DRIVE. SUZANNE? IT IS FAR FROM YOUR AVERAGE WIND TESTING. TODAY, WINE RIOT RETURNS. JOINING US IN THE STUDIO IS THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR. JASON CICERO. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN! OKAY! LET’S HAVE SOME BOOZE FOR BREAKFAST, OKAY? I LOVE IT. IT IS 5:00 P.M. SOMEWHERE. TELL US ABOUT IT. YOU HAVE TO TRY IT. IT IS A WAY OF EXPANDING A PALLET AND LEARNING A LITTLE BIT MORE. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN SO THE MUSIC, THE ENERGY, YOU CAN DANCE AND PUT SOME SPARKLES ON YOUR EYES, VERY INSTAGRAM. IT IS MEANT TO PUT THE ENTERTAINMENT BACK INTO THE BOTTLE. YOU SAID IT IS A HUGE ROOM AND YOU HAVE THREE HOURS TO DRINK AS MUCH WINE AS YOU CAN FOR $65. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SO STAID. I AM NOT AFRAID TO POUR SOME WINE INTO A DECANTER OR A PLASTIC CUP OR A COFFEE MUG. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN WITH IT. AND YOU JUST PUT INTO THE DECANTER, SOME CABERNET. THIS IS COMING FROM ARGENTINA . AND IF YOU HAVE EVER RUN INTO THE PROBLEM OF WINE OR WHISKEY? HOW ABOUT A CABERNET FROM SAN JUAN? AND CHECK THIS OUT? I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A DECANTER AT THE READY BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE JUST GOT FANCY BY POURING OUR WINE INTO A DECANTER. THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT. IT HELPS TO AERATE THE WINE AND DOES IT REALLY IMPROVE THE TASTE? THIS MORNING, DID YOU THROW OPEN THE SHADES AND COME TO WORK? YOU HAD COFFEE AND YOU MAY BE STRETCHED A LITTLE. THIS IS A WAY TO WAKE UP THE WIND. IT HAS BEEN SITTING IN A BOTTLE IN ARGENTINA FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND NOW, WE ARE WELCOMING IT TO OUR TABLE AND CHICAGO. IT IS AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS AND THERE IS A WHISKEY MIST IN THERE. THESE ARE THE ONES MOVING THE NEEDLE AND THEY DRINK ALL OF THE THINGS, COCKTAILS, BEER, WINE. AND WE WANT TO MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE. SO THEY ARE OPEN-MINDED TO HAVING WEIRD THINGS AND THE NEXT AND — AND THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE DEALING WITH WINES FROM A PLACE YOU CANNOT PRONOUNCE, YOU SHOULD ORDER THAT WINE! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE ON A GREAT LIST AND NOT BE DELICIOUS. PEOPLE ARE AFRAID. AND WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE LIKE ME, FIRST OF ALL, SOME OF THE BEST DRESSED PEOPLE IN FOOD AND WINE. AND SECONDLY, THEY ARE IN THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS. THEY WANT YOU TO FEEL DELIGHTED. AND I TELL PEOPLE, START LOOKING AT THE WINE LIST. AND NO ONE WANTS TO LOOK LIKE A FOOL, RIGHT? SAY, I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD HAS YOU ARE POINTING TO THE PRICE SIDE OF THE MENU AND DON’T BE AFRAID TO INTERACT. SAY, I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT MAKES MY MOUTH FEEL BUSY AND FUZZY OR UNLOVED BUBBLES OR GIVE ME SOMETHING WITH SWEETNESS. IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE WINE THAT YOU CAN ONLY DRINK FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? THAT IS AN EASY ONE. MY LICENSE PLATE IS NBBILLIO. CHEERS! WONDERFUL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN! THERE ARE 2 WINE SESSIONS TODAY AT FULTON MARKET. ONE AT 2:30 P.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M. AND THE OTHER ONE IS AT 7:30 P.M. UNTIL 10:00 P.M.

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