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JBF Editors

April 14, 2015


Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival

Make the most of your JBF Awards weekend and celebrate Spain’s most prominent wine region while you’re in Chicago! The Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival will take place on  Saturday, May 2, at the city’s iconic Union Station. Experience more than 100 vibrant Rioja wines from 40 wineries, meet top Rioja winemakers, attend expert-led seminars, and taste delicious tapas from nearly 30 nationally-renowned chefs. Rioja is famous for producing an incredible variety of the world’s finest and most food-friendly wines at amazing values, so while you are sipping away, stop off at the Jamón Galleria and the cheese cave while listening to live music.

Start planning your weekend now and make sure to get your tickets for one of the best gastronomic parties of the year! Tickets are $65 and proceeds of the Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival will benefit culinary scholarships the James Beard Foundation. This event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets today!   

Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2015
1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Tickets are $65 per person. Ages 21 and over only.
To purchase tickets, visit  

Union Station
500 W Jackson Blvd

Participating Chefs: Katie Button, Cúrate; Michael Ciapciak, Bang Bang Pie Shop; David Cordua, Américas; Tim Dacey, Capa at Four Seasons Orlando; Francis Derby, The Cannibal; Stephen "Octoman" Fried, Gullo Specialty Foods; Carlos Gaytan, Mexique; Tim Graham, Travelle; Kurt Guzowski and Thomas Rice, TÊTE Charcuterie; Adam Halberg, Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant; Joe Heppe, Oak & Char; Haidar Korum, Estadio; Greg    Laketek, West Loop Salumi; Rob Levitt, The Butcher & Larder; John Manion, La Sirena Clandestina; Kylen McCarthy, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria; Sarah McDonnell, Trellis; Cory Morris, Rural Society; Greg O'Neill, Pastoral Artisan; Daniel Olivella, Barlata Tapas Bar; Jeff Parkin, Bar Pastoral; Nicole Pederson, Found Kitchen; Michael Santoro, Andaz 5th Avenue; Anthony Sasso, Casa Mono; Nathan Sears, The Radler; Sarah Simmons, Birds & Bubbles; Jason Vincent; Joshua Whigham   

Participating Wineries: Bodegas AGE, Muriel, Viña Eguia, Fernandez de Pierola, Carlos Serres, Dinastia Vivanco, Bodegas Valdemar, Ramón Bilbao, Bodega Classica, Bodega Maetierra Dominum, Muga, Marqués de Cáceres, Bodegas Riojanas, Franco Espanolas, Campo Viejo, Ysios, Bodegas y Viñedos, Marqués de Vargas, Montecillo, Ontañón, Soto de Torres, Valenciso, Martinez Corta, Marqués de Carrión, Bodegas Basagoiti, Marqués de Riscal, Bodegas Palacio, Beronia, Casa Primicia, Finca Valpiedr, Familia Martinez Bujanda, Raquel Saenz Sacristan, Rug Vino, Castillo de Cuzcurrita, El Coto, LAN, Baron de Ley, Faustino, Bodegas Bilbainas, Bodegas Tarón.

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