Lyric Opera of Chicago

Wine Showcase Series

An All-Red Wine Tasting with Georg Riedel, Riedel Crystal,
and Wine Pairing Dinner at Spiaggia

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
980 N. Michigan

A wine event both educational and fun!

Featuring the Wines of:
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - perennial California favorite
Gemstone Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - made by Phillippe Melka, the hot winemaker!
Hundred Acre Vineyards Syrah - the impossible-to-find 2005 vintage!

7:00 Tasting and Seminar
8:00 Wine Reception
8:30 Dinner


Attendance is limited to 130 guests. Please reserve now. Riedel Words  
All reservations include the tasting seminar, wine reception, and dinner. Each guest will receive a take-home set of Riedel Vitis Red Wine Glassware (one glass each of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah for use during the tasting).


Solo Package - $300/guest 
Table Package - $3,000 for 10 guests
SONG Package for Four - $2,500
SONG package includes reservations and glassware for four guests and one etched magnum of SONG: 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by Philippe Melka and Gemstone Vineyards.


If you have to miss the Wine Showcase Series, consider making  contribution to the event instead. Click here to give now.

Wine Showcase Series Event Chairs:
Mrs. James L. Sandner and Marilynn Thoma

A project of the Women’s Board.


2010 Backstage Tours 2

Patriarch of Riedel Crystal, Georg Riedel, has convinced wine lovers around the globe that varietal-specific stemware elevates the wine experience to new heights. Come judge for yourself. 



Julie Ticsay Erica Sandner and Carl Thoma  
 2010 Backstage Tours 2Dale ConnellyChris Reyes