Mark your calendars – Rioja is coming to the Windy City for the 2nd annual Rioja Week, which kicks off May 2 with the Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival. Rioja Week includes tasting events, special wine flights and food pairings, and discounts in restaurants and retail shops around the city. This will give you access to the world’s most delicious, food-friendly wines at extraordinary values.

The Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival, hosted by Wines of Rioja and held at Chicago’s historic Union Station, will showcase nearly 200 vibrant wines from Rioja, ranging from Blancos to Rosados to Gran Reservas, and everything in between. To make the most of these special wines, 30 notable American chefs will create their interpretations of Rioja-inspired tapas. Guests can sample delicious hams at the jamón bar and savor some of Spain’s finest cheeses in the cheese cave while learning about this prominent wine region.

All lovers of wine and food are welcome at what is sure to be one of Chicago’s best gastronomic parties of the year! Trust us when we say that if this event were taking place in NYC the Spa Week editorial team would be there with bells on.

Last year’s event sold out fast, so head over to Rioja’s site to purchase your $65 ticket as soon as possible! And don’t forget to check out the amazing weekend getaway Rioja is giving away in celebration of Spa Week. Even though Spa Week is technically over, entries are being accepted through the end of the month.

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