Windy City Wine Festival

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Windy City Wine Festival
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Quaff a glass of vino near Buckingham Fountain and admire the Chicago skyline at this yearly shindig, which features more than 300 wines from around the world and discussions with sommeliers and chefs. Attendees can choose from one of two evening sessions, with food from Taco in a Bag, Wally’s Waffles and others.

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After standing in line for over an hour approximately 30 to 40 people, myself included were told that we would not be allowed to pay at the gate because they had a max capacity of 5000 people which would be reached if everyone purchasing tickets online showed up.  THIS only after during that  hour workers from Kemperlesnick  told us 30 min then 45 mins.  We finally spoke with Brent, who apparently doesn't have a last name, who told us we were being turned away after all that time so they would not "jeopardize the experience " for their attending  guests. Unbelievable!