What does wine and starting your own business have to do with one another? Sometimes nothing but in this circumstance, it’s the perfect pairing.

Get ready to channel your inner sommelier with other young Redbird alums! The Chicago Young Alumni Network invites you to its annual wine tasting event where you can swirl, sip, and yes, even sniff a variety of wines at D.O.C. Wine Bar.

To top off the night, two special alumni will share their wisdom about entrepreneurship. Whether you are an entrepreneur or not, you will be wanting to hear more from Brittany Applegate ’12 and Ariana Taylor ’13, two Redbirds taking Chicago by storm. Applegate is the founder of Brand Chicago, a community of Chicago’s most ambitious multicultural entrepreneurs. She also works as a brand consultant for small business owners, developing marketing and digital strategies. As the founder of The Chicago Consultant, Taylor advises entrepreneurs on how to navigate the processes to establish their entities and works with Fortune 100 companies to challenge business practices and develop solutions. Both are passionate about inspiring others to actualize their dreams.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22
Where: D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 North Clark Street, Chicago

Cost for the evening is $15 and includes tastings and light appetizers. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Register by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14, online or call Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586.