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Sarasota Magazine

Want to Join a Wine Club? Here’s What You Need to Know - By Bob McGinn

September 12, 2019 ~ I’ve worked in the wine world for decades, so I’ve been a member of numerous wine social clubs and actually formed a few. Why join a club? Wine is a social beverage, and enjoying it with others enhances the experience. The premise behind these gatherings—whether they’re in a home or in a store—is to arrange a wine tasting for people with various levels of wine experience and aid everyone in becoming more knowledgeable. Wine clubs can be loosely structured, where a speaker describes a certain wine and the group discusses it, or they can be more structured, where rating sheets are issued and members analyze and critique various aspects of the wine. You might find yourself in a debate in the latter type of club, but both groups encourage harmony, and attendees get to know each other quickly. Many become friends. Many wine tasting groups start with retail store tastings. Like-minded individuals meet at a store, then start meeting in someone’s home or restaurant to taste and discuss wine. Local wine shops such as Michael’s Wine Cellar, Total Wine and ABC still offer these tastings and they are well attended. Now there are sites like Meetup or Local Wine Events to allow organized tastings even more accessibility. Meetup listings in Sarasota include Social Lovers Wine Group, Bacchus Meetup Group, and Gulf Gate Village Socialites.


Wine With Our Family

6 Things to Know About Having a Picnic at a Winery - By Marla Durben Hirsch

August 19, 2019 ~ ....A great website to find out whether a winery is hosting an event in an area is; that way you won't have to research wineries individually....


The Drinks Business

Top 10 apps for wine lovers - By Lauren Eads

April 02, 2019 ~ Local Wine Events This global app aims to bring the world of wine to your doorstep, connecting you with local wine events happening in your area, whether its in the US, UK, or elsewhere. Its service currently extends to hundreds of destinations, from Malta and Moldova to the Caribbean and Russia. Whenever there is a wine event happening near you, the app will inform you and offer information on attending and tickets. It also periodically offers exclusive ticket access and offers, and also allows you to share event information easily with friends via social media. Available on the App Store and Google Play.


Social Vignerons.

Top 10 Best Wine Apps for 2019 - By Julian Misquel

January 09, 2019 ~ 7. Localwineevents
Whenever there is a wine exhibition around you, this app will inform about the event. This app offers information on both large and small wine events. Possibly the most complete app for wine events.
The Wine Events App allows you to:
1 Easily find wine & food events taking place near you
2 Explore events in other cities while on-the-go
3 Discover exclusive wine & food getaways
4 Find upcoming events just on the weekend
5 Save money with exclusive ticket deal offers
6 Add events to your calendar
7 Easily share events via email, text message, Facebook & Twitter.