CEO & Founder
Social Media & Publicity
In 2000, Eric V. Orange created LocalWineEvents.com to help you find food, wine, beer and spirits events near you - no matter where in the world you happen to be. We're talking about dinners, tastings, festivals, classes and any other event that has a food/drink theme. New events are posted hourly, so you'll never be bored on this worldwide road trip.
We are the leading website for local wine and food event listings around the country and in 63 countries around the globe. Our weekly e-newsletter The Juice, reaches over 300,000+ subscribers with an average readership of 500,000 wine and food enthusiasts weekly.
As an industry wine veteran and insider, Eric has his certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers (1st phase) and a Master of Wine Education certification from the International Wine Guild. He has been a member of the Society of Wine Educators and served on the board of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF, Denver).
He has attended hundreds of wine events around the country and is a wine judge a number of major wine competitions including the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.