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Food Seen: Hamptons Restaurants Return, East End Food Institute & More

Dan's Papers

by Harry Powers

Mar 28, 2022 -- Did You Know That: is a post-it-yourself site for wine, food, spirits and beer events. It’s the no.1 online resource for consumers searching for food and drink events local to them. It’s free to search as well as for businesses to post. Or you could read this column religiously!

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Wine Walk: Local wine events website one-stop spot for wine activities

The Courier of Montgomery County

by Ron Saikowski / Wine Walk

Feb 23, 2022 -- Our normal social ways are coming together after two years of “distance socializing” and mask wearing. Wine has always been a social thing and is so much better when it is shared with family and friends. We have sequestered ourselves for the last two years with something missing.

It just did not feel the same when you were “Zooming” in on a wine tasting. It is great to be back together finally again! We have started looking for the wine tastings and wine/food events again and making plans to share with family and friends. One of my favorite websites to go to in order to find out about these wonderful events is During the pandemic, this website accepted a few in-person events but most were electronic wine visits.

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Where to Find Out About Wine Events Near You, and All Over the World

Sarasota Magazine

by Bob McGinn

Jun 24, 2021 -- The past year has been devastating for restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues, and many continue to struggle. However, some dining establishments have found success banding together in marketing groups such as the Sarasota-Manatee Originals, which recently organized the Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival, and with programs like Visit Sarasota County’s Savor Sarasota. To attract the largest number of potential attendees and minimize expenses, both organizations and many other restaurants and wine bars sent their messages through The unique website hosts the largest posting of wine events in the world, with between 5,000 and 6,000 listings each week. Events are posted by the host, and organized by city or region. The website is loaded with info about events, trips and educational opportunities, and blog posts and articles that are all wine-related. It even has a section dedicated to trade events.

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Eric Orange of LocalWineEvents on Wine Post-Pandemic

The Wine Curmudgeon Podcast

by Jeff Siegel

Jun 07, 2021 -- Jeff Siegel, (aka The Wine Curmudgeon) is known for his honest, straightforward wine writing, but did you know he also has a podcast? He sure does, and Eric V. Orange, CEO of was his recent guest. In this 17 minute episode, Jeff and Eric discussed how we powered through the last year, online bourbon, ZOOM fatigue, virtual wine education's future, the return of face-to-face tastings, and what we think the post-pandemic world of food and drink has in store for us. They covered a lot in a short time.

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Wine Tastings Are Back

Sarasota Magazine

by Bob McGinn

Sep 10, 2020 -- Yes, wine tastings are back, but not the crowded, elbow-to-elbow, stretch-your-arm-for-a-miniscule-sample wine tastings. No, I refer to the innovative, consumer-oriented, structured tastings now being offered at some of our favorite wine and food destinations. For similar events in St. Pete and Tampa, check out

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After 20 Years, A Wine Events Business Owner Has To Almost Start Over


by Thomas Pellechia

May 07, 2020 -- Eric V. Orange was hanging commercial sheetrock in Wichita, Kansas, when a friend enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York offered him a place to stay and look for work. The work Orange found was at Millbrook Vineyards, a Hudson Valley winery, which had been started by John S. Dyson, who as Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets was instrumental in the New York Farm Winery Act of 1976.

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Want To Join A Wine Club? Here’s What You Need To Know

Sarasota Magazine

by Bob Mcginn

Sep 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.

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6 Things To Know About Having A Picnic At A Winery

Wine With Our Family

by Marla Durben Hirsch

Aug 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....

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Top 10 Apps For Wine Lovers

The Drinks Business

by Lauren Eads

Apr 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.

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Top 10 Best Wine Apps For 2019

Social Vignerons.

by Julian Misquel

Jan 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.

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