by John Corpuz
Sep 08, 2014 -- The world of wine and wine lovers can seem mysterious, intimidating and impenetrable, but it doesn't have to be. Thankfully, there are numerous mobile apps out there that can help you make sense of the most arcane terms and find the right wine and food pairings for every occasion; all without taking a sommelier examine. Check out eight of the best wine apps for budding oenophiles, available on Android and iOS.
by John Lenart
May 14, 2014 -- The best way to learn about wine is to, quite simply, taste more wine. And there's no better place to taste a wide range of wines than at a wine tasting. Here you can try a variety of wines all in one spot and ask questions about the wines from some very knowledgeable people like distributors, or occasionally even the winemaker. A great resource to find out where and when wine tastings are being held is the website LocalWineEvents.com. It's a one-stop information center for a wide range of local food and wine events.
by David Williams
Nov 29, 2013 -- 4. Local Wine Events (iPhone, Android – free) Local Wine events app logo Like wine-searcher, another Ronseal app that scores for its simplicity, being essentially a listings service of tastings and other wine events in your area. An app like this depends on the quality and timeliness of its information, and in this respect it's hard to fault if you live in London: I was amazed at just how many wine events there are in the city these days. It's slightly less impressive if you're on holiday or visiting wine regions overseas: just 10 events came up for the next year in wine-mad Bordeaux, for example, and there were none at all for Barcelona.
The Age (australian)
by Isabelle Berglas
Apr 26, 2013 -- 5. Wine Events Free; iPhone, iPad Now that you have finished brushing up on your wine knowledge, it is finally time for the serious stuff, going out to sample some wines. Luckily, this app has already done all the research and lists major events happening near you. So whether you are in the Napa Valley, Melbourne, Sydney or London, you will find a plethora of public tastings, open cellar doors and master classes right on your doorstep. And if you subscribe to the Juice, their free email newsletter, you need never miss a great event again.
The Denver Post
by Bill St. John
Jan 02, 2013 -- >>> Seasonal fairs, wine schools and winery tasting rooms offer wine tastings. But perhaps the best chance to taste several wines is at for-fee tastings held by a fundraising or affinity group at a restaurant or other venue. (The best place to find out about such tastings, all over the world, is at localwineevents.com, the most comprehensive posting of such events.) .......
Napa Valley Register
by Dan Berger
Nov 15, 2012 -- >>> An even better bet is to schedule a wine country tour to coincide with a major wine festival. They happen all over the country, and a website that consolidates most of these is localwinevents.com/festivals. Included in the dozens of major festivals listed on the site are a few in other countries (such as the white truffle food and wine event later this month in Piemonte!)............. see link for more.
by Reader's Digest Editors
Sep 24, 2012 -- 1. Buy wine from regions that aren’t as famous. Land costs for growers in these areas are lower, and thus they can pass on their savings in the price of their wines. For example, opt for a wine from Paso Robles, California, rather than Napa. 2. Choose lesser-known grape varieties. Think Petite Sirah, not Cabernet Sauvignon. Go to iwinedb.com to learn about different kinds of wine. 3. Buy wine from warmer climates, such as Spain, California, or Australia. Successful grape harvests are more reliable there, keeping prices down. 4. Try out wine festivals for great deals on samples. Check out LocalWineEvents.com for wine events in your area. 5. Before buying a bottle, ask the wine shop staff if it should be aged more for optimum drinkability. If you want a wine to drink that night, don’t buy a bottle of Riesling, for example, that’s meant to live in a cellar for five years. Cellarnotes.net provides an aging guide for different types of wine.
Midwest Wine Press
by Patti Held
Aug 27, 2012 -- ..... and my favorite? LocalWineEvents.com. Localwinevents.com is the world’s largest calendar of food and beverage events where consumers can find information about events in their area. Below is a screen shot of the Local Wine Event’s listing for the upcoming Hermann Holiday Fare Wine Trail event in November.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
by Lisa Rogak
Jun 12, 2012 -- Top Eight Wine Apps With new wine apps launching every day––from individual wineries to massive retail databases––it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We’ve whittled it down to eight of the best. Local Wine Events With over 1,500 new tastings, festivals, auctions and other wine-oriented activities listed each week, Local Wine Events offers a dizzying array of choices for wine lovers. iPhone, Android, $3.99. (now free)
by Grace Bascos
Mar 22, 2012 -- Sometimes it’s better when wine drinking is a group effort. But how to track down these gatherings? More than a decade ago, Eric V. Orange began the calendar for every event having to do with wine around the country. Today, Local Wine Events is an incredibly useful tool not only for those who are looking for like-minded souls to discuss their favorite grapes, but also for restaurants and shops who use it as a way to reach new clients. At first, Orange thought he would have to beg wine buyers to persuade wholesalers to post events, but instead it was enthusiastic restaurants that helped boost the popularity of the site. After launching initially in 50 cities, the site now lists wine and food events in more than 500 cities worldwide, and some 1,500 events are posted every week, making Local Wine Events the largest online calendar of such things. Despite his being based just outside Philadelphia, the Las Vegas listings are ever on-point. Orange recently brokered a partnership with Google’s deal service, Google Offers. So in addition to telling fans about some of the most exclusive culinary events in bigger cities, he can sell discounted tickets to them. He’s also launched a Wine Events app so oenophiles can get their wine-gathering events on the go. Ultimately, Orange’s purpose is to continue to make enjoying wine more accessible to the world, and Local Wine Events has become the go-to site for people who want to seek out these experiences. “It’s been interesting watching the wine industry evolve and how the Internet is being used,” he says. “The overall effect should increase general wine knowledge to a wider audience. I like that.”