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When To Visit The Wine Country

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 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.

Tips For Buying Affordable Wine

Reader's Digest

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 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 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. provides an aging guide for different types of wine.

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Four Simple Ways To Increase Tasting Room Revenue

Midwest Wine Press

by Patti Held

Aug 27, 2012 -- ..... and my favorite? 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.

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Top Eight Wine Apps

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)

The Datekeeper

Vegas Seven

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.” Announces Premier Partnership With Google Offers

by Lee Romano Sequeira

Jan 31, 2012 -- Malvern, PA – January 31, 2012 –, the world’s largest online calendar of food and wine related events, has announced its premium partnership with Google’s deal service, Google Offers. Discounted tickets to exclusive wine and food event offerings in the metro areas of San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC will be featured on the Google Offers platform through CEO Eric V. Orange states, “We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Google over the past eleven years, and we’re very pleased they have selected as one of their Google Offers partners”. Launched in 2000, now receives over 1,500 new food, wine, beer and spirits event postings a week. To date, over 360,000 events have been posted, and the websites free newsletter, The Juice -- featuring city-by city listings of wine, food, beer and spirits events in cities across the world -- currently has over 168,000 subscribers. “To be able to bring these amazing offers using the Google platform is very exciting for us. I’m sure our audience will be pleased with the variety of exclusive deal selections – and the savings,” Orange says. > For further information, please visit or  You can join LocalWineEvents on Facebook at you have an upcoming event and are able to offer a discount or early bird pricing on tickets, then you will definitely want to consider using to offer a ticket deal. Select deals in the larger metro areas will be submitted to the Google Offers platform, exposing your event to a huge audience. If you are interested in our deal system, go here for more information

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Don't Get Over Barrel At Wine Tasting

Chicago Tribune

by Bill St. John

Jan 25, 2012 -- ..... > 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, the most comprehensive listing of such events.) ......

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App Smart Extra: Another Round Of Wine Apps

The New York Times

by Bob Tedeschi

Aug 22, 2011 -- Thursday’s App Smart column covered the apps that wine lovers should use when they buy a new bottle or dust one off from their wine cellars. But mobile apps can benefit oenophiles in other ways too. Wine Events ($4 on iOS and Android) is a bit pricey, but the service is useful. It is produced by the publishers of, which manages a big database of events like tastings (for wine, spirits and beer) and festivals.

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Podcast: Eric Orange

The Brass Ring

by Gina Ghioldi

Jul 18, 2011 -- Podcast: Eric Orange Eric V. Orange and his well-known wine & food site LocalWineEvents. Eric found his brass ring — or shall we say, glass, when he started, which is worldwide site with over 300,000 events posted and nearly a million page views a month! Eric is set to discuss the web sites and stats, launching an internet info/web business, the wine business in general, his past wine experience working at a vineyard, and his worldwide event site, the largest collection of wine and food events all in one place! The site also receives over a million page views a month.

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Pairing Wine And Web Sets Table For Valley Forge-based Site's Growth

Flying Kite

by Sue Spolan

Feb 08, 2011 -- It's happy hour somewhere, and wants to help you get your prosecco on. The Valley Forge-based service offers free wine event listings in 500 cities around the world, including the greater Philadelphia area. Eric Orange, CEO, used to sell wine for Paterno Imports. He was living in Denver, Colorado, where he presented the Paterno product line to restaurants, retailers and ski resorts. Setting up tastings and dinners was part of the marketing plan, but getting the word out was the big challenge. After commiserating with fellow wine merchants about a dinner where only six people showed up, Orange realized two things: one, that he was not alone in needing a powerful wine promotional tool, and two, that the world wide web was the perfect way to connect wine enthusiasts with wine sellers. Today, The Juice,'s twice-a-week newsletter, goes out to 136,000 subscribers worldwide. The service has just launched location-based mobile apps for iPhone and Android, and a mobile friendly site for other smartphone users. LocalWineEvent's Facebook page boasts 30,000 fans. The listings provide details on event theme, date, time and location, and include a fairly large radius. For example, Philadelphia oenophiles get event information for New York City and Wilmington in addition to home town happenings. While listing and searching are free, and the privately held relies on multiple revenue streams, from fees for featured listings to banner ads. "In my view, I have created the perfect Internet business model," Orange says, citing a cycle of consumer generated input and constant updates generating perpetual return traffic.

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