Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:06 AM
Just before the group officially ended, I stepped in as the organizer, even though I was fairly new to the group. Because of my love of both wine and socializing around it, I felt that it would be a tragedy if this group of wine lovers should just dissolve. I thought it would be fun to give the group another chance to be a success for all of us. Where I lived before I returned to Austin, I was in a great wine meet-up, and hope to spread that wealth.
I have a few ideas, and I'm interested in hearing the ideas of other group members. I encourage you to post your ideas to the message board. For this purpose, I am creating a new thread there, called "new group ideas." Please let us know how you would like to see this group now and in the future.
On an administrative note, I think that Austin Wine Bats was copyrighted IRL by Damon, and I would like to open the group up to non-blind tastings, so I'm making at least a temporary name change. The new name is the Austin Wine Tasters, but if you can think of something more creative, I urge you to suggest it. :)
I have also posted a poll--though it's just one question. Please answer it, so I can get some feedback on one of my ideas for the group.
I'm going to check into scheduling a tasting for mid-May at a wine bar in town. The tasting may be informal, so that we can meet, reconnect, and socialize as a group. I'll send more information along when I have scheduled the event.
Let's get out there and drink more wine together!