Dubai Wine Club Meetup

***Date Changed to the 22nd, to avoid conflict with Islamic New Year***

We look forward to meeting back downtown at the Royal Radisson

 

The key to the wine club is 'blind' tasting wines. It is a great and fun way to really 'taste' wines, and makes for fun conversation with your 'new' friends. After tasting, we then vote on and see which wines are the most popular- that is often surprising once the price and labels are shown!

We sit at tables of 10 and there are 6 bottles to be poured, by everyone at the table. The bottles are covered so no one knows what they are.

Taste and discuss with everyone at the table, vote and enjoy the socializing.

There is bread and water on the tables, and after our wine is poured and being tasted we'll be served hot & cold light snacks.

Cost is AED 150 in advance ( there will be a link to a local processor both credit card and COD added soon) and at the door the price will be slightly higher. Purchase your tickets and look forward to seeing you!

 

Link to purchase for pre-pay pricing below, Cut & Paste to browser.

http://dealsnmeals.ae/view_deals.php?id=21&company=11#.UJqNcoURrY1

 

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  • Graham W.

    My first meeting and I really enjoyed it. It was a bit slow to start, but once the wine arrived the fun started and carried on for the whole evening.

    November 24, 2012

  • Afia W.

    had fun and enjoyed my time over there

    November 24, 2012

  • John W.

    F left a bad taste in my mouth on Friday!!! Nicer venue Kevin more room to see others and the food went further than previously.

    November 24, 2012

  • John W.

    F left a bad taste in my mouth on Friday!!! Nicer venue Kevin more room to see others and the food went further than previously.

    November 24, 2012

  • John W.

    F left a bad taste in my mouth on Friday!!! Nicer venue Kevin more room to see others and the food went further than previously.

    November 24, 2012

  • John W.

    F left a bad taste in my mouth on Friday!!! Nicer venue Kevin more room to see others and the food went further than previously.

    November 24, 2012

  • John W.

    F left a bad taste in my mouth on Friday!!! Nicer venue Kevin more room to see others and the food went further than previously.

    November 24, 2012

  • John W.

    F left a bad taste in my mouth on Friday!!! Nicer venue Kevin more room to see others and the food went further than previously.

    November 24, 2012

  • John W.

    F left a bad taste in my mouth on Friday!!! Nicer venue Kevin more room to see others and the food went further than previously.

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent - fun group of people!!!

    November 23, 2012

  • Neil

    Another great evening

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a fun night with a chance to taste some really good wines, learn a bit about them, and also network with people at the same time.

    November 23, 2012

  • Sofie

    Amaaaaazing event! Be back for the non christmas christmas party!!!!!

    November 22, 2012

  • Sofie

    I can still not pay by credit card! Is there a general error with payball website?

    November 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Raed, I also had my COD order accepted last week but the tickets have not been delivered. How about u?

      November 20, 2012

    • Raed D.

      I used Paypal, not sure how COD works, better call them

      November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kevin. I did buy the tickets with COD option a couple of days back but haven't heard from them since.

    November 20, 2012

  • esra

    Hi Kevin & WineLovers,

    Can't wait to attend the event! :)

    Kevin-quick question, do we know the type of cuisine on nov22nd, (as my guest is allergic to seafood),

    Thank u,
    Have a great week all!
    esra

    November 17, 2012

    • Catherine W.

      The hotel is choosing a somewhat more Continental assortment of canapes from our usual Thai selection. There should be something available for your friend. If not, please let us know so we can accommodate to the best of our ability. Catherine

      November 17, 2012

    • esra

      Dear Catherine, thanks a lot! Cu soon

      November 18, 2012

  • Sofie

    I can still not pay by credit card! Is there a general error with payball website?

    November 17, 2012

  • Sofie

    I can still not pay by credit card! Is there a general error with payball website?

    November 17, 2012

  • Sofie

    I can still not pay by credit card! Is there a general error with payball website?

    November 17, 2012

  • Sofie

    I can still not pay by credit card! Is there a general error with payball website?

    November 17, 2012

  • Neil

    cool, new date works even better for me

    November 9, 2012

  • Arwa

    Hi Kevin, has there been any improvements made to the event?
    the last one i attended in Aug at Origami was lacking a lot in terms of the quality and the variety of the food, and the service,it wasn't clear that there was any effort being made to make the food menu suitable with the wines, and the wines last time weren't chilled enough.

    November 8, 2012

    • Kevin C.

      Hi Arwa, We have never been at Origami, so I am a little confused by your comments. In my humble opinion all food and wine is an adventure! We are in Italy and just had Brunello di Montalcino with clams for dinner- which would be considered an unusual pairing. Improvements?? Catherine and I work REALLY hard to ensure that there is lots of information and that the logistics work well. If you felt the wines were not chilled enough, - well white wines should be served at about 8 degrees- so they can tasted- and sometimes even though we try hard to make sure that all is perfect, issues arise. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help us to do better?

      November 8, 2012

    • Arwa

      Hi Kevin, it was at Icho, not Origami...sure, would like to help in the events, particularly in improving the experience, let me know how you'd like to take this further!

      November 9, 2012

  • Sofie

    Hiiiii! Just wanted to check if sarah, paul, and all the others from our lovely canadien, german, uk table are joining again!

    And... For some reason i cant pay???? Anyone knows why??? Cu soooooon!

    November 8, 2012

    • Suzanne Boyadjian M.

      Hi Sofie, email [masked] with details of your payment issue , you'll get a response really fast normally :-). Or go for COD, then you also get a free 12 month VIP membership to their coupons section , lots of good discounts on spa's casual dining restaurants etc. :-), more offers are added regularly.

      November 8, 2012

    • Kevin C.

      Perhaps reach out to Sarah and Paul?

      November 8, 2012

  • Nikki

    Is there a particular wine? Eg, white, red or rose or just a mixture?

    November 7, 2012

    • Catherine W.

      Hi Nikki, We taste blind so it's always a surprise. Usually it's a mix but you never know. That's part of the fun to tell what you liked without seeing a label to influence your decision. Catherine

      November 7, 2012

  • Lynn D.

    Have we gone back to the Royal Raddison not the Raddison Blue in Media City? Are you planning to go back to the Battuta Gate hotel now it is nice enough to sit outside as this was by far the best venue?

    November 7, 2012

    • Catherine W.

      Hi Lynn,

      November 7, 2012

    • Catherine W.

      Yes, we're looking forward to seeing you at Origami on the 22nd at the Royal Radisson downtown this month.

      November 7, 2012

  • Anna P.

    Payment link for November 22 is now live:
    http://dealsnmeals.ae/view_deal...­

    November 7, 2012

  • Kelly-Anne B.

    Oh so disappointed I can't make it! Due to the change of date unfortunately, can't make it work :(

    November 7, 2012

  • Catherine W.

    **DATE & TIME CHANGE** Wine Club invites you to join us on Thursday November 22nd at the Origami Room on the ground floor of the Royal Radisson. Link to pre-pay for a discount of 150d will be provided soon, otherwise 175d at the door. We look forward to welcoming you to try 6 new wines and enjoy the familiar delicious snacks from the Royal Radisson kitchen.

    November 6, 2012

    • John & Dianne M.

      Dianne and I will be there. Many thanks John McLauchlan

      November 7, 2012

    • John & Dianne M.

      We are new members. Where do we find the link to pay

      November 7, 2012

  • Anna P.

    John, normally this is the night before.. but we cannot be sure until notice has been issued by the authorities. I was just about to activate the payment link but will hold off now until we hear from the organizers if they like to go ahead with the 15th or postpone the event.

    November 5, 2012

    • John W.

      Is it another one that rests on the sighting of the Moon?

      November 5, 2012

    • Anna P.

      Yep, I believe so.

      November 5, 2012

  • Catherine W.

    Dear Members,

    We are confirming with the Royal Radisson about our event date and the possible conflict with Islamic New Year. The hotel is confirming with the Municipality of Dubai about which night will be dry. Thank You for your patience, we will update this site as soon as we are confirmed to be able to enjoy our wine or re-schedule the date. Catherine, Asst. Organizer

    November 5, 2012

  • Susan

    Hi Kevin, I was just wondering when we can go back to Ibn Batuta Gate as the weather in the evenings is lovely now?

    November 5, 2012

  • John W.

    Kevin, Catherine, 15th November is
    Al-Hijra / Hijri New Year's Day – Islamic New Year
    Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Will it be dry the day before or on the 15th?

    November 5, 2012

  • John & Dianne M.

    We are new members and are looking to enjoy some good wines and good comapny

    November 5, 2012

  • AmyinDubai

    Hello - just checking to see if the event on 15 Nov is confirmed and if yes, where will it be held?

    November 5, 2012

  • Frank P.

    Hi Kevin. We need your help for a commercial wine testing, and have the opportunity to introduce our wines into bottle shops, hotels etc...in Dubai. Can you help me?.

    August 7, 2012

    • Catherine W.

      Frank, Speak to us at the MeetUp directly. Catherine, Asst. Organizer & Certified Sommelier

      November 3, 2012

  • PETKO

    I will try but it is early for me to say whether will be practically able to come. Thanks in advance

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to my first meetup with the group. Bringing nothing but a desire to learn about wines and to meet new friends :-)

    October 21, 2012

  • John W.

    Kev, is the venue correct, Musical Hotel's!!

    1 · October 19, 2012

  • louise

    Hi Kevin, I am back on x 2 pax! See you there!

    October 17, 2012

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