November 1, 2012
Hi! I'm a wine enthusiast who loves getting out and trying new wine bars, new restaurants and meeting new people. I have an busy schedule, so I don't RSVP unless I'm certain I can attend. That means I won't RSVP to a lot, but when I do, I will look forward to enjoying the experience. I grew up within a two-hour drive of Napa Valley to the north and the Monterrey, CA area to the south, so I've been an oenophile since I was legal to drink. I really dislike people who get snooty about their wine knowledge, though. To me, a good wine is a wine that you like, regardless of its price, its reputation or what other people say about it.
Fruit forward reds with nice complexity but not too much oak. A little spice is always nice as long as it is smooth and full-bodied. Malbecs, Pinot Noirs, Cabernets, Syrahs, Merlots, etc.
I like smaller groups in smaller venues so you actually get a chance to meet and talk with new people instead of being lost in a crowd. With that said, festivals are always fun! I also like "educational" events, where one can learn such things as aroma identification, differences in terroir, etc.
It looked a little more organized and I liked the admonition that if you RSVP, you are expected to follow through. I like that people will be removed if their inattention affects other people and/or the venues selected. I don't have a lot of opportunities because my schedule is so busy, so I really hate signing up for something and finding it canceled because others were inconsiderate (which makes me sound like a prig, but I'm really not! I've just been disappointed a few too many times.)
I had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia on business and take a little vacation time as well. I did a lovely tour of the Hunter Valley in a small tour bus (15 people) that visited four small wineries, one of which also had a dairy attached. The wine and cheese pairings were the best I've ever tried, the area was beautiful, and the tour group was a wonderful group of people. One of the best wine tours I've ever done!
Hi! I'm a wine enthusiast who loves getting out and trying new wine bars, new restaurants and meeting new people. I have an busy schedule, so I don't RSVP unless I'm certain I can attend. That means I won't RSVP to a lot but I will enjoy what I can!
It was great meeting you!