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Welcome to The Vancouver Wine Meetup Group!

From: user 8.
Sent on: Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:57 AM
Hello everyone, and welcome to the newly formed Vancouver Wine Meetup Group!

My name is Erin Maher - you can follow me on twitter @erinmaher - and I work at The Wine Room. I only recently got into wine as more than a casual drinker. Just over a year ago, I didn't know that Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape or that real Champagne can only come from Champagne, France. Over the last year, however, I developed a great thirst for wine knowledge and will be attending school to study in the fall.

I had always thought wine tasting and the wine culture would be pretentious, snobby, but have found the exact opposite. Wine lovers are passionate people, and when you have passion, you want to share it with others, to include them in what gives you so much pleasure.

I hope that this group will be an opportunity for us to do that together.

I am creating the first event tonight, but I wanted to preface it by saying that this is not a Meetup Only event. I am doing some fund raising for the Alzheimer Society of BC. We are hosting a wine tasting/silent auction at The Wine Room and I decided to open it up to this group. The ticket price -25$, 30$ at the door - includes a flight of 3 B.C wines, red or white, according to your preference. However, I took up our cause with The Wine Room and they have committed to giving Meetup Group members something extra. It isn't finalized yet exactly what that will be, but something along the lines of gift certificates or another flight.

Please check out the event, purchase tickets, RSVP and I am going to work to get you guys extra wine!

Thanks very much for joining and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Erin Maher
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