Sorry I was not able to make it to Divine Wine last night. Hopefully you were able to meet some new folks and hang out with those you know too.
The events I post are always done in conjunction with friends of mine that are in a private by invite only social network in CLT we call the Social Larks. It has about 700 people in it ranging from age 30-60 who enjoy wine and wine tastings. Most are age 40-55 and single but we also have several couples in it. Lots of them are in this meetup and many in the group I met initially thru this meetup. The Charlotte Observer wrote an article about it last July. We do not use Meetup to run the group and members pay $25 a year to be in it. Hopefully you're finding them to be warm and welcoming as well.
If you're interested in hearing more about it and of the 3-5 events a week we do of all types on average please email me privately. Otherwise my friends and I and of course Paula will see you at the various wine related venues like Divine Wine, Cru, Aloft hotel, 131 Main, etc!
This group will provide a way to hook into the local wine tastings around the area, and do some of our own. We will also do some social tastings, and perhaps even some private ones.
The goal will be to learn about wine, socialize and have fun. It does not matter if you know a lot or nothing, this will not be an intimidating group. There will be some social wine tastings and some more organized, guided tastings.