Paula was kind to allow me to be a co-organizer of this meetup group. Many folks in the group have become good friends of mine.
I just wanted you to know outside of this meetup I also run private and private mostly social group of 500+ folks around town. Most of them are wine lovers too and several are in this meetup as well. We don't use meetup to manage the group. The folks are mostly age 40-55 and usually widowed/divorced with kids though it ranges from age 30-60. We call it the Social Larks.
Most of the time I'll set up joint events where both groups can share the venue. My goal is to allow you to meet more fun/interesting people who share a love of wine. Ater all the more the merrier!
I can't attend all events but if you mix and mingle with everyone just ask if they know me and if they're a member of a group called the Social Larks. Each loves to meet fellow wine lovers and they'd be happy to introduce you to others in the Social Larks.
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.