We have renamed our meetup to reflect a redirection of emphasis under the aegis of the Bay Area Wine Society. We are focusing on ranking wines for our consumer cooperative, wine.coop and fundraising program, PAIRINGS (pairing wines with philanthropy) which enables people to purchase at an event or online small production mostly sustainable/organic/natural wines. Our gatherings consist mostly of evaluating wines and offering various discounts and other benefits to members. Our goal is to enhance a broader appreciation of the Wondrous and Wacky World of Wine in different settings.
Most people are content socializing in wine bars, and at least three other Bay Area meetups do only this very successfully. But for those who want more than chatter over a single glass of wine or a small flight, we offer informal educational programs in a range of pleasant settings as you can see from perusing our past events. We will also offer major discounts on the wines we showcase.
Occasionally we will invite vintners to offer their insights about their own experience in the wine industry while pouring their wines. And we invite wine drinkers to share in these discussions, treks, and tastings. Come join in the exploration.