This group is for anyone who enjoys wine and wants to learn more about it. Each meetup we will taste four to six wines and discuss the who, what, where, when and how of each wine. There is a fee for each tasting event to cover the costs of the wine, nibbles and general event expenses.
Some example tastings may include topics like:
So you think you only like red wine? Why you probably don't hate all Chardonnay? How to read a wine label and why you need to know how? White wines you've probably never heard of. Rosé is more than just pink wine and why White Zinfandel gave it a bad name. Red wines you've probably never heard of. Old World Wines - New World Wines.
The approach is light-hearted, fun and educational. No snobbery here, just good wine, good times, good fun.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Rick Dean Link is a wine and food blogger based in Charleston, SC. He has been on a wine passion project for the past four years sampling wines from around the world, reading and learning as much as he can about wine.
He is WSET Level 2 with distinction certified. He attended the 2017 Wine Media Conference in Sonoma, CA as well as the 2018 WWET Education Conference in Napa Valley. In Aug 2019, he will also attend the 2019 WWET Education Conference in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
So far he has tasted wines made from 104 different grape varietals from countries around the world.
Rick loves to share his passion for wine with anyone with a curiosity to learn about this fascinating beverage.