Hello fellow wine lovers. This meetup will provide an opportunity for gay men with an interest in wine and food to meet each other and explore various categories of wine while dining out in New York BYOB restaurants.
For each dinner meetup, a theme will be chosen and the wines will be provided by the host, who will disclose the identities of the wines (along with ratings, reviews, and prices) when the meetup is announced. The wines will be carefully chosen as good examples of their type and offer a good price-quality ratio. To facilitate dinner-table discussions and to ensure that everyone is able to taste and retaste all the wines, attendance will be capped at 10 men per dinner. To cover the cost of the wines, attendees will pay a fee when RSVPing (total wine cost divided by 10). Then at the restaurant, each attendee will pay for whatever food he orders.
I'd like to emphasize that this is a wine group first and a gay social group second---ideally, prospective members should have a serious interest in wine or at least a strong desire to learn.