What we're about

Boulder Wine Meetup is a group of Boulder County wine enthusiasts who meet to taste and drink wine. No experience is necessary and we are all about having fun.

We have four different types of events:

Wine Education: These events involve learning about a specific aspect of wine. They are generally smaller (8-20 people) and usually include someone knowledgeable about the subject. No experience is necessary.

Wine Tastings: These events are the middle ground, usually 15-30 people and designed with tasting in mind. We'll usually discuss the wines and sometimes have score cards to rate them.

Wine Socials: These are larger events, with 20-60 people, and are as much about the socialization as the wine.

If you have never been to a Boulder Wine Meetup event, don't be shy. Everyone is welcome, everyone makes friends, and you need have no experience or expertise.

If you sign up for a wine tasting, please show up! No-shows and late cancellations make it hard for organizers. We do ask organizers to mark No Shows on this website and will take action if necessary. At most of our events, attendees are asked to bring a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share. Remember you should bring a bottle of which you are proud - not just the cheapest bottle on the shelf. Please don't take home wine - opened or unopened - without the host's permission!

If you would like to host an event, please see this page about hosting (https://www.meetup.com/boulderwine/pages/23862153/How_To_Host_a_Boulder_Wine_Meetup).

Please note this group is composed of and run by volunteers. No one pre-screens hosts or checks to make sure hosts are doing things properly. No one pre-screens group members who might attend parties. No one checks to make sure you don't drink too much when you attend a tasting. You take full responsibility for yourself if you participate in this group.

The group is great fun and an excellent way to meet fellow wine fans!

Upcoming events (5)

Christopher is hosting a Summer Solstice Wine & Appetizer Celebration!

Christopher is hosting a Summer Solstice Wine & Appetizer Celebration on Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM! Please bring a wine with a rating of at least 90 points that you’ll enjoy on a Summer evening. The link below has some suggestions. Also bring an appetizer that pairs well with your wine if you are able. https://www.theroot.com/5-red-wines-that-are-perfect-for-summer-1790860405 Dress nice for this event, no jeans or t-shirts. The event will take place at his home located at 14072 Roaring Fork Cir, Broomfield, CO. Parking on Roaring Fork is limited but you can park on Meadow Mountain Dr and there is a parking lot for Broadlands West Park less than a block away that you can use. It’s on your left, just as you enter the subdivision (5072 Meadow Mountain Dr.) Please remember a few things: 1. If you RSVP that you will attend, please attend. It is unfair to those on the waiting list to decide less than a day away from the event that you will not attend. If you must cancel, please do so at least a day in advance. 2. Limit is 40 attendees. 3. Each attendee is welcome to bring a guest. If you bring a guest, please list that person as a “Plus 1” on your RSVP. 4. Bring your own wine glass. 5. Christopher's home is a smoke and vape free environment

Wine, Picnic and Shakespeare!

Colorado Shakespeare Festival - Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre

co-hosted by Shakespeare fans Karen and Ceri. If there was ever a person who knew how to party, it was definitely William Shakespeare, who penned some of the most important literature on love, tragedy and celebration. "Give me a bowl of wine, In this I bury all unkindness." ~ William Shakespeare ALL are welcome at the picnic before the show! Join us in Boulder to ring in the summer season with an uproarious Shakespearian comedy about thorny love triangles and mistaken identities. A night of laugh-out-loud revelry, unexpected romance and original live music from Rinde Eckert follows in this play led by one of the Bard’s most iconic heroines. We will meet on Hellems lawn early to enjoy a potluck meal and mingle. Buy tickets wherever you would like to sit and at what price you are comfortable. MAKE SURE TO BUY YOUR SHOW TICKET if you also want to see the show. Seating Tickets: $10-$71 https://tickets.cupresents.org/1816/1842 (I still have 1 ticket available through my CU Discount at the price of $40.75 -- message me if you are interested!) Picnic (5-8pm): Look for a MeetUp sign and the Group on Hellems Lawn (Red Balloon). Bring your own or purchase via Savory Cuisines Catering. Please note that pre-orders must be placed at least 48 hours before the performance, and you must let them know it’s for a Shakespeare picnic. https://www.savorycuisines.com/ Bring a good robust red wine, or an elegant white for the occasion. Showtime (8pm): Relax in comfort with complimentary seat-backs at all outdoor Colorado Shakespeare Festival shows. If you bring your own food, small coolers may be stowed beneath your seat. Performance doors open approximately 30 minutes before the play giving us enough time to socialize before we enter to see this rollicking comedy. MARY RIPPON OUTDOOR THEATER https://cupresents.org/venue/23/mary-rippon/ The Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre was officially completed in 1939, but no plays were staged there until 1944, when Shakespeare teacher and bibliographer James Sandoe was asked to direct a play for the coming summer. Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theater under the starts on the CU Boulder Campus. Security The Hellems Building will now open one hour prior to all performances for ticketed patrons, with seating in the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre to begin approximately 30 minutes prior to the show. Please have your tickets easily accessible for scanning at the exterior doors. Prior to the building opening, restrooms can be found near the box office in the University Theatre building. PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION https://cupresents.org/your-visit/ Public Transportation -- Visit the RTD Trip Planner Boulder residents can catch a number of local buses to campus, including the Skip, Dash, 204, 225, Hop and Stampede. Denver metro residents can catch the Flatiron Flyer, serving the Highway 36 corridor between Denver Union Station and the CU Boulder Campus. Longmont residents can catch the Bolt into Downtown Boulder and transfer to any of the local bus routes mentioned above to reach the CU Boulder campus. Biking You can ride right up to the show, as all CU Presents venues have banks of outdoor bike racks nearby. Using Google Maps for directions is easy: just type in your starting point and destination and select the bicycle symbol. Ride Service Ride services such as Lyft, Uber or Boulder Yellow Cab can drop you off near the venue. Parking Whether you're coming from down the street or from out of town, CU Boulder Parking and Transportation has various parking options for you. Pay for parking at the pay stations, or download the Parkmobile smartphone app for quick, easy parking reservation and payment.

White and red wines from the Oregon/Willamette Valley wine meetup by Renee!

Renee is hosting a white and red wines from the Oregon/Willamette Valley wine meetup on Saturday, June 29th starting at 5:30 pm! Please bring a bottle of Pinot Gris white wine or Pinot Noir red wine from the Oregon/Willamette Valley with a rating of at least 90 points. The wine should cost at least $15. Also bring a lighter, summery appetizer that pairs with your wine. Suggestions: seasonal greens, grilled veggies, breads, cured meats and cheeses, olives, etc. Appropriate dress would be summer dresses for the ladies, and shirts and slacks for the guys. The event is located at 552 W. Linden St, Louisville CO. Please remember a few things: 1. If you RSVP that you will attend, please attend. It is unfair to those on the waiting list to decide less than a day away from the event that you will not attend. If you must cancel, please do so at least a day in advance. 2. Limit is 25 attendees. 3. Each attendee is welcome to bring up to 2 guests. If you bring (a) guest(s), please list that person (or people) as a “Plus 1” or “Plus 2” on your RSVP. 4. Bring your own wine glass. 5. Event ends at 9:30 pm.

Exploratory Chardonnay Tasting



Anything but Chardonnay? No way! As temperatures are warming up, it is time to start drinking some whites! This exploratory tasting is going to focus on some recent well reviewed, moderately priced examples of Chardonnay from California, Oregon, and France. The selections are focused away from heavily oaked, or overly buttery versions typically found in new world Chardonnays. 2017 Peay Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017 Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay 2014 Bethel Heights Estate Grown Chardonnay 2016 Agnes Didier Dauvissat Chablis The hosts will have a block of Brie/Camembert, and small chicken based appetizer type dish to share. It would be nice, but is not required for guests to bring a small side dish or appetizer of some sort that potentially pairs well with Chardonnay. Bringing your own wine glass is *strongly* recommended. The hosts have a few extras for side-by-side comparisons. Pre-payment via paypal/venmo preferred, tasting fee is $20 at the door to cover the purchased bottles. This tasting is limited to only 10 attendees plus the 2 hosts. Please only register if you definitely plan to attend and please do not be a No Show or cancel with little notice. You need have no wine knowledge to attend but should be interested in wine tasting and discussion rather than just wine drinking.

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