This group is for anyone who wants to find good and affordable wine through enjoyable tastings – and in the process learn a bit more about the stuff.
We might arrange tasting sessions at local wine merchants, at vineyards in the region, in members' homes. Some might be 'instructional', with a wine pro to guide us; others might be 'bring-a-bottle-to-share' affairs. They might be themed in various ways – Is the backlash against chardonnay justified? Can you get drinkable wine for under £5? Is there a price 'sweet spot'? We might occasionally arrange to meet for a meal with a range of wines served and explained. And so on.
Meetup charges organisers for running these groups, and I now propose to recover these costs by adding a small amount to the cost of tastings. Note that many of the tastings other than the bring-a-bottle ones will involve a charge, too – wine merchants and vineyards don't give the stuff away.