Wine Societies: Come Join the Fun

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Wine is about people and making new friends. What better way to enjoy it than with a large group of wine lovers. Whether you are the first time novice or an experienced wine drinker their is a group for you.

Today we interviewed Jerry Williams, the Public Relations Director for the Orange County Wine Society. The OCWS, is the largest single location wine society in the world with over 1,200 members.

Links to a few other well known wine societies:
- American Institute of Wine and Food: www.aiwf.org
- Wine Brats: www.winebrats.org
- American Wine Society: www.americanwinesociety.com
- Women for Wine Sense: www.womenforwinesense.com

Another great resource for finding local wine events:
- Local Wine Events: www.localwineevents.com

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5 Responses to “Wine Societies: Come Join the Fun”


  1. 1 Sandy Kemsley May 16th, 2005 at 8:15 am

    As a former resident of Orange County, and now on the board of the Australian Wine Society of Toronto, I enjoyed your podcast on wine societies. At 200 members, we’re only 1/6 the size of OCWS, but we have similar aims in terms of promoting the enjoyment of wine. Next time I visit OC, I’ll be checking for a OCWS event!

  2. 2 John Weippert May 17th, 2005 at 7:55 am

    Your show on wine societies couldn’t have been better timed, I am trying to find a local wine society or tasting group in the Twin Cities. I checked the links you provided but did not see anything listed in Minnesota. Can you point me to any other sources?

    Thanks!

    John

  3. 3 Brian Clark May 17th, 2005 at 8:08 am

    John,

    Try this link: http://www.localwineevents.com/Twin-Cities-Wine/

    There are 19 wine events scheduled in the Twin Cities area over the next few months. I recommend you attend some of these. You will often meet people who belong to wine societies or tasting groups.

    Brian Clark

  4. 4 Thomas May 17th, 2005 at 12:24 pm

    Hey great Show!

  5. 5 gabrielle Leonhard Jun 6th, 2005 at 4:42 pm

    I noticed your listing of Wine Organizations and thought you might want to include a link to WomenforWineSense.org, whose mission is to provide on-going wine educatin via programs at it’s Chapters through out the US. The events are information rich without the intimadation factor. Men are most welcome!

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