"To enjoy the total pleasure of wine you have to be serious without taking things too seriously".- winemaker quote and wine club motto
St. Louis Wine Club
Absolutely!! Our meetings are half structure - half "free flow" so there's time to chat afterwards. While some of us have known each other for a few years, we joined the club for 2 reasons...to learn about wine and to meet fellow wine lovers, so please feel welcome!!
Example: Washington and Oregon Reds $15-20. If you are coming alone, bring one bottle, priced $15-20. If you coming as part of a couple, you can either bring one bottle priced $30-40, or two bottles, priced $15-20 each. About half the couples bring one more expensive bottle instead of two bottles, but you can bring whichever of the two options you feel most comfortable with.
We pour one ounce pours. The remainder of the bottles are put aside until after the meeting, which are available to taste again during the time we socialize.
Basically, whatever you find to be interesting. You will have plenty of information if you bring the following: What is the wine composition? (75% cabernet, 25% merlot, for example) Is there a description from the winemaker? What is the winery name? Where is it? How old is it? Anything special about it? Can you find any neat facts about the wine? Any reviews? Tasting notes? Why did you pick this wine out? Where did you get it?
No, however to allow more people to participate in meetings, please don't sign up for both meetings at once. Give others a chance to sign up. If there are spots left a week before the meeting, then feel free to come to both meetings.
Typically the main portion of the meeting is about 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours. We usually socialize afterwards for another hour or so.
Typically we share/pass around appetizers/munchies, but you aren't required to bring food for 18 people, or if you are not planning on eating anything.
You need space for 12-18 people. It can be separate tables, one long table, however it fits into the room. You'll need a couple dump/rinse buckets, water for everyone (it can be glasses, it doesn't need to be bottles), and a trash can close by so we can throw trash away to help you clean up.
Please note that only business that offer discounts to members are able to promote their businesses through the wine club. We're not interested in spamming our members. If you're interested in partnering with us, email us.