Many of us use the new year to make positive changes in our lives. Some people wish to improve their job opportunities, others would like a more exciting social life, and others yet might want to explore more sophisticated activities by taking in more art and culture. This week I was excited to find a Meetup that could help with all three – a Sommelier Study Group.
I realize that most people aren’t going to get serious about wine to the point where they explore the sommelier path (although it can be quite lucrative if you have the patience for it), but finding this group led me to search out other Wine Meetup groups, and you’ll be happy to know there are MANY.
If you’re not familiar with them, a Meetup Group is a local community of people. A Meetup Group hosts Meetups, which are face to face meetings that happen in real life. Basically, they connect people with similar interests and are an excellent way to meet new people – they’re especially helpful if you’re exploring a new hobby that your current friends aren’t interested in, or if you’ve just moved to a new place and don’t know many people yet.
Learning new things is great, but learning and experiencing them with other people is even better! Doesn’t a weekly or monthly “educational” outing involving friends and wine sound like fun? I may be going out on a limb here by presuming you might feel that way, but since you’re reading this it’s safe to say you’re already interested in wine.
If this is true for you and you would like to meet new people, go to new places and try new wines, maybe a Meetup is a good place to start. The largest one here in Atlanta is “The Atlanta Wine Meetup” but a quick search on their website will help you find one near you. I encourage you to check it out!