VinVillage is a social networking organization for wine and food lovers. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “oh no! not ANOTHER social network for wine!”. While it’s certainly true that there are many social networks dedicated to wine, VinVillage is unique in how it connects wineaux with wine lovers in their home cities.
Additionally ,VinVillage has a webcast radio show covering a wide range of topics, as well as a community barrel of wine where VinVillage members can join in the winemaking experience and build a sense of community.
To build on this sense of community, VinVillage sponsors several contests, where you can win tickets to events in local cities. Two events that are coming up are the Wine Fests of Lodi and LA.
At the Lodi ZinFest, more than 250 wineries from the Lodi area will be poured from 50 wineries, and there will be live music, food, and fun. There are also cooking demonstrations and arts & crafts. One of the highlights for wine lovers is the ZinFest Wine School, where you can learn about the latest trends in Lodi wine from the wine experts and local vintners, who will share their wine knowledge in a variety of seminars.
The other event that is coming up is the LA Wine Fest. For you SoCal folks, this wine festival is on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th in Hollywood.
This event promises to be a great one, and is billed as a consumer wine event with broad appeal. Tickets for the LA Wine Fest are $55 for each day, with a $10 discount if you buy them through VinVillage. Once again, however, you can WIN them on VinVillage!
The moral of the story is, you CAN get wine for free, so head on over the to Village and check it out!