Wine – Don’t Whine: The Best Place to Have a Small Special Occasion Event or After Hours Meeting


Wine – Don’t Whine: The Best Place to Have a Small Special Occasion Event or After Hours Meeting

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. - Plautus

Even the hardcore pub-goers usually enjoy a glass or two of the fermented grape juice that can speak to all ranges of palates. If you are looking for something classy that won’t break the bank, a trip to a wine bar or winery does the trick. I have not met a single person that did not like a trip to a winery or wine bar, if not for the wine, then for the atmosphere.

If you are skeptical about the power of this fantastically elegant drink that inspires innovation, then consider the following:

  • If you are going to have an after work meeting a round of drinks are usually expected.  Pubs are too noisy.
  • Restaurants are often too structured when you are looking to gather a group of people for a casual meeting, not to mention that not everyone is looking for a full meal.
  • Whether you are looking for a fast meeting or a relaxed get-together, wine bars are a way to make the experience simple.
  • If planned in advance, many places have a separate party room or area, or in the case of a winery, a separate tasting room with your own bartender.
  • Wineries out in the country area, such as Haight Vineyards in Connecticut or Warwick Valley Winery in New York, offer cheese and chocolate pairings and a café is open for small meals. Sunset Meadows Vineyards in CT, will even allow you to bring your own picnic.
  • Due to the casual but upscale atmosphere, in mixed company a wine bar is usually most comfortable for everyone involved over other establishments that sell liquor, especially for those that choose not to drink.
  • Wine bars and wineries are everywhere and the options can be astonishingly tasty.

Other fun facts about wine that makes you spin those wheels:

  • There was the Egyption God of Wine. There isn’t a god of drab conference rooms or cubicles. 
  • Wine (and other alcohol like mead and beer) is believed to be have been made as early as 10,000 BC and it is still around. Pretty impressive. Talk about innovative and catching on. The increase in popularity and decline of the VCR happened all within my lifetime.
  • Red wine is considered to help prevent heart disease, so if you work for a small, high stress company that doesn’t offer health insurance… you get the picture.

Suggested Social Occasions to Wine:

  • Birthday, 21 yrs and up for a female, slightly older men
  • Bachelorette Party – don’t forget the tiara and sash
  • Divorce Party
  • Bridal Shower
  • Retirement
  • Baby Shower – Yes some mothers-to-be are told a glass of red a week is good. Just check with the guest of honor first.
  • Going Away – New Job
  • Red Hat (turning 50 party)
  • According to the move Sideways, pre-wedding bachelor trips with your closest friends.
  • And really, any day you just want to go out and party with your closest buds.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. - Benjamin Franklin

Haight-Brown Vinyards, Litchfield, CT

Posted on October 25, 2013 .