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Snooth User: John Andrews

Snooth Meet and Greet

Posted by John Andrews, Aug 22, 2008.

I consider myself lucky to be able to blog on Snooth and even more lucky to have met some of the key people at Snooth, both Philip and Mark.  Snooth has become more than just a wine site for me.  It has truly become a community and site I visit daily because I have a shared interest with the people that are there.

When Philip asked me if I had time this week to meet up with him I said sure.  From there the meet moved from after work drinks to the, as far as I can tell, the first formal group meet for Snoothers.  Both Philip and I were concerned that it'd be the two of us and some random person that showed up for free drinks.  Luckily, that was not the case.  By my count we had more than 20 people over the course of the night.  It is an amazing group of people with a similar passion, wine.

We met at a small wine bar called Yield in San Francisco.  It focuses on organic wines.  My experience with organic wines is that they are hit or miss.  I can say that the wines we tried were all pretty much a hit.  Great little place that worked out perfectly for us.  In fact, we more or less took over the place for most of the night.

It's not often that I feel like a novice with something but this was the case this past Wednesday night.  However, I never felt as if people were talking down to me or using a condescending tone.  It was just a bunch of people with a passion for wine sharing that passion.  The diversity and breadth of people that turned up was huge.  I got to meet fellow blogger Kirstin , another wine blogger Doug, Jim who is working on a better wine site for distribution and I can't forget the people from Inertia (amazing wine company).

Snooth is a great wine web site but it is a great wine community too.  I encourage everyone that visits Snooth to jump in and participate … you'll learn a lot, interact with some great people and maybe get to join in another Snooth meet & greet event.

John Andrews is a software product manager during the week and is a professional Tasting Room staffer at Loxton Cellars in Glen Ellen, CA on the weekends.

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 24, 2008.

Hey thanks very much John - yeah, this was the first Snooth event EVER! We'll certainly be planning more, as it worked out very well and it really was a pleasure to meet everyone.

Yield was also a great venue - i sat around and talked to the owner after everyone left. Good wines, nice side dishes and very reasonable prices. Highly recommended


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