We offer a free RSVP 'head count' feature which alerts the event organizers with an Excel attendee list they can use at the door
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 13, 2008
LocalWineEvents.com, the most comprehensive online wine and food events calendar in the world, offers a unique marketing opportunity for wineries, restaurants, retailers, culinary schools, vineyards and festivals -- virtually anyone involved in the food and wine industry. Industry professionals can post information about upcoming events, such as wine tastings, festivals, gourmet culinary classes and events, brewery and spirits events, etc. -- at no charge -- in about two minutes or less. And they'd be wise to do so, as LWE receives over 1 million page views per month.
Wine Expert Eric Orange founded LocalWineEvents.com in 2000 after realizing the need for a central location where industry professionals could market their events directly to consumers. "Before I created this site, the best way to learn about wine events was by signing up for countless newsletters which created a lot of extra email. Now, users can easily search by date or city, even if you are traveling around the globe," says Orange.
Beyond the site's 1 million plus page views per month, LocalWineEvents has also carried over 157,000 event postings to date. Additionally, Orange publishes a free weekly newsletter called "The Juice®", featuring comprehensive city-by city listings of wine, beer, spirits, food events -- from a champagne and chocolate pairing in Austin, to a "smelly cheese" and wine tasting in New York -- plus informative articles, trivia, quizzes and much more. Reflecting the growing interest in food and wine events, Orange's newsletter is rapidly approaching the 100,000 subscriber mark. In fact, wine educators, schools and events hosts have repeatedly pointed out to Orange that the LocalWineEvents reach has been a key factor in their success.
Besides allowing users to advertise their upcoming events for free, the site also provides a secure online ticketing service which has sold over 2 million tickets. "We offer a free RSVP 'head count' feature which alerts the event organizers with an Excel attendee list they can use at the door," says Orange. LocalWineEvents allows wine shops and restaurants to broadly market their events to locals and visitors on travel, who may have a free evening to attend an event.
Orange holds a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Master of Wine Education certification from the International Wine Guild. He is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and previously served on the board of the American Institute of Wine and Food, Denver Chapter. For more information on LocalWineEvents, visit the website at http://www.LocalWineEvents.com. For media inquiries please contact Lee Romano Sequeira ph: (215) 922-3340 e: lee @ goodtobeyou.com.