LocalWineEvents.com Re-Launches With New Look, Exclusive Content, More Services for Consumers and Businesses
World's Largest Online Calendar of Wine & Food Events Hits
50,000 Events and Climbing!
LocalWineEvents.com, the world's largest online calendar for wine, beer, spirits and food events, just got bigger and better with a new look, exclusive content and more services.
The changes build on the site's 5-year reputation for giving consumers detailed event information and providing businesses with free Internet exposure for their upcoming and ongoing events.
Since being launched in 2000 by wine industry veteran Eric V. Orange, the website (www.LocalWineEvents.com) has listed more than 50,000 events.
By coincidence, the 50,000-event milestone came on the same day LocalWineEvents.com debuted an updated design with these new features:
Wine and Food Educators
This section of the site is for consumers looking for local experts in the wine, beer, spirits and food industry. Contact information submitted by the educators is being posted at no charge.
A new, city-specific section for recurring events. It complements the one-time events that remain the foundation of LocalWineEvents.com. Under "Ongoing Events," restaurants, retailers and wineries can post their repeating events. For example: weekly wine tastings, monthly wine dinners, prix fixe meals, or daily tasting room hours.
A posted event can be hidden from the public so that only invitees are able to view the posting and purchase tickets.
Promo Code Ticket Discounts
Allows an event-holder to offer a discounted ticket price based on a promotional code.
Kevin Zraly's Weekly Wine Quiz
Quiz questions from author and wine educator Kevin Zraly, one of the world's leading wine authorities. This new content is available only in "The Juice," a free weekly newsletter from LocalWineEvents.com that is e-mailed weekly to more than 35,000 subscribers. "The Juice" also contains wine articles and details of upcoming events in whatever city/region the subscriber chooses.
Past articles from "The Juice" are now easier to find through the newly created "Wine Articles" link. Writers who would like to offer their wine, food, spirits or beer-related stories for publication in "The Juice" may do so by clicking the "Submit Articles" link.
Add to My Calendar
Don't forget an event. The new "Add to My Calendar" function (powered by Trumba.com) performs as a reminder service. It adds event details to the calendar format you specify. Or, you can choose to be reminded by e-mail.
For more information about these new features on LocalWineEvents.com, visit the site's What's New page.
LocalWineEvents.com does not organize or hold events. Instead, it points to them, acting as a portal that links consumers with business and charitable interests holding wine and food events.
Everyone benefits: consumers learn and have fun; businesses bring their products and services to the public's attention; and non-profit groups raise money and public awareness of their cause.
Five years after its launch, LocalWineEvents.com surpassed 50,000 posted events from around the world and has 600,000 unique visitors per month.
Wineries, restaurants, bars, retailers, hotels, businesses, organizations and charities may use LocalWineEvents.com to post event information (date, time, place, cost, etc.) directly onto the Internet at no charge.
Postings also include a map to the event location and a web link to the event-holder's own website.
Event information can then be viewed by visiting LocalWineEvents.com, or by subscribing to "The Juice," a free e-mail newsletter that lists upcoming events for whatever city/region the subscriber chooses.
Site users may also choose to receive event listings via RSS and MyYahoo feeds.
LocalWineEvents.com generates revenue from targeted advertising, event ticket sales, and a promotional option that enhances the online appearance of a posting. For more information about posting an event on LocalWineEvents.com, visit the site's FAQ page.
For more information about the secure online ticketing service provided by LocalWineEvents.com, visit the site's Ticket Service page.