I am moving to Austin from Portland, OR in a week and am curious about the wine scene? Bars, study groups, tasting groups, potential jobs etc. I will be brand new to the area and look forward to any networking opportunity, as well making friends with others in the industry! :)
Most of the restaurants and bars in town post jobs to poachedjobs.com. June Rodil runs MMH's beverage program and most of their establishments are classy with a wine focus. The Austin Wine Merchant hosts tastings every Saturday from noon till out, they are located downtown and offer some of the best retail selection in the city. Currently, I am hosting a tasting group on Wednesday nights at 8pm for the Certified level.
Welcome to Austin!
Awesome! Thank you so much :) I would definitely like to join you guys!
Make sure to come to Kell's class if it isn't sold out and I will be teaching a class at the end of May that we will be posting soon.
That would be great! Thank you so much for letting me know. I will be on the lookout for the post and definitely be there.
Thanks, Kelli White!
Molly -- feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. We also have weekly blinds at June's All Day at 1pm, open to the public. They generally go quite fast but you do see quite a few industry people there right at 1pmt to practice, so it can be a nice way to meet people.
Welcome to ATX!
I was about to tell you to make sure to change your state in your profile, but I see you already did! You'll get all future emails about classes taking place in your new region. (:
Hi my friend just moved to Austin and would love to join a tasting group, is this one still running??
The best place to find tasting groups is on our Study Forums page. If you don't see anything recent that fits your friend's needs, I encourage you to start a new thread!
I don't live in Austin but I've been there several times and have to say the beverage scene is pretty rad. House Wine (over 100 wines by the glass), Magnolia Cafe, and Vino Vino are pretty reliable stops for wine. Uchi (it's sushi and they have exceptional sake), Easy Tiger and Jester King for beer, and Epicerie is a great restaurant with some pretty exceptional food and booze. I'm not a native but I like Austin enough to have visited four times. Hope that helps.