Wine & Cheese Networking
Event date: June 08 2011
Posted by: Kristin Vincent

Yes, It was the hottest day of the year, but, I think it might have been the coolest event of Internet Week. Cool space, cool wine, and really cool people. Last Wednesday, around 90 of the coolest New York City Webgrrls and community members gathered in the "slightly" warm, sky-lit, loft space of WECREATE NYC near Washington Square Park to taste some really amazing wine from Oriel Wines and meet some even more amazing people.

"Imagine a place where everyone is smart, attractive and interested in meeting you....that's Webgrrls!"
Lisa Yapp - Sr. Strategist
Media Coaching Strategists

Wicky Mendoza of Oriel Wines brought five sumptuous reds to taste, to test, and to tantalize. All of the different wines were superb but at a Webgrrls gathering, on a hot summer evening, with a name like Femme Fatale, how could the chilled 2006 Rose Bordeaux not have been the evening's biggest hit?
Oriel Wines graciously offered all who attended a $20 discount on your first purchase at OrielWines.com. Please use the discount code WEBGRRLS at checkout.

"This webgrrls event was a great avenue for meeting like-minded web enthusiasts with unique goals and passions for web technology."

Mary Jezierski - Project Manager

In attendance were women (and men) who had a very long history with Webgrrls and it was great to see those who we haven't seen in a while and there were a lot of new faces too but we all got down to serious networking after Nelly Yusupova, the NYC Webgrrls chapter leader, challenged everyone to "meet at least five new people tonight". There were programmers, Web developers, entrepreneurs, consultants, marketing and sales, Social Media gurus and more...so many people to connect with.

"The turn out was the best!! Lots of interesting women. All I hope to see again and some who I look forward to working with in the future."
Gwen Taylor - Personal Finance Expert
gwentaylor.com

What is a wine tasting without a raffle? Two copies of The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk's new book and two Webgrrls International membership were up for raffle and the winners were: Gwen Taylor, Marah Rosenberg, Brenda Wolfe, & Randy Rosler. Congratulation to all of the winners!

"This webgrrls event was a great avenue for meeting like-minded web enthusiasts with unique goals and passions for web technology".
Mary Jezierski - Project Manager

The event was a perfect match of people and purpose, social and professional, learning and laughing, and high temperatures and cool spirits. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you at the next NYC Webgrrls event on July 13. RSVP Now!

"I love learning new things and webgrrls events expose me to new thinking, new people and new technology, all delivered with webgrrl charm."
Susanne Schropp - Graphic Designer
Diva Design


ABOUT ORIEL WINES:
Oriel is a collection of small batch, handmade wines made exclusively for us by some of the greatest winemakers around the globe. By cutting out many of the middlemen, we're able to bring you world-class wines without the Mad Ave mark-up. Recieve a $20 discount on your first purchase at OrielWines.com. Please use the discount code WEBGRRLS at checkout.

ABOUT WECREATE NYC
WECREATE NYC is an innovation space that has been purposely designed to instigate collaboration, focus, and conceptual thought. We have used neurological research to lead the design process; colors, layout, lighting, spacing, and textures are all there to help our members create the right mind space for innovation and business.

Membership also offers business and innovation tools developed from research in the areas of neurology, psychology, and industrial engineering. The tools cover marketing, business strategy, innovation, problem solving, business streamlining and efficiency.