Wine & Cheese Networking Mixer
Event date: January 23 2012
Posted by: Kristin Vincent

Wix Lounge was the stage and two amazing Oriel wines were players. Femme Fatale Rose or Hugo Russian River Zinfandel? That was the yummy dilemma the NYC Webgrrls faced at the NYC Webgrrls Wine Tasting and Networking event Wednesday evening as we kicked off 2012, raising a glass and contemplating the possibilities. As people hung around well into the evening, most sampled both the lighter, sweet rose and the smooth, mellow zin as we mixed and mingled, sharing and exchanging contact information and ideas.

The Wix Lounge buzzed as newcomers and familiar faces filled the room. Nelly Yusupova, NYC Webgrrls chapter leader, challenged everyone in the room to meet at least seven new people, emphasizing the importance of networking and meeting the amazing women in the room.

"I was tired, it was rainy, the couch was calling to me...But based on my last experience at a Webgrrls event, I dragged myself out the door and was glad I did.  It was a nice mix of people, good conversations and some lovely wines (and cheese) in a great space!  Well worth slogging out into the misty evening."
Katie Sanborn, Web & graphic design - Your Right Hand Design

Then Nelly shared the exciting upcoming calendar of events for the NYC Webgrrls including:

Ashley Gallman introduced the
Wix Lounge & Wix.com to the group, and Wicky Mendosa from Oriel Wines told us the story behind the wine and winemakers.
Oriel Wines graciously offered the Webgrrls Community an additional $10 in credits to your account! Join the Oriel community and mention "webgrrls" in the 'how did you hear about Oriel" section.
Oriel Wines also announced that they are looking for great developers and designers to join the team. If you've got a passion for wine, food and technology, contact [email protected]

See you all at the How to Create Facebook Custom Pages Workshop on February 15!
 


ABOUT WIX LOUNGE:
Wix Lounge is a completely free co-working and event space. Grab your laptop, pop into the Wix Lounge and enjoy a productive workday, great networking opportunities and amazing night-time events.

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, they are able to bring you world-class wines without the Mad Ave mark-up.

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