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RECRUITING: Tastings Ambassadors Spring '19 (Leicester, Harrogate, Bath)


#1

Hi everyone,

This is the first recruitment topic for the new Get Involved category - and it’s a good’un!

Our lovely Tastings team covers all four corners of the UK each year, but we don’t get to visit some areas as often as we’d like. So we’d like to make the most of our regional events and also make sure we have good representation of members all over the country here on The Community by allowing you to become a ‘Tastings Ambassador’ at certain events!

We’ll be enlisting your help in a similar way to the Press tastings, where we’ll offer any opportunities here, and ask for volunteers. Then we’ll pick a name out of a hat.

As with the Press Tastings, all you’ll need to do is:

  • Check you’re free on the date of the event
  • Be able to make your own way to the venue
  • Be willing to write up your thoughts about the wines tasted and share them with the Community

The first three events are:

Weds 8th May - HARROGATE:Pick Of The Bunch’ Walkaround: The Wines Of South Africa And The Loire

Tuesday 14th May - LEICESTER: Exploring The Languedoc-Roussillon

Monday 3rd June - BATH: New Zealand Growers Walkaround

Register your interest/availability by commenting below and we’ll choose an Ambassador to attend each of these events soon! :smiley:


#2

This is wonderful @laura. Just a side note, I think there may be a technical glitch in viewing the original post you put up a few days ago. I saw it appear, liked it and then it disappeared. I couldn’t find it anywhere and it doesn’t come up when searching for latest or unread etc… I hadn’t seen that it was listed under “Get involved” , it may be something to have a look at.


#3

Sounds fantastic! What a great idea to get people involved :+1::heart_eyes:

I echo @Leah’s issue with the original post - it doesn’t seem to come up on the ‘latest’, and I also saw it appear - then do a disappearing act. In fact, I think I only saw the original one which only said something like “coming soon…” or something like that…? :thinking:


#4

I think the original post may have included some events that were actually already sold out hence its disappearance and subsequent return.

@laura and I have been in discussion for some time about how we can generate more community involvement surrounding the Tastings and Events programme so hopefully this will help, but if anyone has any other suggestions please do let us know.


#5

Great idea! Hoping to see some more regional tastings again too.


#6

Thanks @leah and @Inbar - not sure why the Get Involved topic is going walkies…! I’ve added a topic to the Announcements category to make sure everyone sees this. :smiley:


#7

Great idea - keen on the Bath event!


#8

I’m around for the Harrogate event. I’m not completely au fait with South African wines but have absolutely no problem forming an opinion.


#9

Looks like we have a couple of volunteers so far - anyone around Leicester way fancy signing up for the tutored tasting, above? :smiley:


#10

@laura I’ll check the diary - am sure I could make the Leicester event if no-one local is available; if you do have a Leicester resident interested give them priority. Will reply early next week to confirm in the meantime.