Does the team in charge of tastings take ease of getting to a venue via public transport into account when deciding where to hold tastings?
The rest of this post is really just added comment and background about my personal experience, but this is a general question.
The tastings are not cheap so it only makes financial sense if a bit of drinking takes place too! Having someone attend a tasting as a designated driver is both expensive and frustrating for the driver.
For example. I am based in northern suburbs of Southampton and do not find this to be the case unless they are held at Winchester Guildhall or Southampton Guildhall. Tastings at the Aegeas Bowl for example are tiresome to get to. It’s local as the crow flies but I am looking at about 1.5 hours via bus including a 20 minute walk. It would only be 30 minutes by bike but the locale is not blessed with safe cycling routes.