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How to Host the Perfect Wine Tasting Fundraiser

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On the next episode of DivaTalkRadio, we will be talking "wine" with Eric V. Orange, founder of www.LocalWineEvents.com. Eric will be discussing how to host a wine fundraisers and wine tasting dos & don'ts.

Eric has had a diverse and distinguished 20+ year career within the wine industry. After an enlistment in the Submarine Service of the United States Navy, Eric joined an ex-shipmate who was attending the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. He took a job at Millbrook Vineyards outside of Poughkeepsie and spent almost five years learning to grow grapes and make wine as the Vineyard Supervisor. Eric moved back to his hometown to attend college and took a part time job at a 105 yr old private club which quickly became a full time position as the Bar Manager/Wine Steward.

That job led to a position as a Wine Representative for a local Wholesaler, which in turn led to a position as District Manager for Paterno Imports in Colorado. During five and a half years with Paterno, Eric attained certification from theCourt of Master Sommeliers (1st phase) and a Master of Wine Education certification from the International Wine Guild.

He is a member of the Society of Wine Educators. He also served on the board of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF), Denver Chapter. Finally, he decided to develop his idea for LocalWineEvents.com.  Eric and his family currently live just outside of Philadelphia.