Chicago Website Unveils Marketplace for Wine Tasting Events

December 9, 2009

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — WineMcGee.com today released their new event management suite, designed to help restaurants, wine retailers, and wineries promote, ticket, and mange their wine events. The website also creates a new marketplace for wine lovers to purchase tickets to wine tasting events, classes, festivals, and dinners online directly from event hosts.

“It’s a very exciting time in the industry and we’re thrilled to be connecting our users to local wine tastings and events,” said Michael Siegler, founder of WineMcGee. “We want to continue to help people experience and learn more about wine, and our new marketplace does exactly that.”

WineMcGee.com is driven by a growing social community of wine drinkers and direct relationships with retailers, restaurants, wineries, and event management companies. The new management suite helps streamline the marketing process for event hosts, provides comprehensive e-ticketing, email list management, invite, and RSVP functionality. The website has already proven useful to local Chicago restaurants and public relations firms.

“WineMcGee is a new and extremely useful service for me. Since it launched, I have been posting my client’s wine dinners on the site and we have had a great response,” says Sherri Maddick, Owner of Maddick Media Public Relations. “What I love about this site over similar sites that exist on the internet is that it looks as beautiful as it is functional. It’s also very simple to use! Founder Michael Siegler has a true passion for wine, which I think comes across in the way he has created this new venture. I have been doing public relations for independent restaurants for 23 years and I have witnessed many changes in the media. This is a wonderful new addition for those directly involved in the hospitality business. Everyone should try it and see how it can help increase guests in their restaurants.”

The new event management tools were built to address the major problems facing event hosts today. When posting an event, hosts can make use of the one-click publishing system, which instantly pushes the event to Facebook, Twitter, and several other event sites online. The ticketing platform is full-featured and easy to use, and the email list management tools allow hosts to track bounces, opt-outs, and conversions.

SOURCE WineMcGee.com

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