How much does it cost to attend ODV?
Our monthly tasting events (unless otherwise stated) cost $20 plus a $1 credit card service charge, when paid in advance. We encourage you to book in advance to assist the restaurant plan for food, so we charge a small premium ($25 cash or check) at the door, assuming there is capacity.

Do I need to be on your mailing list?
Being on the mailing list does not obligate you to attend any events. We highly encourage you to update your email on our mailing list so that you receive advance notice of all the events, photos from previous tastings and outings and more.

How many wines do I get to sample at a happy hour?
This will vary based on individual events. Typically, guests are offered a 2-ounce tasting pour of four different wines, often two whites and two reds. After sampling the featured wines, guests can select a full glass of their favorite.

What is your Refund Policy?
If you have prepaid by credit card, you are entitled to a complete refund if you notify us via email by NOON on the day of the event. Email your refund request to [email protected]

I signed up for OdV mailing list but am not receiving emails
We use a thrid party service called Constant Contact to manage our subscriber database and newletter delivery. Some email servers screen incoming mail from Constant Contact and send it to your SPAM folder. You will need to consult your administrator or Help section on how to set up the address "[email protected]" on your WHITELIST. You might also want to sign up again using another email address, such as Yahoo, MSN, Gmail, Hotmail etc.

How do I change my email address?
You can simply click on the "Update profile" link at the bottom of the newsletter to update your contact info yourself. You will need to enter your old address first so that your profile comes up.

Is there a dress code?
We do not have a code, but most of our members dress in after-work business clothes or nice casual wear.

Are OdV events scheduled on a particular day?
Most of our events are scheduled on Wednesdays or Thursdays, depending on the availablity of the venue and trying to avoid conflict with other events in town. There is no particular pattern - just ensure that you open the email newsletter when it arrives and make a note in your calendar of upcoming dates.

Does OdV support a particular charitable cause?
No, we are classified as a social club. However, we have a large mailing list and are proud to lend our support to a number of charity wine events in the Kansas City area by assisting with promotion and volunteer recruitment. Please email us at [email protected] if you have an event that we ought to consider.

What time does the tasting start and how long do they last?
Unless otherwise noted, OdV wine tastings are from 6pm -8pm. Host restaurants usually offer an incentive discount to encourage members to stay for dinner afterwards.

What kind of food is served?
Our events provide the restaurant or club an opportunity to showcase their appetizer menus and present hors d'oeuvres that complement the wine. Our host restaurant will usually offer a special OdV discount to encourage members to stay for dinner.

What are your demographics and attendance numbers?
We average from 50 to 75 attendees, depending on the venue. While many members are "young, single professionals", our events do attract a wide range of ages and couples. Each month, we tend to get a great mix - about 1/3 'hardcore regulars', 1/3 members who come ocassionaly and 1/3 new faces.

How do you select the venues and wines?
We are fortunate to partner with a number of independent wine distributors. Their "on premise" representatives make suggestions regarding new restaurants or special locations that would have special appeal. We then select wines that suit the theme or complement the food type.

How do I sign up and pay for an event?
You may purchase tickets online from our web site using a credit card or echeck. (We usually close this option off at noon on the day of the event – see separate ‘pay at the door’ FAQ).

Can I pay at the door?
Many of our events do sell out. In these cases, we will close the website Buy Now link early. Paying in advance by Credit Card will secure you a space. Where there is available capacity, you may pay by check or cash at the door. However, we encourage you to book in advance to assist the restaurant in planning, so the cost at the door is a little higher, $25 (cash or check).

I would like to get involved in OdV – how can I help?
Running an organization like ours takes a variety of skills and manpower. If you feel that you could contribute, please send us an email to [email protected] and we will send you a Volunteer Application.

Will you be sending me an Admission Ticket?
No "tickets" are mailed. The name of the payer will also be on our prepaid list at the door. If you are making multiple transactions under your name, just have your guest give your name at the door.

 
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