Meeting Etiquette

The San Diego Wine Guild wants our meetings to be fun and educational. We do ask members and guests to follow some basic etiquette principles.

  • Each person should bring four wine glasses. 
  • Silence or turn off your cell phones.
  • Please show respect by staying at your table while the presenter is talking. — Wait until the wine is being poured, before you get up to get more food, empty your plates, or use the restroom.
  • Please refrain from talking while the presenter is speaking. — Even conversing quietly, many quiet voices collectively can be distracting. Voices carry across the room.
  • After all the flights are served and the presenter is finished, you may come up to the front table and pour yourself from unfinished bottles. We ask that you do not take bottles to your table. 
  • Do not light matches before or during a presentation (Sulfur smell)
  • RSVP's in advance are required along with payment in full. No refunds. — Please provide 24 hours’ notice if you will not attend the meeting. A credit for a future meeting will be given unless a late cancellation or no-show prevents another member from attending. 

Please drink responsibly during our events. Please consider having a designated driver or using a ride share service (ex: Uber / Lyft).

Digital Meetings (Ie Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meetings, etc)

  • Turn on your camera
  • Mute on entry and while you are not speaking to the presenter or to the group
  • Use the Chat box for questions and comments
  • Use the Raised Hand icon for asking questions