Mine was 1999 at Diva in Woburn MA with ZekeBoston, M-Driver and others I can't remember their screen names at the moment. The theme was to taste thru the 1997 Cali Cab releases. A couple of tasting groups were founded as a result and lasted for a few years.
My first WS offline was with Daniel Fulton and DBMCubed in Philly in 2004. First of many with that Philly crew that grew to over 15 people.
November 2004 with Steve8 and J, aand vinaigre at Bu, a wine bar. I believe we met up a couple weeks later for a Byob dinner at Les Infidèles with the addition of Dr. C . Italian themed tasting.
Yeah - nice dumpster dive!
I'd been to a few from the Squires board and elsewhere, but my first with folks from WS was in NYC and I'm thinking some time around 2008?
Cripes. Seems like a long time ago.
Over the years I've met folks in other cities too and they've all been wonderful folks.