Communities of Practice are Relevant and Contextual

In the wine industry, as with any industry, your professional relationships are key to your business’ success.
The purpose of this site is to help you be more effective in your daily work and open doors to opportunities using the professional relationships you already have and create new relationships that you may not have otherwise had an opportunity to create.

This isn’t a social network—it’s a social-business community, where professionals working in the wine industry connect, communicate and collaborate online and interactively.

The OWC [Open Wine Consortium] intends to change the wine industry through the use of education and technology.  By creating the world’s premier wine social-business community online, you can immerse yourself in the technology and the people that are changing the world of wine and see how it can expand your business.

Who We Are

This website is an online community of experienced wine professionals and wine business owners from around the world, who are ready to expand their business through the use of the social web.

The OWC is owned and operated by Open Wine Consortium, the leading social web technology company for the Food service industry. OWC operates restaurant, wine and culinary communities with tens of thousands of members from over 183 countries.


When you join, you have your own homepage for you to summarize your business interests and personalize information about you and your business. Your page helps you to get noticed by former colleagues, potential customers, and potential partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join the OWC and connect to you.


**Accelerate you connections and extend your reach by joining using your same username and log-in. Just take a couple of minutes to create a profile on The Restaurant Community and begin networking with restaurant operators…those that purchase wine.

Through a focused, professional wine business community you can:

  • Find potential clients, service providers, suppliers, subject experts, and partners
  • Be found for business opportunities
  • Search for or post great jobs for all
  • Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs, close deals, and build business
  • Tap the collective knowledge of the entire community to get qualified answers to your hardest business issues
  • Gain exposure for your business by contributing to others’ business in the community