I emailed Leah at Paradise Wines regarding the veganity of the wines that they serve. I'll post here any response I get. You all could help out by emailing Leah and mentioning how much wine you would buy if only you knew for certain it was vegan.
If we can get a stamp of approval on the wines in their tasting room we could hold a special Meetup there.
Also, if someone has a list of all the wineries in the area or in California we could start contacting the winemakers directly regarding the use of animal based clarifying agents. Heck, with a little research we could be conversant in cruelty free clarifying alternatives.
Also also, we can repeat the process with the breweries in the area (Firestone, Anacapa, hmm...who else?). So that's two Meetups good to go with a little legwork.
I'm sure our turnouts would increase dramatically if booze was involved.
The Meetup board knows about this blog right? Time to cross-post?