Want to sample different wines and spirits but not sure how to go about it? Maybe you can check for local listings of wine clubs in your area. Not only do these wine clubs offer opportunities for hanging out (be it for sports, wine tasting or even dating) for fellow wine lovers, but there muct also be a wine of the month club which you can systematically follow and use as guide on which wines to try, where you can get them, etc.
In fact, they may already send you the wine monthly and you can just try it at home, then meet up with fellow members to rant or rave about the wine of the month.
Just remember not to drink and drive though. And that too much champagne can make you do silly things (think of Lily Allen and her hosting boo-boos).