Actually the site is a bit more serious than that, and is currently being designed. Some branding does exist, therefore the logo will be sitting alone with a background of #422d2d (same as my avatar)
I need this logo to be horizontally based, two colors, and flat; i.e. no beveling, drop shadows or gradients please. It will eventually be used on other types of collateral as well.
Please keep in mind we're looking for an elegant, tight logo. If you use cursive or script type fonts, please make sure they are very legible. I would also like to see some creative use of wine-type-things to help the user instantly associate this with wine: bottles or glasses or grapes.. BUT PLEASE keep it tight and understated and well integrated.. Hanging a bunch of grapes off the V in the logo wont work :)
There is a tag line: "Bringing wine enthusiasts together."
This can be incorporated in the logo or not, but if you chose not to use it, I will need the font you use in the logo to create and add it to the site where appropriate.
I'm sorry for my modest budget, but I outsource design OFTEN and the winner will also be first on my list of contacts when the need arises in the future.