ELVVAWS September 2017 Meeting: The Effect of Oak on Wine

Our next meeting is set for Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Grape Expectations.
We will be measuring the effect that oak has in the wine making process. With help from Big Mike and The Chad at Grape Expectations, we will sample seven different wines, a neutral Cabernet Sauvignon, the same Cabernet with two different toasts of French oak, the same Cabernet with two different toasts of American oak and finally the same Cabernet with two different toasts of Hungarian Oak.
You do not need to bring wine glasses for this event, as we will pre-pour all of the wines for you to compare.  Because the wine will be pre-poured it is important to PLEASE RSVP so we have an accurate count of attendees.  You can RSVP on our Facebook page, or email membership@elvvaws.org.
Tasting fee for members is $8 per person and $15 per couple. Non-member fee is $13 per person. CASH ONLY! Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.
Also, if you are an amateur wine maker, you can enter the American Wine Society’s Amateur Wine Competition (AWC).  If you plan on entering, please contact Chris Creasey at chris@elvvaws.org to coordinate deliver of the wine.  All wines need to be in Chris’ hands by September 20th.  Our chapter has been very successful in the past winning medals!!

ELVVAWS August 2017 Meeting: Organic, Sustainable & Biodynamic Wines

Our next meeting is set for next Thursday August 10th, at 6:30 pm at Veil at The Silverton.  We will be blind tasting wines that are Organic, Biodynamic & Sustainable as part of the National Tasting Project.  We will score the wines, and at the end of the year, AWS National will let us know how our scores compared to others around the country.  

Tasting fee for members is $8 per person and $15 per couple. Non-member fee is $13 per person. CASH ONLY! Please bring your own wine glass.  Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.

Please RSVP to membership@elvvaws.org.

Get a hotel room at the Silverton for just $35 on meeting nights.  Call 866-722-4608 and say you are with the American Wine Society to book your room and use code AWS2017.

More information about the National Tasting Project here: http://www.americanwinesociety.org/page/tastingproject

ELVVAWS July 2017 Meeting: Learning to Judge Wine

Our next meeting is set for Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Veil at the Silverton.  This month we are introducing our group to the world of Wine Judging, by judging wines for the Grape Expectations Bacchus Awards.  Each person will be judging 18 to 24 wines in 1 of 16 categories.

Tasting fee for members is $8 per person and $15 per couple. Non-member fee is $13 per person. CASH ONLY! Please bring your own wine glass.  Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.

Please RSVP to membership@elvvaws.org.

Get a hotel room at the Silverton for just $35 on meeting nights.  Call 866-722-4608 and say you are with the American Wine Society to book your room and use code AWS2017.

June Meeting Follow Up: For anyone who did not get a chance to sign up for the J.Wilkes wine club, or get a chance to order some wine, feel free to contact Wes Hagen directly at whagen@thornhillcompanies.com.