American Wine Society

Lehigh Valley Chapter



Upcoming events

    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online (register to receive the meeting link)
    Register

    Join your fellow Lehigh Valley Chapter Members for a

    VIRTUAL BYOB

    on Friday, July 17 from 5:00-6:00 PM

    Join us for our next Virtual BYOB -- our theme will be "Rose".  While a lovely Rose wine is not required, we hope you will join us at 5pm on Friday. 

    You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate, but you will be asked to download the free Zoom software. 

    NOTE:  To avoid "Zoom Bombing" by outsiders the meeting link will be emailed to you when you register for the event.  On Friday when you click the meeting link you will enter a "waiting room".  There may be a momentary delay before you join the meeting.  

    Cheers!

    Leslie and Peter Staffeld

    Co-Chairs of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society

    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom (link will be emailed after registration)
    Register

    July Lehigh Chapter Tasting

    Pinnacle Ridge Tasting and Talk with the Vitner

    Friday July 24, 2020   5:00 PM

    Hosts:  Dean and Bonnie Scott

    Virtual Event on Zoom

    Here is an opportunity to meet and speak with a wine grower and a wine maker all from the safety of your home. Dean Scott and Brad Knapp will lead us through a tasting of three of Pinnacle Ridge’s best wines:

    • 2016 Veritas (50% Merlot, 40% Cab Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, 100% PA Fruit)
    • Sparkling Cuvee Chardonnay (100% PA Fruit), and 
    • 2018 Dry Riesling  (100% PA Fruit)

     Because of COVID-19, this tasting and presentation will occur in the comfort of your own home, via Zoom. Directions and the link will be sent to you when you register for this event on the LVAWS website (lvaws.org). Brad Knapp, owner and founder of Pinnacle Ridge, has selected the wines for this tasting and he is providing LVAWS members with a discounted package. The special rate is $50 for the three bottles of wine (including tax).

     Interested? There are two easy steps to participate:

    1. Register for the tasting by going to the Events Tab on the website (lvaws.org) and sign up. Your confirmed reservation will include the link to the Zoom site for the 5PM, Friday, July 24 tasting.
    2. Choose if you would like to pick up the wine yourself or meet Dean locally on July 21.

    Order and pick up at the winery: After June 15 (so the Riesling is available), call 610-756-4481 and ask for the AWS tasting special wine package and pick it up at the winery (407 Old U.S. 22 Kutztown, PA 19530)

    …OR…

    Order and pick up with Dean: Email Dean at deansscott2323@gmail.com before July 20. He will pay for the wine and you can pick it up and pay Dean directly. Dean will meet members on July 21 between 3 and 5PM across the street from Tilghman Square shopping center in the old K-Mart parking lot.

    NOTE: If you order online with the Pinnacle Ridge Winery website, you will be charged full price and not get the AWS tasting discount. You can call the winery, place your order and request the AWS tasting discount and pay shipping if you prefer.

    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online (register to receive the meeting link)
    Register

    Join your fellow Lehigh Valley Chapter Members for a

    VIRTUAL BYOB

    on Friday, August 14 from 5:00-6:00 PM

    Join us for our next Virtual BYOB -- our theme will be "A Grape You've Never Heard Of".  While a rare varietal wine is not required, we hope you will join us at 5pm on Friday. 

    You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate, but you will be asked to download the free Zoom software. 

    NOTE:  To avoid "Zoom Bombing" by outsiders the meeting link will be emailed to you when you register for the event.  On Friday when you click the meeting link you will enter a "waiting room".  There may be a momentary delay before you join the meeting.  

    Cheers!

    Leslie and Peter Staffeld

    Co-Chairs of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society

    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Nostos Restaurant, 701 N. 19th Street, Allentown, PA 18104
    • 40
    Registration is closed

    September Lehigh Valley Chapter Tasting

    Wines of Greece

    Sunday, September 13, 3 PM

    Nostos Restaurant

    701 N. 19th Street

    Allentown, PA 18104

    Hosted by Tami Cericola, Cheryl Hildebrandt, and Jan Thomas


    Join us for a tasting of wonderful Greek wines.  We selected ten wines that provide a nice cross section of the style, tastes and character of Greece.  The wines are from the Peloponnese, West Macedonia, Kefalonia, Santorini, and Crete regions.

    1. 2018 Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
    2. 2017 Gaia Santorini Wild Ferment Assyrtiko
    3. 2017 Boutari Moschofilero
    4. 2018 Gentilini Notes Rose’
    5. 2017 Foivos Antidote Rose’
    6. 2017 Gaia Agiorgitiko
    7. 2017 Rouvalis Mavrodaphne Mitros Ariadne
    8. 2013 Kir-Yianni Ramnista Vineyard Xinomavro
    9. 2016 Alpha Estate Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro
    10. 2015 Douloufakis Dafnios

    The cost is $30.00 per person and includes wines and appetizers.  Attendees may choose their dinner selections from the restaurant's menu and pay accordingly. For the tasting you can pay online (lvaws.org) or mail a check payable to Jan Thomas, 4724 Hilton Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078.  This tasting is limited to 30 people so be sure to pay by Saturday, September 5th.  

    Please bring two wine glasses and a bottle of wine for sharing with friends over dinner.

    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • DiFiore's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant 5608 Route 873 Schnecksville, PA
    • 42
    Registration is closed

    April October Lehigh Valley Chapter Tasting

    To Decant or Not To Decant?

     Sunday, April 19th, 3:00pm

    Sunday, October 11th, 3:00pm

    DiFiore's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

    5608 Route 873

    Schnecksville, PA

    Hosted by Ann Vlot & Matt Green

    The "To Decant or Not To Decant?" tasting has been postponed until October.  All current registrants will receive refunds.  Registration for the October event will open in September. 

    "To Decant or not to Decant?".  With apologies to Shakespeare, this is so often the question on the minds of wine lovers.  Let's learn together.  Each flight will have the exact same wine in both glasses however, one will have been decanted and the other will not.

    We would like you to join us at DiFiore's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant located at 5608 Route 873 Schnecksville, PA. Sunday April 19th. The tasting will begin at 3:00 with no ice breaker.  Some of the wines to be tested include a 2012 Burgundy, 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet, 2013 Altesino Brunello.  We will give a big test to decanting by opening a 1973 Brunello.  Plus a few more.

    We will order off the menu after the tasting.  $27/per person covers the cost of the wines, and you will pay for what you order from the menu.  You can register online or, if you prefer the good old fashioned way, you may send an email followed by a check to Ann Vlot 8979 N. Loop Road Slatington, PA 18080. AnnV3@aol.com. Deadline to sign up is April 13th.  Attendance is limited to 42. 

    Please bring two wine glasses and a bottle of wine for sharing with friends over dinner.

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Bellevue, Washington

    Due to COVID-19 the National AWS conference has been Cancelled.  Next year's conference will be in Atlantic City (Fall 2021), and the following year's conference will be in Bellevue, Washington. 

     

    Our national conference is only for members, but joining is easy. 
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Morgan's Restaurant

    Save the Date

    Lehigh Valley AWS Chapter

    2020 Holiday Party

    Sunday, December 13th

    This year’s Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, December 13th, at Morgan’s Restaurant which is located at the intersection of N. Cedar Crest Blvd. & Willow St. in Allentown.  Social hour begins at 4:30PM, followed by dinner at 6PM.  We will be offering a choice of four dinner entrees and three desserts.  Hopefully, everyone will find something to their liking.  Additional details to follow in the September/October time frame.  We think it will be a wonderful event and we hope you can join us!  Please add December 13th to your calendars.  

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