American Wine Society

Lehigh Valley Chapter

Upcoming events

    • 3 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Easton, PA 18045
    • 4

    EXTRA Lehigh Valley Chapter Tasting

    Bring a Bottle that Hurts

    Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 2 PM

    Hosts: Bob and Kim Hale

    Location: At their home in Easton, PA

    Join hosts Bob and Kim Hale for a special "Hurts" in-person tasting. 

    A little history on this event … About 2008 or so, Ned Huber, Don Appleton, Percy Dougherty and Bob Hale started a wine tasting concept to enjoy better wines at a price point everyone could live with.

    The tasting will be limited to 14 people.  Each person should bring a bottle that is currently valued above $75.  The value of older wines pulled from your cellar (or "bargain" wines from WTSO) can be checked against (non-Auction) pricing.  

    In an effort to be COVID-safe, the tasting will be held outside in the back yard, sitting at a single large table (dress appropriately for the weather that day).  If it is very cold or wet the tasting will move inside with the windows open.  The "single table format" assures that  everyone will be included in the discussion at all times.  To maximize spacing, spectators will not be allowed at this event.  The group will collectively discuss and decide the sequence of wines to be poured -- a really fun part of the tasting!  With 1-1.25 ounce pours everyone should be able to take about a third of their bottle home.

    There will be a dinner (with supplied wine) after the tasting.  An additional cost of $21 per person will be collected at registration to cover dinner (and dinner wine).  Register for this tasting on the website at 

    Bob and Kim Hale plan on offering another "Hurts" Tasting in late-Spring 2022 to both the Northampton and Lehigh Valley AWS chapters.

    Detailed directions will be sent in your confirmation email after registration.
    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • Trolley Barn Public Market 116 E. Broad St, Quakertown, PA
    • 45

    October Lehigh Valley Chapter Tasting

    Introduction to Spanish Wines

    October 24 at 2PM

    Hosts:  Michele and Kevin Campbell

    Location: Trolley Barn Public Market

    116 E. Broad St, Quakertown, PA

    Free Parking in the back of the building.  The room we will be in is just inside the entrance from the parking lot.  It is a pretty cool space.

    Menu:  Food will be provided by True Blue Mediterranean, which has a location in the Trolley Barn Public Market.  Food will be buffet style consisting of chicken, steak, lamb with basmati rice, Greek Salad and cauliflower, with pita and humas as appetizer and baklava for dessert.

     Cost:  $50 per person

    Register at

    Limited to 45 people.

    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zio’s Pizzeria 4660 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104

    Join your fellow Lehigh Valley Chapter Members for the

    October Lehigh Valley Chapter BYOB

    Zio’s Pizzeria

    4660 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104

    Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM

      Host: Annette Derkacs

    After growing up in Brooklyn, our hosts, the Recchia’s, ventured out and established their ‘original’ Italian restaurant, Mama’s Pizza, in Slatington. Together with their children, they ran the Slatington restaurant for 21 years.  In 2016 the family moved their business to Allentown, now Zio’s Pizzeria - phone 610-398-3478,

    They run a friendly and welcoming establishment with quality food and exceptional service using family recipes passed down through generations.  Every meal we’ve ordered there has been exceptional and you won’t go home hungry!  We love their home baked bread! Gluten-free pasta and pizza are also available.

    The restaurant is located in the Tilghman Square shopping center behind Josh Early Candies on Tilghman St. and is easily accessible. 

    If you would like to join us, please email or call 610-435-5209 (leave a message, if necessary).  We will get back to you with a confirmation.  The BYOB will be limited to 20 attendees.  Please let us know by Sunday, October 24th if you can join us. 

    Remember to bring wine to share and two glasses.

    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 4:30 PM
    • Morgan's Restaurant

    Lehigh Valley AWS Chapter

    2021 Holiday Party

    Save the Date

    This year’s Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, December 12th 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.  We think it will be a wonderful event. Additional details to follow in the September/October time frame. Please add December 12th to your calendars.  We hope you can join us!

Past events

18 Sep 2021 Port and Food Pairing
15 Sep 2021 In-Person BYOB @ Pat's Pizza and Bistro
22 Aug 2021 Virtual Tasting - Roses of Summer
22 Aug 2021 Postponed: Cava Tasting
11 Aug 2021 In-Person BYOB @ Aladdin Restaurant
24 Jul 2021 Wines of Alsace Tasting
13 Jul 2021 In-Person BYOB @ Ecco Domani
15 Jun 2021 In-Person BYOB @ Pat's Pizza and Bistro
12 Jun 2021 To Decant or Not To Decant
15 May 2021 Summer Chardonnay Virtual Tasting
7 May 2021 Virtual BYOB - Bourbon Barrel Wines
23 Apr 2021 We CAN Virtual Tasting
9 Apr 2021 Virtual BYOB - "Wine Curmudgeon" Wine
26 Mar 2021 Virtual BYOB - Your House Wine
12 Mar 2021 Virtual Tasting - Showcasing Wines of Illyria
26 Feb 2021 Virtual BYOB - A Fun Wine Label
20 Feb 2021 Virtual Tasting - Burgundy vs. Sonoma
30 Jan 2021 Hybrid Tasting - Setter Ridge Vineyards
8 Jan 2021 Virtual BYOB - Spicy Wine
19 Dec 2020 Virtual Tasting - Syrah
4 Dec 2020 Virtual BYOB - LVAWS Virtual Holiday Party
20 Nov 2020 Virtual BYOB - Chairman Select Wine
4 Nov 2020 Virtual AWS National Convention
24 Oct 2020 Virtual Tasting - Petite Sirah
16 Oct 2020 Virtual BYOB - African Wine
27 Sep 2020 Northampton September VIrtual Tasting
18 Sep 2020 Virtual BYOB - A Winery You Would Like to Visit
13 Sep 2020 Wines of Greece
29 Aug 2020 Barolo Versus Barbaresco Virtual Tasting
14 Aug 2020 Virtual BYOB - A Grape You've Never Heard Of
24 Jul 2020 Virtual Pinnacle Ridge Tasting and Talk with the Vitner
17 Jul 2020 Virtual BYOB - Rose
27 Jun 2020 Virtual Folino Estate Tasting and Talk with the Vitner
5 Jun 2020 Virtual BYOB - Personal Celebration Wine
29 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Cabernet Sauvignon
22 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Iberian Wines
17 May 2020 Showcasing Wines of Illyria
15 May 2020 Willamette Valley Vineyards Tasting with Jim Bernau
8 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Central & South American Wines
1 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Pennsylvania Wines
24 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB - French Wines
17 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB - Italian Wines
10 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB - Sparkling Wines
3 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB
10 Mar 2020 March Lehigh Valley Chapter BYOB
9 Feb 2020 Nero D’Avola Wines of Sicily
4 Feb 2020 February Lehigh Chapter BYOB
26 Jan 2020 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel
21 Jan 2020 January Lehigh Chapter BYOB
22 Dec 2019 Holiday Party
10 Dec 2019 December Lehigh Chapter BYOB
10 Nov 2019 Chile
31 Oct 2019 National AWS Annual Meeting
20 Oct 2019 Puglia Wines
15 Oct 2019 October Lehigh Chapter BYOB
21 Sep 2019 Northern CA vs. Southern CA
20 Aug 2019 August Lehigh Chapter BYOB
11 Aug 2019 National AWS Tasting
14 Jul 2019 Picnic in the Vineyard
22 Jun 2019 Malbecs
13 Jun 2019 June Chapter BYOB
28 May 2019 May Lehigh Chapter BYOB
9 Dec 2018 Holiday Party 2018
1 Nov 2018 National AWS Conference
24 Apr 2018 Louies Italian Restaurant
15 Apr 2018 Incredible Chateauneuf du Pape Wine 90+
25 Mar 2018 Bottle Shock & the Judgment of Paris
6 Mar 2018 March Lehigh Chapter BYOB

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