Our Recent Meeting:

May Notes
It was a horse-themed event with a Kentucky Derby prelim followed by a vertical tasting of Columbia Crest Merlots from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA.  The fun-filled evening was capped by a wonderful dinner and an amazing line-up of desserts!   Thanks to all who participated!

Upcoming Events:
July 16 - Sherry & Naldo will host the AWS National Rhone wine tasting.
August - Pam & Perry will host.  Tentatively slated for August Hill Winery in Utica.
September - Bob & Lisa will host.
October - Tracy & Buzz will host.

The chapter will generally meet the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise agreed to. 
Please bring 3 - 6 wine glasses per person for the tasting (so you can compare the wines)  


  • July 2016 The Next meeting will be at Sherri & Naldo’s home on July 16th! Please RSVP to Sherri if you can attend!    This will feature the National Tasting Event for AWS ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2016, 3:44 PM by Illinois Heartland
  • April 2016 On the FIRST Saturday in May, Todd & Patty will host a vertical tasting of Columbia Crest H3 Merlots (2008-2013) from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA in Washington.  Please bring ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2016, 11:28 AM by Illinois Heartland
  • February 2016 Mark & Renee will host the February chapter tasting and dinner.  The theme is Malbec and chilis, and will be held on the THIRD Saturday of February (2/20)"We are ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 1:38 PM by Illinois Heartland
  • January 2016 JL & MaryAnn will host the January tasting on Saturday 9 January.  See newsletter for full details.THEME:  Albarinos.  We have found 3 vintages of Burgans Albarino (2012, 2013, and 2014 ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2016, 2:33 PM by Illinois Heartland
  • July 2015 Sherry, Naldo, Tracy and Buzz will host and also provide the wines for the July tasting.  The tasting wines will be paired with 3 courses.  Starter Course: Scallops & Shrimp (3 ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2015, 10:54 AM by Illinois Heartland
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