Our Recent Meeting:

April Notes
It was a beautiful evening for a wine tasting at Phil and Amanda’s house in April.  Jen Bell, wine ambassador from Willamette Valley treated us to wonderful wines and the WVV chef sent recipes for food to pair with each wine.  Great job on the hosting, Phil and Amanda, great job everyone on the dishes and great job, Jen on the wines.  Such a delight. We also welcomed our newest members, Marty and Janie. Bradley and Sarah were special guests for the evening.   

Upcoming Events:
May 7 - Todd & Patty will host.  Vertical tasting of Merlots (2008-2013) from Horse Heaven Hills AVA (WA).
June 11 - Kay & Scott will host.  AWS National Rhone wine tasting.
July - Sherry & Naldo will host.
August - Pam & Perry will host.  Tentatively slated for August Hill Winery in Utica.

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)  


  • 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
  • June 2015 - Santa Barbara Pinot Noirs The tasting will be Saturday 13 June.  Meet & Greet will begin at 5pm.  The theme will be Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir - specifically 2012 pinot from the Sta. Rita Hills ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 2:19 PM by Illinois Heartland
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