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:
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.
September - Bob & Lisa 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)  


  • 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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