Our Recent Meeting:

January Notes
JL & MaryAnn hosted the December tasting of Albarinos.  A short business meeting was held.  Members were reminded that AWS national and chapter dues should be paid.  We tasted 6 Albarinos and the top-rated was the 2013 Burgans.  A great dinner featuring shrimp & cheesy grits were enjoyed by the 13 members present.    

Upcoming Events:
February 20 - Mark & Renee will host.  Theme will be Malbec & chili.
March - Mike & Carol will host.  Theme TBD.
April - Open
May - Todd & Patty will host.  Theme TBD.
June - Kay & Scott will host.
July - Sherry & Naldo 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)  


  • 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
  • May Event: Recruiting Table @ Mackinaw Valley Vineyard On May 30, we will be at the Mackinaw Winery and Vineyards International wine and beer tasting festival.Please consider volunteering to help at our table or to help the ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 2:17 PM by Illinois Heartland
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