Reflection and projection
As we come to the end of one trip around the sun, and the beginning of another, I want to offer a few thoughts and observations.
We had some wonderful tastings in 2013, and are looking forward to more and better ones in the coming year. The Holiday party was great, and thanks go to our Regional Vice President, Rich Ryba, and our own Co-Program Director Leeana Ryba for all of the efforts that they put into that event. The raffle at the party raised $316 which was pledged to the Alexis Descaunets Hartung Fund for the AWSEF.
The first of our chapter’s wine raffles went very well, and we’re hoping to continue that feature at the tastings in 2014. Large format bottles have a unique aspect. They tend to promote one of the best things about a bottle of wine, and that is sharing it with friends.
I hope that you find some time over the holidays to share a large bottle with family and friends, or even several small bottles! That “special” occasion is now. Happy Holidays!
Come to Firelands!
Participants at the National Conference in November carried home cases of these award winning wines. Now we can taste them in PA!
If you missed the conference, you can now enjoy the wines as declared by the U.S. Government to be specific viticultural area. Wines have been made on the southern shore of Lake Erie near Sandusky since 1880. Firelands was a sponsor of the 2013 Sandusky Conference and their wine maker conducted one of the sessions.
Make your reservations EARLY!
Members: $20 Guests: $25
RSVP by January 1, 2014 to:
Kathleen Simpson - 412-657-1861
Make checks out to AWS and mail to:
Dr. Dennis Trumble 1302 Arch St. Pittsburgh PA 15212
Remember the meeting will be on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8th at 7:00pm in Ross Township, at the Evergreen Community Park, 3430 Evergreen Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.