Triangle Chapter, American Wine Society
Serving Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, and Vicinity
The purpose of the Triangle Chapter of the American Wine Society is to promote the appreciation and responsible enjoyment of wine and to educate its members on all aspects of wine.
We do this primarily through monthly wine tastings (see our schedule) held at members' homes and other locations in the Triangle area of North Carolina, plus occasional trips outside our area.
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Results Year-to-Date (2014) #1 Rated Wines from Each Tasting Year Wine Rank Cost Score Tasting Name
2010 Chateau Les Barraillots (Margaux) 1 $28 16.5 Bordeaux
2010 La Giaretta Amarone Classico 1 $30 18.0 Wines of the Veneto
2009 Domaine de la Croix-FR Vouvray Grand Liquoreux 1 $39 16.0 Refreshing Chenin Blanc
2008 Royal Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (Sweet Desert) 1 $48 16.8 Eastern European Wines
2009 Condado de Haza Tinto 1 $25 16.7 Spanish Wines - NTP
Results Year-to-Date (2013) #1 Rated Wines in Each Tasting Year Wine Rank Cost Score Tasting Name
2010 Domaine Collotte Marsannay
Les Champsalomon 1 $35 15.6 Burgundy
2007 Casa E di Mirafiore Barolo 1 $40 17.2 Piedmont
2008 Torbreck The Steading 1T $36 15.9 Rhone
2011 Can Blau Celler Can Blau 1T $17 15.9 Rhone
2010 Perrin et Fils Vinsobres 1T $20 15.9 Rhone
2009 Benziger Merlot (Sonoma) 1 $18 16.3 Biodynamic
2012 St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa) 1 $12 16.7 Red, White, and Blue
2008 Alla Costiera VoVecchio 1 $25 16.3 Italian
2007 Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC G.D Vajra 1 $37 16.2 Barbera
2009 Vinha da Defesa Alentejo, DOC 1 $15 15.3 Wine Under $20
1997 Kopke Colheita 1 $30 17.0 Port
2008 Stevens 424 (Yakima Valley) 1T $35 14.8 Red Blends
2011 Orin Swift The Prisoner (Napa) 1T $38 14.8 Red Blends
2011 Biale Royal Punishers Petit Syrah 1 $39 16.4 Petit Syrah-Napa
There is no fee to join the Triangle Chapter, but membership in the national American Wine Society is required to be a member of our chapter. (But you can try us out for free – read on!).
Any adult who appreciates and would like to learn more about wine is welcome to join us for a few tastings without first joining the national Society. Simply request to be added to our mailing list (link above), and we will welcome you at several tastings before you have any commitment to join the AWS. You will be charged the same fee as members for the tasting (usually $15/person), and we usually ask all attendees to bring a dish and/or wine to share after the tasting. You won't believe how good the food is at our tastings!
If a Triangle AWS chapter MEMBER is unable to drink wine at a given tasting (e.g., temporarily taking medication incompatible with alcohol consumption) but would still like to enjoy the educational and social aspects of the gathering, he/she may be able to attend (space permitting) for a nominal fee, generally $5, to help cover expenses and offset the income that would otherwise be used to purchase wine. No non-drinking discount is available to guests.
Should you wish to join national AWS (required to become a member of the local chapter after trying us out!), here are the membership fees (which include several publications):
AWS National Membership Signup
We look forward to seeing you.
Member Emails: In case you want to easily get in touch with some of us.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Goes to the secretary.
Info@awstriangle.org - Goes to the secretary.
email@example.com - Goes to the secretary.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Goes to the site web master.
President@awstriangle.org - Goes to the chapter president.
Jim@awstriangle.org - Goes to Jim Ward.
Mark@awstriangle.org - Goes to Mark Spain.
Bob@awstriangle.org - Goes to Bob Moncsko.
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Here's what we've been up to!
Port Tasting at Triangle Wine Company, Feb '13
We applaud our presenter David Faircloth at Whole Foods, Sept '12
January 2012 Chapter Dinner at St Jacques
The Spains, Bracks, and Goffs (rear) attended the
2011 AWS Conference in Rochester in November
Ready to taste the first 8 of 12 upscale Ports in Rochester!
Oktoberfest 2010 with our appropriately dressed hosts,
the Buenzlis! The food was fantastic.
National Tasting (South America) September 2010
at A Step to Gold International Ballroom
April 2010 South Africa Tasting at Barley & Vine
October 2009 Rhone Tasting at Alta Oakridge
July 2009 Fruit Wines Tasting under the tent at Eno River Vineyards
June 2009 Organic Wines at Whole Foods, Cary
2008 Spanish Wine Tasting
2008 South African Wine Tasting
2007 Malbec under the tent at Eno River Vineyards
2006 Tasting Photos
Triangle AWS members visit Benjamin Vineyards Winery, June 2005
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4812 Carteret Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27612-5712
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