The Triangle Chapter of the American Wine Society Presents
AWS National Tasting Project - The Wines of Washington State
March 15, 2020
Home of Jeff Price and Lisa Tillis
Presenter: Jeff Tillis
"The Wines of Washington State?" You've got to be kidding me! Who would ever think the wines of Washington State would be an ideal choice for the American Wine Society's National Tasting Project? Well, if this is your response to the idea, then you need to show up!
Washington is the second (2nd) largest premium wine producer in the United States and will be the location for the AWS Annual National Conference this year (dates are October 29-31). There are over 1000 wineries in Washington and more than 70 grape varietals are grown in these vineyards. Washington produces 17.5 million cases of wine each year (60% is red) yet, Washington wine lags well behind in consumer recognition. Wine experts attribute this to Washington's failure to shape its identify around one main varietal (as Oregon did with Pinot Noir) and also because of the similarity between the name of the state and the capital of our country. Many Washington winemakers have been asked, "On which side of the Potomac are your vineyards located?" Well, the Potomac is 3000 miles away from these vineyards that, in the capable hands of Washington's winemakers, have produced many varietals and blends of high quality wines
This tasting will explore the best of these wines with a few surprises to enrich your taste buds! So join us for this exciting wine tasting journey of the wines of Washington State!
|Registration Deadline:||March 6, 2020|
|Registration Fee:||$15 per person ... payable as noted below|
|Payment Options:||Please note that members now have two options on how to pay their registration fee:|
Email Sue Ohmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
to inform her you have sent a check. Check should be received within 3 business
Send check (payable to Triangle Chapter AWS) to:
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Raleigh, NC 27615
We look forward to seeing you there!
American Wine Society, Triangle Chapter
Lisa Tillis, Secretary