by Averill Shepps
The election for board members and Officers of PWS was held at our December meeting. The composition of the Board and all the Officers will remain the same, insuring stability for the organization.
We will continue to bring you interesting, educational and enjoyable events. Some of the subjects we will be looking at for the future include a tasting of the always popular Italian wines followed by one with that ubiquitous grape Chardonnay in its many expressions, and also a Rosé tasting as Summer approaches when most people look forward to Rosés although some of us enjoy them all year round. During the Summer we will have a visit to a nearby winery or two, and as Fall approaches, Cabernet Franc, another grape that has many expressions according to where it is grown and how it is vinified. We will contact one of the most respected importers, Vineyard Brands Inc., to lead us in a tasting of Alsace wines or another subject that we could agree upon. We would like to have a High-End Burgundy tasting in November, and plan to contact Peter Weygandt to lead that one. Rounding out the year we have penciled in New Zealand wines for December. You can see that my language gets a little more vague as the year progresses. This is because we hope to have the described events but have not made definite plans as yet.
Rest assured we will, as we continue to bring you interesting and knowledgeable speakers on a whole variety of vinous subjects, while we strive to help you learn more about our favorite ensure you enjoy the process! As always, if you have any suggestions, we are open to hearing them. Please contact any Board member.