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CRU 100

Enhancing wine education programming for American Wine Society members.

CRU 100 is a cadre of American Wine Society benefactors advancing the American Wine Society mission of promoting wine appreciation through education by supporting the development of relevant, quality wine education resources that directly benefit and empower American Wine Society chapters and members across the country.

The American Wine Society aspires to develop a CRU membership of 100 donors who believe strongly in our wine education mission and are willing to contribute $500 each. Additional proceeds are derived from the annual Presidential Reception held at the American Wine Society National Conference.

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Programming Funded by CRU 100

Chapters (and individuals) can use these resources to run a tasting with little or no additional research. Choose your wines and go!

Rhone Region Wines — a PPT with Aaron Mandel

Tannins — a video with WTSO (Wines ‘Til Sold Out)

Finger Lakes Wine Past, Present and Future — a promotional video with interviews and tastings accessible to members

Much more . . . coming soon!

Have ideas for additional CRU 100 projects?


The 2023 CRU 100 Presidential Reception
Featuring Union Grands Crus Bordeaux
was held in St. Louis, MO.
Our next reception will be held in Winston Salem, NC.
More information to come!


Previous sponsors include:
2018 — Union Grands Crus Bordeaux
2021 — Union Grands Crus Bordeaux
2022 — Union Grands Crus Bordeaux
2023 — Union Grands Crus Bordeaux

Join CRU 100 and help support improved wine discovery opportunities for your chapter and members across the US. To say thank you, new CRU 100 members receive one free, non-transferable ticket to attend the next presidential reception.

The American Wine Society is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.

You can join CRU 100 at three levels:

  • Cru Members – $500
  • Grand Cru Members – $1,000
  • Premier Grand Cru Members – $1,500

Please click the Join CRU 100 button and enter the amount you wish to donate.

CRU 100 Members

– AWS St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis MO
The St. Louis chapter would like to recognize Total Wines
for sponsoring a fundraiser that made this membership possible.

– AWS Tucson Chapter, Tucson AZ (Grand Cru Member)

– Balzac Communications, Sonoma, CA

– Jay & Lynn Bileti, Sonoita, AZ

– Bonnie Bradford, Tuscon, AZ

– Joseph Broski, Columbus, NJ

– Steve Brunkhorst, Chesterfield, MO

– Dave and Vikki Caruso, Southport, NC

– Mark & Judith DaSilva, Houston, TX

– David Falchek, Scranton, PA

– Eric A. & Lauren B. Feldhake, Cape May, NJ

– Gregory & Jeanne Gardner, Adams, NY

– Mike & Debbie Goyne, Archbald, PA

– Gordon Gribble, Lebanon, NH

– Al Guber, Jr., Bristow, VA

– Ed Gurski, Shallotte, NC (Grand Cru Member)

– Neil Kaneshiki, Duncansville, PA

– Kristin & Jack Kraft, Oaks, PA

– David Kraskow, Ithica, NY

– John & Denise Nase, Harleysville, PA

– Ron & Margy Natalie, Catawba, NC

– Bill Nestel, Buckeye, AZ

– Jennifer Perry, Harleysville, PA

– Marlene & Charles Reddoor, Arlington, VA (Grand Cru Member)

– Kevin Ringham, Strasburg, VA

– James Rink, Lake Ann, MI

– Angela Rowe, Hollidaysburg, PA

– Jeff & Nancy Stabins, Webster, NY

– Bill and Eva Stefan, Fairfax, VA (Grand Cru Member)

– Stephanie Stambolis & Leanne Wheeler, S. Windsor, CT

– Karen Taylor, Edison, NJ

– Norman Tuller, Columbia, SC

– Tom and Marj Wallman, Dayton, OH

– Mike and Mary Anne Wassenberg

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