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March 2019

Eastern Winery Exposition – March

March 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join us March 19-21 in Syracuse for networking, learning, equipment purchasing, wine tasting, meeting the experts, socializing, and sharing wine, knowledge, tips & techniques. The AWS will be at the opening reception featuring eastern wines that earned medals in the AWS Commercial Wine Competition.  Stop by the AWS booth at the trade show and say hi. Contact the national office for the exclusive promo code for AWS members. Link:  

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April 2019

Wine Judge Certification Program Year 1 Spring

April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Confernece Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA United States
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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to take the AWS's signature Wine Judge Certification Program Year 1 in the spring in Virginia. When combined with courses offered in the fall in conjunction with the national conference, this allows a participant to complete the program in two years rather than three. Find out more by contacting Aaron Mandel at

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June 2019

Conference Registration

June 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Conference registration will open at 9 am June 17th and will remain open until it sells out OR 5 pm on July 1. 

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July 2019

Registration closes

July 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Registration will close on July 1 at 5 pm unless we sell out before that date.

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October 2019

AWS Sunset Dinner Cruise

October 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wine on the beach. Why not dinner and wine on the Gulf? Make the most of your AWS Conference this year and take advantage of the weather and the water in the St. Petersburg / Clearwater region on the AWS Sunset Dinner Cruise, Wednesday, Oct. 30. StarLite Cruises Sapphire will host the culinary excursion, departing from the Corey Causeway near the Trade Winds Hotel at 6:30 p.m. We’ll have a sparkling wine toast and set sail into the Gulf for…

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52nd National Conference

October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
TradeWinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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Super Tasting Series

October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
TradeWinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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This day-long beginner/intermediate wine class run by credentialed, enthusiastic AWS instructors allows you to soak up a great wine education in a fun, informative setting. Learn about wine components, the wine aroma wheel and wine styles as you journey through multiple grape varieties and regions. And, of course, wine tastings are included. The information presented matches Jancis Robinson’s Wine Course. Take a test and earn a certificate.  $150. For more information contact the instructor Anne Marie Morse,  

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Wine & Spirit Education Trust

October 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
TradeWinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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The AWS expands its educational offerings by partnering with a leading wine educational organization, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, to offer WSET Level 2 Award in Wine training and certification at the 52nd National Conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla. on Oct. 31, 2019. The program is part remote learning and one full day of hands-on instruction, learning and testing with leading WSET instructor and WSET Approved Programme Provider Deborah Parker Wong. WSET Level 1 credentials are NOT required…

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Presidential Reception with Garnacha / Grenache and Cru 100

October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TradeWinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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  Join Asociación Garnacha Origen coordinator Sofía González, AWS President Joseph Broski, and members of CRU 100 for this intimate tasting of Garnacha and Grenache in the Presidential Reception. We welcome the European organization Garnacha / Grenache that promotes this varietal family of grapes in Spain and France. While Garnacha & Grenache will also be sponsoring a wine-paired meal, wines at the Presidential Reception will be of the highest quality, limited production wines. Also, by participating, you’ll be supporting the…

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February 2020

VinExpo Paris

February 10, 2020 - February 12, 2020
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American Wine Society members will enjoy complimentary access to international wine and spirits trade show Vinexpo which comes for the first time to Paris in 2020. To take advantage of this exclusive deal valued at 40 Euro, call the national office at 888-297-9070 or email to confirm your membership and get the details and the promo code for registration. Vinexpo Paris February 10 – 12, 2020 at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles in the world capital of gastronomy. Attractive…

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PO Box 889
Scranton, PA 18501
(888) 297-9070