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Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards – Premium Oregon producer and friend of the AWS

By Jay Bileti AWS Director of Member Services Reustle is an award-winning producer in the Umpqua Valley of Oregon. While many think of Oregon as the Willamette Valley and Pinot Noir, the Umpqua is a region with a much more diverse climate supporting world-class wines from a number of grape varieties. Reustle has won awards […]

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Reflections on the AWS Silver Anniversary, as we celebrate our 50th

As you know, 2017 is the Golden Anniversary of AWS – 50 great years of wine education and appreciation.  It’s a significant milestone for the society but we had another milestone in 1992…..our Silver Anniversary.  In order to appreciate where AWS was after 25 years, I thought it would be nice to look back at […]

A look back at the 49th Annual AWS Conference

The American Wine Society (AWS) is the largest consumer based wine education organization in North America.  Dr. Konstantin Frank, a pioneering vinifera producer in New York’s Finger Lakes region, led its formation in late 1967.  It now boasts 165 chapters in 36 states and the District of Columbia including one based in Salem, Oregon.  AWS […]

Where there’s smoke, there’s taint (maybe)

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Taint (maybe)   With the recent fires in Northern California, there has been a lot of concern about smoke taint in wines and what the wineries can do about the problem. So, I thought a brief discussion of smoke taint might be in order. First, the problem of smoke taint in […]

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