American Wine Society
of Colorado Springs

AWS National Membership
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Upcoming Events
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  1. Spring 2020
    Spotlight on Tuscany 2020
    Location: Tuscany Region of Italy Cost: TBD The departing flight would take us to Florence (Italy, not Colorado!), and then we will travel to Montecatini Terme where we will reside in the same hotel during the entire stay taking day trips filling our itinerary: Day 1: Overnight Flight Day 2: Montecatini Terme – tour begins. There will be a welcome dinner for all the travelers. Day 3: Florence – tours of the Academy Gallery with the statue of David, cathedrals, and shops. Day 4: Lucca – Borgo a Mozzano – guided tours or on your own. Day 5: Pisa – the Leaning Tower! You can take a cooking class if you wish, then sit down to your own meal. Day 6: Siena – take a walking guided-tour and then tour the cathedral on your own or get back with the guide for more touring. Then gather at a Tuscan Winery and learn about Chianti, making wine, and olive oil. Day 7: Montecatini Terme – do whatever you wish. Shop, eat, or visit the coastline and vineyards. Day 8: San Gimignano – Explore the town. Then we can visit a cheese farm and learn how pecorina cheese is made and then taste some! Day 9: Montecatini Terme – travel day home. We hope you have interest in this trip for Spring 2020. We are currently deciding on a late April or late May trip. As soon as details are firm we will post them here.
  2. Tuesday March 5, 2019 - 6:45pm
    Wine Pairings at Coquette's
    Location: Coquette's Bistro 616 South Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Cost: AWS Members $35, Non-Members & Guests $40 Come join us at a new venue for AWS located in downtown COS. We will be pairing wine with four different heavy appetizer foods. This is “Colorado Springs’ only 100% gluten free restaurant, serving up food, treats and cocktails at our newly expanded 6,700-square-foot restaurant, bakery and bar in a sweet, cozy corner in Downtown.” The pairings will include a Caprese Salad Kabob, Seared Ahi Tuna, Tula (Chicken) Crepe, and Chicken Peanut Satay. As always, the wines paired with these mouth watering hors d'oeuvres will be exceptional! Come join us for this interesting event RSVP, payment, and cancellation deadline is: February 28, 2019
NOTICE:  Event fees are used to purchase wines, food, and rent venue space for that event. Fees are non-refundable after the deadline/cutoff date.

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Wine Pairing at Coquette's

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AWS of Colorado Springs sponsored   trip to Italy. Information  Flyer!

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Chapter Leadership
At our first official chapter meeting in January 2015, the members elected Chapter Leaders with a two-year renewable term for each.
Chapter Chairperson: Tim Christensen
Finance Chairperson: Alec Blakeley
Events Chairperson: Liz Blakeley
Communications Chairperson: Brenda Christensen
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Alec & Liz Blakeley
Tim & Brenda Christensen
Wine Makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.
~ Benjamin Franklin
AWS (National) History
Chapter Charter

The Colorado Springs Chapter of the American Wine Society was formed to fill a cultural and social void in our area with wine enthusiasts, winemakers and wine industry professionals who want to enjoy learning about wine and sharing experiences with others in a group setting
American Wine Society Mission: To promote the appreciation of wine through education
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