American Wine Society
of Colorado Springs

AWS National Membership
(Guests may attend AWS events up to 3 times before joining)" M
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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, May 7, 2019, - 6:45pm
    Wines Aged in Spirit Barrels
    Location: Wolf Ranch Recreation Center 8705 Wolf Recreation Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80924 AWS Members: $30; Non-Members & Guests $35 We will be tasting 5 barrel-aged wines. This technique is becoming one of the fastest-growing wine categories. Ned and Laurie Carroll will guide us in tasting the wines finished in a variety of spirit barrels. To assist us with this wine exploration, Chefs Cortney Smith and David Cook, from Gather Food Studio, will provide creative food pairings to enhance our wine sampling experience. The 5 wines offered are: A Sauvignon Blanc – Tequila Aging, a Zinfandel – Bourbon Aging, a Cabernet Sauvignon – Bourbon Aging, a Shiraz – Scotch Whiskey Oak Aging, and a Red Blend – Bourbon Aging RSVP, payment, and cancellation deadline is: Friday May 3, 2019 *** Event limited to 78 paid attendees ***
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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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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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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