The American Wine Society announced a stellar line-up for its 45th Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., Nov. 8 through 10, where global leaders in the wine industry will descend on the Rose City to share knowledge and wine.
The conference kicks off Nov. 8 with local flavor at “The Willamette Valley Experience”, hosted by Willamette Valley Vineyards, to enjoy a range of wines from the state’s best-known appellation. For the next two days, attendees choose from more than 45 wine sessions with leaders in the wine business from around the world and around the corner. Sessions include wines ranging from Barolo, South Africa and Austria to the best-know producers and places in the Pacific Northwest.
This is the first time the American Wine Society, the nation’s largest organization of wine consumers, held its conference in the Pacific Northwest.
“With great Washington and Oregon wine regions nearby, Portland is a natural place to hold a conference, and we are fortunate to have the wines of both states as conference sponsors” said John Hames, AWS executive director. “Our members are looking forward to learning more about their wines as well as the other states and countries represented”.
At the conference, wine tasting session are punctuated by wine-paired meals beginning with a Sparkling Wine Breakfast sponsored by Wines of Franciacorta, Italy’s premier sparkling wine region. The wines of Navarra and Chianti Classico will also sponsor meals at the conference.
Attendance is limited to AWS members and on-line registration goes live Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT
The annual conference is the cornerstone event for the American Wine Society. For the complete agenda and information about the conference and becoming an AWS member, visit www.AmericanWineSociety.org.
About the American Wine Society
Founded in 1967, the American Wine Society (AWS) is the largest consumer-based organization in the U.S. dedicated to promoting wine appreciation through education. AWS is a non-profit organization of over 4,400 wine enthusiasts, from novice to expert, in 125 chapters throughout the U.S.. Membership is open to any adult interested in wine. To learn more, visit us online at: http://www.