The Chapter Wine Swap
(NEW within all of AWS)
New! The Chapter Wine Swap
Because of the 3-tier distribution system, our members’ wine choices from local retailers are limited by the distributors (or states). The wines from smaller, less-well-distributed wine regions are largely unavailable in most markets. What if we were able to leverage the AWS family to allow any chapter to conduct a tasting of top wines from smaller wine-producing areas? Well, we can!
This year we are introducing an exciting new program called Chapter Wine Swap, which allows members to “swap” wines with members in other states and enjoy a chapter event with some interesting wines from a region otherwise unavailable. Have you heard about the great wines of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona? Do a chapter swap and check them out. And the best part is that your AWS family member in the other state knows the best wines!
There are a few logistics associated with shipping the wines legally, but we believe we have it figured out. Check with your Chapters RVP for details.
You could also treat this like the NTP, sending your scoring sheets to the other state. Or, do a cultural exchange, sending the other chapter something unique from your state, in addition to the wines.
Does this sound like fun or what?
Jay Bileti, Director of Membership Services, AWS