Promoting Appreciation of Wine Through Education
Most Recent Event - Sept
"Around the World in 7 Glasses"
OIB Chapter's River Cruise
Carol Maher received her Certified Wine Judge certificate at the AWS national conference in Atlantic City, NJ Nov 2021
OIB Chapter Events @ Silver Coast Winery
Important Reminders & Changes
* Next OIB Monthly Tasting Events;
Oct 22 - Haunted Wineries
Nov 9,10,11 - AWS National Conference
Dec 10 Holiday Party @Talk of the Town
* NEW / Latest info on AWS National added
See link in right column --->
* OIB Chapter River Wine Cruise Info
* 2023 / 24 OIB Calendars updated
* Next Myrtle Beach Chapter Events
Oct 19 - Haunted Wineries
Events always 3rd Thurs of month
* Next Southport Chapter Events ?
* PayPal payments for events go to
Use Friends & Family pay option so no-fee
If paying by check, please make payable to
"American Wine Society OIB Chapter"
Mail to Carol Maher, 1667 Beach Dr SW,
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
* OIB Chapter has formed the OIBAWSEF
(OIBAWS Educational Foundation)
Scholarship Program offered by Chapter.
See brochure, info & donation form in
OIB Chapter Info section.
* 10 Yr chapter history slides / pix's from
"Cheers to Ten Years" in Events section.
Press Release and Article posted in
Latest Chapter News section. Any of the
documents & pictures can be downloaded.
* Welcome our most recent members!
Karen Barnhart, Tammy McClelland,
Bethany Hickman, Kimberly Politis, Michele
Tomlinson, Janis Masco, Kathyanne Rose,
Susan Chopard, Todd Buskirk & Dawn
Schaefer, Bill & Louise Gerber
* Try the OIB Grapevine Blog page
Send in an article or travel adventure, get
posted, then members can comment/discuss.
* Vendor for AWS logo items; see below
AWS National - Fast Facts (Aug '23)
* 56 years old......and counting!
* 6,700+ members, 180+ chapters, 46 states
* NC, 3rd largest, 500+ in membership
* Future Date Planning - Nat'l Conventions
2023 - St. Louis, MO Nov 9-11th
AWS National Website
Previous Event - August
"Wine and a Song"
Ocean Isle Beach Educational Fund
About American Wine Society National
Chapter's Founding Members Honored at
10th Yr Anniversary Celebration
"Cheers to Ten Years" Dec 2021
AWS OIB Chapter Chair Stan Barwikowski presents Silver Coast Winery
a customized wine barrel top clock in appreciation for Chapters relationship
Dana Keeler (Winemaker), Susan Barnes (Marketing)