American Wine Society

Lehigh Valley Chapter

What is the American Wine Society?

The American Wine Society is a national non-profit consumer-based organization devoted to educating people on all aspects of wine. Its members are wine novices, experts, grape growers, amateur and professional winemakers, chefs, wine appreciators, wine educators, restaurateurs, and anyone interested in learning more about wine and gastronomy.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter is the largest chapter of the American Wine Society, located in Northeast Pennsylvania.  The current membership is over 175 people from the Allentown - Bethlehem region and surrounding areas.  Meetings take place once or twice each month in local restaurants or in members' homes. 

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To join, you need to register with both the national American Wine Society (AWS) organization and a local AWS chapter.  The national organization has a variety of membership plans available, but the most popular are an "individual" membership for $49/year, and a "household" membership (for two people at the same address) for $62/year.  The Lehigh Valley AWS chapter has two membership levels (individual and household), which are each $10/year.  You must be a member (or a guest of a member) to attend all of our events.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our wine tastings, educational events, and BYOB dinner parties. 

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Here are useful wine links for more information.

  • American Wine Society
  • The Century Club
    "The club for adventurous wine drinkers who've tried 100 grape varieties or more." Membership is free (and on the honor system).

  • What's in a Number?
    "Why We Should Ignore Wine Scores". A good essay.

  • Wine Review on Line
    The work of eight writers, each highly creditable.

  • Fringe Wine
    "A blog devoted to exploring wines made from unusual grape varieties and/or grown in unfamiliar regions all over the world." Always interesting.

  • Cheap Fun Wines
    "It's all about cheap wines under $20."

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