President’s Column


“There’s Gold in Them Thare Hills!”

February is one of my favorite months, mostly because it hosts more holidays than any other ...

A Random Walk Through Wine

I wish to take this opportunity to bid all of the readers of this column a ...
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Giving Thanks and Fostering Gratitude

As I write this on Thanksgiving morning, I muse about the essence of giving thanks. There ...
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Social Media and the Digital Age

The task of staying in touch in the Digital Age has a great deal to do ...
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Survival, Success, and Succession

One out of three non-profit organizations folded during the pandemic. Allow that to sink in. One ...
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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

By the time that the September issue of our Pennsylvania Wine Society eNewsletter is released, we ...
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Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer sure came early this year. And, here I am, talking about ...
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The Sustainability Circle

The Pennsylvania Wine Society is a volunteer non-profit organization in its 34th year of service to ...
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PA Wines – Coming of Age

Planning future PA Wine Society events can be a lot of fun. Some are more fun ...
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Summer in the Vineyard Series Announced

The first day of May, known as “May Day”, marks the date of an ancient festival ...
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Our Collective Future is Bright

It has been a very long year in so many ways and, by that, I mean ...
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More than swirl, sniff and sip…

As I watch the sun streaming down and melting the remnants of this past Monday’s snow-squallish ...
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Virtual Learning Opportunities Abound

Here we are at the onset of The Month of Presidents, groundhogs, and sweethearts! As I ...
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How to Play, Win, and Stay Relevant

Time flies when you are locked down, even if you have a well-stocked wine cellar. The ...
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The New Pennsylvania Wine Society

As I prepare for my freshman year as President of the Pennsylvania Wine Society (PWS), I ...
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Pandemic Response: Sharing Wine in Smaller Circles

Life certainly seems to span a smaller circle, although no less rich.  Changes have caused me ...
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COVID 19 – Events Update

PWS had a great day at Black Ankle Vineyard earlier in October.  The setting was visually ...
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COVID-19 Distancing

I hope this finds you healthy and surviving the Covid-19 pandemic. Opening of the liquor stores, ...
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Responding to COVID-19 President’s Message to PWS Members and Guests

Corona virus is an invisible threat to our health and normal life. What we do not ...
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A PWS for All

The life blood of every volunteer organization is first volunteers, and second, new members. PWS recruitment ...
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Drink PA!

A considerable amount of work goes into The PWS PA Wine Excellence Awards event, for which ...
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Share the PWS Experience

Unlike the current atmosphere surrounding our upcoming national election we had no contentious issues in our ...
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PA Wines – History Tidbits

A bit of history: PA Wine Excellence is one of our most enjoyable and educational events. ...
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Do the Math – Wine Adds Value

On my ride home, I was reflecting and savoring the experience PWS just had at The ...
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Following the Soil to Great Wine

Some food for thought about wine. I have just finished reading Alice Feiring’s recent book, “The ...
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Share PWS with a Friend

I have seen a number of new faces at some of our recent tastings, some even ...
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Send your ideas…

Last month I asked for input for future events. To that point, I want to thank ...
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Your Ideas Needed!

I don’t know how many of you have given thought to what goes on within the ...
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Experiencing a World of Wine

TRENDS certainly happen in fashion and more frequently in women’s than men’s.   Wine has its trends ...
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Appreciation Requires Knowledge

I vividly recall my first art history course in college where I saw many works of ...
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An Experiential Approach to Wine

For the past two years or so my wine experience has been in transition.  My focus ...
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Learning with PWS

This year will be 33 years since several curious individuals came together to explore wine, armed ...
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PWS – Genuine Love

The PWS Bylaws require a change of executive officers after serving for three years. As I ...
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Each Palate is Unique

As I think about what to write this month, my memory goes back to the earlier ...
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What Kind of Wine Do You Like?

I have written before but not recently, about one of my favorite wine books, Reading Between ...
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Blue Wine?

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, something new comes along. In this case it’s blue ...
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Program Slate in the Making

Your Board of Directors held its planning meeting recently, a get-together where we present and discuss ...
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Drink Weird Wines

Just as I was thinking about writing this month’s column, a friend sent me a link ...
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PA Wine Excellence 2018

The Pennsylvania Wine Excellence Awards Event was outstanding. 92 people had signed up. Five were no-shows, ...
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Brain Science and Wine

I have come across a new book on wine that is full of information on sipping, ...
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The Secret Desires of Gamay

People send me emails, news articles, etc., all about wine. They keep me fairly well-informed. If ...
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One Value of PWS

Those of you who frequent the Lemoyne Fine Wine and Good Spirits Store get Kirt’s weekly ...