President’s Column


Summer in the Vineyard Series Announced

The first day of May, known as “May Day”, marks the date of an ancient festival ...

Our Collective Future is Bright

It has been a very long year in so many ways and, by that, I mean ...

More than swirl, sniff and sip…

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

Virtual Learning Opportunities Abound

Here we are at the onset of The Month of Presidents, groundhogs, and sweethearts! As I ...

How to Play, Win, and Stay Relevant

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

The New Pennsylvania Wine Society

As I prepare for my freshman year as President of the Pennsylvania Wine Society (PWS), I ...

Pandemic Response: Sharing Wine in Smaller Circles

Life certainly seems to span a smaller circle, although no less rich.  Changes have caused me ...

COVID 19 – Events Update

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

COVID-19 Distancing

I hope this finds you healthy and surviving the Covid-19 pandemic. Opening of the liquor stores, ...

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 ...

A PWS for All

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

Drink PA!

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

Share the PWS Experience

Unlike the current atmosphere surrounding our upcoming national election we had no contentious issues in our ...

PA Wines – History Tidbits

A bit of history: PA Wine Excellence is one of our most enjoyable and educational events. ...

Do the Math – Wine Adds Value

On my ride home, I was reflecting and savoring the experience PWS just had at The ...

Following the Soil to Great Wine

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

Share PWS with a Friend

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

Send your ideas…

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

Your Ideas Needed!

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

Experiencing a World of Wine

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

Appreciation Requires Knowledge

I vividly recall my first art history course in college where I saw many works of ...

An Experiential Approach to Wine

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

Learning with PWS

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

PWS – Genuine Love

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

Each Palate is Unique

As I think about what to write this month, my memory goes back to the earlier ...

What Kind of Wine Do You Like?

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

Blue Wine?

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

Program Slate in the Making

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

Drink Weird Wines

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

PA Wine Excellence 2018

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

Brain Science and Wine

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

The Secret Desires of Gamay

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

One Value of PWS

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