Welcome to the Tasters Guild Chapter of the American Wine Society

We are a Nationwide Society of Wine and Food Enthusiasts

We share a common interest through a wide variety of educational and social activities. Our quest to educate consumers and spread the word of responsible wine and food consumption – and we have fun doing it!

Together, Tasters Guild and the American Wine Society comprise of more than 180 local chapters from coast-to-coast. These local chapters provide activity and ongoing wine and food events for their members and guests.

TASTERS GUILD conducts and Annual International Wine Judging in the spring when hundreds of newly released wines are judged by panels of experts. Toward the end of summer we also coordinate our Consumer Wine Judging for members.

The AMERICAN WINE SOCIETY sponsors an annual Members’ National Conference each November with hundreds of attendees from coast to coast. This three-day conference is packed full of wine and food tastings and seminars and is located in different areas of the country each year.

TASTERS GUILD sponsors yearly travel excursions to all corners of the wine world. Trips have included Food and Wine Cruises with exclusive tours to the finest wineries and food capitals of Europe, South America, Australia and, of course, the United States.

The best way to learn about wine and food is to experience it through responsible consumption, and the goal of Tasters Guild and AWS is to provide every possible opportunity to encounter the best in wine and culinary delights!

TASTERS GUILD and AWS are not just for the “connoisseur.” It is intended to be a broad-based organization able to benefit all levels of consumers, from novice to professional, who have a genuine interest in learning more about the responsible use of wine and food.