A Word from Bill – May 2013

May and June will be a good time for our membership to take a look at the diversity of events that are representative of our mandate. In these two months, we will have a single varietal tasting (Riesling), a Vintages Pre-Release (VPR) featuring German and Pinot Noir wines, a special evening with Paul Speck from Henry of Pelham and Family Wines as well as another VPR featuring Southern Rhone and South African wines.

It is always a challenge for the Guild Board of Directors to ensure that we provide the events, networking and education that you rely on us for, especially given such a large number of you are graduates of the Sommelier program at Algonquin College. I mention this because our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is rapidly approaching. This year, it is being held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Amphitheatre across from the wine lab at Algonquin College. At the AGM, we provide a look back and solicit your input and support for the year ahead. The AGM is also a membership appreciation event where we will provide light refreshments after the meeting during which you have the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with directors and other members on tastings or events that you may like to see us organize.

If you are interested in attending, please register through the link in the newsletter. Even though there is no cost to members for the event, we need the registration to make sure we have refreshments for attendees. Please join us at the AGM!

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Cheers, Bill Ellis President