A Word from Bill – May 2014

It has been good to see many of you at recent Guild events as well as other wine events around the National Capital Region. We certainly have a number of great options for learning about and enjoying wine here; that thirst for knowledge is not only served by groups like ours, but by a number of knowledgeable restaurateurs running events with well trained staff.

Based on this, 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 Tuesday,

June 10, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Amphitheater 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