2023 Agenda and Reports to the Membership

Click HERE or scan the QR code below for a digital copy of the agenda and yearly reports to the membership historically provided as hardcopy documents on the breakfast meeting tabletops. 

QR code to access the preceding file of reports.

2023 Annual Fruit Wine Award

The AWSEF awards the Best Fruit Wine in the AWS amateur wine competition the "Les Sperling Fruit Wine Award" each year.  We're pleased to present the 2023 award to David Flegle  for his 2022 Apple wine.

Congratulations, David!

2023 Silent Auction Donation Form

Click HERE for the 2023 Silent Auction Donation form; you can fill it in online and email it directly to Denise Griner, denisegrinerawsef@gmail.com

Welcome to the Board, Bill Stefan, AWS President

Per the by-laws of the AWSEF, our seventh Trustee is the sitting President of the American Wine Society.  From the entire Board of Trustees, WELCOME, Bill!  We look forward to your contributions to our Board!  (Jan. 2023)


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The 2024 scholarship application period has closed.

Twenty applications were received, from 11 different institutions. These applications are now being reviewed by the Board of Trustees.

Announcing our 2023 Scholarship Recipients


We had a record number of applicants for our 2023 scholarship period, representing students from 15 different universities across North America.  The AWSEF Board of Trustees was able to award eight scholarships in 2023, bringing the total number of scholarships we've awarded since 1995 to 169 --and over $500,000 awarded to date!  

Congratulations to...

 Michael Cook, PhD Candidate at Texas A&M University - North Alabama Chapter Scholarship

Kyle Freedman, PhD Candidate at North Carolina State University - Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Chapter Scholarship

Alex Gapinski, Masters Candidate at Iowa State University - Meadowlands New Jersey Chapter Scholarship

Elia Cristina Casellanos Lopez, Masters Candidate at University of British Columbia - Virginia Wylder Scholarship

Megan Mershon, Masters Candidate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - W. J. Rachele Endowment

Nadine Ott-Peon, Masters Candidate at Brock University, Ontario - No Name Alabama Chapter

Meredith Persico, PhD Candidate at Pennsylvania State University - Carroll County Chapter, G. Hamilton Mowbray Memorial Scholarship

Minh Vu, Masters Candidate at Brock University, Ontario - Banfi Vintners Scholarship


Click here to see all our 2023 scholarship recipients and read about their research!