Website Changes Coming August 14th

Members – Continue to use the normal ‘Tasting Registration’ tab on this site for the August Wine Tasting.  


On August 14th, 2021,  the website here at https://naaws-hsv.com/ will be deactivated and no longer accessible.  The NAAWS Board of Directors determined that the cost ($300 annually) was more than the chapter could sustain.   

The new, NAAWS public site can be found at this interim URL below. 


We will redirect https://naaws-hsv.com to the public website after August 14th. 

Current NAAWS members will be sent an invitation by email to the NAAWS Members’ Only Site in August.  Please see the August 2021 Newsletter for details and instructions.   If you renewed your AWS membership after May of 2021 please send an email to members.naaws@gmail.com  


The American Wine Society (AWS) is the largest consumer-based wine education organization in North America. Its objective is to share knowledge about wine making and tasting. With a membership of more than 8,000 people in approximately 180 local chapters —  AWS members meet to appreciate and celebrate wine and to talk about the history, culture, and traditions involved in making and tasting wine. The American Wine Society hosts an annual three-day AWS National Wine Conference with two full days of educational seminars with nearly 50 sessions to choose from. In addition, AWS offers an opportunity for its members to participate in a three-year program to become an AWS Certified Wine Judge or take the less intensive Super Tasting Series– Level 1 class.

Membership in AWS is open to anyone aged 21 and over who is interested in learning about wine.

The AWS celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2017. Its 1st meeting took place in Western New York at the vineyard of Dr. Konstantin Frank on Keuka Lake near Hammondsport on October 7, 1967. The meeting included 200 grape growers, home winemakers, and wine lovers. Today, 30 percent of the members are amateur winemakers – a fact we take great pride in.

The local, North Alabama AWS Chapter meets every 3rd Sunday of the month to taste and explore the incredible variety, depth, and character of the noble grape.

2021 Tasting Schedule

You must be an active NAAWS member to attend tastings!  

2021 North Alabama American Wine Society Chapter Tasting Events
This schedule is subject to change.  Please refer to the monthly newsletters for updates.

February 20

Education Fund Auction


Ray Garza & Jaime ZapataN/A
May23Open BottleTBD36
June 13Garden Party Picnic WinesGreg and Meredith Kilby (Outdoors)38
July 18National TastingLevys, Bradfords36
August 15Pinot Noir TastingStarkloff, Erickson36*
September 19Italian WinesBoothe, Fabby, McDaniel36
October 17Annual DinnerNAAWS Board50**
NovemberSparkling Wine TastingStarkloff, Erickson36
December 5Host Appreciation Tasting DateNAAWS BoardInvitation Only

*If registrations are slow this may be capped to 24