Members Corner

In Memoriam: Barbara McVey Martens

It seems to Sam and I, Barbara has always been a member of the Wine Society but really I am told it is only around 25 years. We first knew Barbara in the early days due to our mutual and continuing love of fine food. Barbara was a successful caterer when we first met her. […]

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In Memoriam: Linda Riley

A long time member, Linda (Martin) Riley, passed away on June 4, 2016 after a courageous battle against Leukemia. Linda will be remembered as a lovely, classy lady who enjoyed wine tasting throughout all the wine producing regions of California. She also enjoyed participating in many of our OCWS events. Linda’s entire career was devoted […]

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Searching for a Newsletter Editor and Publisher

The Board of Directors regretfully announces that our Wine Press Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Philo, is stepping down. Michelle has served as our Editor for over four years. Her humor, expertise, and interaction will be truly missed. We thank her and wish her well in all her endeavors. As you know, our newsletter is the hub for […]

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Commercial Competition Wrap-Up

The 2016 Commercial Wine Competition was held June 4 and 5 at the Costa Mesa Hilton Hotel. Our 40th year celebration of this event was a great success and it was all due to the outstanding efforts of our many volunteers! Each year, the judges tell us how organized this event is and they look […]

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Call for New Member Ambassadors

The Orange County Wine Society is continuing to seek members to volunteer as ambassadors to new members. It does not take a great deal of time. You will be given one or two names each month and your job will be to call the newest members and welcome them to the Wine Society, talk to […]

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New Member Mixer

On Sunday, April 17, 38 new members attended a New Member Mixer. After an hour of socializing and enjoying wine and light snacks including garlic shrimp ceviche, marinated Ahi tuna, olive tempanada and a variety of cheeses, board members and event chairs explained the many activities of OCWS. We would like to give a special […]

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Featured Member: Jim Burk

Jim Burk has been a long time member of the Orange County Wine Society. You can often find him behind the camera at Wine Society events, encouraging members to smile and pose for the camera. Jim’s pictures are made available on the OCWS website for all members to view. Jim’s fascination with photography began when […]

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Call for New Member Ambassadors

Imagine walking into a room of over 100 people and not knowing a single person. It sounds a little daunting! That is currently what happens when a new member attends his or her first Wine Society event. What if that new member knew at least one or two other people in the room? Does that […]

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