We've posted several photos from our November 30, 2023, Member's Choice Wine Tasting under the HISTORY > PHOTOS tab.
Do you know someone with a role in the wine industry or a "wine background" who might be interested in presenting to our members in 2024? If so, please contact one of our Board of Directors Members! See the Contact List on the THIS MONTH'S TASTING EVENT page.
Links to the listings of all the events of each year from 2014 to 2022 have been moved from the HISTORY: PAST TASTINGS, ETC. tab to the ARCHIVE tab under the HISTORY: PAST TASTINGS, ETC. tab.
It Was A Good Year, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed and incorporated in 1980 for the purpose of learning about wine via educational wine tasting. It is run by its members through its elected officers and a Board of Directors. Prior to the pandemic (1980-2019), the Club sponsored about 10 wine tasting events a year. Wine tastings are mostly held on weekday evenings, and usually start at 6:00-8:00 PM; they are led by wine professionals or Club members who discuss the wine theme, as well as the individual wines. Many of these presenters choose to embellish their talk with visual aids like PowerPoint projected slides, etc. A typical line-up includes 8 wines. At most regular wine tastings, participants are seated and face the presenter. Tasting pours are small and tasters are encouraged to spit or dump unwanted wine (“dump cups” provided), and to manage their wine consumption. During the pandemic, we began holding wine tastings virtually via Zoom. We resumed indoor face-to-face events (on a limited basis) in July 2021. In 2022 the Club held 8 face-to-face wine tasting events and one Zoom presentation.
The Club’s membership fee is paid annually. Members are entitled to reduced rates for most wine tastings and dinners and receive an emailed invitation to each upcoming event. The Club also gives its members the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in learning about wine.
If you have any questions about membership, etc., please see the membership section of this website tab, or contact any member of the Board of Directors.
Although the main focus of the Club is on education, occasionally dinner-tastings are held at better local restaurants; several wines are selected to match the menu. Alternatively, other food-wine pairing events take place at rented venues (Locust Grove, Cunneen Hackett Art Center, etc.). These food-wine events afford members an opportunity to experience and appreciate pleasing wine and food combinations. Our regular wine tastings are held in various venues in the Mid-Hudson Valley area.
The Club's membership is open to adults 21 years of age and older. Please see the Membership sub-tab under this IWAGY Home tab for more information and for a membership application.
For a listing of the Club's Board of Directors and Officers see the THIS MONTH'S TASTING EVENT tab.