Membership to the Club is open. The cost of membership in It Was A Good Year, Inc. is currently $35.00 per family (up to 2 persons at same address) per calendar year; the cost of each regular tasting varies between $30 and $40 based on the expenses (wines, presenter, facility rental, etc.). Download a membership application here: 2020_iwagy_membership.docx
The Club’s success and longevity have been the result of the work of many people over 3+ decades. No one is paid in this organization, and even the event coordinators pay for their seat at each regular tasting or food-wine event. As mentioned previously, finding guest speakers is a continual challenge, and we’re constantly on the lookout for new people who have at least one or two areas of expertise. We do pay these people as much as we feel we can, while still keeping the cost of tastings affordable, but for speakers there are a lot of hours of research involved, not to mention building and formatting graphics, finding wines, etc. We encourage our members to help us recruit good speaker candidates.
If you are an IWAGY member and have an interest, please consider attending a Board Planning Meeting and learn more about the process of developing a topic and working with a speaker to help other members broaden their “wine horizons”. Please contact any Board member (see Membership for list) to find out about these meetings; typically they are held about 3-4 times per year. Or, if you have a specific topic or speaker that you'd like to run with, one of the IWAGY Board members could mentor/assist you in bringing the event to life.
If you are a wine educator or wine trade member and would be interested in making a presentation to our group, please contact one of the Board members.
If you are an interested wine consumer and would like to find out more about IWAGY, please contact any of the people listed on the contacts page.