December 2014 EPWA Meeting: Don't Whine Do Wine

  • Tuesday, December 09, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Vineland Center


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed
Meeting Chairwoman:  Deb Oleneack
Finance Director, Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency

Don't Whine Do Wine

Speaker:  Ruth Ryberg
Certified Sommelier &
Owner, Don't Whine Do Wine

Tuesday, December 9

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due by December 4

We are doing a Food Pantry Drive in December.  Please bring non-perishable food to the December meeting.

Speaker Topic
Ruth will be talking about wine labeling with respect to different areas of the world.  She will introduce several grape varieties and wine regions of the world.  Bring a notebook and take notes!  You will leave with a better understanding of how different countries label their wine, thus being a more educated consumer.

Speaker Biography
Ruth Ryberg is a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine.  She is the owner of Don’t Whine Do Wine which was formed in June of 2012 as a wine consulting/wine education business.  Services provided include sommelier services, consumer tastings, wine dinners, server trainings, wine list design and consultation, wine classes at Lake Michigan College, instructor for VESTA (Viticulture Ecology Science and Technology Alliance) at Michigan State University.  Ruth is known locally as “the wine lady” and her reputation for success in the wine industry is well known.

Vineland Center
1155 Vineland Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085

From St. Joseph, take Washington Avenue, south, turn left onto Vineland Road, go 0.3 mi. The Vineland Center will be on your left.
Meal Cost
$25 (Members and Visitors) Late reservations or payment at door will incur extra $10 fee

Sangria Braised Beef with Amish Noodles, Tortellini with Vodka Sauce, Salad, and Rolls.
You may bring your own adult beverage, no bar available.

Questions? Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to: EPWA c/o Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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