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AEG Carolinas Summer Dinner/Meeting

Speaker: Dr. Chris Tacker, Research Curator in Geology, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Topic: Yes, There are Diamonds in North Carolina
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Place: 1705 Prime, 1705 East Millbrook Road at Old Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC
Time: 5:30 p.m. socializing begins, 7 p.m. buffet dinner, 8 p.m. Chrisís talk. Note Ė special request has been made for a good selection of microbrews (not that itís important)
Cost: AEG members $30, non-members $40, public-sector employees $15, teachers $10, students free with college ID
Reservations: Please make reservations with Rick Kolb by email before 5 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015

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Carolinas Section Fall Field Trip
Wine Terroir and Tasting Tour, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina

Where: Elkin and surrounding area, Yadkin Valley, NC
When: Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Cost: $155 for AEG members and non-members, $140 for student members (must be 21 years old)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
Field Trip Waiver: Please sign/date and return field trip waiver
Details: The Yadkin Valley AVA is now home to 44 wineries, the largest concentration in the state of North Carolina. The Yadkin Valley Wine Region was the first and remains the largest federally designated wine producing region, or appellation, in North Carolina. The four vineyards, which we will visit, produce Red Wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Bordeaux or Meritage blends from the previous four grapes, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Chambourcin; White wines, such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Petit Manseng and Seyval Blanc. Yadkin Valley wineries are small, with intimate wine tasting rooms providing more access to the winemakers and owners (often one and the same). This setting offers a great chance to try new wines and learn about the winemaking process.

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