Starting a Branch

Forming a New Branch in the IW&FS Americas Region

Do you enjoy the pleasure of fine wine and food, especially when shared with a group of like-minded friends? If so, you may want to join the International Wine & Food Society by forming a new branch in your community.

This short video below provides some information on doing just that:

Forming a branch of IW&FS will open a door to memorable hours shared with friends over great wines and foods, but we won’t mislead you: It will take time and effort. Any new branch is chartered at the sole discretion of IW&FS Americas and some of the requirements to being granted a charter include:

  • Non-discriminatory membership policies

  • A minimum of 10 dues-paying members to IW&FS Americas

  • No branch or member may use IW&FS for any personal or professional promotion or gain

Our Branch Development Committee would love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below to request more information.


Please answer all of the questions fully and return the completed form as an email attachment to:


Committee Chairman - Peter Miao

Committee Vice-Chairman - John Trickett


Here is a link to a list of current North American branches, and much more information about IW&FS can be found by clicking on the links below.

We hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your interest in the International Wine & Food Society.