Starting a Branch

Forming a New Branch in the Americas

Are you near an existing branch?  Check the complete listing of branches by hovering your mouse over the “Americas” tab.  The IW&FS encourages the formation of new branches.  

If you find this Society to be an intriguing organization, if you have a genuine, intense, and enthusiastic interest in fine wine and food, and if you enjoy sharing culinary experiences with a group of like-minded friends, you may be the type of dynamic individual who could form a new branch of the IW&FS in your community. 

Forming a new branch takes time and effort, but the results can be rewarding and educational. If you are interested and are willing to put in the effort, here are some items you need to consider:

  • new branches must be open to both male and female members
  • new branches must have at least 10 members
  • annual dues are charged by the Society
  • permission to form new branches is at the sole and absolute discretion of IWFS Americas Inc.

Download New Branch Formation Brochure (web version)

If all of this applies to you and you are interested in starting a new branch, please fill out the following information and send it via email to Be complete. 

  • Your name
  • Address
  • City
  • State/Prov
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail
  • Profession
  • Your experience in wine & food-- i.e. 
    Do you or have you belonged to other wine/food organizations,?
    Do you have a wine cellar?
    What wine regions, or food & wine festivals, have you visited?
    Do you have a particular area of interest or expertise? 


The IW&FS is not a vehicle for promotion of your professional interests.