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2022 Events

Please make all event payments to KOV Nation's Capital Chapter.
Send to KOV Treasurer; Promptly mail checks to: Walter Rachele, PO Box 264, Lovettsville, VA 20180

Email Walter J. Rachele and/or Kenneth A. Haapala

April 8-10 Annual National Meeting of Delegates Hosted by the Lodi Chapter at Ironstone Winery in Murphy's California Ironstone Vineyards
1894 6 Mile Rd
Murphys, CA 95247
April 29
Belgian Chocolate Tasting
The Haapala's
9634 Boyett Court
Fairfax, VA 22032
June 2 - June 5

FICB International Wine Tasting Challenge Hosted by Wine Sisterhood of the Ladies of Pannonia Budapest, Hungary
August 6
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Rose on the Rooftop Hosted by Knight Ray Herras 1320 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
September 22 - 26
Where in the World is Madeira?

1st F.I.C.B. sponsored Wine Discovery Tour in Madeira Island

Hosted by FICB Madeira Island
November 12
6:00 p.m.

Full Schedule of Events TBD

Thomas Jefferson Dinner and Assemblage
High-end bistro serving seasonal upscale New American fare in a modern, sophisticated space.

Ris ...
2275 L St NW,
Washington, DC 20037

"[Chef] Ris Lacoste helms the stove at this terrific neighborhood spot, a draw for diners in the company of family, business associates and lovers alike. The sprawling, light-filled dining room is dressed in earth tones and filled with intimate corners for an air of seductive sophistication. And the menu, with its ramped-up takes on the tried-and-true, toes the line between familiar and surprising. Loaded with butter and olive oil and jazzed up with red pepper flakes, linguine with clams is briny and delicious and chicken Milanese has just the right amount of breading beneath its zippy tomato topping. Even the crown of cauliflower is interesting and complex, thanks to an ensemble of roasted vegetables slicked with mustard cream and an army of flavors." Michelin Guide
December 3 (First Friday)
Holiday Party and Business Meeting

6:30 p.m. Gathering Begins

6:45 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
7:00 p.m. Party Starts

Heavy hors d'overes with variety of wines.
Cost $50pp/$40 for designated driver (non drinking)

Checks to:
KOV : P.O. Box 264 : Lovettsville, VA 20180
Portofino Restaurant,
Crystal City, VA
A short business meeting will precede this evening of merriment. The meeting will include the annual Treasurer's report, an announcement of the 2020 schedule of events, and election of officers. All members are encouraged to attend. During the business meeting, candidates for the four organizational positions are nominated and voted upon. These positions are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Currently, the positions are held by Ken Haapala, Russ Davis, Walt Rachele, and Claire Cuccio, respectively. If you wish to nominate someone else for a position, please contact Dave Barber (, who is chair of the Nomination Committee. All attending are requested to bring a gift ($10 - $20) for a child, appropriately wrapped, with the suggested age and sex of the child indicated on the package. These will be distributed to the less fortunate by Christ Church in Alexandria and by an appropriate organization in Anacostia (SE Washington).

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