The Rachel Norman Collection

101 historical albums on the history of The Marin Branch of the International Wine and Food Society.


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Welcome to the Marin Brach of the International Wine and Food Society.



We are delighted that you have visited one of the largest and most active Branches in the IWFS world. The Marin Branch is in its third decade and proudly moves forward carrying on the ideals of IWFS founder André Simon, and our branch founders Haskell and Rachel Norman.


We conduct one to two events per month featuring outstanding vintages of wines from around the world. Our objectives are primarily educational, with an intellectual pursuit to a better understanding of fine wines and extraordinary cuisine enjoyed in the traditional grand dining experiance.


In order to insure high standards our events are typically limited to 24 persons. We hope you will join us at an upcoming event, and consider becoming a member of the oldest and most renowned gourmet society in the world!


Upcoming Events:



Taj Campton Place Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco

Friday "Black Tie", August 3, 2018 7:00 p.m. Dinner.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:30 a.m. DRC Luncheon.


It is with great pleasure to present our 17 Annual Bordeaux and DRC wine weekend. This year’s event will be held at the Taj Campton Place Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. More. . .


Alba, Italy 2018
White Truffle Tour
October 27 - November 3, 2018
Milan & Alba, Italy


This will be our 18th year of the Alba tour. We hope you will consider joining us for this unique opportunity to visit one of the most captivating areas of Italy during the height of truffle season -- the optimum time to enjoy Italy's most sought after delicacy. Click here for details.