Monthly Archives: June 2014

Winemakers Magazine International Wine Competition Results

For the third year in a row, Sacramento Home Winemakers earned Wine Club of the Year at the WineMakers International Wine Competition.

Thanks to SHW members who entered the competition.  Let’s do it again next year!

Click here for a complete list of 2014 winners.

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Free Plum Fruit for Wine – Sacramento

Contact Brad Sanborn at 916-425-4950 or capitolreo@comcast.net

I have two huge Plum trees that are ready for harvest. Please have interested people with ladders and bowls… contact me for access.

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Correction of e-mail!! Home Winemakers Booth at the State Fair – Volunteers Needed

The “Home Winemakers Booth” will be in the County Building complex among other similar booths such as the home brewers and food/agriculture related products. The clubs (SHW, Amador, Lodi and El Dorado) would help staff the booth and possibly provide equipment and/or conduct demonstrations to promote interest in home winemaking.

Shifts will be two to four hours in length. Volunteers would be given a free parking ticket and two entry tickets to the fair.

The SHW Coordinator will be Fred Millar, contact him at (916) 576-9596 or fredmillar1@gmail.com if interested in volunteering. More details will be forthcoming.

 

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Home Winemaker Booth at the California State Fair : Volunteers Needed

The “Home Winemakers Booth” will be in the County Building complex among other similar booths such as the home brewers and food/agriculture related products. The clubs (SHW, Amador, Lodi and El Dorado) would help staff the booth and possibly provide equipment and/or conduct demonstrations to promote interest in home winemaking.

Shifts will be two to four hours in length. Volunteers would be given a free parking ticket and two entry tickets to the fair.

The SHW Coordinator will be Fred Millar, contact him at (916) 576-9596 or fredmillar1@gmail.com if interested in volunteering. More details will be forthcoming.

 

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Sorry, Sorry, Many, Appologies

OF COURSE I meant to say that the Jubilee Wines could be brought to the JUNE Meeting On June 18th!!! ( PS the May meeting is long past!)

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June Jubilee Wine Competition (Sat June 28) and Picnic (Sun June 29)

It’s that time again! The June Jubilee is the Club’s annual wine competition and picnic for ALL members and guests! To ENTER the wine competition, you must do so by Wednesday June 18, 2014, which is a regular SHW meeting, so you can conveniently bring the bottles there to be entered. See entry forms and rules elsewhere in this newsletter. Remember – you MUST enter this event to compete in the Winemaker of the Year Competition!
Wine Judging Event:
The SHW Chief Judge will be assembling the panel of experienced wine judges, and the Coordinator, Chief Clerk and Cellarmaster will coordinate the rest of the event. Since we expect to have v150 entries this year, the judging will be done on Saturday at a Sacramento location. All wines will be topped with gas, and saved for the Picnic on Sunday the 29th.

June Jubilee Picnic, Awards Ceremony and Wine Tasting!! Sunday June 29, 2014… Mark Your Calendars (over 150 bottles expected).
The location will be Judy Pinegar’s Back Yard and Barn. The actual picnic/BBQ will begin at 1 PM with the main course planned for about 2 PM. John Lewis will again be our Master Chef. Please lend a hand with set up or clean up… call Judy 916-224-6742.
Please bring a dish to share at the potluck: appetizer, salad, entree, or dessert according to the following list based of your last name (first initial): A – G = Salads or Sides (note no beans!); H –M =Desserts and N – Y = Appetizers.
The club will provide BBQ meat, Chili Beans, French bread, and lots of water. All wines from the competition will be available for tasting, including the Golds and Best of Shows. Remember to bring your wine glasses.
For those of you who are new to the event, Judy’s place has 2 ½ acres with room to explore nature in the summer. Some of Judy’s lawn chairs are available, but club members should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or whatever if they want to be sure to have a place to sit on the lawn under the trees. The swimming pool also will be open, so bring your suit, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses (if it is warm enough!). The event is great fun, lawn games will be available, and the party sometimes goes until dark… so plan on making a day of it! Children and guests are welcome!
Directions to Judy’s Place:
From Sacramento: take I-80 east, to the town of Loomis, Horseshoe Bar Rd Exit. Turn left (toward Folsom Lake) (also stay Left at the next STOP sign) and go 4.3 mi. to El Monte Drive (left turn), then turn right at Vista Court, 9195 is at top left. The driveway to the back yard and barn is before the house.
From Folsom area: get on Auburn-Folsom Road, going toward Auburn. Turn left at Horseshoe Bar Road, make first right at El Monte Drive, and follow directions as above.
Lost? (916) 652-5198 house phone or (916) 224-6742 cell for Judy.
Picnic Cost:
The cost is $10 per SHW member and $15 per non-SHW member if you reserve by Friday June 20, 2014. After that date, picnic reservations are $20 and $25, respectively…BUT absolute cut off is Tuesday June 24. NO Last Minute arrivals.
Children under 12 are free! Please reserve space and pay in advance, so that we can order the correct quantities of food. Send your money along with the reservation form below.

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I will attend the Jubilee Picnic and Wine Tasting:
Name(s) _________________________
Number of Members ______ @ $10 per person
Non-members ______ @$15 per person…………Children under 12 (free)_____
Send to: Steve Barrett, SHW Treasurer
P.O. Box 623, Roseville, CA 95678

 

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