Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Grapevine – December 2014

Attached is the December 2014 issue of SHW’s monthly newsletter, The Grapevine.

At the November 19 meeting, the membership elected the Club’s 2015 officers.  President-elect J.D. Phelps is seeking you to volunteer and help shape what SHW offers you.  Please see his call for participation on page 3 of the newsletter.  If you have other ideas, contact the incoming prez at

There’s no December 2014 general meeting – we party instead at the Club’s holiday party on December 14.  We’re back after the new year starts so mark you calendars for the January 21, 2015 meeting where “the guy who knows more about food and wine than anyone else in the world”, Darrell Corti returns to SHW.  This is a members only meeting so if you haven’t renewed your membership for 2015, you’ll find the 2015 membership form in the December 2014 newsletter and also below.

Happy Holidays to All!

The Grapevine December 2014



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Reminder – SHW Holiday Party Reservations Due Friday, December 5

For more information, please contact SHW Holiday Party Coordinator Deb Moretton at 916 296-1115 and

If you haven’t already, send in your reservation for the Club’s December 14 Holiday Dinner Party.  This year, the party returns to Sacramento’s Embassy Suites overlooking the Sacramento River.  Complimentary valet parking is available so you’ll be able to drive up the Embassy’s front doors with your party and the wines you’ll be enjoying for the evening.

Detailed information and reservation form can be found in the November 2014 The Grapevine; click here for the link.

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Wise Villa Winery Blending Party – December 6

SHW supporter Kevin Luther,  associate winemaker and manager of Wise Villa Winery in Lincoln sends us this invitation:

Come join us on the 6th of December for our blending party. Learn the art and history of wine blending from Wise Villa’s Winemakers Dr. Grover Lee and Kevin Luther, taste through the wines, then create your very own red wine blend! You’ll work with barrel samples of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot to create a Bordeaux-style wine you make in your favorite style! This event is perfect for the wine enthusiast, wine geek, home winemaker or home brewer, or just the lover of Wise Villa Wine!! Dinner and blending wine included, more details at this link.

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