Monthly Archives: March 2015
Contact Ed Budblitz at 707-277-8172 of firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 13th annual Home Wine and Beer Makers Festival is 0n June, 27 in Library Park in Lakeport, California. The event is now accepting applications for home winemakers interested in pouring at the Festival.
There’s also a home wine competition! For more information on both pouring and entering wines, please click on the link above or contact Ed.
Contact Ed Shepard at 916 276-8434.
Member Ed Shepard has 2 barrel racks for sale. Each rack holds two 60-gal barrels. $50 apiece.
Contact Membership Co-Chair Gin Yang at email@example.com.
If you joined or renewed your SHW dues by March 1, you’ll receive an annual subscription to WineMaker magazine starting with the June-July 2015 issue. This year, not only will you receive a hard copy subscription delivered to the address per your membership form but you’ll also receive the digital subscription. The digital edition allows you to access the magazine’s data on-line including searching through the magazine’s archives to more easily find resources.
WineMaker magazine will be sending an email to you soon to set up the password to activate your digital account. The magazine’s email will be addressed to the first email address on your membership form if you provided multiple addresses.
California State Fair Home Wine and Label Competition Entry Information
Polish off your best bottles and print your labels! The handbook for the California State Fair home wine and label entries is now available on-line here. The fair is accepting entries starting March 17 through April 17. You do the paperwork on-line and we’ll accept members’ bottle and label deliveries at the April 15 SHW meeting.
Volunteer to Work the State Fair Competition and Home Wine Booth
After submitting your entries, please put on your volunteer hat. This year, the State Fair invited SHW to help with the May 16 home wine competition event , June 20 awards ceremony, and the fair’s home wine booth. The fair runs July 10-26.
Top winning entries will be on display at the State Fair’s home wine booth. So, if you enter and score big and you work the booth, you’ll get to kind of mention how the names match on the big win and your name badge – how cool is that?
Contact Henry Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested volunteering to work the state fair home wine competition.
Contact Fred Millar at email@example.com if you’re interested in working a shift at the fair’s home wine booth. Volunteering for a booth shift gets you free fair entry and free parking.
SHW Winemaker of the Year Contest
To qualify to compete for SHW’s Winemaker of the Year (WOY) award, you must enter wines in the California State Fair and SHW’s Jubilee, plus a third competition of your choice. The 2015 WOY details aren’t out yet but check out the 2014 WOY details for what was required last year.
SHW Jubilee Wine Competition and Picnic – June 13-14, 2015
2015 SHW Jubilee wine entries will be accepted at the April and May monthly meetings.
WineMaker magazine has a limited time $50 discount off this year’s conference in Portland on May 29-30. Click on link for more info.
Contact Sonia Baron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon’s reWine Barrels lands in Elverta to demonstrate barrel toasting and share techniques for keeping your barrels in top shape including fixing barrel leaks. 10AM-1PM.
Sonia’s working the ‘que after the demo. Call her to let her know the number in your party’s that coming. Please bring a potluck dish and a bottle of wine to share, and your own wine glass.
Members free; $15 non-members.