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The Grapevine – February 2016 Kevin D. Hubred, SHW Newsletter Editor

The Grapevine – February 2016

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WineMaker Magazine Conference – $100 Registration Discount

WineMaker magazine’s 2016 home winemakers conference is in Santa Rosa on May 19-22. The $100 discount off the conference fee expires March 1.  To register and save online:

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Group Buy – Corks – Extended Through February 3

Please contact Tom Montgomery at

Due to popular demand, the group cork buy has been extended through Wednesday, February 3.  If you are interested in purchasing corks, SHW member Tom Montgomery is facilitating a cork purchase from ACIC Cork and Closures.

Corks are purchased and priced in lots of #1000 however, ACIC is allowing us to split at $4/split.  If ACIC does the split, the corks are packaged and gassed in the quantity ordered.


Here’s the pricing (in lots of 1000):

Naturetop (1+1/bi-disc) – $110

Natural cork AC-3 (Solid 45mm) – $265

Natural cork AC-2 (Solid 45mm) – $312

I have used both the Naturetop and AC-3 with good results.  I may try the AC-2 this year.

How to order and pay:

Email me your order per cork type in increments of 250, 500, 1000.

I will charge you an additional $2 for any 250 or 500 order.

As an example, if you need:

250 Naturetops, It will cost ($110/4)+$2 = $27.50 plus tax

250 AC-3 will cost you ($265/4)+$2 = $68.25 plus tax

You will pay when you pick up your corks.  I like cash.


Last day to order – 2/03/2016

Order Submitted – 2/04/2016

Corks available for pickup from my residence – around 2/7/2016

I will bring any corks not picked up to the 2/17 meeting.

All dates and split charges could mildly deviate depending on the number of people and quantity of corks are purchased.

Group buy is available for SHW members only.

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