Monthly Archives: March 2016

Winemaking 201- Last Call to Register

Contact Bruce Currie at

SHW’s Winemaking 201 is planned for this Saturday, April 2.  If you’re still thinking about coming to this workshop designed for winemakers with 3+ vintages, contact Bruce Currie by Friday, April 1.  Two panels discuss harvest/fermentation and cellar operations /wine ageing, and allow lots of time for your questions. Panelists share their wines that reflect their winemaking styles and techniques. SHW members only, 9AM – 1PM, midtown Sacramento, $20pp.  More info on page 4 of the March 2016 The Grapevine.

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California State Fair Home Wine Entries Accepted in Back Parking Lot

Don’t be late…
For your convenience, Rebecca Ramme will be in the Turn Verein’s parking lot (behind building) to accept State Fair home wine entries at the March 16 (Wednesday) meeting. And she’ll be there only from 6:30-7pm.  If you miss Rebecca on Wednesday night, you may submit your entries at other locations.  Details can be found here.

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March 16 Meeting – Lots Going On!

Hey, Winemakers!

Bring Your Wines.  This Wednesday’s meeting is the evaluation of members’ 2015 red wines, non-Bordeaux varietals.  If you would like your wines evaluated, please bring 2 750ml bottles.  The evening’s guest evaluator is veteran winemaker Jason Fernandez.

Membership.  For those of you who haven’t paid your 2016 membership dues, paying the dues at Wednesday night’s meeting means you’ll also receive a year’s subscription to Winemaker magazine.  Membership info and form can be found here.

California State Fair Home Wine Competition.  Online entries are open for the State Fair Home Wine Competition! Rebecca Ramme will be at the meeting (Wednesday, March 16) in the back parking lot between 6:30 and 7 pm to collect entries from members. Rebecca is not able to stay for the meeting so bring your entries to her by 7 pm at the latest. If members miss this opportunity wine drop off of your State Fair wine entries at one of the wine shops listed in the handbook or drop them off or ship them to CalExpo because our next club meeting is after the April 13th deadline.

Entry details are at this link: 2016 State Fair Home Wine Flyer (1).

Here’s the link to the handbook and on-line entries:

Create your on-line entries and download and attach the entry form/label to all bottles before you drop them off.  If anyone has questions, call Rebecca at 530 409-1059 or Tom at 916 416-0652 or email them at:  They wish you all the best with your entries this year!!

SHW Jubilee Wine Competition.  SHW Cellar Master Henry will be accepting entries for the Club’s contest at both the March and April meetings. See here for the details.

Winemaking 201.  If you have 3+ harvests experience, Winemaking 201 might be the forum to learn and ask the questions that can kick up your winemaking practices and outcomes.  Bruce Currie will be at Wednesday’s meeting to accept your registration.  Additional info can be found on page 4 in the March 2016 newsletter.

You.  Thanks for helping set-up and chasing those wine stains at the end of the meetings.  Please bring 2 wine glasses for your use.  Thank you for supporting SHW!


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The Grapevine – March 2016 – Contact Kevin D. Hubred @ (916) 847-7270 for more information.

The Grapevine – March 2016

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For Sale: New Wine Bottles

Contact Chip Sundstrom at 530 304-1158 or

Chip Sundstrom has for sale new glass:

Global Package: CS BD Capri 750 ml, Antique Pica 28.75 (they’re light green Bordeaux bottles with a little longer neck than normal)

50 cases; $5 per case.

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