Monthly Archives: September 2016
Here’s more for the Leidigh’s home winemaking items garage sale on October 2.
1 @ Hand-held, Temperature-compensating Refractometer by Atago
1 @ Hand-held Digital, Temperature-compensating Refractometer by Techniquip
1 @ -5 to +5 Brix Floating Hydrometer
1 @ 5 to 15 Brix Floating Hydrometer
1 @ 15 to 25 Brix Floating Hydrometer
1 @ 20 to 30 Brix Floating Hydrometer
1 @ -5 to + 35 Brix Floating Hydrometer
If you are interested in participating, send e-mail to Bob Leidigh at ChateauLeidigh@aol.com to receive detailed directions and more info.
Sunday, October 2, 2016, Rescue, California.
The following items will be available for home winemakers as we end our home winemaking career.
4 @ 44-gal fermenters w/lids & wheels (1 lid in poor but usable condition)
2 @ 32-gal fermenters w/lids & wheels 4 @ 20-gal fermenters w/lids (1 lid is over-sized), 1 w/wheels
1 @ 10-gal fermenter w/lid 1 @ ratchet-style basket press, with two sets of pressing plates plus 10 blocks. Basket is 14″ inside diameter and 18″ basket height.
5 @ 25-Liter (6.5-gal) glass carboys
9 @ 1-gal Rapid-Cool Cold Paddles (for cooling must)
3 @ 1/2-gal Rapid-Cool Cold Paddles (for cooling must)
10 @ Fake Owls
15 @ Picking Shears
Please contact Bill or Margaret at (530) 363-4947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Dorado Fair Play/Somerset Tempranillo grapes for sale:
300 lbs. $0.70 lb. Ready now.
Please contact Sylvia Valdez at email@example.com for more information.
Premium grapes for Sale: Napa Valley AVA Merlot from our boutique vineyard in the town of Sonoma.(we are technically in Napa County). 900 lbs available.
We are happy to sell 250 pound minimum. Merlot is $1.50/lb (you harvest), or grower can harvest at $1.75/lb.
Brix on Friday Sept 23: 26 and pH 3.3. It’s been a perfect growing season. These grapes are going to make first class wine!
A Party With a Purpose: TASTE – The Robert Mondavi Institute Annual Fundraiser for UCD Viticulture, Enology and Food Science Students
The Robert Mondavi Institute’s annual fall celebration and fundraiser, TASTE, is the premier opportunity to enjoy unlimited samples of some of our region’s finest foods, wines and beer, including SHW wines! Proceeds from TASTE support UC Davis students in the form of travel grants, research prizes, and international internship awards. TASTE will happen on Saturday, October 1 from 4 to 6 PM at the RMI. The event also offers an opportunity to bid in the silent auction to win fine wines, and dance to live music!
More information and tickets are found at: https://www.mondaviarts.org/event/2016-17/taste-2016
Contact Ed Spitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHW member is looking to buy about 10 cases of white wine bottles. Please mail him if you can help.
Call Paul at 916-425-4763 or check the web site at pandnenterprises.net.
Club members Paul & Nancy Baldwin still have some fruit available. About 1,700 pounds of Zinfandel at 24+ brix and about 500 pounds of Cabernet Sauvignon at 24 brix. Located near I-5 and Twin Cities Rd. in the Clarksburg AVA. Free use of picking boxes, clippers and crusher/destemmer with our help. We keep the mess. 50 cents per pound you pick. They finally ripened and now need to be picked within a week.
Please respond to Bernard Wozny at email@example.com.
I have a small batch (3 gallons) of Cab from a small garden vineyard, during and after fermentation it has a distinct smell of burnt rubber or mild rotten eggs. What is the likely cause and can it be recovered?
The grapes were sprayed with sulphur (organic from Green Acres) more that 3 weeks before picking and every 2 or 3 weeks before that. The harvest was poor with a mix of ripe and over ripe grape.