Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 17 Meeting – Eastern and Central European Wines

Let’s kick off 2018 with new and exciting wines!

Central and Eastern European Wines is the January 17 meeting program. The evening’s guest speaker is Eric Danch, NorCal rep for Blue Danube Wine, importers of wines from that part of Europe.  Learn about the regions’ little known varieties, geography, history, and wine making techniques.

We’ll have wines to taste.  Please bring 2 wines glasses for your use.

Meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein meeting hall located at 3349 J Street in Sacramento. Doors open after 6:30 – bring a bottle of wine to share if you like.

$10 for non-members; no charge for SHW members.

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Wanted: Neutral Small French Oak Barrel

SHW member is searching for a clean and neutral French oak barrel, 15-30 gallon capacity.

If you have one for sale, please contact Jenny Meadows-Smith at 203 558-1957 or

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The Grapevine Newsletter – You can find the January 2018 Edition of The Grapevine Newsletter here


The Grapevine – January 2018

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Unified Wine and Grape Symposium Exhibits Passes Available

Check out the biggest toy store for wine makers and growers at the 2018 January 23-25 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center. SHW has secured “Exhibits Only” vouchers for January 24-25 (no access to progams) and is making them available to members at $10 each.

If interested in a voucher(s), please contact Gin Yang at or 916 217-0294.

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The Bottleshock Open

Bottle up! It’s open season for home wine competitions! The 5th Annual Bottleshock Open will be accepting entries from January 8, 2018 through February 9 and 16, at remote and cellar locations, respectively. Judging happens on March 8 in Lodi.

Check out the details here.

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