Monthly Archives: January 2019

Need a Refurbished 60 gal French Wine Barrel from reWine?

Club Member Bill Kemper wants one and is looking for others to go in on the deal as the company wants to sell a number of them to afford the sales tax in California. In the past they have been about $325 each (actual price will be determined by the number of barrels ordered,
and whether the owner has enough barrels to deliver them himself, or whether we have to pay shipping for the barrels.

Bill intends to discuss this further with the owner of ReWine at the Unified Grape and Wine Symposium this week. If you are interested in getting in on this buy, contact Bill at the contact info below, he will co-ordinate the order.

Bill Kemper410-279-0809 Billkemper48@icloud.com

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Winemaking 201 – Limited Space Still Available

So, you’ve made wine for 3-4 years and you’re wondering if you’ve covered the essential steps or question whether your wine could be better.

This could be the workshop for you. At WM-201, experienced home winemakers provide you with feedback to your questions. Panel #1 focuses on The Harvest and Initial Adjustments. Panel #2 shares the next steps in Cellar Operations and Ageing.

At this workshop, ask your “whys” and “what ifs”.  Session runs from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 26 at Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave, Sacramento. $10 for SHW members. Contact Bruce Currie to register: blcurrie56@hotmail.com and 916 947-3358.

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Unified Wine and Grape Symposium Exhibits Passes Available

SHW has just a few Unified Wine and Grape Symposium “Exhibits Only” passes available. The symposium is at the Sacramento Convention and the exhibits are open January 30-31. If you’re interested, please text / call Gin at 916 217-0294 or email ginyangstaehlin@yahoo.com. $10 per pass. SHW members only, please.

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CANCELLED – January 16 SHW Meeting

The Sacramento region’s weather forecast / warning for Wednesday is a wet and increasingly windy storm. SHW President Joe McGillivray, concerned for the safety for both you and our guest speakers, has CANCELLED the January 16 meeting.  We hope to enjoy Scott Harvey’s Austrian and German Wines presentation at SHW’s February 20 meeting.

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Austrian and German Wines – January 16 Meeting

SHW kicks off 2019 with the return of Scott Harvey, owner and winemaker of Scott Harvey Wines. With over 40 years of winemaking experience both in the States and Europe, Scott artfully blends food-friendly old and new wine styles. Bring 2 wine glasses for you and come learn about and taste Austrian and German wines. No charge for members; $15 per non-member.

If you haven’t already, join or renew your annual Club membership. More membership info and 2019 membership form can be found here.

Dick Minnis, wine judge, author, and home winemaker, will be at the January 16 meeting to invite SHW members to enter their wines in The Bottleshock Open, an educational home wine competition. The competition is now accepting entries and we make it easy for you to submit your best – Dick can deliver your bottles with completed paperwork and entry fees.

Dick also wants to share information about a barrel, whom his distillery neighbor uses, that has a stainless body with wooden heads. He will bring a model to the meeting for us to check out, and please do so at the end of the meeting.

The January 16 meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street in midtown Sacramento.

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January 2019 – The Grapevine

For your reading please, click on the link below for SHW’s monthly newsletter, The Grapevine.

January 16: this Wednesday’s meeting features Scott Harvey and Austrian wines. Bring 2 wines glasses for your use. No charge for current members; $15 for non-members.

January 26, Saturday: Winemaking 201 in panel discussion format can help you make better wines. Deets in the newsletter.

2019 Membership Dues: join or renew for the year! Membership form in the newsletter and also on SHW’s website at www.sachomewine.com.

Thanks to Stephanie Wilson, SHW’s new newsletter editor, for keeping us informed.

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Winemaking 201 Workshop – Saturday, January 26

So, you’ve made wine for 3-4 years and you’re wondering if you’ve covered the essential steps or question whether your wine could be better.

This could be the workshop for you. At WM-201, experienced home winemakers provide you with feedback to your questions. Panel #1 focuses on The Harvest and Initial Adjustments. Panel #2 shares the next steps in Cellar Operations and Ageing.

At this workshop, ask your “whys” and “what ifs”.  Session runs from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 26 at Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave, Sacramento. $10 for SHW members. Contact Bruce Currie to register: blcurrie56@hotmail.com and 916 947-3358.

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The Bottleshock Open – Now Accepting Entries

The Bottleshock Open is now accepting home wine entries for competition.

Below are the competition’s important dates plus links to entry forms and additional information.  

Bring your wines entries along with the labeled bottles and necessary entry paperwork/checkes to SHW’s January 16 meeting and a competition representative can accept and deliver your entries.

Monday, January 7, 2019: First day for accepting entries for The Bottle Shock Open!

Friday, February 8, 2019: Last day to accept wines at all Drop-off locations

Friday, February 15, 2019: Last day to accept wines at the Cellar (Woodbridge Winery)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Competition to be held at Viaggio Winery in Lodi (Not open to the public or entrants)

Thursday, May 2, 2019: Awards Ceremony – Thursday, May 3, 2018 (Details to follow)

Click here for the Entry Form: https://bottleshockopen.com/download/819/

Click here for the Handbook: https://bottleshockopen.com/download/724/

Click here for more information: www.bottleshockopen.com.

Questions? Contact Aaron Kidder (209) 969-9296.

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Unified Wine and Grape Symposium Exhibits

The Unified Wine and Grape Symposium is the largest wine and grape industry trade show biggest in North America.   The Sacramento Convention Center hosts this event annually and this year the symposium runs January 29-31. 

The vendor exhibit show is a fun way to learn about new developments and products related to wine making and grape growing.  SHW has a limited number of January 30-31 “exhibits only” passes available for members only.  SHW requests a $10 donation per pass to benefit the Club.  

To get on the waiting list (no guarantees), please contact Gin Yang at ginyangstaehlin@yahoo.com or text 916 217-0294.

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