Monthly Archives: February 2019

February 20 Meeting – Austrian and German Wines

Dust off and pack 2 wine glasses for the February 20 SHW meeting to learn about and taste Austrian and German wines.  Wine maker Scott Harvey guides us through this unique evening of central European wine making history, techniques, varietals, and styles. 

No charge for current members; $15 for non-members.

If you haven’t remitted your 2019 dues ($50), bring them to the meeting – we’ll have membership forms for your use.  Activate your membership by March 1, 2019 and receive a 0ne-year 6-issue print subscription+ digital access to Winemaking magazine ($40 value).  Thank you for your support!

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street, Sacramento.  Your help to set-up and clean-up, and consuming responsibly is appreciated.

Please contact Vice President Terry Piazza-Perham with meeting questions at 

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Nevada Vines and Wines Home Wine Competition

Nevada Vines and Wines invites SHW members to enter their annual home wine competition.  The contest is open to Nevada residents and neighbors residing within 100 miles of Nevada’s state border.  Entries are accepted February 22 – March 18, 2019.  Click here for the details.

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The Grapevine Newsletter- February 2019

The Grapevine Newsletter Feb 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We hope you will be joining us this coming Wednesday, February 20, 2019 for our monthly meeting.  The speaker this month is Scott Harvey and he will be talking about Central European winemaking.

Don’t forget to pay your dues by March 1st to be eligible to receive a complimentary annual subscription to WineMaker Magazine.

Check out the newsletter for updated competition information and also a GREAT list of books you can read during these down months while we wait for the magic of ML to complete.


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Lake County Wine Tour

5th Annual Lake County Wine Tour and Tasting Weekend, July 12-15, 2019, hosted by David Hicks

SHW member David Hicks has again organized a relaxing weekend of Lake County wineries and scenery and invite SHW members to enjoy the best in Lake County wines and scenery. If you haven’t been wine tasting in Lake County, you’ve been missing out! David has changed the format from previous years’ tours and the details are outlined here: 



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2018 Year End Fiscal Report

At the bottom of this post is a link to the Club’s end-of-the-year 2018 fiscal report. The Club’s 2018 income was a little over $1,200 greater than the year’s expenses. This balance is reflective of a board who carefully oversees the year’s budget, fiscal diligence on the part of the program and event coordinators, successful fundraising efforts throughout the year especially at the Club’s annual Holiday Party, and the support of members.

Please direct questions on this report to President Joe McGillivray at 

Profit – Loss July-Dec 2018

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For Sale: Used 3-gal Kegs & Tap Handles

For Sale: 17 three-gallon kegs with five tap handles that we no longer use and would like to sell. They worked great in our tasting room and are perfect for parties and events.   $45 each OBO. See photos below.

Contact Colleen at Revolution Wines at 916 444-7711.

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Free – Used Wine Bottles


Free to a good home:
11 cases of used wine bottles. Washed with labels removed. Most are green. They do not have a “punt” in the bottom.

If interested call Jacque Brown: cell phone 916-838-5834.

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For Sale: Bladder and Basket Presses

Wine making equipment for sale:

Bladder press. 2 years old. Speidel 40L Very nice shape. $1100 plus shipping and tax new. Sell for $800.
Basket press. Roughly #40 size. Wood is aged in color but in good shape. $300.
Email or phone / text Justin Black 916-628-0999Lincoln, ca

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Enter The Bottleshock Open Home Wine Competition

Entries to The Bottleshock Open will be accepted through February 8 at drop-off locations and through February 15 at the Cellar (Woodbridge Winery). Please see here for the competition’s details.

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