Monthly Archives: April 2020

In Search Of: Mobile Bottling Service

A Sacramento home winemaker wrote into the website seeking a mobile bottling service:

“We are looking for a mobile bottling service that can do 75-80 cases later this summer or early fall for our home wine making operation in Sacramento. We have a red and a white currently. Any referrals, recommendations or resources would be greatly appreciated….”

Do you have any leads?  Contact Eric Frye at erikefrye@aol.com.

 

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2020 CA State Fair Home Winemaker Competition Canceled

As you might have heard in the media, the 2020 CA State Fair has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Competition coordinator Rebecca Ramme has confirmed that both the home winemaker and commercial winemaker competitions have been canceled as well. Don’t rush to the CA State Fair winemaker competition web site as it has not been updated with this latest news (the decision to cancel the fair was made by the State Fair BODs this past Friday).

At this point our club intends to host SHW’s annual Jubilee with wine judging on Saturday followed by a picnic on Sunday on June 13-14. Those plans could change at any time to align with health authority recommendations and county/state requirements.

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Update – Opening Date for CA State Fair Wine Competition Submittals

The California State Fair has postponed the opening date for entries for its Home Wine Competition to April 27, 2020. Please see this link for additional information.

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For Sale: Wine Room Cooler

For Sale:
Wisperkool 8000 wine room cooler. Factory reconditioned, still in the factory box. Cools 2000 CF.  All the manuals and installation info included. Asking $1000; make a reasonable offer.

Interested? Contact Larry Carducci at ljcarducci@gmail.com or 530 823 2748.

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Free – Glass Carboys

Free to good homes: glass carboys, 8-10 of them, 5 and 7.5 gallon sizes. Take one, some, or all. If unclaimed by Monday, they go away.

Interested? Contact Andy Walter: andrew.walter@sbcglobal.net or 916 955 6373.

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April 15th Meeting Cancelled

Please remember that tonight’s normally scheduled SHW membership meeting held at the Turn Verein has been cancelled.  Please stay safe at home and enjoy a bottle of wine tonight.  More information about future meetings and activities will be communicated once conditions improve.

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California State Fair Home Wine Competition Opening Date

The California State Fair has postponed the opening date for entries for its Home Wine Competition to April 20, 2020. Please see this link for additional information.

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Searching for 5-Gallon Carboys Storage Designs

 SHW member Chris Sedler has about 40  5-gallon carboys, filled and empty.  He’d like to explore ways to store the carboys.  If you have designs you can share, please contact Chris at csedler300@gmail.com of 209 743-2995.

 
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The Grapevine – April 2020

For your reading pleasure, SHW’s April 2020 newsletter The Grapevine can be found by clicking on the link below.  In this issue, both SHW President Robert Wharton and Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt provide updates to Club activities and wine competitions.

Please note that the April 15 SHW meeting has been cancelled.

Many thanks to Stephanie Wilson who generously served as The Grapevine newsletter editor for several years.  We are currently searching for a new editor so if you’re interested, please contact The Prez at president@sachomewine.com.

April 2020 – The Grapevine

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Cancelled – Orange County Home Wine Competition

The 2020 Orange County Home Wine Competition has been cancelled. Please see this link for the details.

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