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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 email@example.com.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
THIS BOTTLES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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.
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
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.
SHW member Mike Anderson asks:
Does anyone have success using dip and grow on cuttings to promote root growth for creating new vines?
Please respond to Mike at email@example.com.
Winemaking items for sale:
13 – 5 gallon plastic carboys with stoppers & airlocks $10 EA
2 – 5 gallon glass carboys with stoppers & airlocks $9 EA
19 – 5 gallon glass carboys with handles, stoppers & airlocks
2 – 32 gallon Brute fermenters with casters and lids $20 EA
Hydraulic Table Cart (500# capacity, 17 ½” W x 28” D, rises to
28” H, foot operated hydraulic pedal) $75
Wood Riddling Rack (15”W x 43” H, holds 36 bottles) $25
76 Cases of Green Bordeaux Bottles (some clear) $6/case
TRUE GDM 2 Sliding Glass Door Merchandise Refrigerator.
Holds 16 – 5 gallon carboys. Used for cold fermentation of
white and fruit wines. 29”D x 78”H x 54” W $1,200
Call Rex Johnston at 925-930-2897. All items in Walnut Creek,CA