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 meadowssmithusa@yahoo.com.

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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 ginyangstaehlin@yahoo.com 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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Holiday Raffle Mandarins?? Who won them?

There should have been 6 winners of the Satsuma Mandarins at the SHW Holiday Raffle. Judy just forgot to bring them to the party!!  Sooo.. if you are one of the lucky ones, just call me at 916-224-6742. 

Or if you are free this Saturday Dec 30, there is another famous Satsuma Mandarin Picking Party at the Barn, (9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650)… 11 to 2 PM, bring something to share, pick Mandarins, take home 2 bags, drink Mandarin Sunrises, help bottle the 2017 Zin Rose, or even have a glass of Mandarin Wine! What a deal for a raffle ticket!!

But don’t worry if you cant make it , we can arrange delivery to you somehow.  Call me or e-mail at judypinegar@gmail.com

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For Sale: Used Wine Barrels

Full-size used wine barrels for sale.  $75.  Cash only.

m2 Wines, 2900 E. Peltier Road,  Acampo.  209 339-1071

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For Sale: Gently Used CO2 Bottle and Gauges

For Sale:

CO2 bottle 20lb., and  dual gauges, tank is 95% full and gauges are close to new. $100.

Contact directly:  Lou Rego at 530 878-8770.

 

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You can find the December 2017 issue of “The Grapevine” SHW Newsletter here

The Grapevine – December 2017

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See You At The Party on Wednesday!

Hey, Partygoers,

SHW Holiday Party Fundraising Coordinator Extraordinaire Vickie Rosalli is excited to share with you some of the unique items that you’ll have a chance to get your hands on at this Wednesday’s party. 

Amongst the generous donations, you’ll find original art work, decor, gold medal winning wines and grapes, knife sharpening and lawnmower tune-up services, bottling parties, home made sausages, baked sweets, and gourmet collections.  Additional highlights:

Mountains and lakes beckon – 

Two nights on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore (sleeps up to 9) at Brown Bear Lodge.  Donated by Jacque and Craig Brown.

Clear Lake Weekend for 2 People – donator David Hicks invites you to spend 3 days / 2 nights pampered by him!  You’ll visit the area’s wineries, go sailing or power boating on the lake, get fed, and relax in the expansive scenery.  Two weekends for 2 people each.

Pair of Adult Ski Tickets to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.  You might even see Mountain Host Bill Staehlin at the lodge.

Fill Your Tummies – 

Italian Cooking Class –  grab your bestie and learn to make ravioli and lunch and wine with Alan & Peggy Piccardo.

Ever been to Fair Play?  Here’s your chance!  Bom Vinho offers a day of winery and vineyard visits topped off with a scrumptious crab dinner for 4 people.

Expand your winemaking skills – 

If you’ve wondered about making wine from  kits, Rex Johnston and Barbara Bentley make it easy for you.  They’ve donated 20 different wine kits (yes, 20!) for the silent auction.  The varied collection includes Stag’s Leap District Merlot, Italian Nebbiolo, and Blackberry Pinot Noir.  

Check out this list for other fun silent auction items:  2017 Silent Auction Items.  You don’t need to present to wine win – bids accepted by proxy.  Contact Vickie Rosalli prior to the party:  916 342-1099.

Many thanks to members and guests supporting Sacramento Home Winemakers!  

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