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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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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

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

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December 2018 The Grapevine Newsletter

Catch up on the latest in the December issue of SHW’s newsletter, The Grapevine: December 2018 The Grapevine

In this issue…

Read the President’s message- Get the scoop on the newly elected board for 2019.

Membership Dues- Support Sacramento Home Winemakers by joining or renewing your annual dues.  The 2019 membership dues remain at $50 per household (thanks to the generosity of members and a budget-minded leadership team) and are due January 1, 2019.  Annual membership is effective from January through December in same year, regardless of when you join.   Membership perks are many including: a one-year six-issue subscription to WineMaker magazine; discounts at retailers and labs; “members only” benefits to SHW’s lab testing services, educational opportunities; access to the Club’s network of mentors; having your wines evaluated; and exposure to the collective wine making knowledge and experience of over 170 members.

Please use the membership form that’s included in this issue of The Grapevine.  The form is also available at the SHW website:  Membership questions can be directed to the 2019 Membership Co-Chairs:  Christa Ring at or 916 798-5982, and Gin Yang at or call/text at 926 217-0294.

January General Meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Don’t miss Scott Harvey talking about Austrian Wines. (Correction- originally posted wrong date.  The meeting will be on 1/16.) Thank you!

Have Safe and Happy Holidays.

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November 2018 – The Grapevine

Catch up on the latest in the November issue of SHW’s newsletter, The Grapevine:  Nov 2018 The Grapevine

In this issue…

November 14 (that’s this coming Wednesday) meeting – ports, desserts, and sparklers evaluations.  If bringing your bottles for eval, please bring two 750 ml bottles.  Thanks everyone for bringing two wine glasses for your use.  If you need more deets, contact VP Terry Piazza-Perham at and 916 806-1621.

December 12 (that’s the SECOND Wednesday in December) is SHW’s annual Holiday Party.  Donations for the silent auction and raffle are being accepted at the November 14 meeting.  Please seek out Melody Palmero at the meeting; her contacts: and 916 601-3986.

Make your Holiday Party reservations by using the form in the newsletter (also on SHW’s website at

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October 2018 The Grapevine

For your reading pleasure, below is the link to SHW’s monthly newsletter The Grapevine.

Oct 2018 The Grapevine

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September 2018 The Grapevine

Find the latest SHW news in the September 2018 newsletter:

Sept 2018 The Grapevine

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August Edition of The Grapevine

August 2018 The Grapevine is filled with Club information – read all about it!

The August 15 SHW meeting features Ryan Sherman with Fields Family Winery and Vineyards in Lodi.  Ryan will be talking about native fermentations.  If you’re thinking about making wine with indigenous yeast, don’t miss this meeting.  


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July 2018 The Grapevine

For your reading pleasure:  July 2018 The Grapevine.

The July 18 program features Joaquin Fraga who specializes in sustainable and organic vineyards.  If you’ve wondered about the unique characteristics of these vineyards, the evening can help answer your questions.

2018 SHW Crush T-Shirt orders can be placed through the end of July.  Winemaking 1o1, July 28 (Saturday) for beginning winemakers has just a few seats available.  Deets are in the July newsletter.

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June 2018 The Grapevine

Here’s the June 2018 The Grapevine.  The newsletter is loaded with lots of stuff – the Club’s been busy!

The June 20 meeting is the evaluation of 2017 red non-Bordeaux variety wines.  If you haven’t bottled yet, please do so without sulfites.  Bring two 750 ml bottles and don’t forget your wine making notes.

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May 2018 The Grapevine

For your reading pleasure, here’s the May 2018 The Grapevine.

Special notes … no wine analysis service in May. Jubilee wine entries accepted through May 16 at May SHW meeting and at Auburn, Roseville, Davis, and Sacramento locations. Make your reservations for the June 10 Jubilee Picnic and Awards Ceremony by June 5.


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