SHW member Jim Margolis has been busy at home this spring. Below are his descriptions of a couple of winemaker essentials for the home winery.
First picture is a Winemaker’s tool rack. It is an extension of Hydrometer holder that was in the WineMakers magazine. The other 2 photos are of a Fence Board Wine Rack I made for a friend. It has been accepted in WineMakers magazine and scheduled to appear in the next edition. This will be my 4th publication with them.
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SHW’s January 16, 2013 meeting featured Randall Grahm, owner and winemaker for Bonny Doon Vineyard. Randall shared his experiences and viewpoints on winemaking and viticulture including wild/natural yeast fermentations, malo-lactic conversion, making wine in glass carboys, and the practice of … Continue reading
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Over a dozen new winemakers experienced the rush of the crush last Saturday! Turning Cellar Master Henry Wilkinson’s driveway into a crushpad, participants of the Beginner’s Varietal Focus Group got a taste of what it’s like to crush 1 1/2 … Continue reading
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On Saturday, September 22nd, J.D. Phelps and group visited St. Amant in Lodi to taste, tour, and see their future harvest of Touriga grapes.
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The SHW Club spent a wonderful evening sharing our experiences in making Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, and Portz within our club varietal focus groups. We also recognized the June Jubilee Best of Show winners Donna Brown, Neil Shleffar, … Continue reading
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Jason Hernandez and Bob Peak provided the evaluations of club bordeaux wines.
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