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Shifts Still Available – CA State Fair Home Winemaking Booth

There are still several shifts available at the SHW Winemaker booth at the CA State Fair opening this Friday. Some people don’t realize that our club is financially compensated to staff the booth during the run of the fair…to the tune of about $1,500. Working a shift provides you with a complementary parking pass and gate pass. Please lend a hand by helping to staff the booth.

Questions? Contact Robert at robert.wharton@hpe.com. To sign-up go here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49abaa23a2f94-volunteers2).

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Reminder – Clos du Lac Home Wine Competition and Vineyard Tour

Clos du Lac’s home wine competition is this Saturday, July 13.  All SHW home winemakers are invited to compete and the top winemaker wins 200 lbs of cabernet franc from Clos du Lac’s vineyard.  Check out the details here.

Please contact ASAP Ken Ueltzen at ken.ueltzen@gmail.com of your interest.

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Volunteer for CA State Fair Home Winemakers Booth

As mentioned at the recent SHW membership meeting, once again this year our club will be staffing the winemakers booth at the upcoming CA State Fair. If you have at least one year of winemaking under your belt, you have sufficient experience to participate. Don’t worry about being stumped by fairgoer questions. Most questions focus on the goals of our club and a general idea of what it takes to make wine at home.

If you have the time, feel free to volunteer for multiple shifts and/or days. Questions? Contact Robert Wharton at robert.wharton@hpe.com. To sign-up, go here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49ABAA23A2F94-volunteers2).

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Clos du Lac Home Wine Competition

Many SHW members have purchased grapes from the Clos du Lac (CDL) Community Vineyard in Loomis. CDL invites SHW members and previous CDL grape buyers to compete in their 2019 Home Wine Making Competition.  Competing wines don’t need to be made from CDL grapes but preferred.  The best wine wins 200 lbs of CDL cabernet franc grapes!

Please contact Ken Ueltzen at ken.ueltzen@gmail.com by July 10 of your interest.

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June 19 SHW Meeting

The June 19 meeting SHW meeting is on barrel care and use. The evening’s guest speaker is Guillaume Maugeaus, winemaker at Mellowood Vineyard and Winery in Fair Play (El Dorado County). Meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein. Bring your glass and a bottle of wine to share.

If you ordered a crush T-shirt, Treasurer Bob Peake will be delivering them at the June 19 meeting.

Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt will also have the Jubilee’s judging sheets at the meeting. 

Jubilee ribbons are planned to arrive in time at the July 17 meeting.  If you are interested in ordering additional Jubilee ribbons. June 19 is the last day to do so. Please contact Gin Yang at this meeting.

Please  consume responsibly.

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2019 Jubilee Wine Competition Results

SHW Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt, is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Jubilee wine competition.  

Best of Show – Heather and Thad Rodgers – 2017 Black Muscat Port

Best of White – Seth Brunner and Linda Clevenger – 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Best of Red – Luis Rodriquez – 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Blush / Rosé – Michael MacWilliams and Kathleen Swanson – 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Best of Fruit / Exotic – Jeff and Judy Giordano – 2018 Santa Rosa Plum

Best of Dessert – Heather and Thad Rodgers – 2017 Black Muscat Port

Forty-five winemakers entered 140 wines in five divisions earning 17 double-golds, 20 golds, 61 silvers, 24 bronzes, 14 honorable mentions, and 4 no awards (12%, 14%, 44% 17%, 10%, and 3%, respectively).  Seventeen wines received best of class awards.

  • Pick up your judging sheets at the June 19 meeting. If you can’t make it to the June meeting, Chief Judge Donna can scan and send yours.  Contact her at donnab1045@gmail.com.
  • Award ribbons will be available at the July 17 meeting.  
  • If you are interested in ordering extra ribbons (SHW provides the initial ribbons), contact Gin Yang at ginyangstaehlin@yahoo.com by July 19.  Additional ribbons are at your cost.  

Click on link for the complete list of awards: 2019 Jubilee Competition Results Alpha

Congratulations to all Jubilee competitors!

 

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California State Fair Home Wine Competition Results

The 2019 California State Fair Home Wine Competition results are in!

Congrats to everyone!

The Results

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What??? Only 18 people have signed up to come to the Jubilee Picnic and Awards Party On Sunday June 2, 2019??

How are we (18) going to drink all those bottles of award winning wine and eat that wonderful smoked prime rib? Come on get your paperwork in NOW.  Last day for low prices is May 22, 2018. Here is the link to the information you were sent last month!

SEND THIS IN NOW!

SHW Picnic and Awards Party Reservation Form

YES! I will be attending the Jubilee Picnic and Wine Tasting:

(Price is the same as last year!) Great Food!

Name(s) ________________________________

Reserving by May 22, 2019

____Number of Members @ $12 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $17 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Reserving between  May 22 , 2019 to May 29, 2019 – None after 5/29!

____Number of Members @ $22 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $27 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

NO DAY OF REGISTRATIONS WE HAVE TO GET THE FOOD EARLY!

Send form and check to:

Bob Peake,  SHW Treasurer  ||   PO Box 691  ||  Folsom, CA 95763

  

Jubilee Location:

Judy Pinegar Winery and Barn and Yard

Facebook  Location: “The Barn”

9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650

 CALL : (916) 224-6742… if lost!

 

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May 15 SHW Meeting

Wondering how your 2018 red non-Bordeaux variety wines are doing? John Troiano, winemaker for Wreckless Blenders and former SHW member is the evening’s guest evaluator. Bring two 750 ml bottles of wine that you’d like evaluated. Clearly mark bottles with variety and your name.  Jot down your wine making notes using this electronically fillable form.  If you haven’t yet bottled, please don’t add sulfites.

David Hicks is this meeting’s trouble-shooter for any other wines you would like feedback on.  Find David in the back of the room.

Bob Peake will accepting 2019 SHW Crush T-Shirt orders.  Orders by May 22 for June 19 meeting delivery.

Please bring two wine glasses for your use.  Thank you for helping with meeting set up and clean up.  Meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein meeting hall located at 3349 J Street in midtown Sacramento.  Please contact Vice Prez Terry Piazza-Perham with meeting inquiries: piazza-perham@att.net. 

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Lake County Tour and Tasting – 3 Doubles Left

The Lake County Tour and Wine Tasting weekend, July 12-15, is a beautiful way to see Lake County’s wineries and beauty.  Lake County resident and SHW member David Hicks has meticulously coordinated this fun weekend.  There’s only room left for 3 doubles.

Please see this AN INVITATION TO WINEMAKERS AND GUESTS OFfor the details.  

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