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10 Wine Films to Watch When You’re Staying at Home

SHW Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt wonders how many wine-themed wine movies have you seen?  Check these out.


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How’s Your Wine Doing?

Hey…! We haven’t seen each other for a while…

The SHW website ( has lots of resources to keep you entertained while you’re staying at home.

So, if you’re wondering about next steps or maybe your wine is headed down a path that isn’t going to have a happy ending, Club mentors are available to help your wine stay the best wine you can make.  Check out these mentors.

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Time on your hands?  Your Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt doesn’t want you to forget about wine.   She recommends this refresher.


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Wine Tour

From Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt:

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Cancelled – March 18 Meeting (This Wednesday)

From SHW President, Robert Wharton:

Hello Everyone.

In light of the current situation with the coronavirus/Covid-19, we, the Executive Board of the club has decided that it is best to cancel the regular March 18th SHW membership meeting held at Turn Verein. Since this is last minute, please share this information with your friends who might normally attend the meeting as well.
This same message will be blasted out to all members on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 16th, 17th and 18th, to help ensure all members receive this message.
Each month we will make the determination of holding or canceling the membership meeting given the status of the coronavirus/Covid-19 at that time.



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The Grapevine Newsletter- February 2020

Hello Fellow Winemakers- Below you will find a link to our latest newsletter.  Don’t miss our February meeting where you have an opportunity to have your white or Rose wine evaluated.  See the front page of the newsletter for details.  Also- please make sure to pay your annual membership dues.  You can find the 2020 membership form at the end of the newsletter.  Thanks!

February 2020- The Grapevine

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Your Club: How Are We Doing Financially? Fine.

2019 Profit and Loss Statement for the Sacramento Home Winemakers: click on the link

2019 Profit – Loss Jan 1 – Dec 31

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Internet Trolls

Posting on behalf of SHW President Robert Wharton:

Over the past few days several SHW members have reported receiving email requests from me, Robert, for gift cards and money wires/transfers. Please understand that NONE of those messages come from me. I will never ask you for money or items of monetary value (e.g. gift cards). If you are ever in doubt, please contact me to verify authenticity of the message prior to taking action. Otherwise, delete the message and go on with your day. Please don’t forward the messages to me as there is little I can do to stop them. Awareness is the best defense in this case. Cheers…Robert Wharton, SHW President.


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The Grapevine Newsletter- January 2020 edition

Happy New Year!  Attached you will find the latest club newsletter.  Please be sure to read the welcome message from our new club president, Robert Wharton as well as see the fun we have in store at the January general meeting, which is coming up on Wednesday, January 18th and our Chief Judge, Donna Benttencourt, has a list of upcoming competitions where you can enter your wine.  If there is anything you would like to see in future newsletters or if you are interested in contributing an article, please get in touch with the Newsletter Editor, Stephanie Wilson, at

January 2020- The Grapevine


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SHW is Accepting Memberhip Applications NOW!! (P.S. the January meeting will cost more if you dont pay now!)

Attached is the latest SHW Membership Form. Please fill it out to help us determine how you can help the club!! And then pay the dues!, Still $50 for a family (cheap!).  

2020 SHW Membership Form

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