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The Grapevine Newsletter- August 2019 edition

Check out our latest edition of The Grapevine Newsletter!  Our next General Meeting is Wednesday, August 21st.  Details are in the newsletter, we hope to see you there!

August 2019- The Grapevine

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River City Wine Week

Wine on your mind? Check out Sacramento’s inaugural River City Wine Week, August 7-11.

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Last Call CA State Fair Winemakers Booth

The 2019 CA State Fair is in its final week. We still need volunteers to staff several of the remaining shifts this week and weekend. While it might be 95+ degrees outside, CalExpo has the thermostat turned way down in the area of the booth! Remember that volunteering entitles you to free parking and a gate pass for each volunteer. Many thanks to those of you who have helped staff the booth.

Questions…robert.wharton@hpe.com.

To volunteer… click here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49abaa23a2f94-volunteers2).

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Fruit Wine Class # 2!

Fruit Winemaking Class (for those of you that missed it the first time)

RSVP           judypinegar@gmail.com

Date:           Saturday, August 3, 2019

Time:          10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (approx)

Location:    Judy’s Barn, 9195 Vista Ct. Loomis CA 95650

Cost:            Free to Club Members, $10.00 for Non Menbers

Bring:          Any fruit wine you have made, and a Potluck Dish to share with others.

Provided:    Class Materials, Fruit to Start Processing, Fruit Wine to rack, filter and bottle.                        Go home with a bottle of wine!

 “Remember making fruit wine is not as easy as regular grape wine, it truly is a labor of love and a lot of work, but oooh the results!!”

 Agenda:

  1. The Fruit
  2. The Process, Freezer, other processing when thawed, Nutrients/ingredients, Yeast, Small yeast starter.
  3. How to make like White Wine in small quantities
  4. Racking and Fining
  5. Sweetening, Stabilizing
  6. Filtering and Bottling
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July 2019- The Grapevine Newsletter

Below is the link to the July 2019 Grapevine Newsletter.  We look forward to seeing you at the next General Meeting on Wednesday, July 17th and we hope you share all of your Gizmos & Gadgets with us that evening.

July 2019- The Grapevine

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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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Alert: Get Ready for our July General Meeting

For our July 17th general meeting we will be sharing our Gadgets and Gizmos. So our Vice President would like to have a good showing of these, for instance she uses a giant potato masher for her punch down tool, which she purchased at the restaurant supply store on Arden Way.

So everyone think about the gadgets you have come up with or made and bring them to the July meeting to help other winemakers learn!  We will have the long tables set up around the perimeter of the room for displaying these items and round tables in the center for members.

Also it will be a meeting to bring your excess wines and trade it for another person’s wines, trade yours for a varietal you don’t make… easy, bottle for bottle!

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The Grapevine Newsletter- June 2019

The club has been busy and now harvest is getting closer every week!  Check out the latest edition of the SHW Club Newsletter–The Grapevine below.  Congratulations to all of the winners of the June Jubilee and we hope to see everyone at our monthly general meeting next week, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  The topic is Barrel Care and Use (for details about the meeting, see the front page of the newsletter.

June 2019- The Grapevine

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Really Only 65 for the best party of the Year?

TODAY is the last day to pay for the Jubilee for the lower rates.. Please get your reservations IN NOW!!

SHW Picnic and Awards Party Reservation Form Only

 

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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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