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Vice President Henry Wilkinson – Status

Contact Gin Yang – email: ginyangstaehlin@yahoo.com; text 916 217-0294.

Some of you may have heard that SHW Vice President Henry Wilkinson is pending heart surgery. Recent complications have hospitalized Henry. Please keep Henry in your prayers and thoughts for a fast and smooth recovery.

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Jubilee Location

Jubilee Location:

Judy Pinegar Winery and Barn and Yard

Facebook  Location: “The Barn”

9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650

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OMG Have you missed the best event of 2017? Jubilee Picnic is Coming Up!! Last Date to POSTMARK your reservation is TODAY May 4. 2017!!!

The Judging will be May 20, 2017, so the Jubilee Picnic will be Sunday May 21, 2017 …Mark your calendars. The location will be Judy Pinegar’s Back Yard and Barn as in past years. The actual picnic/BBQ will begin at 12 AM with the main course planned for about 1:30 PM. Please!! lend a hand with set up or clean up… call Judy at 916-224-6742.    Sign up today or rates come up!!

The club will provide BBQ meat, Chili Beans, French bread, and lots of water. All wines from the competition will be available for tasting, including the Golds and Best of Shows.  This year there will be 153 Bottles!!

Please bring a dish to share at the potluck: appetizer, salad, entree, or dessert according to the following list based of your last name (first initial): A – G = Salads or Sides (please large dishes – note no chili beans!); H –O = Appetizers; and P– Y = Desserts. I try to switch this around every year to keep it even!

Remember to bring your own  wine glasses.
For those of you who are new to the event, Judy’s place has 2 ½ acres with room to explore nature in the spring. Some of Judy’s lawn chairs are available, but club members should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or whatever if they want to be sure to have a place to sit on the lawn under the trees. The swimming pool also will be open, so bring your suit, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses (if it is warm enough!) in May maybe not so much, but even if it Rains, the barn will be open. We will have pop-up tents around and there is an upstairs to the barn also (billiards anyone?) !. The event is great fun, lawn games will be available, and the party sometimes goes until dark… so plan on making a day of it! Children and guests and pets are welcome!

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ Cut here an Mail_ _ __ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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 5, 2017

____Number of Members @ $12 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $16 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Reserving between  MAY 5, 2017 to May 12, 2017

____Number of Members @ $22 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $26 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Send form and check to:

Jacque Fabian Brown, SHW Treasurer

1616 Berkeley Way, Sacramento, CA 95819

  

Jubilee Location:

Judy Pinegar Winery and Barn and Yard

Facebook  Location: “The Barn”

9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650

 

 

 

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For Sale: Winemaking Items

Call or text Chad Steiner at 509 470-2354.

11 carboys for sale: two 5 gallon plastic, two 3 gallon glass, the rest 5 & 6 gallon glass. $110 for all or $10 a piece.

2 Johnson Controls for regulating temperature on a freezer – great for regulating fermentation temperature. Like new, $50/piece.  $78 when new on Amazon.

5 cases of mixed bottles – free.

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Sorry, the Sign up Sheet was not in the Newsletter : Jubilee Picnic…140 bottles of wine on the table!

RESERVE NOW : 2017 Jubilee Picnic is Coming Up!!

The Judging will be May 20, 2017, so the Jubilee Picnic will be Sunday May 21, 2017 …Mark your calendars. The location will be Judy Pinegar’s Back Yard and Barn as in past years. The actual picnic/BBQ will begin at 12 AM with the main course planned for about 1:30 PM.

Please!!  Lend a hand with set up or clean up… call Judy at 916-224-6742.

The club will provide BBQ meat, Chili Beans, French bread, and lots of water. All wines from the competition will be available for tasting, including the Golds and Best of Shows.  Last year there was over 130 bottles!

Please bring a dish to share at the potluck: appetizer, salad, entree, or dessert according to the following list based of your last name (first initial): A – G = Salads or Sides (please large dishes – note no chili beans!); H –O = Appetizers; and P– Y = Desserts. I try to switch this around every year to keep it even!

Remember to bring your wine glasses.
For those of you who are new to the event, Judy’s place has 2 ½ acres with room to explore nature in the summer. Some of Judy’s lawn chairs are available, but club members should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or whatever if they want to be sure to have a place to sit on the lawn under the trees. The swimming pool also will be open, so bring your suit, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses (if it is warm enough!) in May maybe not so much, but even if it Rains, the barn will be open. We will have pop-up tents around and there is an upstairs to the barn also (billiards anyone?)!. The event is great fun, lawn games will be available, and the party sometimes goes until dark… so plan on making a day of it! Children, pets and guests are welcome!

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ Cut here an Mail_ _ __ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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 5, 2017

____Number of Members @ $12 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $16 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Reserving between  MAY 5, 2017 to May 12, 2017

 ____Number of Members @ $22 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $26 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Send form and check to:

Jacque Fabian Brown, SHW Treasurer

1616 Berkeley Way, Sacramento, CA 95819

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2017 The Bottleshock Open Results

The 2017 Bottleshock Open home wine competition awards are in!  Judging for the event was on March 3 in Lodi.  Congratulations to the SHW members’ wines that earned awards.  The complete list of awards can be viewed at this link.

Special congrats to John Lymath whose 2013 Merlot won a Double-Gold plus the Best of Class Merlot.

Golds and Above winners (in alpha order):

Bettencourt, Donna – 2014 Portuguese Blend, Double-Gold

Lemay, Kevin – 2014 Barbera, Double-Gold

Lymath, John – 2013 Merlot, Double-Gold and Best of Class

Lymath, John – 2013 Bordeaux Blend, Gold

Pock, Rob – 2015 Sangiovese, Gold

Streng, Steve – 2016 Barbara, Double-Gold

See how your best competes with the rest.  SHW’s Jubilee wine competition entries will be accepted through April 19, 2017.  The Jubilee along with the California State Fair Home Wine Competition are the two required contests for SHW’s Winemaker of the Year competition.

See here for Jubilee wine entry details.  Contact Henry Wilkinson at hbwilkinson@jps.net with questions on the Jubilee.

See here for Winemaker of the Year details.  Contact Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt at donnab1045@gmail.com with questions on WOY.

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Bokisch Vineyards Tour – Spanish Wines (Updated)

Contact and R.S.V.P. to J.D. Phelps at jd.phelps@gmail.com.

Bokisch Vineyards has revised the date of SHW’s winery tour and tasting from Saturday, April 22 to Sunday, April 23.  Same starting time – 11:30, same place…see this for the details.

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ISO – Petite Sirah Cuttings

Contact Dick Racette at zin8553@hotmail.com or cell 916-792-5371.

Pruning your petite sirah vines? Member Dick Racette is looking for petite sirah cuttings.

 

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December 14 Holiday Party

Dress comfortably, grab your wine, and come celebrate with winemaking friends at SHW’s annual Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14. If you haven’t already, make your dinner reservations with this form:  holiday-party-reservations.  Please reserve your spots by December 4.  Seats are limited.

SHW members and supporters have donated fun stuff to auction and raffle off during the party including a foothill winery tour and crab dinner, painting lessons, award winning wines, art, local artisan foods and brews, lawnmower tune-up, and much more. You’ve also heard about the Lake County winery tour, and at the November meeting saw the photos for 2-nights at a home on Lake Tahoe West Shore. Details on these and other items to follow.

If you would like to donate or bid by proxy, please contact Vickie Rosalli at rjralli@pacbell.com.  Your Club appreciates your support!

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November 16, 2016 Meeting – Don’t Miss It!

The Program.  This Wednesday’s meeting is a busy one! Dave Dart, co-owner and winemaker at D’art Winery in Lodi, will be evaluating members’ port, dessert, fruit, and sparkling wines. Dave is a former SHW member and judges at the Club’s Jubilee. He’ll also be talking about port.

Ideally, please bring two 750ml bottles of your wines along with a completed wine-evaluation-form.  VP Donna Bettencourt would appreciate a “heads up” if you plan to bring your wines – contact her at donnab1045@gmail.com.  Extra forms are available at the meeting.

The Election.  But before we start tasting…November is the Club’s annual meeting which includes the election of the incoming year’s officer positions.  See the November newsletter for the slate of nominees.  Additional nominations are also taken from the floor at the meeting.  If you can’t be at the meeting to cast your vote, please send your decisions to the 2016 SHW Secretary Bruce Currie at blcurrie56@hotmail.com.

The Party.  We end the year with a festive Holiday Party and Fundraiser on December 14, the second Wednesday in December.  Enjoy an evening with shared wines, a delicious dinner buffet, bidding on unique silent auction items, and cheering on the recipients of SHW’s annual awards including the highly competitive Winemaker of the Year.

The Chance.  To kick things off,  at Wednesday’s meeting Vickie Rosalli will be telling you about some really cool silent auction items members are donating.  We’ll also be raffling off 2 Holiday Party and Fundraiser dinner tickets (separately), each worth $50.  Raffle tickets are $5 apiece or 3 for $10.  Thank you for your support!

We’ll be accepting your reservations for the Holiday Party at Wednesday’s meeting.  Please see the November newsletter for the details and form.

The Routine.  Please bring 2 glasses to the meeting for your use.  Thank you for helping set up and cleaning up after the meeting, and for consuming responsibly.

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