Speaker Resources

Presentations & Resources from SHW’s Guest Speakers

I Just Stomped My Grapes, Now What? 

SHW’s June 17, 2020 John Troiano’s presentation can be found in both audio-only and video formats at the google drive location listed, below. Using your favorite web browser, navigate to:


Once there, click (or double-click) on either “audio_only.mp4” or “zoom_0.mp4”. You should see a player appear on your screen and shortly thereafter the audio or video program will begin. John’s presentation is one-hour, forty-two minutes in length. So open a bottle, sit back and be informed.  The video can be paused and then continued by clicking in the middle of the screen. 

Please notify Robert Wharton (president@sachomewine.com) should you encounter any issues with the quality of the recordings.

John’s presentation handout (corrected) can be found at:   I Just Stomped My Grapesrev2020 Corrected 

Scott Harvey, winemaker and owner of Scott Harvey Wines: shares his wine making resources with home winemakers.

  • July 15, 2020 SHW Meeting Recording – Adjusting pH in Wine (the first few minutes of the meeting didn’t get recorded)
  • Scott’s Toolbox for Wine Adjustments is an  interactive Excel spreadsheet with formulas for making adjustments.  
  • Have winemaking questions? Ask Scott at scott@scottharveywines.com.
  • Scott and Scott Harvey Wines’ assistant winemaker Mollie Haycock have created a series of wine making chemistry and wine sensory videos:

Determining Free SO2 by Aeration

Testing for Volatile Acidity by Cash Still 

Adjusting pH and Acidity Levels

Testing for alcohol using an Ebulliometer and testing pH

The Perfect Moment – Scott shares what he’s looking for in the grapes before harvesting.

Tasting wine like a wine judge 

Austrian Wines presentation by Scott Harvey, February 20, 2019 SHW meeting: Scott Harvey Austrian Wines Presentation 02 20 19


Hoby Wedler, sensory scientist, UC Davis doctoral graduate:  hobywedler@gmail.com; 707 338-3692.

Fermentation Frenzy! Bob Peak’s September 20, 2017 PowerPoint presentation on fermented foods and beverages including sourdough bread, cheese, meat, vegetables, beer, cider, mead and wine.

Additives and Their Effects.  Matt DiVisconte, Lodi Wine Labs.  July 19, 2017 PowerPoint presentation on wine additives and their impact on your wines.


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