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The Grapevine – November 2019

For your reading pleasure, please click on the link below for the November 2019 issue of SHW’s The Grapevine.

Luke Laubaugh, winemaker at St. Amant, is the November 20 meeting’s guest evaluator.  Bring your ports, fortifieds, fruits, and bubblies to the meeting for evaluation.  The November meeting is also the Club’s annual meeting when elections for the 2020 executive board positions.

SHW’s annual Holiday Party is on Sunday, December 15 in Old Sacramento.  

Read The Grapevine for the details on these two events plus more.

Thanks to the newsletter editor, Stephanie Wilson for an informative publication!

November 2019- The Grapevine

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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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The Grapevine Newsletter- April 2019

Bud break and competition time are here–both are well underway and it is an exciting time to be a home winemaker! We have a lot of news in this edition of our newsletter, The Grapevine.  Mark your calendars and turn in your reservation form to join us for the annual June Jubilee picnic on June 2nd.  Also in the newsletter are details about how you can sign up to help at the CA State Fair and information about the Ethiopian Food and Wine event on Sunday, April 28th (make sure to RSVP for this right away if you are interested as seating is limited).

We look forward to seeing you at the next general meeting on Wednesday April 17th at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street in Sacramento. We will have a Red Wines Roundtable Discussion. The goals of this activity are:

  • Help more members get to know each other and have fun
  • Learn what is expected on the competition judging sheet and how to use it
  • Help members express wine characteristics and faults
  • Increase participation in wine exhibits and sharing wine to the club

For more details about the April 17th meeting, see the front page of The Grapevine newsletter.

Click here to read the newsletter: April 2019- The Grapevine

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March 2019 Newsletter- The Grapevine

Hello fellow home winemakers.  Spring has sprung!  Competitions are well underway and we are starting to get organized for group buys.  We hope you will join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 20th.  We will be evaluating White and Rose wines. If you have a wine that you want to have evaluated, make sure to read the instructions in Vice-President Terry Piazza-Perman’s Monthly Meeting summary on the first page of the newsletter.

Below is a link to the latest edition of The Grapevine. Enjoy!

March 2019- The Grapevine




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The Grapevine Newsletter- February 2019

The Grapevine Newsletter Feb 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We hope you will be joining us this coming Wednesday, February 20, 2019 for our monthly meeting.  The speaker this month is Scott Harvey and he will be talking about Central European winemaking.

Don’t forget to pay your dues by March 1st to be eligible to receive a complimentary annual subscription to WineMaker Magazine.

Check out the newsletter for updated competition information and also a GREAT list of books you can read during these down months while we wait for the magic of ML to complete.


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January 2019 – The Grapevine

For your reading please, click on the link below for SHW’s monthly newsletter, The Grapevine.

January 16: this Wednesday’s meeting features Scott Harvey and Austrian wines. Bring 2 wines glasses for your use. No charge for current members; $15 for non-members.

January 26, Saturday: Winemaking 201 in panel discussion format can help you make better wines. Deets in the newsletter.

2019 Membership Dues: join or renew for the year! Membership form in the newsletter and also on SHW’s website at

Thanks to Stephanie Wilson, SHW’s new newsletter editor, for keeping us informed.

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December 2018 The Grapevine Newsletter

Catch up on the latest in the December issue of SHW’s newsletter, The Grapevine: December 2018 The Grapevine

In this issue…

Read the President’s message- Get the scoop on the newly elected board for 2019.

Membership Dues- Support Sacramento Home Winemakers by joining or renewing your annual dues.  The 2019 membership dues remain at $50 per household (thanks to the generosity of members and a budget-minded leadership team) and are due January 1, 2019.  Annual membership is effective from January through December in same year, regardless of when you join.   Membership perks are many including: a one-year six-issue subscription to WineMaker magazine; discounts at retailers and labs; “members only” benefits to SHW’s lab testing services, educational opportunities; access to the Club’s network of mentors; having your wines evaluated; and exposure to the collective wine making knowledge and experience of over 170 members.

Please use the membership form that’s included in this issue of The Grapevine.  The form is also available at the SHW website:  Membership questions can be directed to the 2019 Membership Co-Chairs:  Christa Ring at or 916 798-5982, and Gin Yang at or call/text at 926 217-0294.

January General Meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Don’t miss Scott Harvey talking about Austrian Wines. (Correction- originally posted wrong date.  The meeting will be on 1/16.) Thank you!

Have Safe and Happy Holidays.

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November 2018 – The Grapevine

Catch up on the latest in the November issue of SHW’s newsletter, The Grapevine:  Nov 2018 The Grapevine

In this issue…

November 14 (that’s this coming Wednesday) meeting – ports, desserts, and sparklers evaluations.  If bringing your bottles for eval, please bring two 750 ml bottles.  Thanks everyone for bringing two wine glasses for your use.  If you need more deets, contact VP Terry Piazza-Perham at and 916 806-1621.

December 12 (that’s the SECOND Wednesday in December) is SHW’s annual Holiday Party.  Donations for the silent auction and raffle are being accepted at the November 14 meeting.  Please seek out Melody Palmero at the meeting; her contacts: and 916 601-3986.

Make your Holiday Party reservations by using the form in the newsletter (also on SHW’s website at

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October 2018 The Grapevine

For your reading pleasure, below is the link to SHW’s monthly newsletter The Grapevine.

Oct 2018 The Grapevine

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