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May 19 Meeting (Zoom) – Submit Your Wine for Evaluation

Non-Bordeaux red wines still being accepted for evaluation for the May 19 SHW meeting. Deadline for registering wines is Monday, May 10th.  Contact Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt at donnab1045@gmail.com or (916) 548-3199. We still have room for 5-6 non-Bordeaux red wines to be evaluated by fellow members and our guest evaluators, Luke Laubaugh and JohnTroiano.  Two…

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In Case You Missed It

The Club has been sharing lots of info with you in the blog. At times, there’s more than one new blog post per send-out so read past the first item in the notification. Here’s the latest of what’s been going on at SHW: May 13 Zoom about gasses – curious about how gasses can help…

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May 19 Meeting (Zoom) -Non-Bordeaux Red Wine Evaluation

For the May 2021 meeting we will be evaluating members’ 2020 red non-Bordeaux wines. You will be tasting each wine in the safety of your own home. What are red non-Bordeaux wines? Any red wine except:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère, and other red varieties predominately from France’s Bordeaux region. Who…

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Bubbles Under Pressure (Zoom)

May 13 at 7 pm. Curious about using pressurized gasses in your wine making? Us, too! Join fellow SHW members for an hour of chat on the topic. The format would be similar to the Limoncello Zoom where 5-6 members share how they use gas and pressurized equipment to make and protect wines.  We can…

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Return of the SHW Jubilee Wine Competition and the Rex Johnston Winemaker of the Year Competition!

The Executive Board of the Sacramento Home Winemakers has peered into its crystal ball and set a date for the return of the Jubilee, the Club’s member-only home winemaking competition. With that said, SHW Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt has determined that there is a sufficient number of 2021 recognized home wine competitions to reinstate the…

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Alameda County Fair Homemade Wine Competition

Alameda County Fair invites amateur winemakers to enter their 2021 Homemade Wine competition. Entries are due April 30, 2021 (entries and delivery due by April 25 if using drop spot). See here for details. Five wine Drop Spots for the Amateur Wine Competition: Oak Barrel Wine Craft   1443 San Pablo Ave  Berkeley 510-849-0400 Moreflavor   2315…

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Orange County Fair Home Wine Competition

Home winemakers are eligible to compete in the Orange County Fair Home Wine Competition. $15 per entry. Entries are due by May 20, 2021 and judging takes place in mid-June. Below are wine entry drop off locations. Home Winemaking Shop                                                        22836 Ventura Blvd.                                                                 Unit 2, Behind Coastline Motorsports                                   Woodland Hills, CA  91364                                                      (818) 224-3656                                                                         Homebeerwinecheese.com                                                    …