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Quarantine Boredom Creativity

SHW member Jim Margolis has been busy at home this spring.  Below are his descriptions of a couple of winemaker essentials for the home winery. First picture is a Winemaker’s tool rack. It is an extension of Hydrometer holder that was in the WineMakers magazine. The other 2 photos are of a Fence Board Wine…

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January 2013 Meeting – Randall Grahm

SHW’s January 16, 2013 meeting featured Randall Grahm, owner and winemaker for Bonny Doon Vineyard.  Randall shared his experiences and viewpoints on winemaking and viticulture including wild/natural yeast fermentations, malo-lactic conversion, making wine in glass carboys, and the practice of irrigating (or not irrigating) vines.  He also discussed his theory on “wine that lives on”…

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Beginner’s Varietal Focus Group Gets “Zin” Crushed!

Over a dozen new winemakers experienced the rush of the crush last Saturday! Turning Cellar Master Henry Wilkinson’s driveway into a crushpad, participants of the Beginner’s Varietal Focus Group got a taste of what it’s like to crush 1 1/2 tons.  The Zinfandel was sourced from Amador Cellars in Plymouth, and immediately after crushing, came in…

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June 20, 2012 Meeting – Varietal Focus Groups

The SHW Club spent a wonderful evening sharing our experiences in making Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, and Portz within our club varietal focus groups.  We also recognized the June Jubilee Best of Show winners Donna Brown, Neil Shleffar, and Rex Johnston.  Rex Johnson and Steve Barrett described their winnings at the 2012 International…