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Bob Peak’s September 20, 2017 Fermentation Presentation

Wow!  What a fun night exploring and tasting some of the many foods and beverages created by fermentation!   Some of you have asked for Bob Peak’s PowerPoint presentation.  Bob’s generously shared it with SHW.  The presentation it can be found on the bottom of the  Mentors and Speaker Resources page under the Member Resources tab…

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Sacramento Bee Highlights Home Wine Making and SHW

At this year’s SHW’s Winemaking 101 workshop on July 22, Carolyn Wilke, Scacramento Bee’s science reporter, stayed cool as she busily interviewed the WM 101 crew, simultaneously asking questions and writing responses in her notebook.  The result is a well-rounded piece on the multi-faceted aspects of home winemaking – part science, part technical support, and all…

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Rick Kushman Talks SHW on NPR Cap Radio’s Insight Program

Rick Kushman, communications strategist for E&J Gallo, is a New York Times best selling author and an award winning journalist.  Rick is also the chief judge for the California State Fair commercial and home wine competitions. His “Kushman by the Bottle” is a monthly segment heard on NPR / Cap Radio’s Insight hosted by Beth Ruyak. …

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Bob’s World of Wine – Portuguese Grapes

Bob Peak, partner with Santa Rosa’s The Beverage People and a guest speaker at SHW’s meetings,  writes “Bob’s World of Wine,” a wine-related blog published on WineMaker magazine’s web site. His latest blog post talks about the small acreage of Portuguese varietals planted in California. Bob was delighted to discover that SHW members Carol Clark…

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WineMaker Magazine Wants Your Gadgets and Innovations

Contact Dawson Raspuzzi at dawson@byo.com. WineMaker magazine is looking for home wine innovations for the Cellar Dwellers section of the magazine.  Some of you brought your bright ideas to the August meeting and some didn’t make it through the doors that evening.  If you would like WineMaker magazine to consider your invention or adaptation to share with…

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Steve Tankersley’s Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos Recipe

We swooned over them at the Jubilee and sought out the cook who brought the cheese-filled bacon-wrapped jalapenos. Member Steve Tankersley fessed up – he’s the one who’s been playing around with these hot little guys.  He said he got the original recipe off the Internet where they’re known as Atomic Buffalo Turds or ABTs.  Steve…