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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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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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Lake County Wineries Take Top Awards at American Fine Wine Competition

SHW Member David Hicks shares honors earned by Lake County wineries at the American Fine Wine Competition held in southern Florida. David would like to add a note regarding Sol Rouge Winery (one of the article’s main subjects) “…Bryan Kane’s winery is actually on Treasure Island along with 11 others.  It’s a wonderful and unusual…

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Cresci Vineyard – Sacramento Bee Article

Long time Sacramento Home Winemakers members Gerald and Nellie Cresci were featured in an August 29, 2012 Sacramento Bee article.  Authored by wine writer and judge, Mike Dunne, the article highlights Cresci Vineyard grapes and the appellation-appropriate varietals grown on the vineyard since 1983.  The grapes, lovingly tended by the Crescis, produce award winning wines for…