Mark Your Calendars! South African Wines

We might be skipping ahead a little but we wanted to get on your calendar especially for Wednesday, November 19.

That’s the evening of SHW’s last monthly meeting for 2014 and we have much to share with you.  (No technical meeting in December – we’re partying on December 14 instead!)

  • Election of 2015 SHW officers – you’ll help decide the Club’s leadership team for next year.  Interested in running for office?  Click on the newsletter link below for more info.
  • Evaluation of members’ sparkling, fruit, dessert and port wines – bring in your bubblies, sweets and fortifieds for evaluation.  Evaluator TBA.
  • Travelogue – Barbara Bentley and Rex Johnston have stories, pictures and wines to share from their recent South Africa trip.  Come prepared to enjoy the sights of South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe and enjoy the wines they found for us in the wine regions near Cape Town.  Don’t miss this unique presentation and tasting!

Working backwards, the October 16 meeting features Dr. Hildegard Heymann, distinguished professor with UC Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology.  Dr. Heymann will lead a discussion on wine sensory analysis.

The September 17 meeting is the tasting of gold medal winners (your wines that earned gold in 2014 wine competitions) and wines from the 2013 varietal focus groups.

Detailed information on these and remaining 2014 SHW events, including the Holiday Party, can be found in the September 2014 newsletter.