November 18 Meeting – Wines and More

SHW’s November 18 meeting is hopping!

Vote for your leaders.  SHW’s Annual Meeting is in November.  This is when you elect the incoming year’s leadership team – president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, membership chair, and 3 members-at-large.  Show up to the meeting or someone might throw your name in the ring and because you have a wide fan base, you just might get the necessary votes!  Nominees for these positions thus far are listed in the November Grapevine.

Sunshine your sweets, bubblies, and fortifieds.  Kurt Burris, winemaker and sales guy (including Camino’s Madroña Vineyards) is planning to taste and evaluate your port, fruit, dessert, and sparkling wines.  Please bring two 75o ml bottles for all to taste.

Share your best.  If your wine(s) earned gold, double gold or “best of …” this year and you still have some left, please bring two 750 ml bottles to the meeting for tasting.  Continue to be recognized for your outstanding winemaking abilities!

See how you stack up.  If you were a part of the 2014 primitivo or/and petite sirah varietal focus groups, please bring two 750 ml bottles for tasting.  You’ll be amazed how the same grapes harvested at same time but vinified by various winemakers can taste so different!

Make your reservations for SHW’s Holiday Party.  The annual dinner and fundraiser is on Sunday, December 13.  We appreciate your generosity by donating an item and also by participating at the fundraiser.  Party reservation form:  2015 SHW Holiday Party Announcement Reservations.  To make donations:  Judy Pinegar, and 916 224-6742.  For more party info:  Fred Millar, 916 576-9596.

Bring 2 wine glasses to this meeting for your use.  We appreciate your help cleaning up after the meeting.  Contact VP Bruce Currie for more meeting info: and 916 448-4244..