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In Search Of: Equipment?

Remember that one of your club benefits is the use of the club crusher stemmer, basket press and filter. You need to call ahead to reserve and return (sparkling clean) promptly. Also you must have signed a Release Form (filed with Gin Yang, Membership Chair) and should be trained on the use (attendance at Winemaking…

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2012 Zinfandel Varietal Focus Group for Beginning and Novice Winemakers

Please contact Henry Wilkinson at hbwilkinson@jps.net and 916 997-3056. Cellar Master Henry Wilkinson and Membership Co-Chair Gin Yang are co-mentoring a varietal focus group designed for beginning and barely beginning winemakers.  The varietal is zinfandel, sourced from Amador Cellars.  Group participants will learn to make zinfandel with approximately 120 lbs. of grapes, yielding a minimum of 5 gallons of finished…