We’re looking forward to a very special Holiday Party this year on Thursday, December 15th at Ponderosa Hall. Al Schafer, our Social Coordinator is finalizing the arrangements, and we’re expecting an excellent turnout for our final get-together of the year. As last year, Emily’s Catering will be providing delicious food for the evening. Check the…
After the business meeting, we plan a session to discuss this crazy harvest. Let’s call it “Tales from the Crush Pad”. What were your yields? How did the class go for new winemakers? And what about the group buy. I heard grapes were running low…did you get enough?
Does that taste sweet?
The focus at our October 27th SWGGA meeting will be upon residual sugar (RS) and acidity (TA). Residual sugar is what is left after fermentation has completed, and when you taste sweet in wine, this is what you’re tasting.
We are meeting at Diane Houston’s Red Paws Vineyard in Chicago Park on Thursday, September 15th at 6 PM. Pizza and salad will be provided. We ask that you let us know in advance that you’re coming; and that you cough up $5 per person as a copay. Pay at the door, but, you must RSVP!
SWGGA member Randy Newsome enjoys Burgundy and has a few bottles kicking it in his cellar. He has graciously offered to give us a guided tour and tasting of the region.
The July meeting is getting closer. It will be at Avanguardia Winery, a little out in the country. This winery features Italian and other unique varieties, more often blended than not. Many of his wines will be new to you (unless you’ve visited before).
Hal Hanifl will be our Guest Speaker in May.
Hal is the new wine maker for Nevada City Winery, filling the shoes of Mark Foster who retired last year. Hal has a lot of experience making all types of wine, with stints in Austria, Washington State and in the Napa/ Sonoma area.
He has definite ideas on the varieties and the styles of wine that he plans to make, and we’re sure he will share his ideas with us.
Of course he plans to bring a few bottles along for a wine tasting that will be a springboard to talk about wine. Yes, it’s another meeting ‘all about wine’!
Just a reminder that we will be having a SWGGA General Meeting by Zoom this evening at 7:00 PM. The invitation is below.
Program: John Gilman, Proprietor of New West Wine Co, will talk about his wines, his approach to wine selection, and how he got “into” wine in the first place. This will be a gentle interview by myself, taking place in John’s shop, with the usual Q&A afterwards. The wine shop is located in the Holbrooke Hotel, but access is from Main Street in Grass Valley.
We hope to see you then.