CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED WINES TO THE 40TH ANNUAL U.S. AMATEUR COMPETITION!
NEARLY 300 ENTRIES WERE JUDGED AND THE FINAL RESULTS ARE HERE!
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A special thanks to Matt Lester for safeguarding the entries, Jon Umhey for recruiting judges and finalizing the results. Thanks also to Dave Lustig for organizing the judging panels and other actions befitting the role of club guru. There are too many other people to thank at this time. Feel free to contact with any questions.
Medals and judging sheets will be sent via US mail after the January 9th Cellarmasters meeting.
Whether you’re a long-time member of our club or just starting to think about wine, this is the place to find out about upcoming events and learn how to make your own wine.
December 5th: Post Crush Clinic 6pm-9pm
Last year, we tried a post-crush clinic on what would have been a meeting night at the Shop. The result was 70 samples tested for ML completeness, TA and ph. Our crew of techs are offering the same service again this year for $5 per sample payable at the meeting. RSVP required with number of samples to be tested. We want to make sure an adequate supply of materials are on hand. Normal potluck rules but finger foods strongly encouraged.
RSVP to Gregg Smith at email@example.com
Meeting Information - First up, if you’re new to wine or home winemaking, don’t feel intimidated. We’re a pretty friendly bunch. Our regular club meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Home Wine, Beer and Cheese Making Shop, 22836 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. It’s a potluck and we usually have a food theme, so bring a dish to share and a bottle or two of wine, homemade or commercial. We usually have a speaker and/or a tasting. Either way, if you’ve got some wine that isn’t tasting quite the way you think it should, feel free to bring some along and let our wine gurus help you figure out what’s going on with it. Board meetings – oops, we mean Planning Parties – are a great way to get involved in making all our great events happen. The Board part may be a little misleading because the meetings are open to anyone interested in helping out. And the party part means that these meetings are not spelled B-O-R-E-D.This meeting is where the rubber meets the road for the rest of the year’s events. The competition and the Cellarbration are the areas of discussion. It won’t be too late to get involved as we close out a busy and fun year and look forward to a 2014 to remember. Join us! The trouble starts as close to 8pm as possible.
Membership Information - For information on how to join the club or to pay your dues online, please go to our Cellarmasters Membership page.
Newsletter - Our latest newsletter and some of our past ones can be downloaded on our Newsletter page.