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Wines and Steins

 Fostering home wine and beer making and the art of tastings

Monthly Membership Meeting August 4, 2017

  • 08/04/2017
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • American Legion Hall, Templeton, CA

Program for August 4th

Our guest speaker for our August meeting will be Brenda Baker of Baker Labs.  This is perfect timing as we move through the growing season to learn more about the grape juice and wine testing services provided by Baker Labs.

Dr. Brenda Baker earned the title of TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) Certified Chemist in December 2002 and has been analyzing wine and juice for an ever expanding customer base since. Dr. Baker earned her Doctorate in Biochemistry from Colorado State University in 1992 with an emphasis on protein chemistry, and taught Chemistry at the University level at Colorado State University, University of Colorado and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Baker Wine & Grape Analysis offers a variety of analysis services and is open to special requests. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us as our available analyses goes beyond what is listed here.

Chemical Analysis of Wine & Juice

Microbial Analysis of Wine & Juice

Beer & Distilled Spirits



5:30 Meeting Setup
6:00-6:30 Happy Hour and Check-in
6:30-7:00 Business Meeting
7:00-7:30 Presentation
7:30-7:45 Food prep & ready
7:45 Potluck Dinner line opens- eat & visit @ your leisure, clean your area as you finish. Leave your table & chairs until...
9:00-9:30 Collective Clean Up


We will have a brief business meeting. Please contact President Tom Johnson (email if you have an item for discussion.

2017 Dues: Please remember that the 2017 membership dues have been increased to $45. 

The popular 50:50 raffle will be conducted by Leslie Cruzen.

Dinner: Please bring a dish to share (6+ servings) – Appetizer, Salad, Side dish, Main dish, Dessert

Beverage: Please bring a bottle to share at the open bar table.  If you can spare and extra bottle for our equipment storage unit trade, it would be much appreciated.

Guests: Members are encouraged to bring guests and potential new members.

Thank you to our Hosts Johna and Mike DeBellis  and CoHosts  Ralph and Paula Byrd for setting up and closing the facility. 

Host and CoHost Schedule

Host and CoHost Responsibilities

Don’t forget your name badge. If you need another please contact Marty Toussaint at

Be sure to check the Wines and Steins website for more information about our organization: Wines and Steins website                       

President - Mike Ferree
Webmaster - Karen Wall

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