Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hello Vignerons, Vintners, and ALL~!!!~

Our May 22, 2013  (Wednesday) FBV meeting will be held at Bob Bowles Community Center in Barnardsville at 6:30 PM.


From Asheville Take 19-23 (or new I-26) north past Weaverville. Take the right onto exit 15 (197 Jupiter - Barnardsville) exit and take a right at the bottom of the ramp to Barnardsville (about 8 miles). 
In Barnardsville the Old Fire House is directly across from the Post Office. Meeting is upstairs, entrance on the side.

The May "Educational Session" will be: 
"Home and Winery Wine Testing procedures with the Vinmetrica SC-300 Wine Analyzer and Professional Lab Set"
Presented by Tom Mincarelli  Owner of "Eagles' Nest" Micro-Home Winery & Vineyard Eagles' Nest link

How to quickly, accurately and economically determine:

SO2 (Free and Total)
Malic Acid data for ending Malolactic Fermentation safely and for best results.
How to read and use pipette's and burette's.
Safe handling of acids and reagents.
What to do once I have data with my wine/must with accurate calculations and adjustments.

To all French Broad Vigneron members,
We are now accepting officer nominations for the 2013-2014 year.

If you would like to serve as an officer or would want someone in a particular office please submit the name or names to any of the current officers or submit it in person at the May meeting.
The officer positions and responsibilities are as follows:
President--- Running and setting the meeting agenda. Setting up the meeting location each month.
V.P. of public relations---The public face of the group. Relays and sends out correspondence to members and potential members and stays in contact with our outside interests.
V.P. of education --- Responsible for setting up our monthly education sessions.
Treasurer --- Responsible for the monetary part of our group, checkbook, bank account etc.
Secretary --- Keeps notes of meeting and post them on our blog.
Final vote on positions will be held at our June meeting and new officers will assume their roles beginning July 1st.
Thank you for your thoughts and time on this matter.

Alan Staton
President, French Broad Vignerons

Our meetings are usually simple:
1- Business starts at ~ 6:45 PM.
2- Educational sessions are presented by a variety of experts usually in the wine and grape industry.
3- If you want a wine that you make or like to be evaluated or judged... bring some along with your favorite red or white wine glasses.
4- Pot-luck dinner is always optional if you want to stay and get to know us.

If you are not a FBV member you can still attend as a guest for two free meetings....hopefully you will want to join and become a FBV member!
Annual membership dues are only $25!

If you would like to host a meeting with the FBV at your location we would like to hear from you!

For more information or to make reservations/arrangements: 
Contact Chuck Blethen-VP of Public Relations @:  Chuck's email link

Cheers soon~!!!~ Tom Mincarelli

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