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If this sounds familiar, it is the same subject we wanted to cover last year, but cancelled due to lack of response. This time, we will definitely go ahead with the meeting for all who can make it.

How does acidity affect the taste of your wine? What characteristics of a wine contribute to its ability to age well? How does a wine’s pH affect spoilage, successful Malolactic Fermentation and flavor components? Can you always estimate a wine’s pH by knowing its acidity? Should you invest in a good pH meter if you’re serious about your wine? What can the winemaker do to achieve desired wine chemistry?

Well, there’s the science and then again, there’s experience, and I’ll bet our club members have numerous opinions on this subject. The last few years have produced grapes with some interesting chemistry, so this might be a good time to hear some opinions on these critical components of your wine and future grapes you may have to deal with. Come out and share your thoughts, do a little tasting and go home knowing a little bit more about this very important aspect of wine making.

When: Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 6:00 - 8:00PM. Open to all club members and potential members.

Where: Mazzitelli Home • 18902 NE 150th St. • Woodinville 98072 • (425) 881-3571   http://g.co/maps/qen89

Now’s a good time to talk with others you know who may have indicated their interest in wine making, and invite them to attend. I’d also encourage any club members to bring a bottle of one of your wines that you are anxious to share, or one that you would like some other opinions on.

We’ll have some wine friendly foods to share, so please send $5 per person to help offset the costs. You can send a check to either Fred Mazzitelli (18902 NE 150th St., Woodinville, WA 98072) or Haynes Arnett MS: 0L-67. Please respond to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by    Jan 27, indicating how many will be with you, so we can have a good idea on how many to expect.

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you at our first Wine Meeting of 2012!

Fred Mazzitelli (BEEWBC, V.P. Wine)