GENCO was formed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and to promote viticulture and production of quality wine within the membership. We share information on experiences, successes, failures, and pitfalls in making wine and conduct tastings of member wines for evaluation and enjoyment.
At each meeting we explore a subject of particular interest to our members regarding home winemaking or grape growing. We have an open discussion at some meetings and at others we have a knowledgeable guest speaker. We share in the purchase of winemaking supplies (bottles, corks, carboys, supplies, etc.) to obtain larger lots for better pricing.
GENCO meets once a month in or near Healdsburg. The group shares ideas, problems, and wine, and is not only informative, but fun. We have beginner and experienced winemakers. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about GENCO, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elias McDonald
Next meeting is Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 1 wine glasses
Speaker: Bruce Hagen
Topic: Discussing Reduced Wines, Then Judgement of GENCO-Part II
During the winemaking process, wines can accumulate volatile sulfur compounds. These are the compounds largely responsible for the olfactory defect known as ‘reduction.' A condition characterized of oxygen that can also have a detrimental effect on wine development and quality. The nose of a wine that is reduced is unpleasant - smelling of anything from burning rubber to off-cabbage. Tonight's discussion will add to your the winemaking knowledge base by understanding what is happening to your wine, recognizing the aromas and knowing what to do if you believe your wine is reduced.
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