October is American Cheese Month!


October is American Cheese Month!  We are celebrating with our Mozzarella and Ricotta kits on sale for only $19.95 in store and online - use coupon code "Cheese Month 2014" for online orders, on sale until October 31, 2014.  We are also offering our Cheesemaking Fundamentals Classes again starting in November, see details below or sign up online.
Please note - Curds and Wine will close EARLY at 3 pm on Friday October 31st - Happy Halloween!

Cheesemaking Fundamentals Classes in November

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Join us at Curds and Wine to learn how easy and rewarding it is to make your own cheeses at home! In our Cheesemaking Fundamentals Class you will learn the fundamental processes behind fresh cheesemaking as well as the techniques for making pressed cheeses and aged cheeses such as cheddar, gouda, and camembert. We will make fromage blanc, ricotta, and queso fresco, and demonstrate the processes involved in making feta, swiss-style cheeses and mold-ripened cheeses such as camembert/brie-style and blue cheeses. We will have samples of the various styles of cheeses you can make at home from Venissimo, as well as other refreshments. Finally, you will receive a packet with a recipe booklet to make the cheeses from the class as well as basic supplies to get you started with your cheesemaking. You will also receive a 10% discount coupon.

Class size is limited to 18 participants. Ticket holders ONLY admitted to class.

Purchase tickets online:
Saturday November 8, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm
Thursday November 13, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm
Saturday November 15, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm


Winemakers' Seminar: "Common Wine Faults" on Saturday October 18th, 1 - 3 pm

sdaws-logo-300 2In association with San Diego Amateur Winemakers' Society, Curds and Wine will be hosting bi-monthly home winemakers' seminars. These seminars are held every even numbered month on the third weekend at 1 pm. Seminars are given by Lum Eisenman, a winemaking guru that we are lucky to have in the San Diego area. Lum will share his expertise on various winemaking techniques and issues. This month Lum will discuss "Common Wine Faults".

These seminars are free, but limited to 20 people. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP online here.


RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity and Winexpert Limited edition 2014/2015 releases announced!

Year to year, no two grape crops are the same. So each year, RJ Spagnols and Winexpert offer home winemakers an exclusive selection of outstanding wine kits, developed to feature the best results from grape harvests around the world.  Due to the nature of these kits, they are only available in limited quantities, and must be pre-ordered by Sunday November 16, 2014 to reserve your wine kit.  You can preorder your wine kits online to ensure availability through the links below.
RJS RQ 2015
RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity:
December 2014 Release
South Africa Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc $138.95
Chile Cabernet Merlot $145.95

April 2015 Release
Spain Vino Blanco $138.95
Italy Aglianico $145.95
WE LE14 set
Winexpert Limited Editions:
January 2015 Release
February 2015 Release
March 2015 Release
April 2015 Release
Italian Super Tuscan with Grape Pack $165.95

Order yours today!  Don't forget to get in your pre-order by Sunday 11/16/14 to guarantee availabiity
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New Item: Hygrometer for Cheese Lockers

hygrometerMonitoring humidity in your cheese locker is critical for proper affinage of your homemade cheeses.  We now carry basic hygrometers so you can keep an eye on that important part of your cheese making process.  Available in store or online for $19.95 at Curds and Wine.  We also have calibration kits for $14.95 to check the accuracy of your hygrometers.


Cork Recycling

Bring your used corks to Curds and Wine for recycling by local companies!  All types welcome, natural or synthetic.



Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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*Curds and Wine will close early at 3 pm on Friday 10/31/14*


Curds and Wine is San Diego's Experience - Education - Entertainment headquarters for all of your winemaking and cheese making needs!  We have all the supplies you need to make your own wine or cheese at home, and are here to help you out along the way.  In addition, you can make your wine on site at Curds and Wine -- use our equipment, we'll clean up after each winemaking step and store your wine in a temperature-controlled environment until you are ready to bottle it.  You can also make personalized labels for your wine or cheese and print it at the shop!  In addition, we have winemaking equipment rentals available as well as wine chemistry testing, and cheesemaking classes.  Check the website for the schedule.