Old Aug 15, 19, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
I had another thought about a theme, and welcome discussion.

New York wines.

New York State has 2 wine regions. The most well known is the Finger Lakes, located in central NY. Lots of local producers making a variety of white and some reds. Most of the whites are riesling variations, from dry to sweet and everything in between. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_Lakes_AVA

The Long Island wine region (mostly the north shore of LI) is also known for whites and some reds. https://www.newyorkwines.org/wine-regions/long-island and https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtne.../#35998967434f

I realize that many New York wines may not be available where you live. That said, you can pick up a bottle when you arrive in NYC, as we have plenty of wine shops where you can purchase NY wines. To keep it simple, wines should be start at $25.00 (exception for 2020) and go up to whatever you want to bring. As usual, Champagne and sweet after dinner wines are welcome.

We've never done a tasting of local wines. Maybe this idea can work.

dh
Sounds like a no go for me. It is a lovely idea for a themed specialty wine dinner, but IM(nsh)O, not for a Wine Do. Adding to this, how are we going to walk around and pour the wine we brought? What shall we say? "The guy at the shop this afternoon said this was really good." Or perhaps "Dan sent a link, I picked it from the list."

In additional to my primary reasons for not liking this idea (i.e., the above, the departure from a hodgepodge of informality, that I could always attend a more structured wine dinner, etc.), we could end up with a bunch of the same. How do you announce your wine when you're shopping for it hours before the dinner?

My 2.5.

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