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12th Annual WineDo - Sunday June 2, 2019 NYC - North Square (4 seats available)

12th Annual WineDo - Sunday June 2, 2019 NYC - North Square (4 seats available)

Old May 22, 19, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
If I may add my 2¢, no matter what, the Prager Royal Escort Port will make you my new (at least temporary) best friend.
HPN-HRL will have all of us as his best friend after we taste the Prager.
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Old May 22, 19, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
If I may add my 2¢, no matter what, the Prager Royal Escort Port will make you my new (at least temporary) best friend.
That is extremely high praise coming from someone who (IIRC) is not all that into Port...
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Old May 22, 19, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by HPN-HRL View Post
That is extremely high praise coming from someone who (IIRC) is not all that into Port...
His (well, his family's, RIP), ports are in another class. And by another, I mean more like different than better or worse. I stumbled (figuratively) in his once humble little shed when I saw a sign off of Highway 29, on a little driveway next to Sutter Home, somewhere in the mid 1980s, and was a regular for several years. While I haven't been in years (as I avoid that valley unless there's a specific event), about a year and a half ago I opened a 1995 Royal Escort at Thanksgiving. It was lovely.

Not that you need much more of a nudge, but your proffered selection will provide the opportunity for the crowd to taste something quite distinctive in style, and not in wide circulation, not to mention the new best friends you'll have. While 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is worthy of friendship, and a close one at that, it is too widely distributed to be worthy of best friendship (no matter how temporary).
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Old May 26, 19, 6:24 am
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Update

Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
4 seats available (May 26).

dhammer53 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne
KathyWdrf 2006 Taittinger Champagne " " " " "
Austin787 2006 Taittinger Champagne " " " " " " "
EastBay1K 2015 Kuentz-Bas Geisberg Alsace Grand Cru
FlyinHawaiian 2012 Schloss Gobelsburg Tradition Riesling.
Calcifer 2012 Schloss " ' ' ' '
Violist """"""
Bob W 2009 Columbia Winery Peninsula Red Willow Vineyard
Frantic + Monitor
GrjApp 2015 B.Leighton Gratitude
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owlwoman 2015 Dönnhoff Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling trocken
FlyerStef +1 2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Twins Vineyard
HPN-HRL 2005 Prager Royal Escort Port
Viridianne +1 2001Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon
Thomas (my wine board friend)

Edit All in cost is $xx.xx That's everything. Dinner, coffee, soda, tax, and tip.
The wine list has been updated. I have to confirm the final count by Wednesday, so if you know anyone else that's interested, now's the time. The cost of dinner was based on 24 attendees. The additional cost will be approximately $3.00 - $3.50.

Dan

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Old May 26, 19, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
The wine list has been updated. I have to confirm the final count by Wednesday, so if you know anyone else that's interested, now's the time. The cost of dinner was based on 24 attendees. The additional cost will be approximately $3.00 - $3.50.

Dan
If my math is correct, we have 9 excellent wines on offer already. Very Nice!!!
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Old May 26, 19, 10:57 pm
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Will we start at the usual time of 6 PM? (I haven't found the actual start time posted in this thread....)
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Old May 27, 19, 9:32 am
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As of May 30 late evening NYC time, there are 20 attendees.

If there are 20 attendees, the final extra cost is $4.00.

We're very lucky with this WineDo as I do not have to guarantee anything. If someone can't make it, we don't pay for them. Since North square is understanding, I'm able to refund your money.

<Rant> I know that things come up. Life happens. Business meetings happen. I happen to be in ATL the last couple of days. Here's what I would expect to hear from someone that drops out last minute... Hey Dan, I can't make it. If you could send me a refund it would be appreciated; oh, and hey, if you need an extra few dollars to cover the extra tip, that's ok. I don't like ranting on these threads. Anyone that organizes DO's knows it's a labor of love. Aggravation goes with the territory, and organizers know this. The particular WineDo has had multiple comings and goings this year. yeah I know. Stuff happens. <end Rant>.

As the list stands on May 30 late evening, we're 20 for dinner. Please bring an extra $4.00 to cover the tip.

Thank you.

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Old May 27, 19, 4:42 pm
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In honor of serfty, who could not be here for the DO, frantic is bringing a bottle of the Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2012 which was one of the house gifts he brought along last winter when he came up for a football game. Our Aussie friend will be proud to have this group taste it and it promises to a fine comparison between it and the Red Willow, one of our long-time favorites, that BOB W is bringing. In the unusual absence of any Rieslings in my stash, I will bring another of those Columbia Valley Bordeaux style red blends that we have been talking about, a Bookwalter Conflict 2015.
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Old May 28, 19, 7:01 pm
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Updated Wine List 5/28

Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
3 seats available (May 28).

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dhammer53 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne
KathyWdrf 2006 Taittinger Champagne " " " " "
Austin787 2006 Taittinger Champagne " " " " " " "
EastBay1K 2015 Kuentz-Bas Geisberg Alsace Grand Cru
FlyinHawaiian 2012 Schloss Gobelsburg Tradition Riesling.
Calcifer 2012 Schloss " ' ' ' '
Violist """ """ """
Bob W 2009 Columbia Winery Peninsula Red Willow Vineyard
Frantic 2012 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz
Monitor 2015 Bookwalter Conflict
GrjApp 2015 B.Leighton Gratitude
thewayofthefuture +1
owlwoman 2015 Dönnhoff Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling trocken
FlyerStef +1 2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Twins Vineyard
HPN-HRL 2005 Prager Royal Escort Port
Viridianne +1 2001Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon
Thomas (my wine board friend) 85 BV Reserve. A half btl. of Yalumba Muscat Reserve, nonvintage, from the 70's.
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Edit All in cost is $89.30. That's everything. Dinner, coffee, soda, tax, and tip. As of today, bring an extra $3.00 to cover the server cost.

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Old May 28, 19, 7:11 pm
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If you haven't purchased your wine yet, we can use more Champagne, Riesling, and or an after dinner wine.
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Old May 30, 19, 8:45 pm
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As of May 30 late evening NYC time, there are 20 attendees.

The final extra cost is $4.00.

We're very lucky with this WineDo as I don't have to guarantee anything. If someone can't make it, we don't pay for them. Since North Square is understanding, I'm able to refund your money.

<Rant> I know that things come up. Life happens. Business meetings happen. I happen to be in ATL the last couple of days. Here's what I would expect to hear from someone that drops out last minute... Hey Dan, I can't make it. If you could send me a refund it would be appreciated; oh, and hey, if you need an extra few dollars to cover the extra tip, that's ok. I don't like ranting on these threads. Anyone that organizes DO's knows it's a labor of love. Aggravation goes with the territory, and organizers know this. This particular WineDo has had multiple comings and goings this year. Yeah I know. Stuff happens. <end Rant>.

As the list stands on May 30 late evening, we're 20 for dinner. Please bring an extra $4.00 to cover the tip.

Thank you.
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Old May 31, 19, 5:43 am
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I am sure you have lots of lovely things in your cellar, but if you’re not in the mood to schlep we could take a 3rd person on our bottle.
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Old May 31, 19, 9:44 am
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Because everyone should sample interesting wine, even one never heard of, I am also bringing a bottle of Blue Ox Wine Company 2018 "Persona" Cabernet Pfeffer. (It is a Riesling or a Red )

https://blueoxwineco.orderport.net/p...bernet-Pfeffer

What is Cabernet Pfeffer? It might be Gros Verdot. And it might not be. It comes from Berkeley's newest winery (but fear not, another is opening this summer). Blue Ox is also the only one around making méthode champenoise bubbles, and they happen to be quite decent at an excellent price point. No, not on commission there, just trying to expose the tasty product of a couple of nice, hardworking guys (who met while working at Broc Cellars, down the street), to the wine drinking public. Enjoy (or don't)! 2 barrels made. Already sold out.
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Old May 31, 19, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
Because everyone should sample interesting wine, even one never heard of, I am also bringing a bottle of Blue Ox Wine Company 2018 "Persona" Cabernet Pfeffer. (It is a Riesling or a Red )

https://blueoxwineco.orderport.net/p...bernet-Pfeffer

What is Cabernet Pfeffer? It might be Gros Verdot. And it might not be. It comes from Berkeley's newest winery...
Where do they grow this Cabernet Pfeffer?

OOPs. Found it in the link above. Those winemakers think it makes delicious wine so thank you for bringing it for us who would never otherwise see it.

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