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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 Jun 18, 19, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by mjm View Post
...6. The wine brought should be special to the person bringing it. Sharing the cost detracts from that and makes it about a dollar value and a quantity provided. The quality or contents of the bottle should be the focus. Nobody is incapable of going to a wine shop, describing a price and a style or them and getting great advice.
This is far and away the idea that most applies to this sort of event. Bring a wine that has some meaning to you. You bought it at the winery, someone important gave it to you, it has a special memory to you, The grapes were grown in your neighbor's backyard, or just that the wine guy you talked to in the shop said that it fits your criteria and you need to taste it. Anything like that.
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Old Jul 7, 19, 2:48 pm
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I've read your comments above, and appreciate the thoughts that went into it. The staff at North Square always offers to pour, but I tell them we'll do the pouring. It's a timing issue for them and for us. It's something I'll consider for next year. I do think it's a good idea that whoever brings the wine, pours the wine. That would take a load off.

We'll talk. See you at WD13.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 7:42 am
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Heads up for June 2020.

I have a trade show the previous week, so in 2020, WineDo will be Sunday June 14.
FYI, Father's Day is the week after.

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Old Aug 14, 19, 5:16 pm
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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.

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Old Aug 14, 19, 5:41 pm
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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
Likely extremely educational for most, supports the state economy, and there may be some gems coming out of the Finger Lakes.
Love the idea.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
I had another thought about a theme, and welcome discussion.

New York wines....dh
Since we are up in that direction, can we throw in the Niagara Peninsula?
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Old Aug 15, 19, 12:57 am
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Since we are up in that direction, can we throw in the Niagara Peninsula?
The Canadian wines are a whole different beast, far more sophisticated and worldly. Woud be like a Pro-Am to do that. Thinking long term how about NY wines one year followed by Canadian wines the next and then have a face-off dinner?
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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?

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Old Aug 15, 19, 4:04 pm
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The Canadian wines are a whole different beast, far more sophisticated and worldly. Woud be like a Pro-Am to do that...
Of course. Exactly why I made the suggestion. A couple of winery stops on the Niagara Escarpment to bring back some of that lovely stuff is always tempting.
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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.
I must agree with Eastbay1K. Having no knowledge of the area would make it very difficult for me to choose something worthy and I am afraid in the end it might turn into a one note (or variations on one note) affair. Perhaps we move the venue and make it an "upstate" affair with research of the area included for 2020.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 6:55 am
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I must agree with Eastbay1K. Having no knowledge of the area would make it very difficult for me to choose something worthy and I am afraid in the end it might turn into a one note (or variations on one note) affair. Perhaps we move the venue and make it an "upstate" affair with research of the area included for 2020.
Agreed. I might be up for a Finger Lakes Do, but not a very tightly themed WineDo in NYC.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 9:05 pm
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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.
We've done wines of the Northwest.
We've done Napa.

The only difference with New York wines is they're hard to find outside NY. I understand your concerns, and that of the other attendees so...

...on to the next idea.

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Old Aug 24, 19, 8:32 pm
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I promised someone I would post this article on the Finger Lakes region. A wine friend of mine wrote this article.
Summer 2019 Finger Lakes Tasting Report

Speaking of 2020 themes... Tonight at dinner, with a few local WineDo participants, we talked about a North and South America wine theme.
This is a pretty broad theme, and should satisfy everyone. Thoughts?
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Old Aug 25, 19, 10:41 am
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I promised someone I would post this article on the Finger Lakes region. A wine friend of mine wrote this article.
Summer 2019 Finger Lakes Tasting Report

Speaking of 2020 themes... Tonight at dinner, with a few local WineDo participants, we talked about a North and South America wine theme.
This is a pretty broad theme, and should satisfy everyone. Thoughts?
You mean "American Wines," because it is all America
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Old Aug 26, 19, 12:12 pm
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You mean "American Wines," because it is all America
You must have some New York blood in you.
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