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Jul 25, 17, 7:50 am
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

So I'm guessing we won't ever get to see that...

So I'm guessing we won't ever get to see that list of fine restaurants
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

I would recommend Virgin Gorda in the BVI. ...

I would recommend Virgin Gorda in the BVI. There are really nice rental homes in either Spring Bay or Nail Bay. Emphasis on beautiful swimmable beaches, and not much nightlife other than some...
Jul 22, 17, 9:13 pm
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

Not far from the JW, but in a noticeably more...

Not far from the JW, but in a noticeably more upscale street is the Plaza Athenee on Wireless Road. Also a short walk to the BTS, and you won't pass any red light district or cross any dangerous...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 20, 17, 10:31 am
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

Both are very good wineries, but IMHO, each...

Both are very good wineries, but IMHO, each believes in selling their wines at the higher end of what they are worth, as opposed to offering value for the dollar. I've not tasted at either of them,...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 19, 17, 5:06 am
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

An even better plan might be to go both north and...

An even better plan might be to go both north and south on the Silverado Trail, skipping Highway 29 completely (except, perhaps, to hit one of the big wineries (BV, Mondavi, or Beringer). The...
Jul 16, 17, 9:24 am
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

Why "WOW!!!"? I'd surmise that a majority of...

Why "WOW!!!"? I'd surmise that a majority of people who have any familiarity with Coulter feel that way about her.
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 15, 17, 11:12 am
Replies: 83
Views: 8,119
Posted By DeweyCheathem

But the point is, those small family wineries...

But the point is, those small family wineries won't be any of the ones that that the OP and his girlfriend have heard of or bought in their local wine shop. Not that they won't be fine - they just...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 15, 17, 9:19 am
Replies: 83
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

The thing is, that is the main reason that I and...

The thing is, that is the main reason that I and others here recommended Sonoma rather than Napa. Nowadays' the vast majority of Napa's wineries and dining establishments fall into one of two...
Forum: Argentina
Jul 11, 17, 11:29 pm
Replies: 9
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

If the AEP flight is on Aerolineas, the last...

If the AEP flight is on Aerolineas, the last adieu might be of a more permanent variety.
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 11, 17, 7:07 pm
Replies: 83
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

V. Sattui may occasionally make a good or even a...

V. Sattui may occasionally make a good or even a very good wine (even a broken clock is right twice a day, and any vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley is bound to yield some quality grapes), but...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 10, 17, 10:41 am
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

The $10 tastings in Napa are strictly either at...

The $10 tastings in Napa are strictly either at tourist trap wineries like V. Sattui, or the generic low end stuff in huge crowded tasting rooms at big commercial operations like BV and Robert...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 9, 17, 1:14 pm
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

As I said, if you are dead set on Napa, at least...

As I said, if you are dead set on Napa, at least avoid doing it on a weekend. I can't think of a less enjoyable winery visiting experience than doing the Napa Valley on a Saturday. You won't be...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 8, 17, 8:51 pm
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Views: 8,119
Posted By DeweyCheathem

I wasn't aware that the OP's reservation was not...

I wasn't aware that the OP's reservation was not cancelable. Assuming it can be changed, it's never too late to swap out a touristy stay in Napa with a much more amenable one in Sonoma. It's not...
Forum: San Francisco
Jul 8, 17, 12:50 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 8,119
Posted By DeweyCheathem

I would omit the "as well". Sonoma is in almost...

I would omit the "as well". Sonoma is in almost every way a more pleasant wine touring experience than Napa nowadays, unless you are looking for a "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" experience, and...
Jul 2, 17, 3:24 pm
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

After reading through this entire thread, and...

After reading through this entire thread, and being underwhelmed by the concept, I must say that I am surprised to be the first to state this:

"We don't need no stinkin' badges"
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 26, 17, 5:32 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

Personally, I was hoping for something centered...

Personally, I was hoping for something centered around MUCH better wines than I would ever expect to get on an airplane - not the least reason why being, I will either need to drive an entire day in...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 25, 17, 2:12 pm
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Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

BTW, that DRC La Tache is being offered at a...

BTW, that DRC La Tache is being offered at a "bargain" price, so I wouldn't let it linger on the shelf if I really wanted it. Most shops that actually offered such a bottle would be selling it for...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 25, 17, 11:58 am
Replies: 107
Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

Generally speaking, the entry fee into these sort...

Generally speaking, the entry fee into these sort of things is, in addition to one's equitable share of the overall expense, it's to bring one or two bottles that are as worthy as the rest. Of...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 24, 17, 11:52 am
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Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

One alternative is to book a block of rooms (on...

One alternative is to book a block of rooms (on the order of 10-20) at a hotel along with a small conference room for the event. That way the hotel gets a known chunk of business sufficient to...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 24, 17, 9:14 am
Replies: 107
Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

My concern with the Sardine Factory would be how...

My concern with the Sardine Factory would be how amenable they would be to an event where they were not providing at least some significant portion of the wine - would just charging $10 or so corkage...
Forum: Mexico
Jun 23, 17, 10:36 pm
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Posted By DeweyCheathem

Here is my experience in Cabo - I would note that...

Here is my experience in Cabo - I would note that I have rented a car about a half dozen times out of SJD over the past few years, and have now gotten to the point where the entire experience is...
Jun 23, 17, 8:45 pm
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Views: 7,207
Posted By DeweyCheathem

My GF and I (she's a Mexican citizen, I'm an...

My GF and I (she's a Mexican citizen, I'm an American) are planning on staying here in August for a leisure trip. It seems as though the neighborhood is great for dining and nightlife, and the hotel...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 23, 17, 9:24 am
Replies: 107
Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

Any time other than Feb 19-28th (I'll be in Cabo...

Any time other than Feb 19-28th (I'll be in Cabo then) will work for me.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 22, 17, 7:44 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

The contention that big, fruit-forward Napa cabs...

The contention that big, fruit-forward Napa cabs don't age well is a myth perpetrated by folks with an agenda to push favoring old-world wines. I have MANY top tier Napa cabs in my cellar that were...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 21, 17, 10:57 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 10,270
Posted By DeweyCheathem

You left out my favorite Chilean producer,...

You left out my favorite Chilean producer, Matetic. Unlike most Chilean wine producers, who are trying to make $10 wines that compete with $20-30 wines from other places (and by and large...
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