I don’t know what just happened; maybe I took too long to edit my other post. FWIW, we’ve been to “official tastings” in ten (10) states: CA, CO, CT, IL, MI, NV, NY, PA, OH, VA, plus the province of Ontario. For now, I’m defining “official tasting” as an event with wooters other than ourselves, possibly non-wooters as well, gathered for the express purpose of tasting wine, as well as enjoying food and each others’ company. Some of those were convened specifically because someone happened to be in town; for example, when edlada was visiting and we met up with him and chipgreen et al. in PA, or when we were visiting the Sisks and we got to meet a bunch of their friends in CO. We haven’t done a Casemates tasting yet, but I’m prepared to expand my definition once that happens.
@CorTot I can do all those other dates at this point.
The 27th is only a “possibly” out, so if that’s what works best for everybody else then go for that.
All else equal I’d vote for earlier since that leaves more time for more fun!
Can you get Kyle to make an appearance?
It looks like we have a consensus on the date change. It included more people than it excludes.
New date: November 3rd.
Theme: Single vineyard Syrah’s
Food: We will provide a protein and a dessert.
Start time: 5pm.
Where: Glendora, CA
@CorTot@ScottW58 Oh, I have some…but most are either young or are things that we all have plenty of. I try to bring things that a different from normal woot wines to these shindigs! i.e. I could easily bring a Wellington single vineyard, from 2 vineyard options across like 5 vintages each. But don’t we all have all of those at home?
@klezman@ScottW58 If you don’t want to bring the wellingtons then go for something young and decant it before bringing it over. Or just bring anything you want. I like themes but I wont throw you out for not bringing a theme appropriate bottle
@CorTot@MarkDaSpark - I am so sorry, but I will need to drop out. Work plans have shifted, and I’m now going to be on a redeye to Indianapolis on Thursday night. (Amazingly, there actually is a redeye to Indy!) Field exercise that I’m joining in progress.
It’s great to be needed, but I wish I was needed a smidge less…
We are getting a bit closer here and wanted to start firming up some details and a head count.
Start time is 5pm, people tend to trickle in so I’ll put the sandwiches out closer to 6:30-7. Our house isn’t huge so we will more than likely be out in the back. So maybe bring a jacket.
Food: We are providing beef deep sandwiches and dessert or 2.
Wine: I’ll have at least one syrah and a white wine or rose open.
Please bring some sort of food to share and a bottle of wine, the theme is single vineyard syrahs but you don’t have to limit yourself there. My wife drinks mostly white and roses so you cant go wrong with that.
Let me know you’re coming and I’ll whisper the address to you and a phone number.
At least one of us will be there! There’s potential for the little one to join in, although he’s restricted to only sniff the wine (Do let us know if that would pose a problem of any sort and we’ll adjust.)
No idea what we’ll bring…we do tend to like getting random tasty hors d’oeuvre type things that we cook on arrival.
Other important question - who do I have wine for? I still have a case of some HM Zin and a few other goodies. Antidote for Scott. Not sure who gets all the Zin, though.
Sparky and Ron still have wine for me. We can sync up via email.
Just got the shipping notice this morning for my ‘club’ shipment. Not that I’m in the club, but I guess I must have purchased a case of something Paul was holding for me.
4 x 2017 Bearwallow, 4 x 2016 Elevacion, 2 x 2016 Petite, 2 x 2016 Alturas
We had a great time as always! Great to see familiar faces and a few new ones. Beautiful home and awesome hosts! WOTN for me was the 2009 Alturas followed by the Campesino. The rat bottle wasn’t too shabby either!
@CorTot What a great evening. Gracious hosts, interesting company, a beautiful house, and wonderful weather all came together perfectly. I think the Syrah theme worked well, mainly because its such a versatile grape that all the wines were different. Thanks so much.
I wish… although I did make it as far as Chicago for jmdavidson’s recent wine and appetizers party. I have heard rumors that back in the early wine.woot days, some CA wooters actually attended wine events in states other than their own!
Not just CA wooters … Cheron98 went to NoVA/DC, Buffalo, and Chicago. TommyTheCat, hitanykey, @ddeuddeg, and @bahwm also went to some. We might have had a slight competition going on how far and how many.
If I move this event to November 3rd is there anyone who can’t make it?
My previous accounting had shown more people wanted october 27th.
I don’t like excluding people but it’s also impossible to please everyone so bear with me.
Just throwing this out there but are there any cases that were purchased that were never split but anyone who is showing up Saturday wouldn’t mind splitting? Sadly I missed out on wine smith not that i’m implying anything
4 – Baker Lane Syrah for cortot (pay to Ron)
Same for Ron if he is coming
My notes suggest my four of that order go to Klez.
And Klez may still have 4 Harvest Moon Zin I had delivered to him for Cortot, if not already delivered.
Cortot may still have 3 Stillman mixed for Klez.
I’ve got some TO Spaniard to deliver, Klez 3 and Cortot 2
And to Klez 4 WS Meritage (just arrived) and 6 HM RRV PN.
The HM Zin appears to be over-allocated if 4 are for Ron, 4 for me, 4 for Cory, and 2 for Bill. I’m leaving 3 here for Ron and bringing the remaining 5 unless I’m old otherwise. If I need to drop down to three from four, that’s fine…I’ll just swap it to Ron’s pile in that case.