@jasisk Oh, he’d drink as much as we let him! He almost always gets a sniff or two of the night’s wine. Occasionally he gets a drop on my pinky. And if you leave the glass too close it’s done for. So give him some time…he’s only a year old
Ask @WineDavid49 how the kiddo was at the Corison vertical tasting at Tim’s…
@Winedavid49 Forgive my selfishness, but I am wondering if the Remote Launch Party shipping will be timed to coincide with your Launch Party, or if it will be as soon as you can get it out the door after the Kickstarter closes…
I hope it’s the latter, because I am planning on having a local party. I know, I know, I said I was going to keep it all for myself, but there are other people than myself, even here in the wastelands, that are happy about Casemates. I need to know what wines to pull out from my cellar to augment what you send, and what sorts of food items I ought to be ordering (or even making) to go along with it all.
Shrdlu’s work is never done. :-}
(…and thank you for sending me the rest of my port, because you can never have too much Wellington Port)
@rjquillin Saturday would be easier, but if it was Friday afternoon it wouldn’t be too bad. Just a day off work. Fly into oakland, check into hotel, then hit the party. Check out of hotel with very dark glasses on after requesting late checkout, and hop back on plane in Oakland and be home by Sat night. Either way an overnight iv bag would be nice, but that requires checking a bag.
@trifecta despite the drive time, likely others from here may go as well, and I have pick-ups. Always, pick-ups. Guess I should check SW fares, but then there is still local transportation to deal with…
@rjquillin I thought you were the one who recently said you have more money than time… I’m sure there will be others around that you could get lifts from. Plus a day or two car rental two and from the airport would make life easy. The gas alone is probably more expensive than the flight. As for pickups, that’s a whole other issue. GSO is cheaper than other options, could just ship to yourself when you are in town.
I just don’t do the long road trips anymore. If it costs me a day away from work I didn’t save anything. Rental cars are cheap and don’t break down. Don’t have to wash, vacuum, oil change, etc… Fly, beat up car, drop car, fly. Now if you want the road trip experience with friends, that’s different.
Not trying to argue or steer you, just my 2 cents.
@Winedavid49 I have a few friends that would love to join the Launch Party, but didn’t know about the kickstarter. Is it possible to purchase additional spots, or purchase two spots from people that signed up but due to previous commitments are unable to attend? Or do they just crash the party
@Winedavid49 Alright man, I paid for the remote party but we can make this date work. Can you flip our ticket to the launch party? I’ll be a plus 1 so need to pay for that of course. Let us know! I’ll be shooting you over an e-mail at WCC as well.
Of course that is the weekend we are going to Indy for the Purdue incoming freshman thing. We are trying to figure out if we can make the Launch Party then fly directly to Indy and meet our son there… fingers crossed we can accomplish this.
@Winedavid49@snapster@dave Gribblesnarf. I will be on my way to a business meeting that day, and unable to attend. I paid the $100 for the party, and an additional $50 for a guest, neither of which will be able to take advantage of the event.
What is my recourse? I understand that a remote party package could replace the launch event, but what about the guest ticket?
Yup, can’t go. Committed to an event in San Francisco the same night. I would just send a partner along instead, but I need the one who helps drink the wine to escort me to said event. So, let us know what the options are. Sad I can’t attend – it sucks to be local and still not be able to make it.
I might have this figured out… fly into CA really late Friday, have lunch with whomever we can meet up with Sat. afternoon, go to launch party, drive back to airport after launch party stuff… Fly to Indy at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning… Working out the details now… fingers crossed…
We have hotels and flights booked!! (with the option to cancel if necessary) we only have 1 possible thing that might make this not work… should have an answer soon… but as of now…we will be there!!!
FYI to those coming into town, March 2-4 is barrel tasting weekend over in the Healdsburg area. It’s pretty much a cluster on those weekends and hard to do any real tastings. You can plan stops at non participating wineries, but the traffic will still be a mess (and unfortunately a lot of drunks driving).
My advice would be to plan your other stops that weekend in the Sonoma Napa area instead, unless you have specific spots and appointments.
Casemates Launch Party – Important Info
The Casemates Launch Party on March 3rd will be here soon and we have some updated ticket information to share.
The evites have gone out for those who have purchased launch party tickets! If you have RSVPed on the invite, nothing else is needed from you other than showing up and enjoying the party. Please let us know if you haven’t received the evite.
If you purchased a launch party ticket and would like to add additional guests, the cost is $60 per person (this does not include a t-shirts). If you did not purchase a launch party ticket but would like to join us, we are offering a limited number of tickets for $70 per person.
Additional information on the remote launch party box is coming soon. (Note: If you purchased a ticket but cannot attend the launch party, please contact us at email@example.com by February 17th and we will send you a remote launch party box.)
@mommadeb We’ll be staying west of 101, but will be around most of the day Saturday leading up to the party. I’ll look into some stops for tasting. Would prefer a slower pace, maybe sit-down style, that would let us catch up a bit. If you have anywhere in particular you want to go I can try to set that up.
@arianaWCC Thanks for the info! will the box be coming from CA? How soon can we expect it to arrive? If it’s Friday or Saturday, that may work. But when I have things held at FedEx, it often takes an extra day or two to reroute. Is that a problem? Thanks!
Just received my Casemates remote party box. Shipped yesterday, received today.
Two Casemates Logo stickers
Box of Brandini Toffee bites
Package of Molly & You Beer Bread mix: Garlic Parmesan
Package of Smash Mallow Coconut Pineapple marshmallows
Box of Rustic Bakery Tart Cherry Crostini
Jar of DearNorth Smoked Sockeye Salmon
Bag of Pizootz baja taco peanuts
Jar of Maison de Monaco Mission Fig & Chardonnay jam
Bottle of Mia’s kitchen White Truffle Oil
Package of Creminelli Prosciutto
Package of Creminelli Varzi
Log of Laura Chenel’s Garlic & Chives goat cheese
Wedge of Beehive Promontory
Wedge of Beehive Seahive
Bottle of Meh Zinfandel mix
Two Casemates stemless wine glasses
Bottle of Charles Smith 2013 Viognier
Bottle of Wellington 2013 Sonoma County Syrah
Bottle of WineSmith 2007 Pinot Noir
@knlprez if you write to them they should be able to send it to you. Also if you have it shipped to a residential address sign up for FedEx tracking. Any address entered with your name on it will be emailed to you and traceable.
@knlprez Nope. All I got was notification from my UPS Store that a package had arrived, along with the tracking number. The tracking number yielded the info that the package had originated in Windsor, CA, which is a really familiar source address.
I have hoarded a bunch of chemicals and there is a thunderstorm forecast for Sunday, if my plan comes to fruition and I gain superspeed this coming Sunday, can I attend? I’m not willing to pay for anything of course, because l’ll still be me, just a much faster version.