@TimothyB Corison comment was for you, unless we’re square on those.
Don’t have the Bell in CT; you recall where it was from?
Edit: Ah, wine bid, May 14, 2017; still in storage and not yet shipped. Deliver to you?
I thought the Kronos expired, if not, two would be sweet, She still offering library bottles?
Wine etiquette…there isn’t too much of it. Bring something you’d be happy if somebody else brought it. Some people bring a bottle per couple, some bring more than that.
Myself, I usually bring something the group is unlikely to have had before if I can (this is my normal approach for going to friends’ houses for dinner as well). Whether that’s a new Century Club grape or something esoteric or aged, doesn’t matter.
@klezman@rjquillin our timecard system works the same way. The only bummer is company policy says OT hours start once you pass 40 hours a week, so if I work a Saturday and then get sick mid week the OT I already worked goes away when I charge PTO.
@klezman Hey Klez, what was the mystery grape in the Corsican/Sicilian wine you brought (also name and vintage since I didn’t get a photo)? It was pretty good, and a lot less rustic than I usually get from that area.
@klezman A UK wineshop lists cannonau, monica, and pascale grapes in the blend. Cannonau is local slang for Grenache (and I saw this wine somewhere listed as a grenache blend, so that makes sense). Monica is the local grape that will help aspiring Century Club members, although I already have it on my list. The only thing I could find on pascale is that “pascali” is listed as a synonym for monica. I’m not sure what to do with that info.
We had a great time. The wine was uniformly excellent, including the Rat bottles. The people were too. Welcome to the newbies who checked us out and survived to tell the tale. Thanks to Lost and family for the hospitality. Until we meet again…
Thanks for the invitation allowing my wife and I into your home @losthighwayz . Everyone left a great impression on us and more importantly my wife who was really skeptical about meeting strangers. We had such a great time meeting everyone and looking forward to future gatherings.