I live in South Dakota, but get back to the Twin Cities (otherwise known as: civilization) about once a month, and have split with folks up there many times. Back in the woot days, SD was never a ship-to state.
I can do splits, but am trying to limit my buying these days - the inventory growth rate is too high. That said, I did buy the Kent Rassmussen case, and would be up for a split if anyone is interested.
Hello everyone - We’re here on the West side of the cities and am also a former wine.wooter. We love our wine, but were not very active in the wine.woot community. I’m definitely interested to see where this goes and from time to time I’d be interested in splitting cases. We focus mainly on reds. Cheers!
I’m on the south side of the cities, was a lurker in the wine.woot community, and also have an inventory problem. Our wine club volume is more than enough for us right now, but I’m still easily tempted by a good deal.
Also in MN - way up in Northwest part of state but get to cities a few times a year. Also trying to drink down inventory but may be interested in splits at times. Not normally active on forums, however. Cheers.
@Stumpy91 There have been Minnesota wine.woot gatherings in the past where some delicious beers were enjoyed as well. Hopefully we can continue to plan and have similar gatherings going forward with fellow “casemates.”
My rare/craft beer collection is getting a little out of hand. I could certainly separate with numerous bottles in order to shrink it down a bit.
Anyone interested in splitting a case of the current North by Northwest Riesling offer?
If so, please mention the number of bottles you’d like and what part of town you’re in. An added bonus would be if you happen to be VMP and get free shipping.
When it comes time to exchange names, numbers, etc, we can make use of the private message feature on woot since that isn’t available here quite yet.
I’m another residing in Minneapolis, former lurker at Wine.Woot. I don’t buy often, since I’m slow at drinking through what I have and low on space for storing, but I’ll check around here in the future for splits.
@bigroy0205 I don’t know how much kawichris is interested in, or whether he’s bought yet, but it seems there’s potential for a split. As I said above, I’d be in for 3 or 4 bottles, so maybe a 3-way split.
I’m a VMP and enjoy Pinot if a few people want to go in on it. Unfortunately / fortunately have a case of Esoterica by Kent Rasmussen Mixed Reds on the way as well, happy to split. This site’s only been around for a couple weeks and already can’t keep up.
@wojtek That’s great, thanks! I’d be alright with as little as 2 bottles, or as many as 6.
In regards to education about wine, there’s no lack of information available from this community. You could start a new topic and post whatever questions you may have. I’m sure it’d benefit many others who might also have the same questions.
Another option is to browse the forums on woot since they have become an archive of sorts for countless informative discussions about wine. I can try to dig some up and provide direct links to make it easier. Just let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to know.
In the past, I’ve met with people at their home, at my home, and even at work (their’s or mine.) Whatever was most convenient for the two parties.
The same could be done in this case, with each of us making individual arrangements to pick up our allotment of bottles from wojtek. That’s likely the simplest method.
Another option could be for one of us to pick up several bottles in order to make the split more convenient and efficient. For example: I could potentially pick up my 4 bottles, deneed4spd’s 2 bottles, and PTommins’ 2 bottles since I could meet them in Crystal or St. Louis Park and that’s closer for them both (if I recall correctly.)
And I believe rong185 is up in St. Cloud, so I think the difference is insignificant relative to the whole commute.
Oh, and we could exchange phone numbers here using the “whisper” function so it’s kept private.
@dodohead I don’t need any more wine (a local store had a very nice sale, and I stocked up the other day). But if you’re in desperate straits, maybe I could help with a few bottles. I live in Sioux Falls these days but get to the Twin Cities every few weeks.
I think this is my first post! Finally making my way over from wine.woot. Live in Roseville.
Not much of a poster or a buyer from here, but interested in the typical wine.woot legends–Scott Harvery, Noceto, Rasmussen, and Wellington, if that shows up.
Otherwise, most of my wine purchases are from wine clubs–Corison, Shafer, and Reininger (in WA). Impatiently waiting to get on the Rochioli and Sine Qua Non clubs.
Thanks to @pengu1n, I also have the start of a beer collection.
It would be great to get a new group together for some tastings!
Hi everyone! I purchased a case of the Gard offering this morning and would be willing to share up to six of the bottles if anyone is interested. I live in Plymouth but get around the Twin Cities for work pretty frequently. Let me know if you’re interested.
I’m in Omaha till late MON. Can anyone tell me how to use the whisper function? I would gladly provide you all my cell for texting if that will help close this deal. Also would LOVE some Twisted Oak. The Spaniard is a fantastic wine…anyone else interested? Guess we should complete the Harvey transaction first
I just bought a case of the King’s Estate Riesling. Happy to drink it all myself, but if [you] wanted 4 or 6 bottles, I’d split with you. I work right near the border of Mpls and St. Paul, should be easy to meet up.
Wow! I should have known there’d be plenty of interest in this offer. Unfortunately (as I suspected) there is a limit of one case per account. Wojtek has ordered a case and those bottles have been spoken for.
The decision of who should order the next case and how to split it will have to be arranged amongst the five of you.
Hopefully at some point in the near future this process will become more streamlined for multiple splits amongst fellow Casemates. For now, it seems the best way to arrange splits is via text and/or using the “whisper” function.
Hello Twin Cities folk! I’ll be in town on the 19th for work, but my colleagues aren’t arriving until the following day. I’d love to meet up with some of you for dinner, or at least get some good suggestions. I’ll be downtown in all likelihood.
In conjunction with Jason Kallsen, Director of Twin Cities Wine Education, we are offering up to 20 seats at a vertical tasting of my most highly prized wines. I will be present (along with my wife RuthE) to discuss my philosophy and answer questions about the wines.
The wines we will pour, with a total retail value of $2,815, will be split among a minimum of 12 tasters for $200 per chair. These include:
These are made in the style of the 1re cru Pauillacs, the way we believe Napa Cab should be made and almost never is.
We will also compare two 2010 Cabernet Francs from Diamond Ridge Vineyards from the 2010 vintage: the WineSmith, which Clark made in a classic St. Emilion style, and the Two Jakes Roman Reserve, which was made in an ancient style, most notably without sulfites. We love these wines equally, but they are very different and make for a fascinating comparison.
We hope you will join us so we can reach our minimum of 12. We are confident we have sufficient interest, but if we do not reach our dozen, your enrollment fee will be promptly refunded. Please forward this email to friends and associates you think might be interested. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
I will be happy to answer any questions about the event. My cell phone is 707-332-5552.
@winesmith My vote would be somewhere other than downtown. I think a good target area (accessible by many of the area highways) is around Oak Brook. Perhaps others might have more specific or other ideas.
I’m open to anything. It might be hosted in somebody’s home or maybe in a good restaurant where we could get a private room and follow up with a no-host meal together. I’ve been to Chicago lots of times, but i don’t really know the area very well.
@winesmith On second thought, I recall some in other areas (perhaps Milwaukee) who also expressed interest in your Chicago tasting, and they might not take as much notice to things posted in the Chicago thread. I would suggest starting a new thread on “The Winesmith Traveling Roadshow” to discuss your upcoming plans.