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by JohnCummings
March 19th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2483

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Sent via Venmo, best of luck to Jen!
by JohnCummings
February 13th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Winery tour in Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Winery tour in Bordeaux

Craig G wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 10:52 pm
That sounds like a great recommendation, John. We should get together for some more La Conseillante soon!
Craig - are you back in town? Would love to do that - been building the library champagne.gif [cheers.gif]
by JohnCummings
February 9th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Winery tour in Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Winery tour in Bordeaux

Ok - I just lost my last response to your question, which is good, because it was a bit of tome as I cannot say enough GREAT things about Dewey Markham http://dmjwineworks.com/biography.php. We spent two days with him in 2017 (one in the right bank and one in the left) and are going back this year t...
by JohnCummings
September 12th, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Kutch
Replies: 52
Views: 3505

Re: 2016 Kutch

So glad I had time to get back to this board and find this producer and sign up on the mailing list literally days before the release - order in!

Thanks all!!
by JohnCummings
September 9th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Southern Rhone Lovers... Where Can They Be Found
Replies: 43
Views: 2113

Re: Southern Rhone Lovers... Where Can They Be Found

Long-time Rhone lover here. First Northern, then Southern. I read all of the Rhone posts here with interest even though I don’t often respond. As very much a newcomer, it was a trip to the Northern Rhone and a day tour with a wine maker which started me collecting wine, although I must admit other ...
by JohnCummings
August 20th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SQN to share: Pending
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: SQN to share

PM Sent
by JohnCummings
October 12th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 91440

Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma

Justin Wittkopf wrote:Roy Piper got to the edge of Silverado and Pickett Lane and saw no damage. Merril's house still there. :)
Great news - so glad!
by JohnCummings
October 11th, 2017, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 91440

Catastrophic Fires In Napa

Likely everything is gone. Now I am trying to take care of my kid. Once a mother, always a mother. Both of us can't be strong or down at once. We keep trading places. I am running on empty, for sure. I have tears in my eyes reading this. I'm going to look for pictures of our visit a couple of years...
by JohnCummings
April 22nd, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline May 8 - Sole
Replies: 136
Views: 5389

SF/Peninsula Offline May 8

dteng wrote:George has wine?
Oh, maybe not. I saw a lot of Boxes with a wine glass on the label and spouts on the side...
by JohnCummings
April 22nd, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline May 8 - Sole
Replies: 136
Views: 5389

SF/Peninsula Offline May 8

I'm in - are we bringing anything - or just drinking all of George's wines???
by JohnCummings
March 10th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5142

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC

Larry Stein wrote: we get reasonable pours of each wine.
Well heck, if there is no corkage, we can bring more wine.

Generous pours for everyone!!!

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by JohnCummings
March 7th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5142

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - Menlo Grill

Alan Rath wrote:Definitely unanimous [cheers.gif]
OK, I will leave the La Spinetta in the car "just in case"...
by JohnCummings
March 7th, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5142

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - Menlo Grill

But now, let's stick with a bottle a person. We should still have PLENTY of wine. Having said that, perhaps it's even more important to bring no plonk!! This may be our last gathering at MG? So let's go out with a bang! (Sean, if you want to bring extra DRC, I'll pay your corkage ;) ) OK, so if the...
by JohnCummings
February 27th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5142

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20

dteng wrote:So what is everyone bringing?
I have a 1997 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Valeirano that I thought we could try, and perhaps also bring a 2002 The Standish Shiraz as a backup...
by JohnCummings
February 20th, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5142

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20

Wes Barton wrote:
JohnCummings wrote:
dteng wrote:Larry, you bring the pole and entertainment.
Alan, you bring the merlot.
I'll bring Virginia Madsen.

Hey all - so sad to have missed the last few - room for one more?
Yeah, you make #10.

Does the table seat 10 or 12?
Excellent - thank you.
by JohnCummings
February 19th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Peninsula Offline March 20 - VENUE UPDATE Donato Enoteca in RWC
Replies: 154
Views: 5142

SF/Peninsula Offline March 20

dteng wrote:Larry, you bring the pole and entertainment.
Alan, you bring the merlot.
I'll bring Virginia Madsen.

Hey all - so sad to have missed the last few - room for one more?
by JohnCummings
February 12th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10842
Views: 393217

What bottle of wine did you open today?

A 2005 Jasper Hill Grenache Cornella Vineyard that was a HUGE wine and then a surprisingly refreshing Pinot Noir from Truchard in Sonoma...
by JohnCummings
November 16th, 2016, 7:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Peninsula 3RD ANNUAL FESTA DEL TARTUFO - Nov 19 UPDATED
Replies: 43
Views: 2432

SF Peninsula 3RD ANNUAL FESTA DEL TARTUFO - Nov 19 UPDATED

George Chadwick wrote:I'm bringing a 1958 Barolo and another one more recent.
Nice - my humble offering will be a very young 1996 Barbaresco....
by JohnCummings
October 30th, 2016, 8:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Peninsula 3RD ANNUAL FESTA DEL TARTUFO - Nov 19 UPDATED
Replies: 43
Views: 2432

3RD ANNUAL FESTA DEL TARTUFO - Nov 12 or 19

PM Sent - thank you sir!
by JohnCummings
October 4th, 2016, 9:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 3884

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

dteng wrote:Btw - OUTSTANDING group of wines last night...
Indeed - absolutely fantastic mix - thanks everyone!!
by JohnCummings
October 2nd, 2016, 8:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 3884

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

No soup for you! Sirs - My apologies, I have the 2006 La Conseillante is in off site storage, so no ability to decant prior to our meeting. So if you are online, please let me know if you would prefer: 1) The 2006 La Conseillante as I can stop by off site storage prior to arriving but will not be a...
by JohnCummings
September 30th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 3884

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

Wes Barton wrote:I've got Listan Prieto to play with, so can't make it.
Yep - bringing 2006 La Conseillante
by JohnCummings
September 15th, 2016, 10:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill
Replies: 98
Views: 3884

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Oct 3 offline, Menlo Grill

Count me in, or put me on the waiting list!
by JohnCummings
September 5th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sonoma and Napa
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Sonoma and Napa

Agree with Brian about splitting it up, though I would recommend Yountville on the Napa side, and my preference is for Healdsburg on the Sonoma side. Yountville is a quaint smaller town, right off the main road (29, but then everything is along 29). Lots of good eating, and if you decide you want t...
by JohnCummings
August 16th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 2910

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*

All - thanks for a great night and helping me continue my exposure and education.

Looking forward to the next one!

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by JohnCummings
August 14th, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 2910

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*

J. Galang wrote:Anyone here bringing a champagne? Thinking of bringing one for tomorrow.

- Joel
Nope, I am still in and bringing the 2009 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino - see you tomorrow!
by JohnCummings
August 7th, 2016, 3:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 2910

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*

Bringing stems is preferable, though they'll supply some if you forget. Doesn't have to be eyetalian, just whatever you feel like sharing. We typically don't do flights, just pass wine around the table. So one or two glasses is usually enough - or whatever you want for yourself. Perfect - thanks, I...
by JohnCummings
August 7th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 2910

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*

Hi All - what is the protocol involving stems, do we need to bring our stems like we did at Yuzu? Also, one bottle or two? I do not have that many aged Italians yet, but I was thinking I would bring either the: 1) 2010 San Polino Brunello di Montalcino Helichrysum or 2) 2009 Baricci Brunello di Mont...
by JohnCummings
July 31st, 2016, 3:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 2910

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline - August

Sign me up - I will be there
by JohnCummings
July 18th, 2016, 6:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline Sole - August 15 *Please confirm*
Replies: 56
Views: 2910

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline - August

I can do either - sign me up!
by JohnCummings
June 26th, 2016, 7:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline - June 27, Menlo Grill
Replies: 100
Views: 3449

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline - June 27, Menlo Grill

Hi All - sorry I am out, totally forgot about company from out of town being here, see you next time!!
by JohnCummings
May 15th, 2016, 8:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline - June 27, Menlo Grill
Replies: 100
Views: 3449

SF Bay Area/Peninsula offline - June 27

RS Beck wrote:Definitely interested.
I'll be back from Perugia on the 25th, so I could make the 27th, if that is the will of the sippers.
by JohnCummings
May 4th, 2016, 8:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - YUZU, May 3 at 6:30PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4601

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - YUZU, May 3 at 6:30PM

Thanks fellas for a great evening once again I was a little late and wants to ask if any of you would support me on my AIDS Lifecycle ride. A ride from SF to LA that will start on 6/5 and end on 6/12. Appreciate anything that you can do to help champagne.gif http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR/Events...
by JohnCummings
May 1st, 2016, 10:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - YUZU, May 3 at 6:30PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4601

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - May 3

John, I'd vote for the bubbles. But really, I d bring whichever you prefer to share. And while you're at it, maybe bring something to put Larry out of his misery... deadhorse :( pileon [help.gif] [pillow-fight.gif] Larry, you know they got medicine for fevers, right? ;) Bubbles it is! For Larry - h...
by JohnCummings
April 30th, 2016, 11:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - YUZU, May 3 at 6:30PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4601

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - May 3

Hi everybody - I forgot to watch this thread and totally spaced out, sorry for being so late to reply I was thinking of bringing a 2010 Black Cat, does that work? Should I bring more than one bottle? Thanks! Ok, so I updated the list. Gene or anyone else let me know if it is incorrect. Hey John, lo...
by JohnCummings
April 30th, 2016, 8:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - YUZU, May 3 at 6:30PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4601

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - May 3

Alan Rath wrote:John, one bottle should do.
Thanks Alan, much appreciated...
by JohnCummings
April 30th, 2016, 4:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - YUZU, May 3 at 6:30PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4601

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - May 3

Hi everybody - I forgot to watch this thread and totally spaced out, sorry for being so late to reply

I was thinking of bringing a 2010 Black Cat, does that work? Should I bring more than one bottle?

Thanks!
dteng wrote:Ok, so I updated the list.
Gene or anyone else let me know if it is incorrect.
by JohnCummings
April 2nd, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - YUZU, May 3 at 6:30PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4601

SF Bay Area/ Peninsula Offline - early May

Please add me to the list, hopefully I can finally make one these...
by JohnCummings
March 20th, 2016, 5:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21
Replies: 102
Views: 4043

SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21

Phillip F r a n k s wrote:I'm super lame. I'm have to back out.
Not as lame as I! I am unable to make it as well - work deadlines just changed
by JohnCummings
March 6th, 2016, 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Rome
Replies: 35
Views: 1770

Rome

Here are two of our favorites that we always try to visit when we are in Rome:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_R ... Lazio.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_R ... Lazio.html
by JohnCummings
March 5th, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21
Replies: 102
Views: 4043

SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21

Done! EMH it is...
by JohnCummings
March 5th, 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21
Replies: 102
Views: 4043

SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21

Hi all - I was thinking about bringing either the 2010 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat or the 2010 Enkidu Petite Sirah Diener Ranch, any preference?
by JohnCummings
February 12th, 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finally a real cellar and it's green.
Replies: 37
Views: 1973

Finally a real cellar and it's green.

Wow - amazing work - well done!!
by JohnCummings
February 12th, 2016, 9:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21
Replies: 102
Views: 4043

SF Bay Area/Peninsula - end of March

Craig G wrote:You should just bring one bottle. Otherwise we can't pronounce Gurkirpal's name.
Okey Dokey - well if I am only bring ONE bottle, then let's hope the EMH Black Cat arrives...
by JohnCummings
February 12th, 2016, 9:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula - March 21
Replies: 102
Views: 4043

SF Bay Area/Peninsula - end of March

Alan Rath wrote:
Wes Barton wrote:21st at Sole sounds good. Then Yuzu for the next one.
Sounds good to me.
If I make the cut, Sole sounds perfect, how many bottles to bring?? I am thinking the 2012 Bougetz Eminence Cabernet?

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