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by ChrisStags
June 21st, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2922

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Heritage doesn’t move auction needle...HDH, Acker and Zachys are better needles.
by ChrisStags
June 21st, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2922

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

I don’t really get upset or worked up based on prior comments but I’m very confused. Recent Bordeaux or Bordeaux in general isn’t on the same spectrum as Burgundy. They can’t be compared at auction for a number of reasons. Bordeaux has been somewhat stagnant other than the most drinkable rock star v...
by ChrisStags
June 18th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Another fun and tasty dinner!
by ChrisStags
June 15th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Think it is wines that don’t suck!
by ChrisStags
June 15th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

dteng wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Should I start a July OL thread?
Is BillK going to the offline? Looks like he isn’t on the roster but responded that he wanted to go a while ago.
by ChrisStags
June 15th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Los Gatos is pretty far for almost everyone, even me from Fremont. There's an italian restaurant in Palo Alto, on California, that I frequent, and know the owners a bit (Terun). They have let me do a smaller wine dinner in the past, and would probably be fine doing that with this group. They have a...
by ChrisStags
June 13th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Dan and others, instead of paying for George’s meal, get him a gift certificate to Paul Martins for the difference. Pretty sure you can probably get a discounted one at Costco 😂.
by ChrisStags
June 11th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

George Chadwick wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:40 pm
dteng wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm


.......

We’ll square up on Tuesday.
I insist.

I’m in Andrew.
TMI but thanks for the update.
Signed,
Stags
😂😂😂
by ChrisStags
June 10th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

A la carte works for me.
by ChrisStags
June 6th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

A la carte it is then! What is everyone bringing? Hopefully the good stuff 😉
by ChrisStags
June 6th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Hi Andrew and thanks for your hard work! Everything looks great and I would vote for whatever is easiest on the restaurant. Price seems in line with our other spaces 👌.
by ChrisStags
June 5th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Andrew great points about the cutoff. People are going to need to bring a magnum if they hope to give everyone a splash. A fixed price option may be best with the size of the group, but you guys know Donato better than I do. With that being said I am still planning on bringing my 97 Jadot Amoureuses...
by ChrisStags
June 4th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Don’t be a party pooper! Come hangout and drink some fun wines.
by ChrisStags
June 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Sounds good to me!
by ChrisStags
June 4th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Looks like this would be the best value at porterhouse. Don’t really care where we go but figured I would pass along this banquet menu which should/could apply. Otherwise the off the menu may be pricier or harder to calculate for everyone.
by ChrisStags
June 4th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Just talked to some steakhouse in San Mateo on 3rd avenue called Porterhouse that said they would be willing to host us with no corkage. I also told them we would need one long table and assume they would put us in a private room or space but that can be confirmed. We can add this to the list or use...
by ChrisStags
June 2nd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Andrea V. wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 7:24 pm
dteng wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 7:07 pm

Andrea, welcome - added you to the list.
Just be aware of the DRC entry fee.
:)
Thank you! Looking forward to it.. is there a theme for the night?
Theme is don’t bring crap 💩
by ChrisStags
June 1st, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

If we do divino I imagine we can keep adding people or is that the same with Donato?
by ChrisStags
June 1st, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Yes I’m bringing both and another white backup which will also probably have premox.

Since we have 12 confirmed and another 2+ potential stragglers, we should probably rule out places that don’t handle the # of people as well.
by ChrisStags
May 31st, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Going to bring something hopefully fun for the night as I may be out for a month or two due to new baby. Also need to make it up to Robert for my stupid joke! Thinking about bringing the following: 97 Jadot Chambolle Amoureuses Mag 06 potel Montrachet I vote for any restaurant that is not further so...
by ChrisStags
May 31st, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

So much for trying to be funny 😂.
by ChrisStags
May 31st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

robert creth wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 6:34 am
I would like to come again.
I could go some many different ways with this comment 😂😂😂. Surprised George hasn’t run with this already!
by ChrisStags
May 30th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Think Sapore in Burlingame won’t charge corkage. I could probably get Broadway Prime in Burlingame to waive corkage as well. Both places are just okay...I can probably get a sushi place in Millbrae near Bart/Caltrain to give us private room and no corkage. Food is okay...Update after I posted, sushi...
by ChrisStags
May 30th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Sounds like you have already made up your mind. Just pop the dam thing and report back. Case closed.

Or get the guy up to $1500 and then run real fast 🏃🏃🏃
by ChrisStags
May 30th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

I say we throw a rager at Dans! I mean his kids are gone 🎉🤪🤫
by ChrisStags
May 29th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3851

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Monday June 17th works well for me!

ABPM (Anything But Paul Martins)
by ChrisStags
May 29th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Wow that fill is really terrible!!! Not sure auction houses would even except this anymore. What auction house sold this to you and take the money and run 🏃 🏃 🏃!!!!
by ChrisStags
May 21st, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2082

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Dan,

Can we get another thread and date going for June? Does June 10th or 17th work?

Chris
by ChrisStags
May 11th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2082

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Hate to do this but my wife just informed me that we are going to Pacific Grove on Monday for a few days for her bday. Sorry guys!
by ChrisStags
May 6th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2082

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

So I guess we are all just bringing whatever 😂
by ChrisStags
April 7th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2082

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

George Chadwick wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 11:51 am
dteng wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 8:52 pm
...back to Paul Martin’s?
It’s a great venue
LOL you're funny
😂
by ChrisStags
April 7th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 167e
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Krug 167e

Having had all the editions and plenty of back non coded Krugs, I am not as thrilled with 166&167. Time will benefit both of them and hopefully they will turn. When I tasted the 167 it just hit the shore, so maybe it had some bottle shock. Some would argue that the NV Krug is best in crappy years as...
by ChrisStags
April 7th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2082

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

How about different flights? And definitely one white wine flight! Yes very creative and glad you narrowed it down 😂 Not sure I narrowed it down that much either but here are some ideas. Whites: puligny, Chablis, Riesling, Champagne, Bordeaux blanc, Loire whites, Rhône whites. Reds: Vosne, Chamboll...
by ChrisStags
April 6th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2082

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May

Should be able to attend. Themes for wines? Let’s get creative.
by ChrisStags
April 3rd, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Glad he and others enjoyed it! I didn’t enjoy the non fruit and trace tca, and will bring another one to offline for comparison.
by ChrisStags
April 2nd, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Well if nothing else you got 2 more bottles out of me 😂. I still stand by more original assessment.
by ChrisStags
April 1st, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Well I got the jitters. Opened up one cool one and it was good and then pressed my luck and opened up a dud. 🤦‍♂️ 1/3 in baseball is basically all star 🎉 Anyways I tried and I guess my 2 bad bottles can be educational or we can give them to the newbies 😂. I can already hear half the table saying my ...
by ChrisStags
April 1st, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Well looks like I jinxed myself...been on a bad streak of corked bottles lately WTF 😢. Guess I will bring something else...
by ChrisStags
April 1st, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

I will bring a 2001 arnoux CM mag unless it is off...Then maybe you will get an upgrade 😂
by ChrisStags
March 30th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

For all the new or newish people, just bring the best bottle you own 😂
by ChrisStags
March 26th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Can Divino fit us all? And joking aside we should probably bring mags with this many people, sorry george haha.
by ChrisStags
March 22nd, 2019, 11:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

So either bring something better than domestic sparkling or bring $250. Seems fair to me🍷.
by ChrisStags
March 21st, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

What is ultramarine BdB??? What happened to the Mags of La Tache? 🤔
by ChrisStags
March 21st, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1727

Re: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone

What a great tasting! Very jealous....
by ChrisStags
March 16th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Wonder how many others come for the La Tache 🤔
by ChrisStags
March 14th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Just to piss George off I am bringing a 01 chambolle mag and everyone else should Mag it up for George!
by ChrisStags
March 13th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Craig great idea! Dan change the header to read SF / Peninsula mag party at Divino.
by ChrisStags
March 13th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2790

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Any room for my friend Nick?
by ChrisStags
March 12th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pressoir.wine Club
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Pressoir.wine Club

Per an email earlier this is what I found out. Annual membership: 2500 Exclusive wine offers Club member only dinners Early access to dinners and sessions Exclusive offers and VIP experiences at Paulee , Le Fete du champagne & La Tablee Complimentary themed members only tastings Annual cellar consul...

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