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by Eldon Gath
January 2nd, 2021, 10:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Falltacular 2021

While I seldom agree with anyone (Todd?), Falltacular in February was always weird. However, it is obvious that unless Frank (Jill??) could arrange a vaccination event in conjunction with Springtacular, it is a real Falltacular for us this year. So far, and pre-vaccine, I have self-medicated by keep...
by Eldon Gath
November 21st, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC
Replies: 105
Views: 8918

Re: Falltacular 2020--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC

Electronic payments. Awesome. How sad that FedEx will not receive $20 x 100 attendees = $2000 from the event. Maybe therefore we increase the donation to Laura's house and include the FedEx contribution? [cheers.gif]
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
December 22nd, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 7391

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

I'm IN!! Sorry Charlie. But ... sadly, all you want is my focaccia. Sigh. Well OK!! WTH. [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Eldon Gath
March 3rd, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--FALLTACULAR 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3876

TNs--FALLTACULAR 2018

Maybe we need 1 oz glasses next year?
by Eldon Gath
May 22nd, 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 5/20 - Orange County (San Clemente) Spanish Wine & Food Get Together - Saturday, May 20th
Replies: 71
Views: 4988

5/20 - Orange County (San Clemente) Spanish Wine & Food Get Together - Saturday, May 20th

Sorry to miss it. My London flight ended in Chicago with a cancelled connection home (originally 5:30 PM), diverting to Houston and eventually OC, but not to OC till 8:30 PM. Considering I started the day at 4:00 AM London time (~8 hours earlier), I admit to being less than excited to then make the ...
by Eldon Gath
May 10th, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 5/20 - Orange County (San Clemente) Spanish Wine & Food Get Together - Saturday, May 20th
Replies: 71
Views: 4988

5/20 - Orange County (San Clemente) Spanish Wine & Food Get Together - Saturday, May 20th

Clara and I are looking forward to it.
Wines no problem, now to think of a food item.
See you (all) soon.
Eldon
champagne.gif
by Eldon Gath
December 14th, 2016, 11:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 5/20 - Orange County (San Clemente) Spanish Wine & Food Get Together - Saturday, May 20th
Replies: 71
Views: 4988

OC (San Clemente) - Spanish Wine & Food Offline - JAN 2017

We (Clara and I) are good for Jan 21 and the first two weeks of March.
Love to see your OC place. champagne.gif
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
January 3rd, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2014--This Saturday, 2/22 @ Noon. FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 283
Views: 10598

Falltacular 2014--Saturday, 2/22--Mail Your Checks and Need One Hour Volunteers!

I prefer upstairs. That is where the adult wines are. And fewer - [berserker.gif]
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
December 29th, 2013, 8:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2014--This Saturday, 2/22 @ Noon. FINAL DETAILS POSTED
Replies: 283
Views: 10598

Falltacular 2014--Saturday, 2/22--Mail Your Checks and Need One Hour Volunteers!

Check is in the mail Frank. Please assign me a work slot, anything you need filled.
Thanks and see you 2/22. champagne.gif
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
November 28th, 2012, 7:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2013--Feb 16, 2013 @ Noon: WE DID IT AGAIN--THANK YOU!
Replies: 162
Views: 6869

Re: Falltacular 2013--Feb 16, 2013 @ Noon: TIME TO MAIL CHECKS and UPDATES ADDED

The check is in the mail Frank. I can volunteer anytime you need me.
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
April 5th, 2012, 4:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Lasher's in Long Beach Thursday April 19th 6:30 p.m.
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Lasher's in Long Beach Thursday April 19th 6:30 p.m.

Sorry Arnie, but I will be at the Seismological Society annual meeting in San Diego, and we have a pub crawl planned. Literally I fear. [head-bang.gif]
Next time, hopefully.
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
November 28th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!
Replies: 197
Views: 7041

Re: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!

Check is in the mail. Please sign me up for a pouring spot as needed.
by Eldon Gath
October 25th, 2011, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what german wine have you bought this week
Replies: 38
Views: 1436

Re: what german wine have you bought this week

BERT SIMON 2003 SERRIG HERRENBERG RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE
WEGELER 2006 AUSLESE RUDESHEIMER BERG SCHLOSSBERG

Both from Wine Exchange.
by Eldon Gath
October 17th, 2011, 11:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!
Replies: 197
Views: 7041

Re: Falltacular 2012--Saturday, January 14th, 2012 @ My Place

Awesome and very well done.
Looks like a great space for a wine tasting!!!
Falltacular 2020???

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by Eldon Gath
September 29th, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Cali Tour '011 - LA, OC, SD, SLO/SB via RRV
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Cali Tour '011 - LA, OC, SD, SLO/SB via RRV

Tim - you are definitely the road warrior. Unfortunately, I will be in Minnesota that week and weekend (Geological Society of America "Fellow" award - yawn) but would rather be here to meet you. Next time I am in Colorado ...
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
September 29th, 2011, 10:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2012--1/14/2012 @ My Place--MAIL YOUR CHECKS!
Replies: 197
Views: 7041

Re: Falltacular 2012--Take The Poll, Help Me Pick The Date!

"This coincides with Todd's point about the February 11th. Just food for thought." Wow!! Who'da thought??
[smileyvault-ban.gif]
I like January better anyway.
E.
by Eldon Gath
September 29th, 2011, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A simple question on wine closures.
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: A simple question on wine closures.

To answer Larry's question, when I see a plastic "cork" I think one year, and when I see a synthetic "cork" (sausage) I think two years. My frustration is that when I buy a bottle of wine, there is no clue as to what is under the foil. Screw caps - OH YEAH!! [thankyou.gif] Love '...
by Eldon Gath
August 28th, 2011, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Bottles: Post Yours Here For An Online Study
Replies: 575
Views: 32517

Re: Corked Bottles: Post Yours Here For An Online Study

2003 Chateau Montelena Estate Cab was badly corked at the Suntacular. Several stems were quickly washed.
Bought as futures, stored in cellar ever since.
by Eldon Gath
August 7th, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Suntacular For Laura's House--August 6th, Noon @ The Murray Casa
Replies: 54
Views: 3503

Re: Suntacular For Laura's House--August 6th, Noon @ The Murray Casa

Totally fun, wines, food, and people. Thanks Jill and Frank, awesome as ever.
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
July 13th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

You are all welcome everyone.
We are still looking for the owner of the camera. Clara thought to look at some of the photos in it to see if we could figure it out, but of course the battery is dead.
Anyone forget their camera????? [oops.gif]
by Eldon Gath
July 10th, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

Well, we got all the dishes and glasses collected to the kitchen, all the tables cleaned, all the bottles into the recycle bin, the trash all picked up and disposed, the chairs all stacked, and then we went off to watch the Angels win 4-2. Now we have everything washed and put away and it is time to...
by Eldon Gath
July 7th, 2011, 11:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

For those looking for things near Eldon's there is also a very good German deli nearby and a Polish deli in the neighborhood. Mattern Deli Polka Deli And of course Wine Exchange is just up the road. [cheers.gif] The things you learn in here. I have lived here for 25+ years and have never heard of t...
by Eldon Gath
July 5th, 2011, 11:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

Peter Cargasacchi wrote:I can't make it. I have to go to a wedding... Sorry.
Peter, that sucks. I was SOOO looking forward to some free consulting on our gopher eradication program. Ya cannot eat them all, so how to just kill the the bastards??? There are so few experts here in CA.
by Eldon Gath
June 30th, 2011, 9:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Suntacular For Laura's House--August 6th, Noon @ The Murray Casa
Replies: 54
Views: 3503

Re: Suntacular For Laura's House--August 6th, Noon @ The Murray Casa

Frank ... Frank ... I am not sure that this is truly an FM3 post, because 67% of your wines of the year are French!!! OMFG!!!! However, I see that this is a Laura's House 'tacular, and so I trust it is really you. As such, I see it as my mission to bring some non-French wines and try to drag you bac...
by Eldon Gath
June 29th, 2011, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Bodegas El Nido Clio
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: TN: 2005 Bodegas El Nido Clio

Totally agree. Had the 05 Clio and the 05 El Nido head to head a few months ago, and while both were delicious, the Clio was so much more balanced and luscious than the El Nido. Perhaps the El Nido would someday get there, but 3 Clios for one El Nido, ... that is a no brainer.
by Eldon Gath
June 27th, 2011, 11:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

Same case here as in the LA thread I just posted in. I will no longer be able to make this event. Just got booked to fill in for someone at a conference in Boston. Enjoy! Sorry to be missing it. Leslie It wasn't the name tags was it? If so, we could excuse you from having to wear one!!! [truce.gif]
by Eldon Gath
June 24th, 2011, 11:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

Wow - looking good, and good diversity. Quite a few first-timers to OPH. I will make up some name tags so everyone has at least a clue who is who, and that usually starts with me. Sorry Leslie, I know your aversion to them, but everyone knows you. [basic-smile.gif] As Brad said, please contact me fo...
by Eldon Gath
May 26th, 2011, 9:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

We can do dancing here ......
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by Eldon Gath
May 22nd, 2011, 8:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

J. Benjamin wrote:Although I don't know you Mr Kane, I do know OPH and would like to join in [cheers.gif]
Now there is a recommendation, Jane!!!
http://www.wineberserkers.com/posting.p ... 8&p=608860#
by Eldon Gath
May 18th, 2011, 8:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.
Replies: 99
Views: 4640

Re: OC offline Saturday, July 9th-Updated with venue and details.

Happy to have the opening to have an event again. It has been too long, so glad that Brad can serve as the perfect excuse. I am gone for a lot of June, so this is a perfect time. As usual, totally informal.
by Eldon Gath
April 28th, 2011, 10:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's
Replies: 40
Views: 2733

Re: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's

Hey Leslie
Sorry but we are going to end up missing your grand cellar opening after all.
Unfortunately, that weekend has mutated in our schedules.
I was looking forward to it too.
Eldon (and Clara)
by Eldon Gath
March 31st, 2011, 9:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's
Replies: 40
Views: 2733

Re: May 7. Cellar party at Leslie's

Hey - I think we can make it. If we promise not to force our way into the obviously over-crowded cellar, can we (E+C) get a couple of slots to attend ???? You have some kids, I have some adolescents to kill before they become adults.
Eldon [thankyou.gif]
by Eldon Gath
September 28th, 2010, 6:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC/LA Oct. 9th, Kriss and Daisy's belated wedding offline, Tustin
Replies: 41
Views: 1936

Re: OC/LA Oct. 9th, Kriss and Daisy's belated wedding offline, Tustin

I'm in, probably with Clara. To clarify - this place was the Tustin Transmission Shop in its prior life. So, greasy spoon to describe this place would not be inappropriate??? [rofl.gif] Don't apply the 5-second rule ... Actually, it should be an excellent choice for this as there is plenty of room,...
by Eldon Gath
September 28th, 2010, 5:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7

Well shoot. This would have been great, but, I start traveling again that day. Break from airports was nice while it lasted. Leslie Well shoot too. But, the last two months were my travel months, and two trips still in Oct. so not too many windows to sneak events through. And sorry I cannot make yo...
by Eldon Gath
September 28th, 2010, 5:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7

bweimer wrote:I would like to join.
Bruce
Done. Welcome!! [cheers.gif]
Updated the list in the first post.
by Eldon Gath
September 27th, 2010, 10:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC/LA Oct. 9th, Kriss and Daisy's belated wedding offline, Tustin
Replies: 41
Views: 1936

Re: OC/LA Oct. 9th, Kriss and Daisy's belated wedding offline, Tustin

I'm in, probably with Clara. To clarify - this place was the Tustin Transmission Shop in its prior life.
by Eldon Gath
September 27th, 2010, 10:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7

I have been traveling so I was not able to post, but love to have you Kriss and Daisy. No worries on wines, I can handle that.
by Eldon Gath
September 20th, 2010, 9:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Belacan Grill wine dinner, Tustin in the OC - Oct 7

I would like to introduce you all to a new restaurant discovery we recently made. It is the Belacan Grill - serving Malasian food. Excellent!!!! They are located at 17th and Yorba South in Tustin, just east of the 55, next door to Zov's Bistro (the bakery side of Zovs). I have talked to the GM and n...
by Eldon Gath
September 10th, 2010, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker you own the most of
Replies: 139
Views: 5771

Re: Winemaker you own the most of

I should start by saying that I really never have more than a case or two of anything in any given year, but some stuff does tend to get lost or hang around longer than others. #1 Brian Loring (LWC - currently #1 from reloads, but these go away) #2 Michael Twelftree (Two Hands - just discovered two ...
by Eldon Gath
August 27th, 2010, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers Virtual Tasting Series: Cal-Rhone til Sun Aug 22nd!!!
Replies: 60
Views: 2528

Re: Wineberserkers Virtual Tasting Series: Cal-Rhone til Sun Aug 22nd!!!

Just had my first Core, Hard Cor e (forgot the vintage) last weekend and was quite impressed. Very delicious. [cheers.gif] Also, just had a 2006 Tercero Cuvee Christee (60% Grenache) and it was excellent. Great balance between the acidity and the beautiful fruits. Very easy to like. [welldone.gif]
by Eldon Gath
August 18th, 2010, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Txakoli ???
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: Txakoli ???

Ted - thanks for starting this thread. Popped for a couple of each, not that I needed them, but ... My principal use for Garagiste is just this, something completely new (to me).
by Eldon Gath
August 16th, 2010, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Napa Sauvignon Blanc?
Replies: 104
Views: 2669

Re: Your Favorite Napa Sauvignon Blanc?

None!! Worst grape ever. [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Eldon Gath
June 25th, 2010, 10:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: LA/OC - World Cup this Saturday????
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: LA/OC - World Cup this Saturday????

What game? You mean Keep Away from teh worst actors since Charlie Chaplin retired, over-printed by the Flight of the Bumblebees? Tedious!!
[smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Eldon Gath
June 25th, 2010, 10:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC B/yard OL: Chablis + Melville Blending Party...7/24 @ 3PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3311

Re: OC B/yard OL: Chablis + Melville Blending Party...7/24 @

Well - it turns out the Panamanians are throwing work ($) at me, and so I will be down there instead of at your place, Frank. Sorry. The Chablis thing, well I can manage to get over that, but I was bummed to have missed the first Melville blending, and now I have two strikes on me.
by Eldon Gath
June 25th, 2010, 10:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Tournament of Rosés, Part Deux - OC - Saturday June 26
Replies: 41
Views: 2306

Re: Tournament of Rosés, Part Deux - OC - Saturday June 26

Hey Veronica I have been board-deficient for a month now [smileyvault-ban.gif] but maybe I can still sneak down for a couple of hours??? Please??? I really like Rosé. [cheers.gif] Somehow, I seem to have 13 bottles of Rosé, some of the damn things even from France. Actually, I have bottles from Cali...
by Eldon Gath
June 23rd, 2010, 11:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OC B/yard OL: Chablis + Melville Blending Party...7/24 @ 3PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3311

Re: OC B/yard OL: Chablis + Melville Blending Party...7/24 @

Count me in. I am up for any chance to dump some French wine onto someone who cares. But onto Frank Murray!!! Oh the horror!!!
Eldon
by Eldon Gath
May 15th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: LOS ANGELES WINE POTLUCK DINNER - SAT, MAY 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: LOS ANGELES WINE POTLUCK DINNER - SAT, MAY 29th

Sorry but Clara and I will be in Phoenix at our volleyball tournament. Great theme, and certain to be good and fun.
by Eldon Gath
April 12th, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Burgess Cellars Library Release Vintage Selection Napa Valley Cab
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: 1997 Burgess Cellars Library Release Vintage Selection Napa Valley Cab

From a winery-direct sale email, I bought and popped the 1999 Burgess Merlot (3 liter for $30) for our annual summer party last year. Should have saved my money. It was just simply boring. One-dimensional, purple juice with a faintly medicinal nose. Very clearly it was never going to be any better, ...
by Eldon Gath
April 3rd, 2010, 12:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Cal 909 Crew at the RKR April 21, May 19 and June 2nd
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: So Cal 909 Crew at the RKR April 21, May 19 and June 2nd

Hey L.

Please sign us (Clara and me) up for the May 19 date. Angels game on 4/21 and our volleyball tournament 6/2 prohibit our making those dates. Thanks for organizing.
[thumbs-up.gif]
Eldon

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