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by George Chadwick
November 12th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 68
Views: 1355

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

I have to drop out. Prepaid seminar that evening I forgot about.
by George Chadwick
November 6th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 68
Views: 1355

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

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by George Chadwick
November 4th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 68
Views: 1355

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov?

I left out a semicolon. It was supposed to be "Right now I can; do both Tuesdays." I am ordering Dan to have a dinner both Tuesdays.
by George Chadwick
November 3rd, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 68
Views: 1355

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov?

Right now I can do both Tuesdays
by George Chadwick
October 21st, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

I'm not going to make it tonight. Next time!
by George Chadwick
October 16th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Ian Alper wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:48 pm
I have the 2016 PAX that got the high scores or an older Lagier Meredith Syrah? Requests? Could also bring a Bonny Doon BN Syrah 12 or 13 to go with Robert's 10. Let me know if anyone has a preference.
Phew. Those aren't what I call fruit bombs.
by George Chadwick
October 16th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Ian Alper wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Free for all or theme? I know many of you are in to big fruit bombs (which I have many of) but if we are going for the subtle side I need to dig around. :)
Very few of us like big fruit bombs unless they're old enough to have lost some oak and don't show heat. Age them for us LOL!
by George Chadwick
October 13th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Larry Stein wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Unless they said we had to make that choice, I don't see a need to. I wasn't there for the offline with the set menu, but folks were less than happy about the cost. My vote is a la carte. I still haven't heard back from Juan via email so I'm going to call.
The loneliest number.
by George Chadwick
October 7th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

Wes Barton wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Wouldn't mind a Tueszu in Nov...
Yuzday
by George Chadwick
October 4th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

ERPark wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 6:55 am
e chin wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 11:09 pm
Monday's are booked for me till the end of the year.
What’d you do this time that has made your wife ground you?
Court ordered rehab class.
by George Chadwick
October 4th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin

Dave Tong wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 9:20 am
Sorry for the late response - here are the dead soldiers (as many as I could get - a couple got taken and there was at least one shiner)
https://flic.kr/p/2hq5s5y
How did you get those bottles and a wine barrel onto an airplane?
by George Chadwick
October 3rd, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Rhys PN Alpine - Cork crumbled, Wine Sturdier
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: TN: 2006 Rhys PN Alpine - Cork crumbled, Wine Sturdier

Craig G wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Lots of cork crumblage at our Rhys dinner this past Tuesday. 06s showed very well.
Craig nine of the bottles were from me and they had all been stored upright for years. Dries out any cork but doesn't hurt the wine. I bet mine were the crumbly (not crummy) corks.
by George Chadwick
September 28th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

I'm in as of now unless Gene invites me to a Charlie Fu 1990 Rhone tasting that night
by George Chadwick
September 28th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 2057

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

Wes Barton wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 10:18 pm
ChrisStags wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 8:36 pm
George loves Paul Martins! So do I [smileyvault-ban.gif]
Other than the food, it's great!
And the service, one hour wait for a pork chop
by George Chadwick
September 25th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

Alan Rath wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 8:28 am
Just realized I didn't order us any salads. I submit my resignation in shame as cruise director.
No wonder why I'm still hungry
by George Chadwick
September 24th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

My WOTN was the Pietra Marina 2009 (white wine, Carricante). I got to taste the wines I would most want to taste on an Italy non-Giacosa bucket list. Thank you Chris. From last night's perfectly ready but young 1990 Costa Russi, I infer that my Sori San Lorenzos need time. Like, long after I'm dead....
by George Chadwick
September 24th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

The meal was almost perfect except Dan dropped the ball by not inviting Gianfranco Soldera or Bruno Giacosa.
by George Chadwick
September 23rd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

Bringing: a 1995 Italian overrated overpriced too-new-world-style (as with far too many Tuscan wines) merlot (but not as overblown and overrated as e.g. Messorio merlot which might as well be the bad kind of Barossa Shiraz), and a 2004 Barolo (from a producer about which I know nothing) that was rea...
by George Chadwick
September 19th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin

I forgot to mention the 2006 Alpine Hillside Pinot. I adored that wine.
by George Chadwick
September 18th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin

The historic Alpine vertical 2006 (magnum!) 07 08 09 10 greatly suffered coming after some unusual intellect-triggering wines. Alpine is great but not sexy. Lotsa sexy on the table. For the opposite reason the Horseshoes suffered, softer than the greatest wines, but that's my view of all Rhys 09's. ...
by George Chadwick
September 18th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin

ChrisStags wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm
What were the favorite wines of the evening?
The correct answer is yes.
by George Chadwick
September 17th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin

Craig G wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Jeezum Crow.
I share your sentiment but let me be more articulate and precise.

Um. Now what. Bottles.

Yum.

WTF?

Whoa.

Yup.

Huh?

Thanks Kevin.

Pass that bottle I want to try it again.

Someone brought that? Cool.

Another flight?

OK.

Uber.
by George Chadwick
September 17th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

It rained yesterday so Kevin H can attend, and is attending, and bringing his unreleased BdB. He has to leave early.
by George Chadwick
September 17th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

Confirming
by George Chadwick
September 16th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

dteng wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 12:04 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:31 am
Craig G wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 7:00 am
Holy stream of consciousness, Batman!
Stream of something
And bulging fullness
Tumescent tumescence
by George Chadwick
September 15th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Restaurant has above average stems in a pinch
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

P L owet wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 7:41 pm
I’m in. Happy to bring the 2006 Alpine Hillside unless there’s a different hole to fill.

I’ll be coming from Los Altos. Let me know if anyone wants to share a ride.
Thanks,
Peter
That makes three different 06's which is terrific.
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Well, I'm the worst. My colleague in SD is unexpectedly on emergency PTO and I'm being forced to go to SD this week to cover for him at a conference. I'll be gone this upcoming week. Looks like a wait list person gets to benefit from my misfortune. Sorry guys Allen Iverson: It's a conference. A con...
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Craig G wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:33 am
You may have crossed your streams.
Stream in stream out
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Can we not squeeze in two out of towners? If you mean Matt and Peter? Probably. Do you mean two more unnamed people? That would be 17 people per bottle I have to say no to that, unless there are three dropouts which well might happen. Yes, Matt and Peter is what I meant. Just thought we should do w...
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Craig G wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 7:00 am
Holy stream of consciousness, Batman!
Stream of something
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Meanwhile a Rhysian data point tonight. Mucking about in the Rhys Smaugpile tonight for this cramped-table who-is-showing-up Uber-on-call holy-crap-we-got-verticals-from-2006 hometown (Sean, Craig, George) event, I grabbed San Mateo County 2012 and Alesia Sonoma County 2011. Isn't mucking about your...
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

The verticals of Alpine pinot and Swan Terrace are pretty awesome, thanks folks... +++++++++++ LIST: Non-Rhys: Mt Eden Chard 11 (Laura) SCM Chard (Sean) Rhys: Horseshoe Chard 09 10 Swan Terrace 06 07 08 09 10...this is not a typo Horseshoe Pinot 09 13 Home 11 Alpine Pinot 06 07 08 09 10...this is no...
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Alan Rath wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Can we not squeeze in two out of towners?
If you mean Matt and Peter? Probably. Do you mean two more unnamed people? That would be 17 people per bottle I have to say no to that, unless there are three dropouts which well might happen.
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Peter L is our waitlister and he's definite. Matt L was definite but hasn't confirmed, nor responded to my PM from yesterday. Anyone know him well enough to call him? I'd like to let Peter know one way or the other.
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

A Mt Eden Chard age 8 would be terrific
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Thanks for the list Alan. Doug is bringing a Varner I think. I haven't visited my Rhys pile yet.
by George Chadwick
September 11th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 5117

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

I dunno, when I think of Bordeaux I think of the Chateaux, not the boundaries of St. Estephe. All I need to know about MacDonald is that it's MacDonald, from MacDonald grapes. If I owned a vineyard surrounded on three sides by Harlan I'd call it Chadwick, and that's all I'd put on the label. Monaste...
by George Chadwick
September 11th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Kevin update today, my paraphrase: it's the epicenter of harvest so it's possible but not probable. It's enough for me to hold his seat.
by George Chadwick
September 5th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Oops, thought I had been more definitive. My bad. I am in if there is room. Looks like a choice from the menagerie- 06 Swan or 08 Bear. Also older Alesia for backup. Please let me know if there is room. I have really been looking forward to it. If not, another time. Patience grasshopper. I think I'...
by George Chadwick
September 4th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Ooh Mt Eden Chard at age 8 yum
by George Chadwick
September 3rd, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

Larry Stein wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 4:43 pm
I’m going to drop out of this event. Hopefully I’ll be able to make future Los Gatos offlines.
Don't worry Larry you'll be ready for the Caymus/Prisoner / Apothic Retrospective
by George Chadwick
September 3rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Attendance updates in first post.
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

Had a Ca Morissio 1995 tonight after a Gattinara 2006 warmup so there's nothing left for me in Italian wine
#beentheredonethat
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

I'm going to eat something in addition to pizza
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

AndyK wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 3:57 pm
I should be a pretty firm yes. Is there room for Laura W?
Yes.
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 5113

Re: 8/31 update first post Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

It seems about the time where no further people will chime in and several will drop out so I expect 14 without having to say no to anyone.

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