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by George Chadwick
January 16th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Kurt B e i t l e r wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Thanks, George.
I'll be keeping an eye on the bump list!
Kurt
I'll ask for people to confirm in early February now that we have a firm date.
by George Chadwick
January 16th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The usual: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: The usual: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26

We are up to about ten people so far so it's a definite go.
by George Chadwick
January 16th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - end of Jan?

Daniel Kim wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 10:51 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 11:47 am
Daniel Kim wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 9:11 am
Sorry guys, mom is in town. Need to entertain her.
I can come over and tell her my talking dog joke.
She’ll question my judgment in friends and it’ll be HS all over again.
LOL that is funny
by George Chadwick
January 15th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - end of Jan?

Daniel Kim wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 9:11 am
Sorry guys, mom is in town. Need to entertain her.
I can come over and tell her my talking dog joke.
by George Chadwick
January 13th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Updates in first post and here: it will be Wednesday Feb 26 at Divino.
by George Chadwick
January 13th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Update as of today Jan. 11: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb 19 or 26

Craig G wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Is today still Jan 11th?
Yes until Friday at 4:20.
by George Chadwick
January 12th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The usual: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26
Replies: 4
Views: 231

The usual: SF Marina Sunday afternoon Jan. 26

Same as always: Golden Gate Yacht Club, One Yacht Road 3:15 PM Sunday January 26 Very informal No wine theme at all, any grape or country, except no wines that are both very young and very oaky Please bring friends but don't bring friends of friends and please RSVP for all by noon that day Bring a b...
by George Chadwick
January 12th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Update Jan. 11: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Update: this event will be held on either Wed. Feb. 19 or Wed. Feb. 26. The venue will either be Golden Triangle in Los Gatos (no corkage, already OK'd us) or Divino's in Belmont (much less cramped). Please confirm which of these two dates you tentatively can attend and we will go with the consensus...
by George Chadwick
January 12th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 27
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - end of Jan?

Robert: The Williams Selyem dinner will be Wednesday February. 26 at Divino. Monday nights might no longer work for me in general, 50 miles there, 50 mile drive home after a wine dinner, getting home at 11 pm, on a Monday to start the week. I'm not going to tomorrow's Monday Herwig dinner for exampl...
by George Chadwick
January 9th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Update: this will probably be a Wednesday night in February (March is possible). If Burt's daughters and Blake can attend, those dates will control.
by George Chadwick
January 9th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2922

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I have to withdraw, I'd have to leave court early, no time for BART, find parking, drive 120 miles roundtrip, and drive 290 miles the next day for a training. I'd start out the week beaten up. Have fun guys and Cindy!
by George Chadwick
January 5th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Blake I'll see your email tomorrow when I return to work. I did not realize I gave Wineberserkers my work email address.
by George Chadwick
January 3rd, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

you're on it George- should be a great night A Seven Lions from his late son also Not easy to find any Seven Lions. Few made and most have been consumed. I have none but would grab any if available. Most of the ones I drank were when Burt opened one. I'm seeing both his daughters soon and will inqu...
by George Chadwick
January 2nd, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Remember that Burt made 2 wines under his vineyard ranch name in 2008 and 2009. The Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee Anderson Valley Pinot Noir was great and his final wine; the 08`, although good, had smoke taint from the nearby fires.DC42EAF4-B45B-4613-AFD1-7AD5A9A1209F_1_201_a.jpeg Yes I might brin...
by George Chadwick
January 1st, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Remember that Burt made 2 wines under his vineyard ranch name in 2008 and 2009. The Morning Dew Ranch Jan`s Cuvee Anderson Valley Pinot Noir was great and his final wine; the 08`, although good, had smoke taint from the nearby fires.DC42EAF4-B45B-4613-AFD1-7AD5A9A1209F_1_201_a.jpeg Yes I might brin...
by George Chadwick
December 17th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HVS needs your support
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: HVS needs your support

Done before I saw this post but thanks
by George Chadwick
December 13th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

George, thank you so much for doing this. I'm thinking of doing a similar thing in Santa Barbara. I've done a couple of retrospectives for my dinner group and may do another one soon as well. I might be able to make yours and am happy to contribute from the large stash I have. Please keep me inform...
by George Chadwick
December 13th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

George A big thank you for honoring Burt. His Pinot was the first that I ever tasted and still remember the experience vividly. The wine was so aromatic you could smell the aroma way before it reached your nose. I do still have a few of his wines from the early 90s. I was already planning to do an ...
by George Chadwick
December 13th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

George, thank you so much for doing this. I'm thinking of doing a similar thing in Santa Barbara. I've done a couple of retrospectives for my dinner group and may do another one soon as well. I might be able to make yours and am happy to contribute from the large stash I have. Please keep me inform...
by George Chadwick
December 12th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

Mark thanks. Wednesdays are a possibility. I now sit back and wait for a consensus on date.
by George Chadwick
December 12th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

Burt Williams, co-founder and winemaker of Williams Selyem (previously Hacienda del Rio) through the 1997 vintage, just passed away. I organized a Burt-era WS dinner about a year ago and the wines were in great shape. Let's drink the rest of my Burt Williams WS's, a good time to do so. Wednesday nig...
by George Chadwick
December 12th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: (San Francisco) Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux January 24, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: (San Francisco) Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux January 24, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Alan Rath wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 8:07 am
George Chadwick wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Sean how long do you think I can wait to decide?
George, just keep an eye on the available tickets:

https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1451159

Right now there are >100
Thanks Alan
by George Chadwick
December 2nd, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2922

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I can make the 13th
by George Chadwick
November 22nd, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2922

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I'm now interested in 14th but not 13th (transportation)
by George Chadwick
November 20th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2922

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I'm interested
by George Chadwick
November 12th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 71
Views: 2230

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: 71
Views: 2230

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: 71
Views: 2230

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: 71
Views: 2230

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: 2812

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: 2812

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: 2812

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: 2812

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: 2812

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: 2812

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: 6023

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: 708

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: 2812

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: 2812

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: 2725

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: 2725

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: 2725

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: 2725

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: 6023

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: 6023

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: 6023

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.

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