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by George Chadwick
March 17th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

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

ChrisStags wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 10:31 am
Wonder how many others come for the La Tache 🤔
Or fake it so they'll get invited back
by George Chadwick
March 16th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Count me in as a mebbee. If coming I'll bring a 2009 Rhys FF Pinot, which when not brett infested is really nice. Seems like a good venue to roll the dice. Will bring a backup, not sure what yet. OK, I’m going from maybe to let’s do this! Bringing along a pal. Should he bring a maggy too? Who knows...
by George Chadwick
March 15th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Stephen there are non BBQ things. Gene was robbed by a bottle of Friuli at gunpoint as a child. Leave the gun and bring the Friuli* I love that stuff. It will go very well with some of their offerings. It's more of a pulled pork place than a ribs and sauce place. *Godfather reference Don't explain ...
by George Chadwick
March 15th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

In terms of juice, is there a preference for Pinot Noir with some age on it over well oaked aged Napa Cab? Asking for a friend... Aged either is good. Cab maybe better with the food but the crowd might prefer unoaky aged Pinot to oaky aged cab. I'm rediscovering older non-French Bordeaux varieties ...
by George Chadwick
March 15th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

All wines welcome .

I'm probably bringing a magnum of 1982 St. Emilion bottled by a consortium. Plus backup mags that almost always gets opened regardless.

I'm guessing we bring stems.
by George Chadwick
March 15th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Stephen there are non BBQ things. Gene was robbed by a bottle of Friuli at gunpoint as a child. Leave the gun and bring the Friuli* I love that stuff. It will go very well with some of their offerings. It's more of a pulled pork place than a ribs and sauce place.

*Godfather reference
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

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

dteng wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 9:52 pm
I found a 2001 Italian I might bring.
Anyone else have an Italian they wanna bring? She should be restrained but luscious...
Seriously I hadn't thought about what I'm bringing. Italian works.
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

dteng wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 5:25 pm
George, can I tip off a friend who just moved there about this event?
To do what???! [wow.gif] [whistle.gif] hitsfan
RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

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

I'm bringing a .357.
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

dteng wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
Is this a good event for a first date?
Of course, there's an outdoor pool table, give her some quarters and hang out with the guys
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

GregP wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Maybe a stupid question to ask, but does one need to bring stem(s)?
Good question and yes
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

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

ChrisStags wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Any room for my friend Nick?
Is he real? Or is he like my plus ones?
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

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

ChrisStags wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Craig great idea! Dan change the header to read SF / Peninsula mag party at Divino.
I'm calling the magnum thing the Dan Teng Monthly Monday Night San Mateo Wine Dinner On Saturday April 6 In Oakland
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

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

I'm bringing a keg of PBR
by George Chadwick
March 14th, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - March/April

C h r i s - B. wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 7:42 am
Tentatively in!
I'm confused by your ambivalent enthusiasm
by George Chadwick
March 13th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Eric Ifune wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 5:01 pm
April 6 is good for me. Thinking about a 1979 Spring Mountain Cabernet. Would two magnums be overkill?
Nope. People bring leftovers home .
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

The only observation I have, in favor of San Pablo location, is based on unpredictability of weather so far in advance. IF there is rain that day, San Pablo location seems to be way larger inside. Just saying. Parking may be easier there as well. Greg I drank some good Alcina pinots, how is the new...
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Unfortunately re Andrew T and Alan, it's April 6. Leaning toward San Pablo because if the group gets over 12 people, it will be great and Shattuck would not. People with nice cars can Uber/Lyft/BART.
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

ERPark wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Leonard Maran wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 1:02 pm
I've an excess of magnums and would like to come. Is the venue Bart accessible?
Whichever venue is chosen is a BART and short Lyft/Uber away.

If consensus swings towards March 31st, I believe my schedule is open for that day.......
I'm unclear, are you also OK on the 6th?
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

AndyK wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Looking forward to this event! Maybe it's early, but what are people planning to bring?

I'm thinking either 2010 Ganevat Cuvee Marguerite or 2005 Bouchard Le Corton
That Bouchard needs more time or tons of air.
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

I'm now strongly leaning toward the sketchy large patio on San Pablo. I'll decide in a few days. April 6.
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

dteng wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 7:40 pm
I have magnums of 2001 Montelena, Togni and Pape Clement!
Since you're asking LOL, I've always wanted to try the 2001 Togni, I suspect it's one of his great vintages.
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

ATaylor wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 6:43 pm
March 31 is better date; seems like more peeps available than the 6th.
(My response deleted, I had not seen Alan's earlier post)
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

Dan is unavailable March 31. Everyone is available April 6 except Andrew T, and Larry is a maybe . Correct?
by George Chadwick
March 12th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 48
Views: 586

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - March/April

Magnum party in Oakland Sat April 6 doesn't interfere with either date IMO
by George Chadwick
March 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Legs form, the real answer...
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: Why Legs form, the real answer...

Because the waiter spat in your glass. Because you're cheap and elitist.
by George Chadwick
March 4th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

Saturday April 6 at 12 seems perfect I just wrote the owner to ask...nothing definite yet
by George Chadwick
March 4th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

I'm looking at Saturday April 6 starting at 12 or 1....comments?
The following weekend is Ridge #2
by George Chadwick
March 4th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

Stephen Chen wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Interested. Would be my first offline!
Good place to start. Relaxed free-for-all with some great wines plus the ones I bring LOL
by George Chadwick
March 3rd, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

Dan is unavailable March 31. Are Sundays better than Saturdays?
by George Chadwick
March 3rd, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

The availability comments really help. I'll look for a consensus then work with the venue. The owner Jayson was at my last SF thing (old Australian wines) with his wife if you were there.
by George Chadwick
March 3rd, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Taittinger Collectors Series ('88,'90,'92)

Pm sent
by George Chadwick
March 1st, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

AndyK wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 1:11 pm
I might bring a date, if that’s cool
With magnums I don't see us having to set limits on attendance
by George Chadwick
March 1st, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Over sweet Pinot Noirs (served blind)
Replies: 35
Views: 1498

Re: Over sweet Pinot Noirs (served blind)

I don't like sweet pinots and I think I would not have liked these. But I had a terrific Beauregard chardonnay last year, best wine for me among tough competition at Capitol Art and Wine
by George Chadwick
March 1st, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 71
Views: 1138

Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

UPDATES HERE Theme: Most bring a magnum, some don't Variety: always a good thing Where: At a friend's BBQ restaurant Stay Gold Deli 2635 San Pablo Ave Oakland Leave no valuables in car. Or Uber or BART. Bring at least one wine glass per person. Cost: you order a $15 meal and tip 20 percent and give ...
by George Chadwick
February 22nd, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

I don't know Gavin Chanin (Lutum Wines, soon to be defunct, and Chanin Wines, which shall live on, and UCLA brilliant art major I looked him up) but his wines are instructive, sending a strong message of what he is aiming for. I've had so many New World pinots where my brain apologizes to itself upo...
by George Chadwick
February 16th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3373

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Nice story, Tom. Glad you enjoyed the gift. Tablas Creek makes some nice wines. This is a really controversial post and you're attacking the rest of us by not saying anything nice about us, the same for the wineries you intentionally chose not to compliment. Some posters get it...and some don't . G...
by George Chadwick
February 16th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.
Replies: 23
Views: 2127

Re: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.

I strongly advise taking advantage of the futures tasting events. They tend to show really well on release. Then shut down. Then gradually start opening up again. Then continuing to improve. Agree strongly. I'd drink at least one as soon as you get it with a long decant. I get four 750s of MB a yea...
by George Chadwick
February 14th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3373

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Nice story, Tom. Glad you enjoyed the gift. Tablas Creek makes some nice wines. This is a really controversial post and you're attacking the rest of us by not saying anything nice about us, the same for the wineries you intentionally chose not to compliment. Some posters get it...and some don't .
by George Chadwick
February 13th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 695

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole

Ok not you LOL. He pronounces his name differently.
by George Chadwick
February 13th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 695

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole

Alan are you the Alan Rath who is an engineer and is in the newspaper for his San Jose exhibit of high tech sculptures? I'm serious
by George Chadwick
February 11th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Chateau Olivier, Pessac Leognan
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: TN: 1989 Chateau Olivier, Pessac Leognan

WS gave the 89 Olivier 95 points I think. The greatest QPR in Bordeaux around that time. I drank mine within a year. Oops. IMO WS liked Davis School wines, leaner, higher acid, perfectly balanced. Parker did not, found them high toned and rarely above 91 points, favoring richer, sexier, lower acid w...
by George Chadwick
February 11th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering
Replies: 20
Views: 1467

Re: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering

We have an 88 Leno Martinelli zin. What to expect? I just hosted a dinner with 9 old Wms Selyem including a Hacienda del Rio Zin from that vineyard made somewhere between 1979 and 1983. It was tired. But I've had several bottles of the 1990 (names the vineyard on the bottle) to 1992 (the last year,...
by George Chadwick
February 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ridge Zin HookerCreek '14...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: TN: Ridge Zin HookerCreek '14...(short/boring)

I wasn't impressed by this. The Ridge Carmichael at a similar price interests me much more.
by George Chadwick
February 9th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Prieuré Roch
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Domaine Prieuré Roch

My only problem with this winery is the overt stemminess. Maybe it fades with age.
by George Chadwick
February 9th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 76
Views: 5485

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Lopez de Heredia rosado. Barely any of the most recent vintage (2008) came into the Seattle area. my usual local retail source couldn't get any (even though I buy a bunch of RLdH through him). Finally found a different source who got all of 1 case. One bottle per person limit. Michael How much was ...
by George Chadwick
February 5th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry January: Lessons Learned
Replies: 51
Views: 2482

Re: Dry January: Lessons Learned

Todd sounds like an allergy to histamines or similar. Does she ever take allergy meds? If so a half dose might prevent headaches.

Counterintuitively she should avoid young reds and old whites seriously. You're not old yet.

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