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by Scott McDonald
January 16th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New York "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner March 4, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1211

Re: New York "Not The La Paulee Dinner" Dinner March 4, 2020

I'd like to join the CA Cab table.
by Scott McDonald
January 15th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Feb. 11
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Chicago Feb. 11

Dave your email server is blocking my replies to your email.
by Scott McDonald
January 12th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Feb. 11
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Chicago Feb. 11

I'd like to join you.
by Scott McDonald
December 17th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams Appreciation Dinner Chicago Thu Jan 23 (One space available)
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: Burt Williams Appreciation Dinner: Chicago

I'd be interested in joining you, Clayton.
by Scott McDonald
November 18th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14696

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Discovery of the year: 2016 Vincent Paris Cornas La Geynale, $60. Wow, what a nose! Drinking beautifully already and will only improve.
by Scott McDonald
October 31st, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)

Not at all, Keith. I'll call The Gage to make our reservation for eight people.
by Scott McDonald
October 25th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)

I'll bring a 2013 Heresztyn-Mazzini Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets.
by Scott McDonald
October 24th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)

Welcome, Clifton! I increased the reservation to 7 people at 6:00.
by Scott McDonald
October 22nd, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

I'm glad you can join us, Bobby.

We have a reservation for 6 at 6:00.
by Scott McDonald
October 19th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

We have a 6:00 reservation for 5 people. Corkage has been waived.
by Scott McDonald
October 18th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

What time would you prefer that I make the reservation for, Keith?
by Scott McDonald
October 15th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

I'll make a reservation at The Gage, if they'll waive corkage for us.

What time works best for you?
by Scott McDonald
October 2nd, 2019, 12:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

I believe The Bristol ( http://www.thebristolchicago.com/menus ) offers free corkage on Mondays. If you want someplace downtown, I might be able to get corkage waived at The Gage.
by Scott McDonald
September 25th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)
Replies: 51
Views: 2303

Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

I should be available, Andre.
by Scott McDonald
July 29th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago - 2010 Bordeaux
Replies: 11
Views: 2257

Re: Chicago - 2010 Bordeaux

I'm interested, Wally.
by Scott McDonald
June 4th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 7457

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

About a month ago Jeb Dunnuck wrote:
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by Scott McDonald
January 21st, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 2066

Re: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..

1) Take the tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in neighboring suburb Oak Park. Unity Temple and several Wright-designed homes in Oak Park. I believe both the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and the Chicago Architecture Center offer versions of these tours, which include the bus ride to and from...
by Scott McDonald
January 13th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Test your knowledge of Burgundy : true or false questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1953

Test your knowledge of Burgundy : true or false questions

Sounds like fun, Khiem! I'll play.

1. F
2. T
3. F
4. T
5. T
6. T
7. F
8. F
9. T
10. F
11. T
12. F
13. T
14. T
15. T
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by Scott McDonald
August 4th, 2015, 10:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Tasting Groups in Chicago?
Replies: 32
Views: 2107

Tasting Groups in Chicago?

I'm interested, Michael!
by Scott McDonald
April 28th, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago, May 1st and 2nd - Hackerfest 1
Replies: 80
Views: 3470

Chicago, May 1st and 2nd - Hackerfest 1

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it Friday.
by Scott McDonald
April 26th, 2015, 10:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Zepaltas Chicago May 17th
Replies: 78
Views: 3047

Zepaltas Chicago May 17th

Ryan, are you looking to get together on Sunday the 17th or Monday the 18th? In your original post, you indicated Monday the 17th.
by Scott McDonald
April 1st, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Tasting at VinItaly - Screw Cap Wines Preferred Over Cork by 'Wine Professionals' . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Interesting Tasting at VinItaly

What continues to amaze me is that a story such as this does not get more buzz on a site like this. I here again and again - PROVE to me that wines can age under screw cap. And here is 'proof' - now, it's anecdotal, of course, but there it is ....But again, I here over and over here and elsewhere t...
by Scott McDonald
March 27th, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago, May 1/2/3? Hackserkerfest I
Replies: 135
Views: 6252

Chicago, May 1/2/3? Hackserkerfest I

Jay, staying in the Loop is probably the most convenient thing to do, considering the different places your planning to go. You can take the Blue Line from the Renaissance O'Hare to your hotel. The Red Line to Sun Wah (or wherever else we end up having the dinner), and the Orange Line to Midway. You...
by Scott McDonald
March 26th, 2015, 11:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago, May 1/2/3? Hackserkerfest I
Replies: 135
Views: 6252

Chicago, May 1/2/3? Hackserkerfest I

Stay in the Loop, and the Orange Line 'L' will take from directly to and from Midway.
by Scott McDonald
February 26th, 2015, 10:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago, May 1/2/3? Hackserkerfest I
Replies: 135
Views: 6252

Chicago, May 1/2/3? Hackserkerfest I

I'd be interested in Friday evening. We may want to consider going to some place else instead of Sun Wah. They have had numerous issues with the Health Department the last several years, including a very disturbing one just a few weeks ago.
by Scott McDonald
February 2nd, 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Surprising list of wines at retail in Chicago, good or bad ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1597

Surprising list of wines at retail in Chicago, good or bad ?

Alan,

I bought 2008 Booker Vertigo, 2008 Herman Story Nuts & Bolts, and 2007 Tablas Creek Espirit de Beaucastel at Binny's in 2010.
by Scott McDonald
December 15th, 2014, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Tanzer love new oak?
Replies: 82
Views: 3840

Does Tanzer love new oak?

Does Tanzer love red wine? I know that he likes Chardonnay and Champagne, wines with citrus and apple flavors and virtually no tannins. Then I was reading some reviews where he gave some really high scores to red wines! I was somewhat confused because red wines have red and black fruit profiles and ...
by Scott McDonald
December 13th, 2014, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Experiences in dealing with mailing list corked wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2256

Experiences in dealing with mailing list corked wines

Corked bottles should be replaced but I don't think anyone is to blame. The cork company 'unknowingly' provided a product that was already faulty upon receipt by the winery. The winery either 'trusted' or had 'tested' that his specific batch of corks 'should be okay', knowing that there was still a...
by Scott McDonald
November 21st, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo and merlot
Replies: 58
Views: 2473

Barolo and merlot

I wish I could remember the name, but I had a number of bottles once of a Nebbiolo blend (I jokingly referred to it as a Super Piedmontan), which was I think 50% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera and I can't remember the other 25% -- merlot or dolcetto? It was around $30-35. I can picture the label, but I don'...
by Scott McDonald
August 12th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CHICAGO - Weygandt-Metzler Tasting
Replies: 7
Views: 635

CHICAGO - Weygandt-Metzler Tasting

I'll try to make it, but it would only be able to get there later in the event.
by Scott McDonald
August 12th, 2014, 7:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago, Sept. 17th 8:30pm Goosefoot
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Chicago, Sept. 17th 8:30pm Goosefoot

I'd like to dine with you.
by Scott McDonald
May 15th, 2013, 7:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Berserkerfest--5/17 Blue Star: Stragglers Table
Replies: 24
Views: 945

Chicago Berserkerfest--5/17 Blue Star: Stragglers Table- but with big pours...

My table has dissolved--do you guys have room for one more?
by Scott McDonald
May 14th, 2013, 6:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 5/17 Blue Star Bistro table Pre~2000ish Rhone *Disbanded*
Replies: 36
Views: 1166

5/17 Blue Star Bistro table Pre~2000ish Rhone

I'll bring a 1998 Beaucastel CdP.
by Scott McDonald
May 7th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Bearserkerfest BlueStar Bistro, Wines That Don't Suck II Table
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Chicago Bearserkerfest BlueStar Bistro, Wines That Don't Suck II Table

Robert,

I'm supposed to be at the pre-2000 Rhone table for Blue Star and WTDS II for Sun Wah. Thanks.
by Scott McDonald
May 7th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Bearserkerfest BlueStar Bistro, Wines That Don't Suck II Table
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Chicago Bearserkerfest BlueStar Bistro, Wines That Don't Suck II Table

Robert is this the list of participants for Sun Wah rather than Blue Star?
by Scott McDonald
April 29th, 2013, 4:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Bearserkerfest, 5/18 Sun Wah BBQ (now with all tables included)
Replies: 131
Views: 6222

Chicago Bearserkerfest, 5/18 Sun Wah BBQ (now with all tables included)

Robert, you can add me to the WTDS II table. Thanks.
by Scott McDonald
April 26th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Bearserkerfest, 5/18 Sun Wah BBQ (now with all tables included)
Replies: 131
Views: 6222

Chicago Bearserkerfest, 5/18 Sun Wah BBQ (now with all tables included)

Hi Robert,

I've confirmed for this dinner, but was not listed in the latest update. Thanks.
by Scott McDonald
April 17th, 2013, 10:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Bearserkerfest Thursday 5/16 Dinner @ Browntrout: RSVP Inside!
Replies: 45
Views: 1054

Chicago Bearserkerfest Thursday 5/16 Dinner @ Browntrout: RSVP Inside!

I've always wanted to try Browntrout. Sounds good to me.
by Scott McDonald
April 16th, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Bearserkerfest Thursday 5/16 Dinner @ Browntrout: RSVP Inside!
Replies: 45
Views: 1054

Chicago Bearserkerfest Thursday May 16 Dinner

I'd be interested. As far as a venue, I've been wanting to try Oliver's Cafe. I'll call them in a few days, after we have some idea of our group's size.
by Scott McDonald
April 11th, 2013, 8:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 5/17 Blue Star Bistro table Pre~2000ish Rhone *Disbanded*
Replies: 36
Views: 1166

5/17 Blue Star Bistro table Pre-2000 Rhone

I'd like to share some Rhone wine with you gentlemen.
by Scott McDonald
April 1st, 2013, 4:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Saturday May 18, Domaine bearserkerfest sign up
Replies: 73
Views: 2133

Saturday May 18, Domaine bearserkerfest sign up

I'd like to participate.

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