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#1 Post by George Chadwick » June 6th, 2018, 2:13 pm

Edited June 19: updated re attendees:

The six carricantes I'm bringing:

Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore 2013
Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore 2009
Rhys Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore 2014
Another carricante
Another carricante
Another carricante

Tuesday June 19 630 PM
Golden Triangle in Los Gatos, nearby big parking lots at Walgreens and Safeway
Doesn't charge corkage
Shared dinner cost
Bring a non-New-World-style Italian red or white (but there will be six-plus carricantes on the table)

Responses:

Wes B. (Red Fizzies)
Alan R. (shattered glass pieces I left on the sidewalk)
R Frankel (1985 Barbaresco)
Me (1958 Barolo)
AndrewT (Andrea Bocelli and two Communists)
Sean S. (Sparkling malaria and 94 sangiovese) +1
Craig G. (Italian Bordeaux and Italian Port) +1
Larry S. depending on work and contagion (sparkler)
Steve Weiss (1988 Barbaresco)

(Joe W can't make it)(Yao +1 too far)(Leonard M too far for him)(AndyK no recent response)(Gene screwed up priorities)
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#2 Post by ATaylor » June 6th, 2018, 2:40 pm

George Chadwick wrote:Rhys Aeris, several others, somewhere between Los Gatos and San Francisco. The hope is the carricantes are served blind, then dinner with the carricantes and whatever non-Tuscan-type Italian wines (red or white) that you bring. I'll supply most or all of the carricantes, I already have five or six lined up. Details later but trying for low-corkage not-expensive. Golden Triangle in Los Gatos (no corkage) on Sunday July 1 after a Ridge BBQ is my first choice, it would be fun to reserve the patio.
You running a newfangled calendar from the latest Apple iOS upgrade? Sunday July 1 being in June? neener
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#3 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » June 6th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Thanks for opening this up. Would fly up for this from SoCal but I’m out of the country that day. Have fun!

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#4 Post by Wes Barton » June 6th, 2018, 3:04 pm

Interested, but can't do July 1st.
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#5 Post by Alan Rath » June 6th, 2018, 4:36 pm

What about Italian, since this is Italian wine? ;)
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#6 Post by Larry Stein » June 6th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Also, interested and also can't make July 1st.

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#7 Post by Yao C » June 6th, 2018, 5:38 pm

I'm in, are +1s allowed?
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#8 Post by George Chadwick » June 6th, 2018, 11:16 pm

Yao C wrote:I'm in, are +1s allowed?
Your husband is invited but you aren't. Joking. Yes.
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#9 Post by George Chadwick » June 6th, 2018, 11:19 pm

Let's pick a date before July 2 and not too close to June 25. I don't want a Monday and can't be June 22. I should have all the carricantes by June 9, a 2009 Pietra just arrived from NY.

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#10 Post by Craig G » June 7th, 2018, 1:41 am

I’m very interested if it’s in LG. Has to be by the 30th for me.
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#11 Post by AndyK » June 7th, 2018, 8:59 am

Also very interested!
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#12 Post by ATaylor » June 7th, 2018, 9:57 am

sign us up...grazie.
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#13 Post by R. Frankel » June 7th, 2018, 4:24 pm

I'd love to join if it's either July 1 or June 17 - 22. I'm out of town June 23rd - 30th. I have an Aeris to bring if needed :). Good luck scheduling George!
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#14 Post by Leonard Maran » June 7th, 2018, 5:46 pm

I'd very much like to join if it's in San Francisco.

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#15 Post by George Chadwick » June 9th, 2018, 12:37 pm

FYI serious that I might inquire at I Gatti (Italian restaurant in Los Gatos) but only if they give us a screaming deal on a Tuesday. I had a very good dinner there this year. Not serious about Buca di Beppo. Golden Triangle is the heavy favorite. Asian fusion food sort of.

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#16 Post by Larry Stein » June 9th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Only way I wouldn't be able to go on the 19th is if I start a new job that week (which is a distinct possibility).

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#17 Post by Alan Rath » June 13th, 2018, 7:02 pm

Is this a go for the 19th? Which Pietra Marina do you have, George? I have an 09 here, maybe a 10.
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#18 Post by Yao C » June 13th, 2018, 9:03 pm

Sorry can't go; Los Gatos is just too far for me on a weeknight [cry.gif]
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#19 Post by George Chadwick » June 13th, 2018, 10:46 pm

Sorry to miss you and your husband Yao.
Alan I got the 2009.
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#20 Post by Craig G » June 13th, 2018, 11:06 pm

I’ll bring a non-Carricante Wine from somewhere in the Roman Empire.
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#21 Post by Alan Rath » June 14th, 2018, 9:45 am

George Chadwick wrote:Alan I got the 2009.
OK, I'll bring a different vintage to put in the lineup.
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#22 Post by George Chadwick » June 14th, 2018, 10:32 pm

Alan I also am bringing the 2013 And a 1958 Barolo,

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#23 Post by Wes Barton » June 14th, 2018, 11:06 pm

I'm in. I dig up something red, and maybe one of them fizzy sweet Brachetto thangs for dessert.
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#24 Post by Sean_S » June 15th, 2018, 7:19 am

Im in

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#25 Post by ATaylor » June 15th, 2018, 10:40 am

Craig G wrote:I’ll bring a non-Carricante Wine from somewhere in the Roman Empire.
Cool......been wanting to try an English champagne.
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#26 Post by R. Frankel » June 16th, 2018, 7:45 pm

I'm in. Looks like Carricante is covered, so I'll bring a red. Probably a

1985 Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Martinenga Gaiun

And/Or something else.
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#27 Post by Craig G » June 16th, 2018, 9:15 pm

George, are we full or could I bring another person?
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#28 Post by Larry Stein » June 17th, 2018, 8:41 am

I don’t have an Italian red that comes close to matching up. Since Gene isn’t coming, I’ll bring a bottle of Champagne.

However, it’s now contingent on getting over this stupid cold by Tuesday. It’ll be a game-day decision.

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#29 Post by ERPark » June 17th, 2018, 8:43 pm

Unfortunately won't be able to attend, as I'm playing golf with some friends that day. 1PM tee time in the East Bay is too little time to get down there. Sounds like it will be a swell time!
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#30 Post by Craig G » June 17th, 2018, 9:05 pm

ERPark wrote:Unfortunately won't be able to attend, as I'm playing golf with some friends that day. 1PM tee time in the East Bay is too little time to get down there. Sounds like it will be a swell time!
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#31 Post by Alan Rath » June 17th, 2018, 10:45 pm

George Chadwick wrote:Alan I also am bringing the 2013 And a 1958 Barolo,
If you're going to drop one, please make it the '58
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#32 Post by ATaylor » June 18th, 2018, 9:36 am

C is sitting this out as getting back down from the City is too much of a slog. Will blind a white.
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#33 Post by Alan Rath » June 18th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Are we doing the Carricante's blind? If so, I'll need to bring a blindfold.
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#34 Post by George Chadwick » June 18th, 2018, 10:27 pm

Alan Rath wrote:Are we doing the Carricante's blind? If so, I'll need to bring a blindfold.
Seriously I intend to, but with tin foil not carafes, and the bottles have different shapes, so guessing or at least narrowing them will be easy. But it still makes people more objective and I especially want to hear/read what people think of the Aeris. I now think my first bottle was slightly corked or otherwise not representative. I had a Pietra Marina after that and they bore no resemblance in flavor or style.

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#35 Post by Larry Stein » June 19th, 2018, 8:35 am

Ok, I’m in.

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#36 Post by Sean_S » June 19th, 2018, 9:51 am

George,

Do we have room for one more. My wife wants to attend....

and I'm bringing a Sparkling malvasia bianca and a 94 Sangio not a keg of PBR. (I love beer but am not a fan of PBR).

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#37 Post by George Chadwick » June 19th, 2018, 2:59 pm

Sean_S wrote:George,

Do we have room for one more. My wife wants to attend....

and I'm bringing a Sparkling malvasia bianca and a 94 Sangio not a keg of PBR. (I love beer but am not a fan of PBR).

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PBR is above average from a keg (but not otherwise), seriously.

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#38 Post by George Chadwick » June 19th, 2018, 3:00 pm

George Chadwick wrote:Edited June 19: updated re attendees:

The six carricantes I'm bringing:

Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore 2013
Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore 2009
Rhys Aeris Etna Bianco Superiore 2014
Another carricante
Another carricante
Another carricante

Tuesday June 19 630 PM
Golden Triangle in Los Gatos, nearby big parking lots at Walgreens and Safeway
Doesn't charge corkage
Shared dinner cost
Bring a non-New-World-style Italian red or white (but there will be six-plus carricantes on the table)

Responses:

Wes B. (Red Fizzies)
Alan R. (shattered glass pieces I left on the sidewalk)
R Frankel (1985 Barbaresco)
Me (1958 Barolo)
AndrewT (Andrea Bocelli and two Communists)
Sean S. (Sparkling malvasia bianca and a 94 Sangio) +1
Craig G. (Turkish Retsina) +1
Larry S. depending on work and contagion (sparkler)
Steve Weiss (1988 Barbaresco)

(Joe W can't make it)(Yao +1 too far)(Leonard M too far for him)(AndyK no recent response)(Gene screwed up priorities)

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#39 Post by Craig G » June 19th, 2018, 3:59 pm

BTW I’m bringing Bordeaux and my friend is bringing Port. Both from 1985. The hell with this Eyetalian stuff.
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