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Pinot Tasting - Thousand Oaks Area - UPDATED SEE POST 16

#1 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 17th, 2019, 5:45 am

A few years back I arranged a blind Pinot Tasting at Lazy Dog Cafe. About 18 people joined us in a Russian River v. Santa Rita Hills tasting and it was fun. Then, two years ago they wouldn't do a big group on a Saturday, so I did it at my house (also in Thousand Oaks). So, I am gauging interest for a Pinot Tasting on a night in June. It could even be a Sunday Afternoon... Chime in on your interest! I do think it works best for about 14 people or one bottle won't get to everyone.
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#2 Post by GregP » April 17th, 2019, 12:50 pm

I may be interested, depending on date.
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#3 Post by Scott Watkins » April 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm

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#4 Post by Mike Stoneking » April 17th, 2019, 6:56 pm

Dana & Mike for sure.
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#5 Post by Bryan Cottriel » April 17th, 2019, 8:06 pm

My wife and I would be interested depending on the date.

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#6 Post by Brian Bohr » April 18th, 2019, 7:54 am

We'll certainly join if the dates work.
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#7 Post by Ron F r e e d » April 18th, 2019, 10:24 am

Possibly...date dependent.

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#8 Post by Elliot Steele » April 19th, 2019, 4:21 am

I'm in date depending. Any chance we can expand the theme to include red burg as well?
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#9 Post by Bryan Cottriel » April 19th, 2019, 6:11 am

The last 2 weekends of the month would be best for us.

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#10 Post by Shaner M » April 19th, 2019, 6:56 am

First and last Sunday are the only ones I can swing. Definitely interested though.
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#11 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 19th, 2019, 5:36 pm

So in response to some of the above responses, we could do Calif. Pinot v. Red Burgundy (blind) and see how that flushes out. Can people tell me how are June 15 or 22 or 23?
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#12 Post by Bryan Cottriel » April 19th, 2019, 9:50 pm

22 or 23 work for me

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#13 Post by GregP » April 19th, 2019, 11:04 pm

Either weekend is open for us right now.
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#14 Post by Elliot Steele » April 20th, 2019, 7:28 am

The 22nd or 23rd works best seeing as the 16th is Father's Day but I do have the 15th open. Love the Cali Pinot vs. Red Burg theme. I'll assume we are we bringing one of each.
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#15 Post by Elliot Steele » April 20th, 2019, 7:28 am

Scott Watkins wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
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#16 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 21st, 2019, 9:49 am

Let's block out June 22. If Lazy Dog won't accommodate us, we will have a pot luck at our house (in Thousand Oaks two miles north of the 101).

It will be Red Burgundy v. California Pinot. One bottle per person, so if you are a couple, bring one of each region.

I'll supply the protein on the Smoker or grill. I am posting those who expressed interest, and I am thinking we should cap at about 16. If you cannot make it, let me know:

UPDATED LIST:

Bruce and Laurie Rudman
Mike and Dana Stoneking
Scott and Andrea Watkins
Elliott Steele
Greg P (+1)
Brian Cotriel (+1)
Ron Freed (+1?)
Shane (you said Sundays - this is a Saturday)?
Adam G
Dominque & Marc Simon
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#17 Post by Elliot Steele » April 21st, 2019, 11:02 am

I'm in for the 22nd and am just bringing myself. I'll bring red burg most likely. Are we declaring what we are bringing so there is no overlap?
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#18 Post by Brian Bohr » April 21st, 2019, 12:29 pm

We are in San Diego on the 22nd so will have to miss this one. Looking forward to next time.
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#19 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 21st, 2019, 3:33 pm

Brian Bohr wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 12:29 pm
We are in San Diego on the 22nd so will have to miss this one. Looking forward to next time.
Sorry to miss you but keep watching in case the date changes....

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#20 Post by Scott Watkins » April 21st, 2019, 3:57 pm

Elliot Steele wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Scott Watkins wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
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Carpool?
Well this thread has grown! Elliot you must mean Uber pool.
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#21 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 21st, 2019, 4:41 pm

Scott Watkins wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Elliot Steele wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Scott Watkins wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
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Carpool?
Well this thread has grown! Elliot you must mean Uber pool.
Scott, I think he meant to carpool with YOU!
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#22 Post by Elliot Steele » April 21st, 2019, 5:24 pm

Bruce Rudman wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 4:41 pm
Scott Watkins wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Elliot Steele wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 7:28 am


Carpool?
Well this thread has grown! Elliot you must mean Uber pool.
Scott, I think he meant to carpool with YOU!
No, he means Uber pool with him lol. None of us will be able to drive after, and lord knows Andrea doesn't want me sleeping on the dog bed again a la Totoraku [wow.gif]
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#23 Post by Adam G » April 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm

I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting!
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#24 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 22nd, 2019, 9:13 pm

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I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting!
Adam, no toddlers (as cute as he may be as we have an unfenced pool), but we'd love to add you.
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#25 Post by Adam G » April 27th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Bruce Rudman wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 9:13 pm
Adam G wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
I'm interested. I'll be getting back from a vacation right before then, so I'll need spousal clearance. I doubt she'd make the trip too, and as cute as he is, you probably don't want our toddler running around during a wine tasting!
Adam, no toddlers (as cute as he may be as we have an unfenced pool), but we'd love to add you.
As expected, thanks Bruce!
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#26 Post by Bryan Cottriel » May 24th, 2019, 10:08 am

I am going to have to cancel. Too many kids events to get away for the day.

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#27 Post by Ron F r e e d » May 26th, 2019, 8:40 am

Been asleep at the wheel and away from this thread. We are open on the 22nd and would love to join! Will the wines be tasted blind or out in the open for everyone to see?

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#28 Post by Bruce Rudman » May 26th, 2019, 12:57 pm

Ron F r e e d wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 8:40 am
Been asleep at the wheel and away from this thread. We are open on the 22nd and would love to join! Will the wines be tasted blind or out in the open for everyone to see?
Tasting will be June 22; I'd suggest we start at 4:30. I have been told Lazy Dog won't do a Saturday for about 20 people with 20 wines so I will host. Just 2 miles north of the 101 freeway so it is not much of a detour. As it gets closer I will PM those attending with my address.

It will be Red Burgundy v. California Pinot. BLIND! One bottle per person, so if you are a couple, bring one of each region. I will probably open some Rose' or Bubbles before we start. I have glasses but you are welcome to bring more so we call can have options...

I'll supply the protein on the Smoker or grill. Probably do some smoked Brisket, Salmon and maybe pork belly sliders. Those coming can bring some sides. I was thinking we should cap at about 16, but if there are a few extra who want to come, I say the more the merrier.


UPDATED LIST:

Bruce and Laurie Rudman (plus two friends who are not on the Board)
Mike and Dana Stoneking
Scott and Andrea Watkins
Elliott Steele
Greg P (+1)
Ron Freed (+1?)
Shane (you said Sundays - this is a Saturday)?
Adam G
Dominque & Marc Simon

If you cannot make it, let me know - if you are interested let me know too...
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#29 Post by Elliot Steele » May 26th, 2019, 1:54 pm

I unfortunately have to cancel. Hope to catch you guys next time around.
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#30 Post by Ron F r e e d » May 26th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Elliot Steele wrote:
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I unfortunately have to cancel. Hope to catch you guys next time around.
What, something I said? We can have our Uber driver pick you up... [cheers.gif]

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#31 Post by Ron F r e e d » May 26th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Thanks Bruce, missed the blind reference earlier.

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#32 Post by GregP » May 26th, 2019, 7:52 pm

Curious what the format of "blind" is. Flights, or simply mixed up and tasted at will?

And with a matching pair of bottles, same vintage for New/Old? Just don't want 2018 Barefoot Pinot Noir to stick out much :-)
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#33 Post by Scott Watkins » May 26th, 2019, 7:55 pm

GregP wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Curious what the format of "blind" is. Flights, or simply mixed up and tasted at will?

And with a matching pair of bottles, same vintage for New/Old? Just don't want 2018 Barefoot Pinot Noir to stick out much :-)
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#34 Post by GregP » May 26th, 2019, 8:42 pm

Bruce's house, per a few posts above.
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