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Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 11:37 am
by ERPark
ATaylor wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 11:18 am
George Chadwick wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:40 pm
dteng wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm

.......

We’ll square up on Tuesday.
I insist.

I’m in Andrew.
TMI but thanks for the update.
Signed,
Stags
I can't feel anything..............swear.
Too easy.......

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Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 12:23 pm
by Doug Davidson
dteng wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 10:38 am
Doug Davidson wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Please count me in if there's still room!
Doug, you’re on the list...though I’ll understand if this bunch scares you away.
Hah! Sounds like a fun group to me, and I look forward to meeting everyone!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 12:40 pm
by BillK
It looks 19 are signed up. Please add me if you can accommodate 20.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 12:54 pm
by George Chadwick
ChrisStags wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 9:26 am
George Chadwick wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:40 pm
dteng wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm


.......

We’ll square up on Tuesday.
I insist.

I’m in Andrew.
TMI but thanks for the update.
Signed,
Stags
😂😂😂
That's what happens when you sink to my level.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 10:57 pm
by Andrea V.
Confirming my attendance too. Looking forward to meet everyone!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 9:07 am
by AndyK
What is everyone bringing?

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 10:33 am
by Craig G
If attendance reaches 40, everyone has to bring a 3L.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 11:20 am
by ATaylor
Craig G wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:33 am
If attendance reaches 40, everyone has to bring a 3L.
They can do a table of 21, so there is still space for you Craig.........now if anyone has a bottle of old Conseillante they want to bring he may change his tune.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 11:33 am
by Alan Rath
I have some Old Tennis Shoe.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 1:11 pm
by Larry Stein
A magnum of 2002 Chinon, Domaine Les Roches. 2004 and 2005 have been drinking great lately out of 750s.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 8:51 pm
by Craig G
ATaylor wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 11:20 am
Craig G wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:33 am
If attendance reaches 40, everyone has to bring a 3L.
They can do a table of 21, so there is still space for you Craig.........now if anyone has a bottle of old Conseillante they want to bring he may change his tune.
I’ve already got one, you silly English k-niggits.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 8:09 am
by e chin
Probably best to scratch me from the list as I doubt I can make it.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 11:17 am
by Doug Davidson
Doug Davidson wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 12:23 pm
dteng wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 10:38 am
Doug Davidson wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Please count me in if there's still room!
Doug, you’re on the list...though I’ll understand if this bunch scares you away.
Hah! Sounds like a fun group to me, and I look forward to meeting everyone!
Hi Dan,

I hate to do this on my first event, but I just got a call moving my cataract surgery up to next week, and I won't be able to join the dinner on Monday. I'm sorry for backing out, and if there's any issue over the number of attendees, I'm more than happy to pay for my meal.

I hope I can join in the next event, and I'll miss meeting everyone Monday (although I'll be glad to be able to see you all better when I finally do!)

Doug

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm
by George Chadwick
Doug Davidson wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 11:17 am
Doug Davidson wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 12:23 pm
dteng wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 10:38 am


Doug, you’re on the list...though I’ll understand if this bunch scares you away.
Hah! Sounds like a fun group to me, and I look forward to meeting everyone!
Hi Dan,

I hate to do this on my first event, but I just got a call moving my cataract surgery up to next week, and I won't be able to join the dinner on Monday. I'm sorry for backing out, and if there's any issue over the number of attendees, I'm more than happy to pay for my meal.

I hope I can join in the next event, and I'll miss meeting everyone Monday (although I'll be glad to be able to see you all better when I finally do!)

Doug
I think you should pay for your meal. In theory if you had attended, you ordered an entree, soup, salad, four appetizers and three desserts, and you ordered a bottle of Champagne off their list and drank it by yourself.

Also I'm asking you to reimburse me for my overpayment at Paul Martin's.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm
by Alan Rath
UN translation: Hopefully Doug gets George's humor, but just in case: don't worry about it :)

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 12:55 pm
by Larry Stein
Ah c'mon, who among us gets George's humor? Should we take a poll? Alan, you know how to set those up. [snort.gif]

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 1:45 pm
by Doug Davidson
George Chadwick wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Doug Davidson wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 11:17 am
Doug Davidson wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 12:23 pm


Hah! Sounds like a fun group to me, and I look forward to meeting everyone!
Hi Dan,

I hate to do this on my first event, but I just got a call moving my cataract surgery up to next week, and I won't be able to join the dinner on Monday. I'm sorry for backing out, and if there's any issue over the number of attendees, I'm more than happy to pay for my meal.

I hope I can join in the next event, and I'll miss meeting everyone Monday (although I'll be glad to be able to see you all better when I finally do!)

Doug
I think you should pay for your meal. In theory if you had attended, you ordered an entree, soup, salad, four appetizers and three desserts, and you ordered a bottle of Champagne off their list and drank it by yourself.

Also I'm asking you to reimburse me for my overpayment at Paul Martin's.
I think that's more than fair, George. In the spirit of friendship, I will also include the outstanding funding for the bullet train, as well as some funds of mine which are currently being held in Nigeria. Please send me your SSN, bank routing information, PIN number, DOB, and other relevant passwords - I will take care of this forthwith!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 2:07 pm
by George Chadwick
That's the Teng Family Spirit!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 3:43 pm
by ChrisStags
Dan and others, instead of paying for George’s meal, get him a gift certificate to Paul Martins for the difference. Pretty sure you can probably get a discounted one at Costco 😂.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 14th, 2019, 6:44 am
by George Chadwick
e chin wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:09 am
Probably best to scratch me
That's your opinion

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 14th, 2019, 10:08 am
by e chin
George Chadwick wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:44 am
e chin wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:09 am
Probably best to scratch me
That's your opinion
Are you saying you'll do it for me [dance-clap.gif]

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 11:41 am
by George Chadwick
Larry Stein wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Los Gatos is pretty far for almost everyone, even me from Fremont. There's an italian restaurant in Palo Alto, on California, that I frequent, and know the owners a bit (Terun). They have let me do a smaller wine dinner in the past, and would probably be fine doing that with this group. They have a large covered outdoor space in the back, and I'm sure we could work out a Monday dinner with them no problem.

Limiting the number of participants is a bit unfriendly, but large groups are also more difficult to manage, find venues, and just have a more intimate experience with the wines and people.
Terun would be a fine choice!

"just have a more intimate experience with the wines"
Does Karen know about this? neener
I just realized it was Terun I went to a couple of weeks ago with Steve Weiss. Owner or manager sat and chatted with us a few times, very likeable. They can easily accommodate us in the back tented room, maybe even on a Tuesday. Loved that restaurant. Very strong vote for a dinner there.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 11:47 am
by ChrisStags
George Chadwick wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 11:41 am
Larry Stein wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Los Gatos is pretty far for almost everyone, even me from Fremont. There's an italian restaurant in Palo Alto, on California, that I frequent, and know the owners a bit (Terun). They have let me do a smaller wine dinner in the past, and would probably be fine doing that with this group. They have a large covered outdoor space in the back, and I'm sure we could work out a Monday dinner with them no problem.

Limiting the number of participants is a bit unfriendly, but large groups are also more difficult to manage, find venues, and just have a more intimate experience with the wines and people.
Terun would be a fine choice!

"just have a more intimate experience with the wines"
Does Karen know about this? neener
I just realized it was Terun I went to a couple of weeks ago with Steve Weiss. Owner or manager sat and chatted with us a few times, very likeable. They can easily accommodate us in the back tented room, maybe even on a Tuesday. Loved that restaurant. Very strong vote for a dinner there.
+3 Went a few weeks ago and had a nice time. Doesn’t seem like a place that would waive corkage due to the fact they always seem busy. But worth a try!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 12:16 pm
by Alan Rath
They will wave corkage for us, I'm fairly sure. If not, we can work out some kind of good deal with them. We are frequent diners there, they take great care of us.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 1:32 pm
by dteng
Should I start a July OL thread?

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 2:09 pm
by ChrisStags
dteng wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Should I start a July OL thread?
Is BillK going to the offline? Looks like he isn’t on the roster but responded that he wanted to go a while ago.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 2:41 pm
by dteng
Thanks Chris - just added him

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 6:02 pm
by BillK
[thumbs-up.gif] Do we have a theme?

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 15th, 2019, 6:51 pm
by ChrisStags
Think it is wines that don’t suck!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 16th, 2019, 3:01 pm
by George Chadwick
dteng wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Should I start a July OL thread?
I'll be gone likely. Paul Martin's in July, Terun in August.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 7:47 am
by Andrea V.
Looking forward to meet you all tonight. I pulled out Comtes ‘06 and Chanin Duvarita PN ‘13 from the cellar!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 8:01 am
by AndyK
I pulled a 13 Nigl Privat and a 95 Grand Puy Lacoste

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 9:35 am
by Wes Barton
'73 Spring Mountain Vineyard CS

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 9:49 am
by Alan Rath
AndyK wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 8:01 am
I pulled a 13 Nigl Privat and a 95 Grand Puy Lacoste
I'll bring another Austrian

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 10:49 am
by AndyK
I don't tolerate other Austrians in this group - one is enough!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 10:57 am
by Larry Stein
Family on my Mom's side emigrated from Austria to the US in the 19th century. Which means...

You're just gonna have to deal. neener

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
by Alan Rath
Larry Stein wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 10:57 am
Family on my Mom's side emigrated from Austria to the US in the 19th century. Which means...

You're just gonna have to deal. neener
Another one here, two grandparents from "Austro-hungary" [wow.gif]

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
by ATaylor
Don't forget the usual routine: stems and cash!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 12:43 pm
by AndyK
How bad are the stems there? I can only carry 4 between me and my wife and was planning on using some of theirs...

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 12:46 pm
by Larry Stein
The stems are excellent. They'll gladly let you use theirs. Still better if we bring as many of our own, given the break they give us for corkage.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 1:07 pm
by ATaylor
Larry Stein wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 12:46 pm
The stems are excellent. They'll gladly let you use theirs. Still better if we bring as many of our own, given the break they give us for corkage.
This

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 1:22 pm
by George Chadwick
Andrea V. wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 7:47 am
Looking forward to meet you all tonight. I pulled out Comtes ‘06 and Chanin Duvarita PN ‘13 from the cellar!
Love Chanin, wrote a long thing about him on Berserkers a few months ago, just bought some older ones on Winebid this week, never had Duvarita

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 1:25 pm
by George Chadwick
I love Austria. The Opera House, the kangaroos, Fosters Lager, Mel Gibson no wait Crocodile Dundee, the von Trapp Family Singers escaping from New Zealand with Julie Andrews and Russell Crowe, California governor Lou Ferrigno, yodeling

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 17th, 2019, 5:19 pm
by ERPark
Sorry, everyone. I got a major work fire that hasn’t been extinguished as of yet. Won’t be able to make it to Donato tonight......... 🤬 😑 😕

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 18th, 2019, 10:38 am
by ChrisStags
Another fun and tasty dinner!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 18th, 2019, 2:09 pm
by robert creth
Thanks all for the great evening. Some wonderful wines. My favorite was the Chenin Blanc.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 18th, 2019, 2:42 pm
by George Chadwick
Great table too

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 18th, 2019, 8:38 pm
by Andrea V.
What a fun night! My WOTN was the Nigl Privat, great stuff!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 18th, 2019, 10:19 pm
by Alan Rath
Nigl, Huet, Potel, GPL all great, everything else really good as well! Fun dinner.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Posted: June 19th, 2019, 12:22 pm
by Larry Stein
It was a tough night for reds. Overall WOTN was '07 Huet Franc de Pied Sec. Reds: '95 GPL and '01 Pape Clement from magnum. Oh yeah, '06 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is always a winner.