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The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

#1 Post by J a y H a c k » August 22nd, 2019, 8:28 am

Where have all the big New York City Offlines disappeared to, you ask? Well, let's see. Abooboo left town. Then Leo left town. I got old and I have enough wine dinners without having to figure out a way to meet all the rest of you. Mark whose last name I forget (Franks? of the Lugeresque dinners) got tired of herding cats. Time for some of you young whipper snappers to step up.

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#2 Post by Peter Kleban » August 22nd, 2019, 8:34 am

After a kvetch like that (from anyone, young or old) my grandmother used to say "another country heard from".
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#3 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » August 22nd, 2019, 8:43 am

The organized chaos is not as fun as it used to be. Fewer people and more focused themes tend to be more enjoyable.

Let’s face it, for certain individuals/groups it’s also about being with the ‘right’ people and the ‘right’ bottles.
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#4 Post by J a y H a c k » August 22nd, 2019, 10:11 am

Peter Kleban wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 8:34 am
After a kvetch like that (from anyone, young or old) my grandmother used to say "another country heard from".
Another COUNTY - as in late returns from Cook County.
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#5 Post by Peter Kleban » August 22nd, 2019, 8:39 pm

No, she used country. Like a debate in the UN. Look on Google, it can go either way.
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#6 Post by Dan Hammer » August 23rd, 2019, 4:16 pm

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 8:43 am
The organized chaos is not as fun as it used to be. Fewer people and more focused themes tend to be more enjoyable.

Let’s face it, for certain individuals/groups it’s also about being with the ‘right’ people and the ‘right’ bottles.
Oh, like, the wine chaos at Di Fara's (annual Fat Tuesday offline). neener

It would be fun to have some of those Manhattan types attend. Maybe some of their fancy French wines really do taste good. neener

Look in the offline forum for info on Di Fara. You can see the eclectic collection of wines.
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#7 Post by Dan Hammer » August 23rd, 2019, 4:16 pm

Peter, I haven't seen you since PDH. You're invited!
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#8 Post by Steve L Gellman » August 23rd, 2019, 4:26 pm

Used to put together some but no longer working in the city

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#9 Post by Brian Tuite » August 26th, 2019, 12:13 pm

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#10 Post by Sh@n A » September 3rd, 2019, 3:00 pm

I posted one for 2014 Produttori Riservas... maybe it is the crickets who are the problem...
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#11 Post by Dinesh Goyal » September 16th, 2019, 5:29 pm

Have missed last two events that Sh@N organized but looking forward to Produttori tasting.

Would love to attend a few more, I am not getting invited to enough of them. Barolos, Burgundies, Bordeaux, Etna Rossos and so many other regions to explore.

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#12 Post by Jonathan Sirot » September 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Dinesh Goyal wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Have missed last two events that Sh@N organized but looking forward to Produttori tasting.

Would love to attend a few more, I am not getting invited to enough of them. Barolos, Burgundies, Bordeaux, Etna Rossos and so many other regions to explore.
Dinesh please come join the event I just posted at Peking Duck House. It will likely be October or might get pushed into Nov depending on response.

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#13 Post by Craig G » September 16th, 2019, 10:37 pm

When I showed up to a New York offline, Jay finished his Cayuse before I made it to the restaurant.
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