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

#1 Post by Andre M » September 25th, 2019, 9:14 pm

I will be in town that night and if anyone would like to get togethers and share some winos. Thanks.

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The Gage
24 S Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60603

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1. Andre Mulyono - 2009 Dom Perignon
2. Scott McDonald - 2013 Heresztyn-Mazzini Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets
3. Adam Caldwell - 2008 Philippe Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines, and 2010 Aurelien Verdet Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots
4. Keith Akers - 08 Dublere Volnay Tailepieds and a 12 Dhondt-Grellet Le Bateau Extra-Brut
5. Bobby Brinckman - 15 Bichot Les Rugiens 1er Cru
6. Patrick Rauber - 2012 Aubry Brut Ivoire et Ebene and 2006 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets
7. Clifton Dong - 2005 Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin en Champs
8. Andrew Moldenhauer
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Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

#2 Post by Scott McDonald » September 25th, 2019, 9:51 pm

I should be available, Andre.

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#3 Post by adam caldwell » September 27th, 2019, 2:47 pm

I should be around as well if your looking for another. Feel free to hit me up.thx. Adam.

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#4 Post by Andre M » September 27th, 2019, 8:09 pm

Scott, Adam,
That’s awesome. Looking forward to meet both of you.
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#5 Post by Andre M » September 30th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Scott and Adam, do you have any suggestion for the restaurant/venue? TIA.
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#6 Post by Scott McDonald » October 2nd, 2019, 12:27 am

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.

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#7 Post by adam caldwell » October 2nd, 2019, 9:36 pm

I like both of those spots. I live north side in Logan Square but can meet anywhere.

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#8 Post by Andre M » October 4th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Both sounds great Scott.
If the Gage could allow free corkage that would
be awesome.
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#9 Post by Andre M » October 12th, 2019, 7:12 am

Scott & Adam, what time do we want to meet at the restaurant?
Any suggestion for theme?
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Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

#10 Post by adam caldwell » October 12th, 2019, 9:50 am

Hi Andre, I am flexible on time, I work from home. So I can do whenever-4pm-9pm or anywhere in between. My collection is weighted to Piedmonte and Burgundy, but I am open to others. I am happy to pick up a couple bottles of another region or higher level if needed. Excited to meet up. I am trying to get 1 other nice and experienced wine guy to join us as well will let you know. Also, feel free to send me a DM if you want to move convo to text.

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Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday)

#11 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 13th, 2019, 2:39 pm

Hi Andre,


I would love to join up as well. My personal preference would be towards the Bristol as that is like a 5-10 minute walk from me, but I'm also more than fine with the Gage if Scott can get corkage waived.

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#12 Post by Andre M » October 14th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Awesome Keith!
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#13 Post by Scott McDonald » October 15th, 2019, 3:07 pm

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

What time works best for you?

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#14 Post by Andre M » October 15th, 2019, 9:00 pm

6 pm would be ideal, but I would do my best to be there by 5.30 if everyone are prefer earlier start.

Thank you Scott for doing the legwork to book the restaurant.
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#15 Post by adam caldwell » October 17th, 2019, 10:42 pm

I’m open on time. ac

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#16 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 18th, 2019, 1:35 pm

If we’re doing a 5:30 start, I’ll probably have to leave around 7ish for some Champagne Happy hour second session at Pops😁

Or, if we have a 7/7:30 start, I can buy tickets for all of us to imbibe for the first session

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#17 Post by Scott McDonald » October 18th, 2019, 2:28 pm

What time would you prefer that I make the reservation for, Keith?

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#18 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 19th, 2019, 4:02 am

Any time works for me. I’d say earlier as that’s what Andre prefers

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#19 Post by adam caldwell » October 19th, 2019, 11:52 am

I should have 1 more person to join us as well. Have we decided on what to drink ? Should we pick a theme and range of wines ?

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#20 Post by Scott McDonald » October 19th, 2019, 1:18 pm

We have a 6:00 reservation for 5 people. Corkage has been waived.

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#21 Post by adam caldwell » October 19th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Thanks Scott, appreciate the work. Looking forward to it.

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#22 Post by Andre M » October 19th, 2019, 10:01 pm

Thank you Scott. Looking forward to meet everyone.
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#23 Post by Bobby B » October 20th, 2019, 9:03 pm

I'll join, as well, if that's alright!

Scott, let me know if we're able to expand the res to 6 people, or if you'd like me to call!
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#24 Post by Scott McDonald » October 22nd, 2019, 10:58 am

I'm glad you can join us, Bobby.

We have a reservation for 6 at 6:00.

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#25 Post by Patrick Rauber » October 23rd, 2019, 6:10 am

Hey guys, I just wanted to introduce myself - I am the +1 that Adam mentioned. I am looking forward to meeting you guys and drinking some good wine.

Any thoughts on a theme?

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#26 Post by Mike Grammer » October 23rd, 2019, 1:28 pm

Glad this is happening, sorry I cannot fly in to take part. Andre is a great guy, had lots of fun at an OL with him a couple years ago.

Patrick--welcome to the board!

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#27 Post by Andre M » October 23rd, 2019, 8:33 pm

Mike, thank you for the kind words.
Hope we can share some stories and wines not to long in the future.

Bobby and Patrick, glad you could join.

About the theme, I don’t have any particular in mind.
Bring something nice?
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#28 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 23rd, 2019, 8:48 pm

andre, what do you generally like drinking?

My personal default will be some champagne, but, I can easily go in a bunch of different directions

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#29 Post by Andre M » October 23rd, 2019, 9:07 pm

Champagne would be an option. I can bring 09 Dom.
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#30 Post by adam caldwell » October 23rd, 2019, 9:39 pm

I am a novice with Champagne but happy to pick some up or perhaps bring some Burgundy or Barolo/Barbaresco ?

Also, Patrick welcome to the board.

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#31 Post by Patrick Rauber » October 24th, 2019, 7:12 am

Thank you all for the welcome.

I was thinking that a Burgundy night would be interesting, as I am very much a novice on the region and interested in learning more. But, Champagne is a favorite of mine and always a good time.

For what it's worth - Piedmont and Germany are my strong suits.

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#32 Post by Bobby B » October 24th, 2019, 7:34 am

We could do champagne and burgundy. I can bring a 15 Bichot Les Rugiens 1er Cru.
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#33 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 24th, 2019, 9:10 am

Bobby B wrote:
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We could do champagne and burgundy.
I never have a problem with this champagne.gif

I'll bring an 08 Dublere Volnay Tailepieds and a 12 Dhondt-Grellet Le Bateau Extra-Brut

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#34 Post by CliftonD » October 24th, 2019, 9:34 am

Hey Chicago Gang - Looks like I'll be in town on the week of the 4th and staying only a few blocks away. Would love to join if you have room for one more! champagne.gif
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#35 Post by Mike Grammer » October 24th, 2019, 9:58 am

don't let *this* guy in, whatever you do! [grin.gif]
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Re: Chicago Nov 4th (Monday) - 6 PM (The Gage)

#36 Post by Andre M » October 24th, 2019, 1:53 pm

I updated the first post.

Scott, is it possible to add Clifton?
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#37 Post by Scott McDonald » October 24th, 2019, 2:46 pm

Welcome, Clifton! I increased the reservation to 7 people at 6:00.

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#38 Post by adam caldwell » October 24th, 2019, 9:44 pm

I can bring 2 burgundies since I’m light on champagne knowledge. Was thinking 2008 Philippe Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines, and 2010 Aurelien Verdet Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots. Happy to adjust if needed, just let me know.

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#39 Post by Patrick Rauber » October 25th, 2019, 12:28 pm

Sounds great, fellas.
I am planning to bring a 2014 Benoit Dehu Cuvee La Rue Noyers Blanc de Noirs and 2006 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets.
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#40 Post by Scott McDonald » October 25th, 2019, 3:43 pm

I'll bring a 2013 Heresztyn-Mazzini Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets.

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#41 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 31st, 2019, 10:27 am

Hi Scott,

Since we’re at 7, would it be a problem to add Andrew Moldenhauer to this? I mentioned this to him and he said he can make it if there’s room.

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#42 Post by Scott McDonald » October 31st, 2019, 10:29 am

Not at all, Keith. I'll call The Gage to make our reservation for eight people.

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#43 Post by Andre M » October 31st, 2019, 10:55 am

I updated the initial post.
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#44 Post by CliftonD » October 31st, 2019, 11:21 am

I'll be bringing a 2005 Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin en Champs
Looking forward to meeting everyone next week
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#45 Post by Andre M » November 3rd, 2019, 11:58 am

See all of you guys tomorrow.
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#46 Post by adam caldwell » November 3rd, 2019, 7:14 pm

Sounds good Andre, looking forward to it.

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#47 Post by Keith A k e r s » November 5th, 2019, 9:57 am

so..............................that keller last night at CCR champagne.gif

great seeing and meeting everyone

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#48 Post by CliftonD » November 5th, 2019, 10:10 am

Looking forward to your notes!

It was great to meet everyone - was a lovely evening.

Now, where can I find more of that Keller? It's dead at retail. May have to make a return trip sometime to CCR and the Game Room.

See everyone in a couple of weeks.
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#49 Post by Bobby B » November 5th, 2019, 10:11 am

Amazing night! Thanks for organizing Scott and to everyone for the great wines! (Not pictured...the killer Keller from later)
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#50 Post by Andre M » November 5th, 2019, 12:16 pm

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