I have largely been the supplier of my own little tastings with friends and it could be fun to expand the selections and company a bit. I’m a government stiff, so not looking for the blue chip crowd on this one.
Typical format is a region and bottles ranging from $25-100, gather at someone’s house, keep it low key, taste blind.
I am a big fan of most French regions and drink majority Riesling, sparkling, Syrah, and both colors of Burgundy. This group will never have a Napa cab theme! LMK if you’re interested… I’m 37 and have a 3 year old, so live an exceptionally lame life.
I would 100% be in for this. Recently moved to DC (with a lot of wine.) Also a government stiff so fully support this price range. I have a pretty wide range, drink a lot of Beaujolais, would love to expand my Riesling horizons.
Also in on this, I’m not a government stiff so I can bring some variety. In the same boat in terms of where my tastes lie, I gravitate towards cru bojo and pinot for reds, and then loire chenin and french alpine regions for whites. And grower champagne if I can get it.
My favorite rosé is a Mourvèdre blend (Bedrock Ode to Lulu), but I have no experience to speak of with either grape when vinified as reds. So, everyone can get the first impression that I don’t have a clue. But also, I’ll get to learn a lot.
I have exactly one bottle each because I wanted to give both a try. I don’t think either is anyone’s idea of a outstanding wine but both should be solid varietal examples. This is good to know so I won’t drink them before then. I sent you a friend request on CT which I think will let you see.
Id recommend involving @R_Gilbane and @J_Singleton in this… while they are a little older than your target demo, they do bring much younger dates with them (jeb once brought his kids baby sitter who was very charming). Furthermore, its rumored that mr gilbane has a Legendary old vine Mourv/Carignane that he can bring to bear
I appreciate the nod, Joe. Unfortunately, the babysitter is back at college until May, so she’s out. might be able to find a local one if I browse the nanny/au pair boards. TBD. I’d be interested but seems Napa themes are out, which is disappointing. Did a Caymus SS vertical last week and really enjoyed seeing how these have evolved over 10 vintages.
Glad to hear we are now only discriminating against old wines, not old people. Was worried that someone was going to broadly proclaim: "no whites allowed’. That would be not cool, as I like white wines.