$5 for a tasting note. $10 for a tete de cuvee or a photograph with note writer and the bottle. $15 for an embedded sabering video taken during the challenge week!. MUST be real French champagne. Cremat de Bourgogne and Korbel do not count. The charity is a subset/division of John Jay College called the Pre-Law Institute that provides support for kids who would normally have no chance to go to law school but who are interested in a post-graduate education in law. LSAT Prep Courses, application writing assistance, etc. When I was sworn in as an attorney in 1977, there were a bunch of families there for their relatives who were being sworn in and who were the first ones in the family to have a professional degree. I, on the other hand, come from a family of over-achievers. I have three lawyers, two Ph.D.s and one nuclear scientist in the generation before me, and my father is the only one without at least two post-high school degrees among his siblings and my mother’s siblings, and that was because WWII intervened. As a result, I think I should give back to those who aren’t as lucky as I was.
I already have someone, not on the BB, who has pledged $5 for each of the first 20 notes posted, for a total of $100. Erez Lenchner, who participates in this BB, is the Associate Provost at John Jay and invited me to a reception for this group. After listening to the presentations, I was sold, and Erez also agreed to match the $100 that the first person gave.
Since the principal beneficiary of the donation is the Pre-Law Institute, which provides funding and support services for “first in my family to go to college” kids who want to go on to Law School, ALL THE OTHER lawyers on this BB should match my contribution. The first person who agreed to match is a school nurse at a private school in NY who is undoubtedly underpaid, and she said that I should make sure to tell all the lawyers who collect wine that if she can pony up money, they should do even better.
I will get more info on the charity in the next day or two and post it. The director’s business card is in my office.
It’s wine, not whine. I take my grandson to see Aquaman and all I get is people complaining about how I spent a whole day away from Wineberserkers. Well, it’s put up or shut up time, at least fro the lawyers in the group. Last year I agreed to double it if Doug Jones beat Roy Moore, which ended up costing me something like $350 extra. This year I’m expecting the rest of you to donate serious dollars in the name of Wineberserkers.
The problem is all you narrow minded [oops, I mean narrow palated] wine drinkers who created new examples for the word parochial. I have no problem with Pol Roger Churchill and Dom Perignon side by side with Sine Qua Non White, Aubert, Schrader and Saxum. Come to think of it, that’s what we served at my son’s wedding, which resulted in the grandson.
Very intense laser like acidity and beautiful nose with citrus notes. Sweetness was not particularly noticeable. Nice toasted brioche. Not overly opulent on the palate but very elegant. Nice long finish. Very nice champagne.
Alf, yes, about 10 mins from Frenchie-Poo. A friend of ours has a killer place up on the hill above the 5 Freeway overlooking the Dana Point harbor and it’s a great place to hang out. LA is a big place, and I am in the south OC, brother.
Oh Jay, oh Jay…be prepared to pay! Plenty of champagne is being opened tonight, the start of what will be 2-3 nights of some killer meals with bubbly I am sure.
Ah bummer I missed you guys! My buddy lives in dowtown San Clemente down by the pier, so quaint. He just moved to there after a very hectic career in the Northeast, now he’s a surfing Bohemian. Cali is transformative!