MarkDaSpark


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polarbear22 wrote:And I made it home w/o a Barrels of Crud Could Sparky be right? Could it be a four-day woot-off? Stay tuned...



FSM I hope not!


And didn't the Barrels of Crud come up at a different time last time?

And we haven't seen a Woot monkey yet, have we?


Signs of the Zombie Apocalypse?


Edit: Whee!


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MarkDaSpark wrote:FSM I hope not!


And didn't the Barrels of Crud come up at a different time last time?

And we haven't seen a Woot monkey yet, have we?


Signs of the Zombie Apocalypse?


Edit: Whee!



I think it ends today, w.w seems to be pushing things out pretty fast.

I know it's only been a week but I want my Humboldt Fog now! :P

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this post in is made using Dragon software. I did not take any of it. I wonder how accurate and will be.

Apparently not very.

I. loud and then he does software.

Somewhat it comes up with is quite subtle areas.

Pieces shift software

this part is typed:
OK, I'll let you guys figure that out... ;-)

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polarbear22 wrote:I ordered direct from SH once, since woot wouldn't ship but he would. So I am now in their database. Cesare, have you ever ordered direct?



Yes

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otolith wrote:this post in is made using Dragon software. I did not take any of it. I wonder how accurate and will be.

Apparently not very.

I. loud and then he does software.

Somewhat it comes up with is quite subtle areas.

Pieces shift software

this part is typed:
OK, I'll let you guys figure that out... ;-)



Are you sure that's not a woot filter?

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otolith wrote:
this part is typed:
OK, I'll let you guys figure that out... ;-)



I tried really hard but all I could come up with was "lol wut".

I'm just hanging out, really.

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otolith wrote:this post in is made using Dragon software. I did not take any of it. I wonder how accurate and will be.

Apparently not very.

I. loud and then he does software.

Somewhat it comes up with is quite subtle areas.

Pieces shift software

this part is typed:
OK, I'll let you guys figure that out... ;-)



Pieces shift software is the worst kind!

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MarkDaSpark wrote:FSM I hope not!


And didn't the Barrels of Crud come up at a different time last time?

And we haven't seen a Woot monkey yet, have we?


Signs of the Zombie Apocalypse?


Edit: Whee!



Last time it was mid-afternoon, 1:30 EST, when I was stuck in meetings. I am home, wootalyzer running and at the keyboard. So too ready for the Barrels of Crud to appear.

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polarbear22 wrote:Last time it was mid-afternoon, 1:30 EST, when I was stuck in meetings. I am home, wootalyzer running and at the keyboard. So too ready for the Barrels of Crud to appear.



Probably waiting for me to head over to pick up mom to visit dad. At around 5:15pm PT.


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inkycatz wrote:I tried really hard but all I could come up with was "lol wut".



Me too. I can't even remember what I was trying to say, although I'm quite certain I know what "pieces shift software" means. I'd type it out, but I'd get probation again...

Although, I do have to say it works fairly well when I break out the medical speak.

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otolith wrote:Me too. I can't even remember what I was trying to say, although I'm quite certain I know what "pieces shift software" means. I'd type it out, but I'd get probation again...

Although, I do have to say it works fairly well when I break out the medical speak.



To be fair, voice recognition software is supposed to improve the more you use it as it accustoms itself, so just keep saying pieces shift software, pieces shift software, pieces shift software, and click your heels together three times.

CT

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tenuki wrote:To be fair, voice recognition software is supposed to improve the more you use it as it accustoms itself, so just keep saying pieces shift software, pieces shift software, pieces shift software, and click your heels together three times.







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balsamic?

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New species of vine-loving moth identified. It likes Chardonnay, Muscat, and Cabernet Sauvignon the best, and is also in the wild in the northern and eastern USA.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Dad's doing a little better. He's not up yet, but he is talking more, and hopefully eating a little more each meal. He does still seem to sleep in the afternoons more, but last night when I went around 5:40 pm, he was more talkative.



good to hear... still sending positive energy your way!

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finally home after a LONG day.... work, then rush to pick up child then run child to 2 different school functions... one is for extra credit.... started almost 30 min late and was way above the kids heads.... ended almost an hour late.... 25 min drive home.... after dropping off friend of my childs..... back to work tomorrow.... yippie... then we go see La Cage au Faux with George Hamilton... that I am looking forward to!!

looking back at the blog...... missed some wines I wanted.... oh welll.....

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polarbear22 wrote:balsamic?



If it ends in 4 minutes, then No. If it continues ... aaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!


And if it ends, Wakko Talks Faboo!????? No Woot Monkey? No Barrels of Crud It's the End of the World as We Know It!



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MarkDaSpark wrote:If it ends in 4 minutes, then No. If it continues ... aaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!


And if it ends, Wakko Talks Faboo!????? No Woot Monkey? No Barrels of Crud It's the End of the World as We Know It!


Weird woot-off.

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By the way Sparky, how in the world do you take the wax off of the Bogle PS port? I tried to open the bottle and kept thinking to myself that there has to be an easier way to do it than what I was doing.

I found a bottle of the PS port at Total Wine for $13.99 (or so).

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CAGrl wrote:By the way Sparky, how in the world do you take the wax off of the Bogle PS port? I tried to open the bottle and kept thinking to myself that there has to be an easier way to do it than what I was doing.

I found a bottle of the PS port at Total Wine for $13.99 (or so).




How to remove wax wine seals.

Just lever the cork half out of the bottle, clean it of any wax debris with a damp cloth, and then pull the cork the rest of the way out.


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polarbear22 wrote:About a month ago I got a call from Corison. I'm in their wine club. Offering the 2006 Kronos that was never released. But I got two bottles from the wine club. And the person still went back to "Cathy never released them". So how did they get in my cellar? (And for those that know me, yes, I checked. Not just in CT, but actual bottles.)



The 2006 Kronos had never been a Corison Club library shipment. I believe it was a "Black Tie" woot offering at one point, however.

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cathycorison wrote:The 2006 Kronos had never been a Corison Club library shipment. I believe it was a "Black Tie" woot offering at one point, however.



It was offered to us on Christmas: see here

That's when PB must have gotten his bottles.

I didn't go in on that offer because I already had a bottle. It was offered on RueLaLa back in Sept 2009 as part of the 3-bottle vertical (00/03/06) I had gotten back then.

polarbear22 wrote:About a month ago I got a call from Corison. I'm in their wine club. Offering the 2006 Kronos that was never released. But I got two bottles from the wine club. And the person still went back to "Cathy never released them". So how did they get in my cellar? (And for those that know me, yes, I checked. Not just in CT, but actual bottles.)


Seeing as how it's been offered multiple places, multiple times, I don't see how the statement of "it was never released" could be accurate. Also, she would never have NOT released the 2006 when she already has the 2007 out. I have a feeling the person calling was not actually from Corison.

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cathycorison wrote:The 2006 Kronos had never been a Corison Club library shipment. I believe it was a "Black Tie" woot offering at one point, however.



I am going to stand corrected, and confused.

On 11/24/10, there was a 2000 and 2006 Kronos offering and I did purchase a set. And I mistakenly put the winery down as the source. (Need to correct that.) However, I have two bottles of the 2006 Kronos, so not sure how I got the other.

Cathy, my apologies.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Seeing as how it's been offered multiple places, multiple times, I don't see how the statement of "it was never released" could be accurate. Also, she would never have NOT released the 2006 when she already has the 2007 out. I have a feeling the person calling was not actually from Corison.


See below, I did find that I got one here. And what they said was "they never released it to the club". And it was someone from Corison, because I actually called them back and it was the number I have programmed into my cell.

Goes to show that I need to log into CellarTracker in a more timely fashion. I can tell by the entry, it was when I did "inventory" in September last year.

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And I got a surprise this morning. Thinking it was one of my Wine.Woot shipments.

But no, it came by GSO, not FedEx. And one of the bottles was different from the Wine.Woot offer, which was also supposed to ship direct to my wine locker and not to my UPS Store address.

And it wasn't from one of my wine clubs, although this is one I've been tempted to add. But I double checked my account to make sure, and no charge there.

And .... it was addressed to the old UPS Store address (2 doors down), which was still on my old business cards. One of which I handed out to a winery at D&D.

However, it appears Christmas came early this year!!


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MarkDaSpark wrote:And I got a surprise this morning. Thinking it was one of my Wine.Woot shipments.

But no, it came by GSO, not FedEx. And one of the bottles was different from the Wine.Woot offer, which was also supposed to ship direct to my wine locker and not to my UPS Store address.

And it wasn't from one of my wine clubs, although this is one I've been tempted to add. But I double checked my account to make sure, and no charge there.

And .... it was addressed to the old UPS Store address (2 doors down), which was still on my old business cards. One of which I handed out to a winery at D&D.

However, it appears Christmas came early this year!!


Oooh. What'd you get?

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CAGrl wrote:Oooh. What'd you get?



Guess ... The hints are there.

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And what was my big purchase at D&D?


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Guess ... The hints are there.

D&D
W.W. offer

And what was my big purchase at D&D?


Clayhouse is the only thing that comes to mind.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:


And I got a surprise this morning. Thinking it was one of my Wine.Woot shipments.

But no, it came by GSO, not FedEx. And one of the bottles was different from the Wine.Woot offer, which was also supposed to ship direct to my wine locker and not to my UPS Store address.

And it wasn't from one of my wine clubs, although this is one I've been tempted to add. But I double checked my account to make sure, and no charge there.

And .... it was addressed to the old UPS Store address (2 doors down), which was still on my old business cards. One of which I handed out to a winery at D&D.

However, it appears Christmas came early this year!!


Did you put your business card in for a drawing?

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CAGrl wrote:Clayhouse is the only thing that comes to mind.




Ding, ding, ding. Now, name that special bottle. Hint: It was a favorite there.


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otolith wrote:Did you put your business card in for a drawing?



No, but I handed it to the winemaker or estate manager who was there.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Ding, ding, ding. Now, name that special bottle. Hint: It was a favorite there.


I don't think I went by Clayhouse. So can't take a guess. Man, you're putting my poor brain to work.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Ding, ding, ding. Now, name that special bottle. Hint: It was a favorite there.



My guess is Show Pony. What do I win?

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trifecta wrote:My guess is Show Pony. What do I win?



So are you guys saying Clayhouse was good at D&D? If so, glad to hear it since it was one of the few I took a flyer on during the PS woot off.

I see Richard Jennings has chimed in via CT on their Woot offer wines he tasted at D&D... scored 84-86.

BTW - did anyone who attended D&D see Richard Jennings tasting up a storm there? I'm curious how his process works and how he keeps track of all the notes. Seems like it would take a long time.

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redwinefan wrote:So are you guys saying Clayhouse was good at D&D? If so, glad to hear it since it was one of the few I took a flyer on during the PS woot off.



They make awesome Petite Sirah. I don't think you'll regret it. I think the offer was the estate and the block 87, but not the show pony.

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trifecta wrote:They make awesome Petite Sirah. I don't think you'll regret it. I think the offer was the estate and the block 87, but not the show pony.



Great to hear. Looking forward to trying them. I think they've already shipped out.

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trifecta wrote:My guess is Show Pony. What do I win?



If you're around when I open it, you get the 2nd taste. Okay, 3rd taste (Me first, PS second). Granted, it may be a few years ...


And the offer on W.W. didn't include the 2008 Show Pony.


And I'm mad because I forgot to bring up my Late Harvest PS (Clayhouse and Bella Vista) and PS Rose (Bella Vista).


Oh well, need to make sure they go on the list for next year's After Partay!!


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What vintage did they send you?

I have been lucky enough to share a couple past vintages (06&07 I think) with friends who are members. They were definitely too young, but there was no way I was turning down quality PS!

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trifecta wrote:What vintage did they send you?

I have been lucky enough to share a couple past vintages (06&07 I think) with friends who are members. They were definitely too young, but there was no way I was turning down quality PS!



2009 Estate Block 87 & Old Vine (like the W.W. offer) and the 2008 Show Pony. Score!


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