jwhite6114


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DETAILS:
DATE: 5/30/09
TIME: 4:00PM (EDT)
THEME: BBQ and Rose
HOST: sonadora

ATTENDEES LIST (so far):

  1. sonadora
    - beef ribs
  2. Matt (mr. sonadora)
  3. Speed Racer
  4. darlene1
  5. cjsiege (Happy Birthday!)
    - marinated chicken
  6. cjsiege +1
    - pasta salad
  7. FairNymph
  8. Hershelk
  9. tripgrad
  10. tripgrad+1
  11. theresa1013
    - key lime pie or lemon cream cake


MAYBES:
  1. cjsiege +2
  2. KKV
    - bottle from the Nimes area
    - deviled eggs
  3. [*}KKV+1


REGRETS:
  1. lasgar
  2. cheron98
    - 2007 Quinta da Alorna Vinho Regional Ribatejano
  3. jwhite6114
    - Potato Salad (from Red, Hot, & Blue)
    - 2007 Wellington Vineyards Le Pique Nique


WINES:

last updated: 5/29

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spdrcr05


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jwhite6114 wrote:So it seems we don't have a #13 NoVA event being planned, yet #12 is about to take place in two weeks. So here we go ... start picking dates, folks!


  • May 30 - jw
  • Jun 6 -
  • Jun 13 -
  • Jun 20 - jw
  • Jun 27


We're expecting #14 to be the end of July while MadWino and MadWine are in town.



I'm down for any of the dates EXCEPT the 20th. While I will want to drink that day (daughter's 18th birthday) I probably shouldn't! ;-)

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darlenee1


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jwhite6114 wrote:So it seems we don't have a #13 NoVA event being planned, yet #12 is about to take place in two weeks. So here we go ... start picking dates, folks!


  • May 30 - jw
  • Jun 6 -
  • Jun 13 -
  • Jun 20 - jw
  • Jun 27


We're expecting #14 to be the end of July while MadWino and MadWine are in town.



I prefer 5/30, 6/6 and 6/20.

Ran out of room for the wines, and can't think of a good quote for now

PetiteSirah


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darlenee1 wrote:I prefer 5/30, 6/6 and 6/20.



6/6 is best for me.

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cjsiege


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As of today (!), I'm good across any day. May 30 is my birthday, but don't let that sway the date discussion.

InShadows


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6/6, 6/13, and 6/20 are good for me. 5/30 is the weekend of Vintage Virginia so I will probably be working that and 6/27 I'll be in Charlotte.

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jwhite6114


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**updated**

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jwhite6114


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June 6th appears to be in the lead at this point. Anyone available to host? Want to call the date?

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nabrunk


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June 6 is good for me. I'll even arrange for Darlene to have transportation and a place to sleep, if she makes it

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~ Oscar Wilde

darlenee1


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nabrunk wrote:June 6 is good for me. I'll even arrange for Darlene to have transportation and a place to sleep, if she makes it



I'm sorry guys, but I am officially out June 6th, now. Cousin's graduation party But perhaps I'll be able to make the July tasting instead!

Ran out of room for the wines, and can't think of a good quote for now

hershelk


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jwhite6114 wrote:June 6th appears to be in the lead at this point. Anyone available to host? Want to call the date?



Looks like I am out June 6th. I just discovered I need to be out of town for an event on the 7th. All other options are still open for me if the date is rethought.

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fairnymph


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Anything except the 27th works for me.

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jwhite6114


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So several folks chimed in that they cannot do June 6th. June 6th still seems to have the most available attendees, followed closely by May 27th. The rest of June does not appear to be good for many people.

So ... any host for May 27th or June 6th?

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InShadows


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jwhite6114 wrote:So several folks chimed in that they cannot do June 6th. June 6th still seems to have the most available attendees, followed closely by May 27th. The rest of June does not appear to be good for many people.

So ... any host for May 27th or June 6th?



I am always available to host a date that I am willing to attend. Whether you want to have it again in the 'burbs or 'hood is all up to ya'll.

CT
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HitAnyKey42


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jwhite6114 wrote:We're expecting #14 to be the end of July while MadWino and MadWine are in town.



Only just noticed this. Sign me up for this one, for sure. Gotta get down there to meet the M&M's, as no clue when I'll ever get my ass out to Cali again.
And please let me know as soon as you have a date (even if you haven't made the thread for it), since the earlier I can book my bus ticket the cheaper the fare I can get.

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hershelk


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jwhite6114 wrote:So several folks chimed in that they cannot do June 6th. June 6th still seems to have the most available attendees, followed closely by May 27th. The rest of June does not appear to be good for many people.

So ... any host for May 27th or June 6th?



May 27th being a Wednesday, I assume you mean June 27th?

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HitAnyKey42


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hershelk wrote:May 27th being a Wednesday, I assume you mean June 27th?



And what's wrong with getting smashed on 30 or so bottles of wine on a Wednesday night?

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jwhite6114


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hershelk wrote:May 27th being a Wednesday, I assume you mean June 27th?



Actually, I meant May 30th.

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kkv123


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Since our last tasting I have hired a personal trainer who is...rigorous...in his efforts with me. Alcohol has not touched my lips in weeks. I will be continuing in this status for some time yet, hence my absence tomorrow.

But he is not altogether heartless. In celebration of my birthday that week, I will be permitted attendance at the tasting on June 27th, if one is held on that date. So overjoyed at the thought, I immediately contacted the management office to see if the community room was available.

Alas, it is not.

Sigh.

On the bright side, it appears that at my current rate of consumption my cellar will last forever.

In the meantime, I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow evening and toasting you from the gym with a delicious and refreshing glass of...water.

fairnymph


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kkv123 wrote:Since our last tasting I have hired a personal trainer who is...rigorous...in his efforts with me. Alcohol has not touched my lips in weeks. I will be continuing in this status for some time yet, hence my absence tomorrow.

But he is not altogether heartless. In celebration of my birthday that week, I will be permitted attendance at the tasting on June 27th, if one is held on that date. So overjoyed at the thought, I immediately contacted the management office to see if the community room was available.

Alas, it is not.

Sigh.

On the bright side, it appears that at my current rate of consumption my cellar will last forever.

In the meantime, I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow evening and toasting you from the gym with a delicious and refreshing glass of...water.



kkv - A week ago, I too stopped drinking as part of a similar plan. So I don't intend to be drinking other than at special gatherings until June or later, and I'm going to have to be very careful tomorrow evening with my consumption. In any case, I empathise. The ends justify the means, though.

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cjsiege


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I am now out for June 6. Must be out of town for a family committment.

sonadora


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Matt and I are offering to host for 5/30. We'd be down for doing a backyard bbq....we'd supply the ribs (beef, in case anyone doesn't eat pork) and our suggestion would be a dry Rosé tasting. It's the perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! If others would volunteer to bring sides and desserts, we'd be all set.

I'd also recommend we start a little earlier than usual to take advantage of the daylight.

Lasgar


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6/6 is the only one I can do.

jwhite6114


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sonadora wrote:Matt and I are offering to host for 5/30. We'd be down for doing a backyard bbq....we'd supply the ribs (beef, in case anyone doesn't eat pork) and our suggestion would be a dry Rosé tasting. It's the perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! If others would volunteer to bring sides and desserts, we'd be all set.

I'd also recommend we start a little earlier than usual to take advantage of the daylight.



Sounds like a great plan, to me! In addition to food, I'd bring a 2007 Wellington Vineyards Le Pique Nique for the Rose.

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tripgrad


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sonadora wrote:Matt and I are offering to host for 5/30. We'd be down for doing a backyard bbq....we'd supply the ribs (beef, in case anyone doesn't eat pork) and our suggestion would be a dry Rosé tasting. It's the perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! If others would volunteer to bring sides and desserts, we'd be all set.

I'd also recommend we start a little earlier than usual to take advantage of the daylight.


I'm in for Sat. 5/30
I can bring Mumm Napa Brut Rosé

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hershelk


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sonadora wrote:Matt and I are offering to host for 5/30. We'd be down for doing a backyard bbq....we'd supply the ribs (beef, in case anyone doesn't eat pork) and our suggestion would be a dry Rosé tasting. It's the perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! If others would volunteer to bring sides and desserts, we'd be all set.

I'd also recommend we start a little earlier than usual to take advantage of the daylight.



Sounds like a great idea. Maybe start with a Rose sparkling or two and round out the end of the evening with a rose dessert wine. Now, what to bring. I have several to choose from, decisions, decisions. Are you city, inner burbs, or outer burbs?

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sonadora


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hershelk wrote:Sounds like a great idea. Maybe start with a Rose sparkling or two and round out the end of the evening with a rose dessert wine. Now, what to bring. I have several to choose from, decisions, decisions. Are you city, inner burbs, or outer burbs?



We're in Alexandria, just outside the beltway.

iByron


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hershelk wrote:Sounds like a great idea. Maybe start with a Rose sparkling or two and round out the end of the evening with a rose dessert wine. Now, what to bring. I have several to choose from, decisions, decisions. Are you city, inner burbs, or outer burbs?



I'd suggest further filling out a rosé tasting by bringing some companion reds: if someone brings a Pinot Noir rosé there should be a red Pinot Noir from the same producer or region. And so on.

Or just expand the theme to summer wines in general.

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cjsiege


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I'll be bringing my Zin-based Sangria. It should go really well with our BBQ. FF&F!

jwhite6114


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cheron98


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So.

I can get a decent flight in for this, but I need one or both of the following:

1) A ride from/to BWI
2) Somewhere to crash

Cuz, y'know, my trusty good friend Loweeel will be unavailable

Is there some kind soul out there who'd be willing to shuffle me around and put up with me for the weekend? Please oh please? And maybe then stash a couple cases of Loweeel's wine until he gets home?

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PetiteSirah


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cheron98 wrote:So.

I can get a decent flight in for this, but I need one or both of the following:

1) A ride from/to BWI
2) Somewhere to crash

Cuz, y'know, my trusty good friend Loweeel will be unavailable

Is there some kind soul out there who'd be willing to shuffle me around and put up with me for the weekend? Please oh please? And maybe then stash a couple cases of Loweeel's wine until he gets home?



You are welcome to crash at my place again, though I don't think that will do much good without transportation.

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Salute your new master ... Petite Sirah!


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tripgrad


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jwhite6114 wrote:**updated**


Thank you, good sir.
Please make me plus 1.

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cheron98


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PetiteSirah wrote:You are welcome to crash at my place again, though I don't think that will do much good without transportation.



I might be able to rent a car. Would you give me keys next week then?

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PetiteSirah


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cheron98 wrote:I might be able to rent a car. Would you give me keys next week then?



We'll find a way to make it work, that could be one of them.

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Salute your new master ... Petite Sirah!


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theresa1013


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BBQ ribs and rose sounds right up my alley! I'm 90% sure I can make this one. I'll plan to bring the 2007 Mandolina rose from the recent woot offering.

sonadora


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Yay, this sounds great! 4 works wonderfully for us.

Looking forward to having everyone over!

I will most likely be contributing a 2006 Jeriko Rose as I love it and have a lot of it at home. In addition to the ribs of course

cjsiege


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cheron98 wrote:So.

I can get a decent flight in for this, but I need one or both of the following:

1) A ride from/to BWI
2) Somewhere to crash

Cuz, y'know, my trusty good friend Loweeel will be unavailable

Is there some kind soul out there who'd be willing to shuffle me around and put up with me for the weekend? Please oh please? And maybe then stash a couple cases of Loweeel's wine until he gets home?


If you can get a car, you are welcome to crash down at my place. Yes, I know it's farther away. But you don't have to worry about roommates, either.
EDIT: And I won't rat you out to your sister.

cheron98


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cjsiege wrote:If you can get a car, you are welcome to crash down at my place. Yes, I know it's farther away. But you don't have to worry about roommates, either.
EDIT: And I won't rat you out to your sister.



Hm, then I could magically show up at their church on Sunday morning and totally surprise them. This could be fun

'aight, lemme go check flights and cars. I might get in early enough that I'll just drive on down to your place and ride back & forth with ya

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cheron98


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Flight booked, car booked. I'm comin!

Edit: Oh, and I'm bringing 2007 Quinta da Alorna Vinho Regional Ribatejano

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