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Jason Toon


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Attention, contestants in our Wine.Woot Mystery Wine Challenge! By now, you should have received your Wellington Vineyards order, including the mystery bottle(s). It’s time to pop the cork on it, take a sip or two, and make your best guess as to what varietal you just tasted. No, “Mad Dog 20/20” is not a varietal. If you have any questions about how this works, read the original Wine Challenge announcement or post your question in the discussion forum for this blog post.

Thanks for taking part in the largest wine tasting event in the known universe. We’ll gather the entries and salute the winners in a future blog post. Isn’t that recognition much more meaningful than some vulgar prize like mere money?


hookajoe


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Woo hoo! Can't wait to see the results! When can we expect that, by the way?

andyduncan


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Submitted. Fingers Crossed!

I'm putting WD's kids through college.

luckyinla


quality posts: 5 Private Messages luckyinla

I've submitted my guess...I went with my first gut instinct.

The wine seems to be very closed-in and seems to have entered a dumb stage. Sort of a Marcel Meursault.
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themostrighteous


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tried all but the pink dot at NoVA / DC #6. submitted guesses for all but that one. let the waiting begin!

do you know... what biodynamics is?

SmilingBoognish


quality posts: 47 Private Messages SmilingBoognish

What fun!
I almost wish that all four bottles had been a mystery, I was pretty certain of the varietal before tasting it based on the color and nose. From a marketing perspective, I'm sure WD and SB would have sold less wine, but with all the wine clubs we belong to, even at a bottle a night between the wife and I, the juice just stacks up!

Loweeel


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Can somebody who was at NoVA/DC #6 post the order in which we tasted?

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bunnymasseuse


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Loweeel wrote:Can somebody who was at NoVA/DC #6 post the order in which we tasted?



Looks like green, orange, red, blue based on my pictures taken at the event.

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themostrighteous


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bunnymasseuse wrote:Looks like green, orange, red, blue based on my pictures taken at the event.


nope. i wrote them down in my notes in the order in which i poured them. we had blue, red, orange & green, in that order.

do you know... what biodynamics is?

jwhite6114


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bunnymasseuse wrote:Looks like green, orange, red, blue based on my pictures taken at the event.



I thought blue was first, cuz that's the one I ain't got, and the only one I tried and I recall trying to first one only.

Edit: Or, I could say: I agree with TMR

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MaskedMarvel


quality posts: 11 Private Messages MaskedMarvel

What's the deadline for submissions?

javadrinker


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Threw in my guess for my measly single red dot mystery bottle. T-byrd invited me over to sample his multiple mystery bottles but he was already down to the punts by the time I got the message.

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nyesq54


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Here's my dilemma: I only ordered one set. I think I know what the varietal is for my mystery wine, but each time I look at the dot I can't decide if its red or orange. Yikes.

UBlink


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nyesq54 wrote:Here's my dilemma: I only ordered one set. I think I know what the varietal is for my mystery wine, but each time I look at the dot I can't decide if its red or orange. Yikes.



I got one of each, and if there's any doubt it's probably orange.

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polarbear22


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Tough when you don't know the color. But you can always say you got the wine right, but the color wrong!

I was pretty certain on one of the two I got. Not as certain on the other, but the wine is all gone, so my guesses are in.

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themostrighteous


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nyesq54 wrote:Here's my dilemma: I only ordered one set. I think I know what the varietal is for my mystery wine, but each time I look at the dot I can't decide if its red or orange. Yikes.


so enter the same guess for both colors.

do you know... what biodynamics is?

jwhite6114


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themostrighteous wrote:so enter the same guess for both colors.



Let's see ... five colors, five varietals, ...that would be 25 guesses and my name in lights! Woo hoo!

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samiratou


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What if we got a bottle that was dot-less? We got two different bottles, one dotted, one not (yes we took apart the paper bags to see if it was in there--no dice). The label was worded slightly differently on each of them, but I don't know if that matters or not.

javadrinker


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samiratou wrote:What if we got a bottle that was dot-less? We got two different bottles, one dotted, one not (yes we took apart the paper bags to see if it was in there--no dice). The label was worded slightly differently on each of them, but I don't know if that matters or not.



Sounds like one of the girls owes SB a refund.

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SonomaBouliste


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nyesq54 wrote:Here's my dilemma: I only ordered one set. I think I know what the varietal is for my mystery wine, but each time I look at the dot I can't decide if its red or orange. Yikes.



I let my 14 year old pick the colors. The orange paper dot is a dark orange; the red paper dot is clearly red.

SonomaBouliste


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samiratou wrote:What if we got a bottle that was dot-less? We got two different bottles, one dotted, one not (yes we took apart the paper bags to see if it was in there--no dice). The label was worded slightly differently on each of them, but I don't know if that matters or not.



There is some chance that WineDavid might know (w00t might have kept track of who got what). Worth a try. I guess next time I should farm the work out

Should have had my latest blog up by now, but I think WineDavid's e-mail has some gremlins.

jwhite6114


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SonomaBouliste wrote:There is some chance that WineDavid might know (w00t might have kept track of who got what). Worth a try. I guess next time I should farm the work out

Should have had my latest blog up by now, but I think WineDavid's e-mail has some gremlins.



Next time? Sweet!

As for farming it out, this was a lot of work and a new task, to boot. I'd give the girls another go (with some lessons learned) before contracting out. Besides, I'd hate to think they might have to go shoeless next school year.

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polarbear22


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jwhite6114 wrote:Next time? Sweet!

As for farming it out, this was a lot of work and a new task, to boot. I'd give the girls another go (with some lessons learned) before contracting out. Besides, I'd hate to think they might have to go shoeless next school year.



Or, heaven forbid, have to wear this year's shoes again.

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SmilingBoognish


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SonomaBouliste wrote:There is some chance that WineDavid might know (w00t might have kept track of who got what). Worth a try. I guess next time I should farm the work out




No way - keep it in the family, I say! A few missing dots and a little color confusion adds to the handcrafted feel...

ddeuddeg


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SmilingBoognish wrote:No way - keep it in the family, I say! A few missing dots and a little color confusion adds to the handcrafted feel...



Amen.

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tenuki


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This should be interesting, still so new to wine, I don't even know half the varietals we're guessing from, and uncertain on the ones I have tasted. If I guess yummy red stuff, I win right?

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damightyanteater


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Made my guess - when will find out what it was?

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shh64


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We tried the red dot bottle last night. I had an idea of what it was so I opened one of that varietal from Wellington. OK, they were different, so I opened another. Also, different. OK, three bottles open now and we keep trying each - glad I was taking today off work anyway. I went with my first thought when I tried before comparing. I think it may be a different year than the varietal I was comparing to. I am excited to find out the answers. I was more certain on the pink dot that I tried earlier in the week.

nyesq54


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Sometimes, you just need to pick a side. Red. Orange. Red.

deaconbluez


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jwhite6114 wrote:Next time? Sweet!



I caught that, too. Can't wait!

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paryb


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had the red and pink, when am I gonna know how right or wrong I am!!!

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christmaspie


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Had the orange dot. I really liked it but doubt I got it right. We'll see...

Oh, hey. All I ever wanted was marshmallows on my sweet potatoes...

randysanders


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I got the orange dot, and it was very easy to deduce what we had...
it was clearly orange!

Wigdog


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randysanders wrote:I got the orange dot, and it was very easy to deduce what we had...
it was clearly orange!



I had the green dot. Bride and I each tasted and immediately said the same thing, so that was our guess.

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MaskedMarvel


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Four picks entered. It wasn't as easy as I'd thought. I'm tempted to double-enter my two extra bottles. But I won't....

Good luck everyone!

jwhite6114


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MaskedMarvel wrote:Four picks entered. It wasn't as easy as I'd thought. I'm tempted to double-enter my two extra bottles. But I won't....

Good luck everyone!



Just entered my second guess. Red dot this time. I had no question from the very beginning on this bottle; now to see if I am right

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kramsauer


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Red dot here. Instantly knew what it was. So either I know what I'm talking about or I'm more stupid than even I think.

yathink2


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I got an Orange dot. I think I know what it was, so heres to guessing....



vaaccess


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jwhite6114 wrote:Just entered my second guess. Red dot this time. I had no question from the very beginning on this bottle; now to see if I am right



Ditto...I hope I was right!

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tomatillo


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Green dot. Haven't opened the red, yet.
3 drinkers, 1 novice and 2 long termers.
Nobody could agree.
But it went well with the veggie pizza we had 4 lunch.
Pity the clients who were scheduled for later that day.

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