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Well the wife and I finally tried our red dot last nite. The only conclusion we could agree upon is that we need to stop collecting and start drinking. This turned out to be a swig and a swag.

Woo-hoo top of page.

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jwhite6114 wrote:Hey! We're comparing answers in the hallway after the test! There was absolutely NO cheating involved here.

(man! whodda figured SB to be such a hard ass! )



Why in the *world* would I do anything that would benefit jwhite? :D

I stumbled on a rather obvious 'clue' to help narrow down what wine's in the bottle. Still didn't help me any, but it *did* start to reinforce a theory I have.

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Corrado wrote:Why in the *world* would I do anything that would benefit jwhite? :D

I stumbled on a rather obvious 'clue' to help narrow down what wine's in the bottle. Still didn't help me any, but it *did* start to reinforce a theory I have.



Well, it's YOUR fault we got yelled at by SB.

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So are we waiting for the guesses to stop coming in or maybe just down to a trickle!? The suspense is killing me

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I second that motion, let's post some results!!

bkarney wrote:So are we waiting for the guesses to stop coming in or maybe just down to a trickle!? The suspense is killing me



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mshilko wrote:I second that motion, let's post some results!!



I for one am curious about percentages. For example, 10 out of 40 green dot guesses were correct...I think even a little teaser would be nice. (hint, hint)

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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Having a little trouble deciding if the marker drawn dot on my Duke is red or orange. I thought I recalled reading at one point that if the dot was a marker (vs. a paper dot), it was meant to be red or orange, but I don't recall which and can't find the reference in this thread. If anyone remembers, please refresh my memory Thanks!

EDIT Never mind, I'm voting as if it's red. Think I'm right about the varietal; hope I'm right about the color!

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nallie wrote:Having a little trouble deciding if the marker drawn dot on my Duke is red or orange. I thought I recalled reading at one point that if the dot was a marker (vs. a paper dot), it was meant to be red or orange, but I don't recall which and can't find the reference in this thread. If anyone remembers, please refresh my memory Thanks!

EDIT Never mind, I'm voting as if it's red. Think I'm right about the varietal; hope I'm right about the color!



I had a red dot and an orange dot (BB sized paper dots). My friend had a pea-sized orange smudge from a marker (looked peachy).

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Corrado wrote:I had a red dot and an orange dot (BB sized paper dots). My friend had a pea-sized orange smudge from a marker (looked peachy).

Oh, dang. Well, I voted as if it were red. Here's hoping...

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nallie wrote:Oh, dang. Well, I voted as if it were red. Here's hoping...



Maybe that'll help. :D

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Corrado wrote:Maybe that'll help. :D

Just might!

Actually, I will be very surprised if I am wrong about this varietal. But, we'll see.

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nallie wrote:Just might!

Actually, I will be very surprised if I am wrong about this varietal. But, we'll see.



The orange paper dot was pretty dark, but obviously orange when compared to the red paper dot. The orange Sharpie dot was paler - almost peach as Corrado mentioned. Out of curiosity, can you send me a PM with your varietal conclusion?

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SonomaBouliste wrote:The orange paper dot was pretty dark, but obviously orange when compared to the red paper dot. The orange Sharpie dot was paler - almost peach as Corrado mentioned. Out of curiosity, can you send me a PM with your varietal conclusion?



Well, at least this gives me some encouragement that my decision that the dot on my bottle was red was correct. I kept going back and forth between red and orange, but ultimately went red. Just for wine.

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nallie wrote:Oh, dang. Well, I voted as if it were red. Here's hoping...

I now have incontrovertible proof (either in a vault buried under the river or a van down by the river) that my marker-made dot was meant to be orange. Can someone please move my previously submitted vote to the orange column on the spreadsheet? Unless my answer and the orange bottle are not the same varietal. If the latter is the case, just go ahead and drop my vote into the correct column and save me from myself. This has already been a terribly upsetting process. Woot has revealed itself as biased against those among us who struggle with the gray areas (or, in this case, peach areas) of the color spectrum. Bigotry is always, always wrong, woot. I'd hate to have to get my attorney (Loweeeel! Come quickly; I need you) involved.

So, to repeat, please move my previous varietal vote to the peachy orange column, or just drop it in the '100% correct - no need to investigate further, she has the palate of a goddess, I tell you" column. Thank you in advance.

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SonomaBouliste wrote:The orange paper dot was pretty dark, but obviously orange when compared to the red paper dot. The orange Sharpie dot was paler - almost peach as Corrado mentioned. Out of curiosity, can you send me a PM with your varietal conclusion?



Results still coming in? This thread is slowing down. Want answers!

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nallie wrote:I now have incontrovertible proof (either in a vault buried under the river or a van down by the river) that my marker-made dot was meant to be orange. Can someone please move my previously submitted vote to the orange column on the spreadsheet? Unless my answer and the orange bottle are not the same varietal. If the latter is the case, just go ahead and drop my vote into the correct column and save me from myself. This has already been a terribly upsetting process. Woot has revealed itself as biased against those among us who struggle with the gray areas (or, in this case, peach areas) of the color spectrum. Bigotry is always, always wrong, woot. I'd hate to have to get my attorney (Loweeeel! Come quickly; I need you) involved.

So, to repeat, please move my previous varietal vote to the peachy orange column, or just drop it in the '100% correct - no need to investigate further, she has the palate of a goddess, I tell you" column. Thank you in advance.


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ERMD wrote:Its a hanging chad and WILL NOT COUNT(ok well in Florida anyway)



After driving by a night club in Atlanta with the name, "Swinging Richards," I thought it would be a stroke of brilliance to open up an associated club in West Palm Beach called, "Hanging Chads."

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Corrado wrote:After driving by a night club in Atlanta with the name, "Swinging Richards," I thought it would be a stroke of brilliance to open up an associated club in West Palm Beach called, "Hanging Chads."



Some of my favorite bar names: "Dirty beautiful tulip's" and "Filthy McNasty's" on Rose st. in Edinburgh, and "The Back Door Lounge" in Old Town Sacramento which is, inexplicably, not a pleasantly upbeat bar.

EDIT: You know they're good because the woot filters caught them, hit reply to see the actual names.

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ERMD wrote:Its a hanging chad and WILL NOT COUNT(ok well in Florida anyway)

Oh, sure. Thwart my right to vote with your complex ballots that are too confusing from me to figure out. My rights have been violated. My voice drowned out by the machine politic. Attica. ATTICA.

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Corrado wrote:After driving by a night club in Atlanta with the name, "Swinging Richards," I thought it would be a stroke of brilliance to open up an associated club in West Palm Beach called, "Hanging Chads."



andyduncan wrote:Some of my favorite bar names: "Dirty beautiful tulip's" and "Filthy McNasty's" on Rose st. in Edinburgh, and "The Back Door Lounge" in Old Town Sacramento which is, inexplicably, not a pleasantly upbeat bar.

EDIT: You know they're good because the woot filters caught them, hit reply to see the actual names.

I have got to get out more. I want to add to this chain, I really do, but the only establishment name that is jumping to mind is our local library. And just to be entirely clear, it is neither clever nor nasty. I need a more vigorous social life...

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Um...Hello?

Is this mic on?


Where are the results?!

Wine only comes in one color...Red...

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Can we at least have a date when the results will be posted. I have people to answer to with the answers.

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jkwest wrote:Um...Hello?

Is this mic on?


Where are the results?!



Working on it! gonna send an email out to the (several) slugs who have not submitted answers. Deadline will likely be some time next week.

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nallie wrote:I have got to get out more. I want to add to this chain, I really do, but the only establishment name that is jumping to mind is our local library. And just to be entirely clear, it is neither clever nor nasty. I need a more vigorous social life...



My favorite clever name is for a little Italian pasta joint called Penne from Heaven.

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ddeuddeg wrote:My favorite clever name is for a little Italian pasta joint called Penne from Heaven.



Driving back from NOLA yesterday we heard an add for a sanitation company with what I thought was a clever slogan/tagline: "So&So Sanitation - Our business stinks... but it's picking up!"

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Winedavid39 wrote:Working on it! gonna send an email out to the (several) slugs who have not submitted answers. Deadline will likely be some time next week.



Just sharing my email (yes, I"m a slug, I haven't opened mine yet). Looks like Sept 22 is the deadline for those waiting for the results.

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Sorry to take you away from your wine drinking for a second. But we can't help but notice that even though you bought the Wellington mystery wine bundle a few weeks back, you haven't yet entered a guess in Wine.Woot's Mystery Wine Challenge.

As soon as you put that bottle down, head on over to http://wine.woot.com/blog/viewentry.aspx?id=5758 and take your best guess at identifying the mystery varietal. You've got until Monday, September 22. Hurry, or you might miss your chance to win nothing!

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Imagine4vr wrote:Just sharing my email (yes, I"m a slug, I haven't opened mine yet). Looks like Sept 22 is the deadline for those waiting for the results.


llo. You beat me to it. I was just about to post the email they sent me, because I'm a fellow slug.

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After the much anticipated arrival of the wines (yes, I am sure you all got tired of my incessant whining), I thoroughly enjoyed each wine. I have the red dot, which tasted vaguely like one of the other bottles. But, alas poor Yorick, I went with a total guess. Yes, its true, I am not a true connoisseur of wine, just some schmuck Soldier who allows you all to enjoy the wine without the war!!!!

Refurbished=scaffolding, just don't do it!!!!

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:llo. You beat me to it. I was just about to post the email they sent me, because I'm a fellow slug.



I had no idea that entering a guess was mandatory, and that if you bought the wine and didn't enter, you'd be called vile names. I even assumed that a few people might actually give up in frustration or something. Meanwhile, I hitch-hiked on bahwm's three bottles, putting in my guesses on those. Do my guesses even get recognized? These people sure are being Philistines all of a sudden, aren't they?

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Corrado wrote:Driving back from NOLA yesterday we heard an add for a sanitation company with what I thought was a clever slogan/tagline: "So&So Sanitation - Our business stinks... but it's picking up!"



There's a Porta-potty company in Chicago called "Oui Oui".

My buddy works at a water and sewer company and their (unofficial) slogan is "Your Manos, the Hands of Fate smells like money to us"

I'm putting WD's kids through college.

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andyduncan wrote:There's a Porta-potty company in Chicago called "Oui Oui".

My buddy works at a water and sewer company and their (unofficial) slogan is "Your Manos, the Hands of Fate smells like money to us"



In StLouis there is a cement repair company, Mr Crack and their slogan is: a dry crack is a happy crack.
http://www.thecrackteam.com/about/press/releases/050815.html

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Imagine4vr wrote:In StLouis there is a cement repair company, Mr Crack and their slogan is: a dry crack is a happy crack.
http://www.thecrackteam.com/about/press/releases/050815.html



Concrete grinding company named "The Daily Grind"

They actually renamed it to something completely mundane; too many potential customers were getting confused

Juvie: 30+24+4; Sellout: 6+7+0
Rags: 3+2+3
Drunk: 69+94+15 wine, 20+29+4 non-wine
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JOATMON wrote:Concrete grinding company named "The Daily Grind"

They actually renamed it to something completely mundane; too many potential customers were getting confused



Thinking it was a coffee shop?

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Corrado wrote:Thinking it was a coffee shop?



Something like that, yes.

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JOATMON wrote:Something like that, yes.



daily?!!?

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Corrado wrote:Driving back from NOLA yesterday we heard an add for a sanitation company with what I thought was a clever slogan/tagline: "So&So Sanitation - Our business stinks... but it's picking up!"



There's a sanitation company in NOVA whose slogan is "We're #1 in the #2 business."

Apparently you have to have a sense of humor to work in that industry.

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jwhite6114 wrote:There's a sanitation company in NOVA whose slogan is "We're #1 in the #2 business."

Apparently you have to have a sense of humor to work in that industry.



I don't know if it's still there, but there used to be an exterminator in Erie, PA called Buenos Noches Roaches.

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ddeuddeg wrote:I had no idea that entering a guess was mandatory, and that if you bought the wine and didn't enter, you'd be called vile names. I even assumed that a few people might actually give up in frustration or something. Meanwhile, I hitch-hiked on bahwm's three bottles, putting in my guesses on those. Do my guesses even get recognized? These people sure are being Philistines all of a sudden, aren't they?



Please know i used the term slug only as a term of endearment. i should have used the term "lovable slugs".

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Winedavid39 wrote:Please know i used the term slug only as a term of endearment.



Of course, we all knew that.

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Winedavid39 wrote:Please know i used the term slug only as a term of endearment. i should have used the term "lovable slugs".



So, does that mean we're going to be referred to with certain terms of endearment if we guessed incorrectly, once the mysteries are revealed?