joelsisk


quality posts: 8 Private Messages joelsisk
HitAnyKey42 wrote:I don't think he's checking the thread every day. I'm sure he'll reply to you within a couple days.



I don't know how often he checks wine.woot, but he responded within 20ish mins after I sent the paypal!

woopdedoo


quality posts: 35 Private Messages woopdedoo

Hi Folks -

I have received a number of deposits already and have replied to most everyone. However, I do not have everyone's email, which I will need eventually anyway. So, here is my email:
rick [dodt] laub [adt] alumni [dodt] duke [dodt] edu (yes,I am avoiding getting spammed by the bots) This is also my Paypal address.

If you would kindly send me your email address, screen name, real names of members of your party, and a phone contact number, that would be wonderful.

Thanks!

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

I'm very excited about this trip and finally getting to meet some fellow wooters.

Has anyone checked out the suites at this hotel? I may be able to get a deal on one, and I was wondering if they're worth any extra over the normal rooms seeing that the group deal may no longer be available?

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

dstearl


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dstearl

Regrettably, I must give up my spot. So sad....

I made a commitment last year to do the RAGBRAI with a friend from work. Dates happen to be the same week.

So while you are tasting the finest wines the US had to offer, I will be riding a bicycle across Iowa. 62 miles on the 23rd, 81 miles on the 24th and 77 miles on the 25th. Someone better drink up for me on the trip. Really disappointed I can't make it, but excited to ride my bike all the way across a state.

Not so sure this is a good idea

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 178 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
woopdedoo wrote:Hi Folks -

I have received a number of deposits already and have replied to most everyone. However, I do not have everyone's email, which I will need eventually anyway. So, here is my email:
rick [dodt] laub [adt] alumni [dodt] duke [dodt] edu (yes,I am avoiding getting spammed by the bots) This is also my Paypal address.

If you would kindly send me your email address, screen name, real names of members of your party, and a phone contact number, that would be wonderful.

Thanks!




Done.


Also for others who still need to send, remember to send it as "Personal", that way there is no fee to you or to Woopdedoo.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

kkv123


quality posts: 10 Private Messages kkv123
MarkDaSpark wrote:
Also for others who still need to send, remember to send it as "Personal", that way there is no fee to you or to Woopdedoo.



I sent mine as "Personal" and still got charged a fee.

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
kkv123 wrote:I sent mine as "Personal" and still got charged a fee.



I believe you have to check it as a "gift".

I sent my deposit that way, and paypal showed the fee as $0.

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 178 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
kkv123 wrote:I sent mine as "Personal" and still got charged a fee.




I used Other, and no fee charged to me or Woop. At least it said he got the whole deposit amount.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

rjquillin


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rjquillin
redwinefan wrote:I'm very excited about this trip and finally getting to meet some fellow wooters.

Has anyone checked out the suites at this hotel? I may be able to get a deal on one, and I was wondering if they're worth any extra over the normal rooms seeing that the group deal may no longer be available?


I've got half a room reserved for tour #1, the other half still looking for resident, but I could easily cancel and share with someone else. Gonna be great to finally put faces to names.

CT

kkv123


quality posts: 10 Private Messages kkv123
bsevern wrote:I

I sent my deposit that way, and paypal showed the fee as $0.



Yes, I sent as "Personal" AND "Gift" and still got charged the fee. But I paid with a credit card and not directly from a banking account - could that be the reason?

HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
kkv123 wrote:Yes, I sent as "Personal" AND "Gift" and still got charged the fee. But I paid with a credit card and not directly from a banking account - could that be the reason?



Yes, I believe that would be the reason. Any payment made via PayPal that uses a CC has a fee, regardless of the "type".

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HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
rjquillin wrote:I've got half a room reserved for tour #1, the other half still looking for resident, but I could easily cancel and share with someone else. Gonna be great to finally put faces to names.



Just make sure you don't look at Sparky. You don't wanna see that face.

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NYC Tastings

trifecta


quality posts: 71 Private Messages trifecta

Bad news for me.... good news for chipgreen.

I must withdraw from the tour at least for now. My +1 definitely cannot make it and I cannot get confirmation that I will be available.

I will go back into the shadows and continue hoping for the possibility of sliding in as we get closer, but I must release this privilege to others who know they can make it.

chipgreen


quality posts: 184 Private Messages chipgreen
trifecta wrote:Bad news for me.... good news for chipgreen.

I must withdraw from the tour at least for now. My +1 definitely cannot make it and I cannot get confirmation that I will be available.

I will go back into the shadows and continue hoping for the possibility of sliding in as we get closer, but I must release this privilege to others who know they can make it.



Thanks, trifecta. I hope that you are able to make it in the end.

Note that dstearl also bowed out, which should put the newbie list back to 30 attendees.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
chipgreen wrote:Thanks, trifecta. I hope that you are able to make it in the end.

Note that dstearl also bowed out, which should put the newbie list back to 30 attendees.



Hmm, this means that Dave is going to have way more wine than he can handle...I'll have to see what else I can take off of his hands haha.

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chipgreen


quality posts: 184 Private Messages chipgreen
North316 wrote:Hmm, this means that Dave is going to have way more wine than he can handle...I'll have to see what else I can take off of his hands haha.



Please do! I'm somewhat regretting my recent wine buying spree given the costs involved for this trip. I'm going to have to be extremely selective between now and July!

bahwm


quality posts: 28 Private Messages bahwm
chipgreen wrote:Please do! I'm somewhat regretting my recent wine buying spree given the costs involved for this trip. I'm going to have to be extremely selective between now and July!


Welcome to the tour! Good luck with being selective with your wine purchases between now and July!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

chipgreen


quality posts: 184 Private Messages chipgreen
bahwm wrote:Welcome to the tour! Good luck with being selective with your wine purchases between now and July!



Thanks, I'm pretty excited about the opportunity! As for being more selective with wine purchases, that's sure to be a work in progress...

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
bahwm wrote:Welcome to the tour! Good luck with being selective with your wine purchases between now and July!



Yeah..... I am trying. But Klez was an enabler on the gazzi syrah with a split and chukon on posted that 2003 joly chennin blanc deal today......

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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bahwm


quality posts: 28 Private Messages bahwm
cmaldoon wrote:Yeah..... I am trying. But Klez was an enabler on the gazzi syrah with a split and chukon on posted that 2003 joly chennin blanc deal today......


And so it goes--the slippery slope!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

JOATMON


quality posts: 19 Private Messages JOATMON

This is stupid. Or, rather, I'm stupid.

Put justplainjulie and the +1 on the bus, and put me and my +1 on the waiting list.

That makes a lot more sense.

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Rags: 3+2+3
Drunk: 69+94+15 wine, 20+29+4 non-wine
Rugrat: 0+0+0; Refunded: 2+3+1
(as of 2011-03-02)

klezman


quality posts: 120 Private Messages klezman
cmaldoon wrote:Yeah..... I am trying. But Klez was an enabler on the gazzi syrah with a split and chukon on posted that 2003 joly chennin blanc deal today......



At least I'm taking three of those. The jury is still out on the Wellington Syrah up now...I want a full set but I don't want to have to pay for it or store it, so I'm hoping somebody else wants a half set.

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cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
klezman wrote:At least I'm taking three of those. The jury is still out on the Wellington Syrah up now...I want a full set but I don't want to have to pay for it or store it, so I'm hoping somebody else wants a half set.



Like a said... You're a fracking enabler. Wellington...$15 a bottle shipped ... One bottle each.... How am I to resist?

At least I know (found out today) that I'll be working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for almost the next 2 months. That'll pay for this wine and the tour and then some.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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rpm


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rpm
JOATMON wrote:This is stupid. Or, rather, I'm stupid.

Put justplainjulie and the +1 on the bus, and put me and my +1 on the waiting list.

That makes a lot more sense.



You are a gentleman. DONE!

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

justplainjulie


quality posts: 5 Private Messages justplainjulie
JOATMON wrote:This is stupid. Or, rather, I'm stupid.

Put justplainjulie and the +1 on the bus, and put me and my +1 on the waiting list.

That makes a lot more sense.



Whoohooo! thank you thank you thank you

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Deposits in, now I just need to figure out the hotel and flight situation.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

First and foremost, thank you woopdedoo and RPM for putting this together!!

Are you able to share the list of wineries we'll be visiting yet?

Cheers!
Brian

rpm


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rpm
bsevern wrote:First and foremost, thank you woopdedoo and RPM for putting this together!!

Are you able to share the list of wineries we'll be visiting yet?

Cheers!
Brian



thanks for the thoughts!

no - you have no idea how difficult it is to coordinate wineries, days, wines plans and everything so that everything works (relatively) smoothly. People are not always available, geography matters (you want the route to work for the buses so there is as little time spent traveling as possible and as little (hopefully no) backtracking. Wineries can be sensitive about their tasting order in the day, all kinds of things.

To give an example, when we wanted to go to Buena Vista on the 2008 Tour, they refused (relenting only because of a last minute plea vouching for the seriousness and sobriety of the group with a representative who turned out to have been a college roommate of rpm's cousin....) because they were going to be the last winery of the day -- no one wants the drunken remnant....

And various wineries don't like to follow specific rivals or precede others - knowing you'll have bought a lot at a previous one or are holding onto your wallet for an upcoming attraction.

It's a testament to the Tourists that as many of the wineries want us back as do. And as many want in on the act.

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

chipgreen


quality posts: 184 Private Messages chipgreen

Just a thought... if there is any need to find an additional winery for us newbie tourists to visit, Tallulah Wines might be a good choice.

The owner Mike Drash really seemed to embrace the wine.woot community during his recent offers and made this comment "Thanks for all the kind words. If anyone is ever in Napa look me up. We've got a great place in downtown to taste and the vineyards aren't too far away, as well!".

Again, this is just a thought in case something falls through or the schedule needs rounding out.

Big thanks to rpm and woopdedoo for putting this together - I feel privileged to participate!

smartheart


quality posts: 94 Private Messages smartheart

Drat ! I regret I have been unable to clear my schedule in order to make the trip. I had been looking forward to it for a long time as I had missed out on the original Wine Woot tour.

Well, this opens up some slots for a few others. And may they, as well as everyone else on this expedition, have a marvelous learning experience and lots of fun !


"Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne."
--D. Parker

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

RPM Thank you for the information and thanks to both you and Woop for ALL your hard work. I am sure those who are asking questions are only doing so because there is so much anticipation of the fantastic event that you are putting together for us.

.... That's it, just thanks, no requests.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42

It's beginning to look like we won't be needing the bigger bus for the veteran tour. We aren't even at the original limit, let alone the 30-person limit.

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merbill


quality posts: 29 Private Messages merbill
HitAnyKey42 wrote:It's beginning to look like we won't be needing the bigger bus for the veteran tour. We aren't even at the original limit, let alone the 30-person limit.



That's what I was thinking. Unfortunately, at this time I don't think me or my +1 can make the trip. We have a wedding to attend in Baltimore at the end of June, which has now stretched into a 2.5 week family vacation, including Colonial Williamsburg and capped with Philadelphia on the 4th of July. Its almost 3 weeks off work, so taking another week of vacation just a couple of weeks later is not currently feasible for either of us. So we're going to have to give up our place in line on the veteran's tour. We will miss you all.

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joelsisk


quality posts: 8 Private Messages joelsisk

PSA - friendly reminder, if you haven't already done so, deposits are due TODAY.

HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
merbill wrote:That's what I was thinking. Unfortunately, at this time I don't think me or my +1 can make the trip. We have a wedding to attend in Baltimore at the end of June, which has now stretched into a 2.5 week family vacation, including Colonial Williamsburg and capped with Philadelphia on the 4th of July. Its almost 3 weeks off work, so taking another week of vacation just a couple of weeks later is not currently feasible for either of us. So we're going to have to give up our place in line on the veteran's tour. We will miss you all.



Oh poopie!!! Yeah, you'll definitely be missed.

On a side note, if you were planning to (or would like to) stay in a resort for some of your trip, let me know. Williamsburg is where my mom owns a TON of timeshare. So that resort she can pretty much get reservations into very cheaply. Plus, it's an awesome place to stay. I grew up going there pretty much every year with my family. Just toss me a PM or email if you'd like info.

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NYC Tastings

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

Deposits are sent! My wife and I are pretty excited to go.

Hak--can you send me any more info on the resort? We might be interested in staying there.

Thanks RPM and woop for making this happen. It'll be our first trip there, and I have a feeling that we're going to have a great time!

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

As much as I want to go on the trip, I just cannot commit right now , since I do not know my schedule. I'm disappointed especially since I was looking forward to meeting new wooters and going to all the wineries such as Scott Harvey. Maybe things will clear up a bit later, and spots will either open up, or I will go on 2014 tour

richardhod


quality posts: 261 Private Messages richardhod

I can't commit yet to the veteran tour either, but I'm hopeful. I'll be trying to get the logistics down in the next week or so, especially if it has any chance of looking like getting full soon.

kittymac


quality posts: 6 Private Messages kittymac

Sigh. I think it's best that I drop out. It wasn't as say to find another + 1 as I hoped it would be. I was really looking forward to this experience. This seems like a fun group.

rpm


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rpm

OK, I guess the deposits did some sorting...

Well, where does that leave us. I haven't heard from Woopdedoo on who has deposited and who has not, but from the posted regrets, we now have

Tour 1 - 27 Tourists 3 openings

Tour 2 - 18 Tourists - of whom two are ?? at this point, which means as few as 16.

This will leave us with some decisions to be made about (1) size of buses, (2) scale of tours, (3) costs, and (4) whether (and how) to allow Tour 1 Tourists to continue onto Tour 2.

I am personally sorry to see each regret - many of you I know, and the rest I was looking forward to meeting.



Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!