MarkDaSpark


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Host: MdS and Merbills

Location: Merbills (OC)

Theme: You don't want to miss this one! Woot Cellars new release partay!

Date: October 24th, 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 4:00 pm to ??? pm

Attendees:
- MarkDaSpark
- cjsiege (NoVA/DC)
- Sparky's Nephew
- MdS's Son
- MdS's Son's SWMBO
- zTimothyBz
- zTimothyBz +1
- klezman
- molarchae
- Merbill
- Merbill's SWMBO
- time2testit
- redhead11
- losthighwayz
- losthighwayz's SWMBO
- JavaDrinker
- CoffeeMate


Maybes
- tytiger58
- tytiger58's SWMBO
- hershelk (NoVA/DC)
- NonnaWY (from Wyoming)


Regrets:
- anyone who misses this
- rjquillin
- Sparky's Nephew's SWMBO
- cortot20
- cortot20's SWMBO
- kylemittskus
- kylemittskus SWMBO


Bring a bottle (valued (SRP) $20 or up, or two adding up to $20) and appetizers or a dessert for 15 to 20.



Tentative bottle list:

Sparky: Cab (for son), White (for son's SWMBO), PS, some LH Zin Ports (if I don't, molarchae will hurt me), Sparkling for CJ.


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losthighwayz


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No Kyle? The travesty!

"The older I get the better I was"

MarkDaSpark


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losthighwayz wrote:No Kyle? The travesty!



Who's Kyle?



It was an old list, and not sure why he was missing from it.

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cortot20


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Oct 24th, we are out of town.
Oct 17th might work. Its a birthday weekend so it can get busy.

CT

MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:Oct 24th, we are out of town.
Oct 17th might work. Its a birthday weekend so it can get busy.



Bummer. CJ is out here from the East Coast on the 24th.

Are you firm to make it on the 17th?

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cortot20


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Bummer. CJ is out here from the East Coast on the 24th.

Are you firm to make it on the 17th?



Not yet. If the 24th makes more sense go for it.

CT

tytiger58


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Not quite sure which date works yet...

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




rjquillin


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Make it the 10th and I'm in.
Already in LA.
Otherwise not possible at all.
Actually, any date between 10/3 and 10/13, but later is no-go.

CT

redhead11


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24th works the best for us.

MarkDaSpark


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rjquillin wrote:Make it the 10th and I'm in.
Already in LA.
Otherwise not possible at all.
Actually, any date between 10/3 and 10/13, but later is no-go.



10th is out.

You definitely can't make either the 17th or 24th (CJ in town then)?

You really need to make this one!

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MarkDaSpark


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tytiger58 wrote:Not quite sure which date works yet...



Well, make up your mind!

We have Cortot20 for the 17th and time2testit/Redhead11 for the 24th (along with CJ's proxy).

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merbill


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Uh, the 24th is United Nations Day, so I'm pretty sure everybody has long had plans for that day

But not me. I'm good either day. I'll have to check on SWMBO availability.

PM for you Sparky

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MarkDaSpark


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merbill wrote:Uh, the 24th is United Nations Day, so I'm pretty sure everybody has long had plans for that day

But not me. I'm good either day. I'll have to check on SWMBO availability.

PM for you Sparky



Got it. Now if people would check in on the dates!

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klezman


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Calendar is currently clear both those days. Let's figure out a location, though. This sounds like the Irvine locker is not ideal.

It's be great if CJ could join.

Maybe we can get an option for a couple of us when Ron is in town, too.

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MarkDaSpark


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klezman wrote:Calendar is currently clear both those days. Let's figure out a location, though. This sounds like the Irvine locker is not ideal.

It's be great if CJ could join.

Maybe we can get an option for a couple of us when Ron is in town, too.



I'm in discussions now for a location, and since the Irvine locker closes at 7pm, that was out from the beginning.

Sounds like it will be the 24th, unless we get some of the MIA bunch protesting. That's when CJ will be around.

I'm busy the 10th, but you could host a mini-gathering for RJ then.

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tytiger58


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Well if I can make anything it will be the 24th..depending on sister in-law's arrival.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




klezman


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MarkDaSpark wrote:I'm in discussions now for a location, and since the Irvine locker closes at 7pm, that was out from the beginning.



By the 24th we should be able to host if molarchae approves

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

losthighwayz


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October 31 an option?

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Bummer. CJ is out here from the East Coast on the 24th.

Are you firm to make it on the 17th?



Who is CJ?

"The older I get the better I was"

merbill


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losthighwayz wrote:October 31 an option?



Don't you and your kids have plans on that date? Like, uh, trick-or-treating?

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cortot20


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merbill wrote:Don't you and your kids have plans on that date? Like, uh, trick-or-treating?



Speaking of Halloween I saw something on the TTB.gov site that is a sequel and Halloween themed that made me smile.....

CT

MarkDaSpark


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losthighwayz wrote:October 31 an option?



No, there's a good reason those are the two dates.

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MarkDaSpark


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losthighwayz wrote:Who is CJ?



cjseige, aka CpprCr8. She does the Woot Gatherings posts.

Remind me to smack you like the Skipper smacked Gilligan when I see you next time.

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rjquillin


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MarkDaSpark wrote:10th is out.

You definitely can't make either the 17th or 24th (CJ in town then)?

You really need to make this one!

Not a chance..
Just carving out some time for required training is major right now.
additional trip just out of the question.

CT

zTimothyBz


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24th is best for us

Official holder of unofficial, unauthorized, non-woot gatherings.

cortot20


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cortot20 wrote:Not yet. If the 24th makes more sense go for it.



Looks like I'm clear for the 17th, if it happens.

CT

MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:Looks like I'm clear for the 17th, if it happens.



Sadly, it appears that the 24th is best.

Your SWMBO will be missed!

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MarkDaSpark


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Anyone interested in a blind wine tasting pot? As in whoever brings the best wine gets the cash pot ($5 buy-in)? Reds or Whites?


I might ask WD to limit how many bottles Mortimer drops off, other than the special bottles. If we want to do the blind tasting, that is.

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cortot20


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Sadly, it appears that the 24th is best.

Your SWMBO will be missed!



That's how it goes sometimes.

I do have a bit of wine for people, if your nephew goes I'll send a swap case or two with him.

CT

tytiger58


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Anyone interested in a blind wine tasting pot? If we want to do the blind tasting, that is.


I don't know..last time I brought a blind bottle it was called out as a hot $10 or $15 bottle from Paso by you and Klez. Not sure I could live with another episode like that

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

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MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:That's how it goes sometimes.

I do have a bit of wine for people, if your nephew goes I'll send a swap case or two with him.



He's going, just let him know who gets what.

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MarkDaSpark


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tytiger58 wrote:I don't know..last time I brought a blind bottle it was called out as a hot $10 or $15 bottle from Paso by you and Klez. Not sure I could live with another episode like that



Don't bring such a cheap bottle!


In my defense, it was too warm and over-decanted by the time I arrived late (partly due to no parking).

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tytiger58


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Don't bring such a cheap bottle!


In my defense, it was too warm and over-decanted by the time I arrived late (partly due to no parking).


Agreed but Klez has no excuse

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




cortot20


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tytiger58 wrote:Agreed but Klez has no excuse



I wouldn't let Klez's palate get to you. I've heard its yakkish.....

CT

MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:I wouldn't let Klez's palate get to you. I've heard its yakkish.....




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klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:Agreed but Klez has no excuse



Only the stupidity of opening my mouth before the wine had equilibrated after the double decant, car ride, and reopening.

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

cortot20


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tytiger58 wrote:I don't know..last time I brought a blind bottle it was called out as a hot $10 or $15 bottle from Paso by you and Klez. Not sure I could live with another episode like that



Although you did win the blind zin tasting at losts dads place last year. One of the bottles that had Ron smirking ear to ear was undrinkable so it lowered the odds a bit....

CT

klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:I don't know..last time I brought a blind bottle it was called out as a hot $10 or $15 bottle from Paso by you and Klez. Not sure I could live with another episode like that



Also, we'll see how you do next time around

At the blind tasting on the 2010 Tour I was 1 of 3 who got them all right. On the 2014 Tour my second guess turned out to be correct more than my first.

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tytiger58


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klezman wrote:Also, we'll see how you do next time around

At the blind tasting on the 2010 Tour I was 1 of 3 who got them all right. On the 2014 Tour my second guess turned out to be correct more than my first.



Yea yea yea but you knew what variety's were on the table..or so you told me

But I must say I was expecting more from you guy's considering you are homers for those wines

And you're right I will probably do no better but I sure as hell will try, I certainly don't want to get my balls busted like this!

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MarkDaSpark


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So yea or nay on some blind wine tasting?

The key is to serve them at same temp and time in decanting.

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