MarkDaSpark


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rjquillin wrote:Or a bit over an hour if you carefully select your travel time.
Sea World and the zoo down here, but Oto knows that from an earlier visit.



And drive 20mph over the speed limit the whole way down!

It's 45 minutes to San Clemente from LB!

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MarkDaSpark wrote:And drive 20mph over the speed limit the whole way down!

It's 45 minutes to San Clemente from LB!

Ok, so perhaps an hour fifteen or twenty at normal velocities.

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tytiger58 wrote:Ugghh I don't mind swishing Cathy's wines but I never spit them!


Um, there are going to be 27+ wines.

Without spitting and some recovery, your palate will be toast halfway through. And by the end, you'll need to get a room at the hotel that is fortunately stumbling distance from my house.

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zTimothyBz wrote:Um, there are going to be 27+ wines.

Without spitting and some recovery, your palate will be toast halfway through. And by the end, you'll need to get a room at the hotel that is fortunately stumbling distance from my house.



With 27+ plus wines my palate will be toast anyway you look at it... I'm not Robert Parker you know. Hotel rooms are your friend

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tytiger58 wrote:With 27+ plus wines my palate will be toast anyway you look at it...


I suggest you train up in the next month or so. Otherwise, I reserve the right to pour Charles Shaw into your glasses after the first set of flights. (Or earlier if necessary!) You won't be able to tell the difference, so why not.

Trust me on this one. The morning of the first day of the first RPM tour was a trial-by-fire for me wine-wise. (But I'm going to blame the wonderful lunch we had at Seghesio - it was family-owned back then. Yeah, that's it! Not my fault at all.) Anyway, I was wrecked for the afternoon. We went to a winery known for their hot, peppery Zins, and I couldn't even taste - I had to take a break.

The next day I made sure to follow the rules for wine tasting. Things went much better.

tytiger58 wrote:I'm not Robert Parker you know.


No one is. Not even him. Fun fact: Parker refuses to taste wines blind.

(p.s. Added some details to the initial post.)

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zTimothyBz wrote:



Yea that's one of the reasons i'm starting to waver on this one, I have never been a big fan of tasting mass quantities of wine for fun/science especially wines I know that I like. Slightly different opinion if I have never had any of the wines i'm tasting but never that many all at once. Also one of the reasons I never signed up for the RPM tour, no way do I get up at 7 or 8am to taste wine for 3 straight days



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zTimothyBz wrote:No one is. Not even him. Fun fact: Parker refuses to taste wines blind.

(p.s. Added some details to the initial post.)



Oh and you can pour me all the 2 buck chuck you want blind but I don't think whatever I called it would be worse that calling a Kronos a hot Paso wine...you know who you are

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- There are dogs in the house. (Though they won't be joining us for the tasting!) That's an alert for people with allergies.



Muwahahahahahahahaha! Dogs? More like horses!

While they are very friendly, they are definitely not lapdogs! Unless you are Hagrid!

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tytiger58 wrote:Yea that's one of the reasons i'm starting to waver on this one, I have never been a big fan of tasting mass quantities of wine for fun/science especially wines I know that I like. Slightly different opinion if I have never had any of the wines i'm tasting but never that many all at once. Also one of the reasons I never signed up for the RPM tour, no way do I get up at 7 or 8am to taste wine for 3 straight days



But the fun part is seeing how they age over the years! Tim has posted a schedule that looks great!

And there will be breaks between flights, so it should be interesting. I'm still going to swish and spit, even with 1oz pours. The last set though ....


You missed out on great times by skipping the RPM Tour. And it does get tough on Day 3! Then there is the pre-tour and post-tour winery visits! I think most of us take a week off from wine!


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FYI, no RPM Tour this year, so come on out in April!

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tenuki wrote:Leaning towards it, would be a rare opportunity.



If it helps, Voodoo Donuts just opened in Universal Citywalk!

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If there's room for me, I will try to make it. Will need a place to stay....

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

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rpm wrote:If there's room for me, I will try to make it. Will need a place to stay....


It would be great to see you.

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Lodgings ....


Closest I believe is La Quinta Inn & Suites NE Long Beach/Cypress starting at $124.

There's also the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel not much farther, starting at $151.


Over by LGB, there's a Courtyard, Marriott, and a Holiday Inn. A little farther south off the 405 (but close to the 605 junction) is an Ayres Hotel Seal Beach.

There's others in downtown LB, by the Aquarium, but those are farther away.


Edit: A little ways farther east, but not as far as downtown LB, is Buena Park, home of Knotts. Plenty of hotels there too.

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I'd love to try to make this. will probably bring my (of age) daughter with me. Winefarm has to stay home.

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Winedavid39 wrote:I'd love to try to make this. will probably bring my (of age) daughter with me. Winefarm has to stay home.



Yea! And Boo!

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Looks like a great event you guys are putting together. Oldest Corison I have is a 1994 Mag.

I remember Tim loading up a sled full of Corison wines on the 2012 RPM Tour

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Winedavid39 wrote:I'd love to try to make this. will probably bring my (of age) daughter with me. Winefarm has to stay home.

What are your cartage fees?


Will miss WF, but will be good to see you again as well.
Upside, your fence is safe.

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Will miss WF but looking forward to seeing everyone. But no politics please. This is about the wine and the friends. ;)

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  • Wine.woots: um, lost count.
  • Other woots: um, lost count too. I might have a problem.

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+1 for tasting group