tiger7610 wrote:I like April 10th, how about the rest of the gang? Lighter are you going to be able to make it this time?
As long as you're good for April 10th, let's do it. We'll host again, and I'll see to it that we have the stuff we need for the palate training program that Justin found. Bahwm and I are up to our ears in arrangements for the Shakespeare Fabulous Feast and Auction this Saturday (featuring a 3 L bottle of InZinerator as one of the auction items), but we'll get back on here Sunday with some additional ideas for theme and menu. Meanwhile, we're open to suggestions.
We'd really like to hear from some other Buffalo/WNY peeps. We know you're out there. Perhaps you:
(A) are not interested in this type of event
(B) are afraid of meeting strangers from the internet
(C) don't want to show your ignorance
(D) don't like wine.
If it's A, what's not to like? We provide the venue, make the arrangements, make sure there's a nice meal, don't ask for $, just a bottle of wine and maybe an appetizer or something simple.
B: We used to think that, but we've found that there aren't any strangers in this crazy community, just a bunch of friends we've enjoyed meeting.
C: We all started out ignorant, and we all still are to one degree or another. These tasting events are a terrific way to develop more knowledge and more confidence, while having a good time with friends.
D: Why the HELL are you reading this?
Come out and join us, or at least let us know why not. I mean, we understand schedules make it difficult sometimes, but let us know you're out there, and that it's worth the effort on our part.
Meanwhile, Justin, please post the date on the lead post, so Sparky and/or CJ will get it on the weekly calendar, and people can start making plans.
Cheron, the guest suite at our place hasn't been spoken for.
Tiger, are we going to be popping bubbly to celebrate your success?
Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge. - Hester Browne
Filmmaker/winemaker Francis Ford Coppola says his two professions are almost the same and that each depends on source material and takes a lot of time to perfect.
The big difference: "Today's winemakers still worry about quality."
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