neilfindswine


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For those who live in or will be traveling through the greater SF Bay area on Thursday, June 28th (a bit last minute, but this is the first of what we intend on making a regular gathering), come on by the Wine Country Connect offices in the town of Sonoma from 7:30PM to 10:30PM. WineDavid39 will be graciously hosting at our humble Sonoma "Rat's Nest" headquarters. Please RSVP via posting or PM to ensure an accurate headcount and so that we have enough pistachios, bacon spread and Krave jerkey on hand.

Don't forget your tasting journal and a number 2 pencil as you'll want to take some notes: we'll be pouring some wines that will need some 'ratting' in the near future. There may be a special guest or two coming by... Looking forward to meeting you and breaking bread.... errr... breaking pistachios... with you. (PM for address/directions).

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Sent you a pm.

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is this the reveal for the "new" LabRat process?

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joelsisk wrote:is this the reveal for the "new" LabRat process?

Envious I am not local!



it's a start.

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Dang, not going to be within striking distance for this one. With a little more notice I can totally make the next one

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joelsisk wrote:is this the reveal for the "new" LabRat process?

Envious I am not local!



Actually part of the "start" is happening before that, somewhere on the east coast.

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I am not local enough for the 6 hour drive. I am green with envy though.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Actually part of the "start" is happening before that, somewhere on the east coast.



Wha? I'll happily spearhead some SoCal ratting parties

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What's the deadline to RSVP by? I'm possibly coming up with another.

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neilfindswine


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tenuki wrote:What's the deadline to RSVP by? I'm possibly coming up with another.



no deadlines... let us know when you can...

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klezman wrote:Wha? I'll happily spearhead some SoCal ratting parties



I could host south bay ratting as well!

Would love to come on the 28th and normally would be available on Thursday nights, but next week just doesn't work.

Hope it is a huge success and I will do my best to join you next time.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Bump so everyone has a chance to see it



Any chance you might be there?

Cause I might make it ....


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Any chance you might be there?

Cause I might make it ....



Oh, how I would love to. Alas, I fear not. Maybe I can swing something at future event.



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ThunderThighs wrote:Oh, how I would love to. Alas, I fear not. Maybe I can swing something at future event.





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MarkDaSpark wrote:Any chance you might be there?

Cause I might make it ....



Ooh, sparky bday present to yourself? . Let me know your plans, I'll definitely try to make it if you are, will have to check with J. Or you running around wine country for the weekend?

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tenuki wrote:Ooh, sparky bday present to yourself? . Let me know your plans, I'll definitely try to make it if you are, will have to check with J. Or you running around wine country for the weekend?



Nope, birthday present from someone else!

So just in on Thursday and out on Friday, especially since I have to take mom to see dad on Sat/Sun. So no running around wine country this weekend.

But then again, there's next month and the RPM Tour!!


So check with J. Too bad WorstVeg is back on the Worst Coast (especially with that heat wave!!).


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Nope, birthday present from someone else!

So just in on Thursday and out on Friday, especially since I have to take mom to see dad on Sat/Sun. So no running around wine country this weekend.

But then again, there's next month and the RPM Tour!!


So check with J. Too bad WorstVeg is back on the Worst Coast (especially with that heat wave!!).



K, then I'm in for Thursday though might arrive late/leave early. Will find out from J. Worstveg is actually out here for a wedding that was today, but leaving tomorrow

This is an eat dinner beforehand thing?


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tenuki wrote:K, then I'm in for Thursday though might arrive late/leave early. Will find out from J. Worstveg is actually out here for a wedding that was today, but leaving tomorrow

This is an eat dinner beforehand thing?



Yes ... sounds like snacks only (see 1st post ... pistachios, jerky, etc.) especially since it starts at 7:30pm.


Tell WV I said "Hi".


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Yes ... sounds like snacks only (see 1st post ... pistachios, jerky, etc.) especially since it starts at 7:30pm.


Tell WV I said "Hi".


So anybody want to meet up earlier for dinner then?

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CAGrl wrote:So anybody want to meet up earlier for dinner then?



I'm thinking of going, coming from the San Jose area if people want to carpool. What kind of place were you thinking of to eat at?

Also- I think I have a couple wellington syrahs that are owed to you CAGrl (In the stash that used to be mine and Klez's but is now only mine.)

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CAGrl wrote:So anybody want to meet up earlier for dinner then?



I'll text when I know I'm leaving and if I could make anything. Fremont Diner's right around there

Edit: oops, diner closes at 6.

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cmaldoon wrote:I'm thinking of going, coming from the San Jose area if people want to carpool. What kind of place were you thinking of to eat at?

Also- I think I have a couple wellington syrahs that are owed to you CAGrl (In the stash that used to be mine and Klez's but is now only mine.)


That's right. However, if it's not too much trouble, can you hold onto it for a bit longer. I don't have any space right now. If you don't have space, then I can take it though. Wish I could carpool. I'm coming from Sac then going down to SJ. Oh well.

Let me know where to meeet up for dinner.

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Days to go!!!


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So, since I now have free shipping for the day, how do I get woot to ship me out to CA for this event?

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CAGrl wrote:That's right. However, if it's not too much trouble, can you hold onto it for a bit longer. I don't have any space right now. If you don't have space, then I can take it though. Wish I could carpool. I'm coming from Sac then going down to SJ. Oh well.

Let me know where to meeet up for dinner.



Oh I have PLENTY of space right now. Klez moved down south and I went from having 1 shelf in our shared locker to having all 3. Unable to downsize because the facility I am in is FULL. This leaves me with 450 bottles worth of storage. I try to pretend I have a Virtual 200 bottle cellar but given I'm at 220-ish... that's not working out so well.

We have each-other's numbers care of HAK's RPM tour spreadsheet so lets text when we are leaving our respective areas to see if there is a place and time to meet in sonoma.

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cmaldoon wrote:Oh I have PLENTY of space right now. Klez moved down south and I went from having 1 shelf in our shared locker to having all 3. Unable to downsize because the facility I am in is FULL. This leaves me with 450 bottles worth of storage. I try to pretend I have a Virtual 200 bottle cellar but given I'm at 220-ish... that's not working out so well.

We have each-other's numbers care of HAK's RPM tour spreadsheet so lets text when we are leaving our respective areas to see if there is a place and time to meet in sonoma.


Nice. Thanks. And if you're looking for somebody to split the space with...

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1 Day to go!!!


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MarkDaSpark wrote:

1 Day to go!!!




....that's exactly what it looks like at the WCC offices.

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CAGrl wrote:Nice. Thanks. And if you're looking for somebody to split the space with...



Absolutely! I'd love to rent out a shelf of my 3. $43/Quarter for a shelf that holds "8-9 Cases" I have stored 120+ bottles on one shelf though with the right boxes.

We'll have to chat tomorrow night.

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Tempting, but a bit of a hike from Sunnyvale on a work day....but not impossible...hmmmmm.

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Oh right, J is out so just me tomorrow. Guessing I'd miss any dinner y'all do, since I don't really want to join traffic, but will text you and check up.

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bsevern wrote:Tempting, but a bit of a hike from Sunnyvale on a work day....but not impossible...hmmmmm.



I'm coming from Sunnyvale on a work day. From right near you in fact. Want to carpool?

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cmaldoon wrote:I'm coming from Sunnyvale on a work day. From right near you in fact. Want to carpool?



can't wait to see everyone.

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"O" days to go!!!


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Have fun you guys! ddeuddeg & I will not be able to join you from Buffalo, NY!

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Sonoma!!

And the airport has a Lucy booth! (Pic later)



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MarkDaSpark wrote:Sonoma!!

And the airport has a Lucy booth! (Pic later)


Are you going to live blog? Minus the wine info of course, because that would be cheating.



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ThunderThighs wrote:Are you going to live blog? Minus the wine info of course, because that would be cheating.



Possibly. Although it might be too much for some!

At BW-SVI (nice preview for RPM Tour next month), and will for swimming in 15 minutes.

I may head to Mary's around 6 for dinner (off the histoical park), because they've been @ D&D and had good food there. Or to The Girl & the Fig.


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70 mi and 2hrs 20 min to go. Yay bay area traffic

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