MarkDaSpark


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hokiedevil wrote:November 3 or 4 would probably work for me. Just need a heads up to arrange babysitter etc.

Silly question: Is there a way to "subscribe" to this particular thread and get notifications when there are new comments?



Nope, the forum type Woot uses doesn't have the capability (that we know of!) to do many of the things that other site's forums do.

But just keep checking back for updates, or keep a tab open for World of Woot Wine and refresh it periodically. Any new posts move a thread to the top of the forum.



And put me on the Maybe list. I might try to make it out there to visit then, if things work out here in SoCal.


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Put me down as a probably, most likely, will really try.



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This would be so fun! My wife and I would be driving over from Houston.

I've only recently "acquired" a stable-enough income to be able to start sampling the wonder and glory that is WW, but it has been a real joy so far.

How do these gatherings usually work?

redwinefan


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Great to see so much interest! And we'd love to have you MarkDaSpark. Too bad we can't transport your wine locker with you.

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The way these things usually work is that we decide on a wine theme, and everyone brings a bottle based on that theme which we can all taste. Hopefully, we'll get lucky, and wine.woot will send us a few bottles to taste as well.

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MarkDaSpark


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schaeferr wrote:This would be so fun! My wife and I would be driving over from Houston.

I've only recently "acquired" a stable-enough income to be able to start sampling the wonder and glory that is WW, but it has been a real joy so far.

How do these gatherings usually work?





Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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redwinefan wrote:Great to see so much interest! And we'd love to have you MarkDaSpark. Too bad we can't transport your wine locker with you.

If you want to get email updates, remember to PM me your email address.

The way these things usually work is that we decide on a wine theme, and everyone brings a bottle based on that theme which we can all taste. Hopefully, we'll get lucky, and wine.woot will send us a few bottles to taste as well.



Will do, and there's always a chance to bring wine!


Also, please check out Listing of WW Gatherings for ideas. We borrowed the "how to" list a WW Gathering from jwhite6114 and the NoVA/DC group.

But check out NoVA/DC # 4 & #6. We had lots of wine and fun.

And we learned from #4 that it is better to put the info into the first post, so everyone knows where to find it. You can see from #4 that jwhite was always updating it, and you had to look at the pages to see what was the latest.

Updating the first post made it so much easier for everyone to keep up.



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DarkStar11


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Add me +1 as very likely. Great excuse to come to Austin, and the office is closed that Monday (MLK day).

pcuccaro


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Count me +1 in for this gathering. Looking forward to meeting folks.

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nmsoonergirl


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I'm SO excited to see this! I don't think we'll make this one (we have to go to Texas over Christmas and again in February and I'm not sure I can get myself excited about a third trip in January), but I'm really hoping it will be a success so that there will be another one in the spring. My husband is always looking for an excuse to visit Austin.

redwinefan


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Bumping this up to see if there is any more interest. Going to start firming things up when I get back from my Thanksgiving/bday vacation.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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Jopo528


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Put me down for a definite maybe +1. I think we can probably swing that. I can have a solid answer in a couple weeks as soon as I talk to him and get travel figured out! Would love to meet new people and maybe see some old friends *cough* Dallas crew *cough*

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ckeilah


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I'm in! +1

But I mentioned this to Ben the other day, and he knew nothing of it. :-o

Maybe we should get a rough head-count and let TFB know. It is not a giant place.

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redwinefan


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ckeilah wrote:I'm in! +1

But I mentioned this to Ben the other day, and he knew nothing of it. :-o

Maybe we should get a rough head-count and let TFB know. It is not a giant place.



If TFB can't fit us, we'll move to an alternate location or my house if worse comes to worse.

I'll edit the top post with a tentative headcount tomorrow.

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redwinefan


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Please check the top post. I've divided the group into maybes and definites based on your responses and if you are coming from out of town.

Post here if you need to swap lists, be added, or taken off.

I want to get an estimate so I can start firming things up.

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UBlink


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You can move the Blinks to definite. Always looking for an excuse to visit the grandBlinks.

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redwinefan wrote:Please check the top post. I've divided the group into maybes and definites based on your responses and if you are coming from out of town.

Post here if you need to swap lists, be added, or taken off.

I want to get an estimate so I can start firming things up.



I'm closer to a will than a will not if that helps any. =\



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Ok, the Blinks and ThunderThighs have been moved to the definite side. Hopefully we'll hear from more people soon.

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debegone


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I'm confirming and add a +1 for me. Thanks!

ckeilah


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Even if ALL of the confirmed and maybes showed up it's just over 20. That should be no problem! We just need to let them know that we are coming, and to have plenty of clean wine glasses. ;-)

Now, what wines are we bringing?

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pcuccaro


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Mt friend and I are confirmed so you can move us up to the definite list.

Let us know what theme so we can pick wines to bring.

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redwinefan


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Since this is our first gathering, I say we keep the theme pretty wide open. We can get more specific on future meetups.

I'm going to propose these rules:

- Bring something from your collection you really like, or you've really been wanting to try. It doesn't have to be from Woot.
- One bottle per person
- Price $12-$25 range (with reasonable flexibility)

Do these rules sound ok?

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schaeferr


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Any idea for the general time frame for the gathering? Trying to finalize plans for the trip and seeing if we'd be able to swing going to the gathering but staying south near Gruene.

ckeilah


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http://www.texasfrenchbread.com/events-catering/

Note the size of the indoor dining room. The "garden" is equally as large.



Dinner M-Sat 18:00-22:00

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[quote postid="5284534" user="ckeilah"]http://www.texasfrenchbread.com/events-catering/

Note the size of the indoor dining room. The "garden" is equally as large.



I'm thinking 6pm when it opens, so probably 6pm-8pm. That way it will also be easier to see who is part of our group. I'm out of town, but I have my +1 on the case of getting this setup with them.

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pcuccaro


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redwinefan wrote:Since this is our first gathering, I say we keep the theme pretty wide open. We can get more specific on future meetups.

I'm going to propose these rules:

- Bring something from your collection you really like, or you've really been wanting to try. It doesn't have to be from Woot.
- One bottle per person
- Price $12-$25 range (with reasonable flexibility)

Do these rules sound ok?



Sounds good. Looking forward to it.

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redwinefan


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We've got a reservation in for 6pm for our group at TFB on the 19th. Details to be worked out after Christmas.

Mark your calendars and let me know of any more changes to the Definites/Not definite list on the first message.

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schaeferr


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redwinefan wrote:let me know of any more changes to the Definites/Not definite list on the first message.



The Schaefers are (both) in.

UBlink


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redwinefan wrote:

I'm thinking 6pm when it opens, so probably 6pm-8pm. That way it will also be easier to see who is part of our group. I'm out of town, but I have my +1 on the case of getting this setup with them.


Based on experience at previous Woot dinners, 2 hours will fly by. Count on 3 hours.

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Yes, we will definitely be there! So count me plus 1, but maybe but not 100% sure 2

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MarkDaSpark


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Still hoping to change from a Maybe, but it's not looking good.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Still hoping to change from a Maybe, but it's not looking good.



And miss a rare Thunderthighs sighting? Still looking good for me.



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MarkDaSpark wrote:Still hoping to change from a Maybe, but it's not looking good.



How will we harass you if you don't come to the Austin gathering? Guess we'll have to keep bugging you in the forums...

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redwinefan


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Bumping this to make sure there aren't any more additions/changes to the list.

Updated the first post with all the event info so far.

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redwinefan wrote:Bumping this to make sure there aren't any more additions/changes to the list.

Updated the first post with all the event info so far.


The first post is showing 8:00 while a more recent post is showing 6:00. The Blinks are hoping 6:00 is correct.

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UBlink wrote:The first post is showing 8:00 while a more recent post is showing 6:00. The Blinks are hoping 6:00 is correct.



The Blinks are correct. I must have mistyped! Thanks for spotting it, it is now corrected.

The dinner is at 6PM.

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Any hotel recommendations near-ish to the dining spot?



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ThunderThighs wrote:Any hotel recommendations near-ish to the dining spot?



TFB is very close to UT campus, so you could stay at the AT&T Conference Center:

http://www.meetattexas.com/

The Doubletree Suites on 15th is not the far either.

Personally, I'd try Priceline to see if you can get a good deal in the downtown area.

There is also a Doubletree that is probably cheaper than the Suites one on the East side of 35 near 15h.

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redwinefan wrote:TFB is very close to UT campus, so you could stay at the AT&T Conference Center:

http://www.meetattexas.com/

The Doubletree Suites on 15th is not the far either.

Personally, I'd try Priceline to see if you can get a good deal in the downtown area.

There is also a Doubletree that is probably cheaper than the Suites one on the East side of 35 near 15h.



Sounds good. Thanks!



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Bumping for less than two week countdown.

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redwinefan wrote:Bumping for less than two week countdown.


Time to start thinking seriously about what to bring.

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