jmdavidson


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This is my second attempt at a wine woot get together. This time, instead of a Saturday afternoon, I am trying a Friday evening. So, this one will be Friday, October 12th at 7pm. Same as last time, bring a bottle of wine and an appetizer. No special theme, other than wine tasting, eating well and meeting new friends.

Yes's
jmdavidson
jmdavidson+1
funsters(& +1)
tward (& +1)
lemont22 (& +1)
tgoest30 (& +1)
doubleeagle57
ksprski (& +1)
karenhynes (& +1)
michelle (& +1)
funbunny (& +1)
Tmurphy (& +1)
Jimbos (& +1)
BPorter (& +1)
DeeDee (& +1)
Tuscher (& +1)

Maybe's
tommythecat

jmdavidson


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I am hopeful that a new day and a new time will inspire a few wine wooters to come out for this event!!!!

Wines from Woot will be served.

karenhynes


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I'm pretty sure I should be able to make it! Thanks jmdavidson!!

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

tommythecat78


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Put me down as a maybe. We are planning a trip that weekend but if we end up staying home I will be there.

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jmdavidson


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tommythecat78 wrote:Put me down as a maybe. We are planning a trip that weekend but if we end up staying home I will be there.



Moved you to Maybe.

funbunny


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At the moment I'm a no but if plans change I'll be in.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

jmdavidson


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funbunny wrote:At the moment I'm a no but if plans change I'll be in.



Hope you and +1 can still make it...even if you can't be there early. We will still be partying until???

funbunny


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jmdavidson wrote:Hope you and +1 can still make it...even if you can't be there early. We will still be partying until???



I would be flying solo that night. Hubby will be playing drums in Milwaukee that weekend with all his midwest RUSH geeks - I mean friends.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

jmdavidson


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funbunny wrote:I would be flying solo that night. Hubby will be playing drums in Milwaukee that weekend with all his midwest RUSH geeks - I mean friends.



You can always bring a friend or two...they are more than welcome.

jmdavidson


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Nothing new to report. Just hoping to get this thread at the top of the list so some Chicago wooters see it. C'mon Chicago. I know you're out there.

jmdavidson


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jmdavidson wrote:Nothing new to report. Just hoping to get this thread at the top of the list so some Chicago wooters see it. C'mon Chicago. I know you're out there.



Looks like we will have quite a few wine drinkers for this get together afterall.

karenhynes


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I think I can safely move into the "yes" column! The only reason I wouldn't make it would be if I somehow get stuck at work late, and that would be very last minute, and highly unlikely.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

jmdavidson


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karenhynes wrote:I think I can safely move into the "yes" column! The only reason I wouldn't make it would be if I somehow get stuck at work late, and that would be very last minute, and highly unlikely.



If you get stuck at work, stop by after work. The serious drinkers will be tough to get out of my house. And, any invitees (by you) can meet you at our house.

karenhynes


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jmdavidson wrote:If you get stuck at work, stop by after work. The serious drinkers will be tough to get out of my house. And, any invitees (by you) can meet you at our house.



Sounds great!!

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

ddeuddeg


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tommythecat78 wrote:Put me down as a maybe. We are planning a trip that weekend but if we end up staying home I will be there.

How can you be there if you'll be staying home?

"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


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karenhynes


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ddeuddeg wrote:How can you be there if you'll be staying home?



Cloning????

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

jmdavidson


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So far 17 have said they'd be here and 4 are maybe's. Still time to make plans to attend. Send me a PM for my contact info.

jmdavidson


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As of today, 22 will be here and 4 are still maybe's. Should be alotta eatin and drinkin goin on. Still hoping a few more Chicago Wine Wooters will make it!

jmdavidson


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No change since the last posting. Just trying to keep this at the top of the list, so if by chance it was missed, someone who was interested might see it.

funbunny


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I put a message on the pub page asking them to update the gatherings list. Chicago was still linking to the cancelled September 22nd shindig.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

jmdavidson


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funbunny wrote:I put a message on the pub page asking them to update the gatherings list. Chicago was still linking to the cancelled September 22nd shindig.



Thanks. The link got changed. Are you still planning on attending? If so, please bring along a friend. Last count is 28.

funbunny


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I'm supposed to be meeting friends that night but they are starting to waiver on the day. I probably won't know for sure until tomorrow night, but best guess is I will be attending.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

jmdavidson


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There's still time to email me for contact info.!!!

funbunny


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jm - awesome gathering, sorry to keep you up so late. karenhynes it was so nice to meet you and everyone else, hope we could do this again soon. Great wine, food and new friends!!

P.S. - I scared myself when I got home and saw how purple my teeth were from the Black Zepplin.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

karenhynes


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funbunny wrote:jm - awesome gathering, sorry to keep you up so late. karenhynes it was so nice to meet you and everyone else, hope we could do this again soon. Great wine, food and new friends!!

P.S. - I scared myself when I got home and saw how purple my teeth were from the Black Zepplin.



It was fabulous to meet you too, funbunny!!!

And KUDOS to jmd and his lovely wife for opening their home (and cellar) to a bunch of relative strangers! I had a wonderful time and look forward to getting together again in the future.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

karenhynes


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Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh....Funbunny!!!

I need your tomato tart recipe....serious yum!!!!

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

jmdavidson


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karenhynes wrote:Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh....Funbunny!!!

I need your tomato tart recipe....serious yum!!!!



Good people make the party. Thanks for coming and glad you had a good time. We will have to get together again. My apologies for over wine tasting and not enough appetizer eating, if you know what I mean.

funbunny


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jmdavidson wrote:Good people make the party. Thanks for coming and glad you had a good time. We will have to get together again. My apologies for over wine tasting and not enough appetizer eating, if you know what I mean.



How is your wife feeling this morning? I would hate to have the flu or cold and then have to clean up after a party.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

funbunny


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karenhynes wrote:Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh....Funbunny!!!

I need your tomato tart recipe....serious yum!!!!



It's pretty easy, especially if you make the onions and tomatoes ahead of time. I'm going to try freezing them in batches for quick tart assembly when I need them. This recipe makes two tarts.

BTW Your dolmades were killer.

Galette with Onion Confit, Tomato, Olives and Feta Cheese
• 2 Refr. Pie crust (comes in rolls) or use a pie Dough Recipe
• 4 medium onions, sliced thinly
• 2 cups chopped Plum tomatoes (I used a variety of the sweet baby tomatoes like grape or 100's)
• 4-5 ripie tomatos sliced 1/4"
• 2 cloves garlic
• ½ cup Niçoise or kalamata olives, pitted
• 4 oz. feta crumbled
• 1 bunch of fresh thyme
• 1 egg
• Olive oil
• Salt

Make the onion confit: Place the onions in a wide-bottom saucepan with two tablespoons of olive oil, two sprigs of thyme and salt to taste. Place the pan over medium heat and cook covered until onions are wilted and stewing in their own juices. Remove the lid and continue cooking until dark in color. Reserve.

Make the tomato mixture: Place a saucepan over medium heat, add two tablespoons of olive oil and the garlic and cook to soften. Add the chopped tomato, two thyme sprigs and salt to taste and cook until it reaches a thick sauce-like consistency, stirring occasionally. let cool a bit.

Assemble and bake the galette: Preheat oven to 400° F. To assemble, open up packages crust or if home made - remove the pastry from the refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a 8-inch to 9-inch disk. Repeat with the other dough. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and trim off the ragged edges to form a circle. Divide the onion confit between the two disks. Spread to an even layer, leaving a 2-inch border all the way around. Top with spoonfuls of the tomato mixture, crumbles feta, top with tomato slices the olives. Fold the edges of the dough over to partially cover the filling. Brush the outside of the pastry with the beaten egg. Place in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until pastry is golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to resting rack to cool. Cut into wedges and serve.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

MarkDaSpark


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Ahem! Inquiring minds would like to know the wine list!

And pics of said wines are also nice!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

jmdavidson


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Ahem! Inquiring minds would like to know the wine list!

And pics of said wines are also nice!



The turn out, consisting of wine wooters and my friends, tasted the following:
2007 Embriux Vall Llach Priorat
2006 Wellington Zinfandel
2011 Mirassou Pinot Noir
2009 Line Shack Syrah
2010 Mirassou Riesling
2008 Castel del Remei, Gotim Bru
2010 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel (Dry Creek)
2010 Line Shack Roussanne
2005 Pavi Dolcetto
2007 Diablita Red Wine
2007 Rubicon Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Red Zeppelin Petite Syrah (Monterey)
20__ Wine Sisterhood Courageous Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Folie a Deux Menage a Trois
2009 Saldo Zinfandel (NV)
2003 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Gascon Malbec
2010 Raised By Wolves Malbec
2009 Raised by Wolved Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Woot Cellars D'Ontspille Pinot Noir
2007 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder)
2007 Clos Le Chance Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Valseranno Finca Montviejo Rioja
2010 Handcraft Artisan Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

No pictures were taken of either the wines or the attendees (I hope).

karenhynes


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jmdavidson wrote:The turn out, consisting of wine wooters and my friends, tasted the following:
2007 Embriux Vall Llach Priorat
2006 Wellington Zinfandel
2011 Mirassou Pinot Noir
2009 Line Shack Syrah
2010 Mirassou Riesling
2008 Castel del Remei, Gotim Bru
2010 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel (Dry Creek)
2010 Line Shack Roussanne
2005 Pavi Dolcetto
2007 Diablita Red Wine
2007 Rubicon Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Red Zeppelin Petite Syrah (Monterey)
20__ Wine Sisterhood Courageous Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Folie a Deux Menage a Trois
2009 Saldo Zinfandel (NV)
2003 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Gascon Malbec
2010 Raised By Wolves Malbec
2009 Raised by Wolved Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Woot Cellars D'Ontspille Pinot Noir
2007 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder)
2007 Clos Le Chance Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Valseranno Finca Montviejo Rioja
2010 Handcraft Artisan Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

No pictures were taken of either the wines or the attendees (I hope).



Thanks JMD for posting this list! I failed to write down some of the specifics of the wines I tasted (other than the WOOT wines). Soooo many I didn't get around to!! I must plan better for future tastings.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

MarkDaSpark


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jmdavidson wrote:The turn out, consisting of wine wooters and my friends, tasted the following:
2007 Embriux Vall Llach Priorat
2006 Wellington Zinfandel
2011 Mirassou Pinot Noir
2009 Line Shack Syrah
2010 Mirassou Riesling
2008 Castel del Remei, Gotim Bru
2010 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel (Dry Creek)
2010 Line Shack Roussanne
2005 Pavi Dolcetto
2007 Diablita Red Wine
2007 Rubicon Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Red Zeppelin Petite Syrah (Monterey)
20__ Wine Sisterhood Courageous Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Folie a Deux Menage a Trois
2009 Saldo Zinfandel (NV)
2003 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Gascon Malbec
2010 Raised By Wolves Malbec
2009 Raised by Wolved Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Woot Cellars D'Ontspille Pinot Noir
2007 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder)
2007 Clos Le Chance Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Valseranno Finca Montviejo Rioja
2010 Handcraft Artisan Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

No pictures were taken of either the wines or the attendees (I hope).



Thanks!

I can't remember who started it (and it could have been Jwhite6114 or me or someone else), but at one of the many previous gatherings I attended, we started taking pics of the bottles & labels to share.

But mostly so we could remember what we drank!


We also lucked out that someone would take the lead and organize the bottles so that it would go from whites to rosés/sparkling to reds to dessert wines.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

funbunny


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jmdavidson wrote:

No pictures were taken of either the wines or the attendees (I hope).



So you think, you have some crazy friends!

You should make a list of the wines your friends were using for the obstacle course.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

karenhynes


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funbunny wrote:So you think, you have some crazy friends!

You should make a list of the wines your friends were using for the obstacle course.



Hahahaha!!!!! Thankfully, none were lost in the shenanigans.

Sparky-
Next time I'll remember to bring a camera and take a few shots of the bottles.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

Itwdswafo


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Wow, what a nice gathering! Wtg Chicago!

joelsisk


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jmdavidson wrote:The turn out, consisting of wine wooters and my friends, tasted the following:
2007 Embriux Vall Llach Priorat
2006 Wellington Zinfandel
2011 Mirassou Pinot Noir
2009 Line Shack Syrah
2010 Mirassou Riesling
2008 Castel del Remei, Gotim Bru
2010 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel (Dry Creek)
2010 Line Shack Roussanne
2005 Pavi Dolcetto
2007 Diablita Red Wine
2007 Rubicon Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Red Zeppelin Petite Syrah (Monterey)
20__ Wine Sisterhood Courageous Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Folie a Deux Menage a Trois
2009 Saldo Zinfandel (NV)
2003 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Gascon Malbec
2010 Raised By Wolves Malbec
2009 Raised by Wolved Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Woot Cellars D'Ontspille Pinot Noir
2007 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder)
2007 Clos Le Chance Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Valseranno Finca Montviejo Rioja
2010 Handcraft Artisan Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

No pictures were taken of either the wines or the attendees (I hope).



awesome! Glad that the tasting (take 2) worked out.