neilfindswine


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It's that time again.... We're opening our wine country offices for a little fireside meet and greet (although we don't have a fireplace, so there will be no fire). And being that it's halloween season, this time it might get a little scary! (Then again, it might not be scary at all).

Come one, come all: Thursday, October 25th, at the Wine Country Connect offices in the town of Sonoma from 7:30PM to 10:30PM, WineDavid39 will be graciously hosting an informal gathering at our humble Sonoma "Rat's Nest" headquarters. Please RSVP via posting or PM to ensure there are enough GoVino glasses for everyone.

And don't forget your tasting journal... you know the drill. There will be wine, there will be snacks and there will likely be some local winery friends in attendance.

Oh, and "Boo!"

Who's coming:

cmaldoon
Brightgreen
klezman
molarchae
ajrod27
CAGrl

Maybe:
tenuki
MarkDaSpark

We also have another list of attendees who responded via email, so it looks to be a good group.

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joelsisk


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sounds like fun, and once again, I'm sad I don't live local enough!

MarkDaSpark


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Tempting. So very tempting.

If I can make it, this time I will make sure to bring said tasting notebook (and take better notes as well!)


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


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joelsisk wrote:sounds like fun, and once again, I'm sad I don't live local enough!



That makes two of us not attending.

I just double checked, 17 hours one way...nope. Not this time

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cmaldoon


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I will thwart this line of apologetic and maybe replies with a whole hearted YES COUNT ME IN! And put that down with a +1. Brightgreen will be in attendance.

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otolith


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joelsisk wrote:sounds like fun, and once again, I'm sad I don't live local enough!



Amen!

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

NonnaWY


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WCC needs a Rocky Mountain area office...

I will drink no wine before it's time. What time is it, anyway?

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neilfindswine


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NonnaWY wrote:WCC needs a Rocky Mountain area office...



I will pass on all suggestions in our next expansion meeting... In the meantime, perhaps a Denver area Woot gathering should be organized?

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klezman


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I'll see if I can make that a Bay Area visit time so that I can attend. In the meantime, how's the planning for the SoCal version coming along?

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cortot20


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I'll be there if sparky charters a plane. Otherwise I cant justify the 6 hour drive each way. Sounds awesome though.

And Yes, a Socal version would be perfect.

CT

otolith


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NonnaWY wrote:WCC needs a Rocky Mountain area office...



And a Twin Cities office as well. I mean, we have a couple wineries. :shrug:

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

polarbear22


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otolith wrote:And a Twin Cities office as well. I mean, we have a couple wineries. :shrug:


Good try, but no. They barely qualiy. And no apologies to Alexis Bailey.


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neilfindswine


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klezman wrote:I'll see if I can make that a Bay Area visit time so that I can attend. In the meantime, how's the planning for the SoCal version coming along?



That is potentially in the cards... stand by...

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otolith


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polarbear22 wrote:Good try, but no. They barely qualiy. And no apologies to Alexis Bailey.


Ouch. lol

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edlada


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neilfindswine wrote:That is potentially in the cards... stand by...



As long as you are willing to accommodate, any chance of opening a branch office in Poland? Well, I can dream can't I? I tell you what, we have an extra bedroom, you can use that, just come on over and bring wine OK? Just a little Cali Cab and some PNW Pinot Noir will do fine,I will invite my German friend and he will bring some well aged Bordeaux and Burgundy. It will be a win-win!

My dogs like me, that is important.

cortot20


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neilfindswine wrote:That is potentially in the cards... stand by...



This is an excellent idea.

CT

neilfindswine


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-BUMP-

Just counting bottles and glasses and talking to potential winery surprise guests, so I thought I'd check in to remind you that if you haven't posted your RSVP here (or PM'd me), please do so...!

I report to winedavid39...
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joelsisk


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Still no dice on a Denver gathering... you may recall that SWMBO is still getting larger, though eviction plans are in place around Thanksgiving.

MarkDaSpark


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neilfindswine wrote:-BUMP-

Just counting bottles and glasses and talking to potential winery surprise guests, so I thought I'd check in to remind you that if you haven't posted your RSVP here (or PM'd me), please do so...!



Still thinking hard on trying to make it. But still just a maybe.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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ajrod27


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neilfindswine wrote:-BUMP-

Just counting bottles and glasses and talking to potential winery surprise guests, so I thought I'd check in to remind you that if you haven't posted your RSVP here (or PM'd me), please do so...!



I'll be there.

kylemittskus


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I'd love to be there, but can't.

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coynedj


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otolith wrote:Ouch. lol



Painful, but true.

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

tenuki


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I'm a maybe, work's been kicking my butt lately.

CT

klezman


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I'm a likely, with a maybe +1! So that's 1.4 people

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molarchae


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klezman wrote:I'm a likely, with a maybe +1! So that's 1.4 people



If you're going, you're not going without me!

Did you just count me as 0.4 of a person?? I'd like a whole govino to myself, thankyouverymuch. :P

klezman


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molarchae wrote:If you're going, you're not going without me!

Did you just count me as 0.4 of a person?? I'd like a whole govino to myself, thankyouverymuch. :P



I counted myself as 0.8 and you as 0.6 since I didn't know your status. So upgrade us to 1.9 people Just need to finalize the transportation logistics then we'll be a full 2.0.

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cmaldoon


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klezman wrote:I counted myself as 0.8 and you as 0.6 since I didn't know your status. So upgrade us to 1.9 people Just need to finalize the transportation logistics then we'll be a full 2.0.



Oh geez the excuses Klez, I've already agreed to take you two.

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2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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klezman


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cmaldoon wrote:Oh geez the excuses Klez, I've already agreed to take you two.



Didn't say needed to figure out how/how, just that we need to finalize Plus when I wrote that earlier I hadn't yet gotten a flight up there so it wasn't certain.

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CAGrl


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So I'm in. Will be leaving San Jose around 5-5:15 so I probably won't get there until 8 or later but I will show. So excited!

neilfindswine


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...just updated the first post with the list of RSVP's. It's going to be SCARY.

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MarkDaSpark


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Dang it! Would love to be there, but just not in the cards this time.


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


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Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to make it. Hubby's working late and I have to go home to the dog. So sad.

klezman


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CAGrl wrote:Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to make it. Hubby's working late and I have to go home to the dog. So sad.



Say it ain't so!!

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cmaldoon


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Well, as far as I know there will still be 4 people arriving in my car. I'm doing my part to make sure this thing happens!!!

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klezman


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cmaldoon wrote:Well, as far as I know there will still be 4 people arriving in my car. I'm doing my part to make sure this thing happens!!!



You do indeed have four in your car!

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2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

neilfindswine


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CAGrl wrote:Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to make it. Hubby's working late and I have to go home to the dog. So sad.



Boo.... oh, I mean Boo! Sorry you can't make it...

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tenuki


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I'm out as well.

CT

nealkb


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I hope it's not too late. Me plus one.
What's the address?

Neal K Bharadwaj

cmaldoon


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nealkb wrote:I hope it's not too late. Me plus one.
What's the address?



Sweet!!! Look up wine country connect in sonoma. It'll be nice to have a couple more people.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

nealkb


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cmaldoon wrote:Sweet!!! Look up wine country connect in sonoma. It'll be nice to have a couple more people.



Bueno. Wha time are you guys leaving South Bay?

Neal K Bharadwaj