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howdy folks, just saw this.
With college football season taking a break in between the SEC Championship on 12/1, and Bama playing in the National Championship in Jan... my December looks wide open! I'd mentioned hosting in Brooklyn in the past, and imagine that we could do a December event at my place in Cobble Hill on the 8th or 15th (or corresponding Sundays if necessary).
Sandy Theme. We too pulled out the big guns for fear of losing power, and wouldn't mind a special occasion bottle.
Red Hook Winery was completely wiped out by the storm. They lost 4 vintages that were aging in barrel (wine in tanks were rescued). Abe and Robert were making some amazing, esoteric stuff down there, and they don't want charity - just people to buy their wines to get money back in. If people are on the fence, a shop a block from my place has half a dozen of their wines and would be fun to try.
Not quite as severe, but the North Fork was also affected by the storm. While all fruit was in, most wineries experienced flooding and were without power for several weeks.
It's also cold. Soul-warming wines would be welcome.
I have two accounts- this 'anonymous' username for commenting, as well as a 'purchasing' account which is my real name. Apologies for the white box on the left.
Also, in the interest of full disclosure- I'm ITB, selling wine for a living. None of my wines have ever been featured on Woot though, so don't fear the shilling.
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mschauber wrote: I'd suggest taking it a step further and maybe having a few really good bottles put up for "A Tribute event Auction" with 100% of the proceeds going to a storm related charity, whether it be the Red Cross or one of the numerous grass roots organizations that are doing tremendous charitable work for the many victims that have lost almost everything except, thankfully, their lives.
That's such a wonderful idea.
I'm just hanging out, really.