MarkDaSpark


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PoSt away folks!!!



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.

MarkDaSpark


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Courtesy of CJ:

cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
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Upcoming Woot Wine Gatherings…All The News for the week of March 3rd.

Welcome Atlanta Wooters! Hope you get a good group on March 30th.

There has been a lot of recent activity in the "looking for helping hands" threads. Anyone willing to put a stake in the ground and spend some time talking it up with friends? Time to get a move on!

March
3/16: NYC #21: Cupcakes
3/22: Minnesota #20: Visitors from Afar
3/23: NorCal Vintage Merlot Night
3/30: SoCal #24: Aged Zins
3/30: Atlanta #1

April
4/6: Colorado/Wyoming #?
4/6: Missouri: April 6 - Jefferson City
4/19: Ohio Wine.Woot Table at the Wine Dinner

Pending
TBD: SeaTac & Western Washington Interest Thread.
TBD: Mid-May Somewhere Between Western NY and Cleveland
TBD: NYC Tasting #??: A Tribute (interest thread)
TBD: NorCal: Volcanic Terroir and/or Eastern European Finds
TBD: NorCal: Wheelbarrow o' Wine
TBD: Dallas #11
TBD: Arizona Verde Valley Winery Weekend


No events in your area??? Start one! Create an interest thread in the World of Wine Woot Community Tab.

SPARKY!!!





So join or create a WW Gathering!


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.

otolith


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Made the mistake of letting SWMBO walk into the wine cellar. No more wine purchases for me...

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

coynedj


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otolith wrote:Made the mistake of letting SWMBO walk into the wine cellar. No more wine purchases for me...



Time to start drinking it?

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?

otolith


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coynedj wrote:Time to start drinking it?



I'm trying! Drank a lot of a friend's wine the other day.

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

kylemittskus


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Heading to Dodgers' spring training Thursday with some friends and the kids. We'll see how our first away-from-home trip goes.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:Made the mistake of letting SWMBO walk into the wine cellar. No more wine purchases for me...



That's the benefit of having an off-site wine locker.

The downside is not really needing that reason.


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.

MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:I'm trying! Drank a lot of a friend's wine the other day.



I see a problem there.


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.

MarkDaSpark


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Didn't someone want some Smoked Salmon?






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.

klezman


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Wow, what a weekend barrel tasting in Sonoma! We had a club member from Ridge with us, so we got to sample the 2010 Monte Bello (yum!). Harvest Moon was doing a 50% off deal on case+ purchases, and Randy was on site pouring and in fine form. He opened up some older stuff for us as well and we spent a long time there chatting. His wines will seriously age. Met up with Neil there as well. Pedroncelli was another star of the weekend - loaded up on port and picked up a bottle of 007 Block Cab and PS to try, with 25% off on case purchases. Got to say hi to both Ed and Jim also, both of whom were pouring barrel samples. Dutcher Crossing was a standout as well. Amazing young PS there also.

2014: 17 bottles. Last wine.woot: Wellington Vitory x3 & Fjellene Walla Walla Reds
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:Heading to Dodgers' spring training Thursday with some friends and the kids. We'll see how our first away-from-home trip goes.



Surprise surprise, it ends up being a lot of work.

CT

tdedek


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klezman wrote:Wow, what a weekend barrel tasting in Sonoma! We had a club member from Ridge with us, so we got to sample the 2010 Monte Bello (yum!). Harvest Moon was doing a 50% off deal on case+ purchases, and Randy was on site pouring and in fine form. He opened up some older stuff for us as well and we spent a long time there chatting. His wines will seriously age. Met up with Neil there as well. Pedroncelli was another star of the weekend - loaded up on port and picked up a bottle of 007 Block Cab and PS to try, with 25% off on case purchases. Got to say hi to both Ed and Jim also, both of whom were pouring barrel samples. Dutcher Crossing was a standout as well. Amazing young PS there also.



I bet it was awesome! Thanks for the notes.

How were the Estate wines at Ridge (2010 Merlot, 2011 Chard, 2010 Cab), if you had the chance to taste? I have a set on the way as part of the Monte Bello futures program, apparently the cost of entry these days. Won't see the 2012 MB until 2015 but should receive the Estate wines any day now.

Imagine4vr


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kylemittskus wrote:Heading to Dodgers' spring training Thursday with some friends and the kids. We'll see how our first away-from-home trip goes.



At least the weather will have warmed, should be 90 on Thurs! Hope you have seats in the shade.

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mommadeb1


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klezman wrote:Wow, what a weekend barrel tasting in Sonoma! We had a club member from Ridge with us, so we got to sample the 2010 Monte Bello (yum!). Harvest Moon was doing a 50% off deal on case+ purchases, and Randy was on site pouring and in fine form. He opened up some older stuff for us as well and we spent a long time there chatting. His wines will seriously age. Met up with Neil there as well. Pedroncelli was another star of the weekend - loaded up on port and picked up a bottle of 007 Block Cab and PS to try, with 25% off on case purchases. Got to say hi to both Ed and Jim also, both of whom were pouring barrel samples. Dutcher Crossing was a standout as well. Amazing young PS there also.



I am soo jealous!!

mommadeb1


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Didn't someone want some Smoked Salmon?






ewww

mommadeb1


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otolith wrote:Made the mistake of letting SWMBO walk into the wine cellar. No more wine purchases for me...



Do what I do, hide some of the wine!!

North316


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otolith wrote:Might have to try this recipe at some point in time.



Definitely bookmarked that recipe. Sounds like it should be good, but I do know for sure that I won't be getting any 12lb fillets of salmon anytime soon.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

klezman


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tdedek wrote:I bet it was awesome! Thanks for the notes.

How were the Estate wines at Ridge (2010 Merlot, 2011 Chard, 2010 Cab), if you had the chance to taste? I have a set on the way as part of the Monte Bello futures program, apparently the cost of entry these days. Won't see the 2012 MB until 2015 but should receive the Estate wines any day now.



Only got a taste of the 2010 Monte Bello. Otherwise it was 2009/2010 Dusi, Geyserville, Lytton Springs from bottle and 2012 Chard, Lytton PS, Ponzo Zin from barrel.

2014: 17 bottles. Last wine.woot: Wellington Vitory x3 & Fjellene Walla Walla Reds
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

cheron98


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I feel like I should post something profound. Nothing comes to mind.

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

mother


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Oh boo. I actually made it home from Florida in time to buy some Clayhouse, but it doesn't ship to CT.

Owell.

otolith


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Still up and can't fall asleep...going to be a long day tomorrow. Ugh

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

MarkDaSpark


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Well, another day of Jury Duty dodged. 3 more nights to call in.


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.

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 168 Private Messages MarkDaSpark

Leak Frogs up on Home!


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.

cheron98


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otolith wrote:Still up and can't fall asleep...going to be a long day tomorrow. Ugh



Same here. I am jealous of my sleeping kitty.

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

klezman


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cheron98 wrote:Same here. I am jealous of my sleeping kitty.



molarchae has 6:30am wakeup these days. I should also be in bed asleep.
G'night all!

2014: 17 bottles. Last wine.woot: Wellington Vitory x3 & Fjellene Walla Walla Reds
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

coynedj


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otolith wrote:Still up and can't fall asleep...going to be a long day tomorrow. Ugh



I know the feeling. Didn't fall asleep until past 3, and the alarm went off on schedule at 5:45. The afternoon is going to be a long slog.

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?

mommadeb1


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cheron98 wrote:I feel like I should post something profound. Nothing comes to mind.




something Profound.... there I posted for you!! heee heee

mommadeb1


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Well, another day of Jury Duty dodged. 3 more nights to call in.



federal or local?

mommadeb1


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klezman wrote:molarchae has 6:30am wakeup these days. I should also be in bed asleep.
G'night all!



I wish I could go back to the days when I got to sleep til 6:30!! It's now 5:30 for me....grrr

MarkDaSpark


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mommadeb1 wrote:federal or local?



Local.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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mommadeb1


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Local.



good luck... I did the federal... and strange as it sounds... I loved it!! Would do again... I know, I'm weird.

mommadeb1


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My daughters best friend trying to win a radio contest. She is in 4th place, but needs to be in top 2 to win. Please click the link
http://933flz.com/c/?5v

and help her win, so she can take my daughter and leave me alone!!!

thanks!!

tdedek


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mommadeb1 wrote:My daughters best friend trying to win a radio contest. She is in 4th place, but needs to be in top 2 to win. Please click the link
http://933flz.com/c/?5v

and help her win, so she can take my daughter and leave me alone!!!

thanks!!



Done! Good luck to them

rjquillin


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tdedek wrote:Done! Good luck to them

+1

CT

ddeuddeg


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mother wrote:Oh boo. I actually made it home from Florida in time to buy some Clayhouse, but it doesn't ship to CT.

Owell.

Don't you know someone in Poughkeepsie?

"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


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

Itwdswafo


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ddeuddeg wrote:Don't you know someone in Poughkeepsie?



MarkDaSpark


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mommadeb1 wrote:My daughters best friend trying to win a radio contest. She is in 4th place, but needs to be in top 2 to win. Please click the link
http://933flz.com/c/?5v

and help her win, so she can take my daughter and leave me alone!!!

thanks!!




Done.


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.

tytiger58


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mommadeb1 wrote:My daughters best friend trying to win a radio contest. She is in 4th place, but needs to be in top 2 to win. Please click the link
http://933flz.com/c/?5v

and help her win, so she can take my daughter and leave me alone!!!

thanks!!



In!

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




mommadeb1


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mommadeb1 wrote:My daughters best friend trying to win a radio contest. She is in 4th place, but needs to be in top 2 to win. Please click the link
http://933flz.com/c/?5v

and help her win, so she can take my daughter and leave me alone!!!

thanks!!



Thanks everyone!! The contest is over the 31st. so click everyday.....please.... it will really make their day.....

polarbear22


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mommadeb1 wrote:Thanks everyone!! The contest is over the 31st. so click everyday.....please.... it will really make their day.....


Snatch the clickable link from Sparky's reply and put it in your signature. That will remind us, and give us easy access to click daily.

Polar bears are meant to be clever, very clever. They are the Einsteins of the bear community. - Anonymous
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