Mid Atlantic North East Meet Up

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  1. pgentile

    pgentile Supporting Members Supporting Member

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    We should try to have a tasting Saturday Night, everyone who is going will be there that night.

    My list for tasting:

    2017 SA Cab
    2017 Sangiovese/Barbera
    2017 Sauv Blanc
    2017 Cherry
    2017 Blueberry
    2018 Pear/Pineapple
     
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  2. mainshipfred

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    Saturday night is what I was thinking as well. That is a lot of wine. If we all bring that much I think we will make a bunch of new friends.
     
  3. sour_grapes

    sour_grapes Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers

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    But you won't remember meeting them! :dg
     
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  4. ceeaton

    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    In some cases that may be a good thing (I'm thinking about the rest of the group after they "experience" me).
     
  5. mainshipfred

    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    I'll be lucky if I even remember being at the resort let alone people.
     
  6. Boatboy24

    Boatboy24 No longer a newbie, but still clueless.

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    Has a photographer been hired for this? We will need pics.
     
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    Wondering what exactly it means to “experience” Craig............and if it’s legal
     
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  8. mainshipfred

    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    I'll bring the Nortons, 2016 Amorosso, 2018 Coconut Yuzu Pinot Grigio, Barbera and maybe a 2016 Syrah or Zin.
     
  9. mainshipfred

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    I think there will be a lot of pics, some good and some we wish didn't exist.
     
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  10. pgentile

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    We can open one, some or all, doesn't matter, but that will be my inventory to select from for the evening.
     
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  11. heatherd

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    I can bring a few things as well. Just bottled 2017 fall whites: chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc. If I get my Washington State Pinot bottled this weekend, I can bring that as well. Any idea where we'd be able to gather to do the tasting/meet-up on Saturday evening?
     
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  12. ceeaton

    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    It's legal (remember my wife will be there). But I've been told the full "Craig Experience" requires earplugs, or else you may be temporarily deaf the next morning.
     
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    I hope you all have a wonderful time, I was toying with making a southern invasion, but had a conflict, weeklong cruise with the family, New Orleans, Key West, Nassau, Freeport, back to NO.
     
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  14. mainshipfred

    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    I was thinking PARTY AT HEATHER'S! Or if its a nice day we could bring some lawn chairs and sit by the lake. I'm sure we can figure something out.
     
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  15. mainshipfred

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    That would have been nice. Have fun on your cruise, maybe next time.
     
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  16. mainshipfred

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    Here is the dilema, we have 6 rooms booked and the minimum is 8. Do I call them and let them know? The current rate is $167.00 plus the other fees. I was realy hoping we would have more of an interest. Heather and Tim won't be affected since they booked outside the group but are still in the count. I don't want to make this decision on my own. Please respond quickly.
     
  17. pgentile

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    I say contact them. This way if they have others interested in the rooms they can book them. And I guess the question is if you don't contact them and then we get there and those rooms don't get filled do we have to pay for them? And what is the room cost without the group discount? I'm going either way, just curious.
     
  18. mainshipfred

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    I'm going anyway as well. When I last checked the rate with either an AARP or AAA discount was $167.00 plus the fees and the fees are around $70-80. I thought the initial idea too get together was would spark more interest especially with Heather's recommendation about the festival.
     
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    Waiting for AJ and Craig to chime in but I think I am going to call. In case you don't know we have @tjgaul @heatherd @ceeaton @Ajmassa5983 you and myself going. @JohnT was thinking of driving up Sunday just for the day.
     
  20. pgentile

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    You said 6 rooms booked? 12 people? More would have been better, but it's a start.
     

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