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IW - what's Boka charging for corkage?


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Posts: 97 | Location: Chicago, IL | Registered: Jul 16, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Matthew,

Corkage is $15


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A client and friend of ours will be in Chicago and will also be attending. The current total is 17. I know he will have an interesting magnum to bring.

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I may have to source something for this- suggestions welcome! Otherwise I'll work something out.
 
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Can't think of a better way to celebrate the passing of my biggest deadline than with a great meal with plenty of friends and good wine!

We're planning on bringing, both in magnum:

1995 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
2000 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle


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Allred

Those are two great wines. Thanks for sharing. I have had only 1 La Chappelle in my life.

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Sad to say that my wife and I will not be able to attend. I was informed that we will be out of town visiting friends that weekend.

Sorry to miss everyone. Have fun.

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Originally posted by Vino Me:
Sad to say that my wife and I will not be able to attend. I was informed that we will be out of town visiting friends that weekend.

Sorry to miss everyone. Have fun.

VM


You're among friends VM, you can be honest. Was it the Chardonnay we're bringing? Big Grin


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Sorry to miss U this time around VM. Current total is now 15.

IW


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My cellar is mag-less. I'll hunt for a couple bottles of something good. Is there a regional/varietal theme emerging beside bottle size?

Cheers,

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No particular theme Otis. Just really good wine


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Mine isn't mag-less, but all my mags are very young, so I won't bring any of those. I am continuing to think about what I plan on bringing. If it helps anyone, I tried to consolidate the list of what everyone is bringing:

1995 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne (magnum)
2000 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (magnum)
1977 Fonseca Vintage Port
1995 Denis Mugneret NsG Les Saint Georges
2001 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico
2002 Long Shadows Chester Kidder Red (magnum)

Those are just the ones that seemed to be "confirmed". I know VM & IW both had a list of wines they were still choosing from.

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I have not made my final decision yet. I may be bringing the Flaccianello mag instead of the '95 NsG. Plus I am bringing a 750ml of rose' Champagne

I do know that my friend/client is bringing a mag of 2002 Long Shadows Chester Kidder Red.

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I have to drop out. Some friends are in town for the Big 10 Tourney and I have to play tour guide. Enjoy!


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Current total is 14. Matthew hopefully you can join us in the future.

IW


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IW, during dinner last night with Allred, he said you were looking for a good Mexican restaurant in Chicago. Obviously everyone knows Frontera and Topolobampo, but my wife and I went to a new Michelin Star Mexican restaurant this week. Mexique. It's Mexican food prepared in a French style - I've heard some call it Frexican Big Grin. Can't speak to the service as we went on Tuesday during a monster snow storm when pretty much everyone stayed home. We were literally the only ones in the place, and they closed when we left. There were no waiters, so a busboy was pressed into service. But the food was spectacular.
 
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Thanks for the info Verse.


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TLV: More love here for Mexique. Fantastic spot!

But more importantly, there is a GREAT dive bar around the corner called the Chipp Inn. You would love it! Perhaps my favorite drinking establishment in the entire city. Old school neighborhood watering spot. Cool

Cheers,

Otis
 
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Good to know Otis. Mexique worked perfectly for pre-Hawks game as it is less than two miles from the UC. Add in a dive bar nearby, and now you're ready for some hockey.
 
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For those that may not know here is the info about Boka:

1729 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

7:30pm Start (14 people)

Dorrie and I are looking forward to a great gathering of friends, food and certaintly the sharing of some good vino.

IW


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"Wine....offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased" ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1889-1961)

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I'm bummed about this, but I can't make it to this anymore. I hope everyone has a great time and all wines show well.
 
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Me and my +1 have to drop out as well- apologies for the late notice.

I hope you guys have a great time!
 
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Sorry you cannot join us guys. Current total is 11. I am bringing the 1995 Denis Mugneret NsG Les Saint Georges mag plus a 750ml of Rose Champagne


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IW:

Finally getting around to picking out the wine. Give me your preference of the following choices:

1) 2 bottles of 2000 Pichon Baron
2) 2 bottles of 2001 Sette Ponti Oreno
3) 1 bottle of each

Your call!

Cheers,

Otis
 
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A few might be wondering about me, since this is my 'hood. I'm out, I have a competition Saturday morning, can't afford to be out late or hung over. Sorry, maybe catch you next time IW.


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