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When I joined this board in 2007, I was in the very early stages of my wine exploration with probably just 40 to 50 very random selections in my little wine fridge. Since 2007 I have traveled to Bordeaux, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja, multiple trips to Montalcino and all over CA and WA to drink wine and more importantly learn about different wine cultures. I went from analyzing if the $10 bottle of Cotes du Rhone was really a 90pt wine as the critic said, to not caring about scores at all. I went from going to the LWS and paying $15 to taste through a flight of “value” wines to attending an 82 Bordeaux dinner at a Michelin stared restaurant in London. I have gone from a buying strategy of the best score/price ratio wines in the beginning to chasing only the big expensive names and labels in the middle to now just buying what I truly like and find interesting regardless of price, name or status. Basically what I am saying is I have learned a lot since 2007 and a big part of that is due to the great people I have met and conversed with on this board. From drinking windows, to vintage analysis, to recipes and restaurant and travel recommendations, this board has been a fun and informative part of my weekly routine. Not sure if I will get to 10,000 but I’m still hoping to learn from and meet many more people here.

Cheers!
 
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Congrats Glenn. I've enjoyed reading your posts. Not only do you provide information, you can disagree with others respectfully.
 
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Congrats. Hope to meet you in person one day and play some golf, share some good food and wine.
 
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Cheers and congrats. Come on down to SD sometime for an off-line!


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I enjoy your posts, Glenn. There are not many people whose posts I virtually always read, but you're one of them.


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Glad to have had a chance to raise a glass with you, GlennK. Hope to do it again soon.

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Well said GlennK.
 
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Congratz GlennK. I've always enjoyed your posts
(both positive and otherwise). I hope we get a chance to hoist a stem or two some time!


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
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You suck GlennK - too much time on your hand getting to 5000 before me in 5 less years. Razz
 
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I'm trying to think of all your memorable posts over the years, but nothing comes to mind. Confused Razz

It was great to finally meet in September; next time I suggest golf, sushi, AND wine. Cool


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Quite the accomplishment, and congratulations, GlennK. Hopefully we'll meet at some point down in Laguna or thereabouts!


Cheers!
 
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Cool
 
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Congratulations on 5,000! I've always enjoyed your posts Glenn. If you're ever in Austin... Cool


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Congrats, Glenn. Yet another good post!
 
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This calls for a drink!


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5000 Posts Banana Hope to meet you some time.
To 5000 more Smack


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Originally posted by GlennK:
I have gone from a buying strategy of the best score/price ratio wines in the beginning to chasing only the big expensive names and labels in the middle to now just buying what I truly like and find interesting regardless of price, name or status.


Hear hear on the current strategy. Congrats on the 5K and hopefully you can come up here with your wife one day on one of her trips.
 
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I have gone from a buying strategy of the best score/price ratio wines in the beginning to chasing only the big expensive names and labels in the middle to now just buying what I truly like and find interesting regardless of price, name or status.


Hear hear on the current strategy. Congrats on the 5K and hopefully you can come up here with your wife one day on one of her trips.


While I have always enjoyed drinking wine with Glenn, I still prefer our wine dinners when his wife attends. Razz Big Grin
 
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Congrats Glenn! Hope to meet up again, perhaps we will have time to play golf. I figure Ill give you 2 strokes a side Cool


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Congrats! Well said Glenn. Smile
 
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Congrats!

There are times when the WS Forums seem to bog down with in-fighting, but when you sit back and think about it, most of the time there is really great information here. And priceless advice from people who know a heck of a lot more about wine than I do.
 
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I have gone from a buying strategy of the best score/price ratio wines in the beginning to chasing only the big expensive names and labels in the middle to now just buying what I truly like and find interesting regardless of price, name or status.


Hear hear on the current strategy. Congrats on the 5K and hopefully you can come up here with your wife one day on one of her trips.


While I have always enjoyed drinking wine with Glenn, I still prefer our wine dinners when his wife attends. Razz Big Grin

Mrs. GlennK is one of the most charming people I have ever met.


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Mrs. GlennK is one of the most charming people I have ever met.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone and I hope to meet every one of you some day to share some vino! If you bring the good stuff, I will bring Mrs. GlennK. Big Grin
 
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only 29,000 more to match a certain poster


Live simply, Laugh often, Wine a lot!!!
 
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