Very well-spoken, bf.
jb, I didn't mean to rain on your parade, just giving my honest opinion the way I'd expect you to do for me. I'd bring a bottle or two to the 9/28 dinner, but there'll be too many people for it to go around. Sometime, if we have a small group, I'll bring the Vineland Estates Cabernet Franc Ice Wine ($75 Cdn at the winery). It's the best non-German I've ever had, but the Germans do it best. We're meeting Corkage and Mrs. Corkage in Virginia and I'm bringing a Scheurebe Eiswein.