Chicago February 19th - 6:30 at Glen Prairie

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Originally posted by thelostverse:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by VinT:

we have Hawks tickets to see the Canucks that night.

I fail to see the attraction. Would that be in PeeWee or Mites division? (GO WINGS!!) Razz

I'd rather drink wine with you guys, so I'm in for sure.

Now you're talking!
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by thelostverse:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by VinT:

we have Hawks tickets to see the Canucks that night.

I fail to see the attraction. Would that be in PeeWee or Mites division? (GO WINGS!!) Razz

Too easy. Big Grin Talk to me when the Hawks lose in regulation (probably tonight - first game back from a long road trip tends to be a trap game).
Redhawk- Think you visited Traverse last year. Did you happen to buy any extra Left Foot Charley Riesling that you'd like to sell or trade? Or the Lot 49 from Ch Grand Traverse? Can't find it down here.

To Redhawk and VinT- there is a Binny's just down the street (about a mile to the West) of Glen Prairie if you wanted to do some wine shopping before dinner.

VM
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Originally posted by Vino Me:
Looks like we are in.

I vote for over oaked, over alcoholed, over extracted and over priced California Chardonnay as a theme. So basically any California Chard will do.

For the reds, let's do "Zinfandel over 16% alcohol" as a theme.

VM


Big Grin
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Originally posted by Vino Me:
Redhawk- Think you visited Traverse last year. Did you happen to buy any extra Left Foot Charley Riesling that you'd like to sell or trade? Or the Lot 49 from Ch Grand Traverse? Can't find it down here.

To Redhawk and VinT- there is a Binny's just down the street (about a mile to the West) of Glen Prairie if you wanted to do some wine shopping before dinner.

VM


So Sorry, I did not get to taste any Left Foot Charlie this past summer. My LWS usually has a pretty good selection of of Left Foot Charlie and Ch. GT. Not sure what rieslings are in stock currently, but I could check it out and pick up some for you if you'd like. No problem.

Looking forward to meeting a fellow OMP afficianado!

Thanks for the tip on the Binny's.
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Originally posted by billhike:
At least those two theme choices would exclude Cab Francs from MI.

In seriousness, I'm leaning towards bringing a NV Phillippe Prie Rose Champagne.


I promise not to impose any Michigan wines on you guys. I'm guessing Vino Me probably does that enough already (?). Wink

When you proposed chardonnay, I was actually thinking, "well, if he's serious, I would be happy to bring a BdB Champagne and/or Grand Cru Chablis" (I would love to offer Salon or Montrachet, but my cellar is not quite there yet).

However, since you guys seem to be leaning toward the "Zinfandel over 16%" category, I guess I'll have to stop at Binny's.
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Originally posted by Redhawk:

However, since you guys seem to be leaning toward the "Zinfandel over 16%" category, I guess I'll have to stop at Binny's.


You can certainly bring whatever you want, but if you bring a "Zin over 16%", there's a good chance you won't be invited back. Big Grin
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
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Originally posted by billhike:
At least those two theme choices would exclude Cab Francs from MI.


I promise not to impose any Michigan wines on you guys. I'm guessing Vino Me probably does that enough already (?).

I think Bill is referring to an offline a couple months ago when I brought the 2008 Wyncroft Cabernet Franc Bouchet Wren Song Vineyard. I thought it showed well (Bill87, Allred87, VM88-89).

VM
1982 1st growth? Razz

Redhawk, we generally don't have any kind of theme other than bring a nice bottle you would like to share. We poke fun at each other and for the most part enjoy trying/drinking lots of different styles. Except VM and domestic Chardonnay, that is, but that's OK.

VinT, assuming you are handling reservations please reserve space for Dan and his possible +1. He is one of our regulars. I'm sure on a Tuesday they can easily accomodate us.
We are booked in the private dining room at Glen Prairie for 6:30pm on February 19th.
1250 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(630) 613-1250

We will not be subject to a minimum charge to use this room. I have been assured glassware will not be an issue. The restaurant is okay with us ordering off the menu until we reach 18-20 people after which we will be looking at a fixed menu. Dan and his +1 bring us to 15 or 16, which is fine.

My only question now is...MAGNUMS, ANYONE???
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Originally posted by Vino Me:
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
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Originally posted by billhike:
At least those two theme choices would exclude Cab Francs from MI.


I promise not to impose any Michigan wines on you guys. I'm guessing Vino Me probably does that enough already (?).

I think Bill is referring to an offline a couple months ago when I brought the 2008 Wyncroft Cabernet Franc Bouchet Wren Song Vineyard. I thought it showed well (Bill87, Allred87, VM88-89).

VM


I noticed you left off my 86. But I'm a notoriously tough grader Big Grin
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Originally posted by thelostverse:

We're pretty loose at our gatherings - just bring something you like.


Well, there is this nice red that a buddy makes in his basement. He imports Sierra Foothills Zinfandel, blends it with Michigan Cab Franc, tosses in a dollop of Californa Chard, then ages it in 300% new American oak. It's about 17% alcohol, but the oak tends to cover up most of the heat...

Big Grin
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:

We're pretty loose at our gatherings - just bring something you like.


Well, there is this nice red that a buddy makes in his basement. He imports Sierra Foothills Zinfandel, blends it with Michigan Cab Franc, tosses in a dollop of Californa Chard, then ages it in 300% new American oak. It's about 17% alcohol, but the oak tends to cover up most of the heat...

Big Grin


That violates all three of your points from your post of February 12th: Big Grin Somebody remind me not to sit on Redhawk's side of the table. Wink

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Originally posted by Redhawk:
OK, I've got it in my head that I should probably NOT bring:
1) Overly oaked California Chard
2) Michigan Cab Franc
3) Zinfandel with over 16% alcohol

Any suggestions on what I SHOULD bring?
AllRed & aphilla that's unfortunate as I was looking forward to meeting you. But given the number of Chicago offlines lately, your livers are probably appreciative. Catch you next time.

Current headcount:

billhike - 1 - confirmed
thelostverse - 2 confirmed
Redhawk - 2 - confirmed
Vino Me - 2 - confirmed
VinT - 1 - confirmed
Jcubed - 1 - confirmed
Dan - 1 confirmed, possibly 2

We're at 10 or 11, depending on Dan's +1. This diminishes the need for magnums, and may widen the range of possibilities people can bring.

As I was passing through duty free at the Toronto airport today, I couldn't resist these:

3 X 200ml bottles from Inniskillin:
2008 Vidal Icewine
2008 Cabernet Franc Icewine
2008 Riesling Icewine

Don't worry. I'll also bring some real wine. Wink

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