Stemor -

I have been on the "." mailing list since the winery's inception on April 1 1997, and have never been offered the "." reserve. I shall have to contact the winery and see to it that this oversight is corrected immediately. May I ask, how did you come about a bottle? Auction perhaps?

I'd answer you, except
1) it's a closely guarded secret how I got onto the " . Reserve" list and
2) I'm ignoring this thread.
Ok, this is getting really annoying. This thread is so long now, that it's taking me a considerable amount of time to ignore it. Now we're at almost 3 full pages, and each time I try to ignore the thread, I have to scroll through all the posts to see where I've left off from the last time I ignored it.

It's very frustrating. I think I'll have some of that "." reserve and try to calm down.

Sheesh people, get a life!

I heard a rumor that anyone who has signed up for the '.' mailing list may be offered some of the next vintage of '.' - "The Maiden", but I can't say for sure.
Until I am, I will continue to pretend to avoid this thread. eek

I can't afford it, but I buy it anyway.
I think it was QoH that mentioned a cork popping and landing in an interesting place, somewhere earlier on this ignorable thread.

I once was at my parents (since split up) and we were having a usual celebration of some sort. Champagne was opened and, at least at my parents' house, especially if outside on their huge deck with a tree growing out of it, the goal was always to pop the cork and let it fly, fly fly for as far as possible.

On this particular occasion, my father let a cork explode out of the bottle of bubbly and it had the most amazing shot straight up into the foliage of the large tree that grows out of the deck. And as well all tried to trace the cork's travels back to Earth, we all lost sight of it. After some searching, we all gave up.

A few hours later, well into the festivities, the cork came back to Earth. Being slightly intoxicated as we all were, shouts of 'It went to the Moon and back!' and 'The universe is round!' and other inanities. We then actually figured out it had landed on a leaf, hung out for a while and finally it fell back out of the tree (someone had bumped into the tree rather brusquely just prior to the cork fell back down).

Anyone have any other fun cork stories? -- Mm-Mm-good
Hey, LW,

You can see that we have been busy ignoring this thread while you were gone.

Hope the move to God's Country went well, and that you are all settled in ... wine cooler and all. It's a shame you had to move it so quickly after finding a suitable location for it in the old place!
Hiya Stemor,

I'm exhausted. My feet hurt. My back hurts. I've abused all of my relatives - I invite them over for dinner and put them all to work fixing this or that, or unpacking boxes, or arranging furniture. Tacky of me, I know, but it's the only way I'll get it all done!

The house is great, the town is great. I'm still getting used to a MUCH slower pace to life and what I like to call the "Mayberry Syndrome", a.k.a. Manana (tilde over the first "n") Mentality. For a gal who loved the DC area, this is a rather big adjustment.

There! See? A whole post and I still didn't talk about anything!! Big Grin

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde
I have no clue about what you mean... As a non-native typer of this language, may I ask if --as I have begun to fear-- that "all" implies more than just two??

Free Winona!
Are you out there?

E-Mail me at for shipping info.

Forgive me for I have Zinned, and will again ...
would this be one of the threads for the archive....? Wink

I think you should transport this thread to VC as the cellar evolution thing Razz
Big Grin

see you @ Glen's in Feb

No great cork stories, but while Wife, Sis, Bro-in-law, their 2 kids & I took a tour of King Estate last weekend, 10 y.o. Nephew picked up an interesting object from the floor & asked what it was. The guy told him it it was a bung & that he was welcome to keep it. Nephew asked what it was for...
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Great cork story but perhaps not what you might expect.

Years ago growing up on LI we used to frequent a steakhouse in Manhattan called 'The Cattleman'. Sadly the restaurant has long since closed but this story is a legend in our family:

While enjoying a great tableside-prepared Ceasar salad, my brother (~7 or 8 at the time) got a bit bored as he was not into "funky" tasting salads. Per usual, my father had ordered a bottle of wine. The waiter did the usual -- uncork bottle, place cork on table, pour taste of wine and when approved, fill the other glasses.

Not thinking anything of it, we all just left the cork on the table. In order to assuage his boredom, my young brother had taken to playing with the cork while we ate. For some unknown reason, he decided to see if it would fit in his bottle of Diet Coke (you know, the glass bottles restaurants sometimes serve).

Well, he managed to wedge the cork in neck of the Diet Coke bottle. Pleased with his handi-work, he decided to shake up the bottle of Diet Coke to further amuse himself. [Pause: Anybody see what's coming here?]

It did not take long, and we all pretty much realized what was happening at the same time: Cork + Carbonation + a small space = projectile cork!

The noise was pretty loud and at first, we all thought it was quite funny. However, we all know what happens when you open a bottle of bubbly too quickly. Yep, Diet Coke everywhere. A nice little fountain 8-10' in the air.

We're all sitting there, wearing a light mist of Diet Coke and not thinking it's so funny anymore when we realize -- IT'S MUCH WORSE. We look over at the table next to us and a cadre of international businessmen all dressed in suits are wiping themselves off! Apparently 4 or 5 of them had caught the Diet Coke shower too. Mad

I don't remeber much after that, but recall being quite embarassed and things seemed quite tense after that. I think my father sent over dessert or a bottle of wine to make amends but I'm sure they were still not pleased.

Well, long story but I thought someone might find it funny. After all, you all need something to do while you are ignoring this thread...

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I be here..Those Trojans certainly spanked us badly! I just can't say enough about the first 10 seconds of the game. Alass, oh well, you have a very nice bottle coming your way. Hope you enjoy it more than I enjoyed the game!
How many of you cried in the last quarter of the Atlanta vs. Green Bay game? What a complete melt-down. And Favre was HOT for a while there - then it seemed he borrowed his grandma's eyeglasses there for a while and started throwing to everyone but his players.

I'm not a fan of either team, but I still hated to watch how the wheels fell off for the Packers that last quarter.

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde
ERRRRR Mad The Giants I can believe it. Oh well Dont think that will happen in Tampa even though I dont think they will score half as many points. But Sapp and Rice are going to very hungry so Garcia better lace them up tight. It will be fun to watch Garcia run for his life Big Grin
I was much more disgusted that those Ninian Park Taffies came back from 2-0 down to draw with the last kick of the ball. Still - might go to see the replay Smile

Wine, Women and Song - one out of three ain't bad
I realized as I was reading, oops, excuse me... ignoring this post that...

Oh dang. Lost my train of thought.

Looks like another pointless post. Razz

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde
Stemor, this thread is simply WAY too compelling to ignore! I mean, it's even more fascinating than watching an episode of "Joe Millionaire"!

(who, by the way, is NOT some $19,000/yr. dirt mover. He's an underwear model in Europe, and really IS a millionaire. Once again, Fox plays everyone for a fool...)
Rothkoooo.... You're getting sleeeepyyy... Veryyyy sleeeepyyyy... Give in to the dark side.... Read, uh, I mean, ignore the thread.... Wink

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde

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