George- Like I said, it's your post, do what you want. It seems that is exactly what you did anyway. And yes, I do think that it would have been an act of common courtesy if you had taken into account the requests of the members who first responded and waited to post.
DRAB- No offense taken but I disagree with you and have a few points to make:
1. To characterize the TAA as a "personal" event is wrong. It is a board event and whether to participate or not is up to each member.
2. How is my "choice of wine for this event" causing a problem? Would you rather have me pick a mediocre wine that nobody cares about? Back in January, board members had a conversation about how to improve the TAA
and the major complaint was lack of participation. Picking an exciting wine is a way to increase participation.
3. "Late timing"? Are you serious? The Marquis Philips TAA was intitially set for May and had to be moved back 3 times because the wine was not released yet. It has only reached some stores in the last week. I even moved the TAA up from the last week of August to the 16th once the wine did become available.
4. Do you really need to read someone else's TN's to buy a $13 bottle of wine? Buy it, try it and buy more if you like it. I did not ask anyone not to try it, just to hold off on the TN.
Mletson- Patience is a virtue.