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DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 11:29 am
by K John Joseph
Any interest in a bordeaux v. napa blind tasting get together in Dallas Fort Worth on either of those dates?

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 1:08 pm
by Joe Dulworth
Maybe the 12th. The 19th I think I have a previous commitment. Don't let that stop the group though if the 19th works for most.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: July 24th, 2019, 8:07 pm
by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
Interested in Oct 12.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: July 25th, 2019, 9:40 pm
by Tom Reddick
I will be around and would be interested.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: July 27th, 2019, 7:03 am
by Chuck J o r d a n
I am interested. either one should work. 12th may be a little iffy.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 7:44 am
by CJ Beazley
I’m down to clown.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: August 1st, 2019, 9:51 pm
by Brian M
I'm up for either day.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: August 8th, 2019, 1:38 pm
by Michael O'Brien
I am available either day.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 7:33 am
by K John Joseph
Let's shoot for Oct. 12 tentative for now.

Thoughts on location?

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 10:12 am
by Brad S c h i e r
That's Texas - OU weekend and game day. Might b e tough to get a venue.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 11:30 am
by Joe Dulworth
I'm currently good for the 12th. Only thing that could mess that up for me is some sort of last minute commitment like a customer changing a date on my last minute.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: August 19th, 2019, 8:04 am
by K John Joseph
Brad S c h i e r wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 10:12 am
That's Texas - OU weekend and game day. Might b e tough to get a venue.
Nuts, and I'm a Longhorn. Should have checked my schedule. I'll likely be in barbecue and beers on that date. Let me take a look...

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: August 19th, 2019, 11:24 pm
by Tom Reddick
I am good for either weekend, but FWIW I think if we end up doing it OU weekend that the couple of good Italian BYO options in the Addison area (North Dallas around 635 and Tollway) should surely be pretty solid. Ubers may be pricey that night, but the further North you get from town- the easier it is to coexist with OU weekend.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 8th, 2019, 11:59 am
by Michael O'Brien
Where do we stand with this event?

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 2:57 pm
by K John Joseph
I cannot do October 12 with college buddies coming in town for the Texas OU game.

I can do October 19. Beijing Bros in Coppell/Irving for Peking Duck and BYO wine? Any interest there? Open to other locations. I think that wipes out Scott and Joe, though, and both are wonderful company.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 5:19 pm
by Michael O'Brien
Looks like I am out. Originally had 19 available but have since booked it. Sorry.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 17th, 2019, 9:16 pm
by Tom Reddick
K John Joseph wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 2:57 pm
I cannot do October 12 with college buddies coming in town for the Texas OU game.

I can do October 19. Beijing Bros in Coppell/Irving for Peking Duck and BYO wine? Any interest there? Open to other locations. I think that wipes out Scott and Joe, though, and both are wonderful company.
Never been there, but very eager to give it a try since I will not be able to get my NYC Peking Duck fix again until December.

Count me in.

Any more specifics on the theme or are we each bringing a bagged CA Cab and Bordeaux? I am covered in both regions- just curious if you want mature wines, younger wines, a mix or any other sub-themes. I am happy to offer up an 08 Dom Perignon as well to start the night. That wine has become very approachable in recent weeks, so it is a great time to enjoy it before it shuts down.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 8:19 am
by K John Joseph
Would November 9 be easier for folks?

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 8:33 am
by Joe Dulworth
Oct 19th definitely knocks me out. I'll be in Wisconsin for a hedonistic wine weekend with others that weekend.

Nov 9th is currently open for me but do NOT move it just for me (not that I'm that important anyway). I've got a couple of client visits coming up soon that could easily land on that date last minute and blow me out of the water anyway.

We've done Beijing Brothers several times for offlines. Good Peking Duck (still not as good as Mr Wok though although he is currently closed due to fire). The only bad thing I can say is the menu is pretty limited as far as selection goes. So if you've been as many times as we have it gets old in a hurry. Definitely make a reservation in advance if you decide to go there. It's been discovered and regularly books up on weekends.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 9:21 am
by Michael O'Brien
I am available that weekend but UT plays K-State. Does that create a problem? It doesn't for me.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 4:10 pm
by CJ Beazley
Michael O'Brien wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 9:21 am
I am available that weekend but UT plays K-State. Does that create a problem? It doesn't for me.
Blake Brown is out then...
I’m ok for Oct 19 or Nov 9th

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 9:23 pm
by Tom Reddick
I can do November 9th.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: October 17th, 2019, 12:14 pm
by K John Joseph
I am now out for Nov. 9. Big Bros Big Sis's Black Tie Ball. I'm on the board, have to go. Sorry this is turning into a cluster.

Blake Brown is a Kansas guy, not a K-State guy!

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: October 17th, 2019, 12:28 pm
by Michael O'Brien
Looks like another date bites the dust.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: October 18th, 2019, 3:21 pm
by CJ Beazley
Michael O'Brien wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Looks like another date bites the dust.
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If we’re not getting together can we use this thread to discuss the prices at Po(go)’s? What’s the deal, do you need a secret code or something? Their daily super special email blast hasn’t beat wine-searcher average in months.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: October 21st, 2019, 11:22 am
by Joe Dulworth
Let me throw my two cents worth in here since we seem to have a failure to launch. When I started a tasting group well north of a decade ago I came to the conclusion it was best to meet frequently, just set a date and whoever can come, comes. No matter what date I set some will make it, some will not. However, over the course of a year, you'll typically get to see everybody at least a few times. YMMV.

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Posted: October 21st, 2019, 11:07 pm
by Tom Reddick
Joe Dulworth wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 11:22 am
Let me throw my two cents worth in here since we seem to have a failure to launch. When I started a tasting group well north of a decade ago I came to the conclusion it was best to meet frequently, just set a date and whoever can come, comes. No matter what date I set some will make it, some will not. However, over the course of a year, you'll typically get to see everybody at least a few times. YMMV.
I really liked the concept for this tasting, and Joe- totally get what you are saying.

Anyone want to try for Saturday November 16th? That is the last weekend I will have free this year.

If we can get at least 4 people to say yes by this weekend, that is good enough for me and I can pledge 2 bottles- one CA Cab and one Bordeaux, both solidly in the AFWE category.

I am good with any Dallas-area restaurant choice- Urbano, the Peking Duck place, the Italian options in north Dallas etc.