2nd Annual Furniture in the Yard

By popular demand, from the popular demanders, the 2nd Annual Furniture in the Yard is scheduled!  For the uninitiated, the name is because I moved all the furniture in my house to my yard last year for the party because I have no yard furniture.  Needless to say, as much as there will remain more furniture in my house this year, there will be a lot of furniture from my house in my yard!!!!!

The theme is the better wines that we have drunk in the past 2 years, Big Bang Basement Magnums as a surprise (for the further uninitiated these are large bottles of wine...keep that mind clean!), as well as potluck.  The fee will include some basic grilled meats (chicken, steak, sausage), the standard paypal and meetup fees, and everyone is required to bring something to share (think for 10 people).  For those who are not as creative, on the 2 blocks from the train train are 2 bakeries, 3 groceries, Chinese, Thai, a couple diners, Mexican, Organic restaurants, a bagel shop, a great organic store with fab olives (should I go on?) etc.

Here is the wine list!

Santorini Assyrtiko - Spyros Hatziyiannis (not the same as we had but close).  White winner surprise for everyone all year! $19. Cellars 53 on 53rd and 10th in Manhattan.

Rapsani Reserve - Tsantali - this was the Greek wine tasting dinner overall winner. $35 Cellars 53 on 53rd and 10th in Manhattan.

Merlot Barkan Classic (Gali. l, Israel) - Good value.  New wine.  $11-12. Tel me what you think.  I tried to get this for the wine tasting, but they were out at the time. Cellars 53 on 53rd and 10th in Manhattan.

Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee - Gamla - This is a new untried wine that our wine guy thinks is great. $16. Update - one of us, guess who...tellmes me that this is really a great priced wine. 

Croatian Red Zin - Zlatan Grjenak - This was a surprise as it doesn't taste like California Zin and everyone liked it!  $45. Grand Wine and Liquor Astoria

Plavic Mali Croatia - Grgic. $45. Grand Wine and Liquor Astoria

Plavic Mali Croatia- Zlatan Barrique. $49. Grand Wine and Liquor Astoria

If it rains, we will hang downstairs in my house.  If we run past 11:00pm we will go to a bar to not annoy my neighbors too much.

If you have any other ideas send them along, but know that the wine is already purchased. The wine is posted above! And MAKE SURE YOU BRING A JOKE!  See you then!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had so much fun. I am glad to have FINALLY made it to a tasting. You are all wonderful and look forward to meetingUp with you again soon. Steven

    August 6, 2012

  • Dorian

    Good conversation, delicious food and wine, music from the TV....I don't know how it could have been better! :)

    July 30, 2012

  • Kelly

    We will have to do it again! Thanks to everyone for all the help, Dorian for coming early and arranging my life, Mike for superior grilling with great chicken that he said he didn't know how to cook, Rich for furniture moving, Carol to doing a ton of dishes and everyone for really great food. Thanks again, and I hope that you had fun!

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This event was so much fun with tons of great food and lots of wine. Kelly was a great host and I got to meet lots of new people :)

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent even with the rain! Wine exquisite, food, and cheese amazing. Rich even brought his own red blend (aged 5 yrs) that rivaled many blends. Great turn out, conversation and laughs. Can't wait for the next one. Thank you Kelly!

    July 29, 2012

  • Dan

    Thanks for having us, Kelly. It was a great time.

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time. The wine selection was interesting.

    July 29, 2012

  • Yen Y. L.

    I took care of the problem. I'll see you at around 5pm.

    July 28, 2012

  • Marta

    Kelly, I'm going to stop by in about 20 min to drop off the food since I will be driving. I hope that's ok.

    July 28, 2012

  • Kelly

    Yen the choice is yours, but I can't promise you will be able to taste all the wines being that will be about 3 hours after we start opening them! There though will be more than enough wine to go around so no worries there!

    July 28, 2012

  • Yen Y. L.

    If I get there around 8:30, will that be too late? There is something I have to do at around 5pm.

    July 28, 2012

  • Kelly

    There is a full oven, microwave and a grill. So you should be good!

    July 25, 2012

  • Dan

    Will we have an oven to heat things up or should we bring food to eat cold?

    July 22, 2012

  • Kelly

    Yeah!

    July 18, 2012

  • Dorian

    I KNOW - seriously!

    July 11, 2012

  • Kelly

    And let's hope this year Dorian there are no train issues!

    July 11, 2012

  • Dorian

    I have to wait til next week to officially RSVP, but I'm totally psyched for year #2 - AND that it's on a Saturday! :) Thanks Kelly!!

    July 9, 2012

  • Kelly

    You better be coming!

    July 9, 2012

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    Great wine sellection, mention the group to Chris.

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