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!