Oct 22, 2012 · 7:15 PM
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Hi everyone! I finally got it together and got a restaurant who is happy to host us with no corkage fee (for now).
While Dorian is busy in Oregon looking for wine, I found 5 French reds and 1 German white that are 90+ on Wine Spectator AND less than $20 each. Why? Especially considering I am such a skeptic about cheap wine? Just to prove with a little searching you never need to drink bad wine even if you are going to be cheap! I also found the best priced 90 on WineSpectator ($12.99) that you could possibly ever drink that won my heart in the Spring (and shocked me it was so good). So this will be a cheaper event than normal, but the theme will be if you really do agree with Wine Spectator on all the ratings. I will provide the wines, grapes, the ratings, and you'll get to guess the cost... They range from $[masked]! Rarely I disagree with WS, but I thought that you might find this fun.
OK, the restaurant comes via a Basque (read picky about Spanish food) friend who loves this place in the Village. It is right on the ACE, and if you want to walk about 6 short blocks you will have the BDFM456. The owner is Spanish, is happy to host us, and it is a half Spanish and half Mexican restaurant. I know a bit odd for mainly French wine, but the French places wanted to charge corkage. I figure we have a long Spanish menu to choose from ....as long as we are disciplined enough to not break down and get spicy and ruin our palate for these lighter wines!
As usual, your wine non-profit fee includes Paypal fee, Meetup fee, costs of the wine and you will pay for your own food. Depending on the number of people that come, I will use some of the fees for either appetizers or sangria while we wait for those late arrivers. Note late arrivers you will miss the free appetiser!