Best wine for Turkey. A Thanksgiving warm-up party

  • November 17, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • Andy's House

It's been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I better get on it.  The intent of this meetup is to experiment and have fun.  I'm thinking of this as a Thanksgiving day warm-up; without all of those pesky relatives who might diss your choices in food and wine.  Here is how it works:  I will provide a Turkey (brined and BBQ'd), along with basic mashed potatoes and gravy.  You will provide a food item to complete the dinner and a bottle of wine that you think will compliment a turkey dinner.  The food item can be an appetizer  salad, side dish or dessert, or even an alternate entree. You are encouraged to be creative here and try something new and interesting.  The same goes for the wine.  If you are stuck on what wine to bring you can always ask Google, the folks at the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, or any other local wine shops.  Don't worry if you aren't big on cooking, you can always buy something from your local bakery or gourmet market.

Because of the limitations of the facility (my house) I will need to limit the number of attendees to around 25.  I will give a priority to those members who have attended at least one previous group event and will limit one guest per member.  You will be asked upon RSVP'ing if you have ever attended one of our events.  If you are new, you can email me with a compelling reason why you want to go, and I will consider it.

I'm sorry for the lack of events lately, but I promise to pick up the pace.  I will be posting the Winter Wineland event in the next day or 2 and I strongly encourage all of you to suggest wine themed events to me.

Andy ([masked])

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Andy, you were quite generous to open your home to all of us...and provide a wonderful turkey.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Magdalena M.

    It was great to meet so many wonderful people. Many thanks to our host Andy

    November 19, 2013

  • Jerry

    Excellent social group!

    November 18, 2013

  • Danny Ray B.

    Fantastic Time was Shared by ALL! Thanks to Andy and All who Brought The Wines and The Vittles! Happy Birthday to all my Fellow Meet-up Scorpios ;o)

    November 18, 2013

  • Yvonne M.

    Andy & Sarah! Thanks for kicking off the holiday season proper! Lovely party!

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a fun time! Thanks Andy for hosting this!

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Becky

    Great idea, lots of fun, good company and delicious food. Thanks for the goodies everyone!

    November 18, 2013

  • Lani

    You are a most gracious and generous host. Thank you for pulling together a very special holiday soirée. Yummy food everyone!!!

    November 17, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    Thanks for hosting and cooking Andy! It was a wonderful time and we really appreciate all your effort!

    November 17, 2013

  • Stan S.

    Great way to kick off an early start to the holidays. Thanks to Andy for a wonderful afternoon and evening.

    November 17, 2013

  • Gary V.

    Very good food, an excellent selection of wines, and interesting conversations.

    November 17, 2013

  • Kathie J.

    Great Host, wonderful food and people who attended. It was a great beginning of the holidays. I want to thank Andy for hosting it

    hreat

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Lynda K.

    Thank you, Andy for a most enjoyable evening with the best people in the county! Sharing your lovely home was a delight.

    November 17, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Not going to make it.

    November 17, 2013

  • Sylvia M.

    I'm sorry I'm not going to be able to make it. My birthday was yesterday and I can't even imagine drinking and wine today. I'm still in my nightie and robe. Hope to catch the next one.

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing apple pie and wine

    November 17, 2013

  • Lani

    I will be accompanied by biscuits and split pea soup. Shall I bring bowls?

    November 17, 2013

    • Andy S.

      Maybe paper coffee cups would work well. Every dish is more of a tasting instead of a full searving.

      November 17, 2013

  • Lisa J.

    Great idea Andy. Can't wait to see you guys.

    November 17, 2013

  • Andy S.

    Just decided to say, what the hell, just pack the house. Everyone on the waiting list is in. The address is 996 Grove st in Healdsburg. Use google maps to find it. It is about a half mile south of dry creek rd. If you have an older gps you can try 15006 Grove st (address was changed by city 3 or 4 years ago). Time is 4:00 PM.

    Andy

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Lani

    Me?

    November 16, 2013

    • Andy S.

      Sure, Since you asked, you are in.

      November 16, 2013

  • Lori M.

    Such fun....and I don't have to drive very far.

    November 16, 2013

  • Danny Ray B.

    I'm Bringing a Special Birthday Cake for all of us Special Scorpios (I see a few on the guest list)! And for any one else to enjoy, as well ;o)

    November 16, 2013

  • EJ

    sorry woke up with a sore throat this morning. another lucky person on the wait list will get to go

    November 16, 2013

  • Rita

    Sorry to miss it. I'm getting ready to leave on a trip.

    November 14, 2013

  • Magdalena M.

    I am looking forward to your Turkey dinner. I will bring a pumpkin desert roll.

    November 14, 2013

  • Beth D.

    I am sorry to beg off here. I thought I could attend and was happy to see I'd been approved however as it turns out I need to give blood that day.

    November 12, 2013

  • Maria

    So sorry I have to cancel! Enjoy!

    November 12, 2013

  • Paula M.

    I've been in the wine industry for 15 years and love to cook. I look forward to being part of your group!

    November 12, 2013

  • Donna

    Hi Andy,

    I was one the list but have not attended an event as of yet and some people on the wait list have so I felt that it was only fair to cancel. Now you can fill the slot with someone waiting.

    Next time!

    November 11, 2013

  • Teresa

    It would be fun to attend. I have a very long list of hit appetizers (my specialty). love to share. If someone needs to cancel, we are open on that date.

    November 11, 2013

  • Sheila F.

    Hi Andy. Thanks for hosting this. I went to my first MeetUp a year ago with your group and have had a great, social year with your group and others. Looking forward to Sunday.

    November 10, 2013

  • Magdalena M.

    I hope that I will be able to come, since I am on the waiting list

    November 10, 2013

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