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Wine Tasting in the Park

Do you have a favorite red wine you would like to let us know about?  This will be
fun and educational. Please bring the following:

-a good bottle of red wine (not white), say… in the $10-$15 price range

- a shot glass or 1 ounce tasting glass

- $5.00 cash

- a small appetizer to share such as good cheese, crackers, or something to nibble
between tastings

-a beach chair if you don’t want to stand

At 4:30 we will pour the first 1 oz. taste, so please try to arrive at 4:00 sharp
so we have time to prep our “double-blind” tasting bottles.

I will attempt to open the parking lot gate.  There may be many fishermen there so
overflow parking  may be needed, which is two blocks to the S.E. at the
neighborhood park.

This is a park, so discreet tasting is our plan.  Foul weather may move us to a house
(plan B). 

Motivation for contributing quality red wine:  $60, $30, $10 for the top three with the
most votes. 



Thanks,



John
E Cat

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  • Carole

    Was delayed in saying good to see you all, thanks to Johnny's comment an "good to see you's" it reminded me to do the same.... Johnny, what he's adventure is next? Polar bear plunge? We basically just did it anyway. ;)

    2 · September 15, 2013

    • Carole

      Oops sposed to say what adventure is next.

      September 15, 2013

  • John

    thank you john this was so much fun wish we did more of the park BBQ, wine and just meet events

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Gini

    What a lovely afternoon! For those of you curious about the wine that took third place it was a 2011 Red Diamond Malbec....MMmmmm Malbec...

    September 9, 2013

  • Carole

    Awesome wine, great people, beautiful weather. Just would have been nice for the RSVP's to show for a bigger turn out.

    2 · September 9, 2013

  • Cathy

    A great group of people, and a fun event. What a great idea, John! Looking forward to the white wine tasting event in the future! Who's putting that one on, again?? ; ~>

    September 8, 2013

    • Carole

      He asked me to do it since I like White so much, but Tim offered his home and I volunteered to help with it. :) So its on Tim. :P

      2 · September 9, 2013

  • Johnny C

    What a fun time. Everyone was awesome without exception. Stay tuned for future white wine tasting and beer tasting contests now that we have it all dialed in! Jeff wins 1st place with ...... something tasty!

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • Terri

    Excellent event - well planned (good job John!), great wines & food, a fun & friendly group!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Penny

    Great people, great wines.

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • John

      Good to see you doing something I have never done;-)

      September 8, 2013

  • Dorothy M. L.

    I was on the waitlist so I went to Hawaii at seattle center darn.

    September 8, 2013

  • Cathy

    Heads up! Saw several state patrol doing their thing on 509, in the port area, as well as along marine view drive. 35 mph along marine view drive, FYI.....

    September 8, 2013

  • Johnny C

    It's a nice day to lounge in the park. Any of the ten waitlisted can feel free to socialize with us out here. If there are no-shows, first to check in with me as a waitlister can fill the tasting spot. 24 max. though. Again, 3:55 at the gate to get in. Late 4:31 arrivals are out of the tasting. thanks!

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • Terri

    Hi - I'm bringing Irish white cheddar, Bleu, & Gorgonzola cheeses, baguette, red grapes, green apples, and D'Anjou pears. This is going to be fun!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Gini

    I've foolishly placed faith in an Internet recipie that sounded like it would go great with red wine ... Cheddar Spritz. If you can get over the fact that they look a bit like dog biscuits they'll work really well for muddying your pallet inbetween sips. Perhaps the wine isn't the only thing that we should be blind tasting! See you tomorrow!-G

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Cathy

    I will be bringing cheese, salami, and crackers.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You asked us to post what we are bringing so here goes: I am bringing the economy sized cheese crackers and salami tray from Walmart. Cuz I'm classy like that. ;-)

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Janice S.

    I'm bummed that I have to cancel out on this. Hope the weather holds up for you all.

    September 7, 2013

  • Johnny C

    In response to the last couple questions: I would encourage all to remain on the waitlist. It shows everyone the interest level for this type of meetup and encourages semi-newbies like myself to dive in and host more. If rain pushes us into my condo, then I must limit it to 20 due to limited space. I wouldn't be shocked if a 2nd group of 20 waitlisted tasters emerges. Anyone wishing to host it can certainly contact me for possible coordination as long as we don't lose the intimate atmosphere I am trying to establish with this particular tasting. Hosting 100 people can start to overwhelm a host, especially when trying to concentrate on structured tannins and peppery finishes while evaluating and gleaming over the possibility of winning the booty. One ounce each times twenty tasters minus 4 ounces of accidental spillage equals a typical bottle of wine and twenty ounces of wine buzz per person within two hour period assuming six minutes per taste.

    5 · August 22, 2013

    • Joni D

      Well said John...And thought out, good job!

      1 · August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Steve, as a newbie to this group can you tell me is this event really limited to just 20 people? I RSVP'd right away, but I see that I'm on the waiting list. Should I stay away unless I'm notified that I'm "invited"? Thnx!

    August 22, 2013

    • Steve D.

      Yes Maám it really is limited to 20 peeps, only because of foul weather, we will relocate to John's condo which is nearby...and it can only hold 20 at best. So...this is totally weather dependent. The wait list is set for Auto, which means if someone drops out from going, the next person on the wait list moves up. My suggestion...we all do the Good Weather Ju-Ju dance and everyone can be there.

      1 · August 23, 2013

  • Rose

    John - I changed my RSVP to +1 and it moved me to the wait list. Help??

    August 21, 2013

    • Steve D.

      That happens when the RSVP list is full and you have a slot, and there is a wait list; when you added a +1 to your slot, the system assumes you want to go to the MU with your +1 and takes you off the list to the wait list and adds the next person on the wait list to take your slot that you had...before you added a +1....there is an art to RSVPing for these events :)

      August 22, 2013

    • Carole

      If you ever even think you're going to be a #1, add it at the time you RSVP. You cant do it later, I found out the hard way too. If there is a wait list, the RSVP's are maxed and by adding a #1 to your RSVP is essentially taking someones spot who has been on that wait list.

      August 22, 2013

  • Johnny C

    Hey fellow winos, be sure to check for a possible change of location a day or two before the tasting contest. I live next door and may move it inside if it isn't a sunny afternoon. After we may feel like popping over to the cliff house to take in some Sunday evening jazz.

    August 21, 2013

  • Paula

    Maybe next time: I am already obligated that day

    August 21, 2013

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