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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz

Would anybody travel for a wine dinner?

Original post by Gregory Dal Piaz, Aug 7, 2012.

I'm thinking it would be nice to get as many of you together as possible in one place for a dinner. Is that even feasible?

I would prefer NYC of course, it's local for me, but more to the point I can bring a ton of wine to dinner easily.

If this is support for the idea maybe we can begin to throw around some dates?

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Reply by Mike Madaio, Nov 2, 2012.

Hope it went well guys - would love to try again sometime.

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Reply by gregt, Nov 3, 2012.

Went fine - kind of weird taking the bus into Manhattan and going up Third Ave in the dark with road flares on the side of the street and otherwise complete black.  We ended up with four - Eva came too.  Nice dinner. The 87 Dunn was the wine of the night for me by far.  As it got some air, the 96 got better and better. 

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Reply by zufrieden, Nov 4, 2012.

Glad all went well - and probably more than just memorable for you - as the "Rump Parliament" of the club able to meet adversity and share your common passion for wine.  I wanted to come, but the tropical depression and other events intervened.  Looking forward to making it next time. California or New York - love them both.

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Reply by Mike Madaio, Nov 5, 2012.

For solidarity, I did drink a 1990 Barolo this wknd - Marchesi di Barolo Millennium - recent PA Chairman's Selection for $25. Pretty good mature wine - great deal too.

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Reply by JonDerry, Nov 5, 2012.

The Dunn's definitely stood out, 87' had an unbelievable nose, though as Greg mentions the 96' kept getting better and I might've preferred the palate on the 96' by the end of the night, was a good catch by Eva or we may not have come back to it.

Running on little to no sleep, I was fading a bit mid-way through the tasting, but the Chardonnay brought me back to life and had a pretty strong 2nd wind from there.

Thanks again for the hospitality Greg, was my first time in Brooklyn and liked the looks of it on the way out. When we were in your cellar I forgot to ask you if you had any Betz.

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Reply by evaem, Nov 5, 2012.

That '96 Dunn was so delicious and was def. getting better and better.... it was the most memorable wine of the evening, in my opinion. Thanks so much for sharing with me, guys. Had a great time and look forward to the next one!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Nov 6, 2012.

Okay, if anyone wants to do a redux (re-ducks?), I'm in town on the 18th and 19th with no plans for dinner, and I even have an apt on the UWS with kitchen if we want to do it there.  I hear that I'll have power and my relatives might be able to go back to Jersey by then.  (They'd better be able to--we're having Thanskgiving dinner at their house!)  Those two Spottswoodes are fair game, for sure.  Mike, I can put you up for one of those nights, although I know it's a school night. 

JD, that area where GregT lives is pretty sweet.  It's been coming along for a while, since the mid-late '80s or so.  We have friends from college and from Oakland who live there, probably run into GT at Prospect Park and don't know it.  Houses there are now crazy expensive, but still less than Manhattan.  It's kind of their Rockridge in Oakland to San Francisco comparison, while my neighborhood maps on Williamsburg.  My wife is from Brooklyn and agrees with that comparison.  There are even good comparisons in the wine shops, groceries, and so on-- no food coop like the Park Slope one--but Brooklyn is denser, Oakland is more spacious, with separation around the houses.  Now I gotta get myself down into GT's basement. 

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Reply by gregt, Nov 8, 2012.

Well Fox, seems like we're on. Either day. Or both. I'm OK to do something here if you want or we can meet at PDH or someplace else. Or you can cook. Or potluck.

Yes Jon - there's about a case or so of Pere du Famille to your left as you enter next to the Leonetti.

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Reply by Manny Schrager, Nov 13, 2012.

OK - power is back!  NYC is open to cars.  Hooray.  Considering the damage in the area, missing a wine dinner was a mere bump on the road, but still missed.  Andrea and I would be up for dinner on the 19th.  We've got a wedding on the 18th. 

 

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 13, 2012.

Sunday the 18th works better for me.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Nov 13, 2012.

Okay, I'm good for either night, 18th or 19th, but I could be a little delayed on the 18th, depending.  Let's definitely do one or the other, and the more folks who can make it, the better.  Mike Madaio, I definitely can put you up on either night if that makes a difference, just not Saturday or Tuesday. 

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