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- Thomas - 07-04-2003

but Chittychattykathy and I emailed about the wine board people getting together.

Why don't we arrange some kind of convention or gathering? We can do it in an off period when most of us have time to kill, and we can do it in a central location like, perhaps, the Midwest or some such place. It would be great to do it overseas, but that is too ambitious for the first time out.

Let's set a thread on the moderator forum where we each post weeks within months that we can be free to attend in 2004. Then, we compile the results--I'll volunteer to do that--and come up with the dates convenient to the most people on the board. Next, we contact a hotel or convention center in a middle ground place, get some rates and then move from there.

Imagine the fun a weekend can be with wines from all our cellars.

[This message has been edited by foodie (edited 07-04-2003).]

- Innkeeper - 07-04-2003

Sounds like a plan to me!!!!!!!!!!!

- Bucko - 07-04-2003

Seattle is a great central location! [img][/img]

The geographic center of the U.S. is Lebanon, Kansas, but I don't think that this is exactly a tourist mecca.

Kansas City and Denver are the two closest major cities to Lebanon that may entice a few people.

Any other ideas?

- Georgie - 07-04-2003

Heck, it would be a fun weekend with you people even without wine!

- dananne - 07-04-2003

Sounds like a blast -- I'd be a willing participant!

- Kcwhippet - 07-05-2003

I'm in.

- winoweenie - 07-05-2003

I'll drink to that....'course I drink to gas station openings. Denvers' a super town.Lived there for 20 years. Kansas City's a great town ..lived there 6 years. Just don't try getting me back to Shawnee, Ok. [img][/img] WW [img][/img]

- Thomas - 07-05-2003

OK guys, I knew I'd get a positive response from some of us. What we need now are a few more people to comment on location.Right now, it appears Denver is in the lead.

And then, we need to list of potential dates.

And Georgie, a weekend for the group without wine might prove to you a lot of bores exist--we all post AFTER a bottle not BEFORE [img][/img]

- Innkeeper - 07-05-2003

I vote for 1. St Louis; 2. Kansas City; 3. Denver.

- hotwine - 07-05-2003

Sounds good to me. Of the places mentioned, I'd choose Denver.

- Thomas - 07-05-2003

Thanks IK, that is what we needed to get started.

Now, everyone interested needs to vote on the three possibilities--I should note that Roberto wants it to be Rio.

- Jackie - 07-05-2003

Anyone for Wine County? I know it's not central but there are often good bargains. Southwest Air flies into Oakland...

And I could arrange a private tour for us all to Napa and Sonoma... also Livermore and Santa Cruz Mountains, courtesy of WINES.COM.

San Francisco, of course, is also a great food town.


- dananne - 07-05-2003

Believe it or not . . . I've never been to California (insert incredulous commentary here). Thus, Jackie's suggestion is veeeery appealing to me!

Denver also sounds good, from the other suggestions mentioned.

- hotwine - 07-05-2003

Smooth-talkin' Jackie just swung my vote to Sanfran...or at least, somewhere close by, huh? That town is even more expensive than Noo Yawk!

- Georgie - 07-05-2003

I need to get out of the house. I'll go anywhere the group chooses! and I firmly believe that wine does not a personality make. Good people are good sober and only better after a few! [img][/img]

- Thomas - 07-05-2003

OK gang, let's keep talking. We need to give this enough time for most of us to pipe up with a location, and then we will do a consensus vote--and then we will have to come with a date--in 2004.

- winoweenie - 07-05-2003

Nashurlee, I'll go ennywheres. Love Wine Country. Can get us some private tours of some of the nicer vineyards not open to the public. Have tooth bruch, will travel. WW

- Botafogo - 07-05-2003

Air fares aside, you can probably stay in a nice hotel and eat in nice joints in Denver for a week for what it would cost for a DAY in San Fran or the Wine Country, eh? This was why I suggested Rio de Janeiro: $600 air fare but once you get their you can't give your money away!

How about Vancouver on the same logic...


- Bucko - 07-05-2003

Keeping in mind that expense is not my priority, I'd vote for the city by the bay anyday. The food is just incredible and wine country is a short distance. I have a lot of friends and contacts in Napa/Sonoma to insure a great time.

That said, San Francisco is in my back yard, so I don't mind traveling to Denver or KC, or wherever, to ease travel considerations for others.

I'll also be in charge of the shock collar for WW. Better than a stun gun!

- winoweenie - 07-06-2003

CB says not to go to the expense of buying one, you can borrow Hers! WW [img][/img]