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2016 Snooth Secret Santa - Whadja get, whadja get?

Posted by SecretSanta, Oct 12, 2016.

Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.

What did you get?

  • JD -  2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from Foxalll
  • RBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinO
  • VV - 2014 Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir McLean Vineyard and 2009 Church & State Quintessential Bdx Blend - from DVogler
  • BLM - 2007 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Aubry de Humbert 1er Cru and 2015 Wilson Foreigner Rancho Chimiles Napa Valley Valdiguie - from Outthere
  • RF - 2013 Historic Vineyard Society Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Bedrock Vyd - from Dmcker
  • Rckr - unknown vintage Bodega Mustiguillo Vino de Mesa Mestizaje and 2009 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino - from MJet
  • Outthere - 1996 Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva - from GregT
  • MJet - 2009 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape - from JonDerry
  • DVogler - 2011 Marcarini Barolo Brunate - from Rckr 
  • Dmcker - 2011 Agricola Rivella Silva Barbaresco - from Luchavino
  • GregT - 2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea - from BostonLobsterMan
  • Lucha - 2012 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige - from Really Big Al

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Reply by SecretSanta, Oct 12, 2016.

2016 Secret Santa Participants:

  1. DVogler - wine received
  2. ReallyBigAl - wine received
  3. JonDerry - wine received
  4. Outthere - wine shipped
  5. Boston Lobster Man - wine received
  6. RCKR1951 - wine received
  7. vinOvinO - wine received
  8. MJET - wine received
  9. GregT - wine received
  10. LuchaVino - wine received
  11. Richard Foxall - wine received
  12. DMcker - wine received
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Reply by dvogler, Oct 12, 2016.

I'm aboard.

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Reply by Really Big Al, Oct 12, 2016.

I'm participating. 

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Reply by JonDerry, Oct 12, 2016.

In for another go...

When I started this thing, they were very different times around here. GdP was still a regular, EricG was kind of still around, and participated. Good memories.

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Reply by outthere, Oct 12, 2016.

Count me in! How the times have changed JD. I remember having Eric as my Secret Santa one year.

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Reply by bostonlobsterman, Oct 13, 2016.

I'm in but how can I ship something without having the identity of the origin city revealed?

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Reply by outthere, Oct 13, 2016.

Easy BLM, buy the wine from an online retailer such as KLWine, Benchmark Wine, BPwine, Hart Davis Hart and have them ship it. 

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Reply by bostonlobsterman, Oct 13, 2016.

Ah but I want to have my paws on the bottle and read the fine print. I will find a way. 

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Reply by rckr1951, Oct 13, 2016.

I'm in also

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Reply by vin0vin0, Oct 14, 2016.

Put me in, this has been fun, I still need to open and report on my last year's most excellent gift, maybe around the time I send this one out.

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Reply by MJET, Oct 16, 2016.

Add me to the list Santa.

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Reply by SecretSanta, Oct 16, 2016.

Wish lists have been granted! Welcome aboard.

Who else wants to play? Don't be shy.

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Reply by GregT, Oct 16, 2016.

I'm in but how can I ship something without having the identity of the origin city revealed?

BLM - or drive somewhere else and ship from there.

It was indeed very different a few years ago. But there are still some of us around. So count me in.

Besides, I was rounded up!

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Reply by JonDerry, Oct 16, 2016.

Yeah Greg! I meant to fit you in when reminiscing there, you were there at the table at Peking duck in NY when the plan was being hatched, and numbers drawn. Will never forget how bummed GdP was with his drawing!

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Oct 19, 2016.

I'm in! 

Speaking of the gold old days, I was Secret Santa for GdP back in the day and Mrs. Lucha Vino got busted at the UPS store for shipping wine.  I gave her the wink when she asked what I was shipping - "not wine. It is olive oil." I said.  The UPS Store guy asked what she was shipping and she fell right into his trap.  When the box was opened she was busted! You can't ship wine!  Lesson learned. When you are at the FedEx or UPS store; if they don't ask, don't tell!

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Reply by GregT, Oct 20, 2016.

Lucha - call it fruit juice. You don't have to mention that it's fermented. And if they give you a hard time, take it to another location.

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Reply by JonDerry, Oct 20, 2016.

Yeah, gotta keep that poker face. Just think up a good semi-heavy replacement...skin care is my trade, so I'm in the habit of saying it's skin care (bulky cleansers, shampoo, etc.). Olive oil I've heard doesn't work so well. Either way, not like you're smuggling drugs. But the best way to do it is to set up an account through FedEx or UPS, make your own labels then just drop it off at a FedEx/UPS location. This may only be possible for businesses, not sure.

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Reply by MJET, Oct 20, 2016.

If you pick-up enough wine at your local FedEx Store you quickly become a familiar face that does not have to produce an ID to pick-up and does not get questioned when shipping........... 

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Oct 24, 2016.

There are ways to ship wine, or you can use a retailer at the location of the recipient, or, as pointed out, use a web based company, etc.  And most of the time you can have the shipments made anonymous. 

Oh, yeah, I'm in.  I'm recovering from bat mitzvah number two just in time to head into the holidays.  Missed y'all and thanks to the folks who contacted me via real world methods.  If you follow me on CT, you'll see I do find time to drink and even post my notes, etc.  I'll be on here more. 

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Reply by JonDerry, Oct 24, 2016.

Lucky number 11, good to see you back here Fox.

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