OW Holmes wrote:So what are YOU bringing to MoCOOL?
Because I fly in (and maybe because I'm a cheapskate), I generally only bring three or four bottles. And I suppose for the benefit of newbies, it should be mentioned that one bottle is all that each person is <i>expected</i> to bring. It's perfectly fine to bring cases, but not in any way required. End of sermon.
I've dug up a <b>1990 Pol Roger Brut</b> that's both Sixteen AND Bubbly, and a <b>Pocas 1990 Porto Seguro VP</b> that's both Sixteen and Sweet. At this point, my big concern here is getting the VP in without having it be a muddy mess of stirred-up sediment. I'm wondering if I double-decant and put it back in the bottle, <i>sans</i> sediment, if it will be possible to recork it firmly enough to send it in checked baggage without leaking. Stupid security, the Brits arrest 21 Pakistanis under 30, and now American wine geeks can't carry on bottles. Harrumph.
I still think I've got a Chateau La Roque 1990 Pic Saint Loup Cupa Numismae around here, which may or may not be dead and also might suffer travel shock, but if I can find it, I'll throw it in anyway.
And I'm not sure about Friday night. Might jump out of character (for me) and bring along the most recent selection from California Wine Club's high-end Connoisseurs' Series, if they look like something this group will enjoy.