MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.

Moderators: Jenise, David M. Bueker, Robin Garr

MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:13 pm

You do not want to miss this one! For those who aren't aware, MoCool is the world's longest running offline of serious (but fun-loving) wine lovers! This year's theme is: Meri Me! We are featuring wines of the Bdx blend, also known as Meritage wines. If you enjoy 4-star quality cuisine and the opportunity to taste over 200 exceptional wines,you don't want to miss this event. It only happens once a year!! August 16, 2014 is the date, to learn more and sign up go to...

http://www.mocool.org
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Doug Surplus » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:08 pm

I got a McAfee warning when going to the mccool site. What are you up to Julia? :lol:

Warning: Suspicious Site

Whoa!
Are you sure you want to go there?
http://www.mocool.org/ may be risky to visit.

Why were you redirected to this page?

When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors.
Doug

If God didn't want me to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat?
User avatar
Doug Surplus
Wine guru
 
Posts: 1092
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:17 am
Location: Phoenix AZ

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:12 pm

Seriously???!! Oh geesh..I don't know why that happened, Doug! My anti-virus didn't have any trouble with it, and there doesn't seem to be any creepy crawlies attached. Thanks for the heads up, I'll forward this to the web designer.

I still think it is safe to go there. Wonder if you type in the browser instead of clicking the link here? (Spoken as the ludite that I am).

Julia
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:24 pm

Doug,
This is from the webpage designer (with permission to copy here):

Julia, no idea. This is mocool.org we're talking about, correct? I use Avast anti-virus and haven't gotten any warnings. Ditto for Web of Trust in my browser.

Everything on the site is off-the-shelf software that's been vetted by Joomla, and lightly customized by me. So it's doubtful that's the problem. I just took another look through the back end files, and nothing jumped out as suspicious or obviously inserted by hackers. But I'll download a whole site backup archive and scan it more thoroughly with a couple of different programs -- that's a lot more thorough than my eyeballing a few directories.

Meantime, here's the absolute best bet: contact the person using McAfee (who's likely a paying subscriber). There's probably a link in the warning message or elsewhere in the McAfee software going to the McAfee site where it generated the warning. They need to look up or contact McAfee to ask for more details on what caused it to pop up. Without that, a general "Watch out!" isn't of much use. For example, it could even be another site at the same shared IP address that was compromised.
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby MikeH » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:47 pm

I am using Windows Defender at home. Tried the site with IE 10, Firefox 30, and Chrome 35, didn't receive any warnings at all.

Fired up the work PC, used the same 3 browsers but with Vipre AV....no problems.
Cheers!
Mike
User avatar
MikeH
Wine guru
 
Posts: 1165
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:07 am
Location: Cincinnati

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Doug Surplus » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:11 pm

Well, this looks like a rather useless message from McAfee as it doesn't provide any more information than what I forwarded. It does also popup when visiting the sign-up page. However, I get no other warnings/messages so I'm ignoring it.
Doug

If God didn't want me to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat?
User avatar
Doug Surplus
Wine guru
 
Posts: 1092
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:17 am
Location: Phoenix AZ

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:13 pm

Thanks, Doug, for the follow up. Now, I hope this means you are signing up! We'd love to have you there. It is a fabulous event!

Cheers!
JuliaB
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Robin Garr » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:50 pm

No complaints from Google Chrome, which is usually pretty quick to flag suspicious sites.
User avatar
Robin Garr
Forum Janitor
 
Posts: 17205
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Bob Henrick » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:29 pm

Doug Surplus wrote:Well, this looks like a rather useless message from McAfee as it doesn't provide any more information than what I forwarded. It does also popup when visiting the sign-up page. However, I get no other warnings/messages so I'm ignoring it.


Doug,

Like Julia said we hope this means that you will be attending Mo'Cool. I just learned today that Jon Peterson has signed up for his first visit. A good time is guaranteed.
Bob Henrick
User avatar
Bob Henrick
Kamado Kommander
 
Posts: 3972
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:35 pm
Location: Lexington, Ky.

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Doug Surplus » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:24 pm

Bob Henrick wrote:
Doug Surplus wrote:Well, this looks like a rather useless message from McAfee as it doesn't provide any more information than what I forwarded. It does also popup when visiting the sign-up page. However, I get no other warnings/messages so I'm ignoring it.


Doug,

Like Julia said we hope this means that you will be attending Mo'Cool. I just learned today that Jon Peterson has signed up for his first visit. A good time is guaranteed.


I'm looking into coming this year. I've always wanted to attend, but it conflicts with a yearly August horse show. My daughter will not be taking her horse this year, and if she goes, will either be riding client horses or assisting clients riding their own. I just need to make sure the dogs will be taken care of.
Doug

If God didn't want me to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat?
User avatar
Doug Surplus
Wine guru
 
Posts: 1092
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:17 am
Location: Phoenix AZ

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Doug Surplus » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:26 pm

Well, Bob and Julia. You get your wish. I've signed up and ordered the t-shirt. See you there!

Hmm, after paying through Paypal I didn't get returned to the McCOOL pages. Should I have been and gotten a confirmation?
Doug

If God didn't want me to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat?
User avatar
Doug Surplus
Wine guru
 
Posts: 1092
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:17 am
Location: Phoenix AZ

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Bob Henrick » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:36 pm

Doug Surplus wrote:Well, Bob and Julia. You get your wish. I've signed up and ordered the t-shirt. See you there!

Hmm, after paying through Paypal I didn't get returned to the McCOOL pages. Should I have been and gotten a confirmation?


WOW! persuasion works! Doug, I promise you that you will have an awesome time and will drink some awesome wines and eat some awesome food! Like the commercial says ?Who could ask for anything more? I am looking forward to meeting you. You should get a confirmation email from Mike Hughes, if you don't get one my tomorrow, try sending him an email/pm through the WLDG, or pm me and I'll contact him.
Bob Henrick
User avatar
Bob Henrick
Kamado Kommander
 
Posts: 3972
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:35 pm
Location: Lexington, Ky.

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:00 pm

Doug Surplus wrote:Well, Bob and Julia. You get your wish. I've signed up and ordered the t-shirt. See you there!

Hmm, after paying through Paypal I didn't get returned to the McCOOL pages. Should I have been and gotten a confirmation?



YES!!!!!
Doug that is awesome! As you make plans to come, you need to know that there is a party on Friday night for those who travel in at the home of one of the locals. You don't want to miss it!
We send out details to our traveling friends via email.. More on that later.

Excitement builds...
JB
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:08 am

Mary Jo and I are registered. :D
Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
Groucho - That's because it's dry Champagne.
User avatar
Howie Hart
The Hart of Buffalo
 
Posts: 5937
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:13 pm
Location: Niagara Falls, NY

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:17 am

Howie Hart wrote:Mary Jo and I are registered. :D


Woo hoo!! Let the good times roll!

JB
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Jon Peterson » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:12 pm

Liz and I are registered. Can't wait to meet everyone!
I just wanted to inform you that I find you to be very attractive. Thank you and have a nice day.
User avatar
Jon Peterson
The Court Winer
 
Posts: 2982
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:53 pm
Location: The Blue Crab State

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Jim Grow » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:33 pm

Luci and I will be there both Fri. and Sat.
Jim Grow
Wine guru
 
Posts: 636
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:31 pm
Location: Rockbridge Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby lewis.pasco » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:25 am

Hi Julia,

I am a long time participant over in the Israeli and Kosher Wine Forum. I also happen to make wine (over 20 years as a hired gun) and finally started to make my own, here in Israel.

I can't possibly make it to MoCool this year, but given this note on the "Details" page of the website -
But we're also looking for worthy samples of these same grape combos from the far corners of the earth -- wines to wallop the taste buds that no one else in attendance has ever tasted.


I thought I might donate a bottle of my wine from Israel? I only make one wine, for now, and it's a "Bordeaux +" of 59% Cab Sauv, 37% Merlot, and 4 Petite Sirah. Whom might I contact and send a bottle to?

Thanks, just one thing. If I get this done, please send me some comments or tasting notes!
Life is too short to drink bad wine.
lewis.pasco
Ultra geek
 
Posts: 178
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 12:41 pm
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:50 am

Wow, Lewis! How generous of you! That would certainly be a treat for the MoCool gang. As far as shipping goes, I could accept the wine, but I would be concerned about it arriving in good condition due to our extremely high temperatures now. What are your thoughts on that?

I do hope that you will be able to attend MoCool '15, as you certainly do have the MoCool spirit: sharing your passion for great wine with those who appreciate them! Looking forward to meeting you there!

I will PM my mailing address to you.

Thank you so much for the offer!

JuliaB
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby James Roscoe » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:06 pm

Registered and ready to go!
.....we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. A. Lincoln
James Roscoe
Chat Prince
 
Posts: 10479
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: D.C. Metro Area - Maryland

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:53 pm

Me, too, James! Now,about those wines ....decisions, decisions.
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby Jim Grow » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:47 pm

I'm looking at some high-end Bordeaux & Cal. Cab. blends, and maybe some nice Champagne and Rhone reds for the Fri. night get-together. Of course this may change as we near the BIG event.
Jim Grow
Wine guru
 
Posts: 636
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:31 pm
Location: Rockbridge Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby JuliaB » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:23 pm

Sounds good, Jim. Of course, there's all those inbetween times when a bottle or three needs opening. 8)
JuliaB
Woman of Mystery
 
Posts: 1368
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: MoCool 2014 : Meri Me!! Sign up now!

Postby James Roscoe » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:34 am

I was thinking of bringing a bottle of Horton Norton for Mike H.!
.....we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. A. Lincoln
James Roscoe
Chat Prince
 
Posts: 10479
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: D.C. Metro Area - Maryland

Next

Return to The Wine Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests