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Re: So who is staying where in SF?

The Omni.
by William P
on Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:26 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So who is staying where in SF?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Not a cheerleader for SI

Well Bill, I for one, appreciate your cheerleading on this one. You and Glenn definitely got me tasting and cellaring this winery. Though, I tend to drink them young just because they are so accessible (except for 2011). :)

Bill
by William P
on Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Not a cheerleader for SI
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir

You two were way ahead of the curve. I only started buying in 2012. Thanks for the notes.

Bill
by William P
on Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: St Innocent 2008 Shea Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: 2012 Bordeaux summary?

I noticed that the appellation of Marquax has been very rewarding. I've had Rauzan Segla twice and love it and Cantenac Brown once (like it). I liked Pontet Canet but only had a taste - enough to buy a bottle. Baud Haut and Haut Bergey have been winners.
by William P
on Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: 2012 Bordeaux summary?
Replies: 12
Views: 221

What's wrong with 2012?

I realize that I've been away from the Bordeaux market for far too long. So I have no experience in "rating" the past vintage. I reentered the market with a few purchases this year and most were in the 2012 vintage. I've reviewed the pundits and the pricing and 2012 is an OK year with gene...
by William P
on Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:57 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: What's wrong with 2012?
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: TN 1998 Ch. La Louviere, Pessac-Leognan

Hey Art, I'll be on the Island in May. We staying at the Terrace in Mauna Lani Resort. You two want to come over for dinner and wine? I know it's a crappy ride home.

Bill
by William P
on Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: TN 1998 Ch. La Louviere, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

Great price Chris.
by William P
on Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

It's fairly obvious what's going on. With the deep discounters and bidding sites, hotels like the Onmi are moving their "low" prices around to various sites so nobody can make a deep run at them for the discounted price. When I bid on Hotwire I got the Onmi for $215 a night. When I next ch...
by William P
on Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

Great Nic, I'll see you there.

Bill
by William P
on Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:03 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info

Check mailed today, sorry for the delay.
by William P
on Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info
Replies: 38
Views: 801

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

My count has six couples and that is not including me. And I should not be included so six rooms is it for now.
by William P
on Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:47 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

Don't include me as I booked the Omni through Hotwire to see the hotel and the rate. I agree that the La Meridien is a great price and a nice hotel. Go for it.

I was surprised how ridiculous the price was.
by William P
on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

I guess they rethought their position overnight. Still higher than I got it on Hotwire. Good Morning William, I hope you are having a nice day. Just below I have quoted rates listed for each of the needed reservations. These room rate quotes are all based on a Deluxe category room with a King sized ...
by William P
on Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

Sorry guys, they need 10 rooms to qualify for a discount and they won't budge. I tried.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:09 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

I waiting for a response. And yes we don't have great numbers to negotiate but we'll see.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

Nic, I sure they have double bed rooms. Thanks for responding.
by William P
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Convention Hotel. Would the Following BWErs check in.

I am trying to get a group rate at the Omni. Would the following people tell me: 1. If they are interested in the Omni, 2. Their dates of arrival and departure. The rate has not been set but I believe to be in the low $200s from my conversation with the hotel. Danny + Danielle Tim + 1 hm$ + Lisa + 1...
by William P
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Convention Hotel. Would the Following BWErs check in.
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: SF Hotel ?

I would like to help. What I need is, for those who are coming and want a hotel, tell me the dates of your stay. The Omni won't negotiate until I have at least 10 rooms to book and we don't have that. Mahalo to the five friends who have responded.

Bill
by William P
on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:23 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

bump
by William P
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.

This is the Omni's response to my inquiry email, I would need to know: 1. interest in the Omni. 2. If Trivago's price is valid. 3. Information to respond to this email that is, your travel schedules. "Hello William, Thank you so much for considering the Omni San Francisco Hotel for your upcomin...
by William P
on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:58 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Convention: Response from the Omni. SF.
Replies: 67
Views: 814

Re: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info

Ed, Linda and I are now in for the Friday dinner.

Mahalo

Bill
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info
Replies: 38
Views: 801

Re: SF Hotel ?

I just booked at the Omni. I did it through Hotwire which is a blind bind. Two nights at $207 a night with fees it comes to $520 for two nights. This was more expensive than Trivago.com but I was gambling to see if I could get the Hotel Vitale (the only Hotwire 4.5 hotels in the FD were Omni or Vita...
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: SF Hotel ?

That's a nice place and a great deal.
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: SF Hotel ?

I have approached the Omni about a group rate. I tend to agree with everyone that the Palace rate is an error. It is a good hotel but not at its normal rate.

Bill
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: SF Hotel ?

Funny Jim if you cut off Wednesday, it goes down to 193.
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:32 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: SF Hotel ?

Howard, the Palace is $192 a night on Otel.com. Try using Trivago.com for multicomparisons.
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:28 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: SF Hotel ?

On Hotels.com the Omni is $193 a night for 4 nights from 3/23 and leave on 3/27.
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:21 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: SF Hotel ?

The Griffon is the closest to the event but as you know, you get what you pay for. It is a great location for a long morning walk along the bay, very close to the Ferry Building. The Omni is over by the BofA Building on California ST. and about 8 or 9 blocks. I've heard nice things about it. Price i...
by William P
on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:01 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****

I definitely think this should be the pre-dinner event.

Bill
by William P
on Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: ****BWE SAN FRANCISCO '17: MARCH 23rd-26th****
Replies: 145
Views: 2914

Re: So what have you bought lately?

2012 Pontet Canet - 1
2012 Barde Haut -2
and more Haut Bergey - 2
by William P
on Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: So what have you bought lately?
Replies: 498
Views: 28763

SF Hotel ?

Is there a hotel that most people are staying at or is it everybody do your own thing and will meet somewhere when we're settled? Sorry for my ignorance.

Bill
by William P
on Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: SF Hotel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info

Thanks Ed. I'll get it to you this week.


Bill
by William P
on Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: BWE SF '17 Event & Payment Info
Replies: 38
Views: 801

Willamette Valley, Aug. 21. Eclipse.

I'm planning to be in the Willamette Valley for the eclipse of August 21. Arriving on the 18th and leaving on the 22nd. Totality starts just at McMinnville and south. St. Innocent and Cristom will be in Totality at 10:10 am or so. I have rented a place up by Penner Ash and Bergstrom out of Newberg. ...
by William P
on Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Willamette Valley, Aug. 21. Eclipse.
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Two beauties from 1982

I thought both 2013 Hillside and Griffin's Lair were drinking well with some potential to age.

Bill
by William P
on Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:31 am
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two beauties from 1982
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: Palmer's quality

Don't have much experience with Palmer, but 1983 was exquisite.

Bill
by William P
on Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Palmer's quality
Replies: 51
Views: 670

Re: Two beauties from 1982

by William P
on Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two beauties from 1982
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: Two beauties from 1982

Tom In DC wrote:I can tell you that if you go far enough afield, you can find some failures.


Isn't that true for every great vintage?

BTW Tom, Loxton's offering this year were great, especially the chard, syrahs and the pioneer blend.

Bill
by William P
on Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Forum
Topic: Two beauties from 1982
Replies: 23
Views: 448
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