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SF Bay Area Rum Club?
tofukulele
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Joined: Aug 07, 2011
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From: San Francisco Bay, CA
Posted: 2011-12-07 08:48 am   Permalink

Aloha folks,

Would any of you be interested in starting a SF Bay Area rum club? (I'm assuming there's not already one of these considering there's no mention of one here on TC.) Here's what I'm thinking:

1. Meet monthly or quarterly
2. Rotate venues among members' homes
3. Each person would bring a bottle (or so) to maximize the tasting possibilities
4. Each tasting would have some sort of theme -- country, price level, age, etc.

Thoughts?

Mahalo,
Josh
P.S. I originally posted this notion on the Ministry of Rum FB page. Kahuna Kevin suggested I post it here as well.






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paulynesia
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2011-12-07 3:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-12-07 08:48, tofukulele wrote:
Aloha folks,

Would any of you be interested in starting a SF Bay Area rum club? (I'm assuming there's not already one of these considering there's no mention of one here on TC.) Here's what I'm thinking:

1. Meet monthly or quarterly
2. Rotate venues among members' homes
3. Each person would bring a bottle (or so) to maximize the tasting possibilities
4. Each tasting would have some sort of theme -- country, price level, age, etc.

Thoughts?

Mahalo,
Josh
P.S. I originally posted this notion on the Ministry of Rum FB page. Kahuna Kevin suggested I post it here as well.



Aloha Josh,

I would be interested in a monthly or quarterly SF/Bay Area rum club. I live in San Francisco so am flexible on locations. Great idea! Let me know if it gets off the ground.

Okole maluna (with all due respect),
Paul




 
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tofukulele
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From: San Francisco Bay, CA
Posted: 2011-12-07 3:55 pm   Permalink

Good deal, Paul! Let's see if we can generate some critical mass here. Who else is in?

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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
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From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2011-12-09 1:35 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I could be up for that. Even down for it too. We're on the peninsula.

I could bring an unusual bottle from time to time - here's a little
bottle gallery I add to when I get new varieties. I confess that I have a rotten selfish impulse to wanna keep for myself the ones I like, and mostly share the ones I don't like! But not every impulse has to be followed.

-Randy


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Tikitastic
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Joined: Jul 28, 2006
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From: Los Gatos, CA USA
Posted: 2011-12-09 3:02 pm   Permalink

I am in! And I am glad to host.

 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2011-12-09 3:08 pm   Permalink

I could get into that, but I can't host at my place. I'm in Alameda.

 
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SgtClassick
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Posted: 2011-12-09 3:57 pm   Permalink

Im down.

 
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Trad'r Bill
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Posted: 2011-12-09 4:19 pm   Permalink

I'm in - it will be a while before I can host tho'. Sounds like fun
-Trad'r Bill


 
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Coco Loco
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Posted: 2011-12-09 4:27 pm   Permalink

Mai Tai and I may be in ... And may be able to host in the future.


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tofukulele
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Posted: 2011-12-09 6:19 pm   Permalink

Excellent! We're reaching a critical mass here. I think we're up to about ten people now. Who else is in? Pretty soon, we'll have to figure out where the first gathering will be and when. Getting excited!

Aloha,
Josh


 
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tofukulele
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From: San Francisco Bay, CA
Posted: 2011-12-10 10:29 am   Permalink

Aloha,

Now that we have about a dozen people expressing interest in the notion of a grassroots rum club, let's get together! I just posted a survey to see where folks would like to meet for the first time. Given that we don't all know each other yet, a public venue might be good (the local tiki spots) but anything's possible. Please vote on the survey and I'll post the results here once it looks like everyone has voted.

Survey here:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LV8JDRM

Mahalo,
Josh


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tofukulele
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Posted: 2011-12-10 8:28 pm   Permalink

With 50% of all precincts reporting, it's a dead heat between Forbidden Island, Trader Vic's Emeryville, and Trader Vic's Palo Alto--all with two votes each. If you haven't already voted, please do so! Once we decide on a location, we can nail down a time.

Aloha,
Josh


 
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tofukulele
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Posted: 2011-12-11 08:26 am   Permalink

With eight total respondents thus far, it appears as though the tide has shifted toward Forbidden Island.



Has everyone voted? I think we may have a few stragglers, and I don't want to leave anyone out ^_^

Aloha


 
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Kahuna Kevin
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Posted: 2011-12-12 12:45 am   Permalink

I vote for Trader Vic's Palo Alto or Tikitastic's mansion.

 
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tofukulele
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From: San Francisco Bay, CA
Posted: 2011-12-12 5:52 pm   Permalink

Ok, now it's getting weird. Do we really have 16 people going to this initial meetup? Has anyone accidentally voted more than once? See the results as of a moment ago in the image below:

The drive from Forbidden Island to Trader Vic's in Palo Alto is about an hour, so it's a considerable difference, and I want this to be as fair as possible.

Thoughts welcome!

-Josh

PS. I myself voted for TV's in Emeryville, as I thought it was the most centrally located for East Bay and SF types, but this is likely little consolation for the folks in the South Bay or Peninsula.




 
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