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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Matt Richman » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:56 pm

Change the rules? I liked the part where you said Ramon and I would win all the prizes. Haha!

In seriousness, I'll be donating another $100 to CARE USA, which I only mention in the hope that it spurs some of the very generous people here to go back in for another round of donations.

I'm really proud of this community. I've always said that wine people are the most generous people in the world. Our hobby in based around enjoying and sharing.
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by R Cabrera » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:46 pm

Dale Williams wrote:let's say Ramon, Jacques, or Matt (all friends of mine) won a prize.

Awww, no! That’s the reason that I joined this raffle.

By the way, I just read a Yahoo news heading, and it said: “Haitians mourn their dead, another survivor found.”

So, we’re at the point where a single survivor found is a victory, amidst 111+ thousand that’s been, so far, confirmed as dead.

I’m glad, in a way, to be a small part of this undertaking.
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Mark Lipton » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:08 am

Dale,
I think that your suggestion sounds perfectly reasonable. Since these indices are basically serving the function of random number generators and there's no correlation (that I'm aware of) between the three indices, I can only see this as a way of speeding the proceedings (fine with me). After all, I've got an HDH auction to attend to next weekend :D

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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Dale Williams » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:22 pm

Kind of hard to believe, but with 70 donors, it looks like no winner again:

Prize#2- 6 bottles of Hart Cellars (Howie) wine- your choice across a variety of varieties! (HH)
Dow
10,196.86

Prize #3 Case of ESJ Bone Jolly (SE)
S.&P. 500
1,096.78

Prize #4 Mag of '95 ESJ Durrell (SE)
Nasdaq
2,210.80

I'll let Howie and Steve decide if they want to put prizes back up. Hopefully three winners tomorrow

Prize #5 set of 3 '97 Ridges- Geyserville, Lytton Springs & York Creek Petite Sirah (DB)
Prize #6 4 Tobin James- 06 Cabernet Franc James Gang Reserve, 06 Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah James Gang Reserve,
06 Petite Sirah Black Magic, 07 Zinfandel Liquid Love, Late Harvest (MK)
Prize #7 TJ Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel (CE)

( I made an executive decision it made more sense to send Carl's Tobin James as a separate prize, rather than 2 people having to get to one winner)

Prize #8 '05 ESJ Wylie-Fenaughty (RG)
Prize #9 2001 Napa Cabernet: Karl Lawrence Napa Cab, Wolf Family Vineyards Napa Cab and Lewelling Napa Cab (RC)
Prixe #10- 2 Brunellos- 2003 La Rasina and 2004 Siro Pacenti (PC)
Prize #11-2006 Rocca Family Vineyards Syrah & 2006 Rocca Cabernet Sauvignon (MR)
Prize #12 -Just added - a generous offer from Jane (JC). Choice of 3 bottles from following: '02 Pontet Canet, '02 Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Spatlese, '03 (375 ml) Suduiraut, 04 Williams Selyem Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir, '05 Pinson Chablis Montmains 1er Cru, 05 Ambroise Nuits Saint Georges Cuvee Vielles Vignes, '06 Biale Aldo's Vineyard Zinfandel, 06 Biale Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel
Prize #13 choice of 4 Bdx from 4 decades-see initial post (DW)
Prize #14- 6 bottles of Hart Cellars (Howie) wine- your choice across a variety of varieties! (HH)
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by David M. Bueker » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:23 pm

The markets are conspiring against us (ain't that the truth).
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Dale Williams » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:57 pm

I'm not a great probability guy, but with 70 spots covered, isn't it less than a 1% chance of this going 4 drawings with no winner?

JC just added a great prize, a choice of 3 bottles from a nice selection.

I'm with Matt, time to make another donation to a long term oriented group in honor of all of your generosity.
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Howie Hart » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:11 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Kind of hard to believe, but with 70 donors, it looks like no winner again:

Prize#2- 6 bottles of Hart Cellars (Howie) wine- your choice across a variety of varieties! (HH)...
I'll let Howie and Steve decide if they want to put prizes back up. Hopefully three winners tomorrow...
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Redwinger » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:28 pm

Nevermind...brain Fart
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by JuliaB » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:31 pm

HI Dale,
It matters not to me, but if you want to put this to bed sooner, wouldn't it be easier to use the numbers drawn in whatever big lottery your state sponsors? (i.e. Powerball or Megamillion) There are 5 or 6 numbers drawn for those, and could be easily accessed by all online, if we knew which one to check. In a week or two, it would be done!
As I said, I'm not in it to win it, so whatever you choose to do is A-ok. Again, let me commend you for initiating this fundraiser; great job!

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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Matt Richman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:05 pm

Seems to me that the longer we wait, the more the prizes grow and the more money we collect for the cause.

Here's to a few weeks of all the major indexes ending in .99.
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Dale Williams » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:22 pm

JuliaB wrote:HI Dale,
It matters not to me, but if you want to put this to bed sooner, wouldn't it be easier to use the numbers drawn in whatever big lottery your state sponsors? (i.e. Powerball or Megamillion) There are 5 or 6 numbers drawn for those, and could be easily accessed by all online, if we knew which one to check. In a week or two, it would be done!
As I said, I'm not in it to win it, so whatever you choose to do is A-ok. Again, let me commend you for initiating this fundraiser; great job!


Most of the lottery games I know of have numbers ranging from 1 to something in the 50s, so a little unfair to the last people who contributed! Using the 3 stock indices, odds are we'll be done in 5 or 6 business days. And maybe we'll get a couple of other donors!
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by JuliaB » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:35 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Most of the lottery games I know of have numbers ranging from 1 to something in the 50s, so a little unfair to the last people who contributed! Using the 3 stock indices, odds are we'll be done in 5 or 6 business days. And maybe we'll get a couple of other donors!


:oops: Didn't realize the numbers stopped in the 50s.
Carry on.
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Robert Reynolds » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:24 pm

JuliaB wrote:
Dale Williams wrote:Most of the lottery games I know of have numbers ranging from 1 to something in the 50s, so a little unfair to the last people who contributed! Using the 3 stock indices, odds are we'll be done in 5 or 6 business days. And maybe we'll get a couple of other donors!


:oops: Didn't realize the numbers stopped in the 50s.
Carry on.
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Dale Williams » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:02 pm

Robert Reynolds wrote:If you'd buy a ticket once in a while, you'd know these things... :roll: :wink:


Classic old joke, sure you'll all heard before:
A deeply religious man finds himself in dire financial trouble. He prays earnestly to his God to help him out of his predicament. "God, I'm about to lose my car. Please help me. Let me win the lottery." Lottery night comes, but sadly, Dave is not the winner.

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Finally, broke, hungry, living on the street, he tries again. "God, please, my life is a wreck. I have no car, no home, no family. Please let me win the lottery just this once so that I can turn my life around. I beseech you." Suddenly, a flash of light rends the sky, and the voice of God echoes down from the heavens. "Dave, meet me halfway. Buy a ticket."
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by Robert Reynolds » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:10 pm

An oldie, but a goodie, Dale. :lol:
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Mark Lipton » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:20 pm

Dale Williams wrote:I'm not a great probability guy, but with 70 spots covered, isn't it less than a 1% chance of this going 4 drawings with no winner?


Yep. It's a 0.81% probability.

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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Steve Edmunds » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:14 pm

Please put my prizes back up. This thread has gotten long, Dale, so if someone wins my prize(s), please shoot me a pm, just to make sure I know. :D
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Dale Williams » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:29 pm

Prize #5 set of 3 '97 Ridges- Geyserville, Lytton Springs & York Creek Petite Sirah (DB)
Dow
10,194.29
We have a winner! Finally, Larry Young is our first winner, and David Bueker our first prize giver. I'll retrieve contact info and put you in touch with David (it might be

Prize #6 4 Tobin James- 06 Cabernet Franc James Gang Reserve, 06 Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah James Gang Reserve,
06 Petite Sirah Black Magic, 07 Zinfandel Liquid Love, Late Harvest (MK)
S.&P. 500
1,092.17

Come on down Jacque Jennett! Will put you guys in contact.


Prize #7 TJ Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel (CE)
Nasdaq
2,203.73

Buuuzzz,. No winner, will ask Carl if we can recyle

Don't worry re following thread, I'll alert both donor and winner.


Tomorrow's drawing:
DJIA Prize #8 '05 ESJ Wylie-Fenaughty (RG)
S&P Prize #9 2001 Napa Cabernet: Karl Lawrence Napa Cab, Wolf Family Vineyards Napa Cab and Lewelling Napa Cab (RC)
Nasdaq Prixe #10- 2 Brunellos- 2003 La Rasina and 2004 Siro Pacenti (PC)

Thursday
DJIA Prize #11-2006 Rocca Family Vineyards Syrah & 2006 Rocca Cabernet Sauvignon (MR)
S & P Prize #12 - Choice of 3 bottles from following: '02 Pontet Canet, '02 Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Spatlese, '03 (375 ml) Suduiraut, 04 Williams Selyem Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir, '05 Pinson Chablis Montmains 1er Cru, 05 Ambroise Nuits Saint Georges Cuvee Vielles Vignes, '06 Biale Aldo's Vineyard Zinfandel, 06 Biale Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel (JC)
Nasdaq choice of 4 Bdx from 4 decades-see initial post (DW)

Friday
DJIA 6 bottles of Hart Cellars (Howie) wine- your choice across a variety of varieties! (HH)
S&P case of ESJ Bone Jolly (Steve Edmunds)
Nasdaq mag of 95 ESJ Durrell (SE)
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Carl Eppig » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:26 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Prize #7 TJ Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel (CE)
Nasdaq
2,203.73

Buuuzzz,. No winner, will ask Carl if we can recyle



Please go ahead and recyle Dale.

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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Doug Surplus » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:50 pm

My company is also doing matches. They donated 100K right off the bat, then announced matching up to 50k, which they upped today to 100k. I sent in my donation today to Global Impact.
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by Robert Reynolds » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:27 pm

FYI - For those of you who file US income tax returns and itemize deductions, Congress rushed through a bill which was signed into law yesterday allowing you to take a charitable contribution deduction for your Haiti relief earmarked donations on your 2009 tax return, thus giving an immediate tax benefit. Non-filers and/or non-US citizenry on the forums need not pay any attention to it.
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Michael K » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:08 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Prize #6 4 Tobin James- 06 Cabernet Franc James Gang Reserve, 06 Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah James Gang Reserve,
06 Petite Sirah Black Magic, 07 Zinfandel Liquid Love, Late Harvest (MK)
S.&P. 500
1,092.17

Come on down Jacque Jennett! Will put you guys in contact.




Congrats and looking forward to connecting up and mailing this out to you!
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Dale Williams » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:24 pm

That's more like it, 3 for 3!

DJIA Prize #8 '05 ESJ Wylie-Fenaughty (RG)
10,236.16
Our winner is the lovely and talented Jon Peterson, I'll put him in touch with Robin,

S&P Prize #9 2001 Napa Cabernet: Karl Lawrence Napa Cab, Wolf Family Vineyards Napa Cab and Lewelling Napa Cab (RC)
1,097.50
Alan Wolfe, you're the next winner on the Wine is Right! I'll send you and Ramon contact info.

Nasdaq Prixe #10- 2 Brunellos- 2003 La Rasina and 2004 Siro Pacenti (PC)
2,221.41
Ron Vincent, drummer extraordinarie, our next winner. I'll put him in touch with Pat Carey.

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to our donors for their generosity!

Thursday
DJIA Prize #11-2006 Rocca Family Vineyards Syrah & 2006 Rocca Cabernet Sauvignon (MR)
S & P Prize #12 - Choice of 3 bottles from following: '02 Pontet Canet, '02 Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Spatlese, '03 (375 ml) Suduiraut, 04 Williams Selyem Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir, '05 Pinson Chablis Montmains 1er Cru, 05 Ambroise Nuits Saint Georges Cuvee Vielles Vignes, '06 Biale Aldo's Vineyard Zinfandel, 06 Biale Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel (JC)
Nasdaq choice of 4 Bdx from 4 decades-see initial post (DW)

Friday
DJIA 6 bottles of Hart Cellars (Howie) wine- your choice across a variety of varieties! (HH)
S&P case of ESJ Bone Jolly (Steve Edmunds)
Nasdaq mag of 95 ESJ Durrell (SE)

Monday
Bottle of Tobin JAmes Dusi Zin (Carl)
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Re: WLDG Haitian Relief Fundraiser: Raffle of Bordeaux, etc

by Dale Williams » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:25 pm

2 for 3, congratulations to Stephen Chu & Mark Roth, our winners today!
 
DJIA
10,120.46
Prize #11-2006 Rocca Family Vineyards Syrah & 2006 Rocca Cabernet Sauvignon (MR)
Stephen Chu wins. I'll put him in touch with Mary Rocca shortly.


S & P
1,084.53
Mark Roth
Prize #12 - Choice of 3 bottles from following: '02 Pontet Canet, '02 Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Spatlese, '03 (375 ml) Suduiraut, 04 Williams Selyem Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir, '05 Pinson Chablis Montmains 1er Cru, 05 Ambroise Nuits Saint Georges Cuvee Vielles Vignes, '06 Biale Aldo's Vineyard Zinfandel, 06 Biale Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel (JC)

Thanks Jane for generous donation. I'll put you and Mark in contact when I get home in a bit.

Nasdaq
2,179.00.
4 decades of Bordeaux. Your choice of one bottle per decade:
1970 Canon, 1979 du Tertre, or 1979 Domaine de Chevalier
1983 Gruaud Larose, 1988 Bon Pasteur, or 1989 Meyney
1990 Meyney, 1995 Soutard, or 1998 du Tertre
2001 Sociando, 2001 Lagrange, or 2005 du Tertre

No winner, my prize will be "recycled", and be up Monday

Coming up Friday
DJIA 6 bottles of Hart Cellars (Howie) wine- your choice across a variety of varieties! (HH)
S&P case of ESJ Bone Jolly (Steve Edmunds)
Nasdaq mag of 95 ESJ Durrell (SE)

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Bottle of Tobin JAmes Dusi Zin (Carl)
4 bottles of Bordeaux from 4 decades (DW)
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