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by dolcetours
23:15 Sun 22 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York Suburbs, Sunday, May 29
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: New York Suburbs, Sunday, May 29

Sounds fantastic, but we'll be in Italy. Have fun!
by dolcetours
01:57 Wed 20 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 25 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

Re: June 2016 NYC Cockburn tasting

A generous offer, but we'll be in Italy from late May until July. Drat!
by dolcetours
17:21 Sun 30 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Last* Tasting, November XX 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Re: The Last* Tasting, November XX 2011

Hello again! I'm back in the States for the next 6 months, so I could possibly join you for this tasting. I'm good with either theme, but would prefer 1994. As for dates, here are mine: Nov 13 (sun) * preferred date Nov 20 (sun) Dec 2 (fri) Dec 3 (sat) I'd lean towards Sundays, to avoid that bothers...
by dolcetours
20:01 Wed 03 Nov 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 14 (Vintage Oddities at 30)
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 13.

If it's Sunday, dolcetours will have 2. Claudio flies in from Italy on Saturday.
by dolcetours
21:21 Tue 02 Nov 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 14 (Vintage Oddities at 30)
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 13.

I can do either. If it's six of one, half-dozen of the other, I'd vote for Sunday. The restaurant will probably be quieter and happier to have us.
by dolcetours
03:57 Tue 02 Nov 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 14 (Vintage Oddities at 30)
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 13.

I'll go with the flow. I don't know the places you mention, except for Tartine, which is SMALL! So I'm not surprised they don't want people occupying a table that long on a weekend night.

How many people are actually interested in doing this? I feel like a voice in the wilderness.

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by dolcetours
02:06 Sat 30 Oct 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 14 (Vintage Oddities at 30)
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 13.

As it turns out, my husband won't be back in the US until the day AFTER the tasting. So if it's on Nov. 13, it would be just me. If we can postpone it to the following Saturday (Nov 20), Claudio could come. More importantly, I could host it on Nov. 20, which wouldn't be possible on Nov. 13. I'm in P...
by dolcetours
14:04 Sat 23 Oct 2010
Forum: Travel
Topic: Passion for Port inaugural tour & pix
Replies: 3
Views: 4102

Re: Passion for Port inaugural tour & pix

Ha! That’s probably true. But if they really cared, they’d use laundry whitener.
by dolcetours
15:48 Thu 14 Oct 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 14 (Vintage Oddities at 30)
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 13.

Any news on the Noc 13 tasting? I've decided to stay in town, and both my hubby and I are interested.
by dolcetours
15:42 Thu 14 Oct 2010
Forum: Travel
Topic: Passion for Port inaugural tour & pix
Replies: 3
Views: 4102

Passion for Port inaugural tour & pix

Last month, we debuted our PASSION FOR PORT tour: http://www.dolcetours.com/ep_port.htm. This tour includes 2 days in Oporto visiting the Port lodges, then 4 days upstream where the vineyards are -- as well as the new energy and investments. It's always a nail-biter to run a new tour. But this time,...
by dolcetours
13:25 Sat 02 Oct 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 14 (Vintage Oddities at 30)
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 13.

Thanks for all that feedback! I'm en route from Italy-->NY this weekend, so I'll get back to you when I have a moment to digest it all more fully.
by dolcetours
10:37 Fri 01 Oct 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 14 (Vintage Oddities at 30)
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: NY Tasting -- Sat Nov 13.

Yes, for Nov 13. My husband is definitely interested, and I might come too, if I don’t go to the American Wine Society conference that weekend in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, on other subjects you raised: I have a half bottle of 2007 Taylor in the cellar, but that’s it. Beyond that, we’d have to go shoppi...
by dolcetours
19:56 Thu 21 Jan 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seeking recommendations for trip to Oporto
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Seeking recommendations for trip to Oporto

I just returned to NYC from our scouting trip in the Douro, and wanted to thank you all for your tips. There was rain every day and the Douro was near flood-stage, but the welcome was warm at the wineries we got to visit: Niepoort, do Tedo, de la Rosa, Grahams, among many others. We couldn't try out...
by dolcetours
14:12 Sun 03 Jan 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seeking recommendations for trip to Oporto
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Seeking recommendations for trip to Oporto

Thanks for those tips, Alex. You're right about the wine focus; that is what our tours are all about (thus our name, La Dolce Vita Wine Tours). But we do strive to strike a sane and enjoyable balance, and we'll flesh the tour out with a boat ride on the Douro and other activities, which we'll look i...
by dolcetours
14:00 Sun 03 Jan 2010
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newest member says ciao!
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Re: Newest member says ciao!

Hey, G-man, we meet again! Thanks for the tip about :tpf: And Mr. Furrybug, our tour "Passion for Port" runs right at the beginning of the fall season: September 6-11. (If you also happen to be a film buff, that's also when the Douro Film Harvest Festival was held in 2009, so I'm hoping it'll overla...
by dolcetours
21:12 Thu 31 Dec 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seeking recommendations for trip to Oporto
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Seeking recommendations for trip to Oporto

My partner and I are heading to Portugal on January 8 to scout a Port tour for our company La Dolce Vita Wine Tours. I’m interested in hearing recommendations from those of you who have been there before. Which Port firms offer the most interesting visits, from your perspective? Any restaurants in O...
by dolcetours
20:53 Thu 31 Dec 2009
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newest member says ciao!
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Newest member says ciao!

I’m kicking off 2010 by joining this lively group. A good beginning, no? I learned about :tpf: at a wine dinner last fall. One of your members brought a 1980 Gould Campbell. Mmm. Still dreaming about that lovely bottle; want more. I write about wine [www.patriciathomson.net] and I run a boutique win...