Humblebragging here in NY

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Humblebragging here in NY

Post by g-man » 05:54 Thu 22 Nov 2018

I've always wanted to do this seeing how you guys over on the fun side of the pond have such great cellars and offlines whereas I struggle to round up folks in NY!

But I've managed to pick up a bottle of 96' Dows.

1896 that is =P
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Post by flash_uk » 09:10 Thu 22 Nov 2018

Come on over Jeff. We’ll help you take care of that one 😁

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Post by g-man » 09:24 Thu 22 Nov 2018

I am definitely long due for a visit, I believe it's been almost 10 years since i've been back to London
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Re: Humblebragging here in NY

Post by AHB » 21:29 Sun 02 Dec 2018

I don't have any Dow quite so old, but if you decide to open it — New York or London — I'll pony up a Dow 1908 to go alongside it. I've long wanted to try the 1908 and being paired with the 1896 would be a great way to try it.

PS - if New York would probably need to be late Oct 2019 or after.
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Post by g-man » 00:25 Tue 04 Dec 2018

Let's see how my schedule next year turns out! Or if any folks would like to swing by NY!
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Post by Andy Velebil » 06:43 Tue 04 Dec 2018

I would need some advanced notice and if work complies, I haven’t been to NY in ages.


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Post by AHB » 14:46 Tue 04 Dec 2018

The October 2019 school break (say weekend of 26-27 October or a day the following week) might work well for me to be in NY. It's a while — maybe 10 years — since I was last there.
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Post by g-man » 01:18 Wed 05 Dec 2018

If we're having folks meeting us from the US west coast and across the atlantic, perhaps NY would be the best place?

I'll pencil it in!
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:03 Fri 07 Dec 2018

The Book wrote:A Miscellany of Wine (1932), C. W. Berry, pages 75-76:
No, never recork wine if it can be avoided; however much care is exercised, the old wine must, perforce, be exposed to the air, much of the concentrated “ethers” (the beauty sleep, as it were, of the wine) escape, with the result that the wine never will be as good as it was before the operation.

… Some years ago a client living in the south of Ireland wrote to my firm, instructing them to send a man with the necessary material to recork about fifty dozen Port (1896 Dow). We replied that before doing so we would like to see a bottle so as to satisfy ourselves that it was really necessary, adding that the wine would lose its pedigree and certainly its commercial value. He refused to send a bottle, I imagine for one of two reasons:—

1. That it was like our impertinence not to accept his word that the wine required recorking.

2. That he would be d—d if he would send us a bottle of his ’ninety-six to drink at his expense.

We refused to send a man, but added that the writer would be in the south of Ireland in a few weeks’ time and would call. So it was left, and I duly presented myself at the Castle. Three of us (the Squire, the butler and I) made our way to the cellar; the butler was ordered to draw a cork; he tried—the cork broke in pieces. “As I explained,” expostulated the Squire, “and you would not believe me.” “May I try,” I asked. “To be sure,” says he. Taking my own corkscrew from my pocket, I inserted it in the cork of the bottle which he had handed to me, and without any difficulty extracted the cork—whole—a beautiful cork.

The entire fault lay with the corkscrew; his butler was using a gimlet-like instrument in order to extract an old cork, instead of using a wide-thread screw. I believe as often as not that this is where the fault is to be found.

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