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NYC 1985 retro

Post by differentdave » 16:01 Mon 09 Nov 2015

Was wondering if there was any interest in doing a 1985 retrospective on this side of the pond. I can host at my house on Long Island or take the lead on booking a location in Manhattan if its easier for attendees. Was thinking early to middle December. I have about 5-8 different houses from 85 so I can also provide sourcing for people who may want to come but dont have 85 vintage port in their collection. I am also posting this on the other port wine board to maximize possibility of this happening.

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Post by John M » 00:25 Tue 10 Nov 2015

G-Man and Sushi North & I had discussed this long ago. The issue for me will be December--just too busy a time of year. January much better.

I have a Ferreira, Souza, Grahams & Fonseca.

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:32 Tue 10 Nov 2015

FYI
jdaw1, in a PM to [url=http://www.theportforum.com/memberlist.php?mode=group&g=1316]New York tasters[/url], wrote:New Yorkers: FYI, differentdave is arranging a 1985 retrospective. Please reply in that thread rather than to me.

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Post by Chris Doty » 15:11 Tue 10 Nov 2015

Different Dave!

Long time no see, and I like the initiative.

I expect to be in NYC for the holiday season (mid dec to early jan) and would be interested in attending should a suitable date be found. Preference would be Manhattan, but I'm open minded. Also have some friends that might be interested - 85 is a nice mix of" available / cheap-ish / drinking.

Bulk of my port is in storage, but I should have some 85 Dow, Fonseca, and Grahams to hand.

Hope all is well and I look forward to catching up sometime soon

woo woo

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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by John M » 23:34 Tue 10 Nov 2015

There are some 85's at Wine Bid if anyone is so inclined...the usual suspects.

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Post by DRT » 23:43 Tue 10 Nov 2015

Chris Doty wrote:I'm open minded
Could this be a contender for the :tpf: Understatement of the Year Award 2015? :lol:

Woo-woo indeed.
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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by mosesbotbol » 13:51 Wed 11 Nov 2015

I have '85 Hoopers, Croft, and Sandeman
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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by g-man » 03:04 Thu 12 Nov 2015

can certainly do more than one tasting

i have a few 85's sitting around

believe i also have a ramos and a barros
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Post by differentdave » 19:35 Fri 13 Nov 2015

This is looking promising, Moses if youwant to come from Boston please feel free to use my house to sleep at if needed before/after the tasting. WIll compile a list of possible attendees shortly. I would like toto work this around Chris schedule since he is here for a limited time.

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Post by g-man » 23:04 Wed 18 Nov 2015

the palm tribeca is willing to do a byob pre-fixe if we buy the corkage worth in wine off their list.

it'd come out to 80-120$/person (depending on whats ordered)
+ tax + tip
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Post by John M » 14:41 Thu 19 Nov 2015

Nice---I've got two local Port Friends who are interested in joining us.

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Post by g-man » 17:22 Fri 20 Nov 2015

We can certainly split it out to two different tastings

perhaps one with chris and then a separate one with john?

either way, I haven't seen either of you in a long while and it'd be fun to catch up.

Chris, can you post dates in Dec you are free

and John could i trouble you to do dates in Jan?

and you two can fight it out who wants to do a 85' horizontal more.

I can also suggest that perhaps we do a 91' symington line up as having just recently had the TFP 92's i'm curious as to who made the correct decision!
i have the cockburn and the vesuvio 91'
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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by differentdave » 12:46 Mon 23 Nov 2015

G-man thanks for inquiring about the Palm I followed up with Pete as he did not realize I was aslo involved. He will get back to me later this week about updated arrangment and he may even try to work theday of our event. Time and finances may preculde me from attending both events. I will be bringing plus 2 to the 85 tasting more than liekly so it looks like we have enough people. Chris let us know what date(s) work well for you and we will lock in a date.

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Post by Chris Doty » 15:18 Mon 23 Nov 2015

groovy - the palm is solid.

I had been hoping we could do this on Thursday, Dec 17th - does that work for people?

woo woo

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Post by John M » 15:27 Mon 23 Nov 2015

12/17 does not work for me---but you already knew that. :cry:

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Post by g-man » 18:05 Wed 25 Nov 2015

John M wrote:12/17 does not work for me---but you already knew that. :cry:
post another date

or post another thread for another offline
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Post by John M » 16:29 Mon 30 Nov 2015

g-man wrote:
John M wrote:12/17 does not work for me---but you already knew that. :cry:
post another date

or post another thread for another offline
If you are going to do 12/17 and another tasting I would assume you'd rather go into late January/February for the 2nd....so January 23, 30 or 6th (Super Bowl is the 7th if that matters)

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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by John M » 15:05 Thu 10 Dec 2015

What's the plan here???

BYW, Jan 23rd out for me.

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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by John M » 17:11 Thu 17 Dec 2015

SO...is this happening today??

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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by jdaw1 » 18:22 Thu 17 Dec 2015

When I lived in New York there were lots of unambiguously organised tastings.

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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by g-man » 02:07 Mon 21 Dec 2015

mmm no one got back to me,

tho i did end up drinking a 77' smith woodhouse, 70' cockburn, 77' dow, 82' taylor lbv, 2011 quevedo vp

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if anyboyd wishes to join my holiday drinking, it may be best just to post what day you'd like me to show up.
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Re: NYC 1985 retro

Post by John M » 22:26 Tue 22 Dec 2015

I just had a 77 SW last month....Thought is showed quite handsomely. I was wondering what transpired....perhaps late January, early February.

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