New York again, Easter

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 12:36 Fri 08 Jan 2016

1978 Nacional: time to drink it.
1994 Fonseca: nowhere near time to drink it.
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by jdaw1 » 12:38 Fri 08 Jan 2016

djewesbury wrote:1994 Fonseca: nowhere near time to drink it.
One should not be drinking 1994 Fonseca. But would it be appropriate to have, watchfully, a quality-control sample?

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 17:17 Sat 09 Jan 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:1994 Fonseca: nowhere near time to drink it.
One should not be drinking 1994 Fonseca. But would it be appropriate to have, watchfully, a quality-control sample?
Good point; against a control of, say, 78 Nacional?
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Chris Doty » 20:08 Fri 12 Feb 2016

Love the initiative.

I have recently returned to s/c india, but expect to be in nyc from march 24th-april 2nd, the only dates i know now that would not work for me would be the 24th and 31st

April 1 works, pre 1990 works.

would be great to catch up with everyone (jay hack!?! long time no see, broseph)

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 16:13 Wed 24 Feb 2016

Has this thread died, even after the intervention of Doty? Cmon New York, what gives huh?
I'm now going Upstate between the 28th and 30th or so.. 1st is still a possibility for me.
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by John M » 02:21 Thu 25 Feb 2016

I am unable to attend....my apologies.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 10:19 Tue 01 Mar 2016

No apologies needed John, there is nothing to attend!
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by jdaw1 » 14:23 Tue 01 Mar 2016

djewesbury wrote:No apologies needed John, there is nothing to attend!
But you should write a review, describing the Ports you didn’t taste, the people who didn’t come, the restaurant you didn’t visit, etc.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by PhilW » 14:56 Tue 01 Mar 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:No apologies needed John, there is nothing to attend!
But you should write a review, describing the Ports you didn’t taste, the people who didn’t come, the restaurant you didn’t visit, etc.
Perhaps there could be an art installation (empty room) displaying them, to run alongside this and here; I seem to remember a similar piece in Cologne also. If it proved valuable, I have plenty of similar pieces in my loft which would available to offers.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 17:04 Tue 01 Mar 2016

I've done it already. Can you not see it?
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 16:24 Tue 08 Mar 2016

Apr 1st should work on my end

Do we have a short list of interested parties?

- Djewsbury
- C Doty
- adding myself
- anyone else?

Anyone heard from/is in contact w differentdave, sushi or gman?

have far too much port to drink in my lifetime at my pace of the last 9 months... can use some momentum to get me drinking again!

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:44 Tue 08 Mar 2016

Miguel Simoes wrote:have far too much port to drink in my lifetime at my pace of the last 9 months... can use some momentum to get me drinking again!
Suggestion: you choose a theme for which you can provide all the bottles; provide all the bottles; choose a fair price and tell the others of it; they to bring $.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 02:30 Wed 09 Mar 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
Miguel Simoes wrote:have far too much port to drink in my lifetime at my pace of the last 9 months... can use some momentum to get me drinking again!
Suggestion: you choose a theme for which you can provide all the bottles; provide all the bottles; choose a fair price and tell the others of it; they to bring $.
mini Graham vertical '70, '77, '83 (can add '94 if enough attendees)
total bw participants $220 (add $65 if '94 needed)

Theme/price appealing enough?

Also, how do i get into that group of NYC port tasters? Was looking and could see the people in it but couldnt find my way into it.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Chris Doty » 03:26 Wed 09 Mar 2016

Miguel Simoes wrote:
mini Graham vertical '70, '77, '83 (can add '94 if enough attendees)
total bw participants $220 (add $65 if '94 needed)

Theme/price appealing enough?
Sounds like a steal to me!

I should have the 60, 63, 66 to add (though likely at least one of those is in storage), as well as ~6-8 interested friends. next comes venue...

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 02:22 Thu 10 Mar 2016

Your bottles are great, we have ourselves a nice lineup forming here.

And w your gang we'll def have critical mass to make this happen.

Options for venue... Thinking we'll have to go more upscale than usual. Apr 1st will be a Friday, It'll be restaurant prime time.

Anyone have an issue w steak? Wolfgangs in Tribeca has a separate room that we could try to get for ourselves. The Palm in midtown has some nice rooms too. If we end up being more like 10 or under we could prob go for something like the private room at Aldea (portuguese restaurant so especially appropriate).

What we really need now is a proper show of hands.

Anyone can send a PM to the people in the NY tasters group, see if anyone else is in? Chris, can you get a show of hands within your friends? Ill do the same on my end.

Daniel and others, can we still count on you?

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Chris Doty » 04:49 Thu 10 Mar 2016

Sounds good Miguel -

Regarding venue, Friday night will make things tough, but NorthSquare has a private room that we've used to good effect in the past.

Another place to check w/ would be Amali (60th btwn Park and Lex).

Trying to think where else...has been too long!

Sarabeth's maybe

Maybe Houstons

Those places are generally good / flexible / free (?) on corkage (if you tell em you'll tip >30%, cash)

Once we have venue/price, I can firm up the heads. We should book a room for 12, and maybe we settle on 8-10 firm.

How's that sound?

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by jdaw1 » 10:23 Thu 10 Mar 2016

Sent:[quote="In a PM to New York tasters entitled "Fri Apr 1st, Graham vertical, NYC”, jdaw1"]Plans are being made for a Graham vertical in NYC on Friday 1st April 2016.

If you can join, please say so in the thread.[/quote]

As Daniel will be travelling, I’ll make the placemats. When known tell me location, people, and bottles.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by J a y H a c k » 12:16 Thu 10 Mar 2016

Should be OK for me as of now but I own no Graham so I will have to find something.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by mosesbotbol » 13:06 Thu 10 Mar 2016

Is there a set venue yet? I may be able to attend. I have plenty of Grahams pre 1990...
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 13:50 Thu 10 Mar 2016

I am beside myself with glee that we seem to have hauled this one out of the fire. I was starting to make other plans.

Ok, I will update the first post and combine information from recent posts when I get the time (this will not be before Sunday, especially since the Forum seems to be so exceptionally slow today and I am so exceptionally busy).

Can we get a firm steer on venue in the meantime - if it were not prohibitively upmarket that would be better, I'd like to invite a novice or two (I will provide) and I don't want to put them off with exorbitant restaurant bills. On the other hand if the majority opinion of the native New Yorkers is that we need to go a little upscale, then I'll bow to that wisdom. Some of you met Conor before, I'm going to see if he's available, also my friend Mark with whom I'll be staying.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by pianoaes » 14:05 Thu 10 Mar 2016

That would be a perfect date for me resides in New York! Very excited about finally meeting some of my port friends! Kindly let me know where and what time? About how many people do you have at these events? Thank you in advance Arlene

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by John M » 14:38 Thu 10 Mar 2016

I will be unable to attend...off on holiday. :evil:

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by J a y H a c k » 16:43 Thu 10 Mar 2016

OK. I am trying to buy a 1985, which is the only Grahams that is available at the current Acker Internet Auction. I have generally had good luck with Port from that auction in the past. So long as one of the rest of you does not stomp on my bid, I should get that - although there is this one guy who seems to like to spike me at the last minute and if I ever find out who he is, he will be singing soprano in the Eunuch chorus at the NYC Opera when they reopen it.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 17:59 Thu 10 Mar 2016

J a y H a c k wrote:although there is this one guy who seems to like to spike me at the last minute and if I ever find out who he is, he will be singing soprano in the Eunuch chorus at the NYC Opera when they reopen it.
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 18:04 Thu 10 Mar 2016

On my end looking like myself plus 3 friends (Daniel Ron, Ryan Bronz, Deena Malkina). Will update if changes.

I can provide bottles for the 4 above tho one would be the 1994.

Are we necessarily one person/bottle? I've found it tends to be a good deal more Port than i can stomach. How do you guys typically do it?

Let me run a quick check on venues.
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