New York again, Easter

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by J a y H a c k » 22:39 Tue 22 Mar 2016

Anyone up for infanticide? I just found a lot at the Zachy's auction that is "mixed port" with a bottle of 2003 Graham thrown in. The lot is:

1 Warres Quinta Da Cavadinha 1995 750ml
2 Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas 1995 750ml
1 Taylor Fladgate 1997 375ml
1 Fonseca 1997 375ml
1 Warres 1997 375ml
1 Quinta do Vesuvio Port 2003 750ml
1 Dow 2003 750ml
1 Graham Port 2003 750ml

Assume with premium and tax the whole lot costs about $310. Since I live near their warehouse. I could pick it up on time even though the auction ends on the 28th. It's not that I need the rest of the bottles, but I could probably find people who want to get them as gifts.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 12:05 Wed 23 Mar 2016

The Players' Club told me this:

Our Kintsler Room is available on Friday, April 1st.

· Room Charge $1,200.00

· 2 X Server @ $35 per hour (minimum 4 hours)

· Menu attached.

This works out at over $100 each before we've eaten or drunk anything!

I travel to New York tomorrow morning. At this point I'm willing to cut out guests if we end up with a less extortionate evening - in which case I'll bring just my G55. If possible, could we confirm venue and guests as soon as possible? I'll be out of contact some of the next week.

Looking forward to this!
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 12:11 Wed 23 Mar 2016

I should have said - the supply of bottles here is very heavily weighted to two people, Chris and Miguel. I can bring a 63 in addition to my 55, which evens things out; Chris, you can keep your 63 back in that case. Perhaps I'll just pack the 63 anyway, in case this message isn't read / replied to before I leave.

So -

are we still 9 people?
are we still at Lupulo?
are we OK for glassware?
do we want a 2003? (personally I'd say no, I don't see much point in trying these yet)

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 12:32 Wed 23 Mar 2016

Let me reach out to Lupulo and see what the max party size for which they'd be OK not renting glassware. When I reached out to them last week w a target party size of 10-15 people they couldnt swing it. Glassware rental will be at least $225 (regardless of quantity, they've told me)

Love Jay Hack's enthusiasm but agree w no 2003. I own one that I could contribute but dont think it'll fit in well. Even my 1994 I will only take along if people are especially keen on it.

Sounds like in attendance
- Miguel Simoes (70, 77, 83 + 94 if needed)
- Chris Doty (60, 66 - Daniel is bringing a 63)
- Daniel Jewesbury (55, 63)
- Jay Hack (85)
- Arlene (you have a bottle you'd like to bring? looking to adopt?)
- Moses Botbol (can you make it??)

Not in attendance but generously wishing to contribute a bottle
- Jeff (g-man)

At this point looking like potentially 9 bottles for 5-6 of us. We're fast approaching London-like bottle/person ratios!

Chris, Arlene and Moses, can we hear from you guys reg the above?

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 15:35 Wed 23 Mar 2016

Thanks Miguel, shaping up nicely.

Placemat King, can you update as per above?
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 18:18 Wed 23 Mar 2016

Lupulo has about 40 Port glasses in house. I can take aprox 30.

If there's 6 of us and 9 bottles, we'll need 54 glasses which we should be able to cover easily.

Let me check w them reg menu but seems like we're set. A reminder that we should look to get there 830pm.

Chris, Arlene and Moses, can you pls let me know where you stand (per the questions above)?

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 19:12 Wed 23 Mar 2016

Thanks again Miguel!
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by jdaw1 » 19:16 Wed 23 Mar 2016

Placemats updated. Please check carefully.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 19:35 Wed 23 Mar 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats updated. Please check carefully.
Thank you. Seems correct to my eye.
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by jdaw1 » 22:06 Wed 23 Mar 2016

Expecting that printing would be in New York, the placemats are on 8½″×11″. Somebody with access to that paper size should be appointed the task of printing.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Chris Doty » 14:26 Fri 25 Mar 2016

Miguel Simoes wrote: - Chris Doty (60, 66 - Daniel is bringing a 63)
My 66 is in storage, it turns out. I have 60 and 63 (and 70, 85, etc), but no 66 to hand, I'm afraid. I may be visiting storage before the event, and if so will update you, but at the moment it is unavailable.

Looking forward to it! Have we arranged pricing/menus?

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 14:55 Fri 25 Mar 2016

Chris Doty wrote:
Miguel Simoes wrote: - Chris Doty (60, 66 - Daniel is bringing a 63)
My 66 is in storage, it turns out. I have 60 and 63 (and 70, 85, etc), but no 66 to hand, I'm afraid. I may be visiting storage before the event, and if so will update you, but at the moment it is unavailable.

Looking forward to it! Have we arranged pricing/menus?
My 55 and 63 have arrived safely in New York. Do we want to double up on another vintage to replace the 66 or should we not worry?

A summary of pricing / menus would indeed be handy, I've lost track of both.
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 13:53 Sat 26 Mar 2016

I am being told by Lupulo that if we go for their $95/person menu they'll figure a way that we dont have to pay the glass rental charge. There will be no corkage fee or min spend.

Count on that for now food-wise, details below.

So, full details are
830pm Friday Apr 1st (Ill try to get there around 8pm, others feel free to do the same)
Lupulo (http://www.lupulonyc.com/) - northwest corner of 29th st and 6th av. The closest subway stations are 34th st. (A, C, E) and 28th st (1). Paid parking is also available directly behind the restaurant on 29th st.

Details of the $95/person menu are as follows:
Apps: Olives, Benton's Smokey Ham
First: Red Snapper Crudo (had it before and it was delicious), Chef Salad
Main: Rotisserie Dry Aged Rib-Eye OR Whole Roasted Lamb OR Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (all w veggies and roasted potatoes)
Dessert: Filhoses, Pastéis de Nata
There will be no corkage fee or min spend.

Need a final show of hands (especially from Arlene and Moses Botbol). Also, those bringing bottles, can you guys name the $$ for your bottles?

- Miguel Simoes (70, 77, 83 - $220)
- Chris Doty (60, 66? - would be awesome if you could get to your 66!)
- Daniel Jewesbury (55, 63)
- Jay Hack (85)
- Arlene (you have a bottle you'd like to bring? looking to adopt?)
- Moses Botbol (can you make it??)

If Moses is in we should have room for 2 more... I can guarantee one of those spots.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 18:48 Sun 27 Mar 2016

Updates:
Moses Botbol wont be able to make it.
Arlene and her husban Stephan will be able to make it and will bring a bottle TBD.
Daniel Ron, my friend, will be joining.
Main course will be Rotisserie Dry Aged Rib-Eye and there will be some Bolinhos de Bacalhau added as appetizers.


Full details as of Mar 27th
830pm Friday Apr 1st (Ill try to get there around 8pm, others feel free to do the same)
Lupulo (http://www.lupulonyc.com/) - northwest corner of 29th st and 6th av. The closest subway stations are 34th st. (A, C, E) and 28th st (1). Paid parking is also available directly behind the restaurant on 29th st.

Details of the $95/person menu are as follows:
Apps: Olives, Bolinhos de Bacalhau, Benton's Smokey Ham
First: Red Snapper Crudo (had it before and it was delicious), Chef Salad
Main: Rotisserie Dry Aged Rib-Eye (w veggies and roasted potatoes)
Dessert: Filhoses, Pastéis de Nata
There will be no corkage fee or min spend.

Attending (those bringing bottles pls say how much $$)
- Miguel Simoes + Daniel Ron (70, 77, 83 - $220)
- Chris Doty (60, 66? - would be awesome if you could get to your 66!)
- Daniel Jewesbury (55, 63)
- Jay Hack (85)
- Arlene and Stephan Basset (will bring 1 bottle TBD)

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 19:15 Sun 27 Mar 2016

My 55 and 63 came to about $200 together.

I will ask my friend Mark if he wants to join; but do we have a bottle shortage??
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 01:38 Mon 28 Mar 2016

djewesbury wrote:My 55 and 63 came to about $200 together. I will ask my friend Mark if he wants to join; but do we have a bottle shortage??
By London standards we may have such a shortage. We're at 8 bottles/8 people right now.

Two more bottles may still show up:
- Chris Doty has a 66 in storage that he may end up bringing
- Jeff-G mentioned he'd drop one at the restaurant even if he didnt make it to the tasting... he did exactly that last year (and it was gorgeous! a 1908 VP iirc)

What do you guys think? Should i bring my 94 back? One bottle per person should be ok, no?

Great to have your friend Mark join. That puts us at capacity. Speaking of which, more than 8 bottles and we may run into glassware issues at the restaurant.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by djewesbury » 03:06 Mon 28 Mar 2016

Rather than run into glassware issues, I would drink one and empty the glass...
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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 20:43 Mon 28 Mar 2016

All, we're all set w Lupulo. Party of 8 at 830pm Friday.
Reservation is final and my credit card is about to be on the hook for $1042.45 (comes to $130/person inclusive of tax and tip - they charge tip on waived corkage fee - oh well)
Looking fwd to seeing you all there!

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by jdaw1 » 21:55 Mon 28 Mar 2016

Please confirm the placemats have correct details.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Chris Doty » 00:07 Wed 30 Mar 2016

all sounds good to me. have at least 3 guests (sarah, michael and tobey).

they can adopt from me or buy in, as you prefer

woo woo

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 01:49 Wed 30 Mar 2016

Chris Doty wrote:all sounds good to me. have at least 3 guests (sarah, michael and tobey).
they can adopt from me or buy in, as you prefer
woo woo
Chris, I would love to make this wider but not sure it will be feasible at this point.

I had to give a final count to the restaurant on Sunday and there were just 8 of us.

Also they will likely bump into glassware issues. I specifically mentioned back on Mar 23rd that "When I reached out to them last week w a target party size of 10-15 people they couldnt swing it. Glassware rental will be at least $225 (regardless of quantity, they've told me)"

Would you be willing to take on the glassware charge if needed to accommodate your friends? Also would be great if they could adopt from you, otherwise there will only be 8 bottles for 11 people. We should keep it to at least 1 bottle/person.

Please let me know reg the above so I can reach out to Lupulo in knowledge of all facts.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by J a y H a c k » 11:59 Wed 30 Mar 2016

OK experts. How would you like me to decant the 1985. I can do it at any time during the day into a stoppered decanter and bring it either in the decanter or pour back into the bottle after cleaning out the crud.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Chris Doty » 13:04 Wed 30 Mar 2016

Ok chaps, I'm afraid I am going to have to bow out.

I will read the notes with interest!

Enjoy

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 14:48 Wed 30 Mar 2016

Chris Doty wrote:Ok chaps, I'm afraid I am going to have to bow out.
I will read the notes with interest!
Enjoy
You'll be missed.

Have to ask that you paypal me $130 for the vacant spot that you're leaving behind. I'll PM you the email address.

Guys, if you have someone else that can fill Chris' spot pls let me know. I'll give Chris' $130 back if we're able to find someone.

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Re: New York again, Easter

Post by Miguel Simoes » 15:06 Wed 30 Mar 2016

J a y H a c k wrote:OK experts. How would you like me to decant the 1985. I can do it at any time during the day into a stoppered decanter and bring it either in the decanter or pour back into the bottle after cleaning out the crud.
I'll welcome some expert advice too reg my 70, 77 and 83. My current intention is to have them in decanter overnight the night before (9pm - 6am), then pour back into the bottles. Would that be reasonable?

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