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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC - Fall 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 17:32 Fri 15 Mar 2013

Chris Doty wrote:a Saturday/Sunday would make more sense
Several of the UK habitués are typically unavailable at weekends.

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC - Fall 2013

Post by DRT » 18:41 Fri 15 Mar 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
Chris Doty wrote:a Saturday/Sunday would make more sense
Several of the UK habitués are typically unavailable at weekends.
Given that it normally takes five full pages of posts to organise a small tasting in NYC and the fact that half a dozen "UK habitués" have spent a week sending hundreds of emails trying to avoid organising three separate tastings, perhaps we should aim to have these tastings in the same week rather than on the same day?
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC - Fall 2013

Post by Chris Doty » 20:05 Fri 15 Mar 2013

Well, DRT -- it was you who initially proposed the NATO summit, and I think it is both feasible and fun.

If the groupthink is that it is too hard to pull off, so be it, but why people cant block out a lone saturday/sunday with ~6 months notice is a bit of a mystery to me. Let's do this, homey!

simultaneous/identical tastings separated by 5hours/3,000 miles. would be one for the books.

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC - Fall 2013

Post by g-man » 20:18 Fri 15 Mar 2013

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
Chris Doty wrote:a Saturday/Sunday would make more sense
Several of the UK habitués are typically unavailable at weekends.
Given that it normally takes five full pages of posts to organise a small tasting in NYC and the fact that half a dozen "UK habitués" have spent a week sending hundreds of emails trying to avoid organising three separate tastings, perhaps we should aim to have these tastings in the same week rather than on the same day?
5 pages and still someone doesn't show up !
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC - Fall 2013

Post by differentdave » 17:28 Sat 16 Mar 2013

i have a warres 91 as well as few of the more recent releases

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC - Fall 2013

Post by DRT » 18:31 Sat 16 Mar 2013

Chris Doty wrote:Well, DRT -- it was you who initially proposed the NATO summit, and I think it is both feasible and fun.

If the groupthink is that it is too hard to pull off, so be it, but why people cant block out a lone saturday/sunday with ~6 months notice is a bit of a mystery to me. Let's do this, homey!

simultaneous/identical tastings separated by 5hours/3,000 miles. would be one for the books.
I completely agree. It is not my ability to comply that worries me :wink:

A weekend would have the advantage that an afternoon tasting in NYC and an evening tasting in London would be simultaneous tastings that were not separated by 5 hours. Is that simultaneously simultaneous tastings?
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by Chris Doty » 19:19 Tue 19 Mar 2013

I have updated the main post and title to propose Saturday the 14th of September.

I hope this is suitable to all interested parties. If not, please propose a different Fall Saturday.

Woo woo.

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by SushiNorth » 15:12 Sat 23 Mar 2013

After the ACPT tasting, I'd like to suggest we do two additional things for this tasting:

1) Deposits from attendees. I've done it in the past, it works just fine, and everyone understands why it is necessary.

2) Decant in advance -- too many pop-and-pours at the last tasting. We can do this by anyone bringing a bottle (which these days feels like everyone) decanting roughly based on a predetermined schedule, or a reduction in who is bringing the wine, and they dedicate time for proper decanting. We're also far enough away that, should a bottle hand-off need to happen to ensure proper decant times, it's entirely do-able.
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by SushiNorth » 15:16 Sat 23 Mar 2013

Oh, and one more thought.

3) A price for non-drinkers -- some of us have teetotaler partners; let's get a cost for them that would not include wine/corkage.
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by differentdave » 20:21 Sat 23 Mar 2013

plus one on the non wine drinkers, would like to bring my son to one of these (joking of course would be the wife)

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by Chris Doty » 17:58 Sun 24 Mar 2013

SushiNorth wrote:After the ACPT tasting, I'd like to suggest we do two additional things for this tasting:

1) Deposits from attendees. I've done it in the past, it works just fine, and everyone understands why it is necessary.

2) Decant in advance -- too many pop-and-pours at the last tasting. We can do this by anyone bringing a bottle (which these days feels like everyone) decanting roughly based on a predetermined schedule, or a reduction in who is bringing the wine, and they dedicate time for proper decanting. We're also far enough away that, should a bottle hand-off need to happen to ensure proper decant times, it's entirely do-able.
SushiNorth wrote:Oh, and one more thought.

3) A price for non-drinkers -- some of us have teetotaler partners; let's get a cost for them that would not include wine/corkage.
All good ideas

1. I mean, it's a long time off, but I might be so far inclined as to settle all arrangements with the restaurant and the attendees myself, as I do for other tastings I host. It ensures no surprises. Anyway - yes.

2. Naturally, what makes a Saturday 1pm private booking attractive is we can get there when it opens (9am) and begin decanting and getting gitty.

3. My only concern with non wine drinkers is I think there might be a lot of them. To say nothing about the size/capacity of the room. I'm open minded, but skeptical.

4. Dave - youre hysterical. Sure your son's a beast.

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by SushiNorth » 23:50 Sun 24 Mar 2013

Chris Doty wrote: 2. Naturally, what makes a Saturday 1pm private booking attractive is we can get there when it opens (9am) and begin decanting and getting gitty.
3. My only concern with non wine drinkers is I think there might be a lot of them. To say nothing about the size/capacity of the room. I'm open minded, but skeptical.
2) re saturday afternoon -- excellent idea. Wasn't aware you were considering that, but making this a late-lunch tasting would work well.

3) given that by september it would require multiple sitter arrangements, I'm not sure how many of us actually would bring non-drinking SO's, but to not have an option for them explicitly excludes them.
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by Chris Doty » 22:03 Mon 25 Mar 2013

SushiNorth wrote:
2) re saturday afternoon -- excellent idea. Wasn't aware you were considering that, but making this a late-lunch tasting would work well.
Yes - the plan is that this is a 1pm / 6pm tasting in NY/Lon.
SushiNorth wrote: 3) given that by september it would require multiple sitter arrangements, I'm not sure how many of us actually would bring non-drinking SO's, but to not have an option for them explicitly excludes them.
Yes, well, happy to play it by ear. I mean, this is a wine tasting, intended for people who enjoy tasting wine. As this is going to be a fairly large retrospective of Warre's wines, potentially with a special industry guest, and potentially live-linked to another room full of people who enjoy tasting wine, I really can't say that I am going to prioritize the inclusion of people who are entirely uninterested in the primary objective of the tasting (i.e., to consume, enjoy and evaluate fine wines).

We can happily revisit this topic closer to the date, but my intuition is that we will not have sufficient capacity for all the interested drinkers, much less the interested teetotalers.

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by SushiNorth » 21:24 Thu 28 Mar 2013

September 14th problem: Sept 14 is the day of Yom Kippur (it begins the following evening); a major jewish holiday. As such, I would be unable to make it that day. What other days might we consider? I would suggest we take a look at Sep 7 and Sep 28.
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by Chris Doty » 22:02 Thu 28 Mar 2013

Goodness -- how could I have overlooked Yom Kippur?!

Let's try the 28th instead...

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 14th?

Post by SushiNorth » 13:43 Fri 29 Mar 2013

SushiNorth wrote:Sept 14 is the day of Yom Kippur (it begins the following evening)
edit: It begins the PRIOR evening.
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by SushiNorth » 13:43 Fri 29 Mar 2013

Chris Doty wrote:Goodness -- how could I have overlooked Yom Kippur?!

Let's try the 28th instead...
I'm adding that to my calendar now, to ensure the day stays blocked for this event. Thanks chris!
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by John M » 20:45 Wed 03 Apr 2013

Hello All;

I am unable to make the 28th--a family thing I would not miss; c'est la vie. :cry:

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by Chris Doty » 20:56 Wed 03 Apr 2013

John M wrote:Hello All;

I am unable to make the 28th--a family thing I would not miss; c'est la vie. :cry:

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Appreciate the notice John

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by g-man » 20:57 Wed 03 Apr 2013

WIfe just reminded me that #2 of the g-clan may be coming so i'll have to play by ear, but will be happy to contribute bottles for this event.
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by SushiNorth » 21:01 Wed 03 Apr 2013

g-man wrote:WIfe just reminded me that #2 of the g-clan may be coming so i'll have to play by ear, but will be happy to contribute bottles for this event.
Well, maybe we should be aiming a little earlier rather than later?
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by SushiNorth » 14:18 Sun 11 Aug 2013

Just getting the crust stirred up on this...

Are we still game for a late-September Warres tasting?
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by John M » 17:37 Sun 11 Aug 2013

Sept. 28th is out for me...have a family event that weekend. If another date, I will retain my spot as first reserve.

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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by AHB » 22:36 Mon 12 Aug 2013

SushiNorth wrote:Just getting the crust stirred up on this...

Are we still game for a late-September Warres tasting?
Weekends are always difficult times for me to take part in port tastings, but I'm game to try to participate in a virtual offine.
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Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Post by AHB » 10:24 Mon 09 Sep 2013

I'm updating the offlines summary and don't know whether I should be including this one as a definite future offline with an agreed date, or as a future offline idea. Has anything progressed?
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