Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W

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Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W

Post by jdaw1 » 05:51 Wed 12 Nov 2008

Renamed from ‟Let’s all drink JDAW’s port (New York)” to ‟Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre” after RonnieRoots’ first post.
And on Wed 17th Dec renamed from ‟Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre” to ‟Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W”.


It is possible that, some time in 2009 Q2, I shall be returning to the old world. One possibility is that all my port could travel with me. Another is that some of it forms the core of some tastings, here in the new world under its new President(-to-be). Possible themes include:
  • 1977 Horizontal:
    • Warre;
    • Taylor;
    • Fonseca;
    • Quinta do Cachão;
    • Smith Woodhouse;
    • Niepoort;
    • Ferreira.
  • Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre:
    • 1948:
      • Taylor;
      • Fonseca (not necessarily available might be reserved for non-NY use);
    • 1963:
      • Taylor;
    • 1966:
      • Warre;
      • Taylor;
      • Fonseca;
    • 1977:
      • Warre;
      • Taylor;
      • Fonseca;
    • 1985:
      • Warre;
      • Fonseca.
  • Graham:
    • 1970;
    • 1985;
    • 1994.
Are any folks around here willing to help with the drinking? (An eleven-bottle tasting is a little much by myself. Derek and I, perhaps, but by myself is arguably OTT.) What dates work, excluding the last weekend of January and the first ten days of February?

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Post by g-man » 05:59 Wed 12 Nov 2008

did warre declare a 48?

The 63 looks readily available too, as does a 63 Fonseca.
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Post by g-man » 06:04 Wed 12 Nov 2008

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Re: Let’s all drink JDAW’s port (New York)

Post by jdaw1 » 06:14 Wed 12 Nov 2008

Oh, you don’t want to drink that stuff you have organic chemistry exams. Revision is very important, you know. :-)

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Post by g-man » 06:18 Wed 12 Nov 2008

jdaw1 wrote:2009 Q2
Class ends 2008 Q4 =)
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Re: Let’s all drink JDAW’s port (New York)

Post by RonnieRoots » 06:38 Wed 12 Nov 2008

LadyR and I will visit the former colonies of New Amsterdam somewhere in April (most possibly starting April 16th until April 22nd or 23rd). And, of course, we're most interested in an offline.

As for themes: 1977 has recently been done, and Graham is not a personal favourite, so we would have a distinct preference for a 'classic year - classic shipper' theme. We would be most happy to adopt a bottle or two from the given line-up.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 06:44 Wed 12 Nov 2008

Renamed from ‟Let’s all drink JDAW’s port (New York)” to ‟Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre”.

It won’t be adoptions. I’m bringing all or nearly all, with costs being split.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by benread » 06:49 Wed 12 Nov 2008

Are you coming back for the Ashes series?!
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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by RonnieRoots » 06:55 Wed 12 Nov 2008

Suits me perfectly. :)

I'll inform LadyR that Liver-Training needs to be done beforehand.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by SushiNorth » 14:04 Wed 12 Nov 2008

I doubt it needs to be said, but if one or more tastings are held I'd look forward to attending :)
Cost-split sounds like the ideal approach, if a bottle needs to be brought in from outside your collection (to complete a tasting set) that can just be factored in.

Also, if you are not fond of Graham, then a suitable way should be found for it to make it to a tasting (thus avoiding your having to transport it AND drink it).

Might I also propose we do some drinkings, instead of just tastings, where the goal would be to have a fun evening together (with port being a primary beverage) rather than a scientific trial between purple adversaries :)
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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 14:40 Wed 12 Nov 2008

SushiNorth wrote:Might I also propose we do some drinkings, instead of just tastings, where the goal would be to have a fun evening together (with port being a primary beverage) rather than a scientific trial between purple adversaries :)
But a tasting is ‟a fun evening together”.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by JohninNYC » 14:51 Wed 12 Nov 2008

Weekends generally work best for me. Right now, Mon/Tues?Wed evenings work but not Thurs/Fri. I do not have my mid-week schedule yet for next term. I am very interested in knowing once the date is set for jdaw's tastings. Meanwhile, see you Nov 22nd! :)
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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by aldukes » 18:37 Wed 12 Nov 2008

wow. This would be quite the tasting to introduce myself at. My schedule is never consistent- so I'll know when the date is set.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 19:25 Wed 12 Nov 2008

One of the possibilities not favoured in this thread is now the star of 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by jfacciol » 23:59 Wed 12 Nov 2008

There is one more possible theme that comes out of Julian's American stash: a Graham vertical. I have 1a number of the years that Julian does not have starting with 1963. As Graham is my favorite house, this would be of great interest to me.

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Post by TBird » 00:53 Thu 13 Nov 2008

i'll be there, any day of the week! :)
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Post by jdaw1 » 03:11 Thu 13 Nov 2008

And the last of the possibilities listed in the first post is now the star of Graham vertical in New York.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by SEAN C. » 15:37 Thu 13 Nov 2008

Wow ..I've got to make it to this one!
Is this a permanent vacation in the UK?

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by Andy Velebil » 15:53 Thu 13 Nov 2008

If my work allows, I will try to make this one. You leaving the states for good???

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 15:58 Thu 13 Nov 2008

Maybe. Possibly. Probably. And family Paris more likely than the UK.

But New York tastings will continue, driven forward by g-man and the crew.

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Re: Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre

Post by SushiNorth » 18:27 Wed 17 Dec 2008

Target date for this tasting: Saturday, April 18th.
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Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W

Post by jdaw1 » 19:09 Wed 17 Dec 2008

Saturday 18th April 2008 works for me. Done.

And thread re-titled to ‟Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W”.

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Re: Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W

Post by jfacciol » 14:39 Thu 18 Dec 2008

Having now finally pulled out next year's date book, I see that I will have to pass on April 18.
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Re: Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W

Post by Glenn E. » 17:43 Thu 18 Dec 2008

I move that the tasting be re-named "Classic W, T, F years."

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Re: Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W

Post by RonnieRoots » 11:00 Mon 22 Dec 2008

OK, Saturday 18th April 2009 is noted. Our tickets are booked, and we will be there. Looking forward to it!

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