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by J a y H a c k
22:05 Tue 07 Jun 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 25 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 7660

Re: June 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting

I will be around but have three dinners that week already so not the best date choice. If you have some dry Portuguese wines, my wife will come, but she hates drinking that cough syrup.
by J a y H a c k
17:06 Sun 22 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Eleven to the dozen
Replies: 3
Views: 3789

Re: Eleven to the dozen

I dropped a bottle of 1951 Offley on my cellar floor, but I never worked for Sandeman, so I declare, "Not it."
by J a y H a c k
17:03 Sun 22 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York Suburbs, Sunday, May 29
Replies: 3
Views: 2709

New York Suburbs, Sunday, May 29

I have emailed or spoken to some of you already, but in case I missed you, we are having an epic wine gathering in my back yard on Sunday, May 29. Port, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Roussane, Marsane, Viognier, Nebbiolo, Zinfandel, Sangoivese, Merlot. We'll even allow Pinot Noir...
by J a y H a c k
11:58 Wed 20 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 25 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 7660

Re: June 2016 NYC Cockburn tasting

No cockburn but interested and will search.
by J a y H a c k
19:33 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 11803

Re: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham

fresh dipped chocolate covered bacon for dessert. Did you know that fresh-dipped chocolate-covered bacon for dessert protects against smallpox? Very healthy indeed — should be part of every child’s immunisation program. And I need a booster shot. The proof is here: http://www.wineberserkers.com/for...
by J a y H a c k
16:00 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 11803

Re: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham

Since there were a variety of complaints about how Jeff did not show up, I will give him another chance, or perhaps give you another chance to meet him if he shows up. We will be having a massive wine gathering the weekend of Memorial Day including Sunday May 29 in my back yard. It will be a wine fr...
by J a y H a c k
19:47 Mon 04 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 11803

Re: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham

g-man wrote:mm the host didnt give you guys the bottle i dropped off???!?
Yes. We got it. Very nice. My wife, who was not there, would have loved it. She's big on not-ports from Portugal. I just never got a photo of the bottle so I did not remember what it was and couldn't write a note about it.
by J a y H a c k
22:42 Sat 02 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 11803

THE PORT FORUM DOES GRAHAMS VP IN NYC

THE PORT FORUM DOES GRAHAMS VP IN NYC - Lupulo Restaurant, NYC (4/1/2016) The Port Forum put together a Grahams semi-vertical to welcome Daniel Jewesbury of Belfast, Ireland, to New York City. He carried with him a 1955 and a 1963. Miguel added a 1970, 1977 and 1983, while I managed to snag a 1985 ...
by J a y H a c k
20:04 Fri 01 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

By the way, my bottle cost $80.68 all in with tax.
by J a y H a c k
20:01 Fri 01 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

I decanted the 1985 at 2 pm this afternoon. I will pour back into the bottle at about 6 pm. The Port came out clean with little crud through unbleached cheesecloth, but when I rinsed out the bottle, there was a ton of crap in the bottom. The bottle had been sitting upright in my office for about 10 ...
by J a y H a c k
01:43 Thu 31 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

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.
Come on guys. I need some help here!
by J a y H a c k
11:59 Wed 30 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

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.
by J a y H a c k
22:39 Tue 22 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

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...
by J a y H a c k
04:04 Mon 14 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

I won the bid on the 1985 Grahams at the auction that closed today, so i can bring that. I have not seen the bottle yet but I should be able to have it at my office by the end of the week.
by J a y H a c k
16:43 Thu 10 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

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...
by J a y H a c k
12:16 Thu 10 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

Should be OK for me as of now but I own no Graham so I will have to find something.
by J a y H a c k
00:29 Fri 08 Jan 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 51635

Re: New York again, Easter

I need an excuse to open one of my 1994 Fonsecas since I have had them since release and I have never tasted it, and my wife hates port so we do not drink it at home. This could be an excuse.
by J a y H a c k
14:04 Sat 17 Mar 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY : March 17th ACPT: A full decade of Taylors
Replies: 109
Views: 24511

Re: NY : March 17th ACPT: A full decade of Taylors

How about glasses? Should I shlepp some? Also, I've got a bunch of the 1995 Vargellas, not the VV, that I bought cheap. Should I bring it also?
by J a y H a c k
04:00 Wed 30 Nov 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: ACPT Tasting, NYC, March 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 9469

Re: ACPT Tasting, NYC, March 2012

Sounds like fun. Maybe I can avoid another gall bladder removal this March. I have only one, right? :roll: I have no opinion on horizontal, vertical, diagonal or round the maypole. I'm trying to think of a good spot. I have had some good luck with Rothmann's steakhouse in midtown for a few of the Le...
by J a y H a c k
15:19 Sun 20 Mar 2011
Forum: Reviews
Topic: NYC Dow Vertical -- 50 years of Dow Classics
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

Re: NYC Dow Vertical -- 50 years of Dow Classics

Come on guys, where are the notes!! I'm sitting here in a hospital bed not having had anything to eat or drink for two days, and only a bowl of rice in the day before that, and you guys are stalling with the notes so I can't even live vicariously. Every one of my doctors who I complained to about mi...
by J a y H a c k
04:20 Mon 14 Feb 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1937 Ramos Pinto Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 2018

1937 Ramos Pinto Colheita

1937 Ramos-Pinto Porto Colheita - Portugal, Douro, Porto (2/7/2011) Josh Leder poured this as the dessert wine at the end of his stupendous line up for the February edition of Leo's Blind Tasting Club. I do not have the full line up written down, but it went from Marcassin to Coche to Gaja and Giac...
by J a y H a c k
04:07 Sun 13 Feb 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Dow Tasting Mar 19th, 2011
Replies: 71
Views: 15637

Re: NY Dow Tasting Mar 19th, 2011

I think we will be better off with the private room because it will give us more peace and quiet to savor the wines, but I will go with the flow, so to speak. As to menu, whatever other people decide is fine with me.
by J a y H a c k
23:29 Wed 12 Jan 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Dow Tasting Mar 19th, 2011
Replies: 71
Views: 15637

Re: NY Dow Tasting (2011)

. . . would Saturday March 19th be possible? It happens that it is also the night of Purim, a day when we jews are SUPPOSED to get drunk . . . I concur. An excellent choice. I had planned to have another wine bash that evening to celebrate the holiday, but it fell through, so I vote for the 19th. I...
by J a y H a c k
20:59 Wed 12 Jan 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY Dow Tasting Mar 19th, 2011
Replies: 71
Views: 15637

Re: NY Dow Tasting (2011)

I am interested. It depends on the exact date but it looks good for now. The only Dow I have in my collection is the 2000. I would be willing to sacrifice a bottle of that on the altar of educational curiosity if the infanticide will not upset too many people.