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by Miguel Simoes
20:37 Tue 24 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York Suburbs, Sunday, May 29
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: New York Suburbs, Sunday, May 29

sadly wont be able to join as ill be in Portugal w wife and kids
by Miguel Simoes
01:44 Wed 20 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 25 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 2648

Re: June 2016 NYC Cockburn tasting

this sounds real fun. i have no cockburn of my own to contribute tho. have a v nice half bottle of 1952 Kopke Colheita that i could contribute... i may be getting ahead of myself as long island would be a ways away from NJ and the wife would have to be in on the deal, but excited about it nonetheles...
by Miguel Simoes
00:08 Fri 08 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 2784

Re: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham

Jay, Can people please post their decant times on the other bottles? Mine were cheesecloth filtered into decanter around 9pm the night before and poured back into their cleaned bottles around 6am the day of the tasting. Had some of my leftover 1983 last night and it was still rocking. In this quirky...
by Miguel Simoes
23:17 Mon 04 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 2784

Re: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham

ah good to know thanks! Thank you, Jeff! Next time we have to make sure you're able to participate. It's two tastings in a row that you weren't able to make and to which you contributed great wine. Your 2009 Vale do Meão was great. Still young but not crazy fruity. It was the perfect match for the ...
by Miguel Simoes
23:48 Fri 01 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Thanks Jeff. Looking fwd to it.
by Miguel Simoes
18:25 Thu 31 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Yes, under Miguel Simoes

You rock Jeff. Wish you could make the tasting!
by Miguel Simoes
12:48 Thu 31 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Wonderful that your friend is coming. We have room for one more still, pls feel free to extend an extra invite - first come, first served. Trying to keep up with your changing: please tell me what and who is in. Attending (those bringing bottles pls say how much $$) - Miguel Simoes + Daniel Ron (70,...
by Miguel Simoes
01:21 Thu 31 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

We have 7 bottles for 7 people at this point with an extra bottle potentially from Jeff G. Daniel, was counting your friend Mark as one of the participants. Can you pls confirm that he is indeed coming? We have room for one more person, pls feel free to extend an extra invite - first come, first ser...
by Miguel Simoes
15:06 Wed 30 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

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. I'll welcome some expert advice too reg my 70, 77 and 83. My current intention is to h...
by Miguel Simoes
14:48 Wed 30 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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 kno...
by Miguel Simoes
01:49 Wed 30 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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 u...
by Miguel Simoes
20:43 Mon 28 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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!
by Miguel Simoes
01:38 Mon 28 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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...
by Miguel Simoes
18:48 Sun 27 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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 o...
by Miguel Simoes
13:53 Sat 26 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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 8...
by Miguel Simoes
18:18 Wed 23 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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 ...
by Miguel Simoes
12:32 Wed 23 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

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 ...
by Miguel Simoes
20:28 Mon 21 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Sad to hear, you're on the the biggest enthusiasts in town...
Never thanked you for last year's bottle, it was truly outstanding!

Daniel, any word from the venues you're in touch with?
by Miguel Simoes
22:29 Wed 16 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats updated to include Lupulo, and assuming bottles as: 1955 Daniel J.; 1960 1963 1966 Chris D.; 1970 1977 1983 1994 Miguel S.; 1985 Jay H. That is surely wrong, and can be changed as this thread updates.
@jdaw1: you rock. any plans of visiting NYC?
by Miguel Simoes
20:01 Wed 16 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Would be great if you could make it. And steak would be great too. I'll keep Lupulo in the back burner for now. What time would you be shooting for? Can you zero in on how many we can be before they run into glassware issues? Looking like $150 food + $100 port... likely at the Palm Tribeca. Earlier ...
by Miguel Simoes
15:27 Wed 16 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Good news. Lupulo (www.lupulonyc.com) is lining up nicely. - No corkage fee! - No min consumption, or min number of people - No goofy server requirements - They'll need to rent glasses. Prelim number was $250 for it. They're looking into how they can scale that up/down w the number of people on our ...
by Miguel Simoes
22:14 Tue 15 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Sorry folks been busy w kids. Give me parameters. How many people. How much we want to spend. I can bring 36 glasses s potentially g-man! wonderful to hear from you. I too have about 30 glasses i could bring. I am only seeing your post now after submitting mine. If you have ideas reg places we coul...
by Miguel Simoes
22:05 Tue 15 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Still working out a venue... reached out to Aldea and Lupulo, see what we get there, a hoping something better than the below: So far... - Public (in NOLITA) came back w seating for up to 16, min food+beverage $1500 (plus tax+tip), corkage fee $25/bottle that would count towards min spend, two prix ...
by Miguel Simoes
01:56 Mon 14 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

Thank you Daniel for inquiring w them. I've reached out to a couple of venues and the response has not been great. The big picture is that it being a Friday night plus a group potentially in the mid teens makes it tricky. The number of glasses needed is also an issue. A venue quoted me $25/person fo...
by Miguel Simoes
18:08 Thu 10 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 16769

Re: New York again, Easter

John M wrote:I will be unable to attend...off on holiday. :evil:
Have Fun
Hopefully next time, you've been one of the most keen on tastings in the NY/NJ area...