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by jfacciol
15:10 Thu 06 Aug 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port Collection for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Port Collection for Sale

I find myself drinking less and less port. I have approximately 1000 bottles professionally stored at Horseridge Cellars in Connecticut. I am not interested in selling bits and bobs out of the collection. I am interested in shifting the lot. Most (but not all) of the bottles are VP. There are not a ...
by jfacciol
00:17 Thu 30 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)
Replies: 53
Views: 9873

Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)

It sounds like a terrific party but not really a port tasting.

I am going to sit this one out.
by jfacciol
18:03 Wed 29 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)
Replies: 53
Views: 9873

Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)

I am getting confused. Rather than the total number of attendees, which is relevant to Jeff in terms of dinner and how many folks he can fit, can we instead list folks who are attending for the purpose of tasting port? That will allow us to see if we are quorate for a port tasting and to see how man...
by jfacciol
04:54 Tue 28 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)
Replies: 53
Views: 9873

Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)

It would help me in deciding whether to attend to understand what is happening. Is this a port tasting? A dinner with wine, including some port? I appreciate the generosity of Jeff's hosting a dinner but I have to admit that what interests me is a port tasting. Obviously, whatever the majority of fo...
by jfacciol
22:45 Sat 25 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)
Replies: 53
Views: 9873

Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (Sat 8 Jan 2011)

I could supply 1992 Niepoort VP and 1992 Niepoort LBV for one of the matchings. (Corrected from 1991).
by jfacciol
05:45 Fri 24 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)
Replies: 53
Views: 9873

Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (Sat 8 Jan 2011)

Perhaps we can at least link the lbvs and the vps. In other words, a Warre's lbv and a Warre's vp. The lbvs and vps will not necessarily be the same years but at least we can see if there is some house consistency in style. I can't imagine how many combos Julian might be able to handle on his own; f...
by jfacciol
00:06 Fri 24 Dec 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)
Replies: 53
Views: 9873

Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

If Julian is attending, how can I miss this?

I certainly don't mind a LBV tasting but perhaps we could up our game in honor of our surprise guest.
by jfacciol
01:18 Mon 01 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Julian Farewell, at least for now
Replies: 22
Views: 5653

Re: Julian Farewell, at least for now

Thank you all for trying to accomodate me. But I am withdrawing completely. You should decide on what date suits other folks.

I have a trial to prepare for during the first half of July and don't have time or energy for a tasting.
by jfacciol
04:46 Sun 31 May 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Julian Farewell, at least for now
Replies: 22
Views: 5653

Re: Julian Farewell, at least for now

I am afraid that, having started this thread, I am going to have to withdraw. I will be away that weekend.

I am sorry to miss Julian's official send off. My apologies to all.
by jfacciol
21:01 Thu 21 May 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2
Replies: 84
Views: 15625

Re: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2

I doubt that I will make this tasting so do not count me in.
by jfacciol
20:29 Wed 06 May 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2
Replies: 84
Views: 15625

Re: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2

I will not be sure whether I can attend until the last minute; therefore, I am withdrawing from the tasting. If I am free and there is still a spot available, I will jump in. Otherwise, please do not count on me.
by jfacciol
16:41 Mon 20 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Julian Farewell, at least for now
Replies: 22
Views: 5653

Re: Julian Farewell, at least for now

I would be delighted to finally meet the missus. She is, of course, welcome.
by jfacciol
15:25 Mon 20 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2
Replies: 84
Views: 15625

Re: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2

I think that we are trying to drink up Julian's port so it behooves us to do so. On the other hand, if too few folks volunteer their livers, then it could make sense to limit the tasting to more unusual houses.
by jfacciol
15:04 Mon 20 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2
Replies: 84
Views: 15625

Re: 1977 horizontal in New York: version 2

Sounds like fun. I am not available the weekend of May 22 but otherwise I am pretty free at the moment.
by jfacciol
03:45 Mon 20 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Julian Farewell, at least for now
Replies: 22
Views: 5653

Julian Farewell, at least for now

Julian and family will be leaving NYC for Paris in July. We should have a farewell. I propose a port dinner for the weekend of July 9, either Friday or Saturday. I don't know that any theme other than good port makes sense so I propose that we all bring a bottle of our current favorite port. In my c...
by jfacciol
21:56 Sat 14 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W
Replies: 179
Views: 98413

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

I am happy to loan my two boxes (71 glasses in total). Someone should pick these up before the day of the tasting so that the "cardboard" stink can be washed off.
by jfacciol
23:07 Sun 08 Mar 2009
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maximilian K. A. Wiseman's Headwetting Virtual Offline
Replies: 28
Views: 4980

Re: Maximilian ?. ?. Wiseman's Headwetting Virtual Offline

Congratulations!! Now Julian has to find a pipe to lay down--let's hope there is a 2009 declaration so that it doesn't have to be a single quinta.
by jfacciol
20:33 Sat 07 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W
Replies: 179
Views: 98413

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

I have another engagement on Saturday night, so cannot make it.
by jfacciol
20:21 Wed 04 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W
Replies: 179
Views: 98413

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

It's a Sunday night but the same principle might apply.
by jfacciol
18:27 Wed 04 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat 18 Apr 2009, New York: Classic years of T, F, W
Replies: 179
Views: 98413

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

Or you could say, Julian and five other people.

If this were some other night than either April 17 or 18, such as April 19, I would be happy to join and drink what little Julian leaves.
by jfacciol
03:25 Sun 01 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Discussion: Guide to cost sharing of bottles
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Discussion: Guide to cost sharing of bottles

I reprint the statements below. Axel said I do not think that there should be any kind off such thing as market value. We just encountered this with the Vargellas 1970, which would have increased our costs a lot. For those who bought it in the good old days, it was rather a bargain. Alex wrote Jay's...
by jfacciol
02:22 Sun 01 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Discussion: Guide to cost sharing of bottles
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Discussion: Guide to cost sharing of bottles

Let's be concrete and take the bottle of 1970 Vargellas that was requested from me for the 1970 UK tasting. I priced it at what I believed would be the market price, not at what I paid for it. This seems to have offended Axel and not to have offended Alex. There seems to be a split in the "culture" ...
by jfacciol
15:03 Mon 23 Feb 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Discussion: Guide to cost sharing of bottles
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Re: Discussion: Guide to cost sharing of bottles

It is always good to be a rich or a poor socialist. Those in the middle don't do so well.

Drinking is fun but, without a theme, it is just drinking--something I (like many others) enjoy and engage in occasionally. but it does not interest me intellectually, as a proper tasting does.
by jfacciol
01:45 Mon 23 Feb 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Discussion: Guide to cost sharing of bottles
Replies: 36
Views: 4203

Noblesse Oblige

Julian does a nice job of identifying the subsidy issue. I both enjoy subsidizing occasionally (and receiving a subsidy occasionally). But noblesse oblige is not the basis for a long term set of relationships between relative strangers. As I don't believe anyone in the New York group comes from inhe...