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by Chris Doty
17:50 Tue 08 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 16672

Re: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm

Due to the amazing (and frankly, surprising) devotion of my port chums, I have agreed w/ the Square to push this back to April 10th. Frankly, I think nothing honors the spirit of Christ's intent like the breaking of bread and wine with close friends and loved ones, but as people seem eager to keep t...
by Chris Doty
02:18 Tue 08 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A NYC Visit, 2 & 3 June 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2826

Re: A NYC Visit, 2 & 3 June 2014

Good stuff, Flash.

I have no reason at present to expect to be anywhere else on those dates, and would be more than happy to meet you and take advantage of a perfectly good reason to pop some bottles.

woo woo
chris
by Chris Doty
16:52 Sun 06 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar #4
Replies: 94
Views: 16000

Re: Cellar #4

W-o-W!

Smashing news Tom! Congratulations!

Does the bar contain sleeping quarters? if not, would it be permissible for me to bring an air mattress?!

can't wait for the inaugural piss-up!

woo woo
chris
by Chris Doty
12:56 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 60 vs 63
Replies: 119
Views: 32230

Re: 60 vs 63

Hi, "crunch match" WS1 First of all, I love Wolfgang. Second of all, I think "crunch match" in this case actually is more fitting than the typical "grudge match", and adds a special German flair to the event. Second, I am unlikely to be able to attend, as I expect to still be living outside the UK,...
by Chris Doty
12:48 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 16672

Re: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 3rd, 7pm

May I nail my name to the board? I'm going to book the day off as annual leave now. Sympathy for the Devil is playing in the background, which reminds me of the traditional Doty sign-off: woo woo! Yes, well, have we met before? It's not the end of the world if we haven't, but just to be clear, the ...
by Chris Doty
11:50 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 16672

Re: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 3rd, 7pm

jdaw1 wrote:Yes please.
Can't overlook the 1st appeal for a space.
by Chris Doty
11:43 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 16672

Re: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 3rd, 7pm

These tastings have been one of the true highlights in terms of events i have been to over the last two years, so would love to register interest. However, i have twice benefitted from you generosity so feel free to overlook me if needed to ensure that WS1, AHB, DRT, THRA, BHMR etc. get their chanc...
by Chris Doty
11:41 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Niepoort Tasting by the WineBear (05/22 @ Quo Vadis)
Replies: 5
Views: 3202

Niepoort Tasting by the WineBear (05/22 @ Quo Vadis)

FYI - as seen on the UK Drinks Forum _________________________________________________ Are you free on 22nd April for a dinner and tasting of Dirk Niepoort wines at Quo Vadis? We have 18 spaces for general public - myself and Dirk will make 20. It'll be a fantastic dinner. If you and or friends are ...
by Chris Doty
23:31 Fri 04 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 16672

Re: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 3rd, 7pm

Isn't that Good Friday? I'd be very grateful for a place, but I suspect I will be on family duties. well yes, i suppose it is. that's a valuable observation, and one that i admit i should have considered, but I must confess my initial reaction is 'jesus would have wanted it this way'. i will need t...
by Chris Doty
22:17 Fri 04 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 16672

The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm

It is ON like DONKEY KONG. You hear? THIS Friday night. Da Square. 7pm If you see your name below, kindly confirm your participation and state/re-state your topic. No excuses, no tears. Play like a champion. Past, Present, and Future Champions: 1.) King Doty 2.) 2014 Doty Cup Champion C.P.I.A. 3.) 2...
by Chris Doty
22:20 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Doty Cup - 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 4332

Re: The Doty Cup - 2014

Thanks Jdaw! Your placemats were much appreciated, but difficult to put into use due to the configuration of the table and general presentation of the courses. We should discuss format for next year's event. As for tasting threads, my notes at Cup events tend to be sparse, but if you created threads...
by Chris Doty
12:47 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Date TBD
Replies: 52
Views: 12942

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

Ok - I like the initiative. Let's herb herbs. NATO Summit / Simultaneous Warre Vertical - Who wants to propose some Saturdays? I will lead the US initiative. AHB - are you volunteering to do the same for the UK? This could be awesome. I'm thinking two boardrooms connected by video conference might b...
by Chris Doty
12:27 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Doty Cup - 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 4332

The Doty Cup - 2014

It was a great pleasure to host the second annual Doty Cup at The Square on March 21st, 2014. First, kudos to RAYC for exceptional co-hosting, scoring, and very generously supplying our Port flight, as well as some excellent bottles for the host (please see the 1963 Avery thread for details). Second...
by Chris Doty
09:08 Mon 24 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21689

Re: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

Cracking evening, in my humble/biased estimation. Kudos to RAYC for excellent co-hosting, scoring, and providing a beautiful flight of 70 and 66 Fonseca, both of which showed much younger and denser than their counterparts we enjoyed in New York just weeks ago. Credit also must be heaped upon the Sq...
by Chris Doty
16:13 Sat 15 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21689

Re: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

Unfortunately the fat lady has sung.... I am devastated to hear this DRT, as we were counting on you to build a TPF bridge (this could have served as a recruitment event, of sorts) and with more inexperienced tasters, I thought you would have been the favorite to take home the hardware. Hopefully w...
by Chris Doty
07:52 Fri 14 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21689

Re: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

Ok DRT - please keep us informed. It would be a tremendous pity not to have you, especially as you're the last TPF competitor standing, and need to represent.

one week away!!

woooooooooooooo
by Chris Doty
13:40 Wed 12 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21689

Re: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

Updated the first post w/ a refreshed list of attendees.

Coming up soon!
by Chris Doty
19:48 Sun 09 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2014: the TPF blend
Replies: 56
Views: 9871

Re: 2014: the TPF blend

DRT wrote:Do you mean something a bit like this but on a smaller scale, without the celebrity treading team and not for charity?
Yes
by Chris Doty
17:09 Sun 09 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2014: the TPF blend
Replies: 56
Views: 9871

Re: 2014: the TPF blend

This thread is too long for me to read entirely, but I think I get the idea and would like to propose instead: 1.) A representative from TPF who is understood to have a more commercial bent but who is also just a generally likeable hobbyist (Christopher, perhaps?), makes some overtures while placing...
by Chris Doty
06:23 Sun 09 Mar 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY (Fonseca Vertical)
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY (Fonseca Vertical)

G-Man organized (with some support) a fabulous dinner/vertical of Fonseca @ Mezetto as part of the annual ACPT tradition. Company was world class, food was great, and the wines showed quite well, despite the 70 and 77 not being their usual selves. My WOTN was the 1960, but there wasn't much to separ...
by Chris Doty
16:21 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Farr Vintners / 1963 Avery / Appalling Customer Service
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Farr Vintners / 1963 Avery / Appalling Customer Service

About a week ago, I placed an order with Farr for its remaining case of 1963 Avery. As it is not a bottle easy to come by here in the States, I was excited to have acquired it. I had given instructions for delivery to Seckfords, and supplied all that was required of me to issue an invoice. A few day...
by Chris Doty
05:06 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21689

Re: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

My query was whether this was the type of establishment to allow placemats and a row of 12 glasses, or whether we would be doing the wines in pair by pair. Good question. In their latest proposal, I am paying for stemware rental. Should I forego the additional glasses in exchange for an extra cours...
by Chris Doty
18:37 Sun 02 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21689

Re: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

What constitutes a quorum for a Doty Cup event? Easy question: Debbie McGee and Grand Poobah Doty. Anybody else is a bonus. Fridays are difficult though. Doty Cup events are to be held in the first trimester of the calendar year, and are to be attended by their benefactor, winners (above all the mo...
by Chris Doty
21:37 Sat 01 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21689

Re: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

Happy to report that we have a provisional booking w/ the Square!

Let me know if you have a preference re: menu.

get excited