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by Chris Doty
16:07 Tue 23 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

AHB wrote:...because none of us are Masters of Wine...
Good summary, but you'll kindly refrain from speaking for me. :tpf:
by Chris Doty
16:01 Tue 23 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

AHB wrote: ...and last year JDAW presented on the 3 Body Problem with the help of some handy table-top articles.
When you put it like this, Jdaw's presentation was a terrible disappointment! 88)



ps - can i add/suggest some new 'smilies' ...please... ?
by Chris Doty
15:24 Tue 23 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

what natural twelve exists in this alphabet? I need the help of a local who has mastered the culture and the old and new orthography KP might be of assistance here, though I dispute that a n12 is required for our purposes (expand your mind) I prefer the twelve two-letter names in the King James Bib...
by Chris Doty
14:48 Tue 23 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

What sort of presentations? His Majesty does know... Well, actually WS1, for you, I have a special request. Given your extensive wine-related travels, I was hoping you could regale us (in your best french accent) with highlights from your vineyard visits (memorable personalities, best values, most ...
by Chris Doty
13:23 Tue 23 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

Re: the first post 0.) The second line still (incorrectly) reads March 10th 1.) what is 'gently' competitive? 2.) No one has gotten out of the Square for 60gbp per person 3.) Presentations are expected to be 3-5 minutes, with questions from the judges and possibly also from other guests. (you may re...
by Chris Doty
12:53 Tue 23 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

Good work, chaps. So far we have

1.) King
2.) Bridge
3.) WS1
4.) 420Dog
5.) My friend KP
6.) My friend AE
7.) My friend (and prior challenger) AB
8.)
9.)
10.)
11.)
12.)

Reserves
1.) Jdaw

Leaving five spots and excessive interest...

Get while hot or wait for 2017 (Insha'Allah)
by Chris Doty
11:58 Tue 23 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

Chris - is 17th now confirmed? If so I will change the title of this thread. Yes. This is happening on the 17th of March. I have emailed the square, but they haven't gotten back to me. I had arranged the prior two events through Katya, who has apparently moved on. Her replacement seems ... less res...
by Chris Doty
14:26 Mon 22 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weekend at Bern's
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Re: Weekend at Bern's

..and as you sheepish jabrons dither and lurk, more historic bottles are made extinct...

http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... a86541881a
by Chris Doty
13:23 Sun 21 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

Unless our fearless leader objects, yeah....about that.... I had been thinking, given my recent adventures on the subcontinent, that we would be using some form of local script (e.g., http://www.omniglot.com/writing/malayalam.htm) feel free to explore and revert, if this hasn't extinguished your cr...
by Chris Doty
13:06 Sun 21 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weekend at Bern's
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Weekend at Bern's

Bern's Steakhouse is legend in the American wineo community. http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/ Owing to its eccentric owner (a man after my own heart!) their wine list is more than worth the trip and seems especially rich in mispriced port. A reasonable plan would be to arrive in Tampa for dinner on F...
by Chris Doty
13:02 Sun 21 Feb 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1820 Ferreira
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

Re: 1820 D. Antonia A. Ferreira Garrafeira

Andy Velebil wrote:Damn. But a Berns trip would be fun. Two days would be even better :)


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by Chris Doty
19:40 Fri 19 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 53292

Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Can't commit to the date (april 21) just yet, but would love to attend.

Pencil me in?
by Chris Doty
03:33 Fri 19 Feb 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1820 Ferreira
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

Re: 1820 D. Antonia A. Ferreira Garrafeira

Sorry to have been a tease, chaps. Just got off the phone with Brad, who sadly confirmed that they have sold the last bottle of this wine (which apparently the owner had bought at a Christie's auction in London 50+ years ago).

sigh...

:(
by Chris Doty
18:35 Wed 17 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

I should be here in Blighty from 15th of March to the 23rd of March. Is anyone in the UK familiar w/ Bill Murray's immortal classic (and oscar snub of the century) "What About Bob?" This would be 'baby steps' ... WS1 - As I am keen to have your company and solicit your feedback on the format, are t...
by Chris Doty
17:15 Wed 17 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

well Glenn, if you are familiar with the answer, you likely would have observed that I grew tired of waiting...

:BronzeStar:
by Chris Doty
15:52 Wed 17 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

no earlier than the 15th and no later than the 23rd (of March 2016) I will be not available around Easter Broseph, help me help you. You might remember keeping track of Easter isn't what I do best. I have given a RANGE of dates prior to your Continental escapades. Do any of them work? (and that goe...
by Chris Doty
23:05 Tue 16 Feb 2016
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: decadent smokes...?!
Replies: 1
Views: 4802

decadent smokes...?!

there's been a space for decadent smokes this whole time?

Does the name 'Blue Dragon' mean anything to this forum?


88)
by Chris Doty
21:29 Tue 16 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

His Majesty King Chris Tempting me to get accustomed to that salutation...intrepid... As for the date, this is still TBD on the basis of confirmed for Thursday, March 17th 2016 - not withstanding AHB's surprisingly glamorous life at the post office Sadly I do not expect we will be joined by Cup Cha...
by Chris Doty
21:18 Tue 16 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

ppps. for those that have never attended, the only wines that we have had underperformance with have been from burgundy....what do you think you might then be able to conclude about this year's event...? That The King will do something unexpected, even allowing for that fact that only the unexpecte...
by Chris Doty
21:01 Tue 16 Feb 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1820 Ferreira
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

1820 Ferreira

1820 D. Antonia A. Ferreira Garrafeira

Anyone interested in flying to Florida to help me complete this TN?

Reputable establishment lists this bottle for a reasonable price...
by Chris Doty
06:44 Mon 15 Feb 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Chris Doty et al, in Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, 15 Feb 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 8172

Re: Chris Doty et al, in Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, 15 Feb 2015

Happy remembering this event one year later.

When are we running it back, jdaw?!
by Chris Doty
20:14 Fri 12 Feb 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Offline Summary by Shipper
Replies: 6
Views: 16028

Re: Offline Summary by Shipper

this is a great/helpful resource.

reminds me how BOSS this forum is.

BUT...no Quevedo!? - ::paging gman, gman to the office please::

keep up the good work, gang!

also, can we arrange some tshirts/poloshirts/fleeces?

:tpf:
by Chris Doty
20:08 Fri 12 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 42675

Re: New York again, Easter

Love the initiative. I have recently returned to s/c india, but expect to be in nyc from march 24th-april 2nd, the only dates i know now that would not work for me would be the 24th and 31st April 1 works, pre 1990 works. would be great to catch up with everyone (jay hack!?! long time no see, brosep...
by Chris Doty
20:00 Fri 12 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

jdaw1 wrote:Minus ten points to you.
Ordinarily this would be spot on, except of course that I would not deduct points from Wolfgang. Should he grace us with his presence, ws1 can do whatever the - he pleases

:tpf:
by Chris Doty
19:58 Fri 12 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 30655

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

The real rules of the ‘competition’ are that Chris Doty is the King, and he will choose the winner. The other rules are that the competition has two parts. • Some points come from guessing the wines/Ports, what connects the pairs in which they are served, and the overall theme. • Further points are...