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by Chris Doty
15:32 Fri 25 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Merry Christmas to all on the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Re: Merry Christmas to all on the forum

Merry Christmas to all ! I remain very grateful for the friendships and experiences only made possible through TPF, and with the introduction of Simon and others in 2015, there are no signs of slowing down. I wish everyone a safe, happy and port-tacular holiday See you kids in 2016 - the year of AMA...
by Chris Doty
13:46 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 26 November 2015 - The Berry Brothers Port Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 2714

Re: Thu 26 November 2015 - The Berry Brothers Port Walk

Thanks to Javier of BBR for getting me an 11th hour space - ! What an excellent tasting! I thought they did a fabulous job, with a really great lineup showcasing some of the best ports from 1970 to today. If I had to curate such an event, aside from adding Quevedo, not sure I would change much at al...
by Chris Doty
13:25 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 25 Nov 2015, horizontal of 1985s, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 15
Views: 9842

Re: Wed 25 Nov 2015, horizontal of 1985s, Boot & Flogger

Splendid evening - thanks Jdaw for marshaling - entertainment not found anywhere else - and surely not the streets of Indranagar Stage II Was fabulous to meet new young port enthusiasts - I hope the first of many similar gatherings on either side of the pond. :tpf: In terms of global vintages for gr...
by Chris Doty
00:06 Tue 24 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1985 horizontal: Wed 25th Nov 2015, B&F
Replies: 249
Views: 46030

Re: 1985 horizontal: Wed 25th Nov 2015, B&F

lovely lovely.

My order is Tom's, but with bernaise rather than peppercorn, please.

No SW 85, sadly, but think I may have 1.5s of Dow and Graham at Seckfords if we can free them in time. please advise
by Chris Doty
15:25 Mon 23 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1985 horizontal: Wed 25th Nov 2015, B&F
Replies: 249
Views: 46030

Re: 1985 horizontal: Wed 25th Nov 2015, B&F

::raises hand::

Flash,

This looks like it is shaping up to be a fabulous tasting! and I think I will be in London on Wednesday! Would there be space for me? I can bring or adopt

woo woo

csd
by Chris Doty
15:18 Mon 23 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 8314

Re: NYC 1985 retro

groovy - the palm is solid.

I had been hoping we could do this on Thursday, Dec 17th - does that work for people?

woo woo
by Chris Doty
15:11 Tue 10 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 8314

Re: NYC 1985 retro

Different Dave! Long time no see, and I like the initiative. I expect to be in NYC for the holiday season (mid dec to early jan) and would be interested in attending should a suitable date be found. Preference would be Manhattan, but I'm open minded. Also have some friends that might be interested -...
by Chris Doty
22:42 Wed 14 Oct 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 14 Oct - CSD's proper emergency
Replies: 16
Views: 8598

Re: Wed 14 Oct - CSD's unplanned emergency

Best 'emergency' of my life. will seek them out more often! Many thanks to RAYC and AHB for their splendid hospitality. Fresh from a successful holiday, Rob looks about 10 years younger from his dungeon days of S&M; AHB his inimitable self - this time making due with an innovative placemat. Wines we...
by Chris Doty
11:47 Wed 14 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.
Replies: 14
Views: 11607

Re: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.

AHB! Good to hear from you and would be grand to catch up. Tomorrow night's plan is dinner at "Skylon" (?). I could make tonight work - but in London (as I have already handed over a month's wage in Karnataka for my room this evening). Any preference re: time / venue? I have flown over empty handed,...
by Chris Doty
09:14 Wed 14 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.
Replies: 14
Views: 11607

No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.

Arrived this morning (10/14) and am here through the weekend. My primary purpose is to help my father celebrate his 61st birthday (tomorrow). My secondary purpose is to catch up with friends and guzzle port (this being where you come in). If anyone is around in the forthcoming days, and eager to pas...
by Chris Doty
10:47 Thu 11 Jun 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 3rd June 2015, The Portland, Woo-Woo (get while hot)
Replies: 7
Views: 6186

Re: Wed 3rd June 2015, The Portland, Woo-Woo (get while hot)

Was great fun seeing Ahb and Jdaw, and they each brought wines that I consider stars of their respective vintages! I was gobsmacked to learn the SW was 20 years older than I had guessed (smelling purple, i went with vesuvio. being slightly angular and mid-maturity, i guessed 97) AHBºs wine also smel...
by Chris Doty
13:55 Wed 03 Jun 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Doty in London - Get it while it's hot
Replies: 29
Views: 13705

Re: Doty in London - Get it while it's hot

113 great Portland street

http://portlandrestaurant.co.uk

Bring blind , no?

We can push back if more suitable, I don't have a preference

Looking forward to it

Woo woo
by Chris Doty
18:14 Tue 02 Jun 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Doty in London - Get it while it's hot
Replies: 29
Views: 13705

Re: Doty in London - Get it while it's hot

Wednesday chaps, Wednesday .

I appreciate all the enthusiasm , but tonight could only work if late (9:30+)

Tomorrow works anytime after 3, but I expect dinner at a reasonable venue (possibly The Portland) at 7:30

Would love to see you there , sorry for any scheduling confusion

Woo woo
by Chris Doty
11:05 Mon 01 Jun 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Doty in London - Get it while it's hot
Replies: 29
Views: 13705

Doty in London - Get it while it's hot

In town until the morning of June 5.

Happy to share bottles blind anytime of day between now and then.

Shall we pencil in Wednesday evening, say 7:30?

Looking forward to catching up


woo woo
by Chris Doty
06:01 Fri 22 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo
Replies: 4
Views: 3958

Re: September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo

Dear Port friends, at 22nd of September Oscar Quevedo and me will do an interesting tasting in Sao Joao de Pesqueira (Douro region, Portugal) at Quevedos winery. Oscar Quevedo does kindly provide the location and a BBQ. Thanks Christopher! Sounds like a grand time. September is too far in the futur...
by Chris Doty
05:59 Fri 22 May 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2013 Declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 26460

Re: 2013 Declarations

oscar quevedo wrote:
Chris Doty wrote:
oscar quevedo wrote:we bottled 50 Imperials and 200 magnums.
Broseph, no 375mls?!
Sure, 2.000!
That's the spirit Oscar!

You're still confusing your , and your . but that's OK. I don't drink punctuation; it's the juice that matters!

Excited to stop by and guzzle a fair share in a few short weeks!

woo woo
by Chris Doty
08:50 Fri 15 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: may 11th in NYC: Quevedo wines
Replies: 7
Views: 4113

Re: may 11th in NYC: Quevedo wines

differentdave wrote: sediment as jam
One of the best kept secrets in wine, btw.

I've never had sediment on naan....maybe I will have to do some trials.

woo woo
by Chris Doty
08:48 Fri 15 May 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2013 Declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 26460

Re: 2013 Declarations

oscar quevedo wrote:we bottled 50 Imperials and 200 magnums.
Broseph, no 375mls?!
by Chris Doty
16:17 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quevedo
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Re: 2011 Quevedo

Thanks AHB for posting the note, and congratulations on your Doty Cup 2015 Victory! I have had this wine a bunch (10+), and the bottle at the Doty Cup was representative of its current state of development (at least relative to my stash). That is to say that as pop n pour (as this was) it shows its ...
by Chris Doty
15:57 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval - Declaration Philosophy and Results
Replies: 12
Views: 3364

Quinta do Noval - Declaration Philosophy and Results

Greetings from Colombo! I observed in the 2013 Declarations thread a comment from Master Seeley about QdN's declaration philosophy: "Quinta do Noval has consistently followed a policy in recent years of declaring a Vintage Port, even of very small volume, if even a tiny proportion of the harvest has...
by Chris Doty
11:15 Sat 25 Apr 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings
Replies: 126
Views: 39483

Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Sadly I am unable to attend, but if I weren't, I would be bringing a bottle blind, and that bottle would be the Fg86.

Suck it !


woo woo (from Bangalore)
by Chris Doty
17:57 Wed 08 Apr 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Meet Doty @ Portland - Thursday April 9th
Replies: 6
Views: 3506

Meet Doty @ Portland - Thursday April 9th

I am moving to Bangalore and transiting through Europe (departing JFK in 4 hrs).

Tomorrow night I am hosting ~5-10 people in a private room at Portland (a wonderful new restaurant on GPS).

If you want in, let me know.

Kickoff at 7:30pm .

Get excited!
by Chris Doty
17:31 Wed 08 Apr 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 16705

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

First post edited.

I leave NYC tonight and am excited to see everyone on Friday!

WOOOOOOOOOO
by Chris Doty
19:05 Fri 13 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Gould Campbell
Replies: 70
Views: 8830

Re: Gould Campbell

jdaw1 wrote:The discussion suggests a theme for a future tasting: ‘A Requiem for Deceased Shippers’.
thou speaks too lightly of death, snacksauce.

if gould campbell is no longer of use to the Symington family, they should consider it sold to me. thank you very much.
by Chris Doty
00:30 Wed 25 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Big Bottle Bonanza
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Re: Big Bottle Bonanza

PhilW wrote:JDAW and Mr. Doty get seriously Lunched together.
Shortly thereafter Mr. Doty attempts to purchase significant quantities of la[..].
Causation, correlation or coincidence?

Expand your mind....