17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by Glenn E. » 23:49 Tue 07 Apr 2015

SushiNorth wrote:Suggested themes: a selection of 70s, or, a selection of 77's, or a smaller selection of 70vs77.
I would suggest we also omit Fonseca; it always shows well from both years and we would have a more educational evening without it as a result.

Alternatively, an Oddities theme.

As i'm busy packing port tonight and tomorrow, i'll set a few bottles aside, but input would be most welcome.
Glenn E. wrote:To keep with the atonal music theme, none of our bottles should match in any way.
Within limits, of course. Otherwise we'd be limited to 4 bottles (ruby, tawny, white, garrafeira). I was thinking no two producers the same and no two years (or age) the same.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by jdaw1 » 00:30 Wed 08 Apr 2015

If it would help, I could be the Centre (or Center). PM me some possible bottles, and I will select such that, as far as possible, neither shippers nor vintages match.

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by AHB » 08:40 Wed 08 Apr 2015

Glenn E. wrote:Otherwise we'd be limited to 4 bottles (ruby, tawny, white, garrafeira).
Ahem! There is pink as well. You can have five bottles. Stop trying to deny the modern world. Pink is progress.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by SushiNorth » 13:22 Wed 08 Apr 2015

jdaw1 wrote:If it would help, I could be the Centre (or Center). PM me some possible bottles, and I will select such that, as far as possible, neither shippers nor vintages match.
i like it! attendees, please send three options to jdaw that he may impartially select. if anyone needs me to provide an adoptable, please say so asap. Given the theme is a bit on the more unusual side, more unusual bottles are well suited.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by differentdave » 15:07 Wed 08 Apr 2015

I emailed a list of 4-5 bottles from the 1970's all of them vintage ports. If need be a few of those bottles can be adopted as well.
Looking forward to the tasting.

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by jdaw1 » 16:17 Wed 08 Apr 2015

SushiNorth wrote:Suggested themes: a selection of 70s, or, a selection of 77's, or a smaller selection of 70vs77.
I would suggest we also omit Fonseca; it always shows well from both years and we would have a more educational evening without it as a result.

Alternatively, an Oddities theme.
Please could there be, from an organiser, a final definitive statement on the constraints.

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by Glenn E. » 18:33 Wed 08 Apr 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
SushiNorth wrote:Suggested themes: a selection of 70s, or, a selection of 77's, or a smaller selection of 70vs77.
I would suggest we also omit Fonseca; it always shows well from both years and we would have a more educational evening without it as a result.

Alternatively, an Oddities theme.
Please could there be, from an organiser, a final definitive statement on the constraints.
Aren't we using the "atonal" theme?

"A selection of X" runs counter to the atonal theme, so we must choose one or the other. I will assume atonal and send a PM to jdaw1 with a few bottles.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by jdaw1 » 18:38 Wed 08 Apr 2015

Is Fonseca prohibited?

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by Glenn E. » 18:51 Wed 08 Apr 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Is Fonseca prohibited?
I would assume only under the 70s/77s theme. I certainly hadn't envisioned it being prohibited under the atonal theme. After all, there can be only 1 Fonseca under the atonal theme.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by djewesbury » 00:41 Thu 09 Apr 2015

I haven't seen any of these recent posts until now. For some reason I'm not receiving any notifications any more. I have a choice of bringing bottles on a plane (advisable if flying two days prior to the tasting?) or adopting. But I think should bring something anyway.
Fuller, more considered response tomorrow.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by SushiNorth » 02:29 Thu 09 Apr 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
SushiNorth wrote:Suggested themes: a selection of 70s, or, a selection of 77's, or a smaller selection of 70vs77.
I would suggest we also omit Fonseca; it always shows well from both years and we would have a more educational evening without it as a result.

Alternatively, an Oddities theme.
Please could there be, from an organiser, a final definitive statement on the constraints.
Constraints: no more than 1 from any house or its associated sqvp. Minimum of 20 yrs of age, to ensure we dont have lopsided tannins in the tasting. VPs and tawnies/colheitas all ok.

How's that?
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by Glenn E. » 04:52 Thu 09 Apr 2015

SushiNorth wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
SushiNorth wrote:Suggested themes: a selection of 70s, or, a selection of 77's, or a smaller selection of 70vs77.
I would suggest we also omit Fonseca; it always shows well from both years and we would have a more educational evening without it as a result.

Alternatively, an Oddities theme.
Please could there be, from an organiser, a final definitive statement on the constraints.
Constraints: no more than 1 from any house or its associated sqvp. Minimum of 20 yrs of age, to ensure we dont have lopsided tannins in the tasting. VPs and tawnies/colheitas all ok.

How's that?
Also: no more than 1 from any year or age category (e.g. 10-yr old, 20-yr old, etc).
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by Glenn E. » 03:11 Mon 13 Apr 2015

After checking flight schedules and costs, I must reluctantly withdraw from this tasting. :( Tickets to NYC are over $600 each which is difficult for us to justify right now. Moving the ACPT back to Stamford eliminated our easy excuse for a weekend and a tasting in NYC.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by djewesbury » 11:46 Tue 14 Apr 2015

Glenn E. wrote:After checking flight schedules and costs, I must reluctantly withdraw from this tasting. :( Tickets to NYC are over $600 each which is difficult for us to justify right now. Moving the ACPT back to Stamford eliminated our easy excuse for a weekend and a tasting in NYC.
Oh no! Glenn, you will be very much missed. :(
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by Miguel Simoes » 16:23 Tue 14 Apr 2015

Glenn E. wrote:After checking flight schedules and costs, I must reluctantly withdraw from this tasting. :( Tickets to NYC are over $600 each which is difficult for us to justify right now. Moving the ACPT back to Stamford eliminated our easy excuse for a weekend and a tasting in NYC.
Stamford is v close to NYC... 45 mins on the train, not that different from the time it takes on the subway from Brooklyn to many places in Manhattan!

I did the Manhattan-Stamford commute for close to 2 years, trains are super frequent :)

You'll be missed indeed!

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by djewesbury » 11:11 Thu 16 Apr 2015

Just to update - we have the offer of a private apartment with garden in the Lower East side for use for the port tasting, from which we can then relocate ourselves for dinner.
How are we all doing on emailing possibilities for JDAW to choose between? How complete is the list?
And what are arrangements looking like for dinner? Please, could details of Steakhouse be posted? I cannot find it by Googling.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by jdaw1 » 13:15 Thu 16 Apr 2015

djewesbury wrote:How are we all doing on emailing possibilities for JDAW to choose between? How complete is the list?
PM please, not email.

I have messages from differentdave, djewesbury (though undecided about whether transporting or adopting), SushiNorth, and Miguel Simoes. Also, redundantly, from Glenn E.. Is that everybody?

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by SushiNorth » 13:21 Thu 16 Apr 2015

djewesbury wrote:Just to update - we have the offer of a private apartment with garden in the Lower East side for use for the port tasting, from which we can then relocate ourselves for dinner.
How are we all doing on emailing possibilities for JDAW to choose between? How complete is the list?
And what are arrangements looking like for dinner? Please, could details of Steakhouse be posted? I cannot find it by Googling.
You googled steakhouse NYC and didn't get 100 options? :)
I've been looking for "a steakhouse" but it is difficult to find BYOB places in NYC. I think we'd do better with Tasting + Dinner being the same location, but we could also opt to have food brought in.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by John M » 22:40 Fri 17 Apr 2015

If there is room--I may be able to attend.

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by jdaw1 » 23:00 Fri 17 Apr 2015

John M wrote:If there is room--I may be able to attend.
jdaw1 wrote:If it would help, I could be the Centre (or Center). PM me some possible bottles, and I will select such that, as far as possible, neither shippers nor vintages match.

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by djewesbury » 15:00 Sat 18 Apr 2015

John M wrote:If there is room--I may be able to attend.
There is room - I already had you listed in the first post so I'm guessing you must have asked upthread.
Some of the attendees of this event are en route to the USA already!
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by jdaw1 » 21:47 Sat 18 Apr 2015

Messages have been received from
  1. differentdave;
  2. djewesbury (though undecided about whether transporting or adopting);
  3. SushiNorth;
  4. Miguel Simoes;
  5. John M.
Is that everybody?

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by djewesbury » 12:35 Sun 19 Apr 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Messages have been received from
  1. differentdave;
  2. djewesbury (though undecided about whether transporting or adopting);
  3. SushiNorth;
  4. Miguel Simoes;
  5. John M.
Is that everybody?
Yes.
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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by John M » 14:56 Sun 19 Apr 2015

No G-Man??

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Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Post by djewesbury » 14:57 Sun 19 Apr 2015

John M wrote:No G-Man??
If anyone has a contact for him, please drop him a line; he left TPF a while back and hasn't been around since.
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