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New York February 14 1970 VP Tasting

Post by jfacciol » 00:08 Tue 25 Dec 2007

If we do a 1970 tasting sometime in late winter-early spring 2008 (which I think would be interesting and for which I could supply all or most of the bottles, depending on what folks have), I would volunteer my home in Brooklyn, which is in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood and about a half-hour from mid-town Manhattan on the F line.

I have on hand Graham, Fonseca, Dow, Croft, Quinta do Cachao and Santos Junior (in magnums). I could also supply Delaforce, Kopke, Noval, Sandeman, Taylor and (of all the strange things) Taylor Quinta de Vargellas.
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1970s in Brooklyn: fantastic

Post by jdaw1 » 00:35 Tue 25 Dec 2007

In a since-edited post [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=7788#7788]here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=7786#7786]Here[/url] jfacciol wrote:If we do a 1970 tasting sometime in 2008 (which I think would be interesting and for which I could supply all or most of the bottles, depending on what folks have), I would volunteer my home in Brooklyn, which is in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood and about a half-hour from mid-town Manhattan on the F line.
Fantastic. Yes please. Do start a new thread in the Organising off-lines section, proposing exactly this, and suggesting a date or dates after 11th February (’cause I’m in the UK and Boston first two weeks of February). Please PM a link to the new thread to those who might be interested, including jdaw1, AHB, Jeff, Raveesh, EricD, Bob Heckart, mittvin, mzimberg, seth1917, and hwangs.

From the UK it might be possible for me to bring a small number of 1970s: one or two of Cockburn, Croft, Delaforce, Hutcheson, Noval, Sandeman, Warre. To be discussed in your new thread.

After new thread is started I’ll delete this post, to keep this thread on-subject.
AHB is in Boston the second week of February: if it were soon after that weekend (being the 9th/10th February) it might be possible for him to play. But I’m in whenever it is.
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1970s: what we have

Post by jdaw1 » 00:43 Tue 25 Dec 2007

What 1970s do we have?
  • ✿ Jay:
    • ★ Graham;
      ☆ Fonseca;
      ✩ Dow;
      ✪ Croft;
      ✫ Quinta do Cachao;
      ✬ Santos Junior (in magnums);
      ✭ Delaforce;
      ✮ Kopke;
      ✯ Noval;
      ✰ Sandeman;
      ✱ Taylor;
      ✲ Taylor Quinta de Vargellas;
    ❀ JDAW, albeit in the UK (with duplicates in small font):
    • ✳ Cockburn;
      ✴ Hutcheson;
      ✵ Warre;
      Croft;
      Delaforce;
      Noval;
      Sandeman;
      Taylor;
    ❁ DRT, again in the UK, has offered:
    • ✻ Dalva;
      ✼ Royal Oporto;
    ❂ SL, again in the UK, has offered:
    • ✽ Ferreira.
That’s looking like a fine evening!

(I will edit this list as others post.)
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Post by AHB » 03:49 Tue 25 Dec 2007

I'd be very interested in attending a 1970 tasting when I am next in New York, although there are only the nights of Feb 13 and 14 that I could participate. Of these two dates, Feb 14 would be the best for me, but I can understand why that may not work for everyone!

Jay - I love the idea of tasting both the Taylor and Vargellas from 1970. If you would be happy to supply the bottles and allow me to contribute towards their cost, that would be really great.

After tomorrow, I will not own any 1970 vintage ports so won't be able to easily contribute a bottle of my own.

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Post by EricD » 05:04 Tue 25 Dec 2007

Count me in! I will be glad to adopt a bottle, as I currently do not own any 1970's. Feb 13 or 14th will probably work for me.

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Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 05:09 Tue 25 Dec 2007

  • Wednesday 13th February 2008 highly likely to work for me.
  • Thursday 14th February 2008 is being broached, in a roundabout sort of way, with the boss.

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Post by g-man » 06:20 Tue 25 Dec 2007

feb 13 is also highly likely for me ..

feb 14th ... is very suspect with my boss =) I too shall broach the topic in a roundabout sort of way.

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Re: Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 13:51 Tue 25 Dec 2007

jdaw1 wrote:
  • Thursday 14th February 2008 is being broached, in a roundabout sort of way, with the boss.
And I now have, in classic female form, an answer that is yes and no and both and neither, allowing any change of mind to happen before, during or after the relevant day. So the 13th would probably be wiser.

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Post by Raveesh » 00:13 Wed 26 Dec 2007

Would love to attend but won't be able to confirm until a month or so prior due to unconfirmed work/travel schedule. May be in the City of Angels on business that week, but if not, either date suits.

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Post by jfacciol » 05:43 Wed 26 Dec 2007

I cannot make any Wednesday evening, as I teach then. 14 Feb would work for me as would later dates.

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Post by Conky » 09:42 Wed 26 Dec 2007

I've been looking for a previous reference, but cant find one. Apologies if I've missed it.

Have any of you brave male warriors considered that the 14th February is Valentines Day, and your better halves will probably delight at the thought of you lot having a boozy Do, rather than 'wine'ing and dining them?

Just a thought. I'd hate to see blood...

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14th Feb?

Post by jdaw1 » 15:20 Wed 26 Dec 2007

Conky wrote:Have any of you brave male warriors considered that the 14th February is Valentines Day, and your better halves will probably delight at the thought of you lot having a boozy Do, rather than 'wine'ing and dining them?
AHB wrote:I'd be very interested in attending a 1970 tasting when I am next in New York, although there are only the nights of Feb 13 and 14 that I could participate. Of these two dates, Feb 14 would be the best for me, but I can understand why that may not work for everyone!
Subsequent posters have hinted at the problem (did you notice references to the “boss†?), and we’ve agreed on the 13th for a reason. So yes, we have “considered† it.

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Post by jfacciol » 20:09 Fri 28 Dec 2007

We are now confirmed for Feb 14.

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Mr and Mrs Wiseman are delighted to accept

Post by jdaw1 » 20:39 Fri 28 Dec 2007

Mr and Mrs Wiseman are delighted to accept your invitation to a horizontal 1970 port tasting, chez vous, on Thursday 14th February 2008.

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Re: Mr and Mrs Wiseman are delighted to accept

Post by AHB » 00:33 Sat 29 Dec 2007

jdaw1 wrote:Mr and Mrs Wiseman are delighted to accept your invitation to a horizontal 1970 port tasting, chez vous, on Thursday 14th February 2008.
It will be delightful to meet Mrs Wiseman and to make her acquaintance on, of all days, St Valentine's Day 2008.

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Post by AHB » 00:36 Sat 29 Dec 2007

Sean C may also be available on Feb 14th in New York - would there be a seat available for him for the 1970 get together?

Thanks,

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Post by jfacciol » 21:44 Sat 29 Dec 2007

We are up to four confirmed with a possible fifth (Sean C). I can accommodate ten folks so there are six/five places left.

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1970 horizontal: five confirmed

Post by jdaw1 » 23:07 Sat 29 Dec 2007

jfacciol wrote:We are up to four confirmed with a possible fifth (Sean C). I can accommodate ten folks so there are six/five places left.
I see Jay, EricD, AHB, Mr & Mrs W. Which is five, and maybe Sean C. as a sixth. Jeff has yet to report back on the word from his boss, which, if he adopts my solution, might mean eight.

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Mr Wiseman only is delighted to accept

Post by jdaw1 » 01:08 Sun 06 Jan 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Mr and Mrs Wiseman are delighted to accept your invitation to a horizontal 1970 port tasting, chez vous, on Thursday 14th February 2008.
Mrs W now sends regrets, claiming that being with her mother outranks a port tasting. I don’t know; what’s the world coming to?; etc etc continued page 94.
jdaw1 wrote:
jfacciol wrote:We are up to four confirmed with a possible fifth (Sean C). I can accommodate ten folks so there are six/five places left.
I see Jay, EricD, AHB, Mr & Mrs W. Which is five, and maybe Sean C. as a sixth. Jeff has yet to report back on the word from his boss, which, if he adopts my solution, might mean eight.
Using my new spectacles I now see Jay, EricD, AHB, Mr W (aka jdaw1), and maybe Sean C as a fifth. Mr Ghi and proto-Mrs Ghi we know to be no-shows.

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Placemats: 1970 horizontal

Post by jdaw1 » 03:06 Sun 06 Jan 2008

And, just because it encourages tingling of my taste buds, draft of placemats (therefore embodying an ultra vires selection).

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Post by DRT » 07:38 Sun 06 Jan 2008

Unfortunately, I cannot attend but if maximum coverage of the 1970 vintage is sought then I could sell someone a Dalva and a Royal Oporto (neither on the list above) at an extremely attractive price.

Getting them from the UK to NY would be someone else's issue.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 11:27 Sun 06 Jan 2008

I have Ferreira and offer it on the same terms as Derek

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we have plenty for the current number of people …

Post by jdaw1 » 14:56 Sun 06 Jan 2008

Thank you. But we have plenty for the current number of people, and our host has capped that at ten. Fourteen singles and a magnum is as many different flavours as ten of us are likely to need in an evening.

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We could use some more folks

Post by jfacciol » 02:21 Tue 08 Jan 2008

We are up to four, possibly five. We could use some help!!

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I am endeavouring to chase same.

Post by jdaw1 » 02:58 Tue 08 Jan 2008

I am endeavouring to chase same. But help in finding help would be welcome.

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