LBVs: New York, Thursday 8th May 2008?

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LBVs: New York, Thursday 8th May 2008?

Post by jdaw1 » 05:13 Tue 18 Mar 2008

With planning for the April tasting suggesting LBVs, let’s do something a little more random in May. Bottles of Barros 1947 and 1952 are ‘cluttering’ my collection: would there be interest in a theme of Old and Odd, though vintage nonetheless?

I’ll be in the UK the third week of May (including a tasting in Wokingham), so early May works far better for me.

Thoughts?

[Edited title to include date, following this post.]
[Edited title again to change from “O&O† to “LBVs† due to Alex becoming unavailable.]
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Post by EricD » 12:06 Tue 18 Mar 2008

Julian,

I think I mentioned this one to you before, but how's this for Old and Odd: Butler & Nephew 1932? I can't think of a better opportunity to open that one up!

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Post by jfacciol » 13:07 Tue 18 Mar 2008

Sounds like fun and who better to open some odd bottles with?

I could contribute a bottle of Schonfield 1873, which is what the wax capsule says. Good, bad, I have no idea. It was an add-on in a lot that I purchased a number of years ago.

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Post by g-man » 13:52 Tue 18 Mar 2008

Can I bring an Odd ball muscato?

I want to pick up the dad a birthday wine, but i dont know what this wine tastes like.

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When? What? Where?

Post by jdaw1 » 04:14 Wed 19 Mar 2008

When? Please suggest early-May dates.

What? It seems that people aren’t objecting to O&O. Please say what treats you have.

And where? One possibility, date dependent, is, again, the increasingly traditional Bistro Citron:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=7164#7164]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Unless there’s a better plan, we’ll meet at the place that is becoming usual:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=6792#6792]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Same place:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=5272#5272]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:my local French restaurant, Bistro Citron, NY 10024-5131, which is on the east side of Columbus Avenue between west 82nd and west 83rd streets. Good nosh, and the best fries in Manhattan.

Subway from downtown take the B or C to 81st street: don’t take the A or D as they are express from Columbus Circle to somewhere functionally equivalent to Canada.

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Hopper 1938 and 1942

Post by jdaw1 » 23:42 Wed 19 Mar 2008

If people need to adopt, I also have bottles sold at auction as Hopper 1938 and 1942. They really should be tasted side-by-side: for sale all-or-nothing.
jdaw1 wrote:Barros … 1952
Just realised: it’s a B52 Stratofortress!

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Re: Hopper 1938 and 1942

Post by g-man » 04:05 Thu 20 Mar 2008

jdaw1 wrote:If people need to adopt, I also have bottles sold at auction as Hopper 1938 and 1942. They really should be tasted side-by-side: for sale all-or-nothing.
what if i find a hoopers 44?
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Re: Hopper 1938 and 1942

Post by jdaw1 » 15:54 Thu 20 Mar 2008

g-man wrote:what if i find a hoopers 44?
Works for me. Not sure of spelling — will try to find auction catalogue.

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Re: Hopper 1938 and 1942

Post by g-man » 18:01 Thu 20 Mar 2008

jdaw1 wrote:
g-man wrote:what if i find a hoopers 44?
Works for me. Not sure of spelling — will try to find auction catalogue.
think it's hooper's ... bought buy royal oporto in 1951

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Post by AHB » 09:26 Mon 24 Mar 2008

jfacciol wrote:Sounds like fun and who better to open some odd bottles with?

I could contribute a bottle of Schonfield 1873, which is what the wax capsule says. Good, bad, I have no idea. It was an add-on in a lot that I purchased a number of years ago.
Jay,

Are you sure that you have the name right? I believe that this could be an English bottled port from the long disappeared merchant Schofield Brothers. If it is, then I believe - but it is a very tenuous belief - that this is the Sandeman 1873.

Of course, if you open it then please tell us what it is and what you think of it!

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Hooper 1938 and 1942

Post by jdaw1 » 23:14 Mon 24 Mar 2008

jdaw1 wrote:If people need to adopt, I also have bottles sold at auction as Hopper 1938 and 1942. They really should be tasted side-by-side: for sale all-or-nothing.
Sotheby’s have sent me a copy of the relevant pages of the catalogue, and—my fault—they are indeed Hooper, not Hopper.

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Re: Hooper 1938 and 1942

Post by g-man » 07:09 Tue 25 Mar 2008

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:If people need to adopt, I also have bottles sold at auction as Hopper 1938 and 1942. They really should be tasted side-by-side: for sale all-or-nothing.
Sotheby’s have sent me a copy of the relevant pages of the catalogue, and—my fault—they are indeed Hooper, not Hopper.
will let you know about the 44/45? hooper's

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Post by Andy Velebil » 13:02 Tue 25 Mar 2008

Did you guys figure out a date yet in May? There is a very slime chance that I may be able to get over there. It all depends on my work schedule at the moment.

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No. What dates work for you?

Post by jdaw1 » 14:00 Tue 25 Mar 2008

No. What dates work for you?

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Post by jfacciol » 03:00 Wed 26 Mar 2008

Alex, well done. It is indeed Schofield Brothers. It has a nicely embossed yellow lead capsule with 1873 prominently displayed. There is a handwritten tag from a prior owner indicating that this was a Manchester importer. Broadbent confirms Manchester.

If Alex can make it, let's try for a date that works for him also.

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Post by AHB » 09:43 Wed 26 Mar 2008

I've kept quiet up until now on the dates as I have been happy to watch the organisation unfold before my eyes. However, I am required to present myself to plaintiff's counsel in Pittsburgh for examination some time in May and could probably swing by New York on my way home. The only dates that would work would be Thursday May 8 or (at a push) Friday May 9.

However, since my travel has not yet been arranged, please do not let me influence the choice of dates if the 8th or 9th would be inconvenient for others.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 15:38 Wed 26 Mar 2008

I would rather you guys find out what works best for you and I'll try and fit it in...as there are no guarantee's that I will be able to make it.

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Alex: if you “swing by† on your way to the US, …

Post by jdaw1 » 15:53 Wed 26 Mar 2008

Alex: if you “swing by† on your way to the US, then it would be easier for you to bring something interesting (or at least, old and odd). Just an observation.

And as nobody else has much of an opinion on dates, we could gather around your availability.

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Post by AHB » 20:54 Wed 26 Mar 2008

This is true. The week in question is a public holiday in the UK so I would likely not travel out until the Tuesday. This would, theoretically, mean that I could attend a tasting in New York on Tuesday 6 May.

However, I have discovered that I am required to be in Phildelphia and not Pittsburgh. This opens up the advantage of using the train to get to New York and therefore being able to treat with more respect an Old and Odd bottle. Because of this, my preferred date would still be Thursday 8 May with Friday being my second preference.

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Old & Odd, on Thursday 8th May 2008? Works for me + AHB.

Post by jdaw1 » 22:23 Wed 26 Mar 2008

Old & Odd, on Thursday 8th May 2008? Works for me. Works for AHB. Others?

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Post by hwangs » 23:01 Wed 26 Mar 2008

I'll be travelling! This time to Tokaj, Hungary to drink some dessert wine. Thanks for the heads up and enjoy!

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Post by jfacciol » 23:20 Wed 26 Mar 2008

May 8 works for me.

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Post by g-man » 00:28 Thu 27 Mar 2008

depedant on the time this could indeed work for me too

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Post by Andy Velebil » 00:32 Thu 27 Mar 2008

May 8th may actually work for me. Let me check on some things at work and get back to you.

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Thursday 8th May 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 03:26 Thu 27 Mar 2008

Bottles so far known to be available: People:That’s either quorate, or almost so.

First draft of placemats.

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