Double horizontal of ’83 and ’85, Brooklyn, Sat 13 Sept ’08

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Double horizontal of ’83 and ’85, Brooklyn, Sat 13 Sept ’08

Post by jdaw1 » 16:38 Fri 09 May 2008

At the LBV tasting on Thursday 8th May 2008 we discussed the next non-emergency tasting.
  • Theme: a double-horizontal of 1983 and 1985. Several houses, each house in both years.
  • Date: September. Precise date TBD.
  • Location: the home of differentdave in Melville, Long Island.
Edit on 30 Aug 2008: due to differentdave’s house not being fully built, tasting moved to Brooklyn and thread re-titled.
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Holdings

Post by jfacciol » 03:01 Wed 14 May 2008

1983 Cockburn
Dow
Ferreira Quinta do Seixo
Gould Campbell
Graham
Noval Quinta do Silva
Offley
Taylor
Warre

1985 Burmester (maybe)
Cockburn
Delaforce
Dow
Ferreira
Fonseca
Gould Campbell
Graham
Kopke
Quarles Harris
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Warre

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Post by g-man » 04:31 Wed 14 May 2008

if I can make this, I promise to pick up the nacional with my secret spending fund the mrs. doesn't know about.

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That would be another cracking tasting!

Post by jdaw1 » 15:21 Sat 24 May 2008

So Jay by himself has, in both 1983 and 1985, Taylor, Warre, Graham, Gould Campbell, and Dow. That would be another cracking tasting!

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Post by jfacciol » 01:40 Mon 26 May 2008

It would be my pleasure to supply the ports. Now we need about eight tasters.

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Draft of placemats

Post by jdaw1 » 02:39 Sat 31 May 2008

Draft of placemats, made as a test of the new stars feature.

The View as HTML version is entertainingly terrible.

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Post by differentdave » 12:20 Fri 06 Jun 2008

I can easily get one or two extra people to attend (my neighbor likes his wines) if need be.

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Then what we need next is a date

Post by jdaw1 » 13:15 Fri 06 Jun 2008

Then what we need next is a date. What are people’s constraints?

Jay: at some stage you’re going to have to choose a price for these bottles. Would you like me to do the Wine-Searcher dance for you?

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Post by jfacciol » 02:08 Tue 10 Jun 2008

I'll work out a proposed price in the next day or two.

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Post by g-man » 03:42 Tue 10 Jun 2008

I prefer a saturday if possible as I have Organic chemistry classes during the weekdays.

Can I propose possibly a BBQ?

I can get some meats ..

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Post by jfacciol » 18:04 Sun 15 Jun 2008

Organic chemistry? Do I sense a new career.

I also vote for a weekend day.

Assuming that we choose the ten bottles that Julian suggested and split the bottle costs eight ways, the cost per person would be $100.00 for the port.

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$800 for those ten bottles is, again, generous pricing.

Post by jdaw1 » 19:47 Sun 15 Jun 2008

jfacciol wrote:Assuming that we choose the ten bottles that Julian suggested and split the bottle costs eight ways, the cost per person would be $100.00 for the port.
$800 for those ten bottles is, again, generous pricing.

We might or might not be joined by one of my drinking chums, assuming that’s OK with the host. He has very little experience of port.

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We ought to be making progress in choosing a date.

Post by jdaw1 » 09:06 Sun 13 Jul 2008

We ought to be making progress in choosing a date. My last weekend of September is now blocked, otherwise I’m available.

G-man: please would you communicate with DifferentDave by some means to which he is likely to reply, both for dates and to confirm his house as the location.

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Post by differentdave » 14:42 Wed 23 Jul 2008

Hw about Saturday September 13th at 6 p.m.
I can bar-be-cue at my house.
My house is still under construction, should be done by mid august (was supposed to b done next week)
I was thinkig of doing a variety of meats and fishes and let people pick and choose what they wanted to eat.
If anyone has any preferences on fish or cuts of meat or other food requests let me know as we get closer please let me know.

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Post by g-man » 15:54 Wed 23 Jul 2008

How is the construction looking??

happy to chip in for the food too if u need anything.

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Post by differentdave » 20:04 Wed 23 Jul 2008

We have no kitchen, no bathroom and no walls or floor on main floor, so it looks kinda log cabin-ish.
I do have a new deck in he back yards and a working bar-be-cue so aside from having to use bathroom upstairs we could in theory have it at anytime.
As for cost of food, I will pick up all the eats and work out a per head price.
How are the wedding plans coming?

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Post by g-man » 03:38 Thu 24 Jul 2008

Wedding expensive, time consuming and parent dealing =)

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Saturday 13th September works for me

Post by jdaw1 » 03:42 Thu 24 Jul 2008

Think Saturday 13th September works for me: have sought approval from the boss.

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Post by jfacciol » 19:29 Sat 26 Jul 2008

September 13 is fine with me.

So far we seem to have four attendees (David, Jeff, Jay and Julian). Anyone else? We are planning on having enough bottles for eight.

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Post by g-man » 20:22 Sat 26 Jul 2008

jfacciol wrote:September 13 is fine with me.

So far we seem to have four attendees (David, Jeff, Jay and Julian). Anyone else? We are planning on having enough bottles for eight.
My sober half will be there too.

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Post by SEAN C. » 01:24 Sun 27 Jul 2008

I would like to attend if possible..
I have most of the '83 and '85 vintages!

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Post by EricD » 15:05 Sun 27 Jul 2008

I'm pretty sure I will be able to attend as well.

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Post by jfacciol » 00:35 Mon 28 Jul 2008

I am glad to see that Sean C has most of the 1983s and 1985s. I hope that he can step into my shoes and supply the bulk of the port.

The more I have thought about it, the less likely that I would go as far as Melville for a tasting.

I certainly would not drive and I don't look forward to a return LIRR trip and then the subway (hats off to Eric for doing this trip to northern NJ from NYC).

My apologies to all but I think that I will sit this one out.

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Jay: Would it help if I were to carry your luggage?

Post by jdaw1 » 03:13 Mon 28 Jul 2008

Jay: Would it help if I were to carry your luggage, liquid and non-liquid?

More seriously team, what 1983s and 1985s do we have within reach (i.e., not in the UK)? I have 1985 Graham’s, 1985 Nacional, and 1985 Warre, but not a single bottle of 1983.

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Post by g-man » 04:32 Mon 28 Jul 2008

I have the line up for Fonseca.

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