Old & Odd, New York, Friday 7th November 2008

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Old & Odd, New York, Friday 7th November 2008

Post by AHB » 00:34 Mon 08 Sep 2008

I can't find the original thread for this tasting, but there was a tasting arranged in New York in May (if I recall correctly) that was postponed at my request so that I could attend.

I will be in New York on the 15 and 16th of October. Is anyone interested in resurrecting this planned offline?

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[Title edited by jdaw1 8pm EST on Mon 8 Sep to include date]
[Title edited by jdaw1 11am BST on Tue 7 Oct to change date]
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Re: New York - Postponed Old & Odd Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 01:53 Mon 08 Sep 2008

I’m in. O&O became the LBV tasting — which is why you can’t find it.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=11977#p11977]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Bottles so far known to be available:
First question: Wednesday 15th October or Thursday 16th October 2008?

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Post by jfacciol » 03:09 Mon 08 Sep 2008

If it is Thursday, October 16, I would like to join.

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Post by g-man » 03:18 Mon 08 Sep 2008

nuts, I can only do the 15th of oct, and even so I dont think I should as I've got my first organic exam the day after.
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Re: New York - Postponed Old & Odd Tasting

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:41 Mon 08 Sep 2008

Considering i will have just gotten home from my trip overseas 3 days earlier and Alex's L.A. offline on the 21st., I will no doubt be broke and not able to fly across country again for another offline, as much as I want to. So unless something changes, I most likely won't be able to make this.

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Re: New York - Postponed Old & Odd Tasting

Post by differentdave » 12:29 Mon 08 Sep 2008

Count me in, think think I may need to adopt or source though. I will keep my eye out for something very old and or odd though.

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Post by jdaw1 » 13:03 Mon 08 Sep 2008

I own four suitable bottles — adopt from me.

Jay wants Thu 16 Oct, and g-man probably shouldn’t come on either date. That suggests Thursday 16 October 2008.

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Re: New York - Postponed Old & Odd Tasting

Post by AHB » 14:49 Mon 08 Sep 2008

I can make Thursday 16th, but do not yet know where I will need to be on Friday 17th or whether that day will be the day I am deposed by plaintiff's counsel.

Bearing in mind I may need to have my wits about me on the Friday, I would very much prefer to have the tasting on Friday evening, if that fits with the social plans of others.

I have a bottle of "Refreshed 1896" port shipped under the name of Garcia. I know nothing about this bottle but would welcome an excuse to open it in the company of others who would find it interesting. This was the bottle that I was hinting of bringing to keep Jay's Schofield from being lonely.
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:11 Mon 08 Sep 2008

Friday 17th October 2008 works for me.

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Post by g-man » 20:13 Mon 08 Sep 2008

Friday Oct 17th works well with me too...

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Post by differentdave » 20:55 Mon 08 Sep 2008

Fridays are generally better for me, I can 1)drink more 2) stay out later and 3)not have to go into work the following the day.

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Post by jfacciol » 00:44 Tue 09 Sep 2008

Friday sounds good to me. But there has been such a huge outbreak on this forum of sensible statements about when to drink port that I am not sure this is really theportforum.

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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 01:21 Tue 09 Sep 2008

We have a date. Title edited to “Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008†.

Jay: this thread has mentioned that Friday evening is a good time to drink port. That view is fully consistent with official :tpf: policy. Other good times to drink port, also consistent with official :tpf: policy, include Monday lunch, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday lunch, …, Friday afternoon, Saturday lunch, …, and Sunday evening. This would not be the real ThePortForum if any of these self-evidently excellent times were widely denied.

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Post by g-man » 01:47 Tue 09 Sep 2008

jdaw1 wrote:We have a date. Title edited to “Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008†.

Jay: this thread has mentioned that Friday evening is a good time to drink port. That view is fully consistent with official :tpf: policy. Other good times to drink port, also consistent with official :tpf: policy, include Monday lunch, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday lunch, …, Friday afternoon, Saturday lunch, …, and Sunday evening. This would not be the real ThePortForum if any of these self-evidently excellent times were widely denied.
That sounds like we just drink too much, how about any day that ends in a "y"
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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by SEAN C. » 06:29 Tue 09 Sep 2008

I certainly would be interested and I'm sure I have a few Ports that fit the "Old & Odd" title..I know offhand I have a 1962 Dow "Special Reserve" and a 1947 Barros Colheita

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Post by EricD » 13:01 Sat 13 Sep 2008

Count me in! Friday works for me.

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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by TBird » 19:19 Tue 16 Sep 2008

i'm quite bummed to miss this but i will be out of the country. :crying:
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Post by g-man » 18:40 Wed 17 Sep 2008

I called up Henry's End and they're willing to host us late on friday for roughly 8 (as in 6 or 10 range) people.
They said if we come in at 9pm we'd get the restaurant for the rest of the night.

http://www.henrysend.com/

Corkage is 25$/bottle

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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by jfacciol » 23:24 Wed 17 Sep 2008

Jeff, do I understand correctly that we could not start until 9 pm? That's too late for me, although the restaurant looks quite tempting.

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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Wed 17 Sep 2008

We’ll have a bottle or so of port each. That needs most of five hours.

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Post by g-man » 02:23 Thu 18 Sep 2008

Unfortunately i don't own the restaurant so I couldn't say =)

But the guy that picked up the phone did strongly hint at "later" in the night for fridays that I took to mean 9 =) ... I'm sure we can get away with 8:15-8:30
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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by jfacciol » 03:33 Thu 18 Sep 2008

I need to start at about 6 pm. I have a memorial service that I am attending in Westchester the next day and cannot burn any midnight oil.
My vote, therefore, would be to keep looking for another venue.

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Post by g-man » 03:34 Thu 18 Sep 2008

would you guys be interested in joining me there for dinner regardless not related to this tasting?

It was very good last time and I found it perfect for colder weather?
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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by AHB » 12:44 Mon 22 Sep 2008

I'm a bit hacked off, but it seems that I will need to move my US visit back by a couple of weeks. It now looks like I will be in LA on November 2-4 and in New York on November 5-7.

While this will give T-Bird another shot at attending, do these dates work for other folks in New York?

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Re: Old & Odd, New York, Friday 17th October 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 15:23 Mon 22 Sep 2008

It’s no trouble at all fitting tastings around you Alex. No trouble.

Wed 5th Nov, Thu 6th Nov, Fri 7th Nov: all OK with me.

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