Friday 13th February: Graham vertical in New York

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Friday 13th February: Graham vertical in New York

Post by jdaw1 » 03:10 Thu 13 Nov 2008

[url=http://theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2221]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:It is possible that, some time in 2009 Q2, I shall be returning to the old world. One possibility is that all my port could travel with me. Another is that some of it forms the core of some tastings, here in the new world under its new President(-to-be). Possible themes include:Are any folks around here willing to help with the drinking? ! What dates work, excluding the last weekend of January and the first ten days of February?
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=19925#p19925]Here[/url] jfacciol wrote:There is one more possible theme that comes out of Julian's American stash: a Graham vertical. I have 1a number of the years that Julian does not have starting with 1963. As Graham is my favorite house, this would be of great interest to me.
There’s a Graham vertical coming. I feel it in my waters.

Preferred dates, excluding the last weekend of January and the first ten days of February? Extra bottles of Graham’s? Volunteers?

Edit: on Wed 17th Dec 2008 title changed from ‟Graham vertical in New York” to ‟Friday 13th February: Graham vertical in New York”.

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Post by g-man » 03:58 Thu 13 Nov 2008

I must admit I'm short on grahams.

Jay, what do you think of a 1963-1994 tasting?

1963
1966
1970 -Julian
1975
1977
1980 -SushiNorth
1983 -SushiNorth
1985 -Julian
1991
1994 -Julian

Did I get the years right?
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Post by SushiNorth » 15:02 Thu 13 Nov 2008

We had graham's 83 and 80 at the recent tasting, btw. I bought extra bottles of both at that time.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 15:55 Thu 13 Nov 2008

Graham's would be fun :D

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Post by jfacciol » 21:32 Thu 13 Nov 2008

I won't be near my port list for about ten days (I am in Yorkshire enjoying the howling of the wind). Off the top of my head, I have the 1963, 1977 and (I believe) the 1991. I am pretty sure that I do not have the 1966 or 1975.

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Post by g-man » 21:57 Thu 13 Nov 2008

Can someone reading this thread post what the expected prices of the grahams 63, and 75 would be?
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:17 Thu 13 Nov 2008

According to www.wine-searcher.com/prof/ the cheapest G63 in the US is at www.wineconsigners.com for a mere $260, who also have Graham 1960 for $150.

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Post by g-man » 22:34 Thu 13 Nov 2008

Okay , called up wineconsigners about the 1960 .... purchased sotheby's auction 11/17/06 .. capsule branded with grahams 1960.

no signs of seepage. Fill is very top shoulder.
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Post by SushiNorth » 22:52 Thu 13 Nov 2008

jdaw1 wrote:According to www.wine-searcher.com/prof/ the cheapest G63 in the US is at www.wineconsigners.com for a mere $260, who also have Graham 1960 for $150.
(whistles) That's a pricey decade!
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:57 Thu 13 Nov 2008

g-man wrote:Okay , called up wineconsigners about the 1960 .... purchased sotheby's auction 11/17/06 .. capsule branded with grahams 1960.

no signs of seepage. Fill is very top shoulder.
G-man won’t be adopting at the Graham vertical.
SushiNorth wrote:That's a pricey decade!
Be nice to include a G55, and even a G45” . They won’t be cheap.

”  Not mentioning 1935, 1927, 1908, 1904, and 1900.

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Post by g-man » 23:00 Thu 13 Nov 2008

jdaw1 wrote:
g-man wrote:Okay , called up wineconsigners about the 1960 .... purchased sotheby's auction 11/17/06 .. capsule branded with grahams 1960.

no signs of seepage. Fill is very top shoulder.
G-man won’t be adopting at the Graham vertical.
SushiNorth wrote:That's a pricey decade!
Be nice to include a G55, and even a G45” . They won’t be cheap.

”  Not mentioning 1935, 1927, 1908, 1904, and 1900.
pricey indeed,

I'll see about the 1960, 1966, and the 75.
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Post by differentdave » 16:17 Tue 18 Nov 2008

I can secure one or two 75 grahams for around 140 a piece, would like to attend and bring one of these with me if allowed/welcomed.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:12 Tue 18 Nov 2008

In general ’75s are terrible shouldn’t have been declared so $140 seems a lot.

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Post by jfacciol » 03:17 Thu 04 Dec 2008

I have heard from three folks by pm, so I assume that we can try to plan a Graham's vertical for January. I can supply the 1960, 1963, 1977 and 1991. That leaves us only the 1966 and the 1975. I agree with Julian's earlier comment that the 1975 should not cost anywhere near $140.00. A quick search of Wine-searcher shows the 1975 for about $80.00 a bottle plus shipping.

I am happy to volunteer my home again or perhaps, if Jeff can arrange it, we could meet at Nicks & Stef's steakhouse again. As I said in my pm, my preference is Friday or Saturday and I am pretty free in January.

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Post by jdaw1 » 04:01 Thu 04 Dec 2008

Jay: thank you for nudging this forward, and, again, for offering your home.

The last Saturday of January doesn’t work for me, but Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th are all good.

Vintages:
  • 1960 ”“ Jay;
  • 1963 ”“ Jay;
  • 1966;
  • 1970 - Julian;
  • 1975;
  • 1977 ”“ Jay;
  • 1980 ”“ SushiNorth;
  • 1983 ”“ SushiNorth;
  • 1985 ”“ Julian;
  • 1991 ”“ Jay;
  • 1994 ”“ Julian.
People:
  1. Jay;
  2. Julian;
  3. Josh;
  4. Jeff.
That’s nine bottles from the eleven vintages, and, so far, four of us. Methinks more people needed. I will invite some.

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Post by SushiNorth » 06:18 Thu 04 Dec 2008

I am rather constricted in January and can't do the 24th. I might be able to do the 17th but it is unlikely. How many people would be interested in attending this event? We'll need more than the 4 of us.
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Post by JohninNYC » 08:33 Thu 04 Dec 2008

I am free on the 17th and 24th but not on those first 2 Saturdays of January.
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Post by g-man » 16:44 Thu 04 Dec 2008

I'm on my honey moon on the 9th and wont be back till the 31st.

I might have to bow out of this one guys.
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:00 Thu 04 Dec 2008

Jeff: in one sense a shame; in another not.

People:
  1. Jay;
  2. Julian;
  3. Josh;
  4. John.
(The common theme amongst the names has been maintained Justin, Jeremy, Jack, Jacob, James, Jason, Jasper, Jimmy, Joseph, Jackie, Jade, Jane, Jemma, Jennifer, Jessica, Jo, Jodie and Justine are all welcome to sign up and drink Graham’s with us.)

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Post by SushiNorth » 18:35 Thu 04 Dec 2008

I think we may need a chart of who can make which evenings then pick the best option... John and I seem to be opposite, Jeff could you make the 3rd? (could we even fill in the blanks by then?)

Is anyone else interested in this tasting? I think we need a fresh roundup/post of announced NY tastings, per jfacciol's email.
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Post by jfacciol » 23:37 Fri 05 Dec 2008

And I cannot make January 3. It would be a shame to lose Jeff and SushiNorth seems constrained in January. Why not just roll this forward until the second weekend in February, i.e., 14 or 15 Feb?

It sounds as if we have two other tastings from Julian's stash in which a number of folks have expressed interest and now we just need to find good common times: Classic Years and 1977 Vertical series 2.

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Post by Glenn E. » 21:15 Sat 06 Dec 2008

I'm still hoping that we can plan something for Friday, February 27th. Will two tastings two weeks apart be too many too close together?

The Graham vertical and '77 "vertical" series 2 both sound good to me.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:41 Sat 06 Dec 2008

Friday 27th February is deep in the baby zone, so not me. (And as the theme is one of the three versions of drinking-Julian’s-port, that means that the G vertical can’t happen then. Sorry.)

We did a 1977 horizontal in New York last year (link), hence this is #2. I think that Jay’s description of it as 90° rotated was merely an error.

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Re: Graham vertical in New York

Post by EricD » 14:51 Sun 07 Dec 2008

In Rhode Island I have a random Graham oddity: cask sample of Malvedos, I think it's 1988 but I'm not sure. I will bring it when I come back from the holiday. Perhaps I could contribute that and/or adopt a bottle.

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Re: Graham vertical in New York

Post by jfacciol » 20:34 Mon 08 Dec 2008

I would like someday to have a Malvedos tasting, so my suggestion is that the 1988 Malvedos be saved for that occasion.

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