Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)

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Lifting the chill of January in NY (5pm, Sat 8 Jan 2011)

Post by SushiNorth » 22:04 Wed 01 Dec 2010

Update:
Date: 5pm on Saturday the 8th of January, 2011.
Location: g-man's place. As this is at the private residence of one of our members, the address will be distributed to attendees via email.
Theme: Smith Woodhouse, VPs vs LBVs vs Colheitas

Smith Woodhouse 1976 Colheita
Smith Woodhouse 1980 VP
Smith Woodhouse 1983 VP
Smith Woodhouse 1984 LBV
Smith Woodhouse 1985 VP
Smith Woodhouse Madalena 1995 SQVP
Smith Woodhouse 1995 LBV

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SushiNorth +2, +1
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Time for the next NY tasting!
I've two goals, first I am hoping for an influx of NY members -- either from Eric's article or from our own outreach (bring a friend!) -- and I'd like to give everyone a chance to get introduced before we do the Dow tasting. Second, of course, I'd like to drink port.

LBVs have been suggested several times, so let's try doing an educational LBV/VP tasting. I've the following bottles which may be of interest:

Smith Woodhouse LBV 1984,
Smith Woodhouse VP 1983
Rozes LBV 1994
Rozes VP 1994

(I've a Taylor lbv 94, too, but i doubt it's time to open it's VP brother :) ).

[strike]Beacon Restaurant worked well last time, so I'd suggest we aim for a little earlier (say 5pm) on Sunday, January 9th. Thoughts?[/strike]
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:20 Wed 01 Dec 2010

Rozès 1997 needs several days of decanting. It’s terrible until the third day. I don’t know about the Rz94, but maybe it is similar.

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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by SushiNorth » 22:28 Wed 01 Dec 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Rozès 1997 needs several days of decanting. It’s terrible until the third day. I don’t know about the Rz94, but maybe it is similar.
Quite, we've judged it as a 4 day decant.
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by TBird » 22:34 Wed 01 Dec 2010

NFL Jan. 8-9 -- Wild-card playoff round.
:shock: :?
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by DRT » 22:39 Wed 01 Dec 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Rozès 1997 needs several days of decanting. It’s terrible until the third day. I don’t know about the Rz94, but maybe it is similar.
This being evidence of the above. Terrible, terrible stuff.
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by SushiNorth » 23:08 Wed 01 Dec 2010

TBird wrote:NFL Jan. 8-9 -- Wild-card playoff round.
:shock: :?
Did you have an alternative proposition?
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by g-man » 23:17 Wed 01 Dec 2010

Eh, the giants fan can stay at home.

The Jets are a lock for sure!
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by TBird » 23:21 Wed 01 Dec 2010

gman house, so we can do both?! :lol: :nirvana:
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TBird wrote:NFL Jan. 8-9 -- Wild-card playoff round.
:shock: :?
Did you have an alternative proposition?
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by g-man » 01:52 Thu 02 Dec 2010

TBird wrote:gman house, so we can do both?! :lol: :nirvana:
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TBird wrote:NFL Jan. 8-9 -- Wild-card playoff round.
:shock: :?
Did you have an alternative proposition?

thats true

my house in long island is certainly open then.
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by g-man » 04:52 Thu 09 Dec 2010

so let's do this out in long island at my house.

let me know who's in
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by SushiNorth » 18:06 Thu 23 Dec 2010

It sounds like will switch this day to Saturday Jan 8th. Sunday was only practical because Beacon has BYO on sundays; as we are to hold the tasting at g-man's place, it's BYO any day he declares it so.
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by jdaw1 » 18:12 Thu 23 Dec 2010

Could it be relevant that I will be in NY that weekend? But not with any bottles. Maybe I could adopt?

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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by SushiNorth » 19:28 Thu 23 Dec 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Could it be relevant that I will be in NY that weekend? But not with any bottles. Maybe I could adopt?
You could adopt, but i think it would be my pleasure to spot.
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by g-man » 20:17 Thu 23 Dec 2010

If we do it sunday,

we'll do a fancy brunch wiht some bacon and pancakes

if it's saturday, we'll do dinner.
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by jfacciol » 00:06 Fri 24 Dec 2010

If Julian is attending, how can I miss this?

I certainly don't mind a LBV tasting but perhaps we could up our game in honor of our surprise guest.

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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by g-man » 00:22 Fri 24 Dec 2010

The date is Jan 8th

please modify sushi
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:32 Fri 24 Dec 2010

g-man wrote:The date is Jan 8th

please modify sushi
Done by me.

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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (Sat 8 Jan 2011)

Post by g-man » 00:32 Fri 24 Dec 2010

shall we maintain theme?

lbv vs vp with some other bottles thrown in?
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by jdaw1 » 01:02 Fri 24 Dec 2010

jfacciol wrote:perhaps we could up our game in honor of our surprise guest.
Agreed: now is the moment for the 1900/1904/1908 triple horizontal. Cockburn, Dow, Graham, Sandeman (all declared combinations).
g-man wrote:lbv vs vp with some other bottles thrown in?
As a backup, perhaps more realistic, it sounds reasonable.

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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by DRT » 01:07 Fri 24 Dec 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
jfacciol wrote:perhaps we could up our game in honor of our surprise guest.
Agreed: now is the moment for the 1900/1904/1908 triple horizontal. Cockburn, Dow, Graham, Sandeman (all declared combinations).
I was just about to post a warning to our American friends reminding them what they are dealing with here when jdaw1 made my warning somewhat redundant.
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (9 Jan 2011)

Post by jdaw1 » 01:14 Fri 24 Dec 2010

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:now is the moment for the 1900/1904/1908 triple horizontal. Cockburn, Dow, Graham, Sandeman (all declared combinations).
I was just about to post a warning to our American friends reminding them what they are dealing with here when jdaw1 made my warning somewhat redundant.
That G did not declare 1900, and D might not have? Easy mistake to make.

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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (Sat 8 Jan 2011)

Post by DRT » 01:21 Fri 24 Dec 2010

Suggested improvement for software that makes Placemats:

IF AttendeeList INCLUDES jdaw1
THEN
WHERE AttendeeNationality = American
SET WaterTickBoxes x 2
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Post by g-man » 02:15 Fri 24 Dec 2010

heheh how about a 1975 tasting :evil:
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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (Sat 8 Jan 2011)

Post by jfacciol » 05:45 Fri 24 Dec 2010

Perhaps we can at least link the lbvs and the vps. In other words, a Warre's lbv and a Warre's vp. The lbvs and vps will not necessarily be the same years but at least we can see if there is some house consistency in style. I can't imagine how many combos Julian might be able to handle on his own; for us mere mortals, one combo per each two people? I could supply 1984 Smith Woodhouse LBV, 1984 Warre LBV, 1986 Warre LBV, 1989 Ramos Pinto LBV, 1990 Churchill LBV (?), 1990 Offley LBV, 1991 Ferreira LBV, 1991 Graham LBV, 1992 Niepoort LBV, 1994 Osborne LBV, 1994 Ramos Pinto LBV, and a few newer ones.

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Re: Lifting the chill of January in NY (Sat 8 Jan 2011)

Post by g-man » 03:04 Sat 25 Dec 2010

wow Jay is a treasure trove for lbvs.

I'll see if i can start hunting down the vp equivalents and since it's my place if we dont have enough I can simply just run down and pick up other stuff
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