The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

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Chris Doty
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The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm

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Gentlemen,

Thank you to those that have expressed interest in attending the 2nd Annual Doty Cup. We are in the process of finalizing the menu with the Square (http://www.squarerestaurant.com/), but we're agreed in principle for Friday, the 21st of March @ 7pm.

We have agreed 135 per person all in (they've apparently had a price increase since 2011!) for the food/service/tax/etc. I am supplying the bottles, with a 'celebrity shot' generously sponsored by RAYC (defending his 2013 Doty Cup Title) We have already heard from a few of you who cannot make that date. I am sorry that you will need to wait until 2015 for your shot at the cup. We will toast in your honor.

The format will be broadly similar to last year's tasting, with 6 flights of two wines, all served double blind, a small 'ted-ish' presentation from each guest, followed by a discussion of the wines, voting, and the presentation of the Cup/prize. One likely change is that as the line-up this year includes a number of port novices, the wine fights will have a broader distribution than last year.

Attendees:
1.) King Doty
2.) 13Champ
3.) Crown Princess Ahmed (TBC)
4.) Prime Minister
5.) H. Potter
6.) American Richard
7.) Tokyo Tim
8.) Director Finkle
9.) Jajow Veteran
10.) Betrayals Sustained
11.) Crown Prince Ahmed
12.) Muggins

Many thanks to JDAW for his famous bespoke placemats/paper trail.

Looking forward to it!
Chris (aka King Doty)

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I am interested, thank you.

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Thank you, yes please. Mondays and Wednesdays mildly preferred, but at your disposal.

Placemats: that seems traditional. Sure. How numbered? 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B !? α1 α2 β1 β2 γ1 γ2? Something based on Paradise Lost, or Christmas? Something else?
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I'm interested. I'll check my work diary next week and post preferred dates, but generally Mon-Thu peferred.
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I am feeling a little remiss so far this year bit TDC has been on my radar! As soon as date is confirmed I shall speak nicely to Mrs Read.


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benread wrote:As soon as date is confirmed I shall speak nicely to Mrs Read.
Speak nicely to her now :wink:
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I would also be interested but have already a fairly packed schedule :roll:

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Sounds great.

6th is out for me unfortunately as I will be in Leverkeusen for Axel's 2011 vp extravaganza.
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If there is room after the regular competitors have taken their seats I would love to join as this sounds a great evening, subject to the final date!

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If it's the 6th (or any other day before the 6th in that week) I can be there. Won't be able to attend the 15th unfortunately.
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DRT wrote:I am interested, thank you.

Days ending in a "y" are best for me.
Wouldn't be the same w/o you, DRT.

I am moving the date back though -- sometime likely in the 3rd week of March.

I promise the day will still end in 'y'
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jdaw1 wrote:Thank you, yes please. Mondays and Wednesdays mildly preferred, but at your disposal.

Placemats: that seems traditional. Sure. How numbered? 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B !? α1 α2 β1 β2 γ1 γ2? Something based on Paradise Lost, or Christmas? Something else?

Fabulous Jdaw. Wednesday may work as well, but this will now likely be in March.

as for placemats, numbering should indeed be special. will have a think and get back to you. I want something...resurgent and triumphant.
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AHB wrote:I'm interested. I'll check my work diary next week and post preferred dates, but generally Mon-Thu peferred.
I mean, having served your time last year as helper, it only seems fair that you get a crack at the Cup, AHB.

Moved to March - hope we find a date that works.

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benread wrote:I am feeling a little remiss so far this year bit TDC has been on my radar! As soon as date is confirmed I shall speak nicely to Mrs Read.


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Fabulous. Would love to see you there Ben. Now thinking 3rd week of March. will keep ya'll posted
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WS1 wrote:I would also be interested but have already a fairly packed schedule :roll:

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You can't miss two years in a row Wolf. That would be horribly un-German of you. We're now thinking 3rd week of March. You're running out of excuses and need to help make sure AHB doesn't run away with the Cup!
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RAYC wrote:Sounds great.

6th is out for me unfortunately as I will be in Leverkeusen for Axel's 2011 vp extravaganza.
I forgot about Axel's extravaganza! I feel like I've missed a ton of great tastings he's put on. I will be very eager to hear all about it!

We're moving this to March, and obviously can't do it without the defending champion to preside.
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CPR 1 wrote:If there is room after the regular competitors have taken their seats I would love to join as this sounds a great evening, subject to the final date!

Thanks

Charles
Hello Charles,

I will keep you on a reserves list for now and will hope we can find room for you, subject to the date working out. We're now thinking the 3rd week (ish) of March.
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RonnieRoots wrote:If it's the 6th (or any other day before the 6th in that week) I can be there. Won't be able to attend the 15th unfortunately.
Not to worry -- now thinking 3rdish week of March. Hope that suits.
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Would love to come. During the third week of March though, the only date that would work for me is the Monday (St Patrick's Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland). If it so happens, it so happens.
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Chris Doty wrote:Now thinking 3rd week of March. will keep ya'll posted
:(

Third week of March (w/c 17th) I will be out of the UK and not able to attend. I could make the second or fourth weeks, he says hopefully...
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Chris Doty wrote:
WS1 wrote:I would also be interested but have already a fairly packed schedule :roll:

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You can't miss two years in a row Wolf. That would be horribly un-German of you. We're now thinking 3rd week of March. You're running out of excuses and need to help make sure AHB doesn't run away with the Cup!
You are right and wrong! But I will miss a second time since on my annual Burgundy/Rhone trip starting on Monday the 17th until the 29th of March is already fully booked (appointments etc.) :crying:

Sorry Chris.

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AHB wrote:
Chris Doty wrote:Now thinking 3rd week of March. will keep ya'll posted
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Third week of March (w/c 17th) I will be out of the UK and not able to attend. I could make the second or fourth weeks, he says hopefully...
The second and fourth weeks might also be better for me, depending on the day. Tuesdays are good, Thursdays slightly less good.
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Has a date yet been chosen?
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Looks like friday the 21st

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Chris Doty wrote:Looks like friday the 21st

Woo woo
Enjoy! Sadly I cannot make it. :crying:

However there is some compensation; will be in the "Beaugraviere" in Mondragon that night and very likely drinking some RAYAS :D

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