New York, Tue 11th December 2007

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New York, Tue 11th December 2007

Post by jdaw1 » 19:45 Wed 21 Nov 2007

The previous New York tasting seemed to be a good evening for all. Since I have never tasted Vesuvio, and have just bought a few odd bottles (1990, 1991 and 1994), let’s do it again to give me an opportunity to open some of them.

Same place:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=5272#5272]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:my local French restaurant, Bistro Citron, NY 10024-5131, which is on the east side of Columbus Avenue between west 82nd and west 83rd streets. Good nosh, and the best fries in Manhattan.

Subway from downtown take the B or C to 81st street: don’t take the A or D as they are express from Columbus Circle to somewhere functionally equivalent to Canada.
We have a date: Tuesday 11th December 2007, that working for me, Jeff, Bob Heckart, and new girl Renée. Does a 7pm start work for everybody?

[Deleted stuff seeking agreement about date.]
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Post by Andy Velebil » 21:23 Wed 21 Nov 2007

As much as I would love too, the odds are I won't be able to make it to New York so close to the holidays.

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Next session

Post by bob » 22:09 Wed 21 Nov 2007

To share my relatively contemporaneous review of the 10/29 tasting session (my first): Great company, great ports, great french fries, great steak. Thank's very much for including me. I really enjoyed it.

Based on the above, another tasting would be most welcome. Of the dates you suggest, I am available December 3, 4, 5 and 11.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Congratulations on your maiden post

Post by jdaw1 » 22:15 Wed 21 Nov 2007

Congratulations on your maiden post. And please do acknowledge your curious fans in the thread welcoming you to TPF.

First post edited to reflect date preferences.

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Post by g-man » 05:40 Thu 22 Nov 2007

I should be available to whenever ...

Let's see if i can track down some vesuvio for this tasting

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Doesn’t have to be Vesuvio.

Post by jdaw1 » 06:05 Thu 22 Nov 2007

Doesn’t have to be Vesuvio. Though you are more than welcome to make it so.

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Post by g-man » 22:16 Thu 22 Nov 2007

Alright, I've picked up a 92 vesuvio.

and I'm fine with any of those dates.

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I’ve invited, by PM, several people including …

Post by jdaw1 » 22:57 Thu 22 Nov 2007

I’ve invited, by PM, several people including mosesbotbol, Luc, jonathanvaljean (who never collects PMs: perhaps there’s a new email address not known to TPF), PortDude, Sid_Mac, and even AHB, as well as those who’ve already posted here and some former work colleagues. Who else might want to play?

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Deniz Su

Post by jdaw1 » 03:54 Fri 23 Nov 2007

We might perhaps be joined by Deniz Su, she being a joint-owner|manager|Acting Deputy Vice Under Janitor|other at a different restaurant near me.

Admins: should she apply to join this august crowd , please admit promptly.

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Renée S. Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 14:45 Sat 24 Nov 2007

Admins: you might be hearing from Renée S. Harris, who might also be joining the team. Please admit promptly.

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3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th? Restaurant OK with any.

Post by jdaw1 » 04:09 Sun 25 Nov 2007

Asked restaurant about Mon 3rd Dec, Tue 4th Dec, Wed 5th Dec, Tue 11th Dec, and they’re all good.

And Renée is having registering problems that have been forwarded to the admins.

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So we have a date: Tuesday 11th December 2007

Post by jdaw1 » 13:54 Mon 26 Nov 2007

New girl Raveesh can make Wed 28 Nov, Mon 10 Dec or Tue 11 Dec. So we have a date: Tuesday 11th December 2007.

Those who haven’t yet said: what vintage port are you bringing?

Edit: and I’ve booked a table for six people in Bistro Citron at 6:30pm on Tue 11th Dec.

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Post by g-man » 06:04 Wed 28 Nov 2007

Julian, the store I called and bought the 92 vesuvio DK ed my order.

I will be bringing a 95 vesuvio instead.

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The 1995 alas not the most favoured.

Post by jdaw1 » 14:02 Wed 28 Nov 2007

The 1995 alas not the most favoured. OK, interesting nonetheless.

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Post by Conky » 01:08 Sat 01 Dec 2007

If the Dollar keeps crashing, you may get a surprise visitor one day.

At least I can dream. :)

Alan.

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Post by Raveesh » 13:33 Sat 01 Dec 2007

What do you all think about my bringing a 1994 Croft? As 'New Girl', I indeed welcome all of your suggestions. Also have a mysterious 85 Kopke. Thank you!

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1994 Croft works for me.

Post by jdaw1 » 13:58 Sat 01 Dec 2007

1994 Croft works for me. Or you could give me the dollar cost of one of my three bottles.

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Placemats, and questions

Post by jdaw1 » 21:09 Sat 01 Dec 2007

Draft of placemats.
  • Are we all right handed?
  • Jeff: is Steph coming again?
  • Bob: you coming? With what? (Or do you want to adopt one of my three?)
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Post by Raveesh » 22:54 Sat 01 Dec 2007

Thank you, Julian, for the offering one of your fine selections. In this instance I will opt to bring along the Croft lest we run short or something equally disastrous.

Right-handed.

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Post by g-man » 03:05 Sun 02 Dec 2007

Yes Julian, Steph will be there.

Btw, I'm going to bring a Churchills 94 with the Vesuvio 95

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Placemats, and friends

Post by jdaw1 » 05:08 Sun 02 Dec 2007

Draft of placemats updated. I have also found more potential friends.

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We will be joined also by Aaron Mittman.

Post by jdaw1 » 04:43 Tue 04 Dec 2007

We will be joined also by Aaron Mittman, who has yet to reveal what he will bring.

Admins: if he should attempt to join the board, please be efficient about allowing him to post.

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Francis Facciolo, Duff Gordon 1994

Post by jdaw1 » 02:32 Sat 08 Dec 2007

Francis Facciolo (who should be admitted by passing admins) says that he will bring a Duff Gordon 1994. My first ever Duff Gordon.

Updated draft of placemats.

Edit: Francis Facciolo is jfacciol.
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Post by g-man » 07:21 Sat 08 Dec 2007

are these the same guys that make the Duff beer in the simpsons?

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V94 decanting time

Post by jdaw1 » 04:37 Sun 09 Dec 2007

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=7230#7230]Here[/url] AHB wrote:I've come back to this port again this evening, roughly 28 hours after decanting. This is absolutely superb. The nose has opened up and blackcurrants are dominant. In the mouth the wine is now a little softer but is so much more complex than it was last night or this morning. The tannins are less dominant than they were this morning and the aftertaste is longer and more pronounced.

Julian - when you read this please plan to open the bottle you are tasting a good 24-28 hours before you intend to drink it.

I'm revising my score up for this wine by 1 point - 10/10 or 97/100. Incidentally, I have only ever scored two wines higher than this and they were the Nacional 1994 and the Nacional 1963.
Alex: I can’t do this. The choices are 9am the day before, being 34 hours, or midnight immediately before, being 19 hours. Which do you advise? And also, what do you advise for my Vesuvio 1990 and 1991?

Bob: you’re paying for this bottle of V94; it’s yours. What do you instruct? (Ideally you’ll reply “whatever AHB advises†, or equivalent. Because it’s what will be done unless, before I do it, you instruct to the contrary.)

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