17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

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17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

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Date: Sunday 17th May
Time: 5pm
Venue: Left Bank
Location: 117 Perry St, New York, NY 10014; between Hudson St & Greenwich St in the West Village

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Miguel Simoes
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Non- :tpf: guests
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Rachel Brown
Conor Kneeshaw (nephew of Justin K)

The tasting has been simplified to a straight blind tasting with 7 attendees and no music. Bring a bottle, wrapped in foil.


The placemats (and parameters by which made).
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Is it available on Skype?
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Perhaps.
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Perhaps I'm in.
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Investigating. Might be possible to do a weekend in NYC.
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If Glenn can contemplate travelling across the whole of the continental land mass to be there, I think the least you could do is fly over to join us Derek.
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I'll take the lead on setting something up, getting us a place, etc. Are there particular nights that you are Unavailable?
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Hi Josh. No nights unavailable at present but I'll keep this thread updated on that score. Glenn, if you're serious about making the trip, what would work best? My trip is weekend to weekend so possibly not great in terms of a weekend tasting - but maybe Sunday 17th or Friday 22nd would work? The evening chosen will also affect corkage costs, I'm guessing.
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Three attendees so far, all of whom have used the placemat software. Though I’d be willing to oblige, I expect not to.
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Thanks Julian. We will do our best to make exuberant placemats that show off the capabilities of the software. Tastefully.
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I'm Interested...mid-May is often tough with Mother's Day and several Birthdays...but fully interested if I can swing it.
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DRT wrote:Perhaps I'm in.
I think it is the port which is putting him off. If it was just the atonal music...
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AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:Perhaps I'm in.
I think it is the port which is putting him off. If it was just the atonal music...
Listen buddy, you got somethin' to say about Boulez, you better say it to my face…
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John M wrote:I'm Interested...mid-May is often tough with Mother's Day and several Birthdays...but fully interested if I can swing it.
Great news John, will be good to see you.
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jdaw1 wrote:Do consider sending a PM to the group New York tasters.
SushiNorth is on top of things.
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The last concert I went to was a recital of an assortment of works by Debussy. The next concert tickets have just arrived through the post, for the screening of Breakfast at Tiffany's with the score played by the London Philarmonic.

You might spot from the clues that I am not an atonal man. There is a reason why atonal music does not top the classical charts.
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The classical charts??? Oh dear oh dear. You'll be playing the violin in a wet t-shirt and calling yourself 'Bridgeman' next.
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djewesbury wrote:The classical charts??? Oh dear oh dear. You'll be playing the violin in a wet t-shirt and calling yourself 'Bridgeman' next.
'cello please. The violin is a dreadful instrument. All screechy and waily.

Your post reminds me of the 'cellist's joke - what is the difference between a viola and a trampoline?
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djewesbury wrote:Glenn, if you're serious about making the trip, what would work best? My trip is weekend to weekend so possibly not great in terms of a weekend tasting - but maybe Sunday 17th or Friday 22nd would work? The evening chosen will also affect corkage costs, I'm guessing.
My trip would likely be a Wed-Sun or Thurs-Sun type of long weekend, so Friday 22nd would probably be best. Still in the investigation phase here.
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[quote="In this thread, AHB"]
'cello please. The violin is a dreadful instrument. All screechy and waily.

Your post reminds me of the 'cellist's joke - what is the difference between a viola and a trampoline?[/quote]
Notwithstanding his failure to provide the punchline to this joke, I hold that Alex's apostrophes (denoting the French 'violoncello') are superfluous and do not relate to the word as it has developed in English, which is simply cello, with no additional punctuation necessary.
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djewesbury wrote:the word as it has developed in English, which is simply cello, with no additional punctuation necessary.
Mayhap he didn’t fancy the italic.
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The italic is, as you well know, chosen to highlight the word without using any inverted commas or quotation marks, such as might cause confusion in the context given.
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As always, I will be far more likely to secure us a venue that can accommodate lots of bottles (at low/no corkage) if we don't aim for a friday or saturday evening. That said, I'll start with May 16th as our target date, but we may need to go with Thurs May 21st or Fri May 22nd as alternatives. Glenn, do you have a preference before I start calling around?
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SushiNorth wrote:As always, I will be far more likely to secure us a venue that can accommodate lots of bottles (at low/no corkage) if we don't aim for a friday or saturday evening. That said, I'll start with May 16th as our target date, but we may need to go with Thurs May 21st or Fri May 22nd as alternatives. Glenn, do you have a preference before I start calling around?
No preference, other than "not mid-week," which realistically means not Tuesday or Wednesday. For me to make the trip it will need to involve a weekend and not involve more than 2 days of vacation. A Tuesday tasting implies flying back to Seattle on Wednesday, but a Thursday tasting only implies flying to NYC on that same Thursday. That can be done.
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