New York, ¿Thu 03 Jan ’08?

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New York, ¿Thu 03 Jan ’08?

Post by jdaw1 » 18:55 Thu 06 Dec 2007

Several new members and potential new members of TPF have said that they are unable to make the tasting on Tuesday 11th December 2007, so this thread is to try to find dates for the first NYC tasting in 2008.

Seth Rosenberg, by email, says that only Wednesdays or Thursdays work for him. So can people please comment on their availability on:
  • Wednesday 2nd January 2008;
  • Thursday 3rd January 2008;
  • Wednesday 9th January 2008;
  • Thursday 10th January 2008;
  • Wednesday 16th January 2008;
  • Thursday 17th January 2008?
Unless there’s a better plan, we’ll meet at the place that is becoming usual:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=6792#6792]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote: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.
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Early 08 tasting

Post by mzimberg » 19:26 Thu 06 Dec 2007

I can not make the 2nd or 3rd of Jan. How about the 17th of Jan?

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OK, I’ve extended the list of possible dates.

Post by jdaw1 » 19:29 Thu 06 Dec 2007

OK, I’ve extended the list of possible dates. Mid-January might not work for me, but we’ll see how the votes lie before deciding.

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Post by AHB » 07:41 Fri 07 Dec 2007

Extending the list of dates to Wednesday 13th or Thursday 14th of February would mean that I could join you all. Of those dates, Wednesday would be the preferable for me.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:00 Fri 07 Dec 2007

Yes, February would work out better for me. But i won't know for sure until probably mid-january (after we have shift change and I find out what days I have off)

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February will be a different tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 14:11 Fri 07 Dec 2007

February will be a different tasting. AHB can join us for that one. But let’s have December’s and agree January’s date before tackling that one.

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Post by AHB » 14:49 Fri 07 Dec 2007

Do I sense a monthly New York port tasting theme starting to appear?
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Monthly-ish at least.

Post by jdaw1 » 14:56 Fri 07 Dec 2007

Monthly-ish at least.

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Post by g-man » 16:37 Fri 07 Dec 2007

hmm i should be good whenever, but my schedule is a bit sporadic and I'm not quite sure what would happen after the new years.

I should be good with any of those dates.

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Right now my days off are wed-thu, but it may change

Post by seth1917 » 20:36 Fri 07 Dec 2007

It's important to note my days off right now are wed-thu, but I can't be 100% sure that they will stay that way. My work schedule is both extremely strict and and the same time undetermined. I only know my days off for the next week each friday - and they could change from week to week - and I have no control over it at all. They have kept me on wed-thu off for about 2 months now, so hopefully they will keep it that way, but needless to say, it makes planning a real problem.

It would be great if we could plan for a wed or thu and I keep those days off, but I would hate for people to plan around me and then for my schedule to change - this is all just for full disclosure.

the one thing I do know is that I will have vacation from jan 13-19 and will be out of town.

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right now I could do jan 2,3 or 9,10

Post by seth1917 » 19:59 Sun 09 Dec 2007

assuming that my days off don't change, I could do jan 2 or 3 or 9 or 10.

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Post by mosesbotbol » 21:33 Mon 10 Dec 2007

Only Fri's or Sat's work for me in NYC, unless it is a holiday.

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Post by jfacciol » 18:39 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Jan 2, 3 and 10 all work for me.

What about the theme?

Tawnies? 1970 VPs?

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Post by EricD » 20:34 Wed 12 Dec 2007

I will be away from Jan 20th for about a week, but it looks like I can pretty much make it on any of these dates.

I was thinking a tasting of 20-year-old tawnies might be fun. Any interest?

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Re: Early 08 tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 20:55 Wed 12 Dec 2007

mzimberg wrote:I can not make the 2nd or 3rd of Jan. How about the 17th of Jan?
Several others can make 2nd, 3rd, or 10th. Michael: can you make the 10th?

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Jan 10th is out, sorry!

Post by mzimberg » 20:57 Wed 12 Dec 2007

It is my niece's 4th birthday that day. Please keep me informed though, possibly I can stop by after?

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Fourth birthdays aren’t usually late evening functions.

Post by jdaw1 » 20:59 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Fourth birthdays aren’t usually late evening functions. Will the party be far away?

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Post by mzimberg » 21:07 Wed 12 Dec 2007

It will probably be in Manhattan so I should be able to attend at least part...

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Availabilities in early January 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 21:10 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Code: Select all

          2nd 3rd 9th 10th 16th 17th
mzimberg   ✠˜  ✠˜   ?   ½   ?    ?
g-man      ✠”  ✠”   ✠”   ✠”   ✠”   ✠”
seth1917   ✠”  ✠”   ✠”   ✠”   ✠˜   ✠˜
jfacciol   ✠”  ✠”   ✠˜   ✠”   ✠˜   ✠˜
EricD      ✠”  ✠”   ✠˜   ✠”   ✠˜   ✠˜
Second or third work best for me, but tenth best for MZ. Those are the choices.

EricD has proposed a tawny tasting, and I believe that he has a good collection of bottles. I’m happy to pay ≤$120 to adopt one of his bottles. Assuming other are liked minded, Eric please propose a seven-bottle tasting drawn wholly or partly from your cellar.

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Post by g-man » 22:13 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Or perhaps a Colheita tasting,

That's one type of port I really have never tried and would make an interesting learning experience.

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I’d love a Colheita tasting, for the same reason.

Post by jdaw1 » 22:18 Wed 12 Dec 2007

I’d love a Colheita tasting, for the same reason. Does someone have a good collection of adoptable bottles?

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Post by EricD » 22:39 Wed 12 Dec 2007

I think a Colheita tasting is definitely in order. The aged tawnies are generally pretty consistent, but the Colheitas show a great deal of variation, a lot of it depending on how long they were kept in the cask. That will make for a much more interesting tasting.

I don't have very many Colheitas on hand right now, but I know the best place to find them is in the Ironbound section of Newark. I think I shall make a trip there this weekend to see what I can find.

Right now I have 3 bottles I can contribute: Moreira 1966, Feist 1963, and Dalva 1952 Golden White (which was absolutely amazing when we had it at Vinologia in Oporto). I will let you all know what else I find on my trip to Newark.

I think it would be great if we can snag some Niepoort, Rocha and Delaforce Colheitas. The Delaforce come in 500 ml bottles. I've had the 1986 and thought it was exceptional.

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Post by g-man » 22:41 Wed 12 Dec 2007

When are you headed out there Eric?

I could probably go with you. I can pick up a few bottles myself too.

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Hutchinson’s Colheita 1937

Post by jdaw1 » 23:10 Wed 12 Dec 2007

I have a Hutchinson’s Colheita 1937, which I can get at notice of a couple of weeks.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 00:03 Thu 13 Dec 2007

Eric,

If you open the Moreira 1966, I suggest opening it about 1-2 weeks prior to the offline. This sounds crazy, I know. But Jay, Roy, and I have all had this on different occassions and have all discovered it makes a rather large turn around and becomes a very good Colheita after being open that long. Prior to the long decant its not that good. I can't explain it and no one else can either....just one of the mysteries of life I guess.

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