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1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Roy Hersh     » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:51 am

On Saturday, April 20th ... we will need some relief from tax time. The perfect time in fact for a 30 year old VP retrospective.

One bottle per person, entry fee. We'll provide the room and glassware. Specific venue TBD. 15 guests and me for 16-20 bottles,

Get your name in early, first come ... first served. [cheers.gif]


1. Glenn - Graham's
2. Andy - Niepoort
3. David - Dow's
4. Carl - Ramos Pinto
5. Phyllis - Ferreira's Quinta do Seixo
6. Stewart - Taylor
7. Maurice - Quinta do Noval "Silval"
8. Arnie M. - Gould Campbell
9. Tolga A. - Warre's
10. Thamis - Fonseca
11. Fernando - Messias
12. Bradley - Quinta do Noval Nacional
13. Melanie - Offley
14. Eric M. - Smith Woodhouse
15. Elaine - Kopke
16. Roy - Cockburn ... until I find a clean one. ++


WAIT LISTED:
a. Lisa S. - Croft's Qta Roeda
b. Vic -
c.

Suggestions for bottles: Sandeman, Croft's Roeda, Quarles Harris, Qta do Panascal, Quinta de Roriz ... just to name a few.
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Glenn E.     » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:05 am

Count me in!

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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby David Spriggs     » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:50 am

I'd like to attend!
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Andy Velebil     » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:39 am

I would like to attend as well.
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Carl D     » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:37 pm

Add Phyllis and me to the list as well!!
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:24 am

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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Maurice Fitzhugh     » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:41 am

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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Tom D.     » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:30 pm

Great idea Roy! I would really love to make the trip and meet some FTLOP'ers for the first time. Don't put me on the list yet, as I have some issues to sort out here, but I'm going to monitor this closely.

(Along similar lines, I had been hoping someone might put together a similar event for a 1963 Vintage Port - 50 Year Restrospective. I'd gladly host it myself, but I doubt we'd be able to find a critical mass of locals to attend.)
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Roy Hersh     » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:05 pm

I've updated the list.

Tom, I hope you can make it. If you want to start a new thread about a 1963 VP tasting, please do so, but I don't want to confuse this one by discussing two distinct events. [friends.gif]
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Eric Ifune     » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:24 pm

Oh! Working that weekend. [dash1.gif]
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Andy Velebil     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:50 am

Eric Ifune wrote:Oh! Working that weekend. [dash1.gif]

You are looking like you have an eye problem that weekend. You can't see your way to work :lol:
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Eric Menchen     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:57 am

Like Tom, I'm exploring the possibilities and would like to come, but need not be added to the list yet. I also don't have a lot of 1983 to choose from:
Cockburn
Gould Campbell
Graham
Ramos Pinto
Smith Woodhouse
But there is time before then to look.
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby David Spriggs     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:10 pm

I also don't have a lot to choose from:

Cockburn
Dow's -- (I have a lot of this)
Gould Campbell

I am more than happy to source or adopt a bottle. I would like to know somewhat soon so that I can ship it to Roy in advance.
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Carl D     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:09 pm

Worse than some who've replied, I have no 1983 at all - we'll definitely be looking for some suggestions on what to acquire & bring.
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Roy Hersh     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:34 pm

I've added in "Maybe" for Tom D. and Eric M.

Also for those that have mentioned here or emailed me with specific VP's they'd like to share, I've included those above; but only from guests who have fully committed to attending.
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Tom D.     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:52 pm

Okay, I am in. I will plan on sourcing 1983 Fonseca and having it shipped to Roy prior to the event.

Depending on flight schedules, I may come into town on the 19th, so if Roy and/or any other locals are avaiable for an informal dinner/offline that night, just give the word!

Looking forward to meeting some of the FTLOP community at long last...
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Andy Velebil     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:57 pm

Roy Hersh wrote:16. Roy - Cockburn +++ (that way, nobody else has to take the blame and I own mine for 2 decades +). I'll wait to see who brings what and fill in gaps.


Does the "+++" mean you've got 3 Cockburn back up bottles in the hopes that one is good :wink: [rotfl.gif]
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Glenn E.     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:54 pm

Andy Velebil wrote:
Roy Hersh wrote:16. Roy - Cockburn +++ (that way, nobody else has to take the blame and I own mine for 2 decades +). I'll wait to see who brings what and fill in gaps.


Does the "+++" mean you've got 3 Cockburn back up bottles in the hopes that one is good :wink: [rotfl.gif]

It means I'm looking forward to having a couple of bottles of 1983 Cockburn to drink the following week! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Bradley Bogdan     » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:28 pm

I'm in! If Tom is set on finding a bottle of the Fonseca, I'd be happy to bring an '83 Taylors. If Tom is able to hunt something else down though, I'd prefer to bring the Fonseca, as I wouldn't have to make a (quite long) side trip to fetch the bottle at some point this spring.
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Re: 1983 Vintage Port - 30 Year Retrospective

Postby Andy Velebil     » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:52 am

Glenn E. wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
Roy Hersh wrote:16. Roy - Cockburn +++ (that way, nobody else has to take the blame and I own mine for 2 decades +). I'll wait to see who brings what and fill in gaps.


Does the "+++" mean you've got 3 Cockburn back up bottles in the hopes that one is good :wink: [rotfl.gif]

It means I'm looking forward to having a couple of bottles of 1983 Cockburn to drink the following week! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Glenn, you're soooo lucky not to be able to detect TCA.
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