FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

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FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Roy Hersh     » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:03 pm

Four years ago Wednesday, FTLOP came into being. The "official" online presence, both the website and Forum were turned on.

We've rarely looked back except with a nostalgic view, to see the humble beginnings of the community which has continued to grow and prosper and we only have YOU to thank. :thanks:

I hope that you will all open a special bottle of Port this week; host a Port-athon; get together with friends or other :ftlop: members and share a great bottle or three! [friends.gif]

In the spirit, I will be putting on a Port tasting for a dozen local restaurant Sommeliers on Wednesday morning to do my part to share some extraordinary Ports with these ladies and gentlemen. [cheers.gif]

Not content with celebrating with mere strangers, I have invited 7 guests ... most from :ftlop: to come over on Thursday night to celebrate in Port style. 8 men ... beginning with 8 bottles of Port. We'll see how things progress but the lineup is impressive.

If I can ask one favor? [beg.gif]

Please feel free to post in this thread, but should you choose to partake in the festivities ... opening something special ... PLEASE POST YOUR PORT TASTING NOTE IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE.


Whether you are [imnewhere.gif] or an old seasoned :ftlop: veteran ... I would like to thank you for your participation and adding to the progressive "Collective Port Wisdom."


That goes for you lurkers too! [welcome.gif]

:winepour: :winepour: [dance2.gif] :winepour: :winepour: [cheers.gif] :winepour: :winepour:

Drink responsibly! :scholar:
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Roy Hersh     » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:00 pm

This morning's lineup in an educational tasting, presented for a group of local Sommeliers:

10 year old Tawny - KOPKE
10 year old Tawny - INFANTADO

20 year old Tawny - GRAHAM
20 year old Tawny - KOPKE

1968 Colheita - QUEVEDO
1968 Colheita - KOPKE

2000 LBV - INFANTADO
2000 VP - INFANTADO

1985 VP - DOW
2007 VP - QUEVEDO
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Eric Menchen     » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:33 am

Waiting for the TNs, particularly on those 1968s. :wink:
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Glenn E.     » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:21 am

Fun lineup!

The best part is that I think I understand the reason for each pairing! Woo! I'm learning! :wink:
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Roy Hersh     » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:27 am

Last night the P8 had to change venues late in the game. It was another scorcher over 100 degrees and even though it felt much cooler than the 104 the previous day (avg. temp this time of year is 77) we all decided to follow Glenn's suggestion and head to a local hotel where Glenn had arranged for a Boardroom for the night. The air-conditioning was worth the price of admission and with some fun snacks of "rollups" and cheese etc, we had a stellar lineup, with two flights of four bottles:

Flight 1: A smattering of Colheita Port

1937 Warre Colheita
1963 Niepoort Colheita
1966 Rocha Colheita
1968 Quevedo Colheita


Flight 2: Young Vintage Ports

1963 Croft Vintage Port
1963 Warre Vintage Port
1966 Dow Vintage Port
1967 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port


I had done my best to keep our guest of honor a surprise. Oscar Quevedo has been here since Tuesday and last night the local gang got to meet him and try one of his finest Ports. We also toasted to Stewart, recently back from his honeymoon and also to FTLOP for four years of Collective Port Wisdom. I am sure there will be tasting notes to follow. A great time was had by all and that a/c really changed our moods.

Good times, great Ports and camaraderie! [cheers.gif]
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby oscarquevedo     » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:29 pm

Great time I had with the folks from Washington. I loved the Warre 1937 and had the pleasure to taste my first Nacional. What a baby....
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Roy Hersh     » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:50 pm

Oscar,

Can you please put a link here to your BLOG piece on this event?

I think it was a fun read. [notworthy.gif]
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Andy Velebil     » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:25 am

Oscar,
NIce pics and keep up the good work on the blog....if only more would follow your lead.

Boy it must have been hot there, look at all those pasty white legs in shorts :wink: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: FTLOP 4th ANNIVERSARY PORT PARTY

Postby Glenn E.     » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:07 pm

Great pictures, Oscar!
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