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by flash_uk
13:35 Mon 20 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13471

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Would it be terrible if there was more than one 1970 tasting in 2020? I would suggest you crack on, Mike. If anyone else wants to do it differently they can do so in their own way. :D I'm still keen to do the big 70 tasting and happy to assist in organising. However, might well do some form of addi...
by flash_uk
18:38 Sun 19 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13471

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

*** Calling the '70 babies *** I think '70 babies = Axel, Wolfgang, Ben, Neil. Is there anyone else? We have a decision point now. It seems that the B&F might be an option for a 28 person tasting. Were any of you hoping/intending/determined to have this 50th anniversary tasting somewhere more specia...
by flash_uk
20:29 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13471

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

jdaw1 wrote:
16:05 Sat 18 Jan 2020
flash_uk wrote:
17:40 Fri 17 Jan 2020
a placemat can be 1.5 of A4 paper, so at tasting time, we could potentially fit a few more settings in.
People are wider than 1×A3 = 2×A4 = 420mm.
Imdeed this is true. The simple check required is whether 14 chairs with a modicum of space between, can fit in the length of the Ovens.
by flash_uk
17:40 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13471

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Many thanks Alex, Derek, George, Julian, Phil for comments. Feels like we're getting there with a format. I think the challenge now is to find a venue for 28. Does anyone know if The Ovens can cope with 28? One consideration is that with mini flights of no more than 10, a placemat can be 1.5 of A4 p...
by flash_uk
10:20 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 29
Views: 1877

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

flash_uk wrote:
09:23 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Yes please!
I am also now unable to make this, so a reserve can be elevated.
by flash_uk
00:28 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

I think we’re tending towards evening before for the Tier 3s. We now need any of the other 24 people who expressed interest in the horizontal and do want to taste Tier 3 to vote in order to establish how many for Tier 3. Perhaps better to focus on the main event first and re-visit this once the dat...
by flash_uk
00:15 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

I think we’re tending towards evening before for the Tier 3s.
We now need any of the other 24 people who expressed interest in the horizontal and do want to taste Tier 3 to vote in order to establish how many for Tier 3.
by flash_uk
12:22 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

Bugger - I can't tell from the poll who is replying. Edited instructions to ask people to post in the thread that they have voted.
by flash_uk
10:56 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 18
Views: 263

1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

This poll is seeking to figure out who is interested in tasting the Tier 3 ports at the 1970 Horizontal, and when these Tier 3 ports should be tasted. The poll might result in no firm conclusion, but at least will give an indication of who is interested. If you are interested, please use the poll to...
by flash_uk
21:17 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13471

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Thanks Phil. I'll wait for some more comments and then revise the suggested proposal according to relevant updates. Couple of further thoughts based on conversation over dinner with nac: - if we assigned responsibility for each two bottles from a shipper to one attendee, then that attendee could org...
by flash_uk
14:23 Tue 14 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13471

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Some thoughts on the thoughts above. Please try and give comments against the tentative conclusions I have outlined in bold . Counting up those who have expressed an interest, we have about 20 people who come to quite a few tastings each year, and a further 14 who are less frequent or live in more d...
by flash_uk
13:49 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

Placemats printed. I'll get to the B&F around 5.20.
by flash_uk
12:46 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

nac wrote:
10:32 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Was mildly concerned about the bottle I was planning to bring, so have prepared an alternative as well. Assume it's OK to use the spare slot on the placemat?
Yes spare slot is available I believe. We now have 12 ports between 9 of us. 88)
by flash_uk
12:09 Mon 06 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

Re: Ideas for tastings

Top post updated.

Axel - I wasn't sure what you meant by baby brands:
Axel P wrote:
19:07 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Dow would be fantastic. Also baby brand tasting?

Only good years and all three side by side? 63-66-70-77-80-85

Axel
by flash_uk
12:07 Mon 06 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

Re: Ideas for tastings

Is there any interest in an occasional non-port tasting/dinner? I'd be up for something non port. I think the challenge though, will be finding a wine that enough people here hold, to make a tasting viable. Of course if someone alone had a deep vertical of Pétrus that they want to lay on at a nice ...
by flash_uk
10:25 Mon 06 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BWW Best wine critics
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: BWW Best wine critics

Great achievement Axel - many congrats!
by flash_uk
22:43 Sat 04 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

AHB wrote:
22:35 Sat 04 Jan 2020
Mike - thank you, please do print. How late in the week can you print?
Up to 4pm on Thursday.
by flash_uk
21:20 Sat 04 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Placemat wizard
Replies: 16
Views: 11799

Re: Placemat wizard

flash_uk wrote:
13:03 Sun 13 Oct 2019
Folks, the wizard website will be unavailable likely until Jan 2020. The location of my server has no electricity while renovations are happening. So it’s doors to manual for now.
Placemat wizard is now available again.
by flash_uk
02:50 Sat 04 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

I can print if required.
by flash_uk
16:00 Thu 02 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

flash_uk wrote:
09:25 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Tentative yes from me.
Now confirmed.
by flash_uk
21:58 Tue 24 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: Festive Drinking

Started today with an R Prüm 2018 Solitär Riesling. Now sipping a Rioja.

Port for Christmas Day will be GC80 and TV67. Also a Dr Loosen 2017 Erdener Treppenhen Spätlese, Chateau Musar 2001 and a Rioja Gran Reserva.
by flash_uk
17:25 Tue 17 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6061

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Just arrived. I have a call at 5 so it was more convenient to get here for that.
by flash_uk
16:28 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 29
Views: 1877

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

I have T and F for sure. Maybe also V.
by flash_uk
09:25 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1944

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

Tentative yes from me.