Wed 24th of February 2016 Vesuvio tasting

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 21:28 Tue 11 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
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jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Neither Wolfgang nor I were at that long-fabled event. Wolfgang: should Derek take charge of this?
AHB organised the event at Vesuvio and I would suggest is a better option for this than I am.
I would say JDAW and me are happy to join to repeat the event at Vesuvio.... :wink:

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by AHB » 22:21 Tue 11 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Neither Wolfgang nor I were at that long-fabled event. Wolfgang: should Derek take charge of this?
AHB organised the event at Vesuvio and I would suggest is a better option for this than I am.
If Wolfgang would like me to take on his idea and turn it into reality, I would be delighted to do so.
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 22:42 Tue 11 Aug 2015

Draft of the placemats added to the first post. Do switch things on.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by Andy Velebil » 04:30 Wed 12 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Having attended this one and if I am able this would be a good excuse to come visit you all on that side of the pond. If room, please add me to tentative list and I'll sort out work to see if I can hopefully make it.


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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 10:38 Wed 12 Aug 2015

jdaw1, in a PM to djewesbury, wrote:Please sir, do you recognise the fonts of “2007”, of “CAPELA”, of “Quinta do Vesuvio”, and of “VINTAGE PORT”.
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My guess includes the likes of Times and Futura, but condensed and demi-bold.

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Post by djewesbury » 10:41 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Not Futura. Oh please. The words VINTAGE PORT are in some weight of Gill Sans (the typeface designed by the lovely family man who liked dogs). The main Quinta do Vesuvio type is in a variant of Bodoni or Didot but neither face has the elaborately moustachioed Q which we see here. I will return to you about CAPELA which seems to be the easiest to identify.

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Post by djewesbury » 11:05 Wed 12 Aug 2015

By PM to jdaw1, I wrote:I'm not sure I like excluded years being given a space on the placemat.
Replying, jdaw1 wrote:Excluded in the sense of not made? I was thinking likewise. Excluded in the sense of our failure? We should own up to our failings.
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 13:08 Wed 12 Aug 2015

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Neither Wolfgang nor I were at that long-fabled event. Wolfgang: should Derek take charge of this?
AHB organised the event at Vesuvio and I would suggest is a better option for this than I am.
If Wolfgang would like me to take on his idea and turn it into reality, I would be delighted to do so.
This is one of the things to do on my tick list; Vesuvio tasting on Vesuvio! So if this is possible and you can turn it into reality please do so. I am happy to help and attend!

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 13:10 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Andy Velebil wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Having attended this one and if I am able this would be a good excuse to come visit you all on that side of the pond. If room, please add me to tentative list and I'll sort out work to see if I can hopefully make it.


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Hi Andy,

just to be sure; do you want to be put on the tentative list for February 24th or the Vesuvio on Vesivio tasting or both :wink: :lol:

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by djewesbury » 13:42 Wed 12 Aug 2015

This is becoming very confusing. Are we all going to the branch of Davy's in the Douro Superior now? Have we told them how many glasses we need?
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by AHB » 13:56 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Unfortunately, when I volunteered to "turn it into reality" I meant the tasting on Feb 24 at a Davy's in London. If WS1 would like me to arrange this, I'd be happy to. Please just say so.

Having some minor experience at trying to arrange tastings in the Douro, it will be a long time before I volunteer to do that again!
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 13:58 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Daniel,

all fine; no need to rebook the flights to London for the 24th of February. Just out of interest I thought there is not a Davys in the Douro Superior?

Am I wrong?

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Post by djewesbury » 14:22 Wed 12 Aug 2015

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 15:27 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Should a Symington be invited to the Vesuvio tasting that is to be held in London on Wednesday 24th February 2016?

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Post by djewesbury » 15:29 Wed 12 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited to the Vesuvio tasting that is to be held in London on Wednesday 24th February 2016?
Yes. Should that Symington be Rupert? Who will do the inviting?
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Post by Axel P » 16:10 Wed 12 Aug 2015

Please include me as I try to make it and would have all missing bottles.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by Andy Velebil » 16:39 Wed 12 Aug 2015

WS1 wrote:Hi Andy,

just to be sure; do you want to be put on the tentative list for February 24th or the Vesuvio on Vesivio tasting or both :wink: :lol:

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:50 Wed 12 Aug 2015

A message reserving the Red Room has been sent to the B&F.

Edit: booking done. We have the Red Room at the B&F.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 11:53 Thu 13 Aug 2015

Andy Velebil wrote:
WS1 wrote:Hi Andy,

just to be sure; do you want to be put on the tentative list for February 24th or the Vesuvio on Vesivio tasting or both :wink: :lol:

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Done for the tasting on the 24th of Fenruary and will work on AHB to do another one on Vesuvio :wink: :)
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 11:53 Thu 13 Aug 2015

Axel P wrote:Please include me as I try to make it and would have all missing bottles.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 12:40 Thu 13 Aug 2015

Axel P wrote:Please include me as I try to make it and would have all missing bottles.
Including CV07 and CV11?

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Post by AHB » 12:52 Thu 13 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
Axel P wrote:Please include me as I try to make it and would have all missing bottles.
Including CV07 and CV11?
Naughty. WS1 said Capela was not included.
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Post by Axel P » 14:00 Thu 13 Aug 2015

Ah, ok, let me know if wanted.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 17:33 Thu 20 Aug 2015

Hi,

after checking with DrDirk the following conclusions have been made:

-no Capellas
-no Douro reds on the tasting itself or other side tractions; if some red wine is brought to have with the food this is fine
-a relaxed event with one of the Symmingtons very similar to the event in 2010 in the New Canendish club is intended

Followings JDAw's suggestion from the evening the Elliotts were in London can JDAW please take charge and contact Johnny Symmington? This is as close as we can get to a repeat of the 2010 tasting.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by DRT » 19:07 Thu 20 Aug 2015

WS1 wrote:can JDAW please take charge and contact Johnny Symmington?
Johnny is joining us for a tasting in September. Why don't we ask him then (perhaps at around 21:30?) if he would like to join us for a full vertical of Vesuvio five months hence?
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