Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by PhilW » 11:14 Fri 15 Apr 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
Constandia wrote:I would love to attend this event if there are any spaces available please.
Many thanks, Dia
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Dia's initials are "DG".

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 14:29 Fri 15 Apr 2016

forest26 wrote:I notice one berth left on this- can I come along?
If it is any help or doesn't complicate things I can throw in a bottle from a case I purchased in this sale.
You certainly can come along.

I'm happy for you to bring another bottle of F63 as your contribution to the English bottled side-theme. Does anyone feel differently?
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by DRT » 18:15 Fri 15 Apr 2016

Works for me.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 14:30 Mon 25 Apr 2016

OK folks. It's time to pay for the port that will be consumed on the night.

Those of you who are buying some of the collective purchase Fonseca 1963, I've included a request for your share of the case tasting bill to be paid along with the cost of your bottles of F63.

Those of you who are not buying F63, please could you pay me £90 by bank transfer as soon as possible. If you don't have my bank account details please drop me a PM. If I end up collecting too much money it will be used firstly to pay for the additional port we drink after having shared 6 bottles of Fonseca 1963 between 14 thirsty people, and if there is any money left after that it will be used to reduce the cost of the food.

I've only had four volunteers offer some English bottled port to drink after the Fonseca has run out. I need 4 more volunteers please...the theme is English bottled vintage port.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by DRT » 22:58 Mon 25 Apr 2016

AHB wrote:please could you pay me £90 by bank transfer as soon as possible.
Done :D :660033:
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 10:51 Tue 26 Apr 2016

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AHB wrote:please could you pay me £90 by bank transfer as soon as possible.
Done :D :660033:
Thank you.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by Constandia » 06:52 Thu 28 Apr 2016

AHB wrote: please could you pay me £90 by bank transfer as soon as possible.
Done! :993333:

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by djewesbury » 20:40 Sun 15 May 2016

Gentlemen,

Rumours of my demise are much exaggerated, though please continue to speculate whether this is really me or just a stooge of British intelligence who has been detailed to impersonate me, having first disposed of me.

I have booked my flight. Alex, I'll send you £90.

Over and out.
Daniel J.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by DRT » 22:41 Sun 15 May 2016

djewesbury wrote:Rumours of my demise are much exaggerated, though please continue to speculate whether this is really me or just a stooge of British intelligence who has been detailed to impersonate me, having first disposed of me.
The fact that I am currently in Belfast has nothing to do with this. Move along. Nothing to see here.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 22:54 Sun 15 May 2016

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Rumours of my demise are much exaggerated, though please continue to speculate whether this is really me or just a stooge of British intelligence who has been detailed to impersonate me, having first disposed of me.
The fact that I am currently in Belfast has nothing to do with this. Move along. Nothing to see here.
It was always a nonsense request of Daniel’s. The ‘real’ Daniel was a stooge of British intelligence; the new Daniel will doubtless be another. Though I admit to preferring the new.

(Three posts until this.)

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 07:20 Mon 16 May 2016

djewesbury wrote:Gentlemen,

Rumours of my demise are much exaggerated, though please continue to speculate whether this is really me or just a stooge of British intelligence who has been detailed to impersonate me, having first disposed of me.

I have booked my flight. Alex, I'll send you £90.

Over and out.
Excellent news. At the tasting we can speculate whether it will be you who is the next Bond rather than Idris Elba or Damien Lewis.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by djewesbury » 09:25 Mon 16 May 2016

AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Gentlemen,

Rumours of my demise are much exaggerated, though please continue to speculate whether this is really me or just a stooge of British intelligence who has been detailed to impersonate me, having first disposed of me.

I have booked my flight. Alex, I'll send you £90.

Over and out.
Excellent news. At the tasting we can speculate whether it will be you who is the next Bond rather than Idris Elba or Damien Lewis.
Please be aware that I'm unable to talk about where I've been or what I've been doing for the first half of 2016. Nor am I able to divulge why my asset Turnbull has been coming to Belfast so regularly.
Daniel J.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by PhilW » 09:28 Mon 16 May 2016

djewesbury wrote:I have booked my flight. Alex, I'll send you £90.
Great news, will be good to see you.
(Excellent work Comrade Derek; your next task is to avoid being shipped to Kuala Lumpur so you don't have to drop from the tasting yourself)

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Post by DRT » 22:07 Mon 16 May 2016

PhilW wrote:Excellent work Comrade Derek; your next task is to avoid being shipped to Kuala Lumpur so you don't have to drop from the tasting yourself
If HRH needs me in Kuala Lumpur I will be there. Just carry on as though nothing happened :wink:
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 17:59 Wed 18 May 2016

AHB wrote:
forest26 wrote:I notice one berth left on this- can I come along?
If it is any help or doesn't complicate things I can throw in a bottle from a case I purchased in this sale.
You certainly can come along.

I'm happy for you to bring another bottle of F63 as your contribution to the English bottled side-theme. Does anyone feel differently?
Julian - would it be worth using another currency sign for Tony's F63, and keep the Greeks for bottles from the same case?

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 00:25 Thu 19 May 2016

flash_uk wrote:Julian - would it be worth using another currency sign for Tony's F63, and keep the Greeks for bottles from the same case?
Your objective heeded, even if your means not quite.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 20:18 Sun 22 May 2016

OK folks, time to start organising this tasting.
  • Please post your menu choices in this thread.
  • The plan is a tasting in two flights. Flight 1 is of the six bottles of Fonseca 1963. Flight 2 is of "English Bottled Port". Contributors to the English bottled port are duly thanked and are asked to let me know by PM how much they would like to receive in compensation from those who are not contributing a bottle.

The English Bottled Port flight consists of the following ports:
  1. Warre 1970 bottled by Army & Navy (PW)
  2. Gould Campbell 1970 (MPM)
  3. Berry Brothers & Rudd 1963 own label (CPR)
  4. Martinez 1963 (WS1)
  5. Fonseca 1963 bottled by Findlater, Mackie & Todd from the same cellar as the case tasting (TC)
  6. Fonseca 1970, unknown UK bottler (AHB)
  7. Smith Woodhouse 1970 (free gift to TPF)
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 23:00 Sun 22 May 2016

Placemats updated. Nearer the time, please check all correct.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by PhilW » 08:58 Mon 23 May 2016

AHB wrote:
  • Please post your menu choices in this thread.
Starter: Potted shrimps with granary toast
Main: Chargrilled sirloin steak (black and blue) with grilled tomato (and hand-cut chips if the below not possible).
+Side: Please, chef, would some Dauphinoise potatoes be possible by special request?

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 12:49 Mon 23 May 2016

Chilli squid on toast with garlic mayonnaise
Chargrilled 220g sirloin steak with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato
peas and beans with minted butter
Eton mess

Many thanks

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 13:08 Mon 23 May 2016

Should I assemble the food order?

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by DaveRL » 11:47 Tue 24 May 2016

Plate of smoked salmon
Chargrilled 220g sirloin steak (rare) with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato
Peppercorn sauce

(Note for kitchen - Gluten Free please)

Thanks

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 21:49 Tue 24 May 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Should I assemble the food order?
That would be most helpful, thank you.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 23:18 Tue 24 May 2016

Draft of the food order.

Would it be worth making a special team-skinny-fries request?

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by DRT » 01:25 Thu 26 May 2016

Yes. And a scallops and bacon (usually available as a main) starter option would be good.
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