Wokingham, Tuesday 20th May 2008

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Post by DRT » 12:07 Mon 19 May 2008

AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:Do we need some contingency throw-away BBQs in case there is no gas?
No. The recently purchased Weber and a large amount of charcoal are available and may even be the preferred means of cooking a large quantity of steak when I don't possess a griddle. Is anyone feeling like a cave-man and willing to volunteer to burn the steaks whilst I am acting as an unpaid taxi driver to children and mother-in-law?
Me like big fire - can I poke it with a stick?
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Post by benread » 12:17 Mon 19 May 2008

AHB wrote:
benread wrote: boiled new potatoes
Everything else sounds perfect. I shudder at the thought of boiled new potatoes unless subsequently fried in goose fat.
Drowned in fresh melted butter would be my preference!
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Post by KillerB » 12:40 Mon 19 May 2008

I can probably get some good salad stuff as well.
Port is basically a red drink

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a major breach of :tpf: protocol

Post by jdaw1 » 13:45 Mon 19 May 2008

It is my duty to report a major breach of :tpf: protocol. Traditionally, when a TPFer is to catch a plane, one starts at Uncle Tom’s, drinks too much, and wakes too late. Sinfully I managed only a few glasses of Mz97, and, some twelve hours before my flight I’m awake. Hopefully you will find it in your hearts to forgive me.

AHB: sorry, can’t move posts into another thread. Can split them into a new thread, or leave alone.

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Re: a major breach of :tpf: protocol

Post by DRT » 14:19 Mon 19 May 2008

jdaw1 wrote:It is my duty to report a major breach of :tpf: protocol. Traditionally, when a TPFer is to catch a plane, one starts at Uncle Tom’s, drinks too much, and wakes too late. Sinfully I managed only a few glasses of Mz97, and, some twelve hours before my flight I’m awake. Hopefully you will find it in your hearts to forgive me.
Only if you run down the street and pick up a Hutcheson 1980 to bring as a demonstration of your remorse.
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Post by Axel P » 16:45 Mon 19 May 2008

Hey guys,

I am definitely excited since I do not know all of you yet.

Tom is very kindly picking me up at the airport so we might have the chance to drink some of the Fonseca on the way (well - after all it is a Magnum, so who would miss a sip or two).

If we do arrive: do not blame us for drinking&driving

If we do not arrive: please have the location of the tasting moved to Upper Eastsite Police Dep. Cell 2 and 3.

See you tomorrow

Axel
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Post by AHB » 19:09 Mon 19 May 2008

KillerB wrote:I can probably get some good salad stuff as well.
It's OK. I don't have a rabbit or guinea pigs any more. :wink:

It is surprisingly difficult to sit at home tonight. I have run out of port having finished the Royal Oporto 1963 on Saturday. I have six bottles of 1980 on the sideboard next to me, waving and trying to attract my attention. I could open and decant them all now...
...the room would fill with that rich, porty smell...
...the decanters would be full of that rich, red nectar...

My willpower is being tested to its extreme at the moment!

Alex
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Post by uncle tom » 21:05 Mon 19 May 2008

Offley decanted, looking good.

Go on Alex, get decanting - too little time in decanter is more risky than too much, and you can sup all the dregs tonight.. :P

Tom
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Post by KillerB » 21:47 Mon 19 May 2008

uncle tom wrote:Offley decanted, looking good.

Go on Alex, get decanting - too little time in decanter is more risky than too much, and you can sup all the dregs tonight.. :P

Tom
Tom,

in case you missed it, AHB asked me to separate out the Utrecht stuff. It's now here so I still need the Smith Woodhouse - thanks, very much appreciated.

Cheers,

Alex
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Post by RonnieRoots » 08:44 Tue 20 May 2008

Have fun tonight guys!

My prediction: Dow will show youngest, Graham may be the finest for drinking now and the Fonseca from magnum is likely to be surprisingly good.

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Post by KillerB » 08:51 Tue 20 May 2008

I have decanted the Warre.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 09:13 Tue 20 May 2008

I have decanted the Nacional and something to drink with the steak and outsourced chips.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Post by Conky » 13:29 Tue 20 May 2008

Have a good one.

I'm off to work and wont be finished before midnight. :(
wish I could have come AND enjoyed tomorrow as well. One had to give, so its Footy tomorrow with mates, before Port once again pushes up the priority list.

Any chance of a few photos? Particularly of attendees (Not just the bottles) :)

Alan

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Post by AHB » 14:17 Tue 20 May 2008

I've got a wireless network and a webcam, so we might even be able to figure out how to do a live web-feed. If not, I'm sure at least some photos will make their way onto TPF.
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Post by benread » 14:50 Tue 20 May 2008

That would be interesting! I think you do it via MSN messenger or Skype or similar and invite multiple parties. I think you have my hotmail address!
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