Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 19:33 Mon 03 Sep 2018

All attendees should now have a PM from me detailing which bottles and/or how many pounds are needed to bring this together.

Please action soon as I want those who are donating expensive bottles to receive the appropriate funds prior to the tasting.

Thanks.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by flash_uk » 21:59 Mon 03 Sep 2018

DRT wrote:
18:13 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Time has crept up on me. I will start collecting money now.

For those coming to any tasting at the B&F between now and 2nd Oct could you please deposit your bottles in the cellar?
I’ll drop my bottle off next Wednesday.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by AHB » 14:13 Tue 04 Sep 2018

I'll drop my bottle off either tomorrow or next Tuesday (or Wednesday, or Thursday)
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by AHB » 14:21 Wed 05 Sep 2018

Ck12 and Ck24 now at the B&F.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 17:58 Fri 07 Sep 2018

Gentlemen,

I sent a request to each of you who need to make a financial contribution a few days ago. So far only Dave and Phil have paid and Axel has responded and an arrangement has been agreed. Thank you Dave, Phil and Axel. I have had no response from anyone else despite the fact that all but one of the PMs I sent has been read by the recipient.

Could the others please action the request as soon as possible or at the very least let me know when you plan to pay your share. We will be consuming a significant value of fine Port and it is only fair to those supplying it that they receive what they are due before popping the corks.

I am out of the country for 10 days at the end of September and would like to have all of this boxed-off before I go please.

Thanks
Derek
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 17:59 Fri 07 Sep 2018

AHB wrote:
14:21 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Ck12 and Ck24 now at the B&F.
Thanks, Alex.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by Doggett » 08:08 Mon 10 Sep 2018

It is with a heavy heart and a huge disappointment that I am no longer going to attend this tasting. I have sent a message to Derek and hope someone on the reserve list is going to enjoy this wonderful tasting. finances are tight and I have had to choose between the tasting and a copy of Julian’s book...and THE book won. This is one of the most exciting tastings that has been arranged in my time as a member and I hope that all attending have a wonderful night and that the bottles are as fine as I dreamed they would be. All the best, Simon

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 11:11 Mon 10 Sep 2018

Sorry to hear you can't attend, Simon.

I have sent a message to the first reserve asking if he wants the vacant seat.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by Caparica » 23:15 Mon 10 Sep 2018

I also would like to attend....
Even if is full booked
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 08:40 Thu 13 Sep 2018

The first reserve has not responded to email or PM so will now offer to the next on the list.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 16:37 Thu 13 Sep 2018

Caparica wrote:
23:15 Mon 10 Sep 2018
I also would like to attend....
Even if is full booked
I have added your name to the reserve list and will contact you if a space becomes available. Unfortunately that is unlikely as there are four others in front of you in the list.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by Caparica » 13:08 Fri 14 Sep 2018

Thank you !

Noticed that there are two times CG before me ?!

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 15:48 Fri 14 Sep 2018

Caparica wrote:
13:08 Fri 14 Sep 2018
Thank you !

Noticed that there are two times CG before me ?!
Good spot. That is Constandia, who was added to the wait list twice by the former organiser. Now fixed.
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Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 16:50 Fri 14 Sep 2018

DRT wrote: who was added to the wait list twice by the former organiser.
I feel the sting of the slap.

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Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 19:10 Fri 14 Sep 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
16:50 Fri 14 Sep 2018
DRT wrote: who was added to the wait list twice by the former organiser.
I feel the sting of the slap.
Excellent. It worked.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 11:56 Sat 15 Sep 2018

Do we have any volunteers who could assist with setting up, decanting and pre-pouring on the day please?

I am not yet sure whether or not work commitments will allow me to be there ahead of the start time so if there is someone willing and able to take charge on the day of the tasting it would be much appreciated.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by PhilW » 12:27 Sat 15 Sep 2018

DRT wrote:
11:56 Sat 15 Sep 2018
Do we have any volunteers who could assist with setting up, decanting and pre-pouring on the day please?

I am not yet sure whether or not work commitments will allow me to be there ahead of the start time so if there is someone willing and able to take charge on the day of the tasting it would be much appreciated.
I hope to be able to arrive early to help pour, but am currently in a similar position regarding uncertainty of work commitments so will be unsure of my arrival time until much closer to the day.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 12:54 Sat 15 Sep 2018

PhilW wrote:
12:27 Sat 15 Sep 2018
I hope to be able to arrive early to help pour, but am currently in a similar position regarding uncertainty of work commitments so will be unsure of my arrival time until much closer to the day.
Thanks, Phil
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by flash_uk » 19:49 Sat 15 Sep 2018

I can get there a bit earlier, maybe 4pm? If I start decanting the younger stuff first, and work towards older, then if someone else can get there for 5.30 to help with pouring that would be great.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 20:59 Sat 15 Sep 2018

flash_uk wrote:
19:49 Sat 15 Sep 2018
I can get there a bit earlier, maybe 4pm? If I start decanting the younger stuff first, and work towards older, then if someone else can get there for 5.30 to help with pouring that would be great.
thats fantastic, Mike. Thank you.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 09:23 Sun 16 Sep 2018

Ben Read (BMHR) has now confirmed he will be taking vacant seat. :-)
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 11:51 Sun 16 Sep 2018

DRT wrote:
09:23 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Ben Read (BMHR) has now confirmed he will be taking vacant seat.
Placemats updated (version = ‘201809161145’).
• Please could they be checked?
• Who will print?

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by benread » 12:58 Sun 16 Sep 2018

DRT wrote:Ben Read (BMHR) has now confirmed he will be taking vacant seat. :-)
Very much looking forward to this. 10th anniversary of me becoming part of TPF and meeting so many equally besotted port drinkers! At least I know who DRT is now when sending him cash!


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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 16:48 Sun 16 Sep 2018

Please post food orders ASAP.

My order is my default:

Starter: Starter portion of Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli — no need to include the salad
Main: Medium-rare Rib-eye steak with skinny fries
Dessert: None
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 16:54 Sun 16 Sep 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
11:51 Sun 16 Sep 2018
DRT wrote:
09:23 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Ben Read (BMHR) has now confirmed he will be taking vacant seat.
Placemats updated (version = ‘201809161145’).
• Please could they be checked?
• Who will print?
Thank you. Checked by me. Should be checked by someone else.
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