A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by SCP-DFF » 10:59 Sun 02 Feb 2020

flash_uk wrote:
14:32 Wed 06 Jun 2018
The 1970 vintage is 50 years old this year. Birthday celebrations are required.

What: Tier 1 & 2 ports from 1970
When: Friday 9 October 2020
Where: The Ovens, The Boot & Flogger (Google maps).
Oh dear. And do you know who else's birthday it is on the 9th October? Yup. Yours truly. (I will be 21.)

Julian hasn't planned anything for me, so The Port Forum clan has beat him to it. Julian will be gracing you with his attendance to this one. And he will also be making it up to me bigtime.

You gentlemen better make a toast to me in addition to toasting the 1970 vintage.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 11:04 Sun 02 Feb 2020

SCP-DFF wrote:
10:59 Sun 02 Feb 2020
You gentlemen better make a toast to me in addition to toasting the 1970 vintage.
But that toast was the whole purpose of the tasting, wasn’t it?

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by SCP-DFF » 11:06 Sun 02 Feb 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
11:04 Sun 02 Feb 2020
But that toast was the whole purpose of the tasting, wasn’t it?
Are you kidding me? How long have we been married to each other?
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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by DRT » 17:46 Mon 03 Feb 2020

flash_uk wrote:
21:11 Fri 31 Jan 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
21:04 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Yes, it was Cachão.
In which case I will amend the tasting note title. Will TN index updates cope with that?
Yes, it will update the next time I create the index.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 18:11 Mon 03 Feb 2020

DRT wrote:
17:46 Mon 03 Feb 2020
flash_uk wrote:
21:11 Fri 31 Jan 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
21:04 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Yes, it was Cachão.
In which case I will amend the tasting note title. Will TN index updates cope with that?
Yes, it will update the next time I create the index.
Good to know. Also noting that I won't make the amendment as subsequent posts suggest it was probably correct in the first place!

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by DRT » 02:13 Sat 08 Feb 2020

flash_uk wrote:
18:11 Mon 03 Feb 2020
DRT wrote:
17:46 Mon 03 Feb 2020
flash_uk wrote:
21:11 Fri 31 Jan 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
21:04 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Yes, it was Cachão.
In which case I will amend the tasting note title. Will TN index updates cope with that?
Yes, it will update the next time I create the index.
Good to know. Also noting that I won't make the amendment as subsequent posts suggest it was probably correct in the first place!
The SQL script that creates the index only reads the title of the first post in each thread so that needs to be in the correct format.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by JB vintage » 18:03 Sun 09 Feb 2020

We confirm (Sten, Stefan and Jörgen), as already noted in the attendance list. In addition I confirm that I have the following bottles from tire 1 and 2 and with at least 2 bottles available:
Offley Boa Vista
Cockburn
Dow
Fonseca
Gould Campbell
Graham
Noval, Q do
Ramos Pinto
Warre
Burmester
Butler, Nephew & Co
Gonzalez
Morgan

In addition, I have some brands with one bottle only, and some tire 3 bottles as stated in a separate thread. Sten and Stefan have additional bottles.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by Christopher » 23:23 Wed 19 Feb 2020

CMAG and RGO reconfirmed

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 19:27 Sat 07 Mar 2020

I can now confirm that the attendee list is confirmed and is updated in the top post. I am in the process of sorting out who is bringing what and should be able to confirm this before Easter.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 13:16 Fri 13 Mar 2020

I've now mostly finalised who should bring what to the tasting, indicated after the names in the top post.

I've tried to contact most people in advance about their contribution - if you are surprised/confused/have a query, drop me an email/PM.

A few points to note about logistics for the tasting:

- I am assuming everyone is having both lunch and dinner, please advise if you don't want lunch or dinner or both
- I will operate a money clearing system for the whole tasting, which means that I will work out the cost for each person for the port, lunch, dinner and tips, and will ask for payment up front. Some people are very generously contributing a hefty number of bottles and will be receiving cash rather than paying it!
- the bottles will be costed at £90 per bottle, with the exception of £120 per bottle for T, F, D, G, Ni, which are typically more expensive
- I will slightly overestimate the costs in case one or two folks need to drop out, and consequently I expect that there might be a small repayment of up to £30 per person once all of the actual costs are known and taken care of

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