Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by flash_uk » 16:59 Tue 22 Oct 2019

Axel P wrote:
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Why would I be on the reserve list?
The Green Room only seats 8.
@Charles - presumably the Red Room wasn't available?

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by AHB » 22:37 Tue 22 Oct 2019

Axel P wrote:
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Why would I be on the reserve list?
Probably because we're only able to get the small room at the Boot & Flogger - that only comfortably fits 8 people.
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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 17:16 Wed 23 Oct 2019

Axel P wrote:
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Why would I be on the reserve list?
Unfortunately it seems like a small room was the only one available, however there are still 3 to confirm. Hopefully they will be able to do so one way or another sooner rather than later!

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by DaveRL » 10:53 Sun 03 Nov 2019

Sorry. I have to pull out. Something has come up .

Hope you all have fun.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 22:00 Sun 03 Nov 2019

DaveRL wrote:
10:53 Sun 03 Nov 2019
Sorry. I have to pull out. Something has come up .

Hope you all have fun.
Thanks for letting me know. I will update the attendees.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by Christopher » 00:22 Sat 16 Nov 2019

Can myself CMAG and RGO be added to the reserve list. Great theme although most of the stuff I purchased that meets this is at Seckfords but will have a browse!!

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Post by rich_n » 14:50 Tue 26 Nov 2019

Christopher wrote:
00:22 Sat 16 Nov 2019
Can myself CMAG and RGO be added to the reserve list. Great theme although most of the stuff I purchased that meets this is at Seckfords but will have a browse!!
Apologies for the slow response, I've been away in California. Done!

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 16:02 Thu 05 Dec 2019

Good afternoon folks! We are just over a week away from this (and I suspect those attending the formal Christmas bash will be more focused on the arrangements for that once we get towards the end of next week), so I thought I would check in and see if there have been any changes in terms of those who can or cannot attend.

Please can you update the thread if you are no longer able to attend and I will update the original post.

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Post by uncle tom » 13:26 Fri 06 Dec 2019

Count me in
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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by akzy » 14:31 Fri 06 Dec 2019

I'll be there.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by flash_uk » 14:56 Fri 06 Dec 2019

yep I'll be there. Have we figured out whether the red room is available?

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by winesecretary » 16:02 Fri 06 Dec 2019

I'll be there

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 14:57 Sat 07 Dec 2019

flash_uk wrote:
14:56 Fri 06 Dec 2019
yep I'll be there. Have we figured out whether the red room is available?
CPR1 booked the room (Green Room), I believe it was the only room available. I have tried to call a couple of times but can't get through today, I'll try again later. If I can get a larger room then I'll update the main post and include those on the reserve list.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 14:58 Sat 07 Dec 2019

uncle tom wrote:
13:26 Fri 06 Dec 2019
Count me in
Unfortunately at this point we don't have any spare space but I've added you to the reserve list.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by jdaw1 » 14:19 Sun 08 Dec 2019

rich_n wrote:
17:28 Sat 12 Oct 2019
jdaw1 (please confirm you can make the 17th)
Please give my seat to a reserve.

I’ll make placemats soon. Please update first post to be the correct people, and post to say that’s done, and then I’ll do my bit. How decorative do you want? Perhaps look at the gallery of previous placemats (big download: 15 Mb) and choose something that takes your fancy.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by AHB » 17:23 Sun 08 Dec 2019

I confirm that I still plan to attend.
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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 18:35 Mon 09 Dec 2019

Christopher wrote:
00:22 Sat 16 Nov 2019
Can myself CMAG and RGO be added to the reserve list. Great theme although most of the stuff I purchased that meets this is at Seckfords but will have a browse!!
There is now one spare spot, do you still want it?

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 18:39 Mon 09 Dec 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
14:19 Sun 08 Dec 2019
rich_n wrote:
17:28 Sat 12 Oct 2019
jdaw1 (please confirm you can make the 17th)
Please give my seat to a reserve.

I’ll make placemats soon. Please update first post to be the correct people, and post to say that’s done, and then I’ll do my bit. How decorative do you want? Perhaps look at the gallery of previous placemats (big download: 15 Mb) and choose something that takes your fancy.
I will do so as soon as I have confirmation of who will be taking the final space. I have zero knowledge of how placemats will work, having only attended the 2017 VP tasting, so would one of our more experienced guests please weigh in with a preferred option?

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by jdaw1 » 11:07 Tue 10 Dec 2019

rich_n wrote:
18:39 Mon 09 Dec 2019
I will do so as soon as I have confirmation of who will be taking the final space. I have zero knowledge of how placemats will work, having only attended the 2017 VP tasting, so would one of our more experienced guests please weigh in with a preferred option?
I’ll ensure functionally good — fret not about that.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by AHB » 13:21 Tue 10 Dec 2019

I like relatively plain placemats.

Rich - can you take a look at the Christmas tasting thread. You have a seat, should you want it.
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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 16:58 Tue 10 Dec 2019

AHB wrote:
13:21 Tue 10 Dec 2019
I like relatively plain placemats.

Rich - can you take a look at the Christmas tasting thread. You have a seat, should you want it.
I wish I could make it, but sadly am no longer available that day. I have responded to that effect.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 17:01 Tue 10 Dec 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
11:07 Tue 10 Dec 2019
rich_n wrote:
18:39 Mon 09 Dec 2019
I will do so as soon as I have confirmation of who will be taking the final space. I have zero knowledge of how placemats will work, having only attended the 2017 VP tasting, so would one of our more experienced guests please weigh in with a preferred option?
I’ll ensure functionally good — fret not about that.
Given that we are tasting blind and informally, I would suggest the "21 May 2019 Blind and Informal" version would work well for us.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by jdaw1 » 19:27 Tue 10 Dec 2019

Please update first post’s list of attendees.

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by jdaw1 » 21:25 Tue 10 Dec 2019

Current draft of the placemats (I chose stars rather than flowers — willing to be overruled).

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Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Post by rich_n » 23:45 Tue 10 Dec 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
19:27 Tue 10 Dec 2019
Please update first post’s list of attendees.
I will do, just awaiting confirmation (or otherwise) of whether Christopher can take the final spot.

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