Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 21:29 Mon 16 Mar 2020

I have before, many times before, made last minute changes to placemats. But never before such slaughter.

People and bottles removed; tasting re-titled. Please would one of the survivors check.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 21:34 Mon 16 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
21:29 Mon 16 Mar 2020
I have before, many times before, made last minute changes to placemats. But never before such slaughter.

People and bottles removed; tasting re-titled. Please would one of the survivors check.
Now fits on A5?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 21:36 Mon 16 Mar 2020

nac wrote:
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Now fits on A5?
We have gone from A3 to A4. Three glasses work with SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes, which is effectively A5 for each. E.g.:
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by hadge » 22:03 Mon 16 Mar 2020

I'm gutted to be droping out. The Boris has spoken, the wife has listened and the rest is history!

PS i was going to bring the loo roll too.

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Post by DaveRL » 22:36 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Strange times.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by idj123 » 22:43 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Am about to decant the Graham but what about the Niepoort?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 22:47 Mon 16 Mar 2020

idj123 wrote:
22:43 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Am about to decant the Graham but what about the Niepoort?
There was an earlier message asking for not Niepoort. Wait and I’ll find.

Edit: found.
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21:28 Mon 16 Mar 2020
If Ian's Ni isn't out of the bottle yet, I could bring Taylor (which we've just lost ) instead?
PS: droplets rearranged on placemats, now inspired by the vision of a man coughing.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 22:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
22:47 Mon 16 Mar 2020
idj123 wrote:
22:43 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Am about to decant the Graham but what about the Niepoort?
There was an earlier message asking for not Niepoort. Wait and I’ll find.

Edit: found.
nac wrote:
21:28 Mon 16 Mar 2020
If Ian's Ni isn't out of the bottle yet, I could bring Taylor (which we've just lost ) instead?
PS: droplets rearranged on placemats, now inspired by the vision of a man coughing.
Excellent. I shall bring F & T.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:51 Mon 16 Mar 2020

nac wrote:
22:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Excellent. I shall bring F & T.
Delay decanting until Ian acknowledges.

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Post by nac » 22:53 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Sorry - do we agree that T preferable to Ni?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 22:53 Mon 16 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
22:51 Mon 16 Mar 2020
nac wrote:
22:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Excellent. I shall bring F & T.
Delay decanting until Ian acknowledges.
Will do.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by idj123 » 22:55 Mon 16 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
22:51 Mon 16 Mar 2020
nac wrote:
22:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Excellent. I shall bring F & T.
Delay decanting until Ian acknowledges.
Acknowledged- the Ni lives to fight another day.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 22:57 Mon 16 Mar 2020

idj123 wrote:
22:55 Mon 16 Mar 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
22:51 Mon 16 Mar 2020
nac wrote:
22:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Excellent. I shall bring F & T.
Delay decanting until Ian acknowledges.
Acknowledged- the Ni lives to fight another day.
OK - off to unleash the corkscrew.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 23:02 Mon 16 Mar 2020

The placemats updated. Please would one of the survivors check.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 23:13 Mon 16 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
23:02 Mon 16 Mar 2020
The placemats updated. Please would one of the survivors check.
Thanks Julian, placemats look good.

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Post by nac » 23:19 Mon 16 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
23:13 Mon 16 Mar 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
23:02 Mon 16 Mar 2020
The placemats updated. Please would one of the survivors check.
Thanks Julian, placemats look good.
Am in the office tomorrow, so will still print the placemats, etc.

T & F both decanted at 2200ish. Surprisingly large amount of sediment, particularly from the F.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 23:48 Mon 16 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
19:53 Mon 16 Mar 2020
if you get driven to distraction, feel free to walk to the B&F and back to avoid possible spreading while on public transport.
Per official guidelines, Wiseman household self-isolating. You know what I’d prefer.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 10:06 Tue 17 Mar 2020

RP decanted about 7am. Surprisingly little sediment, just lots of fine sludge.
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 10:18 Tue 17 Mar 2020

Dow decanted Monday evening around 5pm.

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Post by nac » 10:32 Tue 17 Mar 2020

Paperwork printed.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by idj123 » 13:36 Tue 17 Mar 2020

Graham decanted at 10pm yesterday-all looked good. Coming into Town from home today but should be there before 6.30.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 13:41 Tue 17 Mar 2020

Could we have suggestions from non-attendees of topics that we can discuss tonight which aren't COVID-19 related?

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Post by CPR 1 » 14:21 Tue 17 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
13:41 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Could we have suggestions from non-attendees of topics that we can discuss tonight which aren't COVID-19 related?
Port?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by uncle tom » 14:45 Tue 17 Mar 2020

How long do the producers need to starve the market of new VP production to clear the historical excess, and force secondary market prices above release prices?

2000 vintage prices are still about 40% below release prices, in real terms, without taking into account storage costs.

After two decades of supply starvation, the strategy still isn't working..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 15:33 Tue 17 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
13:41 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Could we have suggestions from non-attendees of topics that we can discuss tonight which aren't COVID-19 related?
The British government can borrow for 50 years at an interest rate of about 1%. What are the good long-term investments for which the government should borrow?

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