VE (etc) Day Tasting - TBC

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VE (etc) Day Tasting - TBC

Post by nac » 00:04 Wed 18 Mar 2020

During idle discussion at the 2000 Zombie Apocalypse tasting (which is not unlike the predictions relating to Y2K), I proposed a tasting related to celebration of 1945 events.

Whilst VPs from 1945 would clearly be a preference for this, it was suggested that extending to VPs from 1939 to 1945 would be a reasonable expansion.

Should this not elicit sufficient bottles, expansion to include the post 1945 rationing years might be appropriate.
Note - all food rationing in Britain ended 4 July 1954.

Date now TBC in one of the private dining rooms at 67 Pall Mall.

Will re-confirm availability once a date is proposed. This won’t be until we can have more than 6 attendees.

If you weren't previously on the list, but would like to be, please speak up as I suspect we will get some more unavailables.

POTENTIAL ATTENDEES & OFFERINGS
  1. NAC - Ferreira 45 & Offley Boa Vista 50 (confirmed for 28/9)
  2. CPR - Martinez 45 (confirmed for 28/9)
  3. MPM - Sandeman 42 (confirmed for 28/9)
  4. GEAG - Dow 50 (confirmed for 28/9)
  5. HTWH - adopting/hunting or Graham 48
  6. JDAW - Mackenzie 48 (confirmed for 28/9)
  7. CMAG - Cockburn 47 (confirmed for 28/9)
  8. TC - Sandeman 45? (confirmed for 28/9)
  9. AHB - Fonseca Guimaraens 42 (assuming a future date that isn’t 28/9)
Current draft of placemats (links removed awaiting new date).
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Re: V-Day Tasting?

Post by /2alph » 06:52 Wed 18 Mar 2020

I'm in. Can bring a Ramos Pinto 45

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by CPR 1 » 09:25 Wed 18 Mar 2020

I am up for this - Mz 45

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by flash_uk » 12:29 Wed 18 Mar 2020

I would be keen but I am ’45-less. Would adopt if anyone had some spare, and will keen an eye out for some.

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Post by winesecretary » 14:58 Wed 18 Mar 2020

I would be keen but am similarly 45-less. would be prepared to adopt, and will similarly hunt. If it is extended, from the rationing years I have just a single bottle of Dow 1950.

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Post by nac » 15:06 Wed 18 Mar 2020

Have updated top post to include potentials.

Will consider dates/venues at a later point when the future is clearer.

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by hadge » 15:20 Wed 18 Mar 2020

i would be keen but i would have to adopt or hunt as well.

I have a bottle of G48 if we are going for the rationing years.

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by jdaw1 » 16:05 Wed 18 Mar 2020

Yes please, subject to finding a bottle.

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by Christopher » 22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020

Yes
I have a suitable bottle
Great theme!

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Post by AHB » 23:03 Wed 18 Mar 2020

I'm definitely up for this. Perhaps a bottle of Fonseca Guimaraens 1942?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Post by nac » 07:18 Thu 19 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
23:03 Wed 18 Mar 2020
I'm definitely up for this. Perhaps a bottle of Fonseca Guimaraens 1942?
Perfect.

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Post by nac » 07:19 Thu 19 Mar 2020

Christopher wrote:
22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Yes
I have a suitable bottle
Great theme!
Please share the identity of your offering.

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by /2alph » 13:57 Fri 20 Mar 2020

Probably it will be to early for me to travel . We'll see...

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Post by nac » 16:01 Fri 20 Mar 2020

/2alph wrote:
13:57 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Probably it will be to early for me to travel . We'll see...
Whilst VE Day celebrations are scheduled for 8th May, I would suggest that the probability of this tasting taking place then is pretty much zero. Once some degree of normality returns I’ll suggest some dates for later in the year.

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Post by Will W. » 20:20 Sat 21 Mar 2020

VJ Day falls on 15 August.

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Post by nac » 22:31 Sat 21 Mar 2020

Will W. wrote:
20:20 Sat 21 Mar 2020
VJ Day falls on 15 August.
Good call.

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Post by nac » 14:10 Mon 03 Aug 2020

I've provisionally got one of the private dining rooms at 67 Pall Mall booked for Monday 14th September.

Could all who previously expressed an interest please confirm availability and if not already done so what their offering is.

I suspect we'll need to limit this to 8 people, but if it looks like it'll be significantly fewer then I'll postpone until later in the year.

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by flash_uk » 18:05 Mon 03 Aug 2020

Works for me :CC0000:

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Post by AHB » 18:41 Wed 05 Aug 2020

Works for me
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by /2alph » 19:31 Wed 05 Aug 2020

Cant make it because i have to go in quarantine when i travel to England.

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Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Post by winesecretary » 08:51 Thu 06 Aug 2020

Works for me. Still haven't found anything more age-appropriate than the Dow 1950, however.

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Post by nac » 10:27 Thu 06 Aug 2020

/2alph wrote:
19:31 Wed 05 Aug 2020
Cant make it because i have to go in quarantine when i travel to England.
Sorry - hopefully you'll be able to make a future event.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 14 Sept

Post by CPR 1 » 14:37 Tue 11 Aug 2020

Yes that date works - thank you

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 14 Sept

Post by forest26 » 13:53 Mon 17 Aug 2020

Would you be able to put me on as reserve - 1945 Ferreira

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 14 Sept

Post by nac » 17:50 Mon 17 Aug 2020

forest26 wrote:
13:53 Mon 17 Aug 2020
Would you be able to put me on as reserve - 1945 Ferreira
Done.

If promoted from reserve (which is reasonably likely) might you have an alternative bottle? We've already got a Ferreira 45, and whilst a comparison would be interesting suspect the general preference would be for greater variety. If not, don't worry.

Am at 67 on Wednesday and going to investigate the maximum number they'll let us have. Hopefully we can do 9 or 10.

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