VE (etc) Day Tasting - TBC

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

Post by nac » 10:32 Wed 09 Sep 2020

I suspect the recently announced changes to HMG policy re social gatherings will lead to a further date change, but let's see what happens...

Thanks to JDAW for doing the placemats (which I'm sure will need a number of updates - including below).

Thought the Dow 50 looked a bit lonely so have added in an Offley Boa Vista 50 for some balance.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

Post by winesecretary » 11:20 Wed 09 Sep 2020

Ports from the last time there were global restrictions on freedom of movement being unable to be drunk because of the current restrictions... Ah well.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

Post by AHB » 22:13 Wed 09 Sep 2020

There are two options:
(1) Delay the tasting until we are allowed to have 14 people together once again; or
(2) Hold the tasting in 2-3 instalments, each instalment of no more than 6 people (all of whom are willing and able to leave when the B&F is required to close at 10pm)

In either case, please can I have my seat at the tasting back!
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

Post by nac » 22:19 Wed 09 Sep 2020

AHB wrote:
22:13 Wed 09 Sep 2020
There are two options:
(1) Delay the tasting until we are allowed to have 14 people together once again; or
(2) Hold the tasting in 2-3 instalments, each instalment of no more than 6 people (all of whom are willing and able to leave when the B&F is required to close at 10pm)

In either case, please can I have my seat at the tasting back!
AHB

Pretty sure option 1 Is going to be the outcome (although suspect 9 or 10 is the max for this tasting anyway), and yes you can then have your place back!

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept (maybe)

Post by winesecretary » 23:33 Wed 09 Sep 2020

The problem with the current government is that none of them are wine connoisseurs. Down with this sort of thing.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept (maybe)

Post by nac » 17:31 Thu 10 Sep 2020

Assuming we can't do this as planned for 8+, do any of the planned attendees (up to 6) fancy making use of the booked venue for a general session of Port consumption & witty conversation, etc.?

It's already in diaries so seems a shame not to...

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept (maybe)

Post by nac » 17:33 Thu 10 Sep 2020

...if so will open up a separate thread to organise.

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