VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

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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 Alex Bridgeman » 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!

NAC

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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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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by nac » 14:01 Mon 01 Mar 2021

Have provisionally booked Lutyen's Room at 67 Pall Mall for evening of Wednesday 8th September 2021 for rearranged event.

If you were confirmed for the previous date could you please reconfirm availability and that you still have your intended offering (or replacement).

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by winesecretary » 15:50 Mon 01 Mar 2021

I reconfirm. Still have the Dow 1950.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by CPR 1 » 21:09 Mon 01 Mar 2021

That works - looking forward to some real tastings

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by hadge » 21:38 Mon 01 Mar 2021

that works for me, I will confirm what i'm bring shortly, when i get to look in the cellar, think that i have acquired a 45

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 08:30 Tue 02 Mar 2021

I reconfirm, and confirm I still have my proposed bottle.
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by forest26 » 08:56 Tue 02 Mar 2021

Reconfirmed - I still have the original bottle

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by Doggett » 17:52 Fri 16 Jul 2021

I might be able to make this so please could I be added and will confirm. I would be able to bring an OBV 50.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by Doggett » 19:22 Fri 16 Jul 2021

Doggett wrote:
17:52 Fri 16 Jul 2021
I might be able to make this so please could I be added and will confirm. I would be able to bring an OBV 50.
Forget the B&B… if the OBV50 is sufficient I would love to come along to this so confirming if I can please.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by jdaw1 » 20:32 Fri 16 Jul 2021

nac wrote:
00:04 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Date now Wednesday 8th September 2021 in one of the private dining rooms at 67 Pall Mall. Have booked for ten people, so there is at one space still available. If not, happy to start a reserve list.
Yes please.

nac wrote:
00:04 Wed 18 Mar 2020
(From an anniversary perspective, the 8th September 2021 is (according to Wikipedia) the 75th Anniversary of Bulgaria being declared a People's Republic after a referendum.
For this tasting please disallow Bulgarian wine.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by nac » 16:42 Tue 27 Jul 2021

Doggett wrote:
19:22 Fri 16 Jul 2021
Doggett wrote:
17:52 Fri 16 Jul 2021
I might be able to make this so please could I be added and will confirm. I would be able to bring an OBV 50.
Forget the B&B… if the OBV50 is sufficient I would love to come along to this so confirming if I can please.
Done.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by nac » 16:48 Tue 27 Jul 2021

Awaiting confirmations from CMAG and MPM, plus identify of offering from HTWH.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by flash_uk » 17:16 Tue 27 Jul 2021

Oops, thought I’d done this. Confirmed. Thx.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by nac » 00:06 Wed 28 Jul 2021

flash_uk wrote:
17:16 Tue 27 Jul 2021
Oops, thought I’d done this. Confirmed. Thx.
No worries.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by jdaw1 » 19:25 Wed 28 Jul 2021

Draft of the placemats; images added to first post.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by nac » 12:16 Thu 29 Jul 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
19:25 Wed 28 Jul 2021
Draft of the placemats; images added to first post.
Excellent. Venue needs changing to Lutyens Room, 67 Pall Mall.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Post by jdaw1 » 22:38 Thu 29 Jul 2021

nac wrote:
12:16 Thu 29 Jul 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
19:25 Wed 28 Jul 2021
Draft of the placemats; images added to first post.
Excellent. Venue needs changing to Lutyens Room, 67 Pall Mall.
Fixed.

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