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VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by Doggett » 14:31 Sat 18 Apr 2020

Tony and the team at Vintage Wine & Port are doing a fundraiser Quevedo Port tasting on the 7/8th May in support of NHS and Portuguese charities. The tasting pack is £99 for 6 x 375ml bottles for a Taste at Home tutored tasting with Oscar on YouTube Live. This is also done in association with the great folks at the b.f.t.

EDIT: Post title amended to give proper project billing to Alex and the b.f.t.

https://www.vintagewineandport.co.uk/pr ... vedo-30000
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Post by benread » 15:32 Sat 18 Apr 2020

And the tasting packs are selling fast!


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Post by AHB » 16:12 Sat 18 Apr 2020

Ahem! This event is being jointly organised by the Big Fortified Tasting as well as by Vintage Wine & Port. We might not be able to bring you a masterclass at the show this year, but we can bring you a masterclass online.

Although, I freely admit, Tony and the team in Fordingbridge are doing all the hard work.
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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by rich_n » 17:06 Sat 18 Apr 2020

Just saw this! I'm interested, certainly seems like an interesting selection of port wines to try.

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Post by winesecretary » 19:35 Sat 18 Apr 2020

I also will join this merry throng. A jolly good idea, and a chance to try some ports that I haven't.

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Post by forest26 » 21:42 Sat 18 Apr 2020

Simon,
Thank you for the shameless plug.
A great effort so far between Oscar, the BFT team and VWP. It's an experiment - so fingers crossed that it will work, that everyone enjoys it, and that we raise a little money for charity along the way.

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Post by Christopher » 22:38 Sun 19 Apr 2020

Very much looking forward to it
Thanks for all the work organising it

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Post by winesecretary » 10:42 Tue 28 Apr 2020

My halves have arrived safely. Some really thoughtful additional touches. Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet. Plus the invitation to a glass of port in Portugal when this is all over. Looking forward to it!

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Post by PhilW » 13:27 Tue 28 Apr 2020

On the assumption that Youtube live is essentially one-way (video/audio from Oscar to us, none to him - possibly messaging?), shall we Zoom in parallel?

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Post by winesecretary » 16:26 Tue 28 Apr 2020

I'm up for that, but there may be too many of us for it to be wieldy.

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Post by Doggett » 16:33 Tue 28 Apr 2020

How about a Zoom ‘after party’ debrief?

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Post by AHB » 19:28 Tue 28 Apr 2020

Oscar will be open to questions during the tasting, delivered to him by the YouTube chat function.

Absolutely nothing to stop some / all of us from zooming in parallel. If too many for one Zoom, we can run parallel Zoom sessions.
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Post by rich_n » 21:57 Tue 28 Apr 2020

winesecretary wrote:My halves have arrived safely. Some really thoughtful additional touches. Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet. Plus the invitation to a glass of port in Portugal when this is all over. Looking forward to it!
Mine arrived safe and sound today, I didn’t spot the placemats, I’ll have to have a rummage and find them! I hadn’t spotted the pack included free glasses so that was a rather excellent bonus.


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Post by rich_n » 21:58 Tue 28 Apr 2020

AHB wrote:Oscar will be open to questions during the tasting, delivered to him by the YouTube chat function.

Absolutely nothing to stop some / all of us from zooming in parallel. If too many for one Zoom, we can run parallel Zoom sessions.
I’m definitely keen to be included on a zoom. I don’t believe there’s a limit to how many you can include, just a time limit unless someone has paid for a subscription.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:01 Tue 28 Apr 2020

winesecretary wrote:
10:42 Tue 28 Apr 2020
My halves have arrived safely.
As did mine.
winesecretary wrote:
10:42 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Some really thoughtful additional touches.
Agreed.
winesecretary wrote:
10:42 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet.
If reprints needed, do so from www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200507_Quevedo.pdf.
rich_n wrote:
21:58 Tue 28 Apr 2020
I don’t believe there’s a limit to how many you can include, just a time limit unless someone has paid for a subscription.
My wife might be a ‘pro’ user of zoom. Will check.

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Post by nac » 16:19 Wed 29 Apr 2020

Pack just arrived. Now very much looking forward to it.

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Post by PhilW » 09:49 Tue 05 May 2020

AHB wrote:
19:28 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Oscar will be open to questions during the tasting, delivered to him by the YouTube chat function.
As a non-social-media-user, do I need to create a YouTube account for this?
AHB wrote:
19:28 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Absolutely nothing to stop some / all of us from zooming in parallel. If too many for one Zoom, we can run parallel Zoom sessions.
I would like to do this; happy to organise. Suggest up to 9 of us, if we exceed that then we split into two sessions etc. Please respond below if interested to Zoom in parallel on Thu and/or Fri (Simon, are you happy for me to edit the first post to add this?)

UPDATE : After testing during last night's zoom, it was decided NOT to run a parallel zoom due to various issues including practicality of listening to both Oscar and each other, and the potential for Oscar's audio being relayed through mics unless everyone is muted or uses headphones.

The preference instead was to have a zoom afterwards, which Mike has offered to host in the usual way (I've updated the list above for reference, and assume Mike will send out the invite to all interested including all usual suspects). If there are >9 people, Mike can auto-split us into 2 (or more) separate breakout sessions; we checked this and it worked fine last night also.

Thu: PW, Will W, CPR, SCD, nac, rich_n, GEAG, AHB, hadge, MPM
Fri: PW, Will W, CPR, SCD, nac, rich_n, GEAG, AHB, IDJ, hadge, MPM
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Post by Will W. » 09:52 Tue 05 May 2020

Yes Phil; both days

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Post by benread » 09:57 Tue 05 May 2020

Yes please to both days. I’ve got two PCs so ideal for this!


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Post by CPR 1 » 09:59 Tue 05 May 2020

yes please (both days)

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Post by Doggett » 10:03 Tue 05 May 2020

Hi Phil, Always happy for you to edit anything necessary. Please add me too.
Many thanks,
Simon

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Post by PhilW » 10:15 Tue 05 May 2020

Doggett wrote:
10:03 Tue 05 May 2020
Hi Phil, Always happy for you to edit anything necessary.
Thanks (I'll have to remember how to give myself permission first, so just maintaining it in thread for now).
All above added.

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Post by nac » 11:25 Tue 05 May 2020

Yes please, for both days.

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Post by nac » 11:28 Tue 05 May 2020

nac wrote:
11:25 Tue 05 May 2020
Yes please, for both days.
...and you might want to add Alex and George? Both also expressed an interest.

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Post by rich_n » 11:35 Tue 05 May 2020

I also like to join for both days please

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