Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

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Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by flash_uk » 22:02 Sat 09 May 2020

Our next virtual tasting is on Wednesday 20 May.

Some changes for this session:
- attendee numbers won't be capped. We can split people into virtual breakout rooms which allows us to have a couple of rooms with fewer people if required
- a suggestion has been floated that we set a drinking theme e.g. Sandeman LBV, or some other port that we believe everyone could obtain

When: Wednesday 20 May, 7pm London time

People:
  1. MPM
  2. NAC
  3. GEAG
  4. CPR
  5. GEE
  6. SCD
  7. WHW
  8. AHB
  9. Rich_n
  10. BMHR
  11. JMK
  12. akzy
  13. HTWH
  14. Dia
  15. JDAW

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by flash_uk » 22:03 Sat 09 May 2020

Could folks make suggestions for the drinking theme? Needs to preferably be something people can get their hands on between now and Weds 20th. This might be tricky for the likes of Will who is in a different country!

What about SW70, which can be purchased from Davy's Online?

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by nac » 22:12 Sat 09 May 2020

Yes please,

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by winesecretary » 22:29 Sat 09 May 2020

Yes please. Might be interesting to set a house, rather than a wine, and see what everyone comes up with...

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by CPR 1 » 22:33 Sat 09 May 2020

Yes please

I was also going to suggest selecting a shipper or decade as in port from the 70’s

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Glenn E. » 22:40 Sat 09 May 2020

Yes please!

A shipper is probably one of the easiest themes for a first attempt. If we keep it to a major shipper, that will also help.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Doggett » 08:56 Sun 10 May 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Will W. » 09:28 Sun 10 May 2020

Yes, please.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by AHB » 20:09 Sun 10 May 2020

I'd like a slot please.

I like the idea of all drinking the same Port, if we can, which gives us the chance to have some common ground in our discussions on the wine. I suggested the Sandeman LBV on the basis that (at least for those people in the UK) it is available in Waitrose for a sensible price. Happy to go with something else along a similar theme such as Tesco Finest VP or Sainsbury Taste the Difference VP. For me the issue was for us all be able to taste and critique the same wine, in the way we did with the Quevedo tasting.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by rich_n » 14:22 Mon 11 May 2020

Yes please. I will be a little supermarket dependent as some have such huge queues here that it might not be feasible to get a given port. Sandeman from Waitrose should be possible though (and I might order some anyway just to have it).

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by benread » 19:02 Mon 11 May 2020

A warre lbv of any vintage? We can compare ageing and look for common themes. I’ve found 2014 at £12/bottle and wondering about buying some!


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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:43 Mon 11 May 2020

Please add me. Thanks

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Justin K » 23:13 Mon 11 May 2020

I’m in.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by flash_uk » 23:22 Mon 11 May 2020

Attendees updated.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by akzy » 13:36 Tue 12 May 2020

Please can I be added? As for the theme, the Sandeman LBV works for well for me as I already have a bottle :).
benread wrote:
19:02 Mon 11 May 2020
A warre lbv of any vintage? We can compare ageing and look for common themes. I’ve found 2014 at £12/bottle and wondering about buying some!
That seems cheap... where from? This could also work as a theme.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by hadge » 19:37 Wed 13 May 2020

please add me, should be able to make it

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by flash_uk » 21:33 Wed 13 May 2020

It seems like a Warre or Sandeman LBV are the most available options. Thoughts?

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by nac » 21:38 Wed 13 May 2020

flash_uk wrote:
21:33 Wed 13 May 2020
It seems like a Warre or Sandeman LBV are the most available options. Thoughts?
Can do either of these, so good for me.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by nac » 21:45 Wed 13 May 2020

nac wrote:
21:38 Wed 13 May 2020
flash_uk wrote:
21:33 Wed 13 May 2020
It seems like a Warre or Sandeman LBV are the most available options. Thoughts?
Can do either of these, so good for me.
Waitrose have got the Warre 2007 which is the ‘full-fat’ unfiltered jobbie, and the Sandeman (2015 I think).

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Glenn E. » 23:32 Wed 13 May 2020

flash_uk wrote:
21:33 Wed 13 May 2020
It seems like a Warre or Sandeman LBV are the most available options. Thoughts?
I have neither on hand and probably won't have the opportunity to go out and check local stores prior to the tasting. I'll just make do with something that I have available.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by nac » 07:21 Thu 14 May 2020

nac wrote:
21:45 Wed 13 May 2020
nac wrote:
21:38 Wed 13 May 2020
flash_uk wrote:
21:33 Wed 13 May 2020
It seems like a Warre or Sandeman LBV are the most available options. Thoughts?
Can do either of these, so good for me.
Waitrose have got the Warre 2007 which is the ‘full-fat’ unfiltered jobbie, and the Sandeman (2015 I think).
Just checked, and the Sandeman is the 2015, and is also unfiltered.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Constandia » 10:35 Thu 14 May 2020

Yes please! I have a Warre's LBV laying around, I think it's '07 but will double check. Ty

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Glenn E. » 18:49 Thu 14 May 2020

2007 Warre LBV isn't available in the US at all. 2015 Sandeman LBV is available, but only for $40+shipping from a single store in Florida.

Seattle to Miami is roughly the same distance as London to Tehran.

I'll just pick something out of my cellar to enjoy with all of you. :-)
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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by winesecretary » 21:17 Thu 14 May 2020

I regret that a (US) client call that has dropped into my diary is going to cut right across this so I will not now be able to attend. If you do go with the Warre 2007 Unfiltered LBV I would very interested to hear everyone's views. I liked the 04 but struggled with the 07.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Justin K » 22:31 Thu 14 May 2020

Have never seen Sandeman LBV here but do have an ‘02 Warres.

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