TPF 2008 Offline Summary

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TPF 2008 Offline Summary

Post by AHB » 16:49 Mon 10 Mar 2008

I thought that it might be of use to have a summary or index to past offlines and possible future offlines being organised through or attended by posters on TPF. With a single summary list it should be easier for people to see quickly whether there is an offline coming up that they would like to attend.

All offlines on the list are set out with the following information:
Date (Location) Theme (Comment)
Thu 3rd Jan (New York) Colheita Tasting (The New York Colheitathon)
Sat 19th Jan (Craster, Northern England) 1985 Horizontal (The "Up North" offline)
Mon 28th Jan (London) 1966 Horizontal (The "Deeper Underground" offline)
Wed 30th Jan (London) Blind Tasting (Tsunami's visit to the UK)
Sat 2nd Feb (Sussex) 1963 Horizontal
Sat 9th Feb (Boston) Croft Vertical 1970 - 1896
Thu 14th Feb (New York) 1970 Horizontal
Thu 6th Mar (Dublin) Berry Brothers' Cheapest (First TPF offline in Ireland)
Sat 8th Mar (Virtual Offline) 1994 Horizontal (Lady and Ronnie Roots farewell online-offline)
Tue 18th Mar (London)Blind Tasting (March TPF UK offline)
Sat 29th Mar (New York) "The Dove Has Landed" 1977 Horizontal
Thu 10th April (London) Open theme - bring a bottle wrapped in foil
W/b 21st April (Utrecht, Netherlands) Killer B visit to Utrecht
Thu 8th May (New York) The "Better Late than Nothing" LBV tasting
Tue 20th May (Wokingham)1980 Horizontal
Sat 20th June (Virtual Offline/New York) Drink Your Rank - 1st TPF Anniversary Virtual Offline
Wed 25th June (London) The "After Cricket" offline
Wed 2nd July (Netherlands) 1977 Horizontal
Fri 11th July (London) Old, Odd & Great
Tue 19th August (London) An Impromptu Offline
Sat 13th September (New York) Double horizontal of 1983 and 1985
Tue 30th September (London) An Impromptu Offline
Wed 8th October (London) Cockburn Vertical (Roy Hersh visit to the UK)
Fri 17th October (New York) A Ferreira Vertical
Thu 30th October (London) Berry Brothers Vesuvio Vertical
Fri 7th November (New York) Old & Odd tasting originally set for May
Thu 20th November (London) The Blind, Initial and 30 Years Old Tasting
Sat 22nd November (New York) The Royal Oporto Colheita Tasting
Thu 18th December (Wenden's Ambo, Essex) The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends (TPF Christmas Offline #3)
Fri 26th December (New York) Some Fonseca
December (New York) 20 Year Old Tawnies
Later in 2008 or beyond (UK) 1970 Horizontal
April-May 2009 suggested (UK) 1955 Horizontal
In 2008 or 2009 (tbd) Delaforce vertical
In 2009 perhaps (London) Half vs Full bottle tasting
Some time in 2010 (tbd) 1960 Horizontal

And useful links to offline summaries for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
Last edited by AHB on 01:03 Sun 06 Jan 2013, edited 33 times in total.
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Post by DRT » 09:09 Tue 11 Mar 2008

Alex,

I have not come across a way of creating a table using BB code - perhaps Jdaw knows?

I have turned this thread into a Sticky so that it stays at the top of the forum.

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Post by AHB » 08:00 Sun 30 Mar 2008

I thought it might be useful to let everyone know that I am keeping this summary up to date, although not posting here when I do make an edit to the original summary.

Alex
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Please may I rework your post so that it’s neater … ?

Post by jdaw1 » 15:02 Sun 30 Mar 2008

Alex: great idea. Please may I rework your post so that it’s neater and more orderly?

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Re: Please may I rework your post so that it’s neater … ?

Post by DRT » 09:59 Thu 17 Apr 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Alex: great idea. Please may I rework your post so that it’s neater and more orderly?
I think this would be a good idea.
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Post by AHB » 12:16 Thu 17 Apr 2008

I did originally reply to JDAW to ask if he could do a mock up so that I could see what the improvement would look like.

Then others came along with better ideas and drove my request down the list of priorities...
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Post by Axel P » 17:26 Thu 17 Apr 2008

Alex, is the 08th of October confirmed. I would like to hop in although the eldest Cockburn I own is a 70 and I do not own a single 08.

I would rather go for a Cockburn-Vertical. Should I try to get a 77?

When will you decide?

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C77! Can you access the secret private declarations?

Post by jdaw1 » 18:15 Thu 17 Apr 2008

C77! Can you access the secret private declarations?

At my father’s is a “Believed Cockburn 1924†, bought last year as part of a mixed lot. If you (or others) want to acquire this for the C vertical, it’s available. (But speak soon: AHB is soon going to my father’s to collect bottles.)

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Post by Axel P » 21:09 Thu 17 Apr 2008

I will try then. But I let AHB get to your father in the good hope that I will get a sip of it, too.

Are you sure that you wont be there?

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Post by Conky » 10:57 Fri 18 Apr 2008

I have a Cockburns 63, which although not amazing or mythical, should be worthy of a seat at the table???

I'm also beginning to think my Late Summer Bash's theme should lean towards 'Lifes a Beach' (Just Sandemans) or 'Life begins at 60' (Only 60's allowed)
So I can ignore the Sandeman 60 I keep eyeing up, and leave it alone until then, whilst looking for more bottles.

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Post by DRT » 00:33 Wed 23 Apr 2008

AHB,

Can you please add The 1970 Horizontal to your summary.

Thanks

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Post by AHB » 07:51 Wed 23 Apr 2008

Summary now updated as requested
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Post by AHB » 23:32 Sat 10 May 2008

Another update completed.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Post by AHB » 00:03 Sun 18 May 2008

Updated to show new theme for July 2 tasting, 1st anniversary virtual offline and Delaforce vertical.
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Post by g-man » 14:51 Tue 20 May 2008

Sat 29th Mar (New York) 1977 Horizontal (The Dove has Landed Tasting)

Thu 8th May (New York) LBV tasting (Better Late than Nothing Tasting)

In goal of nicknaming every tasting we do =)

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Post by AHB » 11:51 Tue 03 Jun 2008

Update posted with links to the 1980 Horizontal review, a proposed tasting in London on June 25, a proposed tasting in London on July 11 and a proposed New York get-together for the 1st anniversary celebration.
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Re: TPF 2008 Offline Summary

Post by AHB » 09:01 Thu 28 Aug 2008

Another update completed to show the proposed 1960 tasting and links to the tastings that happened on 19 August and 11 July.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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