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Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 12:32 Thu 23 Apr 2009
by Axel P
On October 2nd at 7pm at the RAF Club in London a Warre's vertical will be held. Tom and Wolfgang very generously supplied the wines.

We will taste the following VPs of Warre: 94,91,85, 83, 80, 77, 75, 70, 66, 63, 60, 58, 55, 52 and 47.

Participation fee will be 100 GBP (115 EUR) and will include the wines, corc fee and room charges and a 3 dish-dinner that we will be starting with. All additional drinks will be charged.

Confirmed attendees are so far:

Tom
Wolfgang
Julian
Dirk
Derek
Alex B
Alex K
Axel+1
Chris Gee
Ben
Jacob H
Enrico
Ghandi

Please let me know early if you intend to spend the night there (room fee will be around 70 GBP).

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 14:38 Thu 23 Apr 2009
by Axel P
Updated with Jacob

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 15:58 Thu 23 Apr 2009
by Axel P
updated with Ben confirmed

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 17:48 Thu 23 Apr 2009
by Andy Velebil
Axel,
Can you put me down as tentative. I need to work out logistics, but I should be able to make this as I should be heading through London on my way to Oporto that week. I'll keep you updated as things progress. thanks

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 19:56 Thu 23 Apr 2009
by Axel P
I ll save you a seat. Good to have police protection at the tasting. I do not know wether you heard the stuff going on around the pirates in Africa, but to arrest the pirates legaly on a german frigate you need to have policemen on board as well. We could bomb and destroy poop on our own, but not arrest any. That makes sense, doesnt it?

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 20:21 Thu 23 Apr 2009
by Andy Velebil
Axel P wrote:I ll save you a seat. Good to have police protection at the tasting. I do not know wether you heard the stuff going on around the pirates in Africa, but to arrest the pirates legaly on a german frigate you need to have policemen on board as well. We could bomb and destroy poop on our own, but not arrest any. That makes sense, doesnt it?

Axel
If you put me in the backseat of your plane, does that count as "policeman onboard?" If so, they we can fly around and take care of those pesky little critters :lol: Oh yeah, can we take a small detour and fly into the Douro for a visit. In the jet it won't take long to get there and I'm sure we can figure out a way to stash some Port on board to quench our thirst after all our hard work :mrgreen: :P :lol:

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 18:09 Fri 24 Apr 2009
by Axel P
The ammo box of the cannons holds exactly 2 cases of 6 btl. ea of Vesuvio (thanks to the Symingtons to keep these measurements in mind when they constructed the case).

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 02:19 Sat 25 Apr 2009
by Andy Velebil
Axel P wrote:The ammo box of the cannons holds exactly 2 cases of 6 btl. ea of Vesuvio (thanks to the Symingtons to keep these measurements in mind when they constructed the case).

Axel
Very nice of the Symington's to take that into consideration...now if only they could design a case that fits into the saddle bag of my police motorcycle

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 06:11 Sat 25 Apr 2009
by benread
Andy V wrote:
Axel P wrote:The ammo box of the cannons holds exactly 2 cases of 6 btl. ea of Vesuvio (thanks to the Symingtons to keep these measurements in mind when they constructed the case).

Axel
Very nice of the Symington's to take that into consideration...now if only they could design a case that fits into the saddle bag of my police motorcycle
I managed to bring 6 bottles of Chateauneuf du Pape back from france in my throw over (soft) panniers along with what little clothing I had deemed appropriate for a 2,500 mile 6 day trip! I am sure whatever model the authorities provide for you is somewhat larger than my 600cc sports bike!

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 19:53 Mon 27 Apr 2009
by Axel P
Well, mine has about 150 kN.

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 04:57 Tue 28 Apr 2009
by jdaw1
The placemats, or at least a draft thereof, are at www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091002_warre.pdf. Comment welcome.

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 10:45 Tue 28 Apr 2009
by JacobH
Would there be any chance of replacing some of the Palantino with Chevalier Open (the typeface I think is currently used for the Warre logo)?

(And as a Mac user, shouldn't you be using Helvetica rather than Arial? :-P)

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 13:56 Tue 28 Apr 2009
by jdaw1
That’ll cost me $20. I’ll PM what fonts I already have.

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 14:29 Tue 28 Apr 2009
by JacobH
jdaw1 wrote:That’ll cost me $20. I’ll PM what fonts I already have.
[reply forwarded to a PM to avoid the wrath of Wolfgang by continuing here]

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 21:08 Wed 29 Apr 2009
by WS1
I would not say wrath; with reference to the elaborate discussion in the preparations for the Vargellathon I was rather confused and feared initially my English was not good enough to understand the deeper meaning behind the thread. After Alex and you kindly agreed that you also felt it went a bit beyond I was relieved and as far as I remember openly admitted that these sort of technical outbursts should be more controlled.
Again I am very happy that Julian and you work out the placemates. Apologies, I am a bit too focussed on trying/drinking wines (do also not read a lot, too much focused on practical application :D ) and do avoid looking into these very necessary things. :(
Especially since they make the tasting so much nicer. :!:
With regards to the Warre vertical I must say I found the Arial issue funny, since I have a "Julian" at work (though I admit not in the same league as him ) who made me change to use Arial (used New Times Roman before which now I admit is horrible).

Hope Julian is now not to cross with me :wink:

Wolfgang

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 10:10 Wed 06 May 2009
by Axel P
Updated!

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 15:16 Wed 06 May 2009
by Andy Velebil
Axel,
I've not been put into the list and don't want to get left out. Can you add me in, thanks :D

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 23:06 Wed 06 May 2009
by AHB
The friend has said that he won't be able to confirm until much later in the year (September) and has therefore suggested that we offer his place to others but he will ask if he turns out to be free and can join us.

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 18:17 Mon 11 May 2009
by SushiNorth
I've been contemplating a trip to the UK, for port drinking among other reasons, but sadly this is too close to a holiday. Will keep my eyes on your tastings, though :)

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 19:53 Mon 11 May 2009
by Axel P
Hey Josh,

we will have one on you, though.

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 14:01 Mon 18 May 2009
by Axel P
Andy, for some reason I did not put you in the forum-list yet, but do have you in my internal excel-list. Sorry, but always remember: we will leave no one behind!

So, as from now on you are as well in the official list, too.

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 00:11 Tue 19 May 2009
by Andy Velebil
Very cool, thanks Axel.

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 05:04 Sun 12 Jul 2009
by jdaw1
What are the first letters of the surnames of Dirk, Enrico, and Maggie?

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 09:46 Sun 12 Jul 2009
by Axel P
Dirk B. Enrico M. and Maggie R.

Thanks for all the work, Julian.

Axel

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

Posted: 15:07 Sun 12 Jul 2009
by jdaw1