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may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 16:42 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by g-man
Booked the Trip,

will be in town may 6th.

anyone up for dinner/port?

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 18:26 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by AHB
Absolutely! Don't forget we have the Sandeman vertical on May 13 - you need to talk to Axel if you want to get on the waitlist.

But if you can't make this offline (or even if you can) we'll raid our cellars to welcome you to the UK in the style you would expect and hope for.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 18:41 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by g-man
envious of the sandmen's tasting but I'd probably would have 2 other guests with me so very unlikely to make the list =)

i'll post details when they're firmed up.

that way i can also pack some bottles to bring over ;-)

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 19:19 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
g-man wrote:envious of the sandmen's tasting but I'd probably would have 2 other guests with me so very unlikely to make the list =)
Buy them tickets for a show, or the opera, or a local pub.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 19:20 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by g-man
the wife would not be too pleased with me =)

1 night of decadence vs the rest of the trip with a pissed off wife.

tough choice.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 19:55 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
Choose dates such that the tasting is just before returning home. Or put both of you on the waitlist.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 19:56 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by g-man
jdaw1 wrote:Choose dates such that the tasting is just before returning home. Or put both of you on the waitlist.
the flip side of the argument is that it allows you guys in the uk to have multiple tastings in may (and potentially one in paris) =)

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 23:54 Tue 22 Feb 2011
by AHB
I'm sure we'll be able to come up with some sort of plan. Do you plan to tour the UK at all? Or just stay in London?

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 00:22 Wed 23 Feb 2011
by g-man
AHB wrote:I'm sure we'll be able to come up with some sort of plan. Do you plan to tour the UK at all? Or just stay in London?
mostly london,

I toured the uk when i was working out there for 3 months.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 21:59 Tue 01 Mar 2011
by JacobH
Hang on. Did I read this thread correctly? g-man comes to the UK and we ignore the obvious conclusion that this means at least a weekend of events, and suggest he tags along to an already organised tasting? :shock: :shock:

When are you going to be around? Do you have any firm dates?

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 23:18 Tue 01 Mar 2011
by g-man
JacobH wrote:Hang on. Did I read this thread correctly? g-man comes to the UK and we ignore the obvious conclusion that this means at least a weekend of events, and suggest he tags along to an already organised tasting? :shock: :shock:

When are you going to be around? Do you have any firm dates?
well the organised tasting does sound incredible =)

we're trying to work out the flights right now.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 18:32 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by g-man
Okay, it's shaping up to be 29th and 30th in london
then the first week of may in portugal.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 19:51 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by AHB
You may find 29th April is tough to get accommodation in London as that is the day of the Royal Wedding. Also, as that is only a 3 day week in the UK due to Monday and Friday being public holidays, we will probably find it very difficult to organise a well attended offline on either of those days.

Is there any chance of you being in London on different days? If not, we'll do the best we can but it may not be very impressive.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 21:32 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by g-man
AHB wrote:You may find 29th April is tough to get accommodation in London as that is the day of the Royal Wedding. Also, as that is only a 3 day week in the UK due to Monday and Friday being public holidays, we will probably find it very difficult to organise a well attended offline on either of those days.

Is there any chance of you being in London on different days? If not, we'll do the best we can but it may not be very impressive.

oh i dind't realize

we'll keep it in mind

maybe i might goto portugal first =)

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 17:43 Mon 14 Mar 2011
by g-man
OMG WHEN DID THE TAXES AND FEES COST > COST OF THE FLIGHT??????

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 18:02 Mon 14 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
Things that used to be included in the cost of the flight, like jet fuel, seem to have moved into ‟fees”.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 20:52 Mon 14 Mar 2011
by AHB
g-man wrote:OMG WHEN DID THE TAXES AND FEES COST > COST OF THE FLIGHT??????
Since about April 1995, when I flew to Dublin for £1 and the next month the government realised they wereissing one of the pleasures of life from their list of things to tax. Now you have to pay tax on alcohol, tobacco, holidays and sex.

Re: may tasting in the UK?

Posted: 21:05 Mon 14 Mar 2011
by DRT
AHB wrote:
g-man wrote:OMG WHEN DID THE TAXES AND FEES COST > COST OF THE FLIGHT??????
Since about April 1995, when I flew to Dublin for £1 and the next month the government realised they wereissing one of the pleasures of life from their list of things to tax. Now you have to pay tax on alcohol, tobacco, holidays and sex.
Apart from on the Isle of Man, where sex is tax free.

Re: may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 16:36 Tue 15 Mar 2011
by g-man
Updated the date!

booked the flights already!

Re: may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 13:27 Fri 18 Mar 2011
by AHB
I plan to be in London on Friday May 6 to meet up with G-Man. Anyone else up for a Friday night offline to welcome G-Man to the UK?

Suggested theme - see how many of G-Man's bottles he collected from Seckford's can be drunk in one evening; or bring a blind bottle of port to share

Re: may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 16:01 Fri 18 Mar 2011
by JacobH
Sounds good to me. What time do you plan starting? We could arrange a little Port-Cruise around the City...

Re: may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 17:18 Fri 18 Mar 2011
by g-man
JacobH wrote:Sounds good to me. What time do you plan starting? We could arrange a little Port-Cruise around the City...
with teh exception of walking around the food court of harrod's mid day, the wife and i with a friend have nothing at all planned.

Re: may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 17:24 Fri 18 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
Do visit BBR.

Re: may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 20:50 Fri 18 Mar 2011
by g-man
jdaw1 wrote:Do visit BBR.
if you pick a theme, I'll happily purchase a bottle from bbr to bring to the tasting.

Re: may 6th tasting in the UK?

Posted: 14:33 Sat 19 Mar 2011
by JacobH
I think as you’re the guest you are more than welcome to choose the theme!