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Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 09:35 Mon 07 Mar 2011
by AHB
Theme - More Half Bottles (which can be daily drinkers)
Place - The Office, The Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London
Time - 6:30pm until approximately 11pm
Bring - 2 half bottles, if you can, or 1 full bottle if you can't plus approx £40 for your dinner

Confirmed attendees:
AHB, JGH, CHR, THRA

Possible attendees:
WS1, RAYC

Let me know if I've missed anything that should be included in this post.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 09:40 Mon 07 Mar 2011
by AHB
Julian - draft tasting mats reviewed.

Please include the sticky labels - these were very useful last time (even if I did get a little confused with the best way to use them after having consumed half a bottle of F77).

Please add THRA to the place mats, although this may make the layout of the pages slightly more difficult.

As ever, thank you very much for producing these.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 09:42 Mon 07 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +THRA.
If somebody drops out I’ll replace with the ‟(?)”.

(Link: this thread is a continuation of London Offline on Feb 22 and/or March 10?.)

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 15:02 Tue 08 Mar 2011
by Chris Doty
I expect this may be a business night at the office -- but if it isn't, i'm in

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 15:10 Tue 08 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +CSD, so now three glasses sheets.
For the sake of portion sizes you should consider closing the tasting to newcomers.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 20:21 Tue 08 Mar 2011
by AHB
Wolfgang, Rob,

Please let me know asap if you will be at TCP on Thursday. I need to know as the office will only hold 6 and if all the potential participants turn up, we will be 7.

In case there are further latecomers, I may change from 2 half bottles to a full bottle. Any thoughts?

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 21:15 Tue 08 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
AHB wrote:In case there are further latecomers, I may change from 2 half bottles to a full bottle. Any thoughts?
When will that decision be taken?

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 22:32 Tue 08 Mar 2011
by WS1
Alex, Julian

whatever happens I will turn up. If everything goes normal i will be there ~ 7:00 PM ish. Will have two halves in my bag which i will decant in the morning.

cu on Thursday

WS1

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 22:43 Tue 08 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
WS1 wrote:Alex, Julian
WS1 wrote:cu on Thursday
Not me.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 00:01 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by RAYC
i can confirm. I am reasonably ambivalent as to whether we go for half or full bottles so will let others decide.

If we were going for full bottles i might swap the "value vp/daily drinker" i had planned for the half theme for something with a bit more pedigree.

Wolfgang - if we stick with halves, it would be great to take up your offer of adopting the one half you had in mind.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 00:35 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by RAYC
sorry - re-read the thread more carefully and now see what the dilemma is.

would prefer to move to full bottles than close off the list to late arrivers just yet

On the other hand, Chris is unsure and this offline has been in the diary for long enough that chances of a late attendee are slim.

would suggest sticking to halves if no one else has put their hand up by 5.00 p.m. tomorrow? or is that too late for others to plan?

i will have time (and would be more than happy) to take over tasting mat duties from Julian if required, so that should not be a driving concern

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 09:17 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
I can adjust late this evening. Can printing be tomorrow?

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 11:11 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by RAYC
Very kind - thank you very much. Can print tomorrow.

Take it this is what i will need for labels?
http://www.ryman.co.uk/0220013460/Product

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 12:19 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
RAYC wrote:Take it this is what i will need for labels?
http://www.ryman.co.uk/0220013460/Product
Yes.
The Manual wrote:the default parameters fit Ryman product 0220013460 (containing 25 sheets, or equivalently the 100-sheet pack 0220023460), having on each A4 sheet eight labels, each 99mm×68mm.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 12:52 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by RAYC
RLC is also joining. Which may lead us down the full bottle route if Chris is a possible.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 18:17 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by WS1
????

I am now confused, halves or full bottles is here the question?

Can also do a full bt if required.

please let me know; the halves are already waiting to be opned tomorrow morning 88) :lol:

regards

WS1

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 18:45 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by uncle tom
Cookie and I will be on full bottles, as we are acutely short of halves..

Tom

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 19:32 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by AHB
I am taking the decision for everyone to switch to full bottles so as to ensure portion sizes are not compromised.

I may be bringing a guest (KD, right handed) but will not be able to confirm until tomorrow.

I will contact TCP later tonight to switch from the Office to a larger table in the tunnels.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 19:48 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
‟More Bottles”?

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 20:00 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by AHB
jdaw1 wrote:‟More Bottles”?
Or "Port Worth Sharing"

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 20:04 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by DRT
AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:‟More Bottles”?
Or "Port Worth Sharing"
Do you want me to despatch a few bottles of Royal Oporto 1983 to TCP as emergency supplies?

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 20:10 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by AHB
Only if you're with us in person to share the pleasure.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 20:21 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by DRT
AHB wrote:Only if you're with us in person to share the pleasure.
Unfortunately, with every hour that passes at the tasting I will be around 95 miles further away from all that lovely Port :crying:

Sorry, Officer, did I say 95 miles? Clearly I meant no more than 70.

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 20:37 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by RAYC
Good decision.

If we remain at 8/9 attendees, i may take the liberty of asking my brother as well - he enjoyed the tasting when Oscar visited. And I have a good bottle for him to adopt. (MCC, though i suspect a "?" would do as I am not certain he will be available - sorry to be a pain).

Re: Thursday March 10th, Crusting Pipe, London

Posted: 21:17 Wed 09 Mar 2011
by jdaw1
Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +KD; +MCC.
  • +‟?”; +‟??”.
  • One bottle each.
  • ‟Port Worth Sharing”.
  • Please check carefully.
I will probably be able to update at about noon UK time, Thursday.