Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

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Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by djewesbury » 16:08 Thu 18 Apr 2013

Tues 28th May

A friendly get-together; bring a bottle wrapped in foil.

The Bung Hole, aka Davy's Holborn Bar and Grill, 57 High Holborn, WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk
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  5. THRA
  6. RW (DJ's guest Mr Richard West)
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Does anyone have an objection to doing something on the 28th of May? I'll be passing through London on the 29th, but I'd come a day early if anyone fancied some conviviality.

Links to the review of the evening and the tasting notes:
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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by jdaw1 » 16:25 Thu 18 Apr 2013

Themes proposed but not yet done, so needing a date, include Warre LBVs and Axel’s Cálem Vertical. Please do take charge.

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Post by djewesbury » 16:41 Thu 18 Apr 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Themes proposed but not yet done, so needing a date, include Warre LBVs and Axel’s Cálem Vertical. Please do take charge.
These both seem excellent ideas which are already fairly well-advanced in terms of sourcing the requisite materials. My first instinct is to say 'Cálem', just because they're VPs rather than LBVs; and secondly because they're more obscure.. but this depends on Axel.

What does anyone else prefer? Can we have a show of hands for each? I'll gladly make a decision if it's inconclusive. Which may be for the LBVs after all. We'll see. I'm feeling a little capricious.
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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by RAYC » 18:10 Thu 18 Apr 2013

There was also discussion of a 1958 horizontal at one point

I'd like to revisit 1960s at some point over the next 18 months, but that might take a bit more planning.
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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by jdaw1 » 19:04 Thu 18 Apr 2013

Or the organiser could choose a different theme: a different year; a different shipper; a totally different structure; or even the perennial ‘Bring A Bottle’. Choices choices.

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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by DRT » 23:02 Thu 18 Apr 2013

I'm in.
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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by djewesbury » 01:28 Fri 19 Apr 2013

There are indeed many possibilities. An SQVP theme? Bomfim vertical? But then you've just had a Dowathon. 1980 horizontal? I admit I'm intrigued by the Cálem. But then I'll do anything really. I have PMed Axel so we shall see what he says.

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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by DRT » 01:37 Fri 19 Apr 2013

"Turn up with a bottle of Vintage Port wrapped in foil" would not be a bad idea.
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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by Axel P » 07:57 Fri 19 Apr 2013

Thanks guys, for keeping the Calem vertical in mind. Unfortunately I cannot make it to the UK in May.

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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by AHB » 09:49 Fri 19 Apr 2013

Sadly I can't make 28th May - I'll be on holiday in Derbyshire!
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Post by djewesbury » 09:53 Fri 19 Apr 2013

AHB wrote:Sadly I can't make 28th May - I'll be on holiday in Derbyshire!
Offline in Derbs, anyone..?
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Post by djewesbury » 09:54 Fri 19 Apr 2013

NB: joke
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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by djewesbury » 12:44 Fri 19 Apr 2013

Axel cannot make that date.. The Warre LBV issue seems to be far too political and above my pay grade, I couldn't possibly decide to do something of this magnitude when the NATO tasting in September is still on the cards (is it still on the cards?).

DHT's wonderful suggestion of 'bring a bottle wrapped in tinfoil' is now officially the theme of the evening.
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Post by AHB » 13:57 Fri 19 Apr 2013

djewesbury wrote:NB: joke
Don't joke. We have had several offlines in Derbyshire...
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Re: Tue 28th May?

Post by RAYC » 12:52 Sat 20 Apr 2013

I should be able to come, but need to get home from holiday, work out what is going on at work for the next month etc.etc. before committing.

Bring a bottle sounds good. I have a matching pair to be served together blind at some point that could be an option if we get 6+ attendees.
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Re: Tue 28th May

Post by PhilW » 09:22 Tue 07 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:¿Possible?:
6. PW
I'm currently looking unlikely to be able to make a tasting that week due to other commitments, I'm afraid.

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Re: Tue 28th May

Post by djewesbury » 19:12 Tue 07 May 2013

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:¿Possible?:
6. PW
I'm currently looking unlikely to be able to make a tasting that week due to other commitments, I'm afraid.
Sorry to hear that. First post amended.
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Re: Tue 28th May

Post by djewesbury » 16:24 Sat 11 May 2013

We have a confirmed fourth, THRA. Come forth and drink port, the room will now be booked.
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Re: Tue 28th May

Post by djewesbury » 23:09 Sat 11 May 2013

I am going to commence a draft of the placemats. How many bottles will we have, at this reckoning? I can revise if RAYC / BMHR confirm, but I presume the Laws state that 'where four gather to drink port, the number of bottles they shall drink shall be 4 x 1.2 and this shall be rounded up somehow to 5'. Something along those lines anyway. Would that be terribly inaccurate?
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Re: Tue 28th May

Post by jdaw1 » 23:27 Sat 11 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:I am going to commence a draft of the placemats.
Splendid. Post drafts and I will comment.
djewesbury wrote:the number of bottles they shall drink shall be 4 x 1.2 and this shall be rounded up somehow to 5'. Something along those lines anyway. Would that be terribly inaccurate?
Under the recommended TPF non-Euclidean non-US”  geometry, 5 ≈ 6, and the latter is better.

For a forthcoming tasting (this? another?) I have a worthwhile comparison to be done between a bottle and two halves. And there is a risk that might become a bottle and three halves.

”  On A4 five and six both fit well; on 8½″×11″ five fits better than six.

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Post by djewesbury » 01:50 Wed 15 May 2013

Possible guest. Added in the first post.
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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by djewesbury » 21:54 Wed 15 May 2013

Guest confirmed.

Please advise a rough estimate of how many bottles you might be bringing, for the placemats.

RAYC, BHMR, are you able to rule yourselves in or out? I can keep two blank placemats if it's not possible to say at the moment.

The day before I will hopefully be at Wembley watching Crystal Palace ascend to the Premiership.

The day after I will depart for the Venice Biennale.

The Port Forum is the meat in my sandwich.
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Post by benread » 13:51 Thu 16 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:Guest confirmed.

Please advise a rough estimate of how many bottles you might be bringing, for the placemats.

RAYC, BHMR, are you able to rule yourselves in or out? I can keep two blank placemats if it's not possible to say at the moment.

The day before I will hopefully be at Wembley watching Crystal Palace ascend to the Premiership.

The day after I will depart for the Venice Biennale.

The Port Forum is the meat in my sandwich.
Assume not in my case. If this changes and there is no place at for me' I'll take my chances!


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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 14:00 Thu 16 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:Please advise a rough estimate of how many bottles you might be bringing, for the placemats.
You choose. I have a conventional bottle of fine port to bring. Or I could bring an interesting comparison of a bottle and two half-bottles.

You choose. Griff’s departure do gets the other.

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Post by djewesbury » 14:34 Thu 16 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Please advise a rough estimate of how many bottles you might be bringing, for the placemats.
You choose. I have a conventional bottle of fine port to bring. Or I could bring an interesting comparison of a bottle and two half-bottles.

You choose. Griff’s departure do gets the other.
Definitely the interesting comparison please.
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