2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 00:58 Tue 03 Nov 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Runners … are allowed.
Greatly reducing the likelihood of the attendance of those currently on the reserve list?
Having consulted one of my colleagues from Actuarial it seems that a number of the members currently in places 1 to 14 will be unavailable to attend and therefore in no need of a runner. A greater than average number of cold winters between now and 2051 might mean we require more reserves!
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:nurses are allowed.
Phew.
Indeed, but most of them will not be born until around 2025 so we can neither name them nor answer as to whether they are left or right handed for quite some time.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 01:28 Tue 03 Nov 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Runners … are allowed.
Greatly reducing the likelihood of the attendance of those currently on the reserve list?
Having consulted one of my colleagues from Actuarial it seems that a number of the members currently in places 1 to 14 will be unavailable to attend and therefore in no need of a runner. A greater than average number of cold winters between now and 2051 might mean we require more reserves!
Yes, we all die. But are then replaced by descendants — so the reserves never make it.

Are the dead replaced by their children or by the reserves?

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by PhilW » 08:16 Tue 03 Nov 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:nurses are allowed.
Phew.
A relief for jdaw1 as he will be allowed to continue to attend following his planned career change?

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 08:29 Tue 03 Nov 2015

The dead and dying will be replaced by reserves.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 09:27 Tue 03 Nov 2015

DRT wrote:The dead and dying will be replaced by reserves.
No substitutes; no ‘runners’; no bequeathing places.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 10:58 Tue 03 Nov 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:The dead and dying will be replaced by reserves.
No substitutes; no ‘runners’; no bequeathing places.
Agreed. But those able to attend are permitted to bring a non-drinking assistant if required.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:40 Tue 03 Nov 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:The dead and dying will be replaced by reserves.
No substitutes; no ‘runners’; no bequeathing places.
My cryogenically frozen body may be there, which technically isn't bequeathing a place as it's me. Just a stiffer version. Someone else attending is welcome to help me consume my share of the Port.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by djewesbury » 23:00 Thu 05 Nov 2015

I will only be 78. I'll drink all your pours.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 01:22 Fri 06 Nov 2015

djewesbury wrote:I will only be 78. I'll drink all your pours.
I'll be 86. Will you wipe all my dribbles?
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Fri 02 Nov 2018

This thread was started just over five years ago. It seems appropriate that people should, once every half decade, have to re-confirm their likely attendance, longevity permitting.

Those who do not, before 2nd February 2019, re-confirm their intention to attend, will be deemed to have lost interest. Please re-confirm.

I have hereby done so.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by djewesbury » 22:54 Fri 02 Nov 2018

Well of course I’ll be there. Can’t your man just check with my man?
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by Andy Velebil » 22:57 Fri 02 Nov 2018

Put me down please. Thanks.


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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 23:03 Fri 02 Nov 2018

djewesbury wrote:
22:54 Fri 02 Nov 2018
Can’t your man just check with my man?
Indeed, ‘his man’ did. And imagine the shock on discovering that you answer your own electronic messages. Don’t you have a man to do that?

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 09:35 Sat 03 Nov 2018

Yes please.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by flash_uk » 12:36 Sat 03 Nov 2018

I recently had to decline another event in favour of this, so absolutely still in.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 13:33 Sat 03 Nov 2018

Re-confirms from JDAW; DJ; ADV; DRT.

Hoping to move from reserve list to main list: MPM.

By private message one person has requested removal.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by AHB » 17:26 Sat 03 Nov 2018

Could we add the fact that it is a Sunday to the title? Have we booked a room at the B&F? Hopefully we will be able to get the Red Room — but I'm not sure what are the opening hours of the B&F on Sunday.

And yes, I am still in.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by g-man » 05:01 Tue 06 Nov 2018

Still in!
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by Doggett » 08:24 Tue 06 Nov 2018

Still a reserve hoping to be promoted to the main list, but will just be pleased to be around to read the tasting notes in all honesty.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by PhilW » 20:17 Tue 06 Nov 2018

Still here. Still in.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 22:44 Tue 06 Nov 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
13:33 Sat 03 Nov 2018
Re-confirms from JDAW; DJ; ADV; DRT.

Hoping to move from reserve list to main list: MPM.

By private message one person has requested removal.
AHB wrote:
17:26 Sat 03 Nov 2018
Could we add the fact that it is a Sunday to the title? Have we booked a room at the B&F? Hopefully we will be able to get the Red Room — but I'm not sure what are the opening hours of the B&F on Sunday.

And yes, I am still in.
g-man wrote:
05:01 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Still in!
Doggett wrote:
08:24 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Still a reserve hoping to be promoted to the main list, but will just be pleased to be around to read the tasting notes in all honesty.
PhilW wrote:
20:17 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Still here. Still in.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Post by AHB » 11:26 Wed 07 Nov 2018

Over the past 5 years I appear to have acquired a handful of other bottles from the 2011 vintage. I will put neck labels on them to ensure I don't drink them before St George's Day 2051.

The additional bottles I could contribute to the tasting are:
  • Berry Brothers Own Label {magnum}
  • Duorum
  • Quinta de Vale Meao
  • Quinta do Infantado
  • Quinta do Passadouro
  • Quinta do Sagrado
  • Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha
And I believe someone acquired some bottles of Quarles Harris from Trader Joe to ensure that particular port could make an appearance at this event.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Post by uncle tom » 12:42 Wed 07 Nov 2018

Andy Velebil wrote:
Put me down please. Thanks.
Careful.. - we might have euthanasia on demand by then.

Mind you - you'll only be a sprightly 78 - which used to be a record..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:49 Wed 07 Nov 2018

uncle tom wrote:Andy Velebil wrote:
Put me down please. Thanks.
Careful.. - we might have euthanasia on demand by then.

Mind you - you'll only be a sprightly 78 - which used to be a record..
After the tasting, please


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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 14:57 Wed 07 Nov 2018

If at all possible, I would like to be added to the Reserves list. As I'll be just 77 at this time I expect to be able to attend.

2011 VP's that I could bring along are:
Not yet on the list:
- Kopke
- Krohn
- Krohn Quinta do Retiro Novo
- Pocas Junior

Already on the list:
- Cockburn's
- Fonseca
- Quevedo
- Warre

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