Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.

What theme(s) would you like for March 2 and would be able to contribute towards?

Poll ended at 13:18 Sat 21 Feb 2015

Quinta do Noval (1997 or older)
1
5%
Sogrape ports (probably Sandeman but perhaps Ferreira or Offley)
2
10%
Sogevinus ports (Barros, Kopke or Burmester)
0
No votes
The Independents (anyone other than TFP, SFE or those above)
3
15%
Bring a blind bottle of mature (1994 or older) non-SFE/TFP port
8
40%
VP or LBV only
5
25%
Any style of port
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by djewesbury » 22:49 Sun 01 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
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djewesbury wrote:I have two copies if anyone needs one.
Yes please. I have never read it.
I'll bring it for you on the 2nd!
Thank you. Is it in English or Mandarin?
English. Odd plastic cover, pocket sized, many careless owners.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by JWEW » 11:56 Thu 05 Feb 2015

I can confirm that March 2nd is still OK for me.

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Post by djewesbury » 12:10 Thu 05 Feb 2015

Please could the organiser advise on the theme, as I will have to send the bottle(s) in advance.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by AHB » 07:06 Fri 06 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:Please could the organiser advise on the theme, as I will have to send the bottle(s) in advance.
In the absence of a last minute flurry of voting, the theme will be "Bring a blinded bottle of port to share with Henry and friends." I am seizing executive powers and have decided to allow non-vintage ports, just in case anyone wants to bring a bottle of something special that is not vintage port.

In order to make sure that we generate a good cross section of maturity and don't end up with 12 colheitas, please drop me a PM to let me know the style of the port you plan to bring and the decade in which the grapes were harvested. If we start to get too much group-think going then I will intervene.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by AHB » 23:24 Fri 06 Feb 2015

A clarification on the theme is required. It is "Bring a blinded bottle of mature port not from SFE or TPF to share with Henry"
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Fri 06 Feb 2015

AHB wrote:not from SFE or TPF
This is ambiguous. Is the criterion that the brand is now not owned by one of the two biggest conglomerates, or that it was not owned when the grapes were picked?

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Post by DRT » 00:48 Sat 07 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:not from SFE or TPF
This is ambiguous. Is the criterion that the brand is now not owned by one of the two biggest conglomerates, or that it was not owned when the grapes were picked?
If it is the former I will have to put my Cockburn 1873 back in the wine fridge.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Post by AHB » 08:59 Sat 07 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:not from SFE or TPF
This is ambiguous. Is the criterion that the brand is now not owned by one of the two biggest conglomerates, or that it was not owned when the grapes were picked?
If it is the former I will have to put my Cockburn 1873 back in the wine fridge.
It is the former so please put your Cockburn 1873 away. Surely you realisedthat Henry is sick of having to drink Cockburn 1873 all day, every day.
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Post by Axel P » 08:21 Mon 09 Feb 2015

Unfortunately I cant make it on the 2nd. Please let Phil hop in

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Post by djewesbury » 11:00 Fri 13 Feb 2015

My blinded bottle is now in the care of the Chesterfield Bottle Whisperer (who is trying desperately to guess what it is). Is the venue for this still the Bung Hole? May I ask if it might be the Boot & Flogger?

EDIT: Just read the updated first post. Good.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by PopulusTremula » 13:52 Fri 13 Feb 2015

Sadly my attendance has become impossible. Please remove me from the list.

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by WS1 » 13:32 Tue 17 Feb 2015

I am terribly sorry, but I have to give this a miss too due to work issues, too. :crying:

So please take me from the list as well please.

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by AHB » 20:27 Wed 18 Feb 2015

With a couple of people having had to drop out, there are two spaces at the table for the evening with Henry. Henry and I have been exchanging emails today and he is very much looking forward to the evening.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by PhilW » 21:19 Wed 18 Feb 2015

While I would love to join you, I'm unlikely to be able to come off the reserve list due to work commitments :-(

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by AHB » 23:52 Wed 18 Feb 2015

For the sake of full disclosure I should also mention that I have said we will cover the cost of Henry's dinner between us in exchange for him coming prepared with tales from the vinous world.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by DRT » 01:32 Thu 19 Feb 2015

AHB wrote:For the sake of full disclosure I should also mention that I have said we will cover the cost of Henry's dinner between us in exchange for him coming prepared with tales from the vinous world.
A very reasonable exchange. Hopefully Henry will be able to give us a steer on the prospects for the 2015 vintage :wink:
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Post by idj123 » 13:59 Thu 19 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:For the sake of full disclosure I should also mention that I have said we will cover the cost of Henry's dinner between us in exchange for him coming prepared with tales from the vinous world.
A very reasonable exchange. Hopefully Henry will be able to give us a steer on the prospects for the 2015 vintage :wink:
This seems entirely fair-just a shame one or two people are having to pull out. Very much looking forward to it

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by jdaw1 » 11:12 Thu 26 Feb 2015

For the placemats, please could I be given useful clues about forest26.

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by PhilW » 11:26 Thu 26 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:For the placemats, please could I be given useful clues about forest26.
Initials TC, right-handed, if that is what you need to know.

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Post by jdaw1 » 11:41 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Thank you.

Twelve of us, presumably in the Red Room, so there will be enough space for placenames. Would they help Henry? If yes they’ll be in the form “Julian W.”

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by djewesbury » 11:57 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Yes why not. This might be an opportune moment to announce that the reciprocal membership arrangement that Henry facilitated between the Ulster Reform Club and the Oporto Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club has completed all of its trials by paper and is now official. Who wants to be my guest?
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:42 Thu 26 Feb 2015

First draft of the placemats. Comment welcome.

Pictures will be added to first post when AHB replies to request for permission to edit that post.

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by benread » 14:59 Thu 26 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:Yes why not. This might be an opportune moment to announce that the reciprocal membership arrangement that Henry facilitated between the Ulster Reform Club and the Oporto Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club has completed all of its trials by paper and is now official. Who wants to be my guest?
Are MCC members also accommodated?


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Post by djewesbury » 15:42 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Somewhat surprisingly, no.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by PhilW » 20:22 Thu 26 Feb 2015

I can confirm there is no chance for me to join you, unfortunately; you can remove me from the reserve list, and my apologies to Henry, I hope I will get to catch up with you later in the year - Phil.

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