Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.

Should this Fonseca-themed tasting be sighted or blinded?

Poll ended at 23:46 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Sighted
2
33%
Blinded
4
67%
 
Total votes: 6

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by djewesbury » 00:28 Wed 14 Jan 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
By PM a complainant — who might wish to remain anonymous — wrote:May I point out that the kerning between the H and the B of 'AHB' is a little wide in your placemat for next Monday?
Also, my personal taste is to make the overtitle (Imperial, Magnum, Single) a little darker - I find that mid-grey hard to see.
Fixed: updated draft of the placemats.
Far clearer.
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 23:55 Wed 14 Jan 2015

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +Anthony W. G. Habert.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by DRT » 23:58 Wed 14 Jan 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +Anthony W. G. Habert.
Splendid.
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by flash_uk » 00:41 Thu 15 Jan 2015

I was pondering if it made any sense to have a blind vertical tasting, where we know roughly many of the vintages. I think it is probably OK if the bottles are blinded to everyone. This would mean that on the evening we would need to wait for all bottles to be assembled, and the placemats would need to be adjusted to remove the alignment of bottles to initials, and some admin would be required on the evening to effect the blinding.

Is this what we want?

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 00:52 Thu 15 Jan 2015

flash_uk wrote:I was pondering if it made any sense to have a blind vertical tasting, where we know roughly many of the vintages. I think it is probably OK if the bottles are blinded to everyone. This would mean that on the evening we would need to wait for all bottles to be assembled, and the placemats would need to be adjusted to remove the alignment of bottles to initials, and some admin would be required on the evening to effect the blinding.
The whole thing should have been sighted — democracy, eh? Instead it is as it is, with partial knowledge.

And being a school night tasting some people and bottles will doubtless arrive late. It is as it is.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by djewesbury » 00:54 Thu 15 Jan 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +Anthony W. G. Habert.
Sorry to miss him.
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 16:02 Thu 15 Jan 2015

Food order submitted.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by DRT » 23:59 Thu 15 Jan 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:I was pondering if it made any sense to have a blind vertical tasting, where we know roughly many of the vintages. I think it is probably OK if the bottles are blinded to everyone. This would mean that on the evening we would need to wait for all bottles to be assembled, and the placemats would need to be adjusted to remove the alignment of bottles to initials, and some admin would be required on the evening to effect the blinding.
The whole thing should have been sighted — democracy, eh? Instead it is as it is, with partial knowledge.

And being a school night tasting some people and bottles will doubtless arrive late. It is as it is.
There are occasions when democracy can be rightly put to one side. Declaration of war, reaction to a national emergency, "act of God", and when a ridiculous result is arrived at in a Poll about a Port tasting.

JDAW is hereby encouraged to implement the Mugabe solution.
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 00:11 Fri 16 Jan 2015

DRT wrote:There are occasions when democracy can be rightly put to one side. Declaration of war, reaction to a national emergency, "act of God", and when a ridiculous result is arrived at in a Poll about a Port tasting.
So you are the other person who voted correctly. ‘Sovereign Democracy’, eh?

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 21:51 Sun 18 Jan 2015

Any extra revelations?

I’ll make the decanter labels. Could somebody else print the bulk of the placemats?

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by DRT » 21:58 Sun 18 Jan 2015

I have decanted both of mine. One has been revealed, the other hasn't.

Do those who cast the wrong vote want it to be blinded?
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by flash_uk » 23:26 Sun 18 Jan 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Any extra revelations?

I’ll make the decanter labels. Could somebody else print the bulk of the placemats?
I can print them.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by Christopher » 09:52 Mon 19 Jan 2015

I have suddenly felt rather ill! I have just noticed when checking the location that
It is South of the River! Is that a typo!
Are we sure this is wise?

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by DRT » 10:14 Mon 19 Jan 2015

Aparently some taxi drivers are willing to cross London Bridge - even after sunset!
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by PhilW » 10:24 Mon 19 Jan 2015

Is it another no-go area? you should tell Fox news...


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