Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by DRT » 23:58 Wed 07 Jan 2015

djewesbury wrote:Owen! I hear that Emma needs to do a book signing in Belfast in November, is that true?
Excellent. Owen, don't show Emma up - wear your best smock for her big day.
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by djewesbury » 20:18 Thu 15 Jan 2015

Please note that this tasting is now taking place on Saturday 24th November, Year 1 JW.
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by DRT » 23:55 Thu 15 Jan 2015

djewesbury wrote:Please note that this tasting is now taking place on Saturday 24th November, Year 1 JW.
I don't think Ryanair are flying to that timetable. Be careful what you wish for.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:07 Fri 16 Jan 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Please note that this tasting is now taking place on Saturday 24th November, Year 1 JW.
I don't think Ryanair are flying to that timetable. Be careful what you wish for.
Ryanair aren't flying to anyone's timetable. The flights that lands tomorrow will be the one cancelled from last Thursday. And you'll say thank you if you don't want a clip round the ear.
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Post by djewesbury » 01:17 Wed 21 Jan 2015

I hear November is an excellent time to make the Somerset-Belfast migration.
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by DRT » 01:53 Wed 21 Jan 2015

djewesbury wrote:I hear November is an excellent time to make the Somerset-Belfast migration.
I have heard that too. But Zummerzetians are advised to sandbag their doors before leaving home.
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Post by djewesbury » 13:33 Sun 16 Aug 2015

Please make sure this date is in your diaries! Who can confirm attendance?
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:46 Sun 16 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:But Zummerzetians are advised to sandbag their doors before leaving home.
But what if the door opens inwards?

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Post by djewesbury » 13:47 Sun 16 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:But Zummerzetians are advised to sandbag their doors before leaving home.
But what if the door opens inwards?
Then Zummerzetians are advised to stand outside, and place the sandbags inside.
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by flash_uk » 13:30 Mon 17 Aug 2015

djewesbury wrote:Please make sure this date is in your diaries! Who can confirm attendance?
Sadly due to my incompetence at not putting this in my diary, I now find I can't be in Belfast that weekend :(
I do hope to make it across in the next couple of months, so maybe we can arrange an impromptu tasting for two!

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Post by djewesbury » 15:15 Mon 17 Aug 2015

flash_uk wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Please make sure this date is in your diaries! Who can confirm attendance?
Sadly due to my incompetence at not putting this in my diary, I now find I can't be in Belfast that weekend :(
I do hope to make it across in the next couple of months, so maybe we can arrange an impromptu tasting for two!
We shall just have to do that. :wink:
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by djewesbury » 18:50 Sat 19 Sep 2015

Honestly, you really are such teases. I know what you're all like. You've been given months of notice and then you'll come up with all your weaselsome excuses: "Little Tarquin's otter had to be put down, terribly sorry …"; "We've got rabies and aren't allowed to leave southwest London …"; "I've been bad and I'm grounded…"

Gentlemen, please indicate your attendance or otherwise, and whether you intend to bring your +1 with you. With this event a matter of two months away I now wish to confirm to the caterers how many whole truffles I will require.
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by PhilW » 11:54 Sun 20 Sep 2015

djewesbury wrote:Gentlemen, please indicate your attendance or otherwise, and whether you intend to bring your +1 with you.
PhilW wrote: Sounds potentially viable.
Still potentially viable, but won't be able to confirm until shortly before; estimate chance at 50%. Would just be myself (i.e. no +1) if able to attend.

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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by DRT » 12:46 Sun 20 Sep 2015

I am likely to attend but likely to be alone.
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by AHB » 19:33 Sun 20 Sep 2015

I shall not be attending, nor shall my +1.
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by PhilW » 11:54 Mon 26 Oct 2015

I'm afraid I will not be able to make this, sorry; Daniel - you have a PM.

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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by DRT » 16:16 Mon 26 Oct 2015

DRT wrote:I am likely to attend but likely to be alone.
Unfortunately I can no longer attend. Sorry. I will email you.
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Post by djewesbury » 23:03 Thu 05 Nov 2015

First post updated!
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Re: Drinking port in Belfast: Sat 21st November 2015?

Post by DRT » 23:17 Mon 16 Nov 2015

This failed attempt at organising a tasting on 21st November led to a very enjoyable evening on Sunday 15th November in a cold and windy Belfast.
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