Tasting events in the next 3 months

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Tasting events in the next 3 months

Post by flash_uk » 17:53 Tue 10 Feb 2015

There are some dates already in the diary for events in the next 3 months, but not enough dates. So far:

Sun 15th Feb (London) Lunch at Simpson's in the Strand
Mon 2nd Mar (London) Henry Shotton Visits London
Fri 10th Apr (London) The Third Doty Cup Challenge
Sun 17th May (New York) Atonal Music and Port Drinking in New York City

If I were to suggest a few additional dates as follows (theme to be determined later), then could people vote here, selecting all those dates that are OK for you.

Thurs 26 March
Thurs 16 April (perhaps too soon after the Doty Cup?)
Tuesday 5 May (night before BFT)
Thursday 21 May

If these all turn out to be rubbish options, then we can rethink.

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Post by idj123 » 09:42 Sat 14 Feb 2015

Ok, I'll stick my head above the parapet first-these dates work for me in principal, although I have a feeling that Thursday's may not work for everyone.

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Re: Tasting events in the next 3 months

Post by jdaw1 » 11:10 Wed 18 Feb 2015

flash_uk wrote:Thurs 26 March
Thurs 16 April (perhaps too soon after the Doty Cup?)
Tuesday 5 May (night before BFT)
Thursday 21 May
We’ve all been rubbish at replying to your enthusiasm. For my rubbishness, apologies.

Anyway, all four of these currently good for me.

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Post by PhilW » 11:54 Wed 18 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Anyway, all four of these currently good for me.
Don't forget to respond on doodle.

Mike - good initiative. I'll be in the "tentative" camp for all of them at the moment; I note you only allowed yes/no on doodle (a utility I find very handy for organising, but I always have to add the "tentative/maybe" option) so I've said "yes" to them for now.

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Post by AHB » 20:40 Wed 18 Feb 2015

The night before the BFT works best for me. The others are unlikely.
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Post by djewesbury » 20:41 Wed 18 Feb 2015

AHB wrote:The night before the BFT works best for me. The others are unlikely.
Ditto. I have said so on Doodle, would an admin like to transfer that poll to a BBCode poll here?
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Post by jdaw1 » 20:43 Wed 18 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:would an admin like to transfer that poll to a BBCode poll here?
No. Then there would be two polls — are you coming out of the closet as an SNP supporter?

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Post by djewesbury » 20:46 Wed 18 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:would an admin like to transfer that poll to a BBCode poll here?
No. Then there would be two polls — are you coming out of the closet as an SNP supporter?
The trouble is that Mike's poll is not here, and participants in that poll aren't necessarily posting here. Room for confusion. Allowing the poll to be hosted here would amalgamate everything and keep it neat and tidy. I like neat and tidy and so do you. I know that.
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Post by PhilW » 21:16 Wed 18 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:The trouble is that Mike's poll is not here, and participants in that poll aren't necessarily posting here. Room for confusion. Allowing the poll to be hosted here would amalgamate everything and keep it neat and tidy. I like neat and tidy and so do you. I know that.
All people replying here have (now) replied on doodle. Some have only replied on doodle. No confusion - the poll is on doodle.

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Post by djewesbury » 21:23 Wed 18 Feb 2015

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:The trouble is that Mike's poll is not here, and participants in that poll aren't necessarily posting here. Room for confusion. Allowing the poll to be hosted here would amalgamate everything and keep it neat and tidy. I like neat and tidy and so do you. I know that.
All people replying here have (now) replied on doodle. Some have only replied on doodle. No confusion - the poll is on doodle.
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Post by PhilW » 21:55 Wed 18 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:FIne. Don't blame me when you find yourselves outsourced to a cheaper provider.
When a third party buys it and renames it iDoodle, it'll be integrated by the forum admins :-P

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Post by DRT » 22:05 Wed 18 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:
PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:The trouble is that Mike's poll is not here, and participants in that poll aren't necessarily posting here. Room for confusion. Allowing the poll to be hosted here would amalgamate everything and keep it neat and tidy. I like neat and tidy and so do you. I know that.
All people replying here have (now) replied on doodle. Some have only replied on doodle. No confusion - the poll is on doodle.
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did someone call my name?

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Post by djewesbury » 22:11 Wed 18 Feb 2015

See? Is this what you want, Kim Jung Turnbull rigging the results?

Anyway there is apparently a Fonseca bicentennial tasting the night before the BFT and I for one would like to know why our excellent contacts within TFP wouldn't extend a few invites to that.
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Post by DRT » 23:25 Wed 18 Feb 2015

The Doodle vote seems to be going the right way :wink:
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Post by AHB » 23:57 Wed 18 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:Anyway there is apparently a Fonseca bicentennial tasting the night before the BFT and I for one would like to know why our excellent contacts within TFP wouldn't extend a few invites to that.
Are you suggesting that a theme for our tasting on May 3 should be "The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Commemoration Tastings of May"? I wonder how good a Fonseca vertical we could put together?
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Post by djewesbury » 00:41 Thu 19 Feb 2015

That would be fun! ;)
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Post by idj123 » 14:02 Thu 19 Feb 2015

AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Anyway there is apparently a Fonseca bicentennial tasting the night before the BFT and I for one would like to know why our excellent contacts within TFP wouldn't extend a few invites to that.
Are you suggesting that a theme for our tasting on May 3 should be "The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Commemoration Tastings of May"? I wonder how good a Fonseca vertical we could put together?
Sounds like a plan-you can even drink Fonseca when there isn't an 'r' in the month :D

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Post by PhilW » 00:07 Sat 21 Feb 2015

idj123 wrote:
AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Anyway there is apparently a Fonseca bicentennial tasting the night before the BFT and I for one would like to know why our excellent contacts within TFP wouldn't extend a few invites to that.
Are you suggesting that a theme for our tasting on May 3 should be "The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Commemoration Tastings of May"? I wonder how good a Fonseca vertical we could put together?
Sounds like a plan-you can even drink Fonseca when there isn't an 'r' in the month :D
A good job; a period of four months every year with no Fonseca drinking allowed would be terrible! Is there a word for "too many Fonseca verticals"? No, and clearly for good reason.

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Re: Tasting events in the next 3 months

Post by jdaw1 » 14:53 Wed 04 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:could people vote here
Some suspicious names have appeared in the voting. Perhaps the returning officer could just invent a result and declare it to be democratically reached.

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Post by PhilW » 15:04 Wed 04 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:could people vote here
Some suspicious names have appeared in the voting. Perhaps the returning officer could just invent a result and declare it to be democratically reached.
Or more than one result, perhaps.

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Re: Tasting events in the next 3 months

Post by flash_uk » 00:59 Mon 09 Mar 2015

A separate thread has been created for the March 26 tasting.

I will now also set up a thread for the pre BFT evening. Sounds like Fonseca would be a good theme!

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