Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by flash_uk » 09:17 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Is Christopher also adopting do we know? I had left two bottles with Magnus as I wasn't sure about how one would turn out. I suggest we take the chance on the primary bottle and bring the other along as a backup and only open if required?

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 17:45 Sun 29 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:Is Christopher also adopting do we know?
I don't know.
jdaw1 wrote:A placemat question: will they be partially blinded (DRT1, DRT2, DRT3, DRT4, DRT5) or full revealed?
Sighted.
jdaw1 wrote:Separately, is this sensible? If you feel that your health is so imperilled that a quintuple dose of immortality is required this year, then it is required this year. But if not, might this shorten the stocks of ’65 by four years — with the obviously detrimental consequences to your life expectancy?
Three bottles of 1965 were purchased specifically for this birthday and two others have been received as gifts this weekend. I still have a decade and a half of Kryptonite so am comfortable doing this, but thank you for the concern.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 18:28 Sun 29 Mar 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:A placemat question: will they be partially blinded (DRT1, DRT2, DRT3, DRT4, DRT5) or full revealed?
Sighted.
DRT wrote:{"Ms" = my best guess at Messias}
Messias, or Messias Cachão?

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 18:46 Sun 29 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Messias, or Messias Cachão?
The latter.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 19:51 Sun 29 Mar 2015

PopulusTremula wrote:Attendees:
  1. MW;
  2. DRT;
  3. jdaw;
  4. AHB (probable);
  5. DJ;
  6. PhilW (v tentative);
  7. flash;
  8. CMAG.
There is a distinct possibility that this could turn into a six (or perhaps even five) man tasting with a ratio of two bottles per person. If it does I hereby serve notice that approximately half of each bottle of 1965 might be taken home to be shared with family over the following few days. This will only happen if we end up with too much port.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by djewesbury » 19:52 Sun 29 Mar 2015

No word yet from Christopher? Or Alex?
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 19:54 Sun 29 Mar 2015

djewesbury wrote:No word yet from Christopher? Or Alex?
Or Phil.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 20:37 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Placemats updated.

Magnus: even under the best of circumstances, my Swedish plurals can be irregular. After some sparkles, some left-over Rioja, some left-over Croft 2004 LBV, and some newly decanted Offley LBV 2007, they can be downright unusual. Please check the central header.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 21:51 Sun 29 Mar 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:No word yet from Christopher? Or Alex?
Or Phil.
Sadly, Phil has advised that he is unable to attend. I have amended list of attendees.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by djewesbury » 21:52 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Who can check with Christopher? I have not his number.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 21:55 Sun 29 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats updated.

Magnus: even under the best of circumstances, my Swedish plurals can be irregular. After some sparkles, some left-over Rioja, some left-over Croft 2004 LBV, and some newly decanted Offley LBV 2007, they can be downright unusual. Please check the central header.
I would amend the bracketed section to "och Dereks fem från '65"

Please also edit list of attendees per above post.

Many thanks

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by AHB » 21:57 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Scallops starter and main of a steak (medium rare; rib eye preferred but sirloin if no rib eye available), thin chips and mixed peas and beans.

I have a bottle I planned to bring but I am now uncertain whether I should do so. Please can I have an instruction as to whether I should bring a bottle, adopt a 1965 or just turn up.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PhilW » 22:01 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Indeed I am very annoyed to miss this, having finally managed to get things sorted and probably able to attend a tasting (again, finally) and then... I can't. Had contacted Magnus and happy for him to explain reason to group, but don't want to post publicly about it.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 22:06 Sun 29 Mar 2015

AHB wrote:Scallops starter and main of a steak (medium rare; rib eye preferred but sirloin if no rib eye available), thin chips and mixed peas and beans.

I have a bottle I planned to bring but I am now uncertain whether I should do so. Please can I have an instruction as to whether I should bring a bottle, adopt a 1965 or just turn up.
No need - one of mine can count as yours. Glad you can join us :smile:
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by AHB » 22:14 Sun 29 Mar 2015

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:Scallops starter and main of a steak (medium rare; rib eye preferred but sirloin if no rib eye available), thin chips and mixed peas and beans.

I have a bottle I planned to bring but I am now uncertain whether I should do so. Please can I have an instruction as to whether I should bring a bottle, adopt a 1965 or just turn up.
No need - one of mine can count as yours. Glad you can join us :smile:
Thank you, very generous of you.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Updated: the food order for 31st March 2015.

Updated: the placemats.

Somebody please check both.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 23:47 Sun 29 Mar 2015

PopulusTremula wrote:I would amend the bracketed section to "och Dereks fem från '65"
I have curled the apostrophe: “och Dereks fem från ’65”. If this is wrong, I’ll change it.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 05:48 Mon 30 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
PopulusTremula wrote:I would amend the bracketed section to "och Dereks fem från '65"
I have curled the apostrophe: “och Dereks fem från ’65”. If this is wrong, I’ll change it.
Looks great. Thank you.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 14:24 Mon 30 Mar 2015

Neck labels have been prepared.

I will print the placemats tomorrow.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:59 Tue 31 Mar 2015

MPM and MW decanted. Signs of promise were displayed by both.

Placemats have been printed.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by flash_uk » 09:05 Tue 31 Mar 2015

PopulusTremula wrote:MPM and MW decanted. Signs of promise were displayed by both.
Excellent :D

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 09:37 Tue 31 Mar 2015

5 x 1965 decanted. All looked good and no bad smells 88)
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 12:46 Tue 31 Mar 2015

Kasha, from the B&F, wrote:As you are only 7 this time we will be popping you in the private room on the right of the main entrance.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by flash_uk » 15:50 Tue 31 Mar 2015

My flight back from Amsterdam is now delayed by 80 minutes,new planned arrival time into City is 1845,so all being well I'll get to the B&F around 1915. Ordinarily I'd be annoyed at the delay, but seeing as over 50% of flights out have been cancelled, I'll be grateful if the delay is only 80 mins! I'll drop someone a text just before take off to confirm timing.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 16:02 Tue 31 Mar 2015

Good luck.

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