Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by idj123 » 13:14 Tue 19 May 2015

flash_uk wrote: The 66s are not easy, with Ian currently taking a double hit here. Ian - let me know if this is hurting your 66 collection too much.
The G66 is I believe my one and only bottle but happy to provide together with a T66. Is the dividing up now complete (subject to additional attendees)?

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Post by flash_uk » 13:36 Tue 19 May 2015

idj123 wrote:The G66 is I believe my one and only bottle but happy to provide together with a T66.
Thank you.
idj123 wrote:Is the dividing up now complete (subject to additional attendees)?
Yes. Unless we find two or three more attendees, we'll stick at 12 bottles and the current allocation. If more people sign up, we could add Fonseca or Niepoort, although neither will be easy to sort out for 1966.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by flash_uk » 21:48 Wed 20 May 2015

Food order updated.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by AHB » 19:16 Thu 21 May 2015

Given the relatively small numbers round the table I'd like to bring another guest, initials SM. I'll establish food choice etc tomorrow.
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by AHB » 07:10 Fri 22 May 2015

There is a possibility that one or two additional bottles not falling within the theme will also make an appearance. Could the placemats be adjusted to accommodate this please?
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by flash_uk » 07:26 Fri 22 May 2015

AHB wrote:Given the relatively small numbers round the table I'd like to bring another guest, initials SM. I'll establish food choice etc tomorrow.
First post updated.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by flash_uk » 07:57 Fri 22 May 2015

AHB wrote:There is a possibility that one or two additional bottles not falling within the theme will also make an appearance. Could the placemats be adjusted to accommodate this please?
More port. I hear no complaints. For the placemat update, could the current two A4 pages with 6 glasses each be retained, and an additional A4 be added to accommodate the additional bottles. That way we still have a 4x3 matrix across the first two sheets. I know this results in a layout that lacks symmetry, but function over form here.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by AHB » 15:27 Fri 22 May 2015

Stephen has requested mushroom starter followed by rump steak (rare) with mash.

Chris will be chased next week.
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:40 Fri 22 May 2015

Forgot to say: I have Dow 1970, from a batch that has previously shown well.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:43 Fri 22 May 2015

flash_uk wrote:
AHB wrote:There is a possibility that one or two additional bottles not falling within the theme will also make an appearance. Could the placemats be adjusted to accommodate this please?
More port. I hear no complaints. For the placemat update, could the current two A4 pages with 6 glasses each be retained, and an additional A4 be added to accommodate the additional bottles. That way we still have a 4x3 matrix across the first two sheets. I know this results in a layout that lacks symmetry, but function over form here.
Or we could have fourteen (but not more than fourteen) on one page of A3, as was done for the Ramos Pinto vertical on Tuesday 21st October 2014.
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by RAYC » 20:09 Wed 27 May 2015

Looks like I will not be in Copenhagen that week, so if there's room for me to attend and Fonseca 66 were still desired, I could provide.

Otherwise I have to hand nice stock of Dow 70, Graham 70, Warre 70, and unproven "odd bottle" stock of a couple of the others (Graham 66 / 77, Dow 77, Warre 66 / 77)

No problem if numbers need to be kept down though.
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by flash_uk » 20:27 Wed 27 May 2015

RAYC wrote:Looks like I will not be in Copenhagen that week, so if there's room for me to attend and Fonseca 66 were still desired, I could provide.

Otherwise I have to hand nice stock of Dow 70, Graham 70, Warre 70, and unproven "odd bottle" stock of a couple of the others (Graham 66 / 77, Dow 77, Warre 66 / 77)...
Plenty of space, welcome aboard. Long time no see at a tasting! First post updated.

As the numbers creep up, the potential to include the three Fonseca vintages increases, so your F66 may well be desired.

Could you please confirm your food order.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by RAYC » 20:47 Wed 27 May 2015

Thanks --


Beetroot salad

Rib steak on the bone (rare) with skinny fries and a fried egg.
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:10 Wed 27 May 2015

flash_uk wrote:First post updated.
Not yet to mention the new source of the D70.

The placemats updated: +RAYC.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by DRT » 23:51 Wed 27 May 2015

RAYC wrote:Beetroot salad

Rib steak on the bone (rare) with skinny fries and a fried egg.
No third course. Hmm? Can I assume we are planning a revival of our previously traditional "Four bacon and egg rolls, extra bacon, trim the fatty bits, and two diet Cokes, please?" en route through Smithfield Market? :lol:
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:53 Thu 28 May 2015

DRT wrote:Can I assume we are planning a revival of our previously traditional "Four bacon and egg rolls, extra bacon, trim the fatty bits, and two diet Cokes, please?" en route through Smithfield Market?
Assume away, but no, you are not to have any such thing.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by DRT » 01:36 Thu 28 May 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Can I assume we are planning a revival of our previously traditional "Four bacon and egg rolls, extra bacon, trim the fatty bits, and two diet Cokes, please?" en route through Smithfield Market?
Assume away, but no, you are not to have any such thing.
But, but! But! Eh? What? Seriously? Are you my Doctor? My wife? My Life Coach? :(
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by PhilW » 06:55 Thu 28 May 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Can I assume we are planning a revival of our previously traditional "Four bacon and egg rolls, extra bacon, trim the fatty bits, and two diet Cokes, please?" en route through Smithfield Market?
Assume away, but no, you are not to have any such thing.
But, but! But! Eh? What? Seriously? Are you my Doctor? My wife? My Life Coach? :(
Don't worry Derek, I'll take one for the team and eat it for you :twisted:

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by flash_uk » 08:04 Thu 28 May 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:First post updated.
Not yet to mention the new source of the D70.
Ah yes. Now updated.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by flash_uk » 23:01 Sun 07 Jun 2015

Another attendee added to the first post - T?A, father of RDA. Hope his middle name isn't Charles.... :D

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by AHB » 08:15 Mon 08 Jun 2015

flash_uk wrote:Another attendee added to the first post - T?A, father of RDA. Hope his middle name isn't Charles.... :D
That made me LOL while sitting in the middle of Starbucks in Ipswich.
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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by flash_uk » 12:52 Mon 08 Jun 2015

AHB wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Another attendee added to the first post - T?A, father of RDA. Hope his middle name isn't Charles.... :D
That made me LOL while sitting in the middle of Starbucks in Ipswich.
Panic over! Tony's formal initials are AJA.

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by jdaw1 » 14:51 Mon 08 Jun 2015

This tasting is at Woolgate, where there is plenty of table space (see pictures in review of Ramos Pinto tasting on Tuesday 21st October 2014). Some newcomers will be attending. Should placenames be included in the paperwork, in turn necessitating that Names be formatted as ‘Julian W.’ rather than ‘JDAW’?

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by CPR 1 » 16:10 Mon 08 Jun 2015

Any views on when to decant the D77? We could pop n pour which some suggest as the best approach given it reputation (In which case I will leave it there this week to settle) or we could take a chance and decant as normal? What do people think?

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Re: Wed 17 June 2015, The Sweet-spot Vintages (66,70,77)

Post by AHB » 07:02 Tue 09 Jun 2015

CPR 1 wrote:Any views on when to decant the D77? We could pop n pour which some suggest as the best approach given it reputation (In which case I will leave it there this week to settle) or we could take a chance and decant as normal? What do people think?
Personally I'd do pop and pour and not take the chance on any TCA.
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