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9th March 2010 - the Crusting Pipe - Bring a Bottle

Posted: 20:24 Wed 10 Mar 2010
by Cookie
What a splendid evening yet again with good company, good food and no duffers to drink (late TCP purchases aside). Many thanks to Woolfgang for heading this one up.

We seemed to have guzzled all of the wine by 8.30 between great bouts of humour with the highlights being Chris's damp arrival and Woolgangs suggestion of a 'wife tasting' some time soon. :D.

Good to meet Mark who, in my opinion brought the WOTN being the Warres 1983, followed closely by the Taylors TF 1986.(For the purist I know this is a single Quinta but still was worth the outing) These wines were very similar but I think the W'83 edged it.

Once again a great success and look forward to the next true offline.

Cookie

Re: 9th March 2010 - the Crusting Pipe - Bring a Bottle

Posted: 21:47 Wed 10 Mar 2010
by Axel P
Either I am too blind to find, but did any of you post a list with the ports of the evening? If not, please do so.

Axel

Re: 9th March 2010 - the Crusting Pipe - Bring a Bottle

Posted: 21:47 Thu 11 Mar 2010
by WS1
Hi Ray,

it was indeed a splendid evening. I think we can use this as a definition of a true offline. :wink: :lol: . Just to put things right, I wanted to refer to the word wine tasting and at the slip of my tongue (non native english) I came up by accident with the creation "wife tasting" after Darren mentioned his wife does do all the buying of Port etc.. Since you all found my silly word combination very funny I fear I created another abbreviation similar to do a "KillerB". :lol:
For me was as well the Warre 1983 the WOTN followed by the Taylors TF 1986. Then followed Croft 1982, Niepoort 2003, Taylor 1980 (purchase in the Crusting Pipe) Croft 2000, Warre 1970 and Warre 1977. The Warre 1970 and Warr 1977 were in my eyes not good bottles. The 1970 Warre got much better over time but the nose never was really good and always a bit dead. The Warre 1977 was nowhere near as good as Christophers bt sourced from Berry Brothers. The two bts of Croft 1985 had unfortunately VA. Therefore they could not be consumed and do not count.

regards

WS1

Re: 9th March 2010 - the Crusting Pipe - Bring a Bottle

Posted: 13:22 Fri 12 Mar 2010
by JacobH
Sounds like a fun evening, though bad luck with having so many off bottles :shock:. I've been wanting to try some of the older Terra Feitas for a while (I really should just get my act together and try to buy some!) so I'm looking forward to a tasting note on that.

Re: 9th March 2010 - the Crusting Pipe - Bring a Bottle

Posted: 22:39 Sat 13 Mar 2010
by DRT
The ports: Wines marked "*" were purchase on the night at TCP due to a world record consumption of 1 bottle each in less than 2 hours, which included dinner :roll:

Re: 9th March 2010 - the Crusting Pipe - Bring a Bottle

Posted: 00:36 Sun 14 Mar 2010
by DRT
Having now created all of the TN threads and posted the results of the team guesses of each of the wines served blind I am pleased to report that we scored 10 points out of a possible 84. The individual results, with a maximum of 12 points available per contestant, were as follows:
  • DJP - 3 points
  • DRT - 3 points
  • AHB - 2 points
  • RLC - 2 points
  • WS1 - 2 points
  • CSD - 0 points
  • MKD - 0 points
Not exactly pulling up trees on the blind tasting front, are we, team?

Re: 9th March 2010 - the Crusting Pipe - Bring a Bottle

Posted: 21:49 Thu 18 Mar 2010
by WS1
Hi Derek,

indeed you are right. We need to improve!!! Hence we should organise a workshop :wink: :mrgreen: :lol:

I think this will enable us to get better! Points to be discussed and evaluated:

- two session flight offlines - are they really needed?
- should we have a permanent table/desk at the Crusting pipe?

etc. :lol: :lol: :lol: :nirvana:

regards

WS1