The Topsy-Turvy Tasting at Ten, Belfast, 8th April 2014

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The Topsy-Turvy Tasting at Ten, Belfast, 8th April 2014

Post by djewesbury » 13:54 Sat 12 Apr 2014

After the NIWSI tasting of wood-aged ports, some friends and their friends gathered around one table with some bottles decanted earlier that day:

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Excellent fun, some of the ports were a little reluctant to come out to play but nonetheless much enjoyment had. Unfortunately I lost Justin K's decanting funnel in the Gents of the Belfast School of Art's library. The librarian thought it was one of the best lost property enquiries but regretted that it had not turned up. was a half-bottle of Ni97 which remained from a few bought a couple of years ago. The others had generally been OK but this one looked fishy.

Justin K came dressed in a wonderful grey check three-piece suit, his tailor being the same as An Úachtarán na hÉireann, Micheal D. Higgins, who was dining that evening at Windsor Castle.
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Post by djewesbury » 14:16 Sat 12 Apr 2014

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Illegal scoring. RDA (Cedar28) was accidentally allowed an extra vote.
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Post by flash_uk » 14:22 Sat 12 Apr 2014

:shock: referee! Rupert got to vote 7 points! :shock:

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Post by jdaw1 » 14:30 Sat 12 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote: :shock: referee! Rupert got to vote 7 points! :shock:
This is the moment for the returning office to be humble.

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Post by djewesbury » 14:31 Sat 12 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote::shock: referee! Rupert got to vote 7 points! :shock:
Yes, see my caption above. I think we can agree that after distributing his 3 points to the GC85, and his 2½ to V96, he only had ½ to give to the GC94, and no marks to N94. Thus new totals are V96 - 16½, GC94 - 9½, GC85 - 9, N94 - 1, - 0.
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RDA (right) plotting voter fraud. JK showing off very natty suit. MPM quaffing studiously.
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Post by flash_uk » 16:47 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Wonderful way to round off an evening of port! Many thanks to Daniel for organisation, decanting, receiving dock for shipped port etc. And great to meet Rachel and Justin.

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Post by djewesbury » 18:29 Sat 12 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote:Wonderful way to round off an evening of port! Many thanks to Daniel for organisation, decanting, receiving dock for shipped port etc. And great to meet Rachel and Justin.
And don't forget a very drunk Brendan. He was fun.

UPDATE: RAB suggests that I have misrecorded the votes and that RDA did not in fact get an extra vote. She believes that the 2½ for V96 and the ½ for N94 was in fact her vote. In which case RDA voted 3, 2, 1 for GC85, V96 and GC94.
Recording officer has been kneecapped.
New scores: exactly as recorded on the sheet. V96 clear WOTN, followed by GC94 and GC85.
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:46 Sat 12 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:Recording officer has been kneecapped.
Welcome to Northern Ireland. Messrs Adams and McGuinness will see you now.

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Post by flash_uk » 19:26 Sat 12 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:And don't forget a very drunk Brendan. He was fun.
Yes of course, not forgetting Brendan!

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Post by djewesbury » 19:27 Sat 12 Apr 2014

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djewesbury wrote:And don't forget a very drunk Brendan. He was fun.
Yes of course, not forgetting Brendan!
I don't think he was colouring in the water squares on his placemat..
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