Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

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Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 12:08 Tue 21 Jan 2020

The original face to face tasting and dinner has been cancelled - the Boot & Flogger is now shut anyway - but Mike has volunteered to set up a Zoom Conference for any who would like to participate in an experimental online tasting. We tried a Skype call with Charles at the tasting last Tuesday and that worked rather well.

The theme is almost the same: drink a blinded bottle of Port to share a description with other Port lovers.
Location: Online - Mike will send the invitation
Time: 19.30
Food order: buy your own sirloin steak, green beans and chips

Attendees
  1. AHB
  2. MPM
  3. CPR
  4. GEAG
  5. CMAG
  6. SCD
  7. NAC
  8. JDAW
Since this is a virtual tasting, any member of TPF in any country is welcome to join in!

CANCELLED

A supporter of TPF who lives and works in Vila Nova de Gaia is visiting the UK in late March and has confirmed that he would be available to join us on Wednesday 25th March.

We are booked into the Ovens (the Red Room being already booked for a different wine tasting). I suggest arriving at 18.00 to start at 18.30.

The theme is to bring a blinded bottle of Port to share with other Port lovers.

Attendees
  1. AHB (confirmed)
  2. JV (confirmed)
  3. BMHR (confirmed)
  4. CPR (confirmed)
  5. MPM (confirmed)
  6. JDAW (confirmed by SCP-DFF)
  7. NAC (confirmed)
  8. GEAG (confirmed)
  9. IDJ (confirmed)
  10. --Vacant
  11. MC (confirmed)
  12. CMAG (confirmed)
  13. RGO (confirmed)
  14. TC


if you are on the list above, please confirm that you are definitely available.

I'll follow up on the food order 10 days or so before the event.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by benread » 12:11 Tue 21 Jan 2020

If it was 25th March I'd make a very strong case to be allowed out and use it as an excuse to drink something from 1970! 26th I would not be allowed out. Ben
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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by CPR 1 » 12:12 Tue 21 Jan 2020

It is never too soon; I am available either day but have a preference for 26th if that works for others.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by flash_uk » 14:36 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Either date Ok for me.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by jdaw1 » 15:00 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Permission granted for either date. Not sure whether I can fairly interpret the permission as being for both.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by nac » 15:44 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Can definitely do 25th, probably can't do 26th.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by winesecretary » 18:39 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Can definitely do 25th, definitely can't do 26th.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by idj123 » 19:09 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Should be ok for either date.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by PhilW » 19:54 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Either possible, 25th preferred

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by M.Charlton » 22:37 Tue 21 Jan 2020

I’m available on either day.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by Christopher » 23:16 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Either work for RGO and myself
Great idea

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by forest26 » 08:23 Wed 22 Jan 2020

25th would work for me

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by flash_uk » 11:12 Wed 22 Jan 2020

AHB wrote:
12:08 Tue 21 Jan 2020
I’m available on either day. Is anyone else?
I think that makes 14 available including your guest :lol:

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by jdaw1 » 11:24 Wed 22 Jan 2020

Tastings fill up fast.

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by AHB » 20:39 Wed 22 Jan 2020

I'm currently checking that the guest is willing and able to commit to Wednesday 25th since that seems the majority preference.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 10:59 Thu 23 Jan 2020

First post has been updated with the arrangements for the day.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by nac » 11:42 Thu 23 Jan 2020

AHB wrote:
12:08 Tue 21 Jan 2020
The theme is to bring a blinded bottle of Port to share with other Port lovers.
"Port" only, or can we go a bit wi(l)der again?

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 11:57 Thu 23 Jan 2020

Our guest is from the Port industry, so Port only this time please.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by nac » 12:41 Thu 23 Jan 2020

Port it is then.

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by winesecretary » 14:32 Thu 23 Jan 2020

I confirm I am definitely available.

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by flash_uk » 15:33 Thu 23 Jan 2020

Yes def available.

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by M.Charlton » 16:40 Thu 23 Jan 2020

I confirm I am definitely available.

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by benread » 10:28 Fri 24 Jan 2020

Confirmed. And approved!
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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by CPR 1 » 11:21 Fri 24 Jan 2020

confirmed ;-)

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by SCP-DFF » 17:47 Fri 24 Jan 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
15:00 Tue 21 Jan 2020
Permission granted for either date. Not sure whether I can fairly interpret the permission as being for both.
Permission for Julian hereby confirmed.

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