VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 14 Sept

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Not, I suspect, an original thought; nor, in the context, should I be quite as surprised by this as I was; but I have been struck, in my unsuccessful hunting, by quite how few VPs there are from the war years, other than 1945 itself. Colheitas and garrafeiras, yes; but not VPs. No VP in 1939 or 1940; just the Constantino in 1941; Fonseca Guimaeraens, Graham, Hooper, Niepoort, Noval, Rebello Valente in 1942; and just Sandeman in 1943 and 1944.
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winesecretary wrote: 14:42 Tue 18 Aug 2020 Not, I suspect, an original thought; nor, in the context, should I be quite as surprised by this as I was; but I have been struck, in my unsuccessful hunting, by quite how few VPs there are from the war years, other than 1945 itself. Colheitas and garrafeiras, yes; but not VPs. No VP in 1939 or 1940; just the Constantino in 1941; Fonseca Guimaeraens, Graham, Hooper, Niepoort, Noval, Rebello Valente in 1942; and just Sandeman in 1943 and 1944.
...and Sandeman in 1942.
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 14 Sept

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...point well made. Further researches on VWAP also suggest Dow, Diez Hermanos, Taylor, Feuerheerd made 1942s...
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 14 Sept

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I'm please to confirm the new date
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Sorry to mess everyone around, but have just realised that my wife is doing jury service on the 14th, so I now can’t do this or 21st.

Currently checking room availability & will update shortly.

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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

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nac wrote: 12:16 Mon 24 Aug 2020 Sorry to mess everyone around, but have just realised that my wife is doing jury service on the 14th, so I now can’t do this or 21st.

Currently checking room availability & will update shortly.

Cheers
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Right, how does Monday 28th September sound? Have booked the Lutyens Room.

Please re-confirm.
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Good for me! [By which I mean, I am available on the 28th September and the Dow 1950 is sitting in my London wine 'fridge waiting for the occasion.]
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

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Alas I don’t have a suitable bottle, and am unlikely to find one within a wife-allowed budget. Enjoy, but without me.
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

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Sorry. I can’t make 28th September so will need to drop out.
Top Ports in 2020: Croft 1945, Niepoort Garrafeira 1940 and Lamelas 4 Geracoes
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 14 Sept

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nac wrote: 17:50 Mon 17 Aug 2020
forest26 wrote: 13:53 Mon 17 Aug 2020 Would you be able to put me on as reserve - 1945 Ferreira
Done.

If promoted from reserve (which is reasonably likely) might you have an alternative bottle? We've already got a Ferreira 45, and whilst a comparison would be interesting suspect the general preference would be for greater variety. If not, don't worry.

Am at 67 on Wednesday and going to investigate the maximum number they'll let us have. Hopefully we can do 9 or 10.
Sorry - should have read the first post more carefully.
one of S45 or Borges45 as have not tasted these in the last few years. Also have some others
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forest26 wrote: 12:43 Tue 25 Aug 2020 one of S45 or Borges45 as have not tasted these in the last few years. Also have some others
Tony

Given a choice then S45, as would be interesting to taste alongside the S42.

Are you available for the new date?

Neil
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nac wrote:
forest26 wrote: 12:43 Tue 25 Aug 2020 one of S45 or Borges45 as have not tasted these in the last few years. Also have some others
Tony

Given a choice then S45, as would be interesting to taste alongside the S42.

Are you available for the new date?

Neil
Yes - Mon28 would be ok. Let me know if there is any space


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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

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I'm now OK for 28th
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I am good for the 28th :D
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there is a good chance that i can make the new date, will confirm shortly.
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Unless told otherwise that we can't do this I'm proceeding.
We have the Lutyen's Room at 67 which will spaciously take eight, so at present that's the limit.
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

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Neil, I would appreciate guidance. We are into ages of port about which I have almost no experience. Do you want the ports to be delivered to 67 PM in advance to rest? I suspect they won't need much decant time, but also fear that double-decanting and then travelling might be a bit brutal for them.
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winesecretary wrote: 12:11 Mon 07 Sep 2020 Neil, I would appreciate guidance. We are into ages of port about which I have almost no experience. Do you want the ports to be delivered to 67 PM in advance to rest? I suspect they won't need much decant time, but also fear that double-decanting and then travelling might be a bit brutal for them.
Good point.

I'm unlikely to be in London the week before, so will probably have to drop my bottles off midday-ish on the day. I'll ask them to decant a couple of hours beforehand.

However, if anybody wants to drop bottles off in advance then please do so, but let me know so I can ensure 67 are ready to accept.
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JDAW now attending with Mackenzie 1948.
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forest26 wrote: 11:01 Wed 02 Sep 2020
nac wrote:
forest26 wrote: 12:43 Tue 25 Aug 2020 one of S45 or Borges45 as have not tasted these in the last few years. Also have some others
Tony

Given a choice then S45, as would be interesting to taste alongside the S42.

Are you available for the new date?

Neil
Yes - Mon28 would be ok. Let me know if there is any space
Tony - yes, you’ve got a space. Will assume you’re bringing S45 unless informed otherwise.
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Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

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Sorry for late response
If ok I will bring a CK 47
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Or if the G48 above is not bought I can bring a bottle of that instead, it may be a T48 but I won’t know till I take the wax off bad see the original seal
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Christopher wrote: 09:22 Tue 08 Sep 2020 Sorry for late response
If ok I will bring a CK 47
Perfect. I'll assume the Ck47 for now.
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Ok great
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Draft of placemats added to first post. (link removed awaiting new date).
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