Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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1966 Quinta do Noval BBR Bottling

Melon salad
Steak medium with fries and green salad. No sauce.
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uncle tom wrote: 16:58 Fri 22 Apr 2022Duck pate - medium rare ordinary steak + peppercorn sauce + beans

Can be taken as my 'default' order for all events.
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jdaw1 wrote: 01:04 Sat 16 Jul 2022 Alex: will you be bringing for the two newcomers?

Alex: will you assemble the food order?
I will assemble the food order.

Alan has advised the Ports he and Tony are bringing. Just waiting on Tony’s food order.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Room for one more? Assuming yes:

Food order please:
- starter: Grilled flatbread with lemon and coriander houmous
- main: Would be happy to share a medium-rare bone-in ribeye with Mike; otherwise Sirloin medium-rare. Please Bearnaise sauce if possible, and fries.

Port:
- Probably a Cockburn 1967 "Joanna" bottling, unless that's a duplication with anyone else.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 08:05 Sun 17 Jul 2022Alan has advised the Ports he and Tony are bringing. Just waiting on Tony’s food order.
Do tell.
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Tony and Alan will both be bringing bottles of Dow 1963.

Both are right-handed.

Tony's food order is: Mackerel with beetrot; bangers and mash with Madeira gravy
Alan's food order is: Smoked salmon; chicken caesar with fries
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Summary of Food Order:
  1. AHB - crab pate / potted crab / potted shrimp; medium rare bone-in ribeye shared with AJM, bearnaise sauce, green beans and shallots
  2. AJM - smoked salmon; medium rare bone-in ribeye shared with AHB, green beans and shallots, fries
  3. AG - smoked salmon; chicken caesar with fries
  4. TCz - mackerel and beetroot salad; bangers and mash with madeira gravy
  5. JDAW - soup of the day; beyond meat burger
  6. GEAG - melon salad; medium sirloin, green salad, fries
  7. CPR -
  8. THRA - duck pate; medium rare sirloin with peppercorn sauce, green beans and shallots
  9. HTWH - potted crab; medium-rare sirloin with carrots and fries
  10. MPM - crab pate / potted crab / potted shrimp; medium rare bone-in ribeye shared with PW, green beans and shallots, fries
  11. PW - grilled flatbread; medium rare bone-in ribeye shared with MPM with bearnaise sauce, fries
  12. IDJ - starter portion of truffle mac and cheese; medium-rare sirloin, green beans and shallots
Charles - please say today what you would like to eat otherwise you can order from the standard menu on the day.

Charles, Tom, Harry - please say soon what you plan to bring
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Can anyone print the placemats? Since retiring, I have lost my access to a decent printer.

Julian - first post has been updated with the known bottles. Note change of initials for Tony, who is now TCz so as to distinguish him from Tony Carter.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Food,

potted crab / potted shrimp or Smoked salmon
Sirloin M-R, Fries, Carrots

Bottle, just having a look, with revert shortly
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Please sir, is there room to accommodate one more for this tasting?
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hadge wrote: 12:18 Mon 18 Jul 2022 Food,

potted crab / potted shrimp or Smoked salmon
Sirloin M-R, Fries, Carrots

Bottle, just having a look, with revert shortly
Thank you. Food order noted and included.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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idj123 wrote: 12:46 Mon 18 Jul 2022 Please sir, is there room to accommodate one more for this tasting?
Absolutely there is. Welcome!

Let me know your food order as soon as you can please.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 13:01 Mon 18 Jul 2022
idj123 wrote: 12:46 Mon 18 Jul 2022 Please sir, is there room to accommodate one more for this tasting?
Absolutely there is. Welcome!

Let me know your food order as soon as you can please.
Thanks.
Truffle Mac n cheese (yes, I see that it’s now for two to share but am sure someone can assist or else I should be able to cope!)
Steak (M-R) and fries plus green beans and shallots.

Will look to bring a Df66.
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Julian - can we incorporate onto the tasting mat or the tasting notes sheet each person's food order? Then each person will know what they ordered and I won't need to shout at everyone to remind them.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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+ Carrots for me please.

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 16:31 Mon 18 Jul 2022Julian - can we incorporate onto the tasting mat or the tasting notes sheet each person's food order? Then each person will know what they ordered and I won't need to shout at everyone to remind them.
Done, experimentally, with code injected via PaintForegroundCode, such that each person’s food order is at the bottom of his first TN sheet.

Please check data (of food as well as Ports and people).

Please comment on design and placement etc, ideally in issue 163.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 16:31 Mon 18 Jul 2022 Julian - can we incorporate onto the tasting mat or the tasting notes sheet each person's food order? Then each person will know what they ordered and I won't need to shout at everyone to remind them.
Such a simple idea… astonishing it has not been thought of before in the hundreds of sittings the placemats have been used for, most with some kind of ‘what did I order??!!’ chaos. Retirement is firing those grey cells together!
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Doggett wrote: 20:55 Mon 18 Jul 2022the hundreds of sittings the placemats have been used for
There are 486 events on the placemats list at jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemats_list.html (caution: ≥20 MB of images, so WiFi not mobile data).
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:51 Mon 18 Jul 2022 + Carrots for me please.
Sorry, the order went in before I saw this. Please order on the night.

(I’ll check the other things tomorrow.)
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:51 Mon 18 Jul 2022
Alex Bridgeman wrote: 16:31 Mon 18 Jul 2022Julian - can we incorporate onto the tasting mat or the tasting notes sheet each person's food order? Then each person will know what they ordered and I won't need to shout at everyone to remind them.
Done, experimentally, with code injected via PaintForegroundCode, such that each person’s food order is at the bottom of his first TN sheet.

Please check data (of food as well as Ports and people).

Please comment on design and placement etc, ideally in issue 163.
Checked. All appears to me to be correct.

And I love the food order inclusion! It looks perfect to allow people to know what they ordered and not to steal my fries from other people.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 12:05 Tue 19 Jul 2022 It looks perfect to allow people to know what they ordered and not to steal my fries from other people.
:shock:

What are fries? Don't tell me you have two delicious fried potato snacks in England?!?
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All fried-potato food is delicious. It’s extra delicious if fried in bacon fat, but even without that, is still delicious.
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jdaw1 wrote: 18:52 Tue 19 Jul 2022 All fried-potato food is delicious. It’s extra delicious if fried in bacon fat, but even without that, is still delicious.
I agree, and as an Irish Scot it would be blasphemous not to. But I really do agree.
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Glenn E. wrote: 18:11 Tue 19 Jul 2022
Alex Bridgeman wrote: 12:05 Tue 19 Jul 2022 It looks perfect to allow people to know what they ordered and not to steal my fries from other people.
:shock:

What are fries? Don't tell me you have two delicious fried potato snacks in England?!?
Only two?
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I plan to bring a T66

If not to late for food I would like:

Mackerel with sweet and sour beetroot, crème fraîche
sirloin steak (Black and Blue) Fries, green beans and please please béarnaise sauce

plus an ice bucket
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CPR 1 wrote:I would like:
... plus an ice bucket
Does this mean that Charles is:
(a) bringing a delicious Champagne for with starters,
(b) will be performing his latest TikTok challenge, and/or
(c) is just too hot today, like many of us.

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