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Previous placemats

Post by jdaw1 » 22:06 Thu 06 Dec 2012

Just made, www.jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemats_list.html. This is a set of links to former placemats, relevant threads, and some notes on the placemats’ construction.

This page has three purposes.

• First, when the British Library makes an archive copy of jdawiseman.com, these links ensure that the placemats will be included.

• Second, the notes might prompt me to re-use the parts of previous designs that I thought good.

• Third, other users of the placemat software, and those instructing them, will be able see examples of actual output, along with clues as to execution.

Non-technical readers might enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Feedback welcomed.

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Post by AHB » 22:45 Fri 07 Dec 2012

I have wondered whether it would be possible to trawl through the old organisation threads to pull together something similar but less structured. As one of the non-technical users of the placemats, I really like this summary.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Fri 07 Dec 2012

Please say more about the tasting on 27 March 2007. The name of the file included the string ‟DerekTurnbull”, but he was not obviously a named taster (‟Al-C”, ‟Al-K”, and ‟Al-D”). No, I don’t know.

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Post by DRT » 09:43 Sat 08 Dec 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Please say more about the tasting on 27 March 2007. The name of the file included the string ‟DerekTurnbull”, but he was not obviously a named taster (‟Al-C”, ‟Al-K”, and ‟Al-D”). No, I don’t know.
This was Conky's (Al-C's) first tasting, the H85 having stood in a kitchen cupboard for 20ish years being the inspiration for the event. AHB was due to attend but had to withdraw. Three of the original four attendees had first names beginning with "Al". I therefore changed my name for the day so that my initials would be "Al-D". The venue was Hotel du Vin, Birmingham. H85 was WOTN.
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:14 Sat 08 Dec 2012

DRT wrote:H85 was WOTN.
FTR the placemats make clear that H≠Hutcheson; rather H=Harvey’s, so presumably Martinez. 

Was a review posted anywhere else on the web?

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Post by jdaw1 » 11:29 Sat 08 Dec 2012

AHB wrote:I have wondered whether it would be possible to trawl through the old organisation threads to pull together something similar but less structured.
This was made as a list of placemats, not of organisation threads, nor of review threads, nor of tastings. Obviously those other lists would overlap with the one made, but there would be differences both positive and negative. E.g., Thursday 27 October 2011.

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Post by DRT » 11:35 Sat 08 Dec 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:H85 was WOTN.
FTR the placemats make clear that H≠Hutcheson; rather H=Harvey’s, so presumably Martinez.

Was a review posted anywhere else on the web?
This page of the Tasting Notes section of the forum contains the TN's from the wines tasted that evening, all of which were posted by KillerB.

The review thread is here

My memory of WOTN wasn't strictly accurate, which is possibly explained by the award I earned at the end of the evening.
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:18 Sat 08 Dec 2012

The filename of the placemats said 27th. The review thread said 31st March 2007 (hence my failure to find the review). If the review is correct, I will rename the placemat file and correct links thereto. Please confirm.

Review; Hotel du Vin, Birmingham; TNs F80, G63, GM87, D83, Mz85 (Harvey’s), NN87, F70, F00.

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Post by DRT » 15:34 Sat 08 Dec 2012

jdaw1 wrote:The filename of the placemats said 27th. The review thread said 31st March 2007 (hence my failure to find the review). If the review is correct, I will rename the placemat file and correct links thereto. Please confirm.
The review thread also says it was a Saturday, which makes sense as other halves were involved and it was in a location where none of the attendees work. 31st March seems the most likely date.
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Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sat 08 Dec 2012

Done.

It is very plausible that, before we learnt how many would be made, I labelled it with a creation date.

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:32 Sun 09 Dec 2012

Anything But Vintage (I), 05 August 2010 seems to be lacking TNs.

And the placemats for 02 Dec 2010 seem to be lacking threads more generally. Did this happen at all?

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Post by AHB » 10:00 Mon 10 Dec 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Anything But Vintage (I), 05 August 2010 seems to be lacking TNs.
I couldn't make the offline but there is one tasting note of one of the wines posted. You can find a note for the Quevedo 1996 colheita. However, in that post Ben confesses that he did not take any notes that night and wrote the TN for the Quevedo from memory a week later!
jdaw1 wrote:And the placemats for 02 Dec 2010 seem to be lacking threads more generally. Did this happen at all?
I don't have anything in my diary for 2nd December, nor is there anything in the 2010 offline summary. My conclusion is that the event did not happen.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:07 Fri 13 Dec 2013

Some of the placemats made by Glenn E., typically for tastings (co-)hosted by Roy Hersh, have been added to www.jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemats_list.html.

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:17 Sat 21 Mar 2015

After some digital archaeology, jdaw1, in [url=http://www.jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemats_list.html#a20021130]the list of old placemats[/url], wrote:
30 Nov 02 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20021130_Sandeman_1970s.pdf R. In Fulham: Sandemans, and 1970s A draft of these placemats was made by hand in Adobe Illustrator, about three weeks before the event. (The Illustrator file was converted to PDF in March 2015.) Placemats for earlier events were also made in Illustrator. But the used placemats were made in PostScript. So this seems to have been the event at which placemats switched from being artisanal to being industrial.

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