Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 17:53 Sat 31 May 2014

smisse wrote:Did the other 2 "specials" arrive as well?
No — they are being brought over in the next suitcase.


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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by WS1 » 18:14 Sat 31 May 2014

PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
WS1 and jdaw1 wrote:Current draft of the placemats.
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Blinding plan

Decanting is into decanters labelled with
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Two people then over-staple with blank cards. They leave, and two different people over-staple with decanter labels made from
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Please check. And, unusually, please check the cork-display page, as only that page credits the sources of bottles.
I am not certain whether the Df58 is in fact from Wolfgang or Tom's stash; I paid Tom for it on Wolfgang's instruction, but it may have come from either of them, and either could have transported it to TBH - I know nothing! Wolfgang should be able to clarify bottle-source for us.
All Df58 are from Tom's case. Your adpotion is from Tom's stash, hence you paid him.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by WS1 » 18:15 Sat 31 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Image

nice!
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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 18:55 Sat 31 May 2014

WS1 wrote:All Df58 are from Tom's case. Your adpotion is from Tom's stash, hence you paid him.
Fixed.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by AHB » 17:59 Sun 01 Jun 2014

Is my assistance on Tuesday lunchtime required? If so, at what time and where (I am assuming that it will be at TBH - but thought it better to check)?
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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by WS1 » 18:51 Sun 01 Jun 2014

Hi Alex,

Tom and I have lunch at the Bunghole at 1:00 PM. Feel free to join. I am sure we will be able to decant the 8 ports. Since we are only 8 people no prepouring is required.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by WS1 » 18:54 Sun 01 Jun 2014

Hi,

we have not fixed a time when the tasting starts yet. I guess from previous experiences 6:30 PM should be possible. Please let me know.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by AHB » 19:03 Sun 01 Jun 2014

An evening start time of 6:30pm works for me, but if you need to start earlier because of your meeting then you can organise the rest of us to start at 6pm.

It sounds as though you don't need my help on Tuesday, but I will join you anyway and lend a hand where I can. I will aim to arrive around 12:30 and will start decanting when I arrive. I will need to leave a little before 1:30pm to make my next appointment so will have to miss out on lunch.
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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by WS1 » 19:16 Sun 01 Jun 2014

AHB wrote:An evening start time of 6:30pm works for me, but if you need to start earlier because of your meeting then you can organise the rest of us to start at 6pm.

It sounds as though you don't need my help on Tuesday, but I will join you anyway and lend a hand where I can. I will aim to arrive around 12:30 and will start decanting when I arrive. I will need to leave a little before 1:30pm to make my next appointment so will have to miss out on lunch.
Not sure if I will be able to be there by 12:30, also need to check first where to get 8 identical bts, Will anyway put my portion in small containers similar as with the 60 vs 63 tasting. 6:00 PM or 6:30PM is fine.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by PhilW » 21:53 Sun 01 Jun 2014

AHB wrote:An evening start time of 6:30pm works for me, but if you need to start earlier because of your meeting then you can organise the rest of us to start at 6pm.
I will be there around 6:30 (earlier is unlikely) but there is no problem for me if you have started at 6 and I join you shortly after.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by benread » 21:54 Sun 01 Jun 2014

6.30pm will be fine for me.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 22:00 Sun 01 Jun 2014

I will print the placemats and make the decanter labels, and will be bringing the FG58. Given those facts, when should I arrive?

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  • Also bringing the sample bottles for the ’97 maturity evaluation.
    flash_uk wrote:A small task which needs to be accomplished at this event. Sample bottles need to be distributed by Julian to certain attendees to allow them to take a sample from the bottle(s) they are bringing to the 97 Maturity Assessment on 16 June (said bottles to be decanted the previous evening where possible). Sample bottles distributed as follows:
    Julian - keeps 1 at home for his Vau DM
    Alex - gets 1 for the Martinez
    Ian - gets 3 for the Dow, Ferreira and Ramos Pinto
    Tom - gets 2 for CrR and Vesuvio
    Julian - leaves a further 14 at TBH. MPM will collect 7. The remaining 7 will be used on the night of the 16th.
  • I could bring PX sherry: one was for Glenn; one for Daniel; one is available.
  • Ian: am I bringing more O07 LBV for you?

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by AHB » 22:54 Sun 01 Jun 2014

WS1 wrote:Not sure if I will be able to be there by 12:30, also need to check first where to get 8 identical bts
I think my offer to help is actually making things more complicated for you. I shall busy myself elsewhere instead of being at the Bunghole at lunchtime, but if you need my help on the day then please call or text me and I shall come over as quickly as I can. I will only be a couple of tube stops away.
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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by WS1 » 09:53 Mon 02 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:I will print the placemats and make the decanter labels, and will be bringing the FG58. Given those facts, when should I arrive?

Can you please be at the Bunghole early preferably for lunch? This would definitely rule out any errors during decanting and the Blinding process. Sorry I left quite a few things to the last minute due to frantic work schedule.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by idj123 » 12:55 Mon 02 Jun 2014

I'll be there between 6pm and 6.30pm-and yes, Julian, you read my mind; please bring the other case of the Offley LBV 2007 with you since I've guzzled the first case!

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 14:00 Mon 02 Jun 2014

I have called to reserve 90 glasses = 8 people × perhaps 10 glasses each + a few spares.

The Function Room is double-booked, holding an event with 30 people standing. Cripes. So the F.R. tables will be moved out for us, and we will have an eight-man table for tasting and another eight-man table for eating, the latter probably being table 6.


Eighteen decanter labels made.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 16:45 Mon 02 Jun 2014

The placemats will be printed at 10am Tuesday, that being 17¼ hours from now. Post corrections before then. Please please could somebody check that they are correct. Please?

Edit: printed.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by PhilW » 17:02 Mon 02 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:The placemats will be printed at 10am Tuesday, that being 17¼ hours from now. Post corrections before then. Please please could somebody check that they are correct. Please?
All looks correct.

A minor note, the names at the bottom of each of the glasses pages seem to be being impinged on slightly by something; see the B in AHB for example, or the top of IDJ; as if some white space is *just* over-drawing the top of the name.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 17:29 Mon 02 Jun 2014

PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:The placemats will be printed at 10am Tuesday, that being 17¼ hours from now. Post corrections before then. Please please could somebody check that they are correct. Please?
All looks correct.
Thank you for checking.

Your other comment is answered in the thread entitled Software that makes placemats.

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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 18:25 Mon 02 Jun 2014

From the Spring 1963 catalogue of The Wine Society.
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For those not skilled in pre-decimalisation British money, 17/6 = £⅞ = £0.87½, and 20/0 = £1.

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From the April 1961 catalogue of Berry Bros & Rudd.
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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

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From the 1963/64 catalogue of Justerini & Brooks.
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Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Post by jdaw1 » 10:55 Wed 04 Jun 2014

Oscar Quevedo was in London, so we opened some 1958s.

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