Wed 24th of February 2016 Vesuvio tasting

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Wed 24th of February 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 13:26 Thu 06 Aug 2015

Hello,

DrDirk is going to visit London towards the end of February and suggested a Vesuvio tasting would be nice after such a long period of time (last one was in February 2010).

When: 6pm on Wednesday 24th February 2016

Theme: Vesuvio

Venue: The Red Room, The Boot & Flogger, 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, tel +44 20 7407 1184 (streetmap.co.uk, bing, maps.google.co.uk).

People:
  1. DrDirk (1989, 1990, 1992);
  2. WPS (2000, 2009, 2010, 2012);
  3. MPM (cash contribution);
  4. JWEW (1994 and 1998);
  5. CPR (1995 and 2005);
  6. JDAW (cash contribution);
  7. AHB (2007 and 2011);
  8. Constandia (1997 and 2006 adopted from DRT);
  9. PW (1996)
  10. IDJ (1991)
  11. BMHR (cash contribution)
  12. AP (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2013)
  13. Dogget (cash contribution)
  14. Industry Guest.
Reserves or Tentative List:
  1. TC.
Vintages present:
  1. 1989 (DrDirk);
  2. 1990 (DrDirk);
  3. 1991 (IDJ);
  4. 1992 (DrDirk);
  5. 1994 (JWEW);
  6. 1995 (CPR);
  7. 1996 (PW)
  8. 1997 (Constandia);
  9. 1998 (JWEW);
  10. 1999 (AP);
  11. 2000 (WPS);
  12. 2001 (AP);
  13. 2003 (AP);
  14. 2004 (AP);
  15. 2005 (CPR);
  16. 2006 (Constandia);
  17. 2007 (AHB);
  18. 2008 (AP);
  19. 2009 (WS1);
  20. 2010 (WS1);
  21. 2011 (AHB);
  22. 2012 (WS1);
  23. 2013 (AP).
Vintages absent:
  • 1993 Not made
  • 2002 Not made.


With some luck and interests we might be able to repeat a complete vertical..... :lol:

regards

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary Vesuvio tasting

Post by flash_uk » 13:39 Thu 06 Aug 2015

A shipper I have had little opportunity to sample. Would love to attend please...can I confirm nearer the time what I bring? (=I have no Vesuvio right now, but that can be rectified in the next few months!)

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Post by WS1 » 14:10 Thu 06 Aug 2015

flash_uk wrote:A shipper I have had little opportunity to sample. Would love to attend please...can I confirm nearer the time what I bring? (=I have no Vesuvio right now, but that can be rectified in the next few months!)
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary Vesuvio tasting

Post by JWEW » 14:16 Thu 06 Aug 2015

Would like to attend if possible. I have '94 and '98 handy.

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Post by CPR 1 » 14:17 Thu 06 Aug 2015

Yes please - I have 94, 95 and 98 if that helps

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Post by DrDirk » 15:38 Thu 06 Aug 2015

Wolfgang,

please correct the vintages of Vesuvio to 89, 90, 92.

Dirk
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 16:23 Thu 06 Aug 2015

DrDirk wrote:Wolfgang,

please correct the vintages of Vesuvio to 89, 90, 92.

Dirk
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 16:26 Thu 06 Aug 2015

JWEW and CPR 1 added.
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by DRT » 18:46 Thu 06 Aug 2015

Yes please!

Will have to check what I have.

Please also add JDAW.
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Post by idj123 » 21:23 Thu 06 Aug 2015

Yes, definitely in for this- I still regret not forking out for the BBR vertical a few years ago. Is it intention to stick to 89-00? I can certainly offer up 91. If you ask nicely Tom may even open his 18l of 94!!

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:02 Thu 06 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:Please also add JDAW.
Please add JDAW.
idj123 wrote:If you ask nicely Tom may even open his 18l of 94!!
No no no. I need that. Don’t tell Tom, but I’m going to buy it from him in a few years. Hush!

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Post by AHB » 00:00 Fri 07 Aug 2015

Please add me to the list.

Is it intended to invite a trade guest or will this be a TPF only affair?

I have '96 and '97 on hand and may be able to help others adopt, if required (which would be with '07, '10 or '11).
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Post by djewesbury » 00:05 Fri 07 Aug 2015

Add me in please. I have a few vintages I can supply - will advise!
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by PhilW » 08:51 Fri 07 Aug 2015

Please add me also. I have '96, though would need to extract the case from storage.

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Post by djewesbury » 11:46 Fri 07 Aug 2015

I have 92, 94, 95, 96 and 00.
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 13:11 Fri 07 Aug 2015

AHB wrote:Please add me to the list.

Is it intended to invite a trade guest or will this be a TPF only affair?

I have '96 and '97 on hand and may be able to help others adopt, if required (which would be with '07, '10 or '11).
You are in. I am easy about this; inviting a trade guest seems logical. The last Vesuvio with J Symmington was really good fun. DrDirk and I just thought we try to have such a tasting mark II.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 13:17 Fri 07 Aug 2015

idj123 wrote:Yes, definitely in for this- I still regret not forking out for the BBR vertical a few years ago. Is it intention to stick to 89-00? I can certainly offer up 91. If you ask nicely Tom may even open his 18l of 94!!
Do not worry this time you will be able to close this gap! :lol:

Tasting in my eyes is about Quinta do Vesuvio ports (without Capella) 89 - 11. These could be up to 20 different Ports which could be just about the right width of a tasting for a Wednesday night... :wink:

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 13:21 Fri 07 Aug 2015

added DRT, JDAW, AHB, DJ, IDJ and Phil.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 23:59 Sun 09 Aug 2015

Should a Symington be invited?

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Post by DRT » 00:15 Mon 10 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:19 Mon 10 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Neither Wolfgang nor I were at that long-fabled event. Wolfgang: should Derek take charge of this?

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by AHB » 11:01 Tue 11 Aug 2015

I've just updated Wolfgang's list of people and vintages to see how we are doing in putting together a complete vertical.

Wolfgang - is IDN Dirk Niepoort or is it a mistype for IDJ (Ian Johns)?
WS1 wrote:People:
  1. DrDirk (1989, 1990, 1992);
  2. WPS (2000);
  3. MPM (TBD);
  4. JWEW (1994 or 1998);
  5. CPR (1994 or 1995 or 1998);
  6. DRT (TBD);
  7. JDAW (will need to adopt or share costs);
  8. AHB (1996, 1997 and for adoption 2007, 2010, 2011);
  9. IDN (TBD);
  10. DJ (1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000);
  11. PW (1996)
  12. IDJ (1991).
Vintages:
  1. 1989 (DrDirk);
  2. 1990 (DrDirk);
  3. 1991 (IDJ)
  4. 1992 (DrDirk, DJ);
  5. 1993 Not made
  6. 1994 (JWEW, CPR, DJ);
  7. 1995 (CPR, DJ);
  8. 1996 (AHB, DJ, PW)
  9. 1997 (AHB)
  10. 1998 (JWEW, CPR);
  11. 1999
  12. 2000 (WPS, DJ)
  13. 2001
  14. 2002 Not made
  15. 2003
  16. 2004
  17. 2005
  18. 2006 (AHB in magnum)
  19. 2007 (AHB for adoption)
  20. 2008
  21. 2009
  22. 2010 (AHB for adoption)
  23. 2011 (AHB for adoption)
  24. 2012.
We're doing well on the early vintages but have some big gaps on the later vintages. I also have 2006 in magnum which I could pull out of storage but have to warn people that this has had my feet immersed in the wine before it was bottled. With 22 vintages having been made and 12 people attending the maths says that each person should be contributing about 2 bottles. Wine Searcher has good availability on all the missing vintages at reasonable prices.
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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 17:46 Tue 11 Aug 2015

I think I have somewhere still a bt of 1999 Vesuvio. Also can I please reserve a place for a good friend of mine who attended the first Vesuvio tasting. Via him it also maybe possible to get to 08, 09 and 10.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by WS1 » 17:53 Tue 11 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Neither Wolfgang nor I were at that long-fabled event. Wolfgang: should Derek take charge of this?
Indeed! I am fine one of the Symmingtons to join our tasting but would not be keen us attempting to redo their event a decade ago. It should be a fun event imho and not an event with too much trade connection.

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Re: Wed 24th of Feburary 2016 Vesuvio tasting

Post by DRT » 17:58 Tue 11 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Should a Symington be invited?
Yes. This would be a decade after Rupert Symington and his sons hosted some of the old guard to a complete Vesuvio line-up at the quinta. Perhaps we should establish another port trade age-old tradition by having the same hosts?
Neither Wolfgang nor I were at that long-fabled event. Wolfgang: should Derek take charge of this?
AHB organised the event at Vesuvio and I would suggest is a better option for this than I am.
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