Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

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Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 23:42 Fri 18 Sep 2015

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: 6½pm until 10pm, Monday 21st September 2015.

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

Theme: Bring a bottle to share.

Attendees:
  1. JDAW;
  2. DRT;
  3. THRA;
  4. SCD.
The placemats (and parameters by which made). (Do not print from this link. Shortly before the tasting there will temporarily be a different link, to counteract problems with the caching of old drafts.)
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Re: Emergency. Soon. When?

Post by jdaw1 » 23:42 Fri 18 Sep 2015

We have nothing planned until 25th November. We are all going to die of acute Port deprivation. Which would be quite bad.

So an emergency is being declared. (Not as good as declaring a vintage, but that’s what harvest-time rain does.) What dates would be most convenient for an emergency?

The theme is the old classic, “Bring a bottle to share”.

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Re: Emergency. Soon. When?

Post by DRT » 23:49 Fri 18 Sep 2015

If this emergency is to occur within the next two weeks the only date I could be there is Monday 21st September.
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Re: Emergency. Soon. When?

Post by idj123 » 06:22 Sat 19 Sep 2015

Away on hols next week but open to any dates after that.

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Re: Emergency. Soon. When?

Post by uncle tom » 16:16 Sat 19 Sep 2015

Am game, and fairly flexible.

Will qualify the title of the event, for me alone as: 'bring a better bottle than last time..' :roll:
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Re: Emergency. Soon. When?

Post by jdaw1 » 18:46 Sat 19 Sep 2015

uncle tom wrote:Will qualify the title of the event, for me alone as: 'bring a better bottle than last time..' :roll:
The Offley 1924 was off, but might not have been, and if it hadn’t been, might have been excellent. So was ex ante generous, even if not ex post.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 20:19 Sat 19 Sep 2015

DRT wrote:Monday 21st September.
Decision: Monday 21st September. The next ‘Emergency’ will be ≈ 46 hours from now, at the B&F. I’ll reserve a table or room on Monday, depending on how many we will be. (So far we are JDAW, DRT, THRA.) Start time the usual 6½pm.
idj123 wrote:Away on hols next week but open to any dates after that.
There can be another emergency.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 20:35 Sat 19 Sep 2015

Splendid.
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 20:36 Sat 19 Sep 2015

Blind or sighted?

Possible theme variation. JDAW is to bring a bottle that DRT has tasted before. DRT is to bring a bottle that THRA has tasted before. THRA is to bring a bottle that JDAW has tasted before.

Edit: maybe the variation would be pointless silliness. Cancel that.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 20:37 Sat 19 Sep 2015

This is going to be a small group.

Would the current attendees object if I also brought along an aged claret to share with dinner?
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 20:39 Sat 19 Sep 2015

DRT wrote:Would the current attendees object if I also brought along an aged claret to share with dinner?
The question is rhetorical. And thank you.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 20:39 Sat 19 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Blind or sighted?
Blind.
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 20:39 Sat 19 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Would the current attendees object if I also brought along an aged claret to share with dinner?
The question is rhetorical. And thank you.
Well spotted. You are welcome.
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 22:24 Sat 19 Sep 2015

Placemats added to first post.

I can print, but matrimonial instructions suggest that I might be 15 minutes the wrong side of punctual.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 22:55 Sat 19 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats added to first post.

I can print, but matrimonial instructions suggest that I might be 15 minutes the wrong side of punctual.
With only three people I think we can cope for 15 minutes without placemats.

Is there any particular reason why SCP-DFS is being utterly unreasonable?
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by SCP-DFF » 09:44 Sun 20 Sep 2015

Ok, I just wanna know what the emergency is, and who declared it? It's interesting how sudden this 'emergency' came on. Something doesn't smell fresh in these Wiseman woods.

Oh, and just because it's a small bunch of you, doesn't mean that you can pretend that more will attend to justify 'extra' bottles to show up.

In any case, enjoy and have fun.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 10:33 Sun 20 Sep 2015

SCP-DFF wrote:Ok, I just wanna know what the emergency is, and who declared it?
It was me.

I called the emergency using magical powers passed onto me through an ancient tradition that I cannot name on a public forum. Now that the emergency has been called it cannot be reversed and it certainly cannot be allowed to begin later than 6½pm on Monday 21st September 2015. Anyone who turns up after that time is in perilous danger.

Please don't put your beloved husband in harm's way.
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 10:58 Sun 20 Sep 2015

And I was just about to post, of course blaming Derek.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 17:34 Sun 20 Sep 2015

Anna at the B&F has offered us the private room near the front door. I have emphasised that we are only three, and that, though delighted with that room, if a larger party should need it we could sit at a table in the main bar. Anna will be on duty tomorrow evening.

Derek: will your Claret be blind? Rephrased, do I need to make a decanter label for it?

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 17:52 Sun 20 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Derek: will your Claret be blind? Rephrased, do I need to make a decanter label for it?
I don't plan on serving it blind.
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by AHB » 19:31 Sun 20 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
idj123 wrote:Away on hols next week but open to any dates after that.
There can be another emergency.
I do hope so. I will be elsewhere tomorrow night but certainly will soon be in need of emergency aid. I anticipate an emergency occurring on or around 8th October.
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 19:54 Sun 20 Sep 2015

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=95236#p95236]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:
Doggett wrote:Thank you for your kind welcome email. I hadn't realised I would get an invite so quickly! I am in 2016 budget planning hell with work at the moment, so realistically 6.30 would be a push but could be there for 7ish? I don't want to be late for my first meeting, so please let me know if that is a problem. If it is fine, some advice on what to bring along would be appreciated.
7pm fine. I will message you my mobile number — if you are still coming but will be later than that please text me.

Bring a bottle, pre-decanted if you can, blinded if you can. If you can’t, not.
Following a little discussion in his introduction thread, we will be joined by Simon Doggett = SCD (right-handed).

AHB wrote:I do hope so. I will be elsewhere tomorrow night but certainly will soon be in need of emergency aid. I anticipate an emergency occurring on or around 8th October.
You know what to do. Do it.

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by idj123 » 21:18 Sun 20 Sep 2015

AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
idj123 wrote:Away on hols next week but open to any dates after that.
There can be another emergency.
I do hope so. I will be elsewhere tomorrow night but certainly will soon be in need of emergency aid. I anticipate an emergency occurring on or around 8th October.

And count me in when you do Alex :D

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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by DRT » 08:23 Mon 21 Sep 2015

Ready to roll...
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Re: Mon 21 Sept 2015, B&F, An Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 08:25 Mon 21 Sep 2015

As explanation for Simon, the left bottle is not the original bottle of that Port. It is merely a disposable decanter.

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