Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

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Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by idj123 » 21:51 Sat 28 Nov 2015

Let's organise a Gould Campbell vertical, and let's invite Paul and Johnny Symington; see the discussion here about the future of the brand.

Vintages:
  1. 1924 (THRA);
  2. 1927 (TC?);
  3. 1934 (THRA);
  4. 1963 (AHB);
  5. 1966 (AHB, TC, THRA);
  6. 1970 (MPM, IDJ, AP, TC, THRA);
  7. 1975 (TC, THRA);
  8. 1977 (CPR, AHB, AP, TC, THRA);
  9. 1980 (MPM, AHB, TC);
  10. 1983 (SCD, CPR, AP, TC, THRA);
  11. 1985 (MPM, AP);
  12. 1991 AHB, AP);
  13. 1994 (CPR, AHB, AP, TC, THRA);
  14. 2000 (AP);
  15. 2003 (AHB, TC, JDAW believed GC);
  16. 2007 (AP).
People:
  1. Industry Guest
  2. DRT;
  3. Ben;
  4. Simon;
  5. Mike;
  6. IDJ;
  7. JDAW;
  8. CPR;
  9. Tom;
  10. AHB;
  11. Axel;
  12. Chris D.;
  13. TC;
  14. Dia.
Waitlist:
  • JB Vintage;
  • JB Vintage +1
  • JB Vintage +another;
  • Phil;
  • Dave.
Current draft of the placemats.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by DRT » 22:27 Sat 28 Nov 2015

I'm in.

Tell me when.

I have exactly none.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by benread » 22:33 Sat 28 Nov 2015

The theme appeals to my love of tradition. I may even have a bottle albeit in traditional terms I'm not sure it has reached maturity!


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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by Doggett » 22:39 Sat 28 Nov 2015

Count me in too please. It would a real shame to lose GC, as from my limited experience, it has always tasted well as a 'lesser tier' shipper. One of the things I like about port, and want to learn more about...is the personalities of the different port brands/producers. My concern is that the diverse types will be los,t and there will be the strong commercial brands left and lots of white labelled generic port for the supermarkets.

But on the Gould Campbell front... I should have a 1983 which I will confirm, but also happy to contribute or adopt.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by djewesbury » 22:42 Sat 28 Nov 2015

Doggett wrote:It would a real shame to lose GC, as from my limited experience, it has always tasted well as a 'lesser tier' shipper. One of the things I like about port, and want to learn more about...is the personalities of the different port brands/producers. My concern is that the diverse types will be los,t and there will be the strong commercial brands left and lots of white labelled generic port for the supermarkets.
Very articulately put, and I think reflective of what many here feel.
Derek, perhaps you can tell Simon why tradition is unimportant and the only significant thing is the market?
And while you're at it, maybe you can tell us about Father Christmas.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by DRT » 23:36 Sat 28 Nov 2015

djewesbury wrote:Derek, perhaps you can tell Simon why tradition is unimportant and the only significant thing is the market?
And while you're at it, maybe you can tell us about Father Christmas.
Are we in the correct thread for that?
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by djewesbury » 23:37 Sat 28 Nov 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Derek, perhaps you can tell Simon why tradition is unimportant and the only significant thing is the market?
And while you're at it, maybe you can tell us about Father Christmas.
Are we in the correct thread for that?
No. Please make sure to post your answer in the correct place. Thank you.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by flash_uk » 23:40 Sat 28 Nov 2015

I'd very much like to participate. I have 80 and 85 handy, and some 70 in storage. I thought the 80 at the port walk was very tasty indeed.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by idj123 » 23:45 Sat 28 Nov 2015

I"m of the traditionalist persuasion but with the increasing number of SFE brands and the burgeoning BOB market, something had to give. Am I right in thinking that QH has already gone the same way? Anyhow certainly up for a vertical 'wake' . Can probably offer a '70.

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Post by DRT » 23:50 Sat 28 Nov 2015

idj123 wrote:up for a vertical 'wake'
We should probably stop short of naming the tasting "Bring out your dead".
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by djewesbury » 23:52 Sat 28 Nov 2015

DRT wrote:
idj123 wrote:up for a vertical 'wake'
We should probably stop short of naming the tasting "Bring out your dead".
Probably a good idea if we're inviting guests who currently own the brand.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by DRT » 23:57 Sat 28 Nov 2015

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
idj123 wrote:up for a vertical 'wake'
We should probably stop short of naming the tasting "Bring out your dead".
Probably a good idea if we're inviting guests who currently own the brand.
I'm glad you like yet another of my good ideas.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by djewesbury » 00:01 Sun 29 Nov 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
idj123 wrote:up for a vertical 'wake'
We should probably stop short of naming the tasting "Bring out your dead".
Probably a good idea if we're inviting guests who currently own the brand.
I'm glad you like yet another of my good ideas.
Yes yes. I like all your ideas. We discussed this last night. Now do the washing up.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by djewesbury » 10:53 Sun 29 Nov 2015

According to a rumour, Julian wants to come and has something he believes to be GC.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 16:29 Sun 29 Nov 2015

Oh, yes please, I am in. Will check cellar.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 16:47 Sun 29 Nov 2015

Fabulous idea, yes please. I have 77, 83 and 94

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by AHB » 14:41 Tue 01 Dec 2015

I like the idea and count me in, but please can we select a date.

We're hoping to get Johnny over to the UK for the Vesuvio tasting on 24 Feb. It is unrealistic for us to expect him to also be able to come over again for us within a short period so three options occur to me:
(1) We ask Rupert to the Vesuvio tasting and Johnny to the Gould Campbell tasting
(2) We ask Johnny to the Vesuvio tasting and try to tie the Gould Campbell tasting date in with the dates of an event in London which the Symingtons might be attending (such as the BFT, when that date is announced). We can try to get a conditional commitment now in order to try to prevent our chosen director(s) diary(ies) from becoming committed to a trade promotion the night before the BFT (or other event).
(3) We schedule the Gould Campbell vertical to the back end of 2016 and hope that we can persuade Johnny to come over to the UK to two TPF offlines.

I have '63 (halves or bottles), '66 (in storage so will need lots of notice), '77 (in storage - bottles or magnums), '80 (in storage), '91, '94, '03.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 15:48 Tue 01 Dec 2015

I have emailed Danny asking whether the date of the BFT has been chosen.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 21:43 Tue 01 Dec 2015

Starting the thread entitled [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10426]BFT, Friday 22nd April 2016[/url], jdaw1 wrote:This thread is hold plans relating to the BFT 2016, which will be on Friday 22nd April 2016.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by AHB » 23:25 Tue 01 Dec 2015

Who will reach out to our industry guest?
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by Axel P » 11:08 Wed 02 Dec 2015

I would be in as well. Post soon which Ports I have.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by AHB » 22:09 Thu 03 Dec 2015

Does Thursday 21st April work as the date for this offline?
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 11:07 Fri 04 Dec 2015

Thursday 21st April 2016 works for me.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by Doggett » 11:50 Fri 04 Dec 2015

Thursday 21st works for me and I can confirm I have a bottle of the 1983 for this tasting.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by flash_uk » 12:30 Fri 04 Dec 2015

AHB wrote:Does Thursday 21st April work as the date for this offline?
Works for me. Might that be close to the BFT for 2016? Haven't seen a date yet for that.

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