Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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This post to hold details as they develop.

50 years ago, the 1966 vintage was born. Happy birthday '66 vintage - to celebrate, we shall be drinking you.

When: 6½pm on Thursday 19th May 2016

Theme: The 1966 vintage.

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. MPM (Taylor);
  2. SCD (Croft);
  3. IDJ (Fonseca);
  4. CPR (Graham, Offley);
  5. JDAW (Warre adopted from PW);
  6. AHB (Smith Woodhouse);
  7. PW (Dow);
  8. TC (Noval, Rebello Valente, Gould Campbell, Messias, Calem da Foz);
  9. THRA (Cockburn);
  10. DG (adopting from Tony);
  11. WPS (adopting Sandeman from THRA);
  12. open space;
  13. open space;
  14. open space.
(wines in bold have been delivered to the B&F in advance)

Reserves or Tentative List:
  1. Placeholder.
Regretably unable to attend:
  1. DRT (Sandeman).
Draft of the food order. Draft of the placemats.

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Who has what (in bold not yet used in the lineup):
  1. Sandeman (DRT, TC);
  2. Graham (MPM, CPR, PW);
  3. Warre (MPM, TC, PW);
  4. Taylor (MPM, CPR, TC);
  5. Croft (MPM, SCD);
  6. Dow (IDJ, TC, PW);
  7. Fonseca (IDJ)
  8. Gould Campbell (TC);
  9. Niepoort ();
  10. Noval (IDJ, TC);
  11. Offley (IDJ, CPR);
  12. Ramos Pinto ();
  13. Smith Woodhouse (AHB);
  14. Messias Cachao (TC);
  15. Calem Quinta da Foz (TC);
  16. Rebello Valente (TC);
  17. Cockburn (THRA).
There are many other houses who released '66. As and when anyone signals they can provide anything not mentioned above, I can add it.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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With the calendar starting to fill up, I thought I'd float the prospect of a 66 horizontal marking the 50th birthday of the 66 vintage. I have plucked a date out of the air that is sufficiently far away to hopefully mean our diaries are not already booked. Please confirm if interested and if the date works. If the date is no good, is sometime in May OK, or better to hold off until say October?
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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I'm in and the date currently works. I have a Sandeman that I can throw into the mix.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Great plan Mike. I am sure I can make the date work and would love to join this tasting. at this stage I may need to adopt, but will also try and find a suitable bottle in the meantime.

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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Mike, wouldn't want to miss this one-count me in. Of the ones currently omitted, can put up the Dow, Fonseca, Noval and Offley.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Yes please - Date is good, a good way to enjoy my birthday +1

I have Grahams, Offley and Taylor to hand
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Yes please. I will revert with what little I have.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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I'm free that night and would like to attend. Not already volunteered I have a bottle of Smith Woodhouse I could contribute.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Yes please, tentatively (subject to ability to attend, ifyswim). Will respond (jdaw1 I am ashamed for you - "revert"? Please no!) subsequently with what I can offer.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Due to arrive in London the following day, the pain of missing this tasting is rather intensely felt!
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PopulusTremula wrote:Due to arrive in London the following day, the pain of missing this tasting is rather intensely felt!
Ah, shocker! :cry:
No chance to change flights?
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flash_uk wrote:
PopulusTremula wrote:Due to arrive in London the following day, the pain of missing this tasting is rather intensely felt!
Ah, shocker! :cry:
No chance to change flights?
Sadly not. Being let out for a weekend away on my own I had better not rock the boat...
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Hi Guys
Can I add my name to this.
I have to hand
Calem (Q da foz), S, W, T, GC,D, Messias Cachao

Kindest regards
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Top post updated to include everyone so far.

I think it would be good to transport bottles for this one to the B&F in good time (like 4-6 weeks in advance). As we get closer to the date we can confirm who should bring what and get all that going.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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flash_uk wrote:There are many other houses who released '66.
Probably including many of:
  1. Adams;
  2. Barros;
  3. Berry Brothers & Rudd Selection;
  4. Cálem;
  5. Cálem Quinta da Foz;
  6. Cockburn;
  7. Constantino;
  8. Croft;
  9. Delaforce;
  10. Dow;
  11. Ferreira;
  12. Fonseca;
  13. Gould Campbell;
  14. Graham;
  15. Kopke;
  16. Mackenzie;
  17. Messias Quinta do Cachão;
  18. Morgan;
  19. Niepoort;
  20. Offley Boa Vista;
  21. Quarles Harris;
  22. Quinta do Noval;
  23. Quinta do Noval Nacional;
  24. Robertson Rebello Valente;
  25. Sandeman;
  26. Smith Woodhouse;
  27. Taylor;
  28. Tuke Holdsworth;
  29. Warre.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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PopulusTremula wrote:
flash_uk wrote:
PopulusTremula wrote:Due to arrive in London the following day, the pain of missing this tasting is rather intensely felt!
Ah, shocker! :cry:
No chance to change flights?
Sadly not. Being let out for a weekend away on my own I had better not rock the boat...
Magnus, it would be a travesty if you missed this by one day.

Is there anything we can do to help explain to your good wife that this is probably the greatest tasting that any of us will attend this year and probably for a very long time after that? Would it help if we explained to your wife how much we enjoy your company and would love to have you with us for this momentous event? Would it help if she knew how happy it would make you to be able to join us and how grateful you would be for her thoughtfulness and understanding in allowing you to extend your weekend by just one day?

If there is anything we can do (other than giving you the ammunition above :wink: ) please let us know.

I do hope you can join us.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Shouldn't we reserve a spot for Tom? Others will know better, but I believe he is back at the end of March, so if he is not able to come then we have ample time to draft up another for the spot.

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Doggett wrote:Shouldn't we reserve a spot for Tom? Others will know better, but I believe he is back at the end of March, so if he is not able to come then we have ample time to draft up another for the spot.

Simon
Good thinking. Place added.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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No doubt this will be a great tasting with many a lovely wine. Sorry to miss this... :(
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Confirming I will be attending.
Can bring D, W or G, I think.
flash_uk wrote:I think it would be good to transport bottles for this one to the B&F in good time (like 4-6 weeks in advance). As we get closer to the date we can confirm who should bring what and get all that going.
Propose to bring selected bottle (if any) to B&F on 21st April (pre-BFT night) which is 4 weeks prior, if who is bringing what could be sorted before, please?
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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A timely reminder! I can send my bottles to one of you or direct to B&F.

At the moment I have available.
D, W, N, RV, Ca(foz), GC, S (lib release), Ms(cachao), G. There may also be a chance to get a bottle of the new G66 library release for this event. My efforts to source F have been thwarted by unbelievably high prices.

Can you let me know which of these are needed.

Cheers

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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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forest26 wrote:At the moment I have available.
D, W, N, RV, Ca(foz), GC, S (lib release), Ms(cachao), G.
Mike - not sure how many (or which, if assuming subset of all possible) bottles we're likely to have, but a request to include the RV if possible please?
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Mike - I have a Croft to contribute to this tasting.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with the organising.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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OK folks, top post updated with suggestions for who brings what. I've currently kept it to one bottle per person, and as it stands we have no Niepoort. We included Tom as he was away on holiday and I haven't yet checked if he can make it. If he can, I have a hunch he might have a Ni somewhere in his bottle mountain.
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Re: Thursday 19th May 2016, 66@50

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Thanks for the pre-emptive inclusion - am definitely in..

Have 14 '66s available, but no Niepoort sadly. Even Dirk has a problem getting a '66 as the Niepoort cellar stock belongs to his sister who was born in '66..

Perhaps the most obvious contribution from me would be the uber rare Cockburn..
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