A Life or Death Emergency - Monday 4th April 2016

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A Life or Death Emergency - Monday 4th April 2016

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I have been insanely busy at work recently and my 51st birthday on 28th March has somewhat crept up on me.

Those who know me well know what needs to happen if I am to see another year out and it must happen on 4th April at the very latest. As I cannot be in London before the 4th it will happen on the 4th.

I will be at The B&F at around 18:30 on the 4th with a bottle of life preserving 1965 VP.

Please join me with a bottle of VP if you can.

The theme is: bring a bottle of VP, blind or sighted.

Can someone please volunteer to take control of arrangements and this thread as I have another week of madness to navigate between now and then.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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This post to hold arrangements and placemats.

When: from 6½pm on Monday 4th April 2016.

Where: The Green Room, 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 of VP, blind or sighted. Perhaps just the shipper blinded.

Attendees:
  1. DRT;
  2. JDAW;
  3. IDJ;
  4. AHB;
  5. THRA;
  6. SCD;
  7. CPR;
  8. ARM;
  9. TC.
Review thread.

Current draft of the food order.

Current draft of the placemats.
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SCP-DFF says “Of course you have to go!”
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jdaw1 wrote:SCP-DFF says “Of course you have to go!”
She is a truly wonderful woman.
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Unable to join you I'm afraid, currently expecting to be in Derbyshire at the time.
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Happy birthday Derek - I can't be there as I'm away on holiday with the family.
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Regrettably I am also away. If we can make it across the French/Belgian and Belgian/Dutch borders without too much delay I will be in fairly close proximity to Axel's haunts!


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No worries, chaps, JDAW and I have formed a quorum so all should be well for another year.
jdaw1 wrote:Current draft of the food order.
It's my birthday. Please may I have a starter-sized portion of the Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli, followed by Chargrilled sirloin steak (medium rare) with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato?
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Happy Birthday for tomorrow Derek and hooray for the right kind of emergency! Count me in (will confirm food order shortly).
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I'm in.
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idj123 wrote:Count me in
AHB wrote:I'm in.
Excellent. Added to the placemats. If you are going to reveal anything about your Port (we have a ?65 and a ?70), please post same.
idj123 wrote:(will confirm food order shortly).
Excellent. Alex likewise please. Menu is at www.davy.co.uk/_assets/2015/06/6895-Dav ... g-menu.pdf.
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As much as I would have loved to join you, however, as you know we share a birthday and my beloved wife Jan has dragged me to New York for our Anniversary on 26th...(did not see Daniel) followed by a little ride down to Barbados on a cruise ship....our birthday will be celebrated in quite different ways...me all at sea with the best Royal Caribbean can do is a Dow 2007 LBV...yours I suspect will have something a little more palatable...enjoy!!
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jdaw1 wrote:
idj123 wrote:Count me in
AHB wrote:I'm in.
Excellent.
Indeed. Glad to have you both aboard.
Cookie wrote:our birthday will be celebrated in quite different ways...me all at sea with the best Royal Caribbean can do is a Dow 2007 LBV
Enjoy :-)
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Happy birthday Derek!

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Re: A Life or Death Emergency - Monday 4th April 2016

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Happy Birthday Derek

Sorry I can't be there, enjoy :)
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Happy birthday! My 1965s are reserved for SCP-DFS, but I shall toast your health with a 1985 instead in the hopes that you will continue to act 20 years younger than your chronological age.

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Happy birthday Derek!

It will be an honour to be there on the 4th to toast the occasion properly.

Enjoy the rest of the big day,

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Glenn E. wrote:Happy birthday! My 1965s are reserved for SCP-DFS, but I shall toast your health with a 1985 instead in the hopes that you will continue to act 20 years younger than your chronological age.
Added to placemats.

Ian, Alex, Tom, Simon: if you are going to reveal a year (as DRT and I have done) or a shipper or both, please do so. And please post your food order (menu).
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Happy Birthday Derek

I look forward to joining you on the 4th
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My food order is no starter, sirloin steak (medium rare) with chips and a side of peas and beans please.

All I will reveal about the bottle I plan to bring is that I want some other expert opinions as to whether it is genuine or not.
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Happy Birthday Derek!

Not sure yet if I can make it; will try to at least pop by.

regards

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Happy Birthday Derek!

May I tentatively reserve a place (dependent on leave and house move plans)? I shall know for certain on Friday/Saturday whether I can attend, menu requirements and vintage selection.
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For my food order I'm going to veer (slightly) away from my standard by opting for:

Starter-Truffle Mac

Main-Corn fed chicken supreme w crispy pancetta and hand cut chips and with a side order of peas and beans

Dessert-on the night

I'm afraid I don't have anything from '65 to offer (had a TV up until last year whereupon it was drunk on the occasion of a friend's 50th) and so will play safe by saying it will be something from 1970.
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Food wise, could I have:-

Potted Shrimp
Black and blue steak with a side of spinach

Port - something from 1970

Looking forward to Monday already
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Thank you all for helping turn this dire emergency into what is sure to be a very good tasting.
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