Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

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Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by uncle tom » 18:42 Tue 05 Jul 2016

Thread title edited by jdaw1 to include proposed date.

Our offline agenda has been a bit thin this year, with nothing now scheduled before the autumn..

- Ideas..?

Following permission from Tom, AHB has added the following:
Where: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 20th July
What: Anything But Vintage III - unless anyone objects vigorously
Who:
  1. Uncle Tom;
  2. AHB;
  3. Flash;
  4. Ian;
  5. WS1
  6. Forest 26
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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by flash_uk » 19:38 Tue 05 Jul 2016

uncle tom wrote:- Ideas..?
Let's have an offline!

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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by AHB » 21:45 Tue 05 Jul 2016

flash_uk wrote:
uncle tom wrote:- Ideas..?
Let's have an offline!
Excellent idea. I know a place we could meet quite close to Borough Market.

When shall we three meet again? How about w/c 18th July? Or Thursday 7th?
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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by jdaw1 » 00:06 Wed 06 Jul 2016

AHB wrote: How about w/c 18th July? Or Thursday 7th?
Thursdays awkward for me.

Which doesn’t prohibit both.

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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by uncle tom » 06:49 Wed 06 Jul 2016

When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning or in rain
When the hurlyburly's done
When the battle's lost and won
That will be ere the set of sun


- Sounds like this year's weather and politics...

The next line is:

Where the place?
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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by flash_uk » 07:18 Wed 06 Jul 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote: How about w/c 18th July? Or Thursday 7th?
Thursdays awkward for me.

Which doesn’t prohibit both.
I can't do this Thursday. W/c 18th Is a bit uncertain - the 19th is out, but if one of the other days were chosen I should be OK to make. Could also do Tuesday 2 August.

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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by AHB » 08:58 Wed 06 Jul 2016

How about Wednesday 20th? At the Boot & Flogger unless anyone wants to try a new venue such as the Habit on Crutched Friars or The Cooperage in Greenwich (which is Ian Wright's current location).
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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by idj123 » 13:24 Wed 06 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:How about Wednesday 20th? At the Boot & Flogger unless anyone wants to try a new venue such as the Habit on Crutched Friars or The Cooperage in Greenwich (which is Ian Wright's current location).
Works for me as does pretty much any day one would care to suggest-I getting the delirium tremens (oh, wait that's because of the big match tonight) :D

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Post by uncle tom » 13:45 Wed 06 Jul 2016

oh, wait that's because of the big match tonight
The Welsh flag will be flying outside the White Horse tonight..
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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by AHB » 13:51 Wed 06 Jul 2016

uncle tom wrote:
oh, wait that's because of the big match tonight
The Welsh flag will be flying outside the White Horse tonight..
You could play safe and just decorate the White Horse with red and green bunting. You'll be guaranteed a winner and not offend anyone.
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Re: Getting thirsty?

Post by flash_uk » 16:13 Wed 06 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:How about Wednesday 20th? At the Boot & Flogger unless anyone wants to try a new venue such as the Habit on Crutched Friars or The Cooperage in Greenwich (which is Ian Wright's current location).
Count me in for the 20th. Julian and I did a recce to The Habit - was OK but not as good as the B&F in my opinion. Suspect Greenwich is a bit of a hike in the wrong direction for many of us?

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016?)

Post by AHB » 08:33 Thu 07 Jul 2016

We have three confirmed for Wednesday 20th July - that makes a quorum.

Any requests for a particular theme? Is this an opportunity for us to hold the long awaited "Anything but Vintage III" offline?

Tom - let me know if you don't want me (or Julian) to edit your first post to hold the details.
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Post by uncle tom » 08:42 Thu 07 Jul 2016

Tom - let me know if you don't want me (or Julian) to edit your first post to hold the details.
Feel free - no probs..
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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016?)

Post by jdaw1 » 10:19 Thu 07 Jul 2016

uncle tom wrote:
Tom - let me know if you don't want me (or Julian) to edit your first post to hold the details.
Feel free - no probs..
Tom had previously given me a reusable generic permission for same.

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by AHB » 13:22 Thu 07 Jul 2016

Since this post has now been up for more than 24 hours and not all seats have been taken, I am minded to cross post it on FTLOP and see if any of the UK based posters (or lurkers) would like to join us next week.

Any objections?
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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by flash_uk » 14:20 Thu 07 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:Since this post has now been up for more than 24 hours and not all seats have been taken, I am minded to cross post it on FTLOP and see if any of the UK based posters (or lurkers) would like to join us next week.

Any objections?
OK with me.

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by idj123 » 17:25 Thu 07 Jul 2016

I did confirm that I was in!

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by AHB » 20:58 Thu 07 Jul 2016

And JDAW appears to have confirmed he is not in, despite us having chosen a not-Thursday.
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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by WS1 » 23:09 Thu 07 Jul 2016

Hi,

I maybe able to make it. So please put me down.

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by flash_uk » 23:53 Thu 07 Jul 2016

What: Anything But Vintage III - unless anyone objects vigorously
Believe it or not, I have almost nothing that is not vintage port! I would happily adopt something interesting from another attendee if someone had a spare bottle which fits the theme?

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:20 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Links:
Anything But Vintage I (05 August 2010);
Anything But Vintage II (07 July 2011);
Anything But Vintage III (two failures to launch).

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by AHB » 10:21 Fri 08 Jul 2016

flash_uk wrote:
What: Anything But Vintage III - unless anyone objects vigorously
Believe it or not, I have almost nothing that is not vintage port! I would happily adopt something interesting from another attendee if someone had a spare bottle which fits the theme?
Almost nothing implies that you do have something but that you are not happy with the level of interest that the something might generate.

Should we do this blind or sighted? If we do it sighted you would get a feel for what others are bringing and how that compares to what you could contribute.
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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by forest26 » 11:09 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Hi - I should be able to attend.

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by flash_uk » 11:13 Fri 08 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:
flash_uk wrote:
What: Anything But Vintage III - unless anyone objects vigorously
Believe it or not, I have almost nothing that is not vintage port! I would happily adopt something interesting from another attendee if someone had a spare bottle which fits the theme?
Almost nothing implies that you do have something but that you are not happy with the level of interest that the something might generate.

Should we do this blind or sighted? If we do it sighted you would get a feel for what others are bringing and how that compares to what you could contribute.
After I wrote this I then checked my records - I did have one old Warre LBV which I drank a few months ago, and I drank my last bottle of brown sticky stuff last month, so the latest news is I have exactly nothing :-)

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Re: Getting thirsty? (Wed 20th July 2016)

Post by AHB » 12:41 Fri 08 Jul 2016

flash_uk wrote:After I wrote this I then checked my records - I did have one old Warre LBV which I drank a few months ago, and I drank my last bottle of brown sticky stuff last month, so the latest news is I have exactly nothing :-)
I've got a modest amount of LBV and I'm sure that I could help you out, but is there anything that's not VP that you'd like to try and have always wanted an excuse to go and buy? Croft Pink port for example? Or a bottle of Graham 1882 Ne Oublie? Or something priced somewhere between the two?

There's growing availability of decent colheitas and tawnies these days and it could be an opportunity to get your hands on one of those and confirm that these should be used for cooking or feeding to Phil.

I've taken a look at my stock list and decided that I will bring a bottle of Dow 1962 LBV (bottled 1966). I've been looking for an excuse to open this for some time. If anyone (such as Mike) decides they'd like to adopt rather than buy I can offer a choice from the following:
  • Berry Brothers Crusted 2003
  • Croft 2004 LBV
  • Duorum LBV 2007 or 2010
  • Fonseca LBV 2001 or 2003
  • Fonseca Terra Prima Organic reserve ruby
  • Graham Crusted bottled 1985 or 2002 or 2003
  • Niepoort Crusted bottled 2011
  • Noval LBV 2005
  • Quinta da Pedra Alta LBV 2005
  • Quarles Harris LBV 2008
  • Smith Woodhouse LBV 1982
  • Taylor LBV 2010 (½)
  • Warre LBV 1982 or 1986 or 1994 or 2001
The bottles in bold and large are easily on hand but if anyone has a compelling reason to want to try any of the others listed above then I will endeavour to make the trip to my offsite storage to get hold of the requested bottle. Terms would be my usual - swap a bottle for a bottle.

Interesting to note I own no brown sticky stuff (also known as cooking port).
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