Wednesday 12th October 2016, '70 or '77 blind

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Wednesday 12th October 2016, '70 or '77 blind

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How does Weds 12 October sound for a get-together at the usual venue? Any takers? Was thinking of a theme along the lines of Seventy or Seventy Seven.

Where: The Green Room, The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 12th October 2016
What: Seventy or Seventy Seven, blind.
Who:
  1. MPM;
  2. CPR;
  3. TC;
  4. IDJ;
  5. JDAW;
  6. RLC;
  7. AJH;
  8. JDAW’s guest - BV.

Current draft of the placemats.

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Works good for me :D
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Doesn't work for me, sorry.
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CPR 1 wrote:Works good for me :D
Fantastic. A quorum was already in place, but now I don't have to drink alone :D
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At last a date I can make.... !
Count me in - 77 preferred.
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forest26 wrote:At last a date I can make.... !
Count me in - 77 preferred.
Excellent. Opening post updated!
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DRT wrote:Doesn't work for me, sorry.
Ah, sorry the date doesn't work. Are you going to the port November?
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flash_uk wrote:
DRT wrote:Doesn't work for me, sorry.
Ah, sorry the date doesn't work. Are you going to the port November?
Pardon?
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AHB wrote:
flash_uk wrote:
DRT wrote:Doesn't work for me, sorry.
Ah, sorry the date doesn't work. Are you going to the port November?
Pardon?
Oops.
Meant to say "are you going to the port walk in November?"
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Sadly I can't make 12 October. I'll be elsewhere in the world that week.
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I'm up for this. Would prefer 1970 to 1977 on the grounds that I have more variety of the former and that there is more strength in depth across the vintage. However, I'll go with the consensus.
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I think my theme title has caused confusion. I meant that the theme permits bringing a '70 or a '77.
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Why don't we make this a blind tasting as there are not so many of us and the guessing won't take too long!
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Sounds good to me
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Re: Wednesday 12th October 2016, '70 or '77 blind

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I might be able to attend this, perhaps late, perhaps with guest. (And apologies for the lack of certainty.)
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Hi
Would you mind if I went way off-piste on this?
I have just acquired 6 bottles of 1933 ?????? vintage port , the glass is to dark to read the cork so there is only one decent thing to do to identify this (open in good company!). There are only a few shippers for this year.

I can bring a 70/77 as back up.
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forest26 wrote:Would you mind if I went way off-piste on this?
Do it.
forest26 wrote:I have just acquired 6 bottles of 1933 ?????? vintage port , the glass is to dark to read the cork so there is only one decent thing to do to identify this (open in good company!). There are only a few shippers for this year.
Yes please.
forest26 wrote:I can bring a 70/77 as back up.
We can’t lose!
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forest26 wrote:Hi
Would you mind if I went way off-piste on this?
I have just acquired 6 bottles of 1933 ?????? vintage port , the glass is to dark to read the cork so there is only one decent thing to do to identify this (open in good company!). There are only a few shippers for this year.

I can bring a 70/77 as back up.
Off-piste is great! I'll include a suitable slot on the placemats.
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Re: Wednesday 12th October 2016, '70 or '77 blind

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The Green Room has been booked at the B&F.
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It is about time I treated myself to an evening out so please could you add me to the list.
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Cookie wrote:It is about time I treated myself to an evening out so please could you add me to the list.
Excellent - attendee list updated!
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Re: Wednesday 12th October 2016, '70 or '77 blind

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As I'm travelling on Tuesday and Wednesday and only back into London in time for our tasting, I plan to drop my bottles off at the B&F today and will see if the good people on duty on Wednesday can undertake the decanting on my behalf at a suitable time.
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I can print place mats if that helps?
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CPR 1 wrote:I can print place mats if that helps?
Thanks Charles, I should be OK with that though. Will stop off via the office from Euston to get rid of my bag and can print then. Should get to B&F for 6-ish.
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flash_uk wrote:As I'm travelling on Tuesday and Wednesday and only back into London in time for our tasting, I plan to drop my bottles off at the B&F today and will see if the good people on duty on Wednesday can undertake the decanting on my behalf at a suitable time.
Bottles deposited at the B&F this afternoon. Just need to send through instructions on Wednesday morning about which bottles to decant :)
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