Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

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Alex Bridgeman
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Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

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I can't claim that it's an emergency when I know a week ahead that I will be in London, but if anyone else finds themselves in London on the evening of Wednesday 19th April and would like to get together at the B&F (or an alternative venue if one is suggested) then please say so here.

If a quorum is formed, the theme would be "Bring a bottle of port to share". Note that this does not necessarily mean vintage port...
  1. AHB;
  2. IDJ;
  3. SCD;
  4. JDAW.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.

Enjoy.
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DRT wrote: 17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017 Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.
I believe there are trains between Liverpudlium and Londondinium. Therefore your "excuse" is considered feeble and unacceptable.

Please come up with a better excuse or I will be forced to open a Nacional 1963 that evening to illustrate why an advance purchase ticket for the train would have been the better option than staying at Our Mam's B&B on Park Road.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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I'm in -with or without the NN63!
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idj123 wrote: 21:16 Wed 12 Apr 2017I'm in -with or without the NN63!
Excellent, we have a quorum. The NN63 will only be opened if DRT is not available.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Count me in tentative for now.
Thx!
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I would very much like to join this tasting, regardless of the bottles that are brought, but will need to confirm after the Easter weekend to firm up the childcare for young Zachary. I will of course be trying to explain the possible opportunity of tasting a NN63 to my port widow ;-)but fear it would have the same persuasive effect on Rosie as would a bottle of Cockburn Special Reserve (with all due respect to a fine basic ruby) :-)

Please mark me as tentative and I shall update asap.
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AHB wrote:
DRT wrote: 17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017 Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.
I believe there are trains between Liverpudlium and Londondinium. Therefore your "excuse" is considered feeble and unacceptable.

Please come up with a better excuse or I will be forced to open a Nacional 1963 that evening to illustrate why an advance purchase ticket for the train would have been the better option than staying at Our Mam's B&B on Park Road.
I fear this is a self-defeating threat. Logically, at this point, DRT should remain in Liverpudlidinium on the 19th and take one for the team so that his fellow tasters have the opportunity to experience NN63. They would certainly thank him at every opportunity, likely with shared Port.
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Permission has been sought. Images of the placemats are in the first post.
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Glenn E. wrote: 04:55 Thu 13 Apr 2017
AHB wrote:
DRT wrote: 17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017 Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.
I believe there are trains between Liverpudlium and Londondinium. Therefore your "excuse" is considered feeble and unacceptable.

Please come up with a better excuse or I will be forced to open a Nacional 1963 that evening to illustrate why an advance purchase ticket for the train would have been the better option than staying at Our Mam's B&B on Park Road.
I fear this is a self-defeating threat. Logically, at this point, DRT should remain in Liverpudlidinium on the 19th and take one for the team so that his fellow tasters have the opportunity to experience NN63. They would certainly thank him at every opportunity, likely with shared Port.
But, as an honourable chap with no wish to see my good friend duped into opening an NN63 unnecessarily (or without me present :twisted: ) I am happy to declare that I might be able to attend and will confirm one way or another well after the time by which an NN63 should be decanted.
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jdaw1 wrote: 23:36 Thu 13 Apr 2017Permission has been sought
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The private room at the B&F has been booked. 5 is probably comfortable, 6 a squeeze, 7 will mean moving to a different room.
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Blind or sighted? (Obviously excepting AHB’s NN63.)
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jdaw1 wrote: 23:52 Fri 14 Apr 2017Blind or sighted? (Obviously excepting AHB’s NN63.)
I don't mind.
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flash_uk wrote: 21:51 Wed 12 Apr 2017 Count me in tentative for now.
Thx!
Sadly I'm now not able to make it chaps. Have fun!
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It seems my child care situation has been resolved most satisfactorily, so I should be there to share some lovely port [and the marvellous NN63 if Derek can't make it]. Blind or sighted are both good for me...just let me know.
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As nobody has definitively revealed, we seem to be blind by default. Or unblind thyself.

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I forgot to print the placemats. Is anyone able to print today? Thanks.
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I can do on the home printer... you just look after that lovely Nacional! :-)
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I will be there nearer to 7pm than to 6.30pm.
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Actually it'll be nearer 8pm. Alex, have sent you an email.
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