Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

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Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by PhilW » 13:06 Wed 15 Nov 2017

With the postponement of the Placemat tasting, an alternative tasting on the Wed of that week has been arranged.

Date: Wed 29 Nov 2017
Location: B&F
Theme: A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Vintages: 35, 58(Foz), 60, 63, 63(Foz), 66(Foz), 70, 70(Foz), 77, 80(Foz), 83, 85

Attendees:
  • PW (Cá60, Cá83)
  • IDJ (Cá63)
  • SCD (CáF63 adopted from THRA)
  • TC (Cá77)
  • CPR (CáF66 adopted from PW)
  • JDAW (Cá70 adopted from PW)
  • THRA (CáF58, Cá35 to be adopted by team)
  • AHB (CáF70 adopted from PW)
  • WS (Cá85, plus Cá80 adopted from IDC)
Bottles to bring:
  • PW: Cá60, Cá66f, Cá70, Cá70f, Cá83
  • TC : Cá77
  • IDJ : Cá63, CáF80
  • THRA : Cá35, CáF58, CáF63
  • WS : Cá85
(additional vintages potentially available: 35, 87, 94, 97)

Current version of the food order.

Current draft of the placemats.
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Additional organiser notes:
- bottles available:
PW : 60, 63, 66f, 70, 70f, 83, 85
TC : 77, 85
IDJ : 63, 77, 80, 85 (97)
CPR : 77, (87)
THRA : 35, 58f, 63f (94)
WS : 83, 85 (9x?)

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by idj123 » 16:43 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Phil, the fact that you're up for these dates is a relievingly positive sign and so yes, I'm available on either date, irrespective of theme. I've been looking forward to the long awaited Ca vertical for some time but maybe given the likely number of attendees maybe it's worth keeping this one dry until the New Year (he's says rather reluctantly)? I'd be happy with a simply 'bring a bottle'.

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by Doggett » 17:04 Wed 15 Nov 2017

I hope I could make either of these dates (but would need to confirm nearer that I have Zac care)... and would be happy with any theme, including an early ‘69 mini horizontal if you fancy Phil. If it were to be Calem, I would need to adopt but otherwise happy to bring a bottle to share.

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by AHB » 21:00 Wed 15 Nov 2017

I'm unlikely to be available on either evening, but there is a very small possibility that I would be available on the 29th.
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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by forest26 » 21:52 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Either should work - 29th preferred

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by forest26 » 21:57 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Will fit in on any theme - I definitely have Ca77 and Ca85

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by CPR 1 » 22:10 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Sounds good either will work for me

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by jdaw1 » 23:14 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Yes please: either. Either.
PhilW wrote:
13:06 Wed 15 Nov 2017
- Perhaps I could bring all my Calem, for a mini-Calem vertical, if people were interested? (at least Ca60, Ca63, CaF66, CaF70, Ca70, Ca83, Ca85 plus whatever others could supply).
Yes please.

Of course you meant “Cálem” and “Cá[F]YY”.

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Post by PhilW » 13:28 Thu 16 Nov 2017

idj123 wrote:
16:43 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Phil, the fact that you're up for these dates is a relievingly positive sign
Indeed, though more a deferral than progress on the issue.
idj123 wrote:
16:43 Wed 15 Nov 2017
I've been looking forward to the long awaited Ca vertical for some time but maybe given the likely number of attendees maybe it's worth keeping this one dry until the New Year (he's says rather reluctantly)?
I've been looking forward to it for a long time also, hence the saved bottles which I'm keen to taste and enjoy with friends. As we already have 6+, and given potential future limitations, I'm highly inclined to go for it.

I've checked with B&F, and both Red and Green rooms are currently available on both nights, so I'll leave it another day or so in case of further interest before making the decision on date.

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 Cálem mini-vertical (60*-85)

Post by idj123 » 13:42 Thu 16 Nov 2017

For Ca I can offer up 63,77, 80, 85 and 97 (I believe but will check).

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Post by idj123 » 13:43 Thu 16 Nov 2017

Sorry, forget the 97 (overlooked the date restriction). Also have the 83 in storage but unlikely to be able to retrieve in time.

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Post by PhilW » 14:04 Thu 16 Nov 2017

idj123 wrote:
13:43 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Also have the 83 in storage but unlikely to be able to retrieve in time.
Thanks Ian - I'll double check I have the '83 (as I believe I have one bottle remaining)

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 14:46 Thu 16 Nov 2017

I can offer 77 and also 87 if wanted

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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by uncle tom » 15:22 Thu 16 Nov 2017

Put me down..

Could add the Calem 94 to the bottles already noted, also the Foz 58 and Foz 63..

..and then there's my stash of Calem 35 in Champagne bottles
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Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by idj123 » 16:52 Sun 19 Nov 2017

I should clarify-the 80 is Da Foz.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by PhilW » 11:49 Mon 20 Nov 2017

We are booked for the Wed 29th, currently nominally in green room (as there are only seven/eight of us) but will be in red if there is no other booking in the interim, or if our numbers increase and red is still available.

I currently propose we will have at least the following: 60, 63, 63(Foz), 70, 70(Foz), 77, 83, 85
That would give us eight bottles across 7/8 people. I would be more than happy to add the additional three Foz vintages (58, 66, 80) and/or the '35, if people would like (since we are unlikely to do another Calem vertical) or if we have any additional people attending.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by AHB » 21:42 Mon 20 Nov 2017

I'm not likely to know whether I can attend until the day before, or possibly on the Monday. However, I'd love to attend if I can since I have never tasted the Foz '58 or '80 or the Calem '83. Please make sure there is a spare space!
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:35 Mon 20 Nov 2017

Alex is in. Mark my words. And a good thing too.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:36 Mon 20 Nov 2017

Phil: who would you like to make the placemats? I’m willing, but you are also capable.

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Post by AHB » 22:47 Mon 20 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
22:35 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Alex is in. Mark my words. And a good thing too.
Only so I have the chance to drop off my bottle of Cockburn 1977 for the tasting in December.
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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by PhilW » 10:43 Tue 21 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
22:35 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Alex is in. Mark my words. And a good thing too.
Excellent.
jdaw1 wrote:
22:36 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Phil: who would you like to make the placemats? I’m willing, but you are also capable.
If you're happy to, please do.

I've made the executive decision to include the CáF58, CáF66 and CáF80, and made a nominal assignment for who to bring what and adoptions; any objections please let me know.

Also please let me know food order by the end of the week (from the usual menu).

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by idj123 » 14:43 Tue 21 Nov 2017

PhilW wrote:
10:43 Tue 21 Nov 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
22:35 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Alex is in. Mark my words. And a good thing too.
Excellent.
jdaw1 wrote:
22:36 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Phil: who would you like to make the placemats? I’m willing, but you are also capable.
If you're happy to, please do.

I've made the executive decision to include the CáF58, CáF66 and CáF80, and made a nominal assignment for who to bring what and adoptions; any objections please let me know.

Also please let me know food order by the end of the week (from the usual menu).
Was pondering how to respond to your proposal as one hand I would love as full a vertical as possible but on the other, the lack of participants potentially compromised this. However, as soon as I saw AHB's response I knew which way the pendulum would swing and so happy with this Executive decision :D Shame though we don't have a few more people willing to be counted...

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 21:09 Tue 21 Nov 2017

PhilW wrote:
10:43 Tue 21 Nov 2017

I've made the executive decision to include the CáF58, CáF66 and CáF80, and made a nominal assignment for who to bring what and adoptions; any objections please let me know.

Also please let me know food order by the end of the week (from the usual menu).
Excellent decision, can I suggest we move to the Red room if possible as with this line up the green room will be tight.

Re food

Mac and Cheese followed by black and blue steak with a side of green beans - thank you

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 01:52 Wed 22 Nov 2017

New weird stuff on menu: avoid. For me please, Duck liver pâté; Grilled gammon steak with everything.

Placemats: will do. (Edit: have done — in first post.)

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by PhilW » 10:46 Thu 23 Nov 2017

Note to self (or to JDAW if he can be persuaded to kindly generate the food order):

Starter: Welsh Rarebit
Main: Rib eye steak (black and blue) with hand cut chips
+ Béarnaise sauce
+ Green beans with shallots

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