Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

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Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

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Several current subjects of Her Majesty have the great pleasure of inviting Herr Wolfgang Starz to a Port Tasting on Thursday the 15th of February 2018, to commemorate his becoming Mr. Wolfgang Starz.

In The White Furnace, at The Boot & Flogger, commencing 6½pm sharp. Carriages 11pm.

The theme will be, of course, Port Fit for A New Subject of Her Majesty, from Shippers Now or Previously Eligible for Membership of the Factory House.

Dress code: British Business Casual.
WS1 wrote: 09:14 Sat 13 Jan 2018With regards to the Port fit for a Queen's new subject tasting what about Tuesday the 13th of February? I have the citizenship ceremony on Monday the 12th so that date could fit nicely.
Attendees:
  1. WPS (F60 from JDAW);
  2. JDAW (N70);
  3. DRL (W70);
  4. DRT (Cr70);
  5. AHB (F63);
  6. CPR (G70);
  7. IDJ (T66);
  8. PW (Ni70).
Food order.


The placemats (and the parameters by which made):

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† Precise list of inviters to be determined. But Wolfgang bring nothing — you are the guest.
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I would be honoured to attend!
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Fabulous. I also would be honoured to attend. Congratulations Wolfgang.
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Please put me down as a possible attendee. I might have to withdraw if something happens to my second knee between now and then.

May I suggest that "German pours" should be obligatory for all if there are fewer that eight attendees.

Congratulations, Wolfgang,
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It is with deep regret that I must decline to add my name to those inviting Mr Wolfgang Starz to celebrate his becoming a subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This is partly due to the fact that my principles to do not allow me, in all good conscience, to celebrate a free man giving up his freedom in exchange for a lifetime of servitude as the plaything of royalty but mostly to do with the fact that I don't get back to the UK until early on the morning of Wednesday 14th Feb.
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AHB wrote: 13:05 Sun 14 Jan 2018 It is with deep regret that I must decline to add my name to those inviting Mr Wolfgang Starz to celebrate his becoming a subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This is partly due to the fact that my principles to do not allow me, in all good conscience, to celebrate a free man giving up his freedom in exchange for a lifetime of servitude as the plaything of royalty but mostly to do with the fact that I don't get back to the UK until early on the morning of Wednesday 14th Feb.
Tuesday the 13th was a suggestion, Thursday the 15th of February could also be an option if you want to consider to review your principle in the presence of friends. :lol: . Obviously you would be also back in the UK to make it!

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WS1 wrote: 17:34 Mon 15 Jan 2018
AHB wrote: 13:05 Sun 14 Jan 2018 It is with deep regret that I must decline to add my name to those inviting Mr Wolfgang Starz to celebrate his becoming a subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This is partly due to the fact that my principles to do not allow me, in all good conscience, to celebrate a free man giving up his freedom in exchange for a lifetime of servitude as the plaything of royalty but mostly to do with the fact that I don't get back to the UK until early on the morning of Wednesday 14th Feb.
Tuesday the 13th was a suggestion, Thursday the 15th of February could also be an option if you want to consider to review your principle in the presence of friends. :lol: . Obviously you would be also back in the UK to make it!

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Under those circumstances I would be delighted to accept an invitation to a slightly delayed celebration. The 15th sounds perfect.
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Date updated. Others please re-accept.

Tried calling B&F: asked me to call tomorrow. Do nudge.
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My possible attendance remains confirmed regardless of date.
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Yes revised date ok for me. Thx.
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jdaw1 wrote:Tried calling B&F: asked me to call tomorrow.
Red Ballroom taken; we have The Ovens on Thursday 15th February 2018.
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Excellent, I can make the 15th. It will be a pleasure to join you all and raise a glass (or more) of Port to Mr. Wolfgang Stars
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Unfortunately I cannot make it, but wish you all some great bottles in good company.

PS. Do you let everyone pass these days? How much more german than Wolfgang can one be?

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There is the tiniest of tiny chances that I might be able to attend, though it's not likely right now.
However, even if not present I will most definitely toast the event remotely, and am very happy that Wolfgang will continue to be with us.
Axel P wrote: 11:41 Tue 16 Jan 2018PS. Do you let everyone pass these days? How much more german than Wolfgang can one be?
Well, I've only seen him wearing a pointed helmet on.. three(?) occasions so far...

p.s. We (Julian) should really spell Wolfgang's name correctly in the thread title and first post, unless he's changing it to a British spelling? ;)
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PhilW wrote:p.s. We (Julian) should really spell Wolfgang's name correctly in the thread title and first post, unless he's changing it to a British spelling? ;)
Oops. Memory failure. Sorry Wolfgang. Please fix die Sterne.


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flash_uk wrote: 09:12 Tue 16 Jan 2018 Yes revised date ok for me. Thx.
Deary me, I'm really not on the ball. I am unfortunately not able to attend. That is half term week and I am out of the country with the family.
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jdaw1 wrote: 12:52 Tue 16 Jan 2018
PhilW wrote:p.s. We (Julian) should really spell Wolfgang's name correctly in the thread title and first post, unless he's changing it to a British spelling? ;)
Oops. Memory failure. Sorry Wolfgang. Please fix die Sterne.
I had thought that the Anglicization plus the fact that Wolfgang was the feature (star) of the tasting was a clever play-I suggest we leave it that way within the title of the thread.

And by the way count me in please.
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Yes please, confirm new date is still ok for me. Thanks.
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New date is good for me too.
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I thought the name was intentionally misspelled to make it sound more british.
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DaveRL wrote: 23:03 Sat 13 Jan 2018 Fabulous. I also would be honoured to attend. Congratulations Wolfgang.
After an appropriate nudge (apologies for failing to read the post in sufficient detail), I would also like to join several current subjects of Her Majesty in having the great pleasure of inviting Herr Wolfgang Starz to a Port Tasting on Thursday the 15th of February 2018, to commemorate his becoming Mr. Wolfgang Starz.
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Please, what are you bringing, and what do you want from the food menu?

For our guest I’ll bring a Fonseca 1960; and on my own behalf a 1980 TBD. Edit: F60 for WPS; N70 on my behalf.

My food:
• Truffled Mac & Cheese
• Davy’s bangers and mash with Madeira and onion gravy
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  • Starter: Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli (starter portion)
  • Main: Rib eye steak (medium rare) with hand cut chips
  • Savoury: Nothing
  • Pudding: Nothing
I will be bringing a bottle of "Port Fit for A New Subject of Her Majesty, from Shippers Now or Previously Eligible for Membership of the Factory House."
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DRT wrote: 02:25 Sat 27 Jan 2018I will be bringing a bottle of "Port Fit for A New Subject of Her Majesty, from Shippers Now or Previously Eligible for Membership of the Factory House."
Sighted, please, so please post when chosen.
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:00 Sat 27 Jan 2018
DRT wrote: 02:25 Sat 27 Jan 2018I will be bringing a bottle of "Port Fit for A New Subject of Her Majesty, from Shippers Now or Previously Eligible for Membership of the Factory House."
Sighted, please, so please post when chosen.
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