Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

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Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

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Date: 08 May, 2018, 1830
Location: RAF Club

Max Persons: 14, closed, waiting list, if neccessary
  1. Axel P (H62)
  2. Wolfgang G. (F63)
  3. Wolfgang S. (Avery 63)
  4. Flash (W63)
  5. forest 26 (F66)
  6. idj (T66)
  7. cpr (CR60)
  8. JDAW (F60)
  9. Christopher (No66)
  10. Caprica (D63)
  11. Elsa (D GW 63)
  12. Phil W (T63)
  13. Sten (S63)
  14. Jörgen (Feist63)


Instructions to join:
Address: 128 Picadilly (right across Green Park). Hodges room. Since this is a military club, there are certain rules: You do not need to wear a tie as we have a private function, but without a tie you cannot move everywhere in the club. Please DO NOT BRING GLASSES as we are hiring glasses. Depending on the space available (also with the dinner), we will try to pre-pour all Ports up front to have all glasses in front of us.

Menue will be:

Cream of leek & potato
Steak kidney and mushroom pie or pudding
Traditional roast potatoes
Selection of vegetables
Sherry trifle
Coffee and petits fours

Please advise if anyone has dietary requirements.

I will collect 90 GBP from everyone.

The placemats (and parameters by which made).
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Count me in Axel. Will need to check but think it could be a Warre '63.
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Yes please - Ill decide what to bring nearer the time.
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Yes please Axel-count me in (will decide on bottle nearer the time).
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Yes please - I think I will bring Croft 60
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Yes please.

Would people prefer Fonseca 1960 or Cockburn 1967?

(This event is cruel to Alex, who will e too busy.)
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I would love to attend but will be saving myself for the big event the next day. Enjoy and I shall look forward to see you all bright eyed the next morning.
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jdaw1 wrote: 23:32 Mon 05 Mar 2018 Would people prefer Fonseca 1960 or Cockburn 1967?
I would vote for F60.

Sadly this is cruel to Alex, although he will have a great time as well with the producers, I hope. This is at least what I am doing on the eve of an event.
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Hi Axel,
I would like to attend if still possible.
will decide on bottle nearer the time
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Please add me to the list. A great venue if we can get the room upstairs.
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Done, will be the Hodges room upstairs.
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Doggett wrote: 07:58 Tue 06 Mar 2018 I would love to attend but will be saving myself for the big event the next day. Enjoy and I shall look forward to see you all bright eyed the next morning.
Port drinkers dont get drunk - they get fortified. You wouldnt want to see me without this event the night prior.
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We have one very nice industry guest...
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Axel; please mark me down as tentative? Thanks.
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The industry guest told me at ProWein to bring his/her 1963 Port. It has not been chosen by others yet.

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PhilW wrote: 15:02 Thu 15 Mar 2018 Axel; please mark me down as tentative? Thanks.
Phil,

can you please confirm you are coming? If so I will bring one of my few left Averys 63 as you wanted to try that.

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WS1 wrote: 09:53 Sat 24 Mar 2018Phil ... can you please confirm you are coming? If so I will bring one of my few left Averys 63 as you wanted to try that.
Wolfgang - that would me most excellent - thank you; I can now confirm my attendance. With Wolfgang bringing an Av63, I will in that case bring a T63 since it is our understanding that the Av63 was comprised of F63/S63/T63 in 2:2:1 ratio, and it would be good to taste the components alongside if that were possible. In that vein, since we already have the F63 and T63, if anyone else were willing and able to bring a S63 then please do!
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I d be happy to swap the Niepoort for Sandmean
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PhilW wrote: 09:20 Tue 27 Mar 2018
WS1 wrote: 09:53 Sat 24 Mar 2018Phil ... can you please confirm you are coming? If so I will bring one of my few left Averys 63 as you wanted to try that.
Wolfgang - that would me most excellent - thank you; I can now confirm my attendance. With Wolfgang bringing an Av63, I will in that case bring a T63 since it is our understanding that the Av63 was comprised of F63/S63/T63 in 2:2:1 ratio, and it would be good to taste the components alongside if that were possible. In that vein, since we already have the F63 and T63, if anyone else were willing and able to bring a S63 then please do!
Hi Phil,

no worries; since I do not have that many left and I stumbled over a bt the other day I thought about it being drunk at the warm up tasting for Alex first BFT. :lol:
From my sources the composition of the Averys blend was 3 parts Sandeman, 2 parts Taylor and 1 part Fonseca 1963 so 3:2:1. Can we find out to be sure? EDN I am sure should know or knew as friends with John Avery before he sadly died. Sandeman 1963 is a great port and if possible let us include it!

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WS1 wrote: 12:41 Wed 28 Mar 2018From my sources the composition of the Averys blend was 3 parts Sandeman, 2 parts Taylor and 1 part Fonseca 1963 so 3:2:1. Can we found out to be sure?
I made contact with the Avery family last year (thanks to help from Julian and contacts in the Wine Industry), I was hoping to find out further information about the blends of that and other years, with the plan for a tasting of 2 or three Avery ports alongside their component parts, but unfortunately after initially positive contact I then didn't receive further reply, and not wanting to be intrusive I left it at that; I might send another email now, and then leave it there if I don't hear further. I think having the chance to try the '63 alongside its components whatever their original ratio will be very interesting though, and I look forward to it.
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Since my Ni63 is needed in April I tend to bring a Harvey 1962 for this tasting, but could also bring a Sandeman 63. comments please
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Axel P wrote: 08:24 Fri 30 Mar 2018 Since my Ni63 is needed in April I tend to bring a Harvey 1962 for this tasting, but could also bring a Sandeman 63. comments please
Sandeman 63 please! (so we can do the Avery components comparison).
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PhilW wrote: 08:31 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Axel P wrote: 08:24 Fri 30 Mar 2018 Since my Ni63 is needed in April I tend to bring a Harvey 1962 for this tasting, but could also bring a Sandeman 63. comments please
Sandeman 63 please! (so we can do the Avery components comparison).
Having heard from Axel that his S63 is not of sufficient condition to make the trip for this tasting, if anyone else has access to a S63 please consider bringing it or allowing someone else to adopt it, as it would be a shame not to be able to taste the component wines alongside the (rare) Avery.
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Count us in!
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Would people prefer Feist 1963 or Croft 1966?
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