Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

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PhilW
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Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

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The proposal:
I could be in London next Tuesday evening, and since it has been a while since I've been able to meet up with my port chums, it seems like a good opportunity to get one last offline in before the school holidays, if anyone is available?

The arrangements:
- Date: Tues 24th July
- Location: Boot & Flogger (green room, booked)
- Time: 6pm onwards
- Theme: "Something glorious" (bring a bottle to share)

Attendees:
  1. PW
  2. IDJ
  3. JDAW
  4. MPM
  5. CPR
  6. AHB
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Yes sir, me sir! Any particular theme Phil?
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Permission sought.
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flash_uk
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Glorious suggestion. I’m in.
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Holiday, or I would seek permission. I'll acquire some of the finest French supermarket wine I can find (probably cheap tawny, sigh) and join you in spirit.
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Excellent, we appear to be quorate. B&F green room booked, and details added to first post.
Regarding theme, given the wording of Mike's reply above, how about a simple "Something glorious" (1815s welcome, but not expected) ?
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Permission granted.

Nothing glorious to hand. Hmm.
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jdaw1 wrote: 22:09 Wed 18 Jul 2018Permission granted.
Excellent.
jdaw1 wrote: 22:09 Wed 18 Jul 2018Nothing glorious to hand. Hmm.
Hint: all* port is glorious; Magnums are glorious; Friends are glorious; if nothing else just bring yourself!

*subject to the Cruz '89 exception.
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Currently looking like four of us; since they asked I'll submit a food order anyway. If anyone wants anything different from the default order please let me know asap, and I'll submit the food order tomorrow (Fri). Any addition people still welcome to join (subject to green room size limits) and either please include order/default if signing up today, otherwise we'll cope with any extra food/people on the night.
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I was trying to avoid London that week, but think it prudent to reassess. Yes please.
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Have now uploaded my standard food order which will apply for next week.
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Food order submitted to B&F based on standard food orders.
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If there’s still space, please could I join you?

And Cruz ‘89 has fooled many an experienced palate. It just needs the right place at the right time. But I won’t bring a bottle of Cruz ‘89. I promise.
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AHB wrote: 19:08 Sat 21 Jul 2018If there’s still space, please could I join you?
Absolutely (note that food order has already been submitted, so you'll need to order on the night - I'm sure they'll cope).
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Are we bringing blind or declaring?

If declaring, I declare that I will bring a glorious double magnum of Cruz 1989.
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AHB wrote:Are we bringing blind or declaring?

If declaring, I declare that I will bring a glorious double magnum of Cruz 1989.
Currently blind (though I have no strong feelings either way - except to avoid the... Unmentionable)
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AHB wrote: 20:58 Sun 22 Jul 2018If declaring, I declare that I will bring a glorious double magnum of Cruz 1989.
Interesting. I had no prior evidence that Cz1989 had been bottled in a double-magnum.
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jdaw1 wrote: 22:47 Sun 22 Jul 2018
AHB wrote: 20:58 Sun 22 Jul 2018If declaring, I declare that I will bring a glorious double magnum of Cruz 1989.
Interesting. I had no prior evidence that Cz1989 had been bottled in a double-magnum.
Well that would be because
(a) you’ve never visited the Cruz cellars and
(b) you didn’t get the big bottle rules changed until after the Cruz ‘89 had been released

So that means you missed out on all the large format Cruz ‘89 that you could have been buying and drinking.
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AHB wrote: 22:51 Sun 22 Jul 2018(b) you didn’t get the big bottle rules changed until after the Cruz ‘89 had been released
But, in theory at least, it could have been bottled but not sold.
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I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
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jdaw1 wrote: 15:46 Mon 23 Jul 2018 I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
I can dig something out for you.
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jdaw1 wrote: 15:46 Mon 23 Jul 2018 I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
I was debating whether to bring two bottles. Why don’t I do so and one can be JDAW’s adoptee.
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AHB wrote: 19:45 Mon 23 Jul 2018
jdaw1 wrote: 15:46 Mon 23 Jul 2018 I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
I was debating whether to bring two bottles. Why don’t I do so and one can be JDAW’s adoptee.
Okey Dokey.
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AHB wrote: 19:45 Mon 23 Jul 2018Why don’t I do so and one can be JDAW’s adoptee.
Thank you.

I’ll make the paperwork.

Edit: the placemats added to first post.
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:25 Mon 23 Jul 2018
AHB wrote: 19:45 Mon 23 Jul 2018Why don’t I do so and one can be JDAW’s adoptee.
Thank you.

I’ll make the paperwork.

Edit: the placemats added to first post.
Thanks Julian - I was going to do that this evening, but only just back now.
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