Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

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Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

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This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: Thursday 23rd May 2019.

Who:
  1. Possibly, a guest;
  2. JDAW (Warre 1966);
  3. DRT (Fonseca 1970);
  4. AHB (presumably Dow 1878);
  5. CPR (Croft 1960);
  6. MC (Taylor 1977);
  7. IDJ (Warre 1970);
  8. CMAG (Fonseca 1966);
  9. THRA (Royal Oporto Carvalhas 1970);
  10. DRL (Taylor 1966);
  11. WPS (Dow 1963);
  12. BMHR (???);
  13. Available;
  14. Available.
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Where: The Boot & Flogger, in which the Red Room has been booked.

Theme: Port Fit for a Queen, again.

The food order.

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From Victoria: The Queen, Julia Baird: “Queen Victoria was born, roaring, at 4:15 ᴀ.ᴍ., in the hour before dawn on May 24, 1819”.

The time convenient to us that is closest to the two hundredth anniversary of that would be the evening of Thursday 23rd May 2019.

Our theme could be Victorian Port, or even Victorian Portuguese wine, but either theme might be a struggle for some. So perhaps “Port fit for a Queen”, again. Or suggest other themes.
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Yes please.
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Yes please.
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Yes please

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YEs please
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First post updated.

Theme? It could be merged with a theme already wanted — horizontal, vertical, other. Or not.
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I should like to attend.
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Should work for me.
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I’m going to assume that currently-on-holiday THRA wants to attend.
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One possible theme could be the Messias Quinta do Cachão vertical, which needs a new date. (If that, its list of attendees will have precedence over these.)
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Can I please go on the list for this tasting.
Seperately for such an important event , I think a theme of British shippers is more appropriate.
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Christopher wrote: 23:08 Mon 14 Jan 2019for such an important event , I think a theme of British shippers is more appropriate.
Given the heritage and natural language of the monarch involved, perhaps we should allow a smattering of Germanic-shipper relatives to join the party?
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Yes please.

Perhaps a theme which can be interpreted by the bringer of a bottle. "Port linked in some way with Victoria".
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Can I also go on the list please.

Theme. Anything fortified from Victoria Wine? Could be interesting, but perhaps not in a good way.
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DaveRL wrote: 18:42 Thu 17 Jan 2019Anything fortified from Victoria Wine? Could be interesting
Vetoed.
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Some of my Port still has the Victoria Wine price stickers on, and we're talking decent Port like Dow 1970.
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Bumped, to remind attendees that this will happen.

“Port Fit for a Queen”, again? Meaning a fine drop of something.
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If there is still space I would like to attend too. Just to add some Germanic touch!

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WS1 wrote: 18:39 Thu 07 Mar 2019If there is still space I would like to attend too. Just to add some Germanic touch!
What Germanic? You’re one of us.
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True! But I am a German.citizen too!
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jdaw1 wrote: 23:45 Thu 10 Jan 2019Our theme could be Victorian Port, or even Victorian Portuguese wine, but either theme might be a struggle for some. So perhaps “Port fit for a Queen”, again. Or suggest other themes.
jdaw1 wrote: 22:19 Mon 14 Jan 2019One possible theme could be the Messias Quinta do Cachão vertical, which needs a new date. (If that, its list of attendees will have precedence over these.)
This will not be Quinta do Cachão, so I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.
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flash_uk wrote: 01:17 Fri 11 Jan 2019Yes please.
Sadly I have to drop out. Away with a work event.
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jdaw1 wrote: 21:34 Sun 24 Mar 2019I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.
Which, in my case, will be Warre 1966.

Others: please reveal.
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jdaw1 wrote: 09:05 Mon 22 Apr 2019
jdaw1 wrote: 21:34 Sun 24 Mar 2019I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.
Which, in my case, will be Warre 1966.

Others: please reveal.
Fonseca 1970.
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