Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

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Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

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Half-term comes early this year, which makes a tasting celebrating my 50th in London possible without colliding with my wife’s birthday, half term, or bonfire night; I therefore propose to organise a tasting on Tuesday 29th Oct at B&F.

Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: B&F, The Ovens
Theme "69" - bring a bottle of port (other than TV69) somehow related to the number 69.

With the ’69 vintage itself being very limited for quality port, I’m proposing the broader theme, simply for bottles to somehow relate to the number 69. So for example, this could include:
• port from ’69 [but not TV69! see note below]
• port bottled in ’69
• 69-year-old port
• port bottled 69 years ago
• port of which only 69 cases was made
• the 69th bottle of port in your cellar
• a bottle that cost you £69
• a bottle bought from the merchant at 69 Something Street
• a bottle from the 69th page of JDAW’s book (no, I haven’t checked)
• a bottle from the 69th producer registered with the IVDP
...
(etc, you get the idea)

My intention is for this to be a blind tasting; or rather, almost-blind. I will provide a bottle of TV69 in addition to whatever else I decide to bring, which would then be the only sighted bottle; all others to be blind and not TV69, thereby avoiding the risk of a TV69 verizontal (and avoiding the need for a non-attending arbiter to check for duplications).

Attendees:
  1. PhilW
  2. JDAW
  3. CPR
  4. SCD
  5. MPM
  6. IDJ
  7. AHB
  8. PR (AHB's +1)
  9. DRL
  10. THRA
  11. WS
Reserves/maybe:
  • BMHR
  • rich_n
Current version of the food order.

Current version of the placemats.
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Yes please.
PhilW wrote:- a bottle from the 69th page of JDAW's book (no, I haven't checked)
People can send me requests for Ports to be included on page 69 of the mini second edition.
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Yes please


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Yes please
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Yes please.
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Yes please. Great idea
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Phil. I love the theme. But it is half-term for us that week so I suspect my chances are very limited. Can I be first on the reserve list with a view to trying to arrange participation nearer the event if logistics allow?

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Yes please!
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And for me please.
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Yes please. Now I have to figure out what to bring. Maybe the 69th bottle I consider bringing...
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Yes please. An excellent theme. I will work something out.
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Count me in..
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I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
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AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
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AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
Perhaps 3 bottles of FG 1996, since they will be 69 years old between them. Although technically the brief is "a" bottle of port, so perhaps not.
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DaveRL wrote: 21:47 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
Perhaps 3 bottles of FG 1996, since they will be 69 years old between them. Although technically the brief is "a" bottle of port, so perhaps not.
Though if you had a tregnum...
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TV '67 is a great Port... y'all should make sure you have one for this tasting. Though you do have to be careful about the theme in this case, as I've had bottles that were bottled in both '69 and '70.
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PhilW wrote: 17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x
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DRT wrote: 21:02 Mon 11 Feb 2019
PhilW wrote: 17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x
Not at all, with the assumed justification of "it has a 6 and a 9 in it".
There was nothing wrong with FG96 either, on the same basis (and I quite like FG96) but I was taking into account AHB's previous post also:
AHB wrote: 23:37 Fri 08 Feb 2019 Now I have to figure out what to bring. Maybe the 69th bottle I consider bringing...
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PhilW wrote: 21:59 Mon 11 Feb 2019
DRT wrote: 21:02 Mon 11 Feb 2019
PhilW wrote: 17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x
Not at all, with the assumed justification of "it has a 6 and a 9 in it".
There was nothing wrong with FG96 either, on the same basis (and I quite like FG96) but I was taking into account AHB's previous post also:
AHB wrote: 23:37 Fri 08 Feb 2019 Now I have to figure out what to bring. Maybe the 69th bottle I consider bringing...
OK. For the purposes of blind guessing can everyone please forget this conversation? :roll:
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(The Ovens booked)
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Hi,

If there is still a free space I would like to attend too.

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WS1 wrote:If there is still a free space I would like to attend too.
Yes, added :)
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Tony is unfortunately no longer able to make the date.
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I would like to try and make this but won't know until I get my October trip planned. Could I please be added to the "Maybe" list?
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