VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

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VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

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During idle discussion at the 2000 Zombie Apocalypse tasting (which is not unlike the predictions relating to Y2K), I proposed a tasting related to celebration of 1945 events.

Whilst VPs from 1945 would clearly be a preference for this, it was suggested that extending to VPs from 1939 to 1945 would be a reasonable expansion.

Should this not elicit sufficient bottles, expansion to include the post 1945 rationing years might be appropriate.
Note - all food rationing in Britain ended 4 July 1954.

Date now Wednesday 8th September 2021 in one of the private dining rooms at 67 Pall Mall.

If you weren't previously on the list, but would like to be, please speak up as I suspect we will get some more unavailables.

From an anniversary perspective, the 8th September 2021 is (according to Wikipedia) the 75th Anniversary of Bulgaria being declared a People's Republic after a referendum. Possibly not as good as the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, but still worth celebrating... But not with Bulgarian wine.

ATTENDEES & OFFERINGS
All confirmed for 8/9/21
  1. NAC - Ferreira 45
  2. CPR - Martinez 45
  3. MPM - Sandeman 42
  4. GEAG - Dow 50
  5. HTWH - Taylor 45
  6. JDAW - Mackenzie 48
  7. TC - Sandeman 45
  8. AHB - Fonseca Guimaraens 42
  9. SCD - Tuke Holdsworth 47
  10. ME - Taylor 48
Withdrawn:
  • Potential Guest - TBC
  • CMAG - Cockburn 47 (awaiting confirmation)
Draft of the placemats.
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I'm in. Can bring a Ramos Pinto 45
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I am up for this - Mz 45
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I would be keen but I am ’45-less. Would adopt if anyone had some spare, and will keen an eye out for some.
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I would be keen but am similarly 45-less. would be prepared to adopt, and will similarly hunt. If it is extended, from the rationing years I have just a single bottle of Dow 1950.
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Have updated top post to include potentials.

Will consider dates/venues at a later point when the future is clearer.
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i would be keen but i would have to adopt or hunt as well.

I have a bottle of G48 if we are going for the rationing years.
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Yes please, subject to finding a bottle.
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Yes
I have a suitable bottle
Great theme!
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I'm definitely up for this. Perhaps a bottle of Fonseca Guimaraens 1942?
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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AHB wrote: 23:03 Wed 18 Mar 2020 I'm definitely up for this. Perhaps a bottle of Fonseca Guimaraens 1942?
Perfect.
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Christopher wrote: 22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020 Yes
I have a suitable bottle
Great theme!
Please share the identity of your offering.
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Probably it will be to early for me to travel . We'll see...
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/2alph wrote: 13:57 Fri 20 Mar 2020 Probably it will be to early for me to travel . We'll see...
Whilst VE Day celebrations are scheduled for 8th May, I would suggest that the probability of this tasting taking place then is pretty much zero. Once some degree of normality returns I’ll suggest some dates for later in the year.
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VJ Day falls on 15 August.
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Will W. wrote: 20:20 Sat 21 Mar 2020 VJ Day falls on 15 August.
Good call.
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I've provisionally got one of the private dining rooms at 67 Pall Mall booked for Monday 14th September.

Could all who previously expressed an interest please confirm availability and if not already done so what their offering is.

I suspect we'll need to limit this to 8 people, but if it looks like it'll be significantly fewer then I'll postpone until later in the year.
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Works for me :CC0000:
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Works for me
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

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Cant make it because i have to go in quarantine when i travel to England.
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Works for me. Still haven't found anything more age-appropriate than the Dow 1950, however.
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/2alph wrote: 19:31 Wed 05 Aug 2020 Cant make it because i have to go in quarantine when i travel to England.
Sorry - hopefully you'll be able to make a future event.
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Yes that date works - thank you
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Would you be able to put me on as reserve - 1945 Ferreira
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forest26 wrote: 13:53 Mon 17 Aug 2020 Would you be able to put me on as reserve - 1945 Ferreira
Done.

If promoted from reserve (which is reasonably likely) might you have an alternative bottle? We've already got a Ferreira 45, and whilst a comparison would be interesting suspect the general preference would be for greater variety. If not, don't worry.

Am at 67 on Wednesday and going to investigate the maximum number they'll let us have. Hopefully we can do 9 or 10.
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