Another virtual tasting

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Another virtual tasting

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I enjoyed our tasting on Wednesday 25th very much and it would be fabulous if another could be arranged. I'm happy to host on Zoom again. If I floated Weds 1 April or Tuesday 7 April, how would one of these suit for folks?

Date settled as: Tuesday 7 April

People:
  1. MPM
  2. Star Guest: Oscar Quevedo
  3. CPR
  4. AHB
  5. JDAW
  6. GEAG
  7. PW
  8. NAC
  9. SCD
  10. Glenn
  11. Justin
  12. TC
  13. WHW
  14. DRT
  15. Surprise appearance from the US
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Yes please. I couldn't do Wednesday 1st, the toad work. Tuesday 7th April I would be there, with my port ready-decanted and an expectant expression. I might even put on a dinner jacket although, alas, no cat will be available to assist me with the tasting.
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Yes please, either date works, for some reason my diary is empty at the moment.
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Yes please. Both dates work for me, although I am trying to have three dry days per week so Tuesday 7th would be preferred. But if my arm were to be twisted I would make an exception for both dates.
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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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Damn, I've gone too soon - I've just decanted!
(Tues 7th might work also ;)
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7th good for me.
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Either, or both.

Based on last time, my reckoning is that we need the guessing page of the placemats, and only that page. Did the other attendees agree?
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jdaw1 wrote: 15:21 Mon 30 Mar 2020 Either, or both.

Based on last time, my reckoning is that we need the guessing page of the placemats, and only that page. Did the other attendees agree?
I agree
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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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OK, so far:
1st:CPR, JDAW, MPM, AHB(arm twisted)
7th:GEAG, PW, NAC, CPR, JDAW, MPM, AHB

It would seem that the 7th is a shoe in. Invite on the way.

The 1st is now looking tricky for me so I’d prefer to pass if that’s OK with folks?
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Would love to join on the 7th April too. Will look forward to seeing everyone again.
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7th and not the 1st works for me. I might see if someone from Portugal would like to join us, if that's OK
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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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Tuesday April 7 might actually work for me. I have Zoom but do not have a camera, so I might have to be a voice-only participant.

Or more correctly, I have 2 cameras (both very old) and approximately 23986710948 USB Type A-to-something else cables but precisely 0 USB Type A-to-USB Type A cables. You'd think those would be everywhere, but alas that does not seem to be the case in my house.
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Current draft of the paperwork.
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Could I please request a correction on the paperwork to me being SCD, rather than SDC. Thank you, SD...C
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:35 Tue 31 Mar 2020 Current draft of the paperwork.
Too much paperwork there I think? A wine of the night sheet is included - we only need “What is it?”
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I should be able to make it, have zoom app just never used it🍷☺️
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I’ll get the invite out for the 7th, including a mystery guest...
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Our mystery guest will be Oscar Quevedo, live from Portugal for part of our session.
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Current draft of the paperwork has been updated.
Glenn E. wrote: 20:25 Tue 31 Mar 2020Tuesday April 7 might actually work for me. I have Zoom but do not have a camera, so I might have to be a voice-only participant.
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Doggett wrote: 22:04 Tue 31 Mar 2020Could I please request a correction on the paperwork to me being SCD, rather than SDC. Thank you, SD...C
Sorry, done. Not my first time with that typo.
flash_uk wrote: 22:47 Tue 31 Mar 2020Too much paperwork there I think? A wine of the night sheet is included - we only need “What is it?”
Fixed.
Justin K wrote: 00:37 Wed 01 Apr 2020I should be able to make it, have zoom app just never used it🍷☺️
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AHB wrote: 19:25 Wed 01 Apr 2020Our mystery guest will be Oscar Quevedo, live from Portugal for part of our session.
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Can I suggest that in honour of our mystery guest we adopt a theme of "Open a bottle of Quevedo Port, if you can."
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AHB wrote: 19:57 Thu 02 Apr 2020 Can I suggest that in honour of our mystery guest we adopt a theme of "Open a bottle of Quevedo Port, if you can."
If we can’t, any suggestions or is it anything goes?
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AHB wrote: 19:57 Thu 02 Apr 2020 Can I suggest that in honour of our mystery guest we adopt a theme of "Open a bottle of Quevedo Port, if you can."
I can, and am perfectly happy to do so, but I submit that what I open will likely be too obvious to count in the evening's point tally. :lol:
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AHB wrote:Can I suggest that in honour of our mystery guest we adopt a theme of "Open a bottle of Quevedo Port, if you can."
I think it might be more fun for our guest to guess a range of whatever we open just as one of us, rather than all being his own wines tbh (unless it was his own but he didn't know ofc). Just my 2p though.
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I have limited availability: please, anything goes.

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PhilW wrote: 22:20 Thu 02 Apr 2020
AHB wrote:Can I suggest that in honour of our mystery guest we adopt a theme of "Open a bottle of Quevedo Port, if you can."
I think it might be more fun for our guest to guess a range of whatever we open just as one of us, rather than all being his own wines tbh (unless it was his own but he didn't know ofc). Just my 2p though.
I was working on the assumption that most of us would not have a Quevedo Port at home and would have to open something else (Neil - anything that is Port would qualify, if you have no Quevedo). That way we would give Oscar a nice balance between being able to talk about his own Ports, and effectively give us a sort-of tutored tasting, and him having to guess what we're drinking in the way that everyone else is.

Does this make more sense?
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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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