VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

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Tony and the team at Vintage Wine & Port are doing a fundraiser Quevedo Port tasting on the 7/8th May in support of NHS and Portuguese charities. The tasting pack is £99 for 6 x 375ml bottles for a Taste at Home tutored tasting with Oscar on YouTube Live. This is also done in association with the great folks at the b.f.t.

EDIT: Post title amended to give proper project billing to Alex and the b.f.t.

https://www.vintagewineandport.co.uk/pr ... vedo-30000
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And the tasting packs are selling fast!


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Ahem! This event is being jointly organised by the Big Fortified Tasting as well as by Vintage Wine & Port. We might not be able to bring you a masterclass at the show this year, but we can bring you a masterclass online.

Although, I freely admit, Tony and the team in Fordingbridge are doing all the hard work.
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Just saw this! I'm interested, certainly seems like an interesting selection of port wines to try.

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I also will join this merry throng. A jolly good idea, and a chance to try some ports that I haven't.
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Simon,
Thank you for the shameless plug.
A great effort so far between Oscar, the BFT team and VWP. It's an experiment - so fingers crossed that it will work, that everyone enjoys it, and that we raise a little money for charity along the way.
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Very much looking forward to it
Thanks for all the work organising it
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My halves have arrived safely. Some really thoughtful additional touches. Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet. Plus the invitation to a glass of port in Portugal when this is all over. Looking forward to it!
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On the assumption that Youtube live is essentially one-way (video/audio from Oscar to us, none to him - possibly messaging?), shall we Zoom in parallel?
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I'm up for that, but there may be too many of us for it to be wieldy.
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How about a Zoom ‘after party’ debrief?
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Oscar will be open to questions during the tasting, delivered to him by the YouTube chat function.

Absolutely nothing to stop some / all of us from zooming in parallel. If too many for one Zoom, we can run parallel Zoom sessions.
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winesecretary wrote:My halves have arrived safely. Some really thoughtful additional touches. Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet. Plus the invitation to a glass of port in Portugal when this is all over. Looking forward to it!
Mine arrived safe and sound today, I didn’t spot the placemats, I’ll have to have a rummage and find them! I hadn’t spotted the pack included free glasses so that was a rather excellent bonus.


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AHB wrote:Oscar will be open to questions during the tasting, delivered to him by the YouTube chat function.

Absolutely nothing to stop some / all of us from zooming in parallel. If too many for one Zoom, we can run parallel Zoom sessions.
I’m definitely keen to be included on a zoom. I don’t believe there’s a limit to how many you can include, just a time limit unless someone has paid for a subscription.
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winesecretary wrote: 10:42 Tue 28 Apr 2020My halves have arrived safely.
As did mine.
winesecretary wrote: 10:42 Tue 28 Apr 2020Some really thoughtful additional touches.
Agreed.
winesecretary wrote: 10:42 Tue 28 Apr 2020Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet.
If reprints needed, do so from www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200507_Quevedo.pdf.
rich_n wrote: 21:58 Tue 28 Apr 2020I don’t believe there’s a limit to how many you can include, just a time limit unless someone has paid for a subscription.
My wife might be a ‘pro’ user of zoom. Will check.
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Pack just arrived. Now very much looking forward to it.
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AHB wrote: 19:28 Tue 28 Apr 2020 Oscar will be open to questions during the tasting, delivered to him by the YouTube chat function.
As a non-social-media-user, do I need to create a YouTube account for this?
AHB wrote: 19:28 Tue 28 Apr 2020 Absolutely nothing to stop some / all of us from zooming in parallel. If too many for one Zoom, we can run parallel Zoom sessions.
I would like to do this; happy to organise. Suggest up to 9 of us, if we exceed that then we split into two sessions etc. Please respond below if interested to Zoom in parallel on Thu and/or Fri (Simon, are you happy for me to edit the first post to add this?)

UPDATE : After testing during last night's zoom, it was decided NOT to run a parallel zoom due to various issues including practicality of listening to both Oscar and each other, and the potential for Oscar's audio being relayed through mics unless everyone is muted or uses headphones.

The preference instead was to have a zoom afterwards, which Mike has offered to host in the usual way (I've updated the list above for reference, and assume Mike will send out the invite to all interested including all usual suspects). If there are >9 people, Mike can auto-split us into 2 (or more) separate breakout sessions; we checked this and it worked fine last night also.

Thu: PW, Will W, CPR, SCD, nac, rich_n, GEAG, AHB, hadge, MPM
Fri: PW, Will W, CPR, SCD, nac, rich_n, GEAG, AHB, IDJ, hadge, MPM
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Yes Phil; both days
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Yes please to both days. I’ve got two PCs so ideal for this!


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yes please (both days)
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Hi Phil, Always happy for you to edit anything necessary. Please add me too.
Many thanks,
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Doggett wrote: 10:03 Tue 05 May 2020Hi Phil, Always happy for you to edit anything necessary.
Thanks (I'll have to remember how to give myself permission first, so just maintaining it in thread for now).
All above added.
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Yes please, for both days.
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nac wrote: 11:25 Tue 05 May 2020 Yes please, for both days.
...and you might want to add Alex and George? Both also expressed an interest.
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I also like to join for both days please
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