Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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:FFCC00: Theme: drumroll please: White aged ports! :FFCC00: :FFCCCC: :FFCC66:

Should we do blind? Or will we end up bringing the same stuff? 🤣

Location: Boot & Flogger.

People:
  1. Nelly W.;
  2. Julian W.;
  3. Neil C.;
  4. Zak R.;
  5. Ian J.;
  6. Mike M.;
  7. Charles R.;
  8. Alex B.;
  9. Elizabeth B.
Reserves: Withdrawn:
Current draft of the placemats.
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Available that evening. Should I book B&F?
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Looking forward to hearing about this, should be free that evening.
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Should be free. Please count me in.
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Re: Topic TBC, 17th of May 2022

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An excuse to meet up and drink? Wonderful. I'm in.
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Re: Topic TBC, 17th of May 2022

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Disappointed to say I can’t make this one. The B&B is full so I can’t get to London. Hope all goes well and welcome to the madness Nelly!
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Re: Topic TBC, 17th of May 2022

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Yes, should be free for this.
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Re: Topic TBC, 17th of May 2022

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I am likely to be available, with some port.
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Re: Topic TBC, 17th of May 2022

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Likely to be available.
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This should work - I am in ;-)
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Re: Topic TBC, 17th of May 2022

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Come on Nelly: what’s the theme? I might not have bottles and so be forced to host a rival tasting that evening.
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I should be able to make it - put me down for a seat please.
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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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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, 17th of May 2022

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This works for me. Yes please.
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, 17th of May 2022

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:FFCC00: Theme: drumroll please: White aged ports! :FFCC00: :FFCCCC: :FFCC66:

Should we do blind? Or will we end up bringing the same stuff? 🤣
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, 17th of May 2022

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Nelly wrote: 20:50 Wed 13 Apr 2022Should we do blind? Or will we end up bringing the same stuff? 🤣
Several people know my one non-Churchill white.
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, 17th of May 2022

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Ooh! If that’s the theme, please could I bring Mrs B as my guest? She loves White Port and has access to a decent range of them.

We prefer blind, despite the risks to our credibility.
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, 17th of May 2022

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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 23:42 Wed 13 Apr 2022 Ooh! If that’s the theme, please could I bring Mrs B as my guest? She loves White Port and has access to a decent range of them.

We prefer blind, despite the risks to our credibility.
Brilliant!
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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Yes please; I really enjoy the aged whites.
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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I have a suitable bottle (well, half-litre).
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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Please can it be sighted, for several reasons.
  • They don’t need decanting, so will likely be poured from bottle. Even with wrapping in tin foil, bottle shape will reveal much to those who know.
  • Many are ½ litre (incl. mine). There are already thirteen of us. So two × 500ml will typically be needed. So there will be leftovers — people will want to take home their remnants, which further discourages use of decanters.
  • If you provide a Graham 1970 (thank you) and a Hutcheson 1970 (whatever the insult was, I didn’t mean it that badly), then I might have a prior opinion about the Ports (G ≫ H). There could be risk of label bias. But of whites I know little: telling me that α = Kopke and β = Poças and γ = Krohn ≈ Taylor doesn’t give me bias, because I have no opinion about which will be more apricot and which will be more walnuts, nor which will be best.
  • Keeping track of two copies of blinded bottles will be administratively fussy.
Please can it be sighted?
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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Hahaha, the theme took me somewhat by surprise, but in a good way. I have just checked my cellar, and I'm not at all surprised to find I have exactly no suitable White aged Ports. We drank the Quevedo 30 just before Christmas (it was lovely) and just like that, the cellar was dry. That isn't quite true, I do have a couple of the Quevedo White 90ml bottles left from the Advent Calendar, and I was considering bringing them just to see the look on Julian's face when I popped them on the table, but the thought alone is enough to make me quietly amused all day. Anyway, I have just rectified my bottle problem, so all good to go when the delivery arrives. Looking forward to it, and thank you Nelly :)
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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Ahahaha, guys, you are so funny! It was meant to be destructive right from the start that it’s organised by a woman :))))
I’m happy to see you puzzled and having a discussion, I welcome opinions from the rest on preferences (blind/open). ;)
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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DaveRL wrote: 15:37 Thu 14 Apr 2022 Hahaha, the theme took me somewhat by surprise, but in a good way. I have just checked my cellar, and I'm not at all surprised to find I have exactly no suitable White aged Ports. We drank the Quevedo 30 just before Christmas (it was lovely) and just like that, the cellar was dry. That isn't quite true, I do have a couple of the Quevedo White 90ml bottles left from the Advent Calendar, and I was considering bringing them just to see the look on Julian's face when I popped them on the table, but the thought alone is enough to make me quietly amused all day. Anyway, I have just rectified my bottle problem, so all good to go when the delivery arrives. Looking forward to it, and thank you Nelly :)

You made me laugh of that thought as well! Well, let’s make it fun! Isn’t it how tastings supposed to be? 😉
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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Would prefer sighted. I'm gonna have to purchase something and suspect others will also have to. Given limited UK market, decent chance on having similar things.
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Re: Topic WHITE aged ports, Tue 17th May 2022

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Nelly wrote: 15:54 Thu 14 Apr 2022Ahahaha, guys, you are so funny! It was meant to be destructive right from the start that it’s organised by a woman :))))
I’m happy to see you puzzled and having a discussion, I welcome opinions from the rest on preferences (blind/open). ;)
It is not the first time we have disagreed about blind versus sighted.

For these purposes, female irrelevant.
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