Postponed / Cancelled [was E2 > L14]

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Postponed / Cancelled [was E2 > L14]

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Following the news of the death of the Queen, this tasting has been postponed until, at the earliest, Monday 27th December 2094.

The new theme would have to be ‘Port Fit for a King’.



This post to hold alas as and when agreed.

Date: Sunday 26th May 2024, being 72 years and 110 days after 6 Feb 1952.

Theme: Port Fit for a Queen, again.

People:
  1. Julian W.
  2. Sophia W. (‘acceptable face of Wiseman’, exams permitting)
  3. Charles R.
  4. Mike M.
  5. George G.
  6. Dave L.
  7. Alex B.
  8. Michael C.
  9. Simon D.
  10. Neil C.
  11. Harry H.
  12. Ian J.
  13. Tom A.
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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Wikipedia: “Louis XIV … was King of France from 14 May 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in history.” And 6th February 1952 + 72 years + 110 days is Sunday 26th May 2024. All being well, it would be fitting to note such a milestone.
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Re: Fri 26 May 2024

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Sounds like a plan, count me in
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Re: Fri 26 May 2024

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I'm in. Although I don't think she'll make it.
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Re: Fri 26 May 2024

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flash_uk wrote: 21:26 Sat 04 Jun 2022I don't think she'll make it.
I thought that it might be impertinent to invite Her Majesty, so have not done so.

A respectful letter (reply) is anticipated, but that would be for nearer the time.
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Re: Fri 26 May 2024

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HMQ would be having a jolly good night out if she was able to attend. But I think she prefers off-dry riesling.
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Re: Fri 26 May 2024

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Good idea. Yes please. She also likes, I understand, Dubonnet. She has a good chance of making it, I think.
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Re: Fri 26 May 2024

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Put me down for a seat please.
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Re: Fri 26 May 2024

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Marvellous idea - please could I be pencilled in.
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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Oops. 26 May 2024 is a Sunday, not a Friday. (Tips hat to MC.)
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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Yes please…
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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Yes. Optimistically.
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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yes please
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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Yes please
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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Think it’s likely that we may be having a tasting for a different reason but yes, I would be up for this.
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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The sun king was of course only 4 when he came to the throne, so did not actually rule for so many years as the early ones were subject to a regency.

On June 12th - six days time - Her Majesty's reign will exceed that of the late king of Thailand, Rama IX, making her the longest reigning adult monarch of a sovereign state in reliably recorded history..

..cause for an emergency??
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Re: Sun 26 May 2024

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Emergency? Start a new thread.
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Postponed / Cancelled [was E2 > L14]

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This tasting has been postponed until, at the earliest, Monday 27th December 2094.
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Re: Postponed / Cancelled [was E2 > L14]

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That is Susanna's birthday. I expect she would like to come too. Charles will be getting on a bit. Fingers crossed.
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