Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
Posts: 13896
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by Alex Bridgeman »

I have to be in London on Tuesday 26th July and wondered if anyone fancied dinner and some Port, assuming the Boot & Flogger has a room available.

Where: The Red Room, Boot & Flogger, Redcross Way
When: 18.00 for 18.30 on Monday 25th July.
Theme: Sighted Port from the vintages 1960-1970
  1. AHB — RP70
  2. AG — D63 — (it will be Alan's first time joining us)
  3. TCz — D63 — (it will be Tony's first time joining us)
  4. JDAW — G70
  5. AJM — Ck70
  6. GEAG — N66 (BBR bottling)
  7. MPM — Ck63
  8. CPR — T66
  9. THRA — ’63, shipper unspecified
  10. HTWH — T60
  11. PW — Ck67 (Joanna bottling)
  12. IDJ — Df66


Current draft of placemats
Image Image Image Image
(Re GIF of glass circles see issue 162.)
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.
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
Posts: 22958
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by jdaw1 »

Yes pls.
Alex M
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 195
Joined: 11:14 Tue 12 May 2009

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by Alex M »

Tentatively yes.
User avatar
nac
Martinez 1985
Posts: 1326
Joined: 14:21 Fri 16 Dec 2016
Location: Kent & London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by nac »

Sounds delightful, but I’m in Andalucia that week. So, unfortunately a no from me.
winesecretary
Martinez 1985
Posts: 1419
Joined: 15:35 Mon 13 May 2019

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by winesecretary »

I may be able to attend. I have a car theory test that afternoon so may need a wine.
forest26
Graham’s The Tawny
Posts: 479
Joined: 19:32 Tue 25 Mar 2014

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by forest26 »

Curses - the one week in July I cant make it. Might need to have an emergency before.
User avatar
flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
Posts: 3561
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by flash_uk »

95% yes, please!
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
Posts: 13896
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by Alex Bridgeman »

The Red Room is being used by someone else on the 25th, so I have booked us into the Green Room.

If we end up being more than 8 I can try to move us to The Ovens (which was unbooked when I asked this morning).
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.
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
Posts: 22958
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by jdaw1 »

Seven is the most inconvenient number for placemats.

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 21:38 Tue 28 Jun 2022Sighted
Any revelations?
CPR 1
Warre’s Otima 20 year old Tawny
Posts: 685
Joined: 16:18 Mon 22 Apr 2013

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by CPR 1 »

I will make it 8 then

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

Alex M
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 195
Joined: 11:14 Tue 12 May 2009

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by Alex M »

jdaw1 wrote: 22:01 Fri 08 Jul 2022 Seven is the most inconvenient number for placemats.

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 21:38 Tue 28 Jun 2022Sighted
Any revelations?
Cockburn 1970
User avatar
uncle tom
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3421
Joined: 23:43 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Near Saffron Walden, England

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by uncle tom »

I'm game
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
Posts: 22958
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by jdaw1 »

Graham 1970.

Draft of placemats in first post.
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
Posts: 13896
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960-1970

Post by Alex Bridgeman »

Tom - let me make sure I can still upgrade to the Ovens before we confirm your seat. It should be OK unless we’re very unlucky.
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.
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
Posts: 22958
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by jdaw1 »

The Ovens Red Room* has been booked. Please reveal.

*Edit by Alex on 17-Jul-2022: the lovely Gary had a cancellation by the people in the Red Room so moved us there to allow us to have air conditioning.
User avatar
flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
Posts: 3561
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by flash_uk »

Ck63 from me.
User avatar
hadge
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 194
Joined: 20:08 Thu 17 May 2018
Location: London

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by hadge »

if there is space, i could make it. in London for the daytime currently
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
Posts: 22958
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by jdaw1 »

hadge wrote: 15:54 Thu 14 Jul 2022if there is space, i could make it. in London for the daytime currently
Yes. Added.

What will you bring?

Food order?
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
Posts: 13896
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by Alex Bridgeman »

jdaw1 wrote: 19:14 Thu 14 Jul 2022 Food order?
Indeed, it's time to start collating. The menu currently showing on the B&F website has the following options:

STARTERS
Soup of the day, artisan bread V. 7.50
Chapel and Swan oak smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraîche, capers 12.25
Duck liver pâté, toasted sourdough bread, house pickles 9.50
Avocado, butterbean mash, bruschetta with mushrooms, tamarind tomatoes VE. 9.25
Mackerel with sweet and sour beetroot, crème fraîche 9.95
Melon and Parma ham salad with chilli honey and burrata 9.25

MAINS
Chargrilled Surrey Hills sirloin steak 240g, choice of side dish, peppercorn sauce 29.00
Oven-baked smoked haddock and chive fish cake with tartare dressing 19.00
Beyond Meat burger, toasted bun, chipotle mayonnaise VE. 15.50
Roasted vegetable and feta salad with croutons, pomegranate dressing V. 15.75
Davy’s Kentish bangers and mash, Madeira gravy 15.50/17.25
Grilled chicken Caesar salad with avocado, soft boiled egg, tomato 18.00
Grilled aubergine, courgette and pepper linguini with sundried tomatoes, red chilli pesto and vegan Parmesan VE.15.25

SIDES
Chips and fries V. 4.75 Green salad V. 4.50
Green beans and shallots V. 4.75 Mash V. 4.75
Truffle mac and cheese V. (serves two) 7.50 Roasted carrots V. 4.65

Please post preferred food in this thread.
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.
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
Posts: 13896
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by Alex Bridgeman »

My preferred food is:
Starter - crab pate / potted crab / potted shrimps
Main - bone in rib eye if someone would share a medium rare version
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.
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
Posts: 13896
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by Alex Bridgeman »

I shall bring a bottle of Ramos Pinto 1970
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.
Alex M
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 195
Joined: 11:14 Tue 12 May 2009

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by Alex M »

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 18:36 Fri 15 Jul 2022 My preferred food is:
Starter - crab pate / potted crab / potted shrimps
Main - bone in rib eye if someone would share a medium rare version
Starter -Chapel and Swan oak smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraîche, capers.

Main - Happy to share with you AHB. Fries and greens and shallots as a side
User avatar
flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
Posts: 3561
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by flash_uk »

Food order for me:

Starter - crab pate / potted crab / potted shrimps, failing that, avocado thing.
Main - if self, sirloin rare, if sharing with JDAW, whatever rare, unless ribeye in which case medium rare.
Side of fries and green beans.

Many thanks.
User avatar
nac
Martinez 1985
Posts: 1326
Joined: 14:21 Fri 16 Dec 2016
Location: Kent & London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by nac »

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 18:40 Fri 15 Jul 2022 I shall bring a bottle of Ramos Pinto 1970
Now quite unhappy that unable to attend.
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
Posts: 22958
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Monday 25th July - Bring a Port from 1960–1970

Post by jdaw1 »

Pls:
Soup of the day, artisan bread V. 7.50
Beyond Meat burger, toasted bun, chipotle mayonnaise VE. 15.50

People are encouraged to reveal which Port will be brought.

Alex: will you be bringing for the two newcomers?

Alex: will you assemble the food order?
Post Reply