The TPF First Anniversary Virtual Offline

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The TPF First Anniversary Virtual Offline

Post by AHB » 12:07 Sat 17 May 2008

In a thread elsewhere on TPF we have discussed the possibility of a virtual offline on the date and at the time of the first post on TPF.

I propose that we move the discussion here, and suggest the following as the basis for discussion and amendment.

All those participating try to be online at the time of the first post (22:15 BST on Saturday, June 20).

Each person taking part should be drinking and posting notes on a bottle of the port that is their rank.

Should your rank be a port that you would not wish to drink or cannot get hold of, admin may be able to be persuaded to change your rank to something more suitable.

I shall be there (virtually) but need to see what my rank will be - I don't have any Martinez '85!
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Post by Conky » 12:13 Sat 17 May 2008

Alex,

I'll do yours (M85), if you do mine, or is that getting to complicated? :D

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Post by AHB » 12:31 Sat 17 May 2008

You're welcome to do mine, but I can't do yours either!
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Post by RonnieRoots » 13:50 Sat 17 May 2008

I will certainly do my best to be there, but will probably have to ask admin for a favour...

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Post by Rubby » 13:51 Sat 17 May 2008

:( 'Warre's Warrior'? I thought it was supposed to be a happy anniversary.
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Re: The TPF First Anniversary Virtual Offline

Post by DRT » 14:44 Sat 17 May 2008

AHB wrote: I shall be there (virtually) but need to see what my rank will be - I don't have any Martinez '85!
I can bring you a Martinez 85 on Tuesday if you want to do a swapsie for an equivalently priced bottle. Interested?

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Post by DRT » 14:52 Sat 17 May 2008

Here is a list of the ranks. Post your heart out :wink:
  • 0 Cruz Ruby
  • 10 Cheap Ruby
  • 25 Cockburn’s Special Reserve
  • 50 Fonseca Bin 27
  • 75 Warre’s Warrior
  • 100 Fonseca LBV
  • 150 Taylor’s LBV
  • 200 Quinta do Noval LBV
  • 250 Niepoort LBV
  • 300 Warre’s Traditional LBV
  • 400 Graham’s The Tawny
  • 500 Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
  • 666 Cruz Tawny
  • 667 Warre’s Otima 20 year old Tawny
  • 750 Graham's Malvedos 1996
  • 900 Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim 1987
  • 1000 Cruz Vintage Port 1989
  • 1100 Morgan’s Vintage Port 1991
  • 1250 Martinez Vintage Port 1985
  • 1500 Niepoort 1977
  • 1750 Fonseca 1980
  • 2000 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
  • 2500 Dow 1980
  • 3000 Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Post by benread » 15:55 Sat 17 May 2008

If I ask very nicely, can I be Quinta do Noval LBV for the night?!

It is the first one on the list I actually own, and if it makes a diffierence to my request, the first Port I have tried specifically as a result of a recommendation from TPF friends!
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Post by DRT » 16:09 Sat 17 May 2008

4.6 posts per day until 20 June would give the same result :wink: :lol:

Having been de-admined for previous offences in the past I'm going to leave all such requests to Admin 1 to decide (at least until the night of the offline :wink: )

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Post by benread » 16:14 Sat 17 May 2008

That is approximately 1 ever 3.5 waking hours, assuming 16 hours awake per day. If I manage 18 waking hours it is 1 every 4 hours. Should be manageable then!
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Post by DRT » 16:16 Sat 17 May 2008

Now you only need 2 more today and your on target :wink:
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Post by DRT » 16:28 Sat 17 May 2008

I need a Vesuvio 1994 Image
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Post by AHB » 23:41 Sat 17 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:I need a Vesuvio 1994 Image
No you don't - you just need to stop posting!
Derek T. wrote:I can bring you a Martinez 85 on Tuesday if you want to do a swapsie for an equivalently priced bottle. Interested?
So what would be the approximate cost? We might be able to do a deal here...
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Post by DRT » 00:31 Sun 18 May 2008

AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:I need a Vesuvio 1994 Image
No you don't - you just need to stop posting!
Derek T. wrote:I can bring you a Martinez 85 on Tuesday if you want to do a swapsie for an equivalently priced bottle. Interested?
So what would be the approximate cost? We might be able to do a deal here...
I can't stop posting and a Martinez 85 is equivalent to a Vesuvio 94 with some minor adjustment :wink:

Derek

PS: KillerB, how much did my M85 cost?
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Post by AHB » 00:37 Sun 18 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:I need a Vesuvio 1994 Image
You have six already...
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Post by DRT » 00:59 Sun 18 May 2008

AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:I need a Vesuvio 1994 Image
You have six already...
But they are locked away in a vault and unable to be torn apart. I am helpless and looking for assistance from a friend who may be able to release one from his personal stock with the promise of a replacement in the future and who may be looking to acquire a Martinez 85. Where could I find such a kind-hearted soul?

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Post by KillerB » 11:51 Sun 18 May 2008

Derek T. wrote: I can't stop posting and a Martinez 85 is equivalent to a Vesuvio 94 with some minor adjustment :wink:

Derek

PS: KillerB, how much did my M85 cost?
About £26
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 12:54 Sun 18 May 2008

KillerB wrote:
Derek T. wrote: I can't stop posting and a Martinez 85 is equivalent to a Vesuvio 94 with some minor adjustment :wink:

Derek

PS: KillerB, how much did my M85 cost?
About £26
OK - so not quite the same as a V94 but it could be used as part of a 2for1 swapsie if only I could find some one with a kind heart and a bottle of V94 :roll:

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Post by AHB » 14:06 Sun 18 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:OK - so not quite the same as a V94 but it could be used as part of a 2for1 swapsie if only I could find some one with a kind heart and a bottle of V94 :roll:

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Perhaps you should come appropriately prepared on Tuesday...
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Post by DRT » 16:49 Mon 19 May 2008

AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:OK - so not quite the same as a V94 but it could be used as part of a 2for1 swapsie if only I could find some one with a kind heart and a bottle of V94 :roll:

derek
Perhaps you should come appropriately prepared on Tuesday...
A kind soul has offered to sell me some V94 so a swapsie deal is no longer necessary. However, I am still happy to part with a Mz85 for either cash or an equivalently priced bottle of something if you want one for this Off-line?
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Post by Axel P » 17:32 Mon 19 May 2008

Splendid idea,

although I like the Noval LBV unfiltered better than the Niepoort, I just got a box of 2001 LBV, which is very good.

Since I finished all my Warres LBV last year, I am limited to another 4 posts until then...

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Post by AHB » 19:01 Mon 19 May 2008

Axel P wrote:Since I finished all my Warres LBV last year, I am limited to another 4 posts until then...
Or I can buy a bottle of the 1999 vintage from Waitrose tomorrow for £16 and you can take that back to Germany with you in preparation for June 2!
DRT wrote:However, I am still happy to part with a Mz85 for either cash or an equivalently priced bottle of something if you want one for this Off-line?
Yes please. I enjoyed the Martinez 1985 last time I had one and it would be nice to be able to open a bottle of my rank for our anniversary. Whether sale or swap, I'll let you know tomorrow once I've been able to see what I have at home for around that cost.

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Post by KillerB » 19:59 Mon 19 May 2008

I'll bring along a Warre's LBV from the Asda cache.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by Simon Lisle » 07:46 Tue 20 May 2008

I want to be a Martinez 85, does any of the supermarkets stock Taylors LBV

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Post by Axel P » 08:59 Tue 20 May 2008

Alex, please do so. Then I can stay active on the forum a little longer.

See you in a bit

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