London, Friday 11 July 2008, Odd+Great (Partially Sighted)

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Post by AHB » 20:45 Wed 09 Jul 2008

benread wrote:Looks very interesting line up - I wish I were able to join you! Still no action on the wife / baby front. I will of course be thinking of you...

...OK I admit it, thinking of the bottle line up!
You could always call into the restaurant "on your way home" on Friday night!
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Post by DRT » 20:48 Wed 09 Jul 2008

Please look at page 3 of this thread to see (and spot errors in) the placemats.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Post by AHB » 07:17 Thu 10 Jul 2008

I can't see any errors, but what is in the small text in the Napa Prager circle? Does it say "Doh!" like I think it does.

Also a gentle reminder to attendees that 9 bottles will generate a £180 corkage fee to be shared between the 5 of us in addition to the cost of food and tips.

Alex
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2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Post by DRT » 07:41 Thu 10 Jul 2008

AHB wrote:I can't see any errors, but what is in the small text in the Napa Prager circle? Does it say "Doh!" like I think it does.
It says "port" with a small "p".

A total cost of £20 per bottle is very good value for ports of this age. :wink:
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Post by DRT » 01:14 Fri 11 Jul 2008

The placemats and tasting notes have been printed and appear to be both accurate and attractive.

I have to say that I had some difficulty with the /GlassesOnSheets settings which resulted in me having to invoke a bi-file workaround.

Unfortunately, the Helpdesk and I were not available at the same time today so a full debrief of the printed parameter initilisation section of the code will be required over a pint of brown warm stuff tomorrow afternoon to attempt to identify where I went wrong.

Derek
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Post by KillerB » 12:37 Fri 11 Jul 2008

Have fun tonight. I got back from Romania at midnight and arose at about 11:30 so I wouldn't be much use tonight. I will peer at one or two bottles and consider opening one to sip after I've shouted at a lot of kids.

Cheers.
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Skeffington 1991?

Post by jdaw1 » 15:34 Fri 11 Jul 2008

Brother Derek has been coping it seems, for which much thanks. By text he has suggested an extra section in the manual, provisionally entitled “Strategies for coping with the stress caused by indecisive attendees who keep changing the line-up just when you think the placemat is finished†. Any ideas for what such a section could contain?

Also, a correction. Skeffington 1991? The label fails to mention the word Skeffington at all: perhaps I had been told in the shop? And the label mentions only one date, 1991, which I failed to note was prefixed by the words “bottled in†, which explains why the cork says “Vintage 1989†. Other than that, my description was spot-on.

See you soon.

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Post by DRT » 22:45 Sat 12 Jul 2008

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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