Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

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Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by DRT » 19:43 Wed 02 Sep 2009

AHB and I are meeting in London next Tuesday to taste some 1994 VPs. Venue has not yet been decided but suggestions so far are The New Cavendish Club (AHB is a member) and Portal Restaurant. TNCC is current favourite.

Anyone interested in joining us?

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by JacobH » 10:19 Thu 03 Sep 2009

DRT wrote:Anyone interested in joining us?
Yes, but, alas, I have a meeting that evening. I hope you have a fun night; it will be interesting to hear how the 1994s are getting on.
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by benread » 19:10 Thu 03 Sep 2009

I would love to join you but I have a hen do to attend!
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by Axel P » 20:16 Thu 03 Sep 2009

Interested: yes, able to make it: no. Just had the 94s of Graham, Dow and Vesuvio. Outstandingly to drink now.

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by Zelandakh » 20:25 Thu 03 Sep 2009

Darn, posted a reply and lost it. Darned computers.

OK, if I attend, I'd like to know the deal. Going to be fairly difficult to get a 94 in time, I've got 87 on site and 95 in a cellar somewhere. That aside, rather interested in sharing a snifter.

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by jdaw1 » 21:40 Thu 03 Sep 2009

Zelandakh: The deal you probably want to adopt.

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by Zelandakh » 22:06 Thu 03 Sep 2009

Thanks for the link. Had read that but the NCC is something a bit different to everyone crashing at yours.

SO I wonder where I can source a 94 at this time of night?
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by AHB » 23:06 Thu 03 Sep 2009

benread wrote:I would love to join you but I have a hen do to attend!
Two thoughts come to mind:
(i) why? Are you the entertainment :| :shock: :?
(ii) would the ladies attending the hen night like to learn about port at the New Cavendish Club?
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by DRT » 00:43 Fri 04 Sep 2009

AHB wrote:(ii) would the ladies attending the hen night like to learn about port at the New Cavendish Club?
You're thinking of the suggestion I made yesterday, aren't you? :roll:
Zelandakh wrote:OK, if I attend, I'd like to know the deal. Going to be fairly difficult to get a 94 in time, I've got 87 on site and 95 in a cellar somewhere. That aside, rather interested in sharing a snifter.
As it is your first time we can invoke Regulation 57(a)iv of the :tpf: Off-line Code of Practise* - "When attending an vertical tasting for the first time, and there are no more than 4 participants, a participant is permited to bring a bottle from a vintage that is +/- 1 year from the vintage that is the subject of the tasting". Or you can adopt a bottle of 94 from me at what I paid for it.

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* That should get your spelling obsession boiling nicely! - yes, team, it seems we have found another one who fits right in :wink:
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by jdaw1 » 11:29 Fri 04 Sep 2009

DRT wrote:As it is your first time we can invoke Regulation 57(a)iv of the :tpf: Off-line Code of Practise* - "When attending an vertical tasting for the first time, and there are no more than 4 participants, a participant is permited to bring a bottle from a vintage that is +/- 1 year from the vintage that is the subject of the tasting". Or you can adopt a bottle of 94 from me at what I paid for it.

Derek

* That should get your spelling obsession boiling nicely! - yes, team, it seems we have found another one who fits right in :wink:
1. It is a horizontal. The proposed rule makes no sense: ±1 year from a vintage that is the subject of a vertical!?
2. Is ‟permited” permitted?
3. I’d have used a dagger (‟” ”) rather than an asterisk (‟*”).

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by DRT » 16:45 Fri 04 Sep 2009

You're just trying to make Nick feel at home, aren't you?
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Post by Zelandakh » 21:23 Fri 04 Sep 2009

Your rules smell awfully like the rules of Mornington Crescent...

Anyway, hotel booked, my new friend Derek has organised the port, the office will be warned that I *may* be a little excitable on Wednesday and this sounds like fun.

See you there...

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Post by DRT » 21:58 Fri 04 Sep 2009

Very good. See you there.
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Post by Zelandakh » 22:08 Fri 04 Sep 2009

Derek, I've sent you a couple of PMs (and one to Alex too) but they are still in my outbox - have you got a full inbox or do I need to kick something?

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by DRT » 22:11 Fri 04 Sep 2009

Zelandakh wrote:Derek, I've sent you a couple of PMs (and one to Alex too) but they are still in my outbox - have you got a full inbox or do I need to kick something?

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Just sent you a PM to explain. I thought you were supposed to be good with computers? :lol:
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by Zelandakh » 22:15 Fri 04 Sep 2009

I *am* good with computers. It is everything else where I let myself down...

Let's hope I don't do anything stupid like forget the glasses!

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by DRT » 22:19 Fri 04 Sep 2009

Are you bringing your headless cats?
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by Zelandakh » 23:01 Fri 04 Sep 2009

These aren't headless cats but I have similar ones with proper bottoms. I can bring those but am bringing the meerschaums (only have 2 though) since we are doing civilised.

I also have tankard style ones (again only 2). Old fashioned tankard in miniature with headless cat pipe on the side.

I can bring some or all that interest you.
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Post by DRT » 00:15 Sat 05 Sep 2009

I'll be fine with my Reidels, thanks :wink:
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by AHB » 00:25 Sat 05 Sep 2009

Is CMG joining us? Should I book a table for 3 or 4?
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by DRT » 00:31 Sat 05 Sep 2009

AHB wrote:Is CMG joining us? Should I book a table for 3 or 4?
I haven't been able to raise him yet. Will try again on Monday.
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by benread » 08:10 Sat 05 Sep 2009

There is now a slight possibility I may be able to join you. Watch this space!
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by AHB » 09:00 Sat 05 Sep 2009

Excellent. We wait with anticipation.
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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by jdaw1 » 19:42 Sat 05 Sep 2009

Am I making the placemats? Please instruct as to what is needed? (Who? Drinking what? Where?)

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Re: Tuesday 8th Sep 09, London - 1994 Horizontal

Post by AHB » 07:18 Sun 06 Sep 2009

I had steeled myself for placemats made by DRT, but would be happy if you were to draft them and I can print them.

Location: New Cavendish Club, London
When: Tuesday 8th September
Who: Nick, AHB, DRT all confirmed; BMHR, CMG possible
The wines: Noval '94, Graham '94 plus 3 others yet to be confirmed, possibly plus 2 others if BMHR and CMG participate
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