23rdFebruary offline @ The New Cavendish Club - Vesuvio

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23rdFebruary offline @ The New Cavendish Club - Vesuvio

Post by benread » 02:16 Wed 06 Jan 2010

Updated 12th February 2010:

After last night at The Crusting Pipe, consensus is that we need a larger venue to do justice to the tasting now arranged. AHB has arranged a private room at The New Cavendish Club.

Costs are confirmed at £40 per head.

We would also be best served by providing our own glassware. If you are struggling to do this, please post here and I am sure help can be provided from amongst those attending.

I am assured by AHB (a member of NCC) that we will be well looked after!

Update (21st January):

The Crusting Pipe is now booked from 6.30pm on 23rd February for 13 people. We have the two tunnels reserved so we may eat in one and taste in the other.

Original message:

At tonights offline it was suggested we need to plan monthly informal tastings. WS1 was very keen the next should have a slight variation to the standard theme, being 'bring a bottle (of Vesuvio) to share'!

For various reasons, Tuesday 16th or Tuesday 23rd February seem the best dates. Venue would be TCP.

Interest?

Update:
Interest confirmed as:

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Kevin (Friend of WS1)
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AHB (subject to date)
Adam (friend of WS1)
Chris Doty
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JDAW (subject to SCP-DFF approval) added by DRT on 10 Feb 2010

Update: Date now confirmed as 23rd February.
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Post by DRT » 02:17 Wed 06 Jan 2010

I'm currently sipping the last glass from a Vesuvio 97 that I opened on New Year's Eve.

Oh, go on then, put me down for more Vesuvio Torture :roll: :lol:
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Post by DRT » 02:18 Wed 06 Jan 2010

I think I have 94, 96 and 97 at home. Any or all can be there :D
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Post by WS1 » 08:42 Wed 06 Jan 2010

Hi Ben,

you are a star, thanks a lot for opening this thread and I hope it will go ahead in February. Vesuvios I have in my flat are 2005, 2003, 2000 and 1999.

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Post by Christopher » 21:55 Wed 06 Jan 2010

Please count me in, great theme, will buy a single bottle nearer the time based on what is missing in the line up.

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Post by DRT » 21:59 Wed 06 Jan 2010

Christopher wrote:Please count me in, great theme, will buy a single bottle nearer the time based on what is missing in the line up.
Dow 1980? :lol:

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Post by WS1 » 22:52 Wed 06 Jan 2010

Hi there,

great news. Cookie is also interested so we are already 5 people. Kevin who attended the 2007 cask sample tasting might also be interested.

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Post by DRT » 23:15 Wed 06 Jan 2010

But where is Mr Vesuvio?
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Post by WS1 » 23:20 Wed 06 Jan 2010

Derek,

Of course I hope Mr Vesuvio can make it. But he still has swine flu or something. So let us wait, see and hope he recovers in time.

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Post by JacobH » 11:19 Thu 07 Jan 2010

Isn't every night an Vesuvio night for AHB? :D

Anyway, I'd be interested in attending, if the date settles on a night when I'm free.
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Post by benread » 22:01 Fri 08 Jan 2010

Poll added to establish preferred date.
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Post by WS1 » 18:59 Sat 09 Jan 2010

Kevin is confirmed now.

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Post by KillerB » 20:19 Sat 09 Jan 2010

I think I have 94 and 96 but more of the 96. Also please add me to the list
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by KillerB » 20:28 Sat 09 Jan 2010

KillerB wrote:I think I have 94 and 96 but more of the 96. Also please add me to the list
I am retracting the offer of a 94 on the grounds that I can't find any - either because I have hidden them too well or I was deluded about having them.
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Post by jdaw1 » 09:03 Sun 10 Jan 2010

Translation: yesterday he found the ’94. Then he drank it. And now, strangely, it can’t be found.

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Post by DRT » 10:02 Sun 10 Jan 2010

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KillerB wrote:I think I have 94 and 96 but more of the 96. Also please add me to the list
I am retracting the offer of a 94 on the grounds that I can't find any - either because I have hidden them too well or I was deluded about having them.
I have some and have already offered to bring one so no problem. If I somehow do not make it I know someone else who has many thousands of these hidden in secret places all around his home, office and other places that he visits regularly. :wink:
jdaw1 wrote:Translation: yesterday he found the ’94. Then he drank it. And now, strangely, it can’t be found.
You're probably right.
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Post by JacobH » 13:01 Sun 10 Jan 2010

DRT wrote:If I somehow do not make it I know someone else who has many thousands of these hidden in secret places all around his home, office and other places that he visits regularly. :wink:
Indeed, if you know where to look, you will find that some of those supposedly empty bottles which decorate the Crusted Pipe are actually relabelled bottles of Vesuvio. I believe that the protocol to get one is to ask the staff, mid-Port tasting, for a ‟cup of tea”...
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Post by Axel P » 20:19 Sun 10 Jan 2010

If you need bottles to fill the gaps, let me know as I do see some of you on Feb 12th and then you can take them over.

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Post by AHB » 23:37 Mon 11 Jan 2010

I need to check my diary, but as you've all already guessed I am all up for a Vesuvio vertical.
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Post by AHB » 21:14 Sun 17 Jan 2010

I've just checked my diary and I'm free on both of these dates.

So, it seems that you need to make a decision and we'll all plan around your decision. Might I suggest the 25th, so as to try and spread out this tasting from the one with Oscar (unless we combine the two)?
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Post by DRT » 21:41 Sun 17 Jan 2010

I agree with Alex that we should either go for the 25th or consider re-scheduling for when Oscar is here on 11th Feb. Of course, if those who have already committed to this can't make the 11th we should stick with the originally recommended dates and choose something else to drink on the 11th.

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Post by benread » 22:11 Sun 17 Jan 2010

It was Tuesday 16th or 23rd I suggested as I am normally unable to make a Thursday. Happy to make 23rd February the proposed date as the majority seemed able to make that. Let skeep this as the Vesuvio and make 11th February a different theme.
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Post by DRT » 22:14 Sun 17 Jan 2010

benread wrote:Let's keep this as the Vesuvio and make 11th February a different theme.
No probs. After all, it isn't statistically possible to have too many tastings :wink:
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Post by DRT » 22:16 Sun 17 Jan 2010

benread wrote:Date now confirmed as 23rd February.
Can you please end the Poll? If you are not able to do it please let us know as an Admin probably can :wink:
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Post by benread » 22:18 Sun 17 Jan 2010

DRT wrote:
benread wrote:Date now confirmed as 23rd February.
Can you please end the Poll? If you are not able to do it please let us know as an Admin probably can :wink:
I think I have ended it by changing the "run poll for" from 0 days to 1 day. Tell me if it has not worked.
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