1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

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1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by DRT » 12:24 Fri 08 Jan 2010

JDAW and I will be forming a quorum at the Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden on the evening of Monday 1st February 2010. We will each have a randomly selected bottle of VP in hand to share with each other and whoever wishes to join in.

When: Monday, 1 February 2010, 18:30pm.

Where: Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London.

Theme: Bring a bottle of Port to share.

Attendees:
  1. JDAW;
  2. DRT;
  3. AHB;
  4. Christopher;
  5. Cookie;
  6. Chris Doty;
  7. Benread (provisional - presumably subject to approval of SCP-DFR)
  8. Glenn E. (in spirit (and with spirits) from Seattle, unless British Airways are giving away free flights.)
The above list will be updated as and when more people decide to join us.

Derek

Edited by jdaw1 to correct the date. March is wrong; February is correct; 2019 wrong; 2010 correct.
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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by jdaw1 » 12:51 Fri 08 Jan 2010

DRT wrote:Monday 1st March 2010
Err, Monday 1st February 2010. (Edit: since corrected.)
DRT wrote:JDAW and I
It looks like I’m included. Hurray!
DRT wrote:a randomly selected bottle of VP
It is somewhat difficult to define ‘randomness’, as it depends on the knowledge of the observer. Nonetheless, the selection of my bottle might not be very random.

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Post by benread » 14:08 Fri 08 Jan 2010

DRT wrote:When: Monday, 1 February 2019, 18:30pm.
Thank you for the advance notice! I am already out the following evening, so it may take some negotiation but I will see what I can do!

Edited by jdaw1 to correct the quotation of DRT’s initially wrong date. March is wrong; February is correct. Just to prevent later confusion by others.
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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by DRT » 16:45 Fri 08 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:a randomly selected bottle of VP
It is somewhat difficult to define ‘randomness’, as it depends on the knowledge of the observer. Nonetheless, the selection of my bottle might not be very random.
In this instance "random" is defined as: "whichever bottle of port you wish to share with friends with there being no defined theme that you need to stick to other than the bottle you bring must contain Port".
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Post by jdaw1 » 17:58 Fri 08 Jan 2010

Ben has remarked that I failed to notice Derek’s choice of year as well as month. Re-correcting.

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Post by AHB » 16:39 Mon 11 Jan 2010

I have nothing in my diary to cause me to be elsewhere on 1 Feb. For the moment, please include me on the list of participants.
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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by DRT » 21:47 Mon 11 Jan 2010

AHB wrote:I have nothing in my diary to cause me to be elsewhere on 1 Feb. For the moment, please include me on the list of participants.
Done.
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Post by Glenn E. » 21:51 Mon 11 Jan 2010

AHB wrote:I have nothing in my diary to cause me to be elsewhere on 1 Feb.
If only it were so easy. I find myself in a similar situation, but alas I find that I also have nothing in my wallet, and last I checked British Airways was still requiring payment for their services.

Raise a glass for me. I will join you in spirit (and with spirits) from Seattle.
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Post by DRT » 22:21 Mon 11 Jan 2010

Glenn E. wrote: I will join you in spirit (and with spirits) from Seattle.
Added to Attendees list.
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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by Axel P » 15:06 Wed 13 Jan 2010

Since that will be the first day of me to drink Port again, I will open a bottle and will think of you sitting in the Crusting Pipe. Please enjoy the tasting.

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Post by Cookie » 20:30 Fri 15 Jan 2010

I will be delighted to join you on 1st Feb...loooking forward to it.

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Post by DRT » 22:11 Sun 17 Jan 2010

Attendee list updated to include Christopher and Cookie. 88)

Any more?
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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by benread » 22:14 Sun 17 Jan 2010

Can I make it a provisional "yes" please.
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Post by DRT » 22:19 Sun 17 Jan 2010

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by jdaw1 » 00:53 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Current draft of the placemats.

But what should I bring? Ch85? OBV70? V92? F85? D70? Please express a preference.

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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by DRT » 03:10 Mon 18 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Current draft of the placemats.

But what should I bring? Ch85? OBV70? V92? F85? D70? Please express a preference.
Hmmm? What a dilema. A list with F85 in it. Hmmm? Let me think for a while. Hmmm? Oh, go on then, please bring an F85. :roll: :piginpoo: :nirvana:
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Post by jdaw1 » 12:16 Mon 18 Jan 2010

But it’s too young. Surely you’d rather that we drank it in ten years, wisely using the time to drink the older already-mature stuff?

OK, maybe not. Is Derek’s haste unanimous?

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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 14:33 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Why not drink the Dow 70? It's gorgeous.

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Post by jdaw1 » 14:52 Mon 18 Jan 2010

RonnieRoots wrote:Why not drink the Dow 70? It's gorgeous.
Very true. Delicious. But OBV70 is seen less often, so more interesting.

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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by DRT » 20:56 Mon 18 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:But it’s too young. Surely you’d rather that we drank it in ten years, wisely using the time to drink the older already-mature stuff?

OK, maybe not. Is Derek’s haste unanimous?
You are correct. It is too young and too good to "waste" in such an unstructured event. OBV70 would be perfect.
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:05 Mon 18 Jan 2010

DRT wrote:You are correct. It is too young and too good to "waste" in such an unstructured event. OBV70 would be perfect.
But most people have never had Ch85, which is drinking very nicely, and as it is very rare indeed, are unlikely to taste it except at an event just like this.

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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by DRT » 22:58 Mon 18 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:You are correct. It is too young and too good to "waste" in such an unstructured event. OBV70 would be perfect.
But most people have never had Ch85, which is drinking very nicely, and as it is very rare indeed, are unlikely to taste it except at an event just like this.
Why did you ask?
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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by jdaw1 » 23:10 Mon 18 Jan 2010

DRT wrote:Why did you ask?
I think there are solid reasons for D70, OBV70 and Ch85. The arguments for each should be considered.

The V92 (source: ‘Mr. V.’) overlaps with a subsequent tasting; and the F85 is too young. But each of D70, OBV70 and Ch85 is a sensible choice, and I don’t know for which I would vote.

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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by benread » 07:01 Tue 19 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:But OBV70 is seen less often...
Except when acquiring bottles from our friendly Essex based supplier!
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Re: 1 Feb 2010 - Crusting Pipe - Bring a bottle of Port

Post by AHB » 14:14 Tue 19 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Why did you ask?
I think there are solid reasons for D70, OBV70 and Ch85. The arguments for each should be considered.

The V92 (source: ‘Mr. V.’) overlaps with a subsequent tasting; and the F85 is too young. But each of D70, OBV70 and Ch85 is a sensible choice, and I don’t know for which I would vote.
But aren't you missing the theme? This isn't a theme that says "Bring the bottle that most people vote for", it's "Bring a random bottle". You've selected a population, now choose a bottle at random.

But I would agree that the Vesuvio '92 would be a fine port to drink at the Vesuvio vertical - are you attending? I must take a look at the Vesuvio attendees list. If you are attending I would suggest moving the V92 out of the population for random choice for 1st Feb and using it on Feb 23. Choose randomly among the others.

If you are not attending on Feb 23 then leave the V92 in the population since it is unlikely that we will have a bottle of this vintage since no-one else has said they have one.
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