Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

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Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by AHB » 00:07 Sat 20 Feb 2010

2010 is the fiftieth anniversary of both the 1960 vintage and Uncle Tom. To celebrate this happy coincidence, we have decided to organise a horizontal of 1960 vintage port. The location will be London, but the exact venue will be chosen nearer the time.

Anyone who would be interested in helping to celebrate Uncle Tom's half century, please say so here. Please also mention any 1960 vintages that you may be able to offer for this tasting.

CONFIRMED
1) THRA
2) AHB
3) Oscar Quevedo
4) DRT
5) Chris Doty
6) *vacancy
7) RLC
8) KillerB
9) Keytohiway
10) JDAW
11) Giles Wigoder
12) *vacancy
13) Gustavo Devesas (looking to adopt)
14) Raul Alex (looking to adopt)

VINTAGES AVAILABLE
Cockburn
Ferreira
Dow
Croft
Martinez
Ferriera
Quinta do Rei
Quinta do Noval
Warre (a donation from Dominic Symington)
Sandeman
Fonseca
Delaforce
Taylor
Graham
Dow
uncle tom wrote:I have:
Gonzalez Byass
Sibio (Q.)

Smith Woodhouse and Calem would also be very welcome.

As you think about this tasting, please bear in mind that there is also a 1978 tasting on the previous Friday.

Gustavo and Raul added by DRT on 7 Apr 2010
Noval (OQ) and Warre (DMS) added by DRT on 20 Apr 2010
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by DRT » 00:12 Sat 20 Feb 2010

I'm in - and I hope that's my Cockburn you've already added to the list as it's the only 1960 I have :wink:
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by Chris Doty » 01:50 Sat 20 Feb 2010

Sounds like a grand time. Please count me in. I believe I have a bottle of 1960 Croft running around here somewhere.

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by benread » 07:22 Sat 20 Feb 2010

I will need to secure permission and special dispensation, being a Wednesday. Subject to that, it would seem a suitable moment to open one of my 2 remaining bottles of 1960 Dow, laid down for me at birth by my grandfather. I also believe his firm imported them.
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by WS1 » 20:31 Sun 21 Feb 2010

Hi there,

if still possible I also would like to attend. Will bring the Niepoort 1960 if this is OK.

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by DRT » 21:05 Sun 21 Feb 2010

WS1 wrote:if still possible I also would like to attend. Will bring the Niepoort 1960 if this is OK.
Wolfgang, I must warn you that this event has all the signs of turning into a Tasting :wink:
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by WS1 » 22:19 Sun 21 Feb 2010

DRT wrote:
WS1 wrote:if still possible I also would like to attend. Will bring the Niepoort 1960 if this is OK.
Wolfgang, I must warn you that this event has all the signs of turning into a Tasting :wink:
Yep, you are right, this goes straight into a tasting. :lol: In this case I do not mind since it is Tom's birthday, a 1960 horicontal is a good thing and I like the 1960s Ports very much. Have also one bt da Silvas Quinta do Noval 1960 which was not metioned so far. All in all I think I can handle this 88) :lol:

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by Cookie » 11:13 Wed 24 Feb 2010

Please add me to the list of confirmed...I have a Martinez '60 to contribute. :D

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by KillerB » 12:17 Wed 24 Feb 2010

Please add me in, I will probably have to adopt but will look around for something in the meantime.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by keytohwy » 06:03 Fri 26 Feb 2010

Coming to UK in May...are Yanks allowed in?

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by DRT » 09:05 Fri 26 Feb 2010

keytohwy wrote:Coming to UK in May...are Yanks allowed in?

keytohwy
No problem - just don't come over with a supply of chocolate and stockings and try to steal all our women :wink: :lol:

Your name will be added to the list. Will you be alone or do you need to reserve a +1?

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by jdaw1 » 13:35 Fri 26 Feb 2010

Subject to permission, I’m in.

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Post by DRT » 16:06 Fri 26 Feb 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Subject to permission, I’m in.
Please remember to ask.
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by jdaw1 » 16:18 Fri 26 Feb 2010

AHB wrote:VINTAGES AVAILABLE
Cockburn
Ferreira
Dow, subject to special dispensation
Croft
Niepoort
I have Sandeman and Fonseca.

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by keytohwy » 16:49 Fri 26 Feb 2010

DRT wrote:
keytohwy wrote:Coming to UK in May...are Yanks allowed in?

keytohwy
No problem - just don't come over with a supply of chocolate and stockings and try to steal all our women :wink: :lol:

Your name will be added to the list. Will you be alone or do you need to reserve a +1?

Derek
Fair enough. Both of my grandfathers did that already. I married a Berkshire girl, but technically, she was already living in the US.

Anyway, glad to come. I'll most likely be alone, but will firm that up closer to the date.

No 60's in my cellar, but I'll look around. Do two 85's equal a 60?

Looking forward to it,
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by DRT » 16:58 Fri 26 Feb 2010

keytohwy wrote:I'll most likely be alone, but will firm that up closer to the date.

No 60's in my cellar, but I'll look around. Do two 85's equal a 60?
The tasting will be limited to 14 people so we may not be able to add a +1 later.

Sorry, this will be a 1960 line-up only but we are likely to have some bottles that can be "adopted" at reasonable cost. Keep an eye on this thread as things evolve, I'm sure it will all work out fine :wink:
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by keytohwy » 17:17 Fri 26 Feb 2010

DRT wrote:
keytohwy wrote:I'll most likely be alone, but will firm that up closer to the date.

No 60's in my cellar, but I'll look around. Do two 85's equal a 60?
The tasting will be limited to 14 people so we may not be able to add a +1 later.

Sorry, this will be a 1960 line-up only but we are likely to have some bottles that can be "adopted" at reasonable cost. Keep an eye on this thread as things evolve, I'm sure it will all work out fine :wink:
Got it, thanks! Not sure how well it would travel from here anyway. But again, I'll keep my eye out here. I've got a 1970 horizontal going for my 40th this year, so I've been scouring some of the local shops anyway.

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by AHB » 22:41 Thu 11 Mar 2010

Just a quick note to say that I've just updated the first post on this thread to reflect the people who have said that they would like to attend this offline. Unless anyone has an alternative suggestion, would the Crusting Pipe seem an appropriate place to welcome an American visitor with a Berkshire wife to his first port offline in London?
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by SCP-DFF » 08:13 Fri 12 Mar 2010

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Subject to permission, I’m in.
Please remember to ask.
This is how my husband likes to communicate with me. There's no longer open, live, one-on-one discussing. Ok, so he asked. Sure he can go. But that depends on a lot of things. :evil:

Stay tuned.

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by jdaw1 » 10:20 Fri 12 Mar 2010

SCP-DFF wrote:But that depends on a lot of things.
This is going to be expensive. I suspect that offering to share a bottle of Cruz 1975 won’t be enough: this might even take as much as two bottles of 1970.

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by Glenn E. » 20:24 Fri 12 Mar 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
SCP-DFF wrote:But that depends on a lot of things.
This is going to be expensive. I suspect that offering to share a bottle of Cruz 1975 won’t be enough: this might even take as much as two bottles of 1970.
You say that as if sharing two bottles of 1970 VP is a bad thing!

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by WS1 » 22:29 Sun 14 Mar 2010

Hi there,

apologies, but I fear I cannot come and have to drop out. Looks like I will be in Paris on the 19th of May on a conference. :(

Enjoy uncle Toms birthday tasting.

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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by AHB » 00:42 Sun 21 Mar 2010

WS1 wrote:Hi there,

apologies, but I fear I cannot come and have to drop out. Looks like I will be in Paris on the 19th of May on a conference. :(

Enjoy uncle Toms birthday tasting.

regards

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Attendee list updated.

If JDAW forgets to ask for permission, perhaps TPF could see the first, multi-location offline with simultaneous offlines with the same theme in London and Paris on 19th May.
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by DRT » 00:48 Sun 21 Mar 2010

AHB wrote:As you think about this tasting, please bear in mind that there is also a 1978 tasting on the previous Friday.
AHB is obviously thinking what I'm thinking :twisted:
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Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Post by AHB » 00:42 Sat 27 Mar 2010

Giles Wigoder will be added to the list of attendees shortly
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