The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007

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The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007

Post by DRT » 02:02 Fri 13 Jul 2007

Offline at Conky's house in St Helens, Mersyside, UK on 1st Sep 07

Confirmed attendees:
  • Corky
  • jdaw1
  • KillerB
  • Derek T.
Possible attendees:
  • Jay P.
  • Uncle Tom
  • Anyone else?
Wines:
  • Fonseca 1920*
  • Fonseca 1963
  • Fonseca 1966
  • Fonseca 1975
  • Fonseca 1980
  • Fonseca 1985
  • Fonseca 2000
Come on guys, chuck your oar in :wink:

Derek

* F1920 is a re-bottled 750ml from a leaky magnum I bought 3 years ago - this one would come along mostly for fun as I have a feeling it is somewhat past its best :?
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Post by KillerB » 10:09 Fri 13 Jul 2007

Which of those is the previously mentioned off-year?
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 13:51 Fri 13 Jul 2007

KillerB wrote:Which of those is the previously mentioned off-year?
Those are just the wines that jdaw is supplying. The rest of us need to come up with one or more off-years for our contributions :wink:

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all the 1945s that I am permitted to take as carry-on

Post by jdaw1 » 15:20 Fri 13 Jul 2007

A double-horizontal sounds excellent. And indeed I have accepted Conky’s kind invitation, but will be arriving directly from the US. Of course I will be bringing all the 1945s, but don’t trust them in the hold. So I will be bringing all the 1945s that I am permitted to take as carry-on luggage.

(I’ll pay my share of £ cost of the port — sorry lads and lasses, best I can do.)

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Post by DRT » 10:30 Sat 14 Jul 2007

I'm only guessing here but I think the 1945 & 1948 double horizontal idea, whilst no doubt fabulous, is too rich for most of our merry little band, including me.

Perhaps going back the original suggestion of a line-up of wines from off-vintages with some sort of agreement on the overall cost that we will share between us. We could work in a suitable netting off process for wines supplied by attendees from their own cellar?

Thoughts?

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Post by Conky » 10:49 Sat 14 Jul 2007

Just been on Wine-Searcher checking out 45's. Gulp!!! :shock:
£400/£500 a bottle is a bit steep! I'd chip in towards one bottle like that, but when you then get a couple of other 'normal' ones, I'll be well spent up.
Was a lovely thought though. In my naivety, I was thinking they'd be 150-200, and I was mulling over whether I could stretch to that! :(

So I suppose we need a more realistic theme. Thinking Cap on. I know it could wait another decade, but that Fonseca 85 is winking at me, could that be the catalyst? Fonseca's, or 70's and 80's?

Am I right in thinking Julian would rather us supply the bottles and he'll just chip in when he gets here. Sounds fine.

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Post by DRT » 11:38 Sat 14 Jul 2007

I have F66, F75, F85 and F00 if we decide on an F night :wink:
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Post by Conky » 11:44 Sat 14 Jul 2007

What would you bring the F00 for? Do you want a rich source in the Spag Bol? :D

So Jdaw1 brings the F45 :lol: :wink: :lol: And we're nearly there!

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Post by DRT » 11:47 Sat 14 Jul 2007

Conky wrote:What would you bring the F00 for?
Jay might turn up :wink:

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A Fonseca night would be excellent for me

Post by jdaw1 » 12:59 Sat 14 Jul 2007

A Fonseca night would be excellent for me. I have never had a Fonseca vertical. Oooooh, missus!
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The F Plan???

Post by Conky » 21:11 Sat 14 Jul 2007

We can always change our minds, but, I have the 85. I'll start to look for a 63. Derek has the 66 and the 75. We can PM Jdaw1 and discuss what bottle we can buy on his behalf. That would give us 5 Fonseca's. If anyone else can come they can try to bring a Fonseca of their own. We can add a few other bottles of Fun and Frivolity, and the line up is beginning to take shape!

Now with Fun, Frivolity and Fonseca. I think we are developing the F Plan!

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Post by DRT » 09:24 Sun 15 Jul 2007

I like the F Plan 88)

I have updated the list of wines at the top of this thread with those that Conky and I have agreed to throw into the line-up. I will keep this list up to date as things develop.

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Post by Conky » 13:21 Sun 15 Jul 2007

You can confirm the 63. I've found a source. Good price, excellent provenance.
Is that enough crawling Uncle Tom? :wink:

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Perhaps someone can bring a Fonseca from their cellar,

Post by jdaw1 » 22:10 Sun 15 Jul 2007

Perhaps someone can bring a Fonseca from their cellar, on my behalf, with my settling as appropriate?

Edit, having read my PMs: yes, I would be willing to ‘bring’ half a bottle of Fonseca 1927.

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Post by KillerB » 22:55 Sun 15 Jul 2007

I have a 1980 which is not on the list. No worries about settling, it might be a good idea to bring a Guimaraens as well.
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Post by DRT » 22:57 Sun 15 Jul 2007

KillerB wrote: it might be a good idea to bring a Guimaraens as well.
I can introduce 1965, 1986 and 1987 as possibles for an FG Vertical

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Post by DRT » 22:58 Sun 15 Jul 2007

KillerB wrote: it might be a good idea to bring a Guimaraens as well.
I can introduce 1965, 1986 and 1987 as possibles for an FG Vertical

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Post by KillerB » 22:59 Sun 15 Jul 2007

I have the 86 as well so can drag it but I'd like a go at the 87... hint.
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Post by DRT » 23:07 Sun 15 Jul 2007

OK - lots going on behind the scenes here but at the moment we have 5 possible attendees (excluding Jay who remains welcome to join in) and 15 bottles of port, not counting the ones Conky said we were bringing for fun :shock:

Confirmed wines are Fonseca:
  • 1920
  • 1963
  • 1966
  • 1975
  • 1985
  • 2000
Possibles are:
  • 1927
  • 1970
  • 1977
  • 1980
  • 1983
  • 1992
Plus:
  • Guimareans 1965
  • Guimaraens 1986
  • Guimareans 1987
We need more poeple :wink:

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Post by RonnieRoots » 23:18 Sun 15 Jul 2007

Wow, I'd love to be there, but I'm afraid I can't possibly make it. It surely looks like a legendary event already.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 23:27 Sun 15 Jul 2007

I wish I could easily fly over, but budget and work say otherwise. but I do plan on getting over there sometime in the near future to meet everyone, have some great laughs, and share some Ports. Have a good time guys.

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Post by Todd P » 06:06 Mon 16 Jul 2007

Alas, I would also love to join you all, however I am on holidays with the family on the West Coast of Canada. Something tells me that if I leave them, I'd best just STAY in the UK! :) (Wait, remind me of the downside again??? ;) :twisted: :lol: :lol: )

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Post by RonnieRoots » 09:22 Mon 16 Jul 2007

Hi Todd, which part of the west coast are you heading? We spent our holiday 2004 in Canada (Rockies, Okanagan, Vancouver and the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island). It was one of the most beautiful holidays we ever had!

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Post by Jay P » 06:35 Tue 17 Jul 2007

Derek T. wrote:
Conky wrote:What would you bring the F00 for?
Jay might turn up :wink:

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I'll take the 20 and 27 over the 2000, thanks. I'm not at all sure I can make it although I intend to try. Like Julian, if I could come, I would need to bring cash instead of bottles.
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Post by DRT » 17:33 Tue 17 Jul 2007

Jay,

You are obviously welcome to share all the other bottles but I thought you would be best placed to tell us how the 2000 was "coming along" :wink: :lol:

I do hope you can get over - this line-up is starting to look fairly specacular and a few more mouths (and wallets) may enable it to get longer or more dense :D

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