1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, 2nd of March 2012

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1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, 2nd of March 2012

Post by WS1 » 12:02 Sat 01 May 2010

Dear all,

I would like to organise a 1980 horizontal. Since there was already one Wokingham in May 2008 the location for this one will be Levekusen in Germany. I think 30 years after release it is the perfect time to find out what is what and see how the vintage is like. The tasting will include:

Nacional
Dow
Warre
Grahams
Niepoort
Taylor
Fonseca
Smith Woodhouse
Quarles Harris
Sandemann
Gould Campell
Offley
Royal Oporto
Borges
Calem da Foz
Delaforce Quinta da Corte
Croft Quinta da Roeda
Ferreira
Messias Cachao
Ramos Pinto

Despite it is far away I thought it is a good idea to find out interest and in order to have enough time to eventally be able to complete the line up :wink: :lol:


confirmed interests (will become attendees if they do not pull out before and the event goes ahead as planned):

Dirk & Nina
Joao M.
Wolfgang S.
Axel P.
Martin R.
Rob. C.
Viola C.
Ralf L.
Janek S.
Sascha S.
Christopher P.
Richard V.
Dirk B.

regards

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by DrDirk » 21:43 Sat 01 May 2010

I will join the tasting :nirvana:
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by Axel P » 18:24 Sun 02 May 2010

Axel +3, please.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by AHB » 22:15 Mon 03 May 2010

My opportunities to travel to Germany are quite limited these days, but I'm interested as a possibility. What would be the nearest airport for Leverkusen?
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by WS1 » 21:43 Tue 04 May 2010

Hi Alex,

the nearest airport is Cologne. There are various airlines who go there from various London airports. Other alternatives, a bit further away are Dusseldorf, Dortmund and Frankfurt (furthest; you would need then also to use the very fast train to Cologne ).

Hope to see you there

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by VJR » 21:47 Tue 04 May 2010

Wolfgang - great initiative with a vintage that deserves more attention - please put me down.
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by WS1 » 21:55 Fri 07 May 2010

with pleasure, updated with interested people.

Hmmmm we are already 9 interested people if there no changes; I fear the tasting fills up quicker than I thought.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by KillerB » 09:48 Sat 08 May 2010

Port of Interest - oh go on then, put me down. No, not like a dog or even a heckler, but as I'd like to go.
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by WS1 » 10:06 Sat 08 May 2010

:) :lol: and updated.
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by Cookie » 07:36 Thu 13 May 2010

With that much notice how could I refuse...please include me on this one. :D
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by WS1 » 07:04 Tue 18 Jan 2011

updated with RAYC and Cookie; the tasting seems to fill up ~ 1 year in advance; like that 88) :D
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 11:38 Tue 18 Jan 2011

Next task: choose a date.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 15:47 Tue 18 Jan 2011

Also, when you have time, please do post pictures of the labels of the Nacional, Offley, Royal Oporto, Borges, Cálem Foz, Delaforce Quinta da Corte, and Messias Cachão. Thank you.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by Chris Doty » 19:18 Wed 02 Feb 2011

Love the idea Wolfgang. A bit hard for me to plan that far ahead, but can we put me down for +1?

Long time no see btw -- let's try to hit up TCP sometime soon.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by WS1 » 09:13 Sat 05 Feb 2011

Hi Chris,

have included you in the List. Also updated the list of Ports to include Calem. BTW the tasting may also include a second bt of Calem da Foz. My initial bt was sourced in Portugal (bt has never left the country) , but then I found another one in Tokyo, which a good friend of mine bought for me and send it to me via the shipping way during winter. :lol:
We then can see if transport may/can make a difference.

Hi Julian,

will take pictures and put them the next time I am near to the bts; They are lying somewhere in my cellar in Germany.

regards

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 10:04 Sat 05 Feb 2011

WS1 wrote:Hi Julian,

will take pictures and put them the next time I am near to the bts; They are lying somewhere in my cellar in Germany.
Thank you.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by WS1 » 20:26 Tue 30 Aug 2011

Hi Julian,

I am afraid so far no news on the pictures to be taken. But I will make sure that they will be taken. The ports are already in Axel's cellar near Leverkusen. Though there is also good news; we got a date and the venue, Bayercasino Leverkusen, confirmed. The date is the 17th of February next year. The tasting is likely to start ~6:30 PM. Further details will follow later.

To all confirmed interets,

can you please let me know if you can make it on this date?

regards

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, 17th of February 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 10:43 Wed 31 Aug 2011

To encourage picture-tasting, I have prepared the first draft of the placemats (link broken as date change has caused a change in the filename).
  • The organisers need to give some thought as to the ordering of the ports.
  • There will be how many bottles of Cálem Quinta do Foz?
  • Some names are missing.
  • I have not included decanter labels, nor any sticky labels. If wrong, instruct.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, early spring 2012

Post by AHB » 21:58 Thu 01 Sep 2011

WS1 wrote:To all confirmed interets,

can you please let me know if you can make it on this date?
I won't know for sure if I can make it until much nearer the time as I do not (yet) have any plans to be in Bonn the week of 17th Feb. Can I request that I be made a provisional attendee and anyone who can confirm their attendance be given priority over me?
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, 17th of February 2012

Post by RAYC » 11:56 Mon 05 Sep 2011

Wolfgang - 17th February is good for me, though i will have a slight concern if i end up as the only non-German speaker!

Is there a recommended hotel?
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, 17th of February 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 12:18 Mon 05 Sep 2011

I was the only non-speaker of German at the Niepoort vertical, and a triumph of polite accommodation of a guest events proceeded in English. I thanked everybody at the end of the evening.

The tasting is in the Bayer Gastronomie Kasino Leverkusen. Stay there.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, 17th of February 2012

Post by WS1 » 05:59 Thu 20 Oct 2011

Hi there,

apologies for any confusion, but due to organisatorial problems (colision with the essentia do vinho) the the tasting needs to be moved probably by a week. So new provisional date the 24th of February.

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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, proviso 24th of February 2012

Post by RAYC » 18:11 Thu 20 Oct 2011

Still good by me.

May be worth a PM in case people have forgotten that they signed up!
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, proviso 24th of February 2012

Post by AHB » 22:28 Thu 20 Oct 2011

You'd better change my status to provisional and let anyone who can confirm take priority over me.
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Re: 1980 Horizontal - Leverkusen, proviso 24th of February 2012

Post by WS1 » 22:49 Thu 20 Oct 2011

Hi Alex,

will do. Once more sorry for the confusion/trouble caused.

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