Anything but vintage (1) - 5th August

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Anything but vintage (1) - 5th August

Post by uncle tom » 11:21 Thu 29 Jul 2010

An informal gathering, with the simple theme of bringing a bottle to share that isn't VP.

Wine or other fortified liquor welcome as well as port.

Confirmed as Thursday August 5th @ 6.30 p.m. - Crusting Pipe

Attendees:

Tom
Wolfgang
Chris D.
Ben
Cookie
Julian ??


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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by Chris Doty » 11:45 Thu 29 Jul 2010

I'm game, huckleberry. Would next Monday night work?

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by JacobH » 11:47 Thu 29 Jul 2010

uncle tom wrote:Anyone fancy a little gathering, possibly at the Crusting Pipe; possibly quite soon, with the simple theme of bringing a bottle to share that isn't VP?

- Date? (I'm more or less free for the next ten days)
I'm afraid I'm just about to go away on holiday for 10 days or so so will probably have to give this a miss. Sorry!
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by benread » 13:05 Thu 29 Jul 2010

It is possible Thursday 5th might work, subject to permission from SWMBO! Let me check tonight.
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by WS1 » 16:05 Thu 29 Jul 2010

Hi there,

sounds great. Can you please specify a bit more? Not VP may also mean I can bring some Wine etc.

Please also specify the date, since I cannot do every evening. Also worth mentioning that from the 3rd to the 7th of August there is the Great British Beer Festival on. Not that this is any important to me being German but it is still worth mentioning I think. :lol:

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by uncle tom » 20:39 Thu 29 Jul 2010

Wolfgang,

Let us know what you can't do, so we can narrow down the possible dates..

.. a little wine would be fine - a decent madeira also maybe; even a sherry - if it promises to be really good!

An easy agenda - just no VP (for once!)

Tom
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by angeleyes » 09:39 Fri 30 Jul 2010

Good suggestion.

Went to a fantastic sherry and tapas tasting at Gordon's Wine Bar the other day - or at least it was billed as a tasting but turned out to be a seven course meal lasting 6 hours! So, I may be tempted to bring a sherry if the date suits (and I can get permission also!)
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by jdaw1 » 10:16 Fri 30 Jul 2010

If placemats are wanted, happy to oblige. As always what is needed, as the small-tasting minimum, are lists of people and of wines, a location and a date.

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by benread » 13:07 Fri 30 Jul 2010

I take it colheita, LBV, Crusted etc are acceptable? Wouldn't want a port free night, but something other than VP is a nice theme.
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by uncle tom » 13:16 Fri 30 Jul 2010

I take it colheita, LBV, Crusted etc are acceptable? Wouldn't want a port free night, but something other than VP is a nice theme.
Sure - vintage character, garrafeira, aged tawnies..

..anything but VP

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by benread » 17:24 Fri 30 Jul 2010

Permission granted if Thursday 5th suits a majority.
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by AHB » 17:29 Fri 30 Jul 2010

I love the theme and would love to have been able to make it, but nothing before August 16 would work for me.
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by jdaw1 » 17:44 Fri 30 Jul 2010

The theme is very reusable.

The placemats might even be titled ‟Anything But Vintage (I)”.

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by uncle tom » 18:52 Fri 30 Jul 2010

The theme is very reusable.

The placemats might even be titled ‟Anything But Vintage (I)”.
A good regular theme for a high summer bash - why not..
Permission granted if Thursday 5th suits a majority.
Good by me - difficult for anyone?

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by angeleyes » 20:23 Fri 30 Jul 2010

Latter half of August is better for me, so another time alas.
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by Cookie » 10:30 Sat 31 Jul 2010

I do believe I would be available for such an occasion...are we blind tasting or declaring?
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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by jdaw1 » 11:13 Sat 31 Jul 2010

Does ‟Anything” allow non-grape alcohol?

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by uncle tom » 11:52 Sat 31 Jul 2010

Does ‟Anything” allow non-grape alcohol?
Would that be a bottle of scotch..

..or a '72 LBV?

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by uncle tom » 11:54 Sat 31 Jul 2010

...are we blind tasting or declaring?
Blind-ish I would think..

..fun to see what turns up..

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by WS1 » 10:07 Sun 01 Aug 2010

Tom,

cool, will bring some Wine then. Not sure what it will be since I am in the middle of moving and therfore I am handicapped by accessabilty. :? :roll:

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by WS1 » 16:21 Sun 01 Aug 2010

uups forgot to add Thursday the 5t of August is fine by me

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Re: Anything but vintage..?

Post by uncle tom » 19:00 Sun 01 Aug 2010

Ok then Thursday it is then at The Crusting pipe..

..opening post updated to show attendees

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Re: Anything but vintage (1) - 5th August

Post by jdaw1 » 10:09 Mon 02 Aug 2010

First draft of the placemats.

Sorry, I will not be there.

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Re: Anything but vintage (1) - 5th August

Post by Chris Doty » 18:01 Thu 05 Aug 2010

Well gents, I had been doing fairly well lately, but I'm afraid it looks like I'm going to be stuck at the office for a while. Looks like I'm going to have to miss the tasting tonight.

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Re: Anything but vintage (1) - 5th August

Post by uncle tom » 01:01 Fri 06 Aug 2010

Pity Chris, you missed a good night - superb hospitality from the CP as always, and an eclectic mix of beverages..

Abv (II) pencilled in for next August!

Tom
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