Anything but vintage II

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Anything but vintage II

Post by uncle tom » 11:54 Mon 04 Jul 2011

It's summer time, so time for an offline with tawnies, whites, colheitas, LBVs, crusted - in fact anything - except VP..

Crusting pipe perhaps? Dates that suit?

I'm free on most dates this month - but may nip over to the US second week of next month..

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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by RAYC » 12:01 Mon 04 Jul 2011

I have a couple of good candidates to choose from.

With the exception of this week, I am generally free.
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by JacobH » 15:03 Mon 04 Jul 2011

I’m leaving on Monday for about a month so although I’d love to come, I don’t think it’ll be possible.
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Post by RAYC » 15:25 Mon 04 Jul 2011

JacobH wrote:I’m leaving on Monday for about a month so although I’d love to come, I don’t think it’ll be possible.
Despite resolving to have a low key (low alcohol) week, I could be persuaded if you were keen for this to be called at short notice.
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Post by JacobH » 15:31 Mon 04 Jul 2011

RAYC wrote:Despite resolving to have a low key (low alcohol) week, I could be persuaded if you were keen for this to be called at short notice.
What nights are you free? Without wishing to hijack Tom’s thread, I’d be keen for a preliminary non-vintage tasting!
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Post by RAYC » 15:37 Mon 04 Jul 2011

JacobH wrote:
RAYC wrote:Despite resolving to have a low key (low alcohol) week, I could be persuaded if you were keen for this to be called at short notice.
What nights are you free? Without wishing to hijack Tom’s thread, I’d be keen for a preliminary non-vintage tasting!
Wednesday and Thursday would work for me.
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by uncle tom » 17:55 Mon 04 Jul 2011

I could be free Thursday - for a warm-up if necessary - if it's too short notice for others..

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Post by DRT » 19:20 Mon 04 Jul 2011

Did someone say Thursday? :D

I'm in!
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Post by benread » 19:32 Mon 04 Jul 2011

Assuming Thursday does not become the said event, I would be keen on the theme "Anything but vintage II" as I have something very suitable for this! My availability will be marginal though, so chose a date and I will see what I can do. (Kids!)
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by uncle tom » 23:45 Mon 04 Jul 2011

OK, it looks like a warm-up ABV event, CP, this Thursday 7th..

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Post by DRT » 07:23 Tue 05 Jul 2011

6:30?
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by RAYC » 10:53 Tue 05 Jul 2011

I am coming from Slough so will be there by 7.00/7.15, but will not be offended if you start without me.
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Post by AHB » 12:17 Tue 05 Jul 2011

I'll be in London on Thursday but will be at the cricket in the evening. Have fun, chaps, I'll think of you as I pass by Covent Garden.
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Post by JacobH » 20:36 Tue 05 Jul 2011

Would anyone be able to get there a bit earlier (say 6 or even before?). It looks like I might have to leave before eating, so an earlier start would be good for me.

Do we need to book a table?
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Post by RAYC » 23:22 Tue 05 Jul 2011

JacobH wrote:Would anyone be able to get there a bit earlier (say 6 or even before?). It looks like I might have to leave before eating, so an earlier start would be good for me.
I do my best to get out early enough to arrive for 6, but cannot commit.
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Post by RAYC » 23:25 Tue 05 Jul 2011

JacobH wrote:Do we need to book a table?
Yes - especially if that is the royal "we"!

There is one other TPF member who may attend, but 5 should still be suitable for the board room.
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Post by JacobH » 23:27 Tue 05 Jul 2011

RAYC wrote:Yes - especially if that is the royal "we"!

There is one other TPF member who may attend, but 5 should still be suitable for the board room.
Ok, but considering the time and that the previously full half-bottle of Croft LBV beside me is now empty, I’ll give them a ring tomorrow, unless anyone has an objections?
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Post by DRT » 23:48 Tue 05 Jul 2011

Jacob,

I can be there at 6pm.

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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by RAYC » 00:30 Wed 06 Jul 2011

JacobH wrote: considering the time and that the previously full half-bottle of Croft LBV beside me is now empty
I have found myself in the same situation on a number of occasions recently...
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by WS1 » 04:55 Wed 06 Jul 2011

Hi there,

had not seen initially this thread and was not sure if I can make it. Should work now. However would prefer to start at 6:00 PM in order to leave ealier. Will have a gym session on Friday morning :?
Also just for clarification, the theme means I can legitimatelly bring a sherry or a Australian Tawny/VP type wine, Madeira, Malaga or any colheita or Tawny type of wine?

Sorry but sometimes i do not fully understand the English language :roll: :lol:

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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by RAYC » 09:10 Wed 06 Jul 2011

uncle tom wrote: .. 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!)
This was the memo from AbV I. Tom might be able to confirm whether it still holds true!
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by JacobH » 11:37 Wed 06 Jul 2011

RAYC wrote:This was the memo from AbV I. Tom might be able to confirm whether it still holds true!
Invoking rule 39(c), I’ll make an executive decision that anything goes: tawny, sherry, ‟Ports” from the New World, madeira, masala, vins doux naturels are all welcome.
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by JacobH » 11:59 Wed 06 Jul 2011

I’ve booked the Board Room tomorrow from about 6 since that seems to be when some of the early people can make it 88)
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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by uncle tom » 13:30 Wed 06 Jul 2011

Well done Jacob,

Re. rule 39(c) pt2 ss.3c

- If it drinks well, bring it.

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Re: Anything but vintage II

Post by RAYC » 14:16 Wed 06 Jul 2011

Plus - apparently - this is only the warm-up and not the real AbV II... :996600:
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