20 December - TCP

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20 December - TCP

Post by RAYC » 12:05 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Theme: Vintage Port!
Date/time: 6.30 on Tuesday 20 December
Location: TCP, Covent Garden
Attendees:
RAYC
jdaw1
[AHB - t.b.c.]
[Alex M. - t.b.c.]
[RAYC+1]

Tunnel booked, special steaks ordered (for 3, with option of a fourth).

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If anyone wanted to share a bottle of port or two in London on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the final week before Xmas (19th/20th/21st), I would certainly be keen and know of at least one other TPF member who might be thirsty.

Nothing fancy - i will enquire with TCP if there's some take-up.


I still have not furnished my flat so plenty of space available if anyone based outside London needs a place to stay.
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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by AHB » 16:24 Mon 12 Dec 2011

I can't make Monday but could be persuaded to be in London on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by RAYC » 16:39 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Good stuff - though if it turns out to be just us, perhaps a Berkshire-based tasting might be more convenient for both!
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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by PhilW » 10:08 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Nice idea, but unfortunately I won't be able to make this one.

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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by AHB » 11:13 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Now I can't make Wednesday
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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by jdaw1 » 20:54 Tue 13 Dec 2011

:-) Twentieth good for me. Indeed, any of the three dates.

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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by jdaw1 » 21:01 Tue 13 Dec 2011

First draft of the placemats.
  • JDAW and RAYC non-blind, as yet AHB’s unknown.

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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by jdaw1 » 23:25 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • Initials:
    • AM?
    • RAYC’s +1?
  • Ports:
    • AHB?
    • AM?
    • RAYC’s +1?

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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by AHB » 21:17 Wed 14 Dec 2011

jdaw1 wrote:Updated draft of the placemats.
  • Initials:
    • AM?
    • RAYC’s +1?
  • Ports:
    • AHB?
    • AM?
    • RAYC’s +1?
I don't have a clue - and won't until the weekend at the earliest
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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by RAYC » 23:35 Wed 14 Dec 2011

jdaw1 wrote:Updated draft of the placemats.
  • Initials:
    • AM?
    • RAYC’s +1?
  • Ports:
    • AHB?
    • AM?
    • RAYC’s +1?
I think AM's middle initial is J.

My +1 is as yet unconfirmed - like AHB, it will also be the weekend before i know for sure. The port will be adopted from me - pick one from the email i sent you if you like!
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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Thu 15 Dec 2011

RAYC wrote:pick one from the email i sent you if you like!
The two ports so far chosen have a common feature. Should we go with that mini-theme? Or should we add variety by avoiding it?

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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by RAYC » 00:30 Thu 15 Dec 2011

jdaw1 wrote:
RAYC wrote:pick one from the email i sent you if you like!
The two ports so far chosen have a common feature. Should we go with that mini-theme? Or should we add variety by avoiding it?
I think it would make a thoroughly acceptable mini-theme! :nirvana:

Particularly if AHB is about to enter a port desert!

But that need not influence AHB's and AJM's picks if they have other things in mind.
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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by jdaw1 » 00:45 Thu 15 Dec 2011

Let’s wait to see if your +1 confirms. If so, the decision is made.

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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by AHB » 09:44 Thu 15 Dec 2011

There are a couple of bottles that spring to memory as candidates for 20th - Morgan 1991 or Sainsbury Taste the Difference 2003.

Or do you have something else in mind?
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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by DRT » 09:58 Thu 15 Dec 2011

I'm not due to be in London next week so will have to give this one a miss :cry:
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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by jdaw1 » 10:27 Thu 15 Dec 2011

AHB wrote:Or do you have something else in mind?
jdaw1 wrote:The two ports so far chosen
RAYC wrote:a thoroughly acceptable mini-theme! :nirvana:

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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by Alex M » 15:59 Thu 15 Dec 2011

I intend to bring a recently acquired Dows 1983. My cellar is still rather small and I lack any ports from the 70's. I hope this is sufficient.

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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by jdaw1 » 16:15 Thu 15 Dec 2011

RAYC wrote:I think AM's middle initial is J.
RAYC wrote:AJM
Please confirm or correct.

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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by Alex M » 16:42 Thu 15 Dec 2011

Correct

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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by RAYC » 13:15 Fri 16 Dec 2011

Alex M wrote:I intend to bring a recently acquired Dows 1983. My cellar is still rather small and I lack any ports from the 70's. I hope this is sufficient.
There is absolutely no need to worry about whether a Dow 83 is sufficient!!
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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by jdaw1 » 14:46 Mon 19 Dec 2011

Placemats are missing some bottles and a person. Please specify before 10pm this evening

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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by AHB » 16:05 Mon 19 Dec 2011

I regret that I am not going to be able to be in London tomorrow night. My apologies, and if anyone has incurred a cost on my behalf then please let me know.

Instead, I will probably have to console myself with a glass of what is left of the Marks & Spencer Finest Reserve Ruby Port that is at home whilst you fortify yourselves with Dow, Taylor and Warre's finest.
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Re: 20 December - TCP

Post by RAYC » 16:43 Mon 19 Dec 2011

Ah - pity
AHB wrote: if anyone has incurred a cost on my behalf then please let me know.
None in terms of the booking
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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by jdaw1 » 19:15 Mon 19 Dec 2011

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • ”“AHB;
  • +T70 (either from RAYC’s +1, or from RAYC+JDAW);
  • Awaiting RAYC’s +1’s initials.

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Re: 19 / 20 / 21 December

Post by jdaw1 » 14:33 Tue 20 Dec 2011

Placemats printed.

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