London - 31 January 2012

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London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 12:04 Wed 25 Jan 2012

I will be in London on Tuesday 31st January.

Does anyone want to join me as we don't seem to have had very much Port in January?


Date: Tuesday 31st January 2012.
Theme: Bring between 75cl and 150cl of Port to Share (blind or not).
Location: The Bunghole, 57 High Holborn WC1V 6DT
Port Time: 18:30
Beer: starting 17:00 in Wetherspoon’s Penderel’s Oak, 283-288 High Holborn WC1V 7HP.

Attendees: Cookie, DRT, jdaw1, Isobel(IEPA) and, tentatively, RAYC.

Line-up: Martinez 1985, Smith Woodhouse 1985, Quinta do Vesuvio 1998, +Cookie's, +(Tentatively)Dow 1991.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by AHB » 15:13 Wed 25 Jan 2012

I would love to join you...but I've had a more compelling offer and I will be in Germany that evening.

However, I am very confident that you will be able to persuade someone to join you for a glass or two.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 15:33 Wed 25 Jan 2012

I will not be in Germany that evening, so, lacking AHB’s well-prepared excuse, must accept.

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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 16:15 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Excellent, we have a quorum. It is a great pity that AHB can't join us but we will do our best to cope.

First post updated.

Any more?
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by RAYC » 19:22 Wed 25 Jan 2012

I would love to come, but there's a possibility that work may intervene. Can I go down as a tentative?
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 20:16 Wed 25 Jan 2012

RAYC wrote:Can I go down as a tentative?
Done.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by Cookie » 22:48 Wed 25 Jan 2012

My invitation to Germany must have been lost in the post so I will be in Wetherspoons at 17.00hrs for a pre port beer.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 22:50 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Excellent. First post updated.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 23:15 Wed 25 Jan 2012

First draft of the placemats.
  • DRT, JDAW, RLC, RAYC.
  • JDAW reveals Mz85 and SW85.
  • If most will be blind I’ll add a ‟What is it?” page.
Mz85 and SW85: as ever, we must choose between decanting too soon (≈06:30) and decanting too late (≈18:00). Preferences?

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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by AHB » 23:24 Wed 25 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:as ever, we must choose between decanting too soon (≈06:30) and decanting too late (≈18:00). Preferences?
My suggestion would be to decant too soon.

Alternatively, could you leave the bottles at TBH the night before and ask them to decant for you around noon?
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 23:59 Wed 25 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:First draft of the placemats.
  • DRT, JDAW, RLC, RAYC.
  • JDAW reveals Mz85 and SW85.
  • If most will be blind I’ll add a ‟What is it?” page.
I have amended the first post.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 00:08 Thu 26 Jan 2012

DRT declares Vesuvio 1998 + 1 other, yet to be chosen.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 00:24 Thu 26 Jan 2012

This is going to be an excellent school night.

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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 00:26 Thu 26 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:This is going to be an excellent school night.
At this point, I have seven free periods the following day 88)
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 00:31 Thu 26 Jan 2012

It is possible that my two bottles will be for me and a guest (♀, medium drinkability).

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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 00:37 Thu 26 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:(♀, medium drinkability)
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Hmmm? Please define "medium".
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 00:42 Thu 26 Jan 2012

Team,

Please choose from one of the following options:

Plan A: Mz1985, SW1985, QdV1998, G2004C.

Plan B: Mz1985, SW1985, QdV2006(Mag).
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 09:12 Thu 26 Jan 2012

I am concerned that, to drink V06 in mag at its peak, we are rather early. I am also concerned that G Crusted ’04 + SW85 is less than the share of JDAW+guest, which could be fixed by my providing the Mz85 (plan A) rather than DRT. Maybe we should also consider plan C: DRT brings the V06 mag; JDAW brings SW85 + Mz85.

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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 09:57 Thu 26 Jan 2012

My Plan B and your Plan C are identical.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by RAYC » 11:18 Thu 26 Jan 2012

Personally i like the look of option A - current numbers mean that we will get a very good pour out of single bottles.

But don't go by me since i am not entirely sure of attendance (at least before 8.00 - 8.30).

I looked in my wine fridge this morning and saw a few options, one of which was Dow 91 (which does not seem to have been tasted in a while). How does that sound? There are a few options from 80s as well, if preferable, so feel free to request an alternative.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by RAYC » 11:20 Thu 26 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote: I am also concerned that G Crusted ’04 + SW85 is less than the share of JDAW+guest, which could be fixed by my providing the Mz85 (plan A) rather than DRT.
Mz85 could perhaps be a group adoption by all of us?
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 12:31 Thu 26 Jan 2012

Now that I don't contain a bottle of claret I am feeling less brave than when the discussion above developed.

Perhaps we should return to normal rules and nominate and bring one bottle each. If JDAW brings a guest, he brings a second bottle. We can easily find a way of ensuring that both the Mz85 and SW85 are present, regardless of how many attendees there are.

So, at this point, the line-up would be SW85(JDAW), Mz85(DRT), D91(RAYC) plus a bottle from Cookie. If JDAW+1 comes, I will change my bottle back to QdV98 and JDAW brings both 85s.

Does that seem more sensible?
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 19:47 Thu 26 Jan 2012

Isobel, IEPA, is in. So I’m bringing the Mz85 and SW85.

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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by DRT » 19:59 Thu 26 Jan 2012

First post updated.
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Re: London - 31 January 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 00:28 Fri 27 Jan 2012

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