TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

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TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 20:44 Thu 23 Feb 2012

As some of you might have noticed, we have been unable to hold our Annual Leap Year Tasting for the past three years due to the inexplicable absence of a suitable date in the calendar.

Happily, the people who make diaries have remembered to include Leap Day in this years' calendar so it would be a shame to miss the opportunity.

Date: Leap Day, 2012
Venue: The Bung Hole
Theme: Bring a bottle of Port to share (blind)
Time: 18:30
Attendees:
  • AHB;
  • RLC;
  • DRT;
  • JDAW;
  • RAYC.
Any more?
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by g-man » 20:56 Thu 23 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:As some of you might have noticed, we have been unable to hold our Annual Leap Year Tasting for the past three years due to the inexplicable absence of a suitable date in the calendar.

Happily, the people who make diaries have remembered to include Leap Day in this years' calendar so it would be a shame to miss the opportunity.

Date: Leap Day, 2012
Venue: The Bung Hole
Theme: Bring a bottle of Port to share (blind)
Time: 18:30
Attendees:
  • AHB;
  • DRT;
  • JDAW.
Any more?
How about bring a bottle of port that was declared on a leap year.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 21:08 Thu 23 Feb 2012

g-man wrote:How about bring a bottle of port that was declared on a leap year.
Feel free to organise a similar event in NYC with that more complicated theme :wink:
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 22:46 Thu 23 Feb 2012

In case anyone does want to follow g-man's suggestion, here is a list of the years in which the Annual Leap Year Tasting has been possible, with generally declared vintages highlighted appropriately.

2008
2004
2000
1996
1992
1988
1984
1980
1976
1972
1968
1964
1960
1956
1952
1948
1944
1940
1936
1932
1928
1924
1920
1916
1912
1908
1904
1896
1892
1888
1884
1880
1876
1872
1868
1864
1860
1856
1852

It appears that Leap Year Declarations were far more common in the distant past. Perhaps a Leap Year Vertical (1868 to 1924) would be quite good fun? (but not next week as my last Pipe of each are in need of a little more cellar time)

Edited by DRT to avoid criminal charges being brought.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 00:17 Fri 24 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:In case anyone does want to follow g-man's suggestion, here is a list of the years in which the Annual Leap Year Tasting has been possible, with generally declared vintages highlighted appropriately.

2008
2004
2000
1996
1992
1988
1984
1980
1976
1972
1968
1964
1960
1956
1952
1948
1944
1940
1936
1932
1928
1924
1920
1916
1912
1908
1904
1900
1896
1892
1888
1884
1880
1876
1872
1868
1864
1860
1856
1852
Oh dear. The Lotus 1-2-3 error, previously believed dead, appears again.

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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by RAYC » 00:34 Fri 24 Feb 2012

I would like to come and suggest TBH.

I don't know what Jdaw1 is referring to, but DRT has 12 hours to correct his post before he is reported for further crimes on the error thread!

[Edit - yes - I am on same page as jdaw1]
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 01:27 Fri 24 Feb 2012

Oops. :oops:

Fixed.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 01:28 Fri 24 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:Venue: The Bung Hole
RAYC wrote:I would like to come and suggest TBH
Is failing to read basic information a crime?
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by g-man » 15:44 Fri 24 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:Venue: The Bung Hole
RAYC wrote:I would like to come and suggest TBH
Is failing to read basic information a crime?
If failing to read basic information is a crime
and reading is fundamental
then failing of basic information is also a crime
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 00:40 Sat 25 Feb 2012

g-man wrote:
DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:Venue: The Bung Hole
RAYC wrote:I would like to come and suggest TBH
Is failing to read basic information a crime?
If failing to read basic information is a crime
and reading is fundamental
then failing of basic information is also a crime
I have no idea what this means.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by AHB » 07:51 Sat 25 Feb 2012

Next on my drinking list is a bottle of Croft 2004 LBV. Since DRT will never have tasted this port, I shall bring it with me as my contribution to the annual 29th Feb tasting.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by PhilW » 09:21 Sat 25 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:Edited by DRT to avoid criminal charges being brought.
... but has it been edited enough...?

In the spirit of precision occaisonally noted on this board, I should point out that all those planning to bring a bottle of Warre 1900 along to this tasting would in fact be in breach of the theme, as 1900 was of course not a leap year; any such invalid bottles should of course be impounded and delivered to the leap year police, in this case me. Thank you.

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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 10:21 Sat 25 Feb 2012

PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:Edited by DRT to avoid criminal charges being brought.
... but has it been edited enough...?
Yes. Editing other people's posts to hide my error would have been unethical.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by PhilW » 14:13 Sat 25 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:It appears that Leap Year Declarations were far more common in the distant past. Perhaps a Leap Year Vertical (1868 to 1924) would be quite good fun?
Don't forget (I'm sure you hadn't) that we already have a more recent Leap Year Vertical (1948-2012) planned for July; a second flight for the earlier Leap Years on the following day, perhaps? :wink:
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by RAYC » 14:15 Sat 25 Feb 2012

PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:Edited by DRT to avoid criminal charges being brought.
... but has it been edited enough...?

In the spirit of precision occaisonally noted on this board, I should point out that all those planning to bring a bottle of Warre 1900 along to this tasting would in fact be in breach of the theme, as 1900 was of course not a leap year; any such invalid bottles should of course be impounded and delivered to the leap year police, in this case me. Thank you.
Yes - given that the correection was issued promptly, I don't think Derek can be penalised for a quote of his original post!
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by PhilW » 14:48 Sat 25 Feb 2012

RAYC wrote: Yes - given that the correection was issued promptly, I don't think Derek can be penalised for a quote of his original post!
Your spelling is as bad as mine :)
Agreed, I scored a bit of an own goal there since I noticed the error in what must have been the quote rather than the original, thinking it had already been corrected for some other error. Ho hum, no 1900 bottles for me then :(

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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by Cookie » 16:12 Sat 25 Feb 2012

AHB wrote:Next on my drinking list is a bottle of Croft 2004 LBV. Since DRT will never have tasted this port, I shall bring it with me as my contribution to the annual 29th Feb tasting.
DRT need not worry as I have tried this wine and it definitely does taste of melons :lol:
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by Cookie » 16:14 Sat 25 Feb 2012

Oh...forgot to mention to count me in please.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 18:08 Sat 25 Feb 2012

RAYC wrote:I would like to come
In the hope that your desire to come transpires into an intention to attend I will update the first post accordingly. :QuotePedant:
Cookie wrote:Oh...forgot to mention to count me in please.
You're in.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 20:58 Sun 26 Feb 2012

I am in possession of a Leap Year VP that was given to Team :tpf: by someone we know. It was gifted with no conditions regarding when it should be tasted but I promised that it would turn up at a suitable event.

Would there be any serious objection to this being a bonus bottle?
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by JacobH » 21:56 Sun 26 Feb 2012

Would have liked to attend but don’t think I’ll be able to make it, I’m afraid. Will try to join in virtually!
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 01:03 Mon 27 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:I am in possession of a Leap Year VP that was given to Team :tpf: by someone we know. It was gifted with no conditions regarding when it should be tasted but I promised that it would turn up at a suitable event.

Would there be any serious objection to this being a bonus bottle?
I will be leaving home early tomorrow and will be taking what I need with me. This bottle is therefore "in".

JDAW, could you please do what needs to be done on the placemat front, including a bonus bottle which should be credited to ‟RMW”.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 07:56 Mon 27 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:Theme: Bring a bottle of Port to share (blind)
Is this part of the first post still correct?

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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by DRT » 10:06 Mon 27 Feb 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Theme: Bring a bottle of Port to share (blind)
Is this part of the first post still correct?
Yes. If the bottle is from a leap year that would be a bonus, by is by no means necessary.
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Re: TPF Annual Leap Year Tasting - 29th Feb 2012

Post by RAYC » 11:55 Mon 27 Feb 2012

My chances of making this are now slim - apologies.
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