Tue 17 April 2012, London

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Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 09:15 Fri 30 Mar 2012

When? Tuesday 17th April 2012.

Where? The Bung Hole, 57 High Holborn WC1V 6DT

Who? Likely to include
  • STG = Stephanie T. Galley, right-handed;
  • JDAW;
  • DRT;
  • AHB;
  • RAYC.
What? 1966s.
  • Dow (JDAW & STG);
  • Warre (JDAW & STG);
  • Fonseca (AHB);
  • Graham (DRT);
  • Croft (RAYC).
Current draft of the placemats.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 09:15 Fri 30 Mar 2012

One of my wife’s NY friends acquired a taste in Vinatge Port from me. She, Stephanie, is likely to be in London for the week of 16th to 21st April, and would really like to come to a tasting.

Who’s in? Theme? Usual location?

This was mentioned last night, and various F85-like themes were suggested. We’re not committed to that, but it might work. What do people want?

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by DRT » 09:24 Fri 30 Mar 2012

I'm in.
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by Cookie » 09:42 Fri 30 Mar 2012

Thank you but I shall be in The Douro...enjoy :)
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by SCP-DFF » 10:01 Fri 30 Mar 2012

DRT wrote:I'm in.
Gee, I'm so surprised.

:D

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by AHB » 11:06 Fri 30 Mar 2012

I'm probably in.

There was also some talk last night (from Rob) of a small '66 horizontal. We haven't had one of those since the mtrix tasting in October last year - nearly 6 months ago! Perhaps time to revisit the vintage? So far this year we've only drunk the Croft '66 (twice!)

Or our usual "bring a bottle to share"
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 14:18 Fri 30 Mar 2012

1966 works for me. A splendid idea. (And happily demonstrating to passing Americans that we do drink young port.)

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by DRT » 20:09 Fri 30 Mar 2012

jdaw1 wrote:1966 works for me. A splendid idea. (And happily demonstrating to passing Americans that we do drink young port.)
I have a Croft 66 available.
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by AHB » 20:17 Fri 30 Mar 2012

I have a Fonseca '66 available.

We should make sure that Rob is available - it would be rather cruel (perhaps even ironic?) if we were to follow up on his request on a night when he could not participate.
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by benread » 20:21 Fri 30 Mar 2012

Regrettably, I am in Exeter for 3 days that week. Probably port free!
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by DRT » 20:26 Fri 30 Mar 2012

AHB wrote:We should make sure that Rob is available - it would be rather cruel (perhaps even ironic?) if we were to follow up on his request on a night when he could not participate.
I have emailed Rob to ask.
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 23:02 Fri 30 Mar 2012

Rob suggested the 17th. No harm in checking, but I believe that it works for him.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by g-man » 02:33 Sat 31 Mar 2012

are you guys going to sacrifice a f85?
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by AHB » 14:56 Sat 31 Mar 2012

g-man wrote:are you guys going to sacrifice a f85?
F85, F66

F85, F66

F85, F66...

Yes, I think we're going to sacrifice the chance to drink a bottle of F85 :D
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 22:42 Sun 01 Apr 2012

When: 18:30 on Tuesday 17th April 2012.
Theme: A Small Horizontal of 1966s.
People (so far): JDAW, STG, DRT, AHB, RAYC.
Bottles (so far): Dow + Warre (JDAW & STG); Fonseca (AHB); Croft (RAYC); Graham (DRT).

First draft of the placemats.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by DRT » 07:32 Mon 02 Apr 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Bottles (so far): Dow + Warre (JDAW & STG); Fonseca (AHB); Croft (RAYC); Graham (DRT).
Oh dear. We have a problem.
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 08:36 Mon 02 Apr 2012

DRT wrote:We have a problem.
General practice has been to allow more poetic licence in brand names, particularly with respect to the omission of apostrophes. So this is tolerated.

Am I being too gentle?

Edit: £125 per bottle.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by RAYC » 17:26 Mon 02 Apr 2012

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Bottles (so far): Dow + Warre (JDAW & STG); Fonseca (AHB); Croft (RAYC); Graham (DRT).
Oh dear. We have a problem.

Expensive, but probably not too far out these days! I am more than happy to contribute, particularly since my Croft was acquired cheaply. (credit due at this point to THRA!)
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Mon 02 Apr 2012

The Function Room within the Bung Hole has been booked.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by AHB » 22:57 Mon 02 Apr 2012

We may have one or two others joining us - we are some time from having to make a decision about purchase of any other bottles.

Remember, this is a small 1966 offline to demonstrate that we on this side of the Pond can also drink young port.
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by WS1 » 08:56 Sun 08 Apr 2012

Hi,

if there is still space I would like to join. As a contribution I have Noval or Sandeman 1966 in mind, whichever i find first :roll: :)
Hope this is acceptable.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 21:30 Sun 15 Apr 2012

WS: pls bring Noval.

My Dow has been ‘stolen’, so I’m buying the Taylor. Please could we have a summary: who is bringing what? Currently it seems to be:
  • Croft, RAYC;
  • Warre, JDAW & STG;
  • Fonseca, AHB;
  • Taylor, JDAW & STG;
  • Graham, DRT;
  • Quinta do Noval, WS.
Is this correct?

Current draft of the placemats, consistent with this post.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by DRT » 21:55 Sun 15 Apr 2012

I am now bringing Croft. RAYC is bringing Gould Campbell. Graham not included.
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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by WS1 » 22:08 Sun 15 Apr 2012

Hi Julian,

had found the Sandemann first, but now also found the Noval 1966 and will bring this on your request.

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Re: Tue 17 April 2012, London

Post by jdaw1 » 22:10 Sun 15 Apr 2012

WS1 wrote:had found the Sandemann first, but now also found the Noval 1966 and will bring this on your request.
Thank you.

Current draft of the placemats.
  • +GC, ”“G, Cr reassigned.

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