London 15 May - 1970 tasting

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London 15 May - 1970 tasting

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:39 Tue 17 Apr 2012

I'll be in London from 13 to 18 May, anyone up for a get together one of those days?

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Date now confirmed: Tuesday 15 May, Theme: 1970, Location: The Bung Hole Cellars

Attendees:
  • RMW: T70
  • DRT: RO70
  • AHB: W70
  • RAYC: Ck70 (+ROC70, received as gift from THRA)
  • RLC
  • JDAW: D70
  • CMAG: F70
  • THRA: G70
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Re: London mid-May

Post by DRT » 12:32 Tue 17 Apr 2012

I should be in town that week but don't yet know on which dates.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Re: London mid-May

Post by RAYC » 13:15 Tue 17 Apr 2012

I am unlikely to be in town on 13th, but will be there for all other dates and would of course be an enthusiastic attendee of any event that is planned!
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Re: London mid-May

Post by RonnieRoots » 15:38 Tue 17 Apr 2012

Wonderful! As a follow up to your '66 evening today, would it be a very silly idea to move on to 1970?

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Post by DRT » 16:13 Tue 17 Apr 2012

RonnieRoots wrote:Wonderful! As a follow up to your '66 evening today, would it be a very silly idea to move on to 1970?
Oh alright then. But only if you allow us to have placemats this time :wink:
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Re: London mid-May

Post by Cookie » 16:21 Tue 17 Apr 2012

Count me in and no objection to a 1970 theme :)
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Re: London mid-May

Post by AHB » 00:11 Wed 18 Apr 2012

Better suggest a date sooner rather than later.
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Re: London mid-May

Post by RonnieRoots » 10:24 Wed 18 Apr 2012

DRT wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote:Wonderful! As a follow up to your '66 evening today, would it be a very silly idea to move on to 1970?
Oh alright then. But only if you allow us to have placemats this time :wink:
Oh alright then, but only if you promise to show up this time. :mrgreen:

How about Tuesday 15 May?

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Re: London mid-May

Post by jdaw1 » 14:50 Wed 18 Apr 2012

RonnieRoots wrote:Wonderful! As a follow up to your '66 evening today, would it be a very silly idea to move on to 1970?
Works for me.
RonnieRoots wrote:How about Tuesday 15 May?
Works for me.

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Re: London mid-May

Post by AHB » 18:52 Wed 18 Apr 2012

Should work for me.
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Re: London mid-May

Post by AHB » 15:26 Thu 19 Apr 2012

AHB wrote:Should work for me.
Completely without influence from me, someone has asked whether I would be available for a meeting in London on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May. My attendance looks very likely. I can bring either Cockburn or Warre - please suggest which you would prefer me to bring.
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Re: London mid-May

Post by jdaw1 » 16:20 Thu 19 Apr 2012

Dow, or one of my few Kopke St Luiz?

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Re: London mid-May

Post by RAYC » 17:21 Thu 19 Apr 2012

AHB wrote: I can bring either Cockburn or Warre - please suggest which you would prefer me to bring.
I can bring the other, so perhaps AHB and i could consult on our respective stock levels and decide between us which way round.
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Re: London mid-May

Post by AHB » 22:45 Thu 19 Apr 2012

RAYC wrote:
AHB wrote: I can bring either Cockburn or Warre - please suggest which you would prefer me to bring.
I can bring the other, so perhaps AHB and i could consult on our respective stock levels and decide between us which way round.
Ok. I'll email you tomorrow.
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Re: London mid-May

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:22 Fri 20 Apr 2012

I fly directly from Oman and am in a course during shop opening hours, so I would be very grateful if I can adopt a bottle from someone.

(Or I could order a bottle of G70 from BBR if someone else is able to go by their shop to collect it.)
jdaw1 wrote:Dow, or one of my few Kopke St Luiz?
The Dow is one of my favourites of the vintage. :)

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Re: London mid-May

Post by jdaw1 » 09:42 Fri 20 Apr 2012

RonnieRoots wrote:The Dow is one of my favourites of the vintage.
I have decided, all by myself and quite independently, to bring Dow.

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Re: London mid-May

Post by AHB » 10:05 Fri 20 Apr 2012

RonnieRoots wrote:I fly directly from Oman and am in a course during shop opening hours, so I would be very grateful if I can adopt a bottle from someone.

(Or I could order a bottle of G70 from BBR if someone else is able to go by their shop to collect it.)
jdaw1 wrote:Dow, or one of my few Kopke St Luiz?
The Dow is one of my favourites of the vintage. :)
I could easily call by BBR to collect something. BBR Basingstoke is probably slightly easier than BBR London if ready in the next 2 weeks.

Or you could order from the Davy wine shop and have it delivered direct to the Bunghole Cellars. It's worth calling Davy's on +44 208 858 9147 to see if they have anything not shown on their list.
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Re: London mid-May

Post by AHB » 10:06 Fri 20 Apr 2012

Ronnie,

Could I ask a favour - could you change the title of the thread to show the agreed date for us getting together.

And I also realised that I have made an assumption that we will be meeting in the Bunghole Cellars - can you confirm that this works for you?

Thanks.
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Re: London mid-May

Post by RonnieRoots » 11:30 Fri 20 Apr 2012

AHB wrote:Ronnie,

Could I ask a favour - could you change the title of the thread to show the agreed date for us getting together.
Done!
AHB wrote:And I also realised that I have made an assumption that we will be meeting in the Bunghole Cellars - can you confirm that this works for you?

Thanks.
The Bunghole is fine with me. Never been there before and it's always fun to try something new.

Alex, I'll try both BBR and Davy's and see what they have available. If Davy's can deliver to TBH it's probably the easiest option, but their website only shows the Warre 70, and that's already taken by you or Rob.

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Re: London 15 May - 1970 tasting

Post by AHB » 13:49 Fri 20 Apr 2012

Ronnie - I'm happy to bring the Dalva '70 instead of the Warre, if you want to buy the Warre from Davy's to make life easy for us all. That would not be a problem.
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Re: London 15 May - 1970 tasting

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:09 Sat 21 Apr 2012

Another arrangement has been made, with thanks to AHB who is willing to take delivery. My contribution will be the Taylor 70.

Could I ask one of the regular visitors of TBH to make the necessary reservations there? Thanks!

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Re: London 15 May - 1970 tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 17:45 Sat 21 Apr 2012

I am in Sussex, and can easily locate Dow, Kopke St Luiz (supplies less critical than foretold), and Cockburn. But I would need to be instructed soon.

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Re: London 15 May - 1970 tasting

Post by RonnieRoots » 18:13 Sat 21 Apr 2012

Dow please. I'd love to taste that again.

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Re: London 15 May - 1970 tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 19:11 Sat 21 Apr 2012

Dow is already in. Adopters might require?

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Re: London 15 May - 1970 tasting

Post by RonnieRoots » 10:50 Tue 01 May 2012

Received an e-mail from AHB telling me that the Taylor 1970 has arrived and looks fine. That's good news! :)

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