Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

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Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 22:04 Mon 28 May 2012

Our favourite waitress at the Bunghole has accepted an invitation to attend a port offline as our guest before she returns to France on 15th June.

So, on Wednesday 6th of June, we will bid her farewell in proper TPF style - with a generous selection of mature port for her to try and remember.

Obviously I'll be there and I'm sure that she'll be happy if no-one else turns up and she has me all to herself for the evening, but not being selfish I thought I would let others know of the event.

Date:- 6th June
Time:- 6:30pm
Place:- The Bunghole Cellars
Theme:- Farewell to Anna - ports worth her remembering
Who:- AHB (Ck67), DRT (?), JDAW (T85m), RAYC (T70) , AS (Cr91), THRA (W58)

I suggest not doing this blind and announcing what will be brought. It would be ideal if we can bring ports from a good range of decades to give an idea of the way port changes as it matures.

I shall bring a bottle of Cockburn 1967.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by DRT » 23:15 Mon 28 May 2012

I'm in.

Anna shall bring a bottle of her birth year Port - Croft 1991 (supplied from team stock)

I will bring a Taylor 1985.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Mon 28 May 2012

Magnum of Taylor 1985.

Edit: near-simultaneous posting. DRT: have you something else within easy reach?

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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by DRT » 00:34 Tue 29 May 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Magnum of Taylor 1985.

Edit: near-simultaneous posting. DRT: have you something else within easy reach?
I consider myself trumped on the T85. Will find something else.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 13:41 Tue 29 May 2012

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Magnum of Taylor 1985.

Edit: near-simultaneous posting. DRT: have you something else within easy reach?
I consider myself trumped on the T85. Will find something else.
Smutty comments about size not being important, come to mind. Fortunately, I shall restrain myself.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by RAYC » 16:48 Tue 29 May 2012

I will come - i'll have a look to see what has been sitting in my wine fridge for a while and give a shortlist for you to choose from.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by RAYC » 19:14 Tue 29 May 2012

Croft 60
Croft 66
Taylor 70
Gould 77
Dow 80

No need for an immediate decision
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 22:26 Tue 29 May 2012

I vote Taylor 1970. That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91).

Plus whatever DRT decides to bring.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by DRT » 01:31 Wed 30 May 2012

AHB wrote:I vote Taylor 1970. That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91).

Plus whatever DRT decides to bring.
Burmester 2000?
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by RAYC » 08:59 Wed 30 May 2012

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:I vote Taylor 1970. That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91).

Plus whatever DRT decides to bring.
Burmester 2000?
We already have Croft 91 from that decade. :wink:
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 09:38 Wed 30 May 2012

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:I vote Taylor 1970. That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91).

Plus whatever DRT decides to bring.
Burmester 2000?
Let's not go for anything younger than our guest - we would not want to insult her!

Now we can start duplicating decades. If you want to bring a Ck67, let me know since I'm sure I can find something else worth drinking
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by uncle tom » 17:58 Wed 30 May 2012

I'm in..
That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91)
S'pose i'll have to bring something from the 50's then... :roll: :D

Shortlist:

Warre '58
Sandeman '57
Noval '55
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 22:47 Wed 30 May 2012

uncle tom wrote:I'm in..
That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91)
S'pose i'll have to bring something from the 50's then... :roll: :D

Shortlist:

Warre '58
Sandeman '57
Noval '55
Ooo! Difficult choice...how about the Warre '58?
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by RAYC » 23:12 Wed 30 May 2012

AHB wrote:
uncle tom wrote:I'm in..
That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91)
S'pose i'll have to bring something from the 50's then... :roll: :D

Shortlist:

Warre '58
Sandeman '57
Noval '55
Ooo! Difficult choice...how about the Warre '58?
Vs Noval 55...?!

I may have to insist on a coin being flipped if no one else expresses a preference!!
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by uncle tom » 00:31 Thu 31 May 2012

I may have to insist on a coin being flipped
http://www.random.org/coins/?num=1&cur=60-pte.5escudos
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by DRT » 01:04 Thu 31 May 2012

RAYC wrote:
DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:I vote Taylor 1970. That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91).

Plus whatever DRT decides to bring.
Burmester 2000?
We already have Croft 91 from that decade. :wink:
Magnum of Vesuvio 2006?
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by Cookie » 14:21 Thu 31 May 2012

Sorry...not available for this one...please give my regards to Anna.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 15:30 Thu 31 May 2012

DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:
DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:I vote Taylor 1970. That then gives us port from 1960s (Ck67), 1970s (T70), 1980s (T85) and 1990s (Cr91).

Plus whatever DRT decides to bring.
Burmester 2000?
We already have Croft 91 from that decade. :wink:
Magnum of Vesuvio 2006?
That would work, but would be exceedingly young. Given the spread of bottles we already have covers the 50s through to the 90s, I think we can start to double up decades. How about an Mz85, if you have one left?
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by DRT » 15:37 Thu 31 May 2012

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:How about an Mz85, if you have one left?
OK.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 13:20 Tue 05 Jun 2012

Anna has just texted to confirm that she is looking forward to tomorrow night.

The Ck67 has been dug out of the cellar and stood upright to allow the sediment to settle.

Is anyone able to produce and print tasting mats?
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by RAYC » 13:34 Tue 05 Jun 2012

I can print. Having racked up far too many hours in the office this weekend and with no let-up in sight, i am less keen on taking on responsibility for creating.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by jdaw1 » 07:16 Wed 06 Jun 2012

Placemats to be made today rather late, sorry.

What is the correct spelling of the name of our guest, with accents and diacritics?

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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by RAYC » 07:56 Wed 06 Jun 2012

I am now in offsite meetings all day, possibly until 6, meaning that printing will now be difficult for me - apologies.

T70 seemed very promising on decanting this morning.
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by AHB » 10:31 Wed 06 Jun 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats to be made today rather late, sorry.

What is the correct spelling of the name of our guest, with accents and diacritics?
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Re: Wednesday 6th June - Farewell to Anna

Post by uncle tom » 15:30 Wed 06 Jun 2012

W58 decanted - dregs tasted very nice!

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