Tuesday 18th September

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Tuesday 18th September

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As luck would have it, I am on a training course in London on the 18th September and would be very happy to delay my return home after being fully trained.

Just in case you were wondering, I am assuming that my training course is designed to get me from a state of summer Port deprivation into a fit state to be able to cope with the Warre v Fonseca tasting the following week (on Monday the 24th).

Anyone care to help with my training?
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AHB wrote:Anyone care to help with my training?
I was planning to do some training that day too so will join you and we can inspire one another to reach peak performance in time for the big day.

Is this how rowers prepared for the Olympics?
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DRT wrote:Is this how rowers prepared for the Olympics?
I'm not sure. Are there any of the GB rowers you would like me to invite along and ask?
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Re: Tuesday 18th September

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Permission granted. Hurray! I’m in.
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I have booked the small room at the Bunghole. The large room was unavailable.
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Please could this be sighted?
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Fine with me.
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Fine with me. Don't yet know what I am going to bring though.
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Re: Tuesday 18th September

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Hello, you crazy cats. Sorry I can't make this one, but I will be particularly interested to hear what you think. Keep me posted, eh?

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From Oddbins London Bridge, for £26, I have purchased a 75cl bottle of Sandeman Vau 2000, which will also be at this tasting.

Placemats coming. So far this seems to be AHB, JDAW, and DRT, with two bottles and three halves of Sandeman Vau. We could accommodate one or two more people (and ports, of course).
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First draft of the placemats.
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Re: Tuesday 18th September

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Looks good to me.

Can I suggest that we substitute "excellent" for "great" on the unusual question sheet? This would allow a single letter abbreviation to be used to record each person's vote for each wine.
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ok - i have sacrificed another commitment and will attend....
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And such a noble sacrifice!

Oddbins website did not mention the Vau, yet it was there. Please look in your local off licences, just in case. We are now a little on port, and sticking with the theme would be helpful. (Do we gain much by reporting that the SV97 was not as good as G70? Well, we taste G70 again, which is always a joy, but a G70 might be better saved until a later tasting. So Sandeman Vau much preferred, even a repeat bottle.)
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I have a half of 97 and full bottle of 2000.

The wine shop messed up the order and instead of the half of 99 i ordered, sent a further half of 2000.

I have offered these for a separate tasting, so will confirm whether that is going ahead before committing to bring to this.
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Re: Tuesday 18th September

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Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +RAYC;
  • +Decanter labels;
  • ‟Excellent, Good, Nice, Tolerable, or Inadequate?”
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jdaw1 wrote:We are now a little on port, and sticking with the theme would be helpful. (Do we gain much by reporting that the SV97 was not as good as G70? Well, we taste G70 again, which is always a joy, but a G70 might be better saved until a later tasting. So Sandeman Vau much preferred, even a repeat bottle.)
Does this mean we are to bring Sandeman Vau or bring nothing?
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DRT wrote:Does this mean we are to bring Sandeman Vau or bring nothing?
That was my intention. If we buy lots of SV, then it would be a daily drinker, not a tasting star. I’m trying to test it in something like battlefield conditions.
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jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Does this mean we are to bring Sandeman Vau or bring nothing?
That was my intention. If we buy lots of SV, then it would be a daily drinker, not a tasting star. I’m trying to test it in something like battlefield conditions.
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Re: Tuesday 18th September

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I've looked in 5 different wine shops today - none have any Vau :-(
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Re: Tuesday 18th September

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AHB wrote:I've looked in 5 different wine shops today - none have any Vau :-(
Thank you.

So we’ll be a touch light, but with RAYC always late, and beer available nearby, we’ll squeeze by.
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Hmmm, i thought the Vau was the amuse-bouche and didn't appreciate we weren't bringing other port as well. I will probably bring one but anyone who wants battlefield conditions is, of course, welcome to abstain from drinking it. :lol:

And if the general idea is not to bring other VP, is it worth including any other benchmark ports for which buying opportunities may arise?

eg: G crusted, Warre/Quevedo LBV, Tesco 94? Sains 03? Malv/Bomfim 98/99?
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RAYC wrote:And if the general idea is not to bring other VP, is it worth including any other benchmark ports for which buying opportunities may arise?

eg: G crusted, Warre/Quevedo LBV, Tesco 94? Sains 03? Malv/Bomfim 98/99?
This is a good idea. Please can Field Marshall JDAW issue orders promptly?
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DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:eg: G crusted, Warre/Quevedo LBV, Tesco 94? Sains 03? Malv/Bomfim 98/99?
This is a good idea. Please can Field Marshall JDAW issue orders promptly?
Splendid plan. Please let me know what so that the placemats can be updated. (SCP-DFF ‘discovered’ Tesco yesterday, and bought a bottle of the ’94 (Symington, presumably QH). Delicious decanted about 1pm.)
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Re: Tuesday 18th September

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Bonus question: any objection to pop-and-pour for the multiple bottles of Sandeman Vau?
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