Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

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Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by DRT » 23:37 Tue 18 Sep 2012

We have had many stellar verticals but have an obvious gap. Yes, it's time for a Taylor Vertical. At this point we have a potential line-up from 1920-1994.

The date will be Friday 22 March 2013. The cost is likely to be in the region of £200-£250 per person plus food. We have one industry guest, whose costs will be covered by the collective.

Location: The Bung Hole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365.

Attendees:
  1. Guest;
  2. DRT;
  3. JDAW;
  4. THRA;
  5. RAYC;
  6. PopulusTremula;
  7. AHB;
  8. WS1;
  9. DrDirk;
  10. CMAG;
  11. TF;
  12. BMHR;
  13. griff;
  14. Axel.
Reserves:
  1. SCP-DFW (subject to negotiation);
  2. Axel's +1;
  3. Daniel +1.
Wines:
  1. 1920 Taylor;
  2. 1924 Taylor;
  3. 1927 Taylor;
  4. 1935 Taylor;
  5. 1945 Taylor;
  6. 1948 Taylor;
  7. 1950 Taylor Special Quinta;
  8. 1955 Taylor;
  9. 1960 Taylor;
  10. 1963 Taylor;
  11. 1965 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas;
  12. 1966 Taylor;
  13. 1970 Taylor;
  14. 1970 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas;
  15. 1976 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas;
  16. 1977 Taylor;
  17. 1980 Taylor;
  18. 1983 Taylor;
  19. 1985 Taylor;
  20. 1986 Taylor Quinta de Terra Feita.
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Not too shabby 88)
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by RAYC » 00:02 Wed 19 Sep 2012

yes please...
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DRT » 00:05 Wed 19 Sep 2012

RAYC wrote:yes please...
In.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 08:56 Wed 19 Sep 2012

As discussed at last night’s tasting, and already recorded by you, I’m in.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by PopulusTremula » 09:42 Wed 19 Sep 2012

Unmissable, please count me in.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by AHB » 16:49 Wed 19 Sep 2012

I'm interested in principle.

When will I be committed to having to pay for my seat?
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DRT » 17:20 Wed 19 Sep 2012

AHB wrote:When will I be committed to having to pay for my seat?
Once we have at least 10 attendees we can start to finalise the line-up and costs. Once all of that is agreed by those involved the normal rules will apply. I don't expect that to happen until early next year.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 20:32 Wed 19 Sep 2012

DRT wrote:the normal rules will apply.
Meaning that your contribution to the costs will have been spent, and so is being contributed, whether or not you can drink. One cannot duck out at the last moment and expect others to pay for that share.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by WS1 » 21:14 Wed 19 Sep 2012

Hi,

I am also interested in principle, but are likely in CDP at that time.

regards

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DRT » 21:22 Wed 19 Sep 2012

WS1 wrote:I am also interested in principle, but are likely in CDP at that time.
Does that mean you want to be added to the list or does it mean you can't attend because you are doing something else?
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DrDirk » 21:56 Wed 19 Sep 2012

This sounds to be a nice tasting to fly to London even if Wolfgang can not provide me with a place to sleep.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by Christopher » 20:56 Fri 28 Sep 2012

Hi

Can you put me down for two places, one for me and a personal guest.

Many thanks

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by benread » 21:23 Fri 28 Sep 2012

Sounds like a birthday tasting! Yes please.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DRT » 21:37 Fri 28 Sep 2012

First post updated.

Wolfgang, could you please confirm whether or not you will be joining us?
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by griff » 21:57 Fri 28 Sep 2012

I would be keen depending on the date.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DRT » 09:18 Sat 29 Sep 2012

DRT wrote:The venue has yet to be decided but will be in London. The date will be within ±7 days of 28 March 2013.
griff wrote:I would be keen depending on the date.
Please feel free to suggest dates that work.

I am awaiting a response from our potential guest and will try to work around his availability and preferred dates for everyone else. I can't promise to make that work for everyone, but will try.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by griff » 09:57 Sat 29 Sep 2012

DRT wrote:Please feel free to suggest dates that work.
My dad is coming over from Australia for a short visit (unfortunately not a port fan) and so free dates are a little tight. At this stage I can only make 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th. Depending on what he does I may be able to make other dates.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by Axel P » 08:42 Thu 04 Oct 2012

Please put me down for this as well, although I could not attend on dates 24th and after, since it is ProWein on these dates. I would very much prefer 20th to 22nd. If you agree to these dates, I would be happy to book the Club if wanted.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DRT » 22:09 Thu 04 Oct 2012

Axel has been added to the list. So far, the preffered stated date seems to be 22nd March. This is not yet set but will be accommodated if possible.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by DRT » 15:57 Sun 21 Oct 2012

Our guest has eagerly accepted the invitation and has requested a Friday evening if possible. The only other two people who have expressed a preference are Griff and Axel, both of whom can do Friday 22nd March.

Are there any serious objections to that being the date?

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by AHB » 17:30 Sun 21 Oct 2012

DRT wrote:Are there any serious objections to that being the date?
Not from me.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 20:34 Sun 21 Oct 2012

Has there previously been a big tasting on 22nd March? Other than the Malvedos vertical, no.

Special permission being sought. Please don’t yet fix the date.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by Axel P » 12:38 Wed 24 Oct 2012

Would suit me perfectly

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 12:59 Wed 24 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Special permission
Special permission sort-of granted. Which is enough for me.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Spring 2013

Post by AHB » 18:24 Wed 24 Oct 2012

Since this tasting is on a Friday, can I tentatively book one of the spare spaces for my better half - subject to confirmation in a week or so once I have had the chance to discuss the idea with her?
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