Delaforce 58 and friends - October 15th

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Delaforce 58 and friends - October 15th

Post by uncle tom » 13:35 Mon 24 Sep 2012

I recently secured (but have not yet collected) a case of Delaforce '58

This is a rare beastie - I've never tried it before and nor, it seems, have many others..

So end of next week or early the week after, I thought it might be fun to have a casual sighted offline in London of VPs you don't often see..

Date: Oct 15th

Venue: The Bunghole

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THRA
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by WS1 » 14:51 Mon 24 Sep 2012

Hi Tom,

I am interested, but cannot do the 10th to 14th of October due to driving back to Germany. Again am off 19th to 23rd of October for driving back.

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by DRT » 15:02 Mon 24 Sep 2012

I can do early next week but not Thursday or Friday.

I can do Monday or Wednesday the following week.
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by RAYC » 15:43 Mon 24 Sep 2012

Interested. I can throw in another mystery '58.
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by uncle tom » 16:21 Mon 24 Sep 2012

How does Monday 8th suit?
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Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by benread » 23:25 Mon 24 Sep 2012

Regrettably if it were Monday 8th I will not be there. That said, other dates that week little more likely!

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by WS1 » 09:42 Tue 25 Sep 2012

Hi Tom,

Monday the 8th looks good to me; sadly cannot do any other day of the week.

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by jdaw1 » 17:18 Thu 27 Sep 2012

Any day from Mon 1st to Wed 17th, yes please, with light-drinking guest (my port-liking mother-in-law).

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by AHB » 10:20 Fri 28 Sep 2012

I can't do Monday 8th.

Could we do Monday 15th instead?
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by jdaw1 » 12:53 Fri 28 Sep 2012

jdaw1 wrote:(my port-liking mother-in-law)
who, on her daughter’s recommendation, wants to try The Bung Hole food. Please can it be the usual venue?
AHB wrote:Could we do Monday 15th instead?
Works for me.

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by WS1 » 13:22 Sat 29 Sep 2012

Hi,

Monday 15th of October is OK for me. Since I guess nobody has tried Croft da Roeda 1970 yet I will bring this round. What a we do the comparison to a Croft 1970?

A bit a geeky tasting idea but should be fun.

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by uncle tom » 10:20 Sun 30 Sep 2012

Are we agreed on the 15th then?
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by jdaw1 » 11:35 Sun 30 Sep 2012

I might be bringing the bottle that is the subject of the thread ‟Who gave me the Burgundy and the Port?”.

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by AHB » 20:46 Sun 30 Sep 2012

uncle tom wrote:Are we agreed on the 15th then?
Hopefully, since this is the only one of the days that everyone (including me!) seems to be able to make.

Are we declaring what we bring in advance or just declaring on the day?
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:09 Sun 30 Sep 2012

AHB wrote:Are we declaring what we bring in advance or just declaring on the day?
uncle tom wrote:sighted
Declare for the placemats (first draft thereof, missing many ports).

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Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by DRT » 22:12 Sun 30 Sep 2012

I can't make the 15th as I will be out of the country but please proceed without me.

Have fun!
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:21 Sun 30 Sep 2012

For some time we’ve been meaning to do a 1927 horizontal. Would this be an opportune moment?

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Post by DRT » 00:53 Mon 01 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:For some time we’ve been meaning to do a 1927 horizontal. Would this be an opportune moment?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by jdaw1 » 06:58 Mon 01 Oct 2012

DRT wrote: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
:lol:

Perhaps we should wait for Derek’s return from foreign climes.

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by AHB » 09:30 Mon 01 Oct 2012

Given a theme of port not often seen, I shall bring my only bottle of Bomfim 1979.
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by RAYC » 10:18 Mon 01 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:Are we declaring what we bring in advance or just declaring on the day?
uncle tom wrote:sighted
Declare for the placemats (first draft thereof, missing many ports).
Should not Cynthia receive credit for the BBR 70 if she is the donator?

Mine will be RO58. As it cost me approximately the same as an undiscounted LBV and is quite possibly undrinkable, i shall have a look for something else that we haven't had at a tasting recently and post a list of options. Before i do so, how strictly do we want to stick to the initial theme ("VPs you don't often see"), or how much do we just want nice port?
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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - October 15th

Post by uncle tom » 17:30 Mon 01 Oct 2012

OK, date fixed as Oct 15th.

Can someone PM me the contact details for TBH and I'll check to see if 'our' room is free..
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:01 Mon 01 Oct 2012

uncle tom wrote:the contact details for TBH

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by jdaw1 » 22:04 Mon 01 Oct 2012

RAYC wrote:how strictly do we want to stick to the initial theme ("VPs you don't often see"), or how much do we just want nice port?
There’s very little nice port that I often see. Even, for example, Fonseca 1985 is not something that I often see. Indeed, far too infrequently.

However, as information for assessing quantities, my special guest is not a heavy drinker. I’ll be impressed if she clears half a bottle.

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Re: Delaforce 58 and friends - early October

Post by jdaw1 » 22:44 Mon 01 Oct 2012

Updated draft of the placemats, still missing at least one Port.

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