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Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 12:58 Tue 16 Oct 2012

I have to be in London for a late afternoon meeting on Tuesday 23rd October. Is anyone else around and interested in meeting up?
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by RAYC » 17:32 Tue 16 Oct 2012

I could be persuaded.

what type of theme? If we're going for the good stuff, i have a couple of nice options (but will not declare now in case you want to go blind)
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 21:15 Tue 16 Oct 2012

I haven't really thought of a theme - I'm open to suggestions, or simply "bring a blind (or not) bottle of vintage port to share". Or we could make this an opportunity to try a couple of untried vintages of Warre or Smith Woodhouse LBV.

Do you have any preference?
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 21:34 Tue 16 Oct 2012

I've just realised that this would be the closest offline to my birthday - we could make it a 1963 theme? Or at least I could bring a 1963 vintage port?
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by jdaw1 » 22:30 Tue 16 Oct 2012

Other plans have been made for me. Sorry team. Though, of course, willing to do the usual.

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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by RAYC » 22:40 Tue 16 Oct 2012

Perfect. Do you want blind or sighted 1963?
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 09:07 Wed 17 Oct 2012

Looks like it could be just you and me, so let's go sighted.

That gives you a choice from the bottles I have at home of Constantino, Gould Campbell, Martinez, Offley, Quarles Harris or an Unknown Shipper. Which would you prefer?
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by RAYC » 09:30 Wed 17 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:Looks like it could be just you and me, so let's go sighted.

That gives you a choice from the bottles I have at home of Constantino, Gould Campbell, Martinez, Offley, Quarles Harris or an Unknown Shipper. Which would you prefer?
Unknown should be saved.

Of the others, i am most intrigued by Constantino (can't recall ever having had a Constantino VP) and Gould (the two 66s i have had this year were amazing, the 77 not too shabby, so on a good run of luck with this house).

I will bring Cockburn if that is ok - first of some very nice looking bottles that i acquired in April from the Tennants auction. If you have any objections to that, i also have Delaforce and Croft to hand.
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by benread » 12:41 Wed 17 Oct 2012

I am trying to find a reason to be available....
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 22:04 Wed 17 Oct 2012

benread wrote:I am trying to find a reason to be available....
:lol:
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 22:07 Wed 17 Oct 2012

RAYC wrote:
AHB wrote:Looks like it could be just you and me, so let's go sighted.

That gives you a choice from the bottles I have at home of Constantino, Gould Campbell, Martinez, Offley, Quarles Harris or an Unknown Shipper. Which would you prefer?
Unknown should be saved.

Of the others, i am most intrigued by Constantino (can't recall ever having had a Constantino VP) and Gould (the two 66s i have had this year were amazing, the 77 not too shabby, so on a good run of luck with this house).

I will bring Cockburn if that is ok - first of some very nice looking bottles that i acquired in April from the Tennants auction. If you have any objections to that, i also have Delaforce and Croft to hand.
Cockburn would be lovely - I like Cockburn's 1963.

The unknown will be opened on or very close to my birthday weekend, it's not an unknown that I planned to save. But I'm also happy to bring either the Constantino or Gould Campbell - both look to be in good condition. Unless you have a particular preference, I'll bring the Constantino.
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by RAYC » 17:13 Thu 18 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:The unknown will be opened on or very close to my birthday weekend, it's not an unknown that I planned to save. But I'm also happy to bring either the Constantino or Gould Campbell - both look to be in good condition. Unless you have a particular preference, I'll bring the Constantino.
If this is true and you are willing, my vote is for the unknown. I would also be very happy with the Constantino.
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by benread » 20:00 Thu 18 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:
benread wrote:I am trying to find a reason to be available....
:lol:
I have succeeded!
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by DRT » 21:43 Thu 18 Oct 2012

I have a Borges & Irmao 1963 at home that I am happy to bring along if that is thought acceptable?
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by jdaw1 » 22:09 Thu 18 Oct 2012

DRT wrote:I have a Borges & Irmao 1963 at home that I am happy to bring along if that is thought acceptable?
Do you? Where from?
benread wrote:I have succeeded!
Which ’63?

AHB bringing unknown; RAYC bringing that now abbreviated to Ck.

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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by benread » 22:35 Thu 18 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
benread wrote:I have succeeded!
Which ’63?
At present, '63 an issue. Options are:
  • -bring something other than '63
  • -adopt
  • -establish speed of delivery from Suffolk
Preferences will be given due consideration!
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by RAYC » 23:07 Thu 18 Oct 2012

I have so little 63 that i'd sort of prefer not to kill two bottles in one evening, and i don't think you should do a last minute order.

Unless AHB says otherwise, i don't think we need to have exclusively 63 (I'll let AHB make the call on the Borges - i'm less snooty about it than i was last week after the B&I 70 showing on Monday)
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 08:16 Fri 19 Oct 2012

DRT wrote:I have a Borges & Irmao 1963 at home that I am happy to bring along if that is thought acceptable?
We had a Borges '63 on Tuesday and it was very drinkable. If you'd like to bring it along, please do.
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by AHB » 08:28 Fri 19 Oct 2012

benread wrote:At present, '63 an issue. Options are:
  • -bring something other than '63
  • -adopt
  • -establish speed of delivery from Suffolk
Preferences will be given due consideration!
My preference would be to bring a '63. A solution has been suggested by PM.
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by DRT » 06:37 Sat 20 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:I have a Borges & Irmao 1963 at home that I am happy to bring along if that is thought acceptable?
Do you? Where from?.
Purchased in 2005 from Vintners Selection. The crime is not mine.
AHB wrote:We had a Borges '63 on Tuesday and it was very drinkable. If you'd like to bring it along, please do.
Will do.
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by DRT » 14:09 Sat 20 Oct 2012

Should I give the BI63 the same decant time as this one?
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by jdaw1 » 19:04 Sat 20 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:My preference would be to bring a '63. A solution has been suggested by PM.
Placemats being made this evening. Please reveal.

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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by RAYC » 20:33 Sat 20 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:My preference would be to bring a '63. A solution has been suggested by PM.
Placemats being made this evening. Please reveal.
I would be happy for that one to be "blind" if it facilitates placemats this evening (my guesses on the night, of course, would be Constantino, Gould Campbell, Martinez, Offley, or Quarles!)
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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by jdaw1 » 20:35 Sat 20 Oct 2012

No need: most present will know, and I do. You’re sighted.

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Re: Tue 23 October

Post by jdaw1 » 20:50 Sat 20 Oct 2012

First draft of the placemats. Please comment sooner rather than later.

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