We have had a slow start to 2013

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We have had a slow start to 2013

Post by DRT » 22:41 Tue 29 Jan 2013

Compared to 2012 we have had a ver slow start to the year. We are already 29/365ths of the way through the year and we have only had two Port tastings. Very shoddy.

I hereby declare an emergency!

I am in London Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings next week.

Can anyone see a plan coming together?
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Re: We have had a slow start to 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 23:48 Tue 29 Jan 2013

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Re: We have had a slow start to 2013

Post by benread » 06:56 Wed 30 Jan 2013

DRT wrote:I am in London Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings next week.

Can anyone see a plan coming together?
I assume you are suggesting 4 producers, 4 vintages, 4 bottle sizes (halves, bottles, magnums, double magnums perhaps) over 4 nights? A scientific experiment into the different aging characteristics covering all major variables. Now which vintage did Uncle Tom mention recently as the first from which he had 0.375 bottlings?!

Regrettably, my attendance unlikely - keeping my powder dry for a (hopeful) pass on 15th February!
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Post by jdaw1 » 09:52 Wed 30 Jan 2013

benread wrote:4 producers, 4 vintages, 4 bottle sizes (halves, bottles, magnums, double magnums perhaps) over 4 nights?
4 × 4 × (½+1+2+4) = 120 bottles volume. So what are we to drink on the fourth night?

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Post by SCP-DFF » 13:16 Wed 30 Jan 2013

You must be joking.

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Post by PhilW » 13:27 Wed 30 Jan 2013

DRT wrote:I hereby declare an emergency!
I am in London Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings next week.
Can anyone see a plan coming together?
I could probably make one of Tue/Wed/Thu next week, minor pref for Tue.
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Post by WS1 » 14:02 Wed 30 Jan 2013

DRT wrote:Compared to 2012 we have had a ver slow start to the year. We are already 29/365ths of the way through the year and we have only had two Port tastings. Very shoddy.

I hereby declare an emergency!

I am in London Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings next week.

Can anyone see a plan coming together?
Hi Derek,

this is good news! This should give enough time to drink some Ports I never come round to. e.g. Magnum of Chruchills Agua Alta 1995. Am free so far most evenings and would be interested in Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday is difficult due to early Gym session Wednesday morning.

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Post by jdaw1 » 14:10 Wed 30 Jan 2013

WS1 wrote:e.g. Magnum of Chruchills Agua Alta 1995
We could do a Churchill evening. No need to be complete taste what we have.

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Post by AHB » 15:40 Wed 30 Jan 2013

I fear my travel plans (Ipswich, Milton Keynes and Warrington) next week make my attendance very unlikely.
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Post by DRT » 23:41 Wed 30 Jan 2013

DRT wrote:Compared to 2012 we have had a ver slow start to the year.
SCP-DFF wrote:You must be joking.
No, seriously, we have been slow compared to last year. This might be due to some of our team being tortured during large parts of January.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:14 Thu 31 Jan 2013

DRT wrote:
SCP-DFF wrote:You must be joking.
No, seriously, we have been slow compared to last year. This might be due to some of our team being tortured during large parts of January.
What do you hope to achieve by disagreeing with my wife? What, exactly?

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Post by DRT » 00:39 Thu 31 Jan 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
SCP-DFF wrote:You must be joking.
No, seriously, we have been slow compared to last year. This might be due to some of our team being tortured during large parts of January.
What do you hope to achieve by disagreeing with my wife? What, exactly?
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Post by WS1 » 18:02 Thu 31 Jan 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
WS1 wrote:e.g. Magnum of Chruchills Agua Alta 1995
We could do a Churchill evening. No need to be complete taste what we have.
good idea, the 1994 Chruchill is very good and drinking well. Sadly I have only halves and they are in Germany. Can bring also the 82 Churchill. Other than that I had in mind to bring to one gathering a Kopke 1977 which I think nobody has tried so far. On the Magnum theme we could also check the newly arrived stock of Sandeman 82 Magnums vs some normal bts of Sandeman 82 I bought recently and were stored in England for a long period of time.
So plenty of interesting themes looming. :wink:
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Post by WS1 » 16:50 Sat 02 Feb 2013

Hi,

may I ask if we do something on Monday evening? I got very quiet....

Please let me know.

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Post by DRT » 17:55 Sat 02 Feb 2013

Sorry, my week is being messed around by people with other priorities.

I now cannot do Monday or Thursday.

Who can do Tuesday or Wednesday?
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Post by PhilW » 18:51 Sat 02 Feb 2013

I'm still good for Wed; might be ok for Tues instead but would need to confirm on Mon.
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Post by WS1 » 20:03 Sat 02 Feb 2013

Wednesday is OK for me. Tuesday is difficult. I may just pop by.

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Post by PhilW » 12:50 Sun 03 Feb 2013

If we're going with "some Churchill" then I have 85 and 94 available; other thoughts on possible themes:
- "some 83" (since it's now 30yrs old, the underlooked birthday cousin of 63), I have F83,W83,D83 avail
- "some brown stuff" (tawny/col), I only have Unk40 (unless we know what this is yet, from divided auction last year)
- or any other theme which means that someone brings along a W70 would be great ;)
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:53 Sun 03 Feb 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
WS1 wrote:e.g. Magnum of Chruchills Agua Alta 1995
We could do a Churchill evening. No need to be complete taste what we have.
Due to my being on babysitting duty all weekend, I haven’t been able to access my supplies of Churchill. Sorry.

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Post by DRT » 15:02 Sun 03 Feb 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Due to my being on babysitting duty all weekend
Is that code for "I'm in"?
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Post by WS1 » 14:06 Mon 04 Feb 2013

Hi,

after not having heard a lot again I can definitely rule out to pop by tomorrow. On Wednesday I will be definitely going to The Bunghole and have some port. It is likely two collegues from work will join me drinking the Mag of Churchill 95 and a straight bt of 82. Hope to see Phil and Derek too. Rob sadly ruled himself already out. :cry:
If this pace continues we will come at one stage to a complete halt. :(

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Post by jdaw1 » 15:07 Mon 04 Feb 2013

Wed 06 Feb works for me. I don’t have Churchill to hand yes, I know so either the theme can be broader, or I could adopt. Please instruct.

Wolfgang: for placemats please send names of colleagues.

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Post by WS1 » 16:45 Mon 04 Feb 2013

Hi Julian,
jdaw1 wrote:Wed 06 Feb works for me. I don’t have Churchill to hand yes, I know so either the theme can be broader, or I could adopt. Please instruct.

Wolfgang: for placemats please send names of colleagues.
theme can be broader or you can adopt a port from me if you want. In case of adoption please let me know. E.g. we could do on the side a tasting of halves of Dow Bonfim 86, 88, 90 and 99. :wink: :lol:
For dinner we can have the Magnum :lol:

send the names of my collegues in a PM

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Re: We have had a slow start to 2013

Post by PhilW » 17:21 Mon 04 Feb 2013

I'll be there. I could bring Ch85 and/or Ch94 (one could be adopted if wanted) or alternatively I have a D83 which would fit with the Dow mini-theme; your call/choice.
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Re: We have had a slow start to 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Mon 04 Feb 2013

PhilW wrote:I'll be there. I could bring Ch85 and/or Ch94 (one could be adopted if wanted)
Adopted! Thank you.

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