Tue 4th June - Farewell to Griff

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Tue 4th June - Farewell to Griff

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Griff departs to allegedly warmer climes next month. We should offer to say farewell in proper TPF style.

Griff, would you like to suggest a date when you would be able to be in London (preferably Mon-Thu night) when we can arrange a proper port-centric farewell to you and your other half?
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Thank you! Have had the head down at the moment. How does the 4th of June suit other forumites? I shall bring the better half as well. As for theme, will a simple BYOB suffice? I have a colheita that hasn't been imbibed recently according to the forum; a VP requires further thought.
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Works for me - i'm in
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Tuesday 4th June works for me.

First draft of the placemats.
  • More details needed about Mrs S.
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I have put it in my diary. It is yet to appear in the family diary, but it's a start!
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For Tuesday 4th June we have booked the Function Room in The Bung Hole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365.
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I'm in!
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This is most pleasing. Mrs S is somewhat eccentric so far as which hand is dominant as one might expect growing up right-handed in a left-handed family. I would say right handed is safest.
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Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +BMHR;
  • +DRT;
  • Mrs S’s details;
  • Down Under.
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I'm in
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jdaw1 wrote:Down Under.
Hmm. The effect is more like a voyage from here to Down Under, rather than just being Down Under. Perhaps all titles should be DU?
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DRT wrote:a voyage from here to Down Under
Quite the intention. If the team prefer they can all have arrived.

It is a constrained medium through which to be artistically expressive.
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Hi,

I will try to come to this; what ever happens a bottle of Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz 1998 will find its way to the Bunghole for this occasion.

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Do we show our cards or is it blind? Also, are we allowed to bring a wine as well for dinner? I have 90 bottles left of wine to drink and running out of time :roll:
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griff wrote:Do we show our cards or is it blind?
Your big evening. Which would you prefer?

griff wrote:I have 90 bottles left of wine to drink and running out of time :roll:
Offer for sale to us. Some might take a dozen or more.
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OK, let's do blind as it keeps me honest. As for wine, when I say wine I do mean unfortified you know ;) It would also mean cataloging them :roll: At least the Eurocave is easy to transport.
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I will bring two bottles.

One of which - depending on its promise at the time of decanting - might be served non-blind if i think that to do so would provide more enjoyment.
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That sounds intriguing.

Two bottles from us. If I may, I would like to bring two further bottles that may be of interest. One is fortified in the traditional manner; the other late picked.
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I'll bring two bottles, one of which will be the Quevedo 2011 vintage port for people to try and discuss (as per Oscar's request when he sent it to me).
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Due to a work v personal diary cock-up I might be late for this event. Please start without me and I will catch-up.
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Updated draft of the placemats.
  • Two bottles from each of CRS, RJS, AHB and RAYC. But still one from each of JDAW, BMHR, WS and DRT.
Somebody please check that placemats match arrangements.
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WS1 stated up-thread that he is also bringing a shiraz, but i don't know whether that necessarily needs to go on the sheets.
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RAYC wrote:WS1 stated up-thread that he is also bringing a shiraz, but i don't know whether that necessarily needs to go on the sheets.
as you like; the wine is a Dalwhinnie, Victoria Shiraz 1998. Just digged out the bt of port in the wine room I will also bring. Good is I do not need tin foil since there is no identification on the bt at all. :wink:
Must have been part of a big stash in the old days where it was only needed to identify cases/stashes and not single bts. :)
The cork will reveal tomorrow more.

Will be also late tomorrow.

Looking fwd to cu all tomorrow

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RAYC wrote:WS1 stated up-thread that he is also bringing a shiraz, but i don't know whether that necessarily needs to go on the sheets.
Sheets full, so Shiraz separate.
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Re: Tue 4th June - Farewell to Griff

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Carl - do you still want 3 bottles of Sainsbury Taste the Differed 2003 vintage port? If so, please say so here and I shall attempt to bring them with me tomorrow - along with the Quevedo 2011 and the mystery bottle that I will be contributing to the evening. (Cash on the night would be appreciated!)
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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