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Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by AHB » 08:33 Mon 08 Apr 2013

Oscar Quevedo is visiting London overnight on Wednesday 17th April and we plan to entertain him in typical Port Forum style:

Venue - tbc, but probably the Bung Hole
Tme - 6:30pm
Theme - bring a bottle of port to share (note: does not have to be vintage; Oscar quite likes sweet, brown sticky port <<shudder in horror icon>>)
Who:
  1. Oscar Quevedo
  2. AHB
  3. DRT
  4. CMAG
  5. IDJ
  6. JDAW
  7. Ronnie Roots (about 9pm)
  8. WS1 (now confirmed)
  9. BMHR
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Re: Tue 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 10:10 Mon 08 Apr 2013

I’m probably in awaiting approval from SCP-DFS.

First draft of the placemats.

And the next Tuesday 17th April is in 2018. That is much advance notice of a tasting it might have been less misleading to the readers to have included the year in the title.

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by AHB » 11:03 Mon 08 Apr 2013

jdaw1 wrote:And the next Tuesday 17th April is in 2018. That is much advance notice of a tasting it might have been less misleading to the readers to have included the year in the title.
Very droll - day of the week corrected.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 18:11 Mon 08 Apr 2013

Have you booked the obvious location? If not, I shall.

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by benread » 18:28 Mon 08 Apr 2013

It is also the first day of the County cricket season championship games - play starts at 11am at Lord's. I was hoping to make some of that, so now I have even more excuse to take a half day from work! Let's see what the diary secretary says!
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 20:01 Mon 08 Apr 2013

For Wednesday 17th April we have booked the Function Room in The Bung Hole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365.

I am still awaiting permission.

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 11:41 Tue 09 Apr 2013

The BBC, in an article entitled [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22079749]Thatcher funeral set for next week[/url], wrote:The funeral of Baroness Thatcher will take place on Wednesday, 17 April, Downing Street has announced.
(Not that the webmaster of number10.gov.uk has cared to tell us.)

Should this affect our dress code? I say yes.

The procession will come near Holborn:
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Expect difficulties with transport.

Edit: the webmaster has woken up, but rather than making a new page dated today, the announcement made today has been added to yesterday’s announcement: ‟The service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday 17 April.” Further down the page is written ‟Crown copyright 2012” sigh. On the plus side, I do prefer Number 10’s punctuation to that of the BBC.

Edit edit: a fuller announcement, correctly dated 9th April, has appeared.

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Re: Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by benread » 11:53 Wed 10 Apr 2013

benread wrote:It is also the first day of the County cricket season championship games - play starts at 11am at Lord's. I was hoping to make some of that, so now I have even more excuse to take a half day from work! Let's see what the diary secretary says!
My participation now looking more likely than not. Hoping to take afternoon off, weather permitting, and watch some cricket at Lord's before. If so, and anyone fancies joining me, drop me a PM.

I'm on the move using my phone. I may be in a port free zone! At least Tapatalk is keeping me in touch. I'm grateful at least for that much.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by idj123 » 21:08 Wed 10 Apr 2013

I am tempted by this in view of the fact that I've recently asked for a few words on Quevedo on a separate post to accompany the table named after said Port House at my upcoming nuptials (serendipitious?). However, I will require guidance as to what to bring and an indication as to typical expenditure at such affairs. So can the powers that be put me down for a tentative place and I'll then firm up (once I've cleared with the erstwhile Mrs J)? I should warn that my experience only extends to imbibing the stuff!

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 21:49 Wed 10 Apr 2013

Depending on appetite, you’ll be £40ish down for food (and we tip well, rather than pay corkage), and you’ll need to bring a bottle of something worth drinking (if VP, aim for a vintage ≥1960 but ≤1992).

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by RAYC » 22:24 Wed 10 Apr 2013

Unfortunately i will have to miss this as i will be in Majorca...
jdaw1 wrote:and you’ll need to bring a bottle of something worth drinking (if VP, aim for a vintage ≥1960 but ≤1992).
But - if you don't have something suitable - it may also be possible to "adopt" a bottle from someone else or simply purchase from the Davy's wine-list
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by DRT » 23:07 Thu 11 Apr 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
The BBC, in an article entitled [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22079749]Thatcher funeral set for next week[/url], wrote:The funeral of Baroness Thatcher will take place on Wednesday, 17 April, Downing Street has announced.
(Not that the webmaster of number10.gov.uk has cared to tell us.)

Should this affect our dress code? I say yes.
Please suggest a dress code.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by idj123 » 06:56 Fri 12 Apr 2013

I have VPs that satisy this criterion but isn't decant time going to be a problem? Bottle would have to be brought up (on the train), on the day.

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by AHB » 07:38 Fri 12 Apr 2013

idj123 wrote:I have VPs that satisy this criterion but isn't decant time going to be a problem? Bottle would have to be brought up (on the train), on the day.
My normal habit is to stand the bottle a few days before an offline, double-decant it in the morning before I leave for work and then walk into the Bung Hole (aka Davy's Bar and Grill, Holborn) at the appropriate time with bottle in hand. While not perfect, it seems a practical compromise.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by DRT » 07:39 Fri 12 Apr 2013

idj123 wrote:I have VPs that satisy this criterion but isn't decant time going to be a problem? Bottle would have to be brought up (on the train), on the day.
Decant at home, pour it back into the bottle, put a cork in it and bring it with you on the train :wink:
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 09:18 Fri 12 Apr 2013

DRT wrote:Decant at home, pour it back into the bottle, put a cork in it and bring it with you on the train :wink:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=14303]Here[/url] the team wrote:Usual practice is to double-decant (that it, decant into a clean something, rinse original bottle thoroughly with water, rinse it once more with a small splash of the port, pour port back into original bottle).

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 16:15 Fri 12 Apr 2013

I’m in. Hurray! Rather lacking in brown stickies should I adopt or bring red?

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Re: Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by benread » 18:18 Fri 12 Apr 2013

benread wrote:
benread wrote:It is also the first day of the County cricket season championship games - play starts at 11am at Lord's. I was hoping to make some of that, so now I have even more excuse to take a half day from work! Let's see what the diary secretary says!
My participation now looking more likely than not. Hoping to take afternoon off, weather permitting, and watch some cricket at Lord's before. If so, and anyone fancies joining me, drop me a PM.
Confirmed, confirmed, confirmed! All I need is the weather for the cricket now!
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by DRT » 18:19 Fri 12 Apr 2013

AHB wrote:Theme - bring a bottle of port to share (note: does not have to be vintage; Oscar quite likes sweet, brown sticky port <<shudder in horror icon>>)
jdaw1 wrote:I’m in. Hurray! Rather lacking in brown stickies should I adopt or bring red?
I have taken AHB's words as a direct instruction from the organiser to bring a mature Vintage Port, which is what I intend to do. It is our duty to educate young Oscar in the error of his ways.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by jdaw1 » 18:30 Fri 12 Apr 2013

DRT wrote:young Oscar
Today’s whippersnappers pah! replete with vigorous self-confidence, but none of knowledgeable gravitas that comes with experience, practice, and a large round belly.

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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by DRT » 18:35 Fri 12 Apr 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:young Oscar
Today’s whippersnappers pah! replete with vigorous self-confidence, but none of knowledgeable gravitas that comes with experience, practice, and a large round belly.
It is largely down to a lack of Vitamin P.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by AHB » 20:56 Fri 12 Apr 2013

jdaw1 wrote:I’m in. Hurray! Rather lacking in brown stickies should I adopt or bring red?
Mine is another vote for you to bring red.

I have one bottle of brown. I am yet to decide whether to bring this bottle or a bottle of red.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by DRT » 21:23 Fri 12 Apr 2013

AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I’m in. Hurray! Rather lacking in brown stickies should I adopt or bring red?
Mine is another vote for you to bring red.

I have one bottle of brown. I am yet to decide whether to bring this bottle or a bottle of red.
My vote is for you to bring red. That means we will have all the brown sticky stuff we need.
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Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:10 Sat 13 Apr 2013

I am in town that day, but have another tasting to attend first. Would it be problematic if I arrive somewhat late, probably around 9PM? Would be great to see Oscar again.

Oh, and I would have to adopt (or buy something from Davy's list).

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