Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

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Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:23 Thu 22 Aug 2013

I will be in London on Tuesday October 8th and will have the afternoon/evening free at this point. If anyone happens to be around London and would care to meet and enjoy some liquid refreshment of any kind let me know.

Not sure exactly were my hotel is as I've not booked it yet. So if anyone is available to meet, let me know where (the usual spot???) and I'll try and find a nearby hotel.

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COMING:
Me
DRT
JDAW1
idj123
Philw
CMAG
Uncle Tom
AHB
CPR1 (Charles)

POSSIBLE:
RAYC
WS1

BOTTLES:
1935 Calem (THRA)
1931 Taylor Pinhao (CMAG)
1970 Graham (DRT)
1970 Taylor (JDAW1)
1970 Croft (Philw)
1970 Martinez (AHB)
1970 Warre's (Andy V)
1977 Fonseca (CPR 1)
1970 Cockburn (idj123)

TASTING SHEETS:
JDAW1
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by DRT » 09:46 Thu 22 Aug 2013

I'll be in London that evening and am happy to meet for a light refreshment :wink:

Have you experienced The Bunghole yet?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by WS1 » 11:38 Thu 22 Aug 2013

Me too! Since I still need to hand over a bt of Calem 1960 to DRT I would like to suggest doing this on this Tuesday 8th of October. I will bring a second bt of Calem 1960 in order to verify what DRT bought and also would kindly hope others join in bringing further Calem refreshments.
Recently quite a few Calems became via uncle Tom availble so I would like to suggest dependent on attendees to include 80, 83, 85 and 97. Calem 03 is very good but I have it not availble. I may have a 63 floating around but would first need to locate it again.
IMHO this should qualify for a light Tuesday evening offline :wink: :lol:

regards

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by Andy Velebil » 13:20 Thu 22 Aug 2013

Fantastic. Not sure what Calem I have, but will check around my parts and see what I can find. :D

Been to the Bunghole once. Great place and the perfect place to meet on this evening.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by RAYC » 14:40 Thu 22 Aug 2013

Hope to be there but can't confirm yet.

Unfortunately I don't have any Calem but i will bring something suitable from the 60s or 70s (hopefully preferable to 80s / 90s Calem anyway!)
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Post by djewesbury » 16:07 Thu 22 Aug 2013

It's possible I could come to this. I've got a new lecturing job, and I'm teaching that afternoon.. But a late afternoon flight and a morning return are feasible. And I have Cálem from Tom's recent purchase stored with him.. Let's see.
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by jdaw1 » 17:18 Thu 22 Aug 2013

I have booked the Function Room at The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel +44 20 7831 8365, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

No objection to this being a Cálem tasting with accent, except a need to adopt. Please may I adopt?

And, for placemat making purposes, please could people give details of the port being brought. So far Cá80, Cá83, Cá85 and Cá97.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by Andy Velebil » 17:23 Thu 22 Aug 2013

Thanks for booking room Julian!

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:25 Thu 22 Aug 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:Thanks for booking room Julian!
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23781044

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Post by djewesbury » 18:02 Thu 22 Aug 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:Thanks for booking room Julian!
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23781044
Have you changed your mind about coming yet, Andy...?
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(I have edited my previous post to correct the spelling of Cálem.)
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by DRT » 18:44 Thu 22 Aug 2013

WS1 wrote:Me too! Since I still need to hand over a bt of Calem 1960 to DRT I would like to suggest doing this on this Tuesday 8th of October. I will bring a second bt of Calem 1960 in order to verify what DRT bought and also would kindly hope others join in bringing further Calem refreshments.
I have no Cálem!!!! Could I please use my bottle 1960 that you are bringing to give to me as my contribution?!?!

I am very much looking forward to this!
I don't think so.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:46 Thu 22 Aug 2013

Crotchety old man obviously didn't keep up with the changing times. :!: are here to stay. So there :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:58 Thu 22 Aug 2013

A check shows the only Calem I have in my cellar is a;

1996 Calem Quinta da Foz VP

I shall bring this bottle!

If someone runs across an older one in the UK/EU that I can adopt I am open to that as well. There appears to be no older VP's than 1994 available in the USA.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by jdaw1 » 20:04 Thu 22 Aug 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:There appears to be no older VP's than 1994 available in the USA.
Wine searcher has very little in the UK.
Andy Velebil wrote: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Post by Andy Velebil » 20:11 Thu 22 Aug 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by RAYC » 00:09 Fri 23 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:
Have you experienced The Bunghole yet?
If my memory serves better than yours, you were sitting next to him! (photo evidence)
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Post by Andy Velebil » 01:50 Fri 23 Aug 2013

RAYC wrote:
DRT wrote:
Have you experienced The Bunghole yet?
If my memory serves better than yours, you were sitting next to him! (photo evidence)
That's what happens when he doesn't drink enough port. He forgets. Someone get him some port quick.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by SCP-DFF » 06:52 Fri 23 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:
WS1 wrote:
I don't think so.

For the record, I love exclamation points!!!

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by DRT » 08:05 Fri 23 Aug 2013

SCP-DFF wrote:exclamation points
:?
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by WS1 » 11:48 Fri 23 Aug 2013

DRT wrote:
WS1 wrote:Me too! Since I still need to hand over a bt of Calem 1960 to DRT I would like to suggest doing this on this Tuesday 8th of October. I will bring a second bt of Calem 1960 in order to verify what DRT bought and also would kindly hope others join in bringing further Calem refreshments.
I have no Cálem!!!! Could I please use my bottle 1960 that you are bringing to give to me as my contribution?!?!

I am very much looking forward to this!
fine by me; but thought you wanted one of the bts you missed out only a few minutes to me. Also found some 1977 Calems in the wine room when searching for the 1997 Calem. When the air conditioning unit broke and me buying a stronger bigger unit and rearranging the room in order to accomodate the unit I must have confused things. :?
Only found a 1995 Calem da Foz. :roll: Need to do a "deep dive" into the wine room in order to find the 1997 Calem I am sure I have. I am pretty sure where the 1963 Calem is. So so far we have a likely line up if we are enough people of 60, 63, 77, 80, 83, 85, 95, 96 and 97.



not bad for a Tuesday! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by Andy Velebil » 13:15 Fri 23 Aug 2013

SCP-DFF wrote:
DRT wrote:
WS1 wrote:
I don't think so.

For the record, I love exclamation points!!!

-SCP-DFF (AKA Mrs Wiseman)
88) :sun:

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by Andy Velebil » 13:17 Fri 23 Aug 2013

WS1 wrote: fine by me; but thought you wanted one of the bts you missed out only a few minutes to me. Also found some 1977 Calems in the wine room when searching for the 1997 Calem. When the air conditioning unit broke and me buying a stronger bigger unit and rearranging the room in order to accomodate the unit I must have confused things. :?
Only found a 1995 Calem da Foz. :roll: Need to do a "deep dive" into the wine room in order to find the 1997 Calem I am sure I have. I am pretty sure where the 1963 Calem is. So so far we have a likely line up if we are enough people of 60, 63, 77, 80, 83, 85, 95, 96 and 97.



not bad for a Tuesday! :wink: :lol:
Not too shabby at all 88)

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by jdaw1 » 23:37 Fri 23 Aug 2013

First draft of the placemats.
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Wolfgang: approximately everybody is adopting from you. Instead, why don’t you own the whole tasting, and tell us approximately everybody the cost of a share. Would that be simpler than an arbitrary assignment of my adopting one vintage and somebody else adopting another?

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by idj123 » 08:32 Sat 24 Aug 2013

If there is still space I wouldn't mind attending this offline and if it takes the pressure off of Wolfgang a bit I have a bt of calem 77 I can bring?

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

Post by jdaw1 » 10:57 Sat 24 Aug 2013

PhilW, by text message, wrote:Am on holiday in Wales at mo. Just seen 8th Oct Calem thread but have no login access. would be obliged if you would add my intention to attend in thread? Thanks.

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