Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

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Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 10:49 Mon 09 Sep 2013

I will be working all day in London on Wednesday 25th September and would be happy to share some port with others at the Bung Hole that evening if anyone was free. It's been a long summer, but now the wet and cool weather is back it feels like port season again.

Who is available?

If enough people are available we might pick up one of the themes which have been suggested but not yet tried - A Vertical of Warre Bottle Matured LBVs or A 1958 Horizontal perhaps.

And just to remind you, there are a few other dates for your port diary coming up soon:
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 15:47 Wed 11 Sep 2013

I have permission (well asked AHB).

The theme might depend on how many we are. With fewer than three people I’m not convinced that we should try a complete vertical of a major shipper.

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:22 Thu 12 Sep 2013

jdaw1 wrote: With fewer than three people I’m not convinced that we should try a complete vertical of a major shipper.
Stop whining and keep a stiff upper lip. :P

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 22:00 Thu 12 Sep 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:
jdaw1 wrote: With fewer than three people I’m not convinced that we should try a complete vertical of a major shipper.
Stop whining and keep a stiff upper lip. :P
He's not whining, merely pointing out that we should have a complete vertical of a minor shipper if only the two of us can attend. Gould Campbell perhaps?
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:10 Thu 12 Sep 2013

AHB wrote:He's not whining, merely pointing out that we should have a complete vertical of a minor shipper if only the two of us can attend. Gould Campbell perhaps?
Exactly so, though I had in mind Cálem (and Foz).

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Post by Andy Velebil » 01:04 Fri 13 Sep 2013

In that case he is forgiven :)

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by WS1 » 09:39 Fri 13 Sep 2013

Hi,

I may pop by, but not sure yet. Am now in possession of 6bts of Calem 60 (H&B botteling) for which all are into neck but two slightly leak. As promised to DRT he will get a non leaking bt of this stash, which he could use.
If I pop by I would like to try a Mag of 1970 Grahams of a stash I recently aquired. Should be OK for 4 people. :wink: :lol:

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 15:14 Fri 13 Sep 2013

WS1 wrote:Hi,

I may pop by, but not sure yet. Am now in possession of 6bts of Calem 60 (H&B botteling) for which all are into neck but two slightly leak. As promised to DRT he will get a non leaking bt of this stash, which he could use.
If I pop by I would like to try a Mag of 1970 Grahams of a stash I recently aquired. Should be OK for 4 people. :wink: :lol:

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I shall keep my fingers crossed that you are able to pop by!
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 11:45 Fri 20 Sep 2013

It seems I have a bit of flexibility and could be in London on Tuesday 24th September. Would changing the date mean anyone else be able to join us?
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by WS1 » 13:18 Fri 20 Sep 2013

Since I will be in the Bunghole on Monday trying some wine with fiends Wednesday would work better for me. Should be able to make Wednesday but not sure if I can bring a Magnum of Grahams 1970 since with the delivery not clear yet. Hope to find the case of Mags in the Porch later today. Would be a nice welcome home and start to the weekend :D
In case this did not work out Iwould bring something suitable instead.

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 14:02 Fri 20 Sep 2013

WS1 wrote:a Magnum of Grahams 1970
If only there were more magnums of Graham 1970 the world would be a better place.

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 14:31 Fri 20 Sep 2013

WS1 wrote:...Wednesday would work better for me. Should be able to make Wednesday...
Then we shall stay with Wednesday.
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by PhilW » 15:42 Fri 20 Sep 2013

WS1 wrote: I will be in the Bunghole on Monday trying some wine with fiends
Anyone else have the image of Wolfgang and others in black capes and pointy teeth / glowing eyes, cackling madly?

Would love to join you on Wed, but currently unlikely to be able to do so.
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by WS1 » 17:50 Sat 21 Sep 2013

Hi,

found a case of Grahams 1970 magnums (on the straw) in the porch. All levels of the mags are well into neck but one mag is a bit gluey on the capsule. This will be opend and drunk on Wednesday. :D
Should be the best and youngest tasting Grahams 1970 we have ever drunk. Provenance seems immaculate (was stored at Octavian)! At least I hope so.

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 18:16 Sat 21 Sep 2013

WS1 wrote:found a case of Grahams 1970 magnums (on the straw) in the porch
Your neighbourhood has good leprechauns. Really impressively good.

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by Alex M » 18:42 Sun 22 Sep 2013

Hello,

I would very much like to attend if there is still space available. Is it just bring a VP?

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 19:59 Sun 22 Sep 2013

Alex - you are welcome to join us and would be expected to contribute to your share of the cost of dinner (a share normally being about £40) and bring a bottle of vintage port. Given that Wolfgang is intending to bring a magnum of Graham 1970 it would be nice to bring (or buy) something of similar quality. If you want advice for place to buy at short notice in London then let me know.
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 20:03 Sun 22 Sep 2013

I've just realised that I haven't booked a table yet. I'll call TBH on Monday and book us a table for 6 - just to allow either extra elbow room or for a couple of latecomers to visit.
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:39 Sun 22 Sep 2013

Oooh, there’s a task for me as well. Please confirm:
• The Bung Hole;
• Wednesday 25th September 2013;
• JDAW, AHB, WS, Alex M;
• Bring a bottle of vintage port. (But it is blind with G70 revealed, let’s not.)

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Post by AHB » 21:58 Sun 22 Sep 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Oooh, there’s a task for me as well. Please confirm:
• The Bung Hole;
• Wednesday 25th September 2013;
• JDAW, AHB, WS, Alex M;
• Bring a bottle of vintage port. (But it is blind?)
All is as you state. It is not necessary to bring the bottle blind - but the bottle I plan to bring is an unknown 88)
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by RAYC » 22:27 Sun 22 Sep 2013

Have no idea at this moment about my availablilty on Wednesday (sorry to be a pain), but i will certainly be doing everything within my power to come for an hour for some steak over a glass G70!
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 07:37 Mon 23 Sep 2013

RAYC wrote:Have no idea at this moment about my availablilty on Wednesday (sorry to be a pain), but i will certainly be doing everything within my power to come for an hour for some steak over a glass G70!
If you can make it, it would be good to catch up. I guessed you've been busy on another project since you've been very quiet recently.
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 14:22 Mon 23 Sep 2013

A table has been booked. Helen apologises but the private room, indeed the entire dining room, has been booked by another party not drinking port. We are on table 815 - turn left as you enter the cellar from the Hand Court stairwell and it will be directly in front of you at the far side of the "bar" area.

(The quotes to emphasise that this was Helen's description of the area we are sitting in, not my description.)
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Re: Wed 25th Sep - The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 14:26 Mon 23 Sep 2013

There are four of us, perhaps briefly five, with four or five glasses each. We’ll be fine.

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