Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

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Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by jdaw1 » 20:34 Tue 29 Oct 2013

Will anybody else be thirsty on Thursday 31st October? That’s a coincidence, because I will. Perhaps something should be done about this?

Theme could be a complete vertical of, well, of anything. Or the more traditional bring a blinded bottle. Perhaps with the requirement that the tin foil be decorated in a manner appropriate to All Hallows’ Eve. Alas I have no Irish-bottled Port, but those who have might give that preference.

Location: the obvious. Start: 18:30. Dress code: Remember the Dead.


The Plan

People:
  1. JDAW;
  2. THRA;
  3. EDN;
  4. WS;
  5. RLC;
  6. DFM.
Theme: blinded and decorated.

Location: The Function Room in The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel +44 20 7831 8365, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

Current draft of the placemats (and parameters by which made).
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by djewesbury » 20:55 Tue 29 Oct 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Alas I have no Irish-bottled Port, but those who have might give that preference
I want to know more about this commodity. Who did it, and where have they got it?
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by AHB » 07:03 Wed 30 Oct 2013

Unfortunately I will be defending our home against the egg-throwing hoards of ghosts who roam the streets that night.
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by uncle tom » 10:12 Wed 30 Oct 2013

Will hover down..
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by WS1 » 11:03 Wed 30 Oct 2013

Dirk Niepoort is in town and would like to join in as well as me. Will bring something suitable.

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Post by djewesbury » 11:17 Wed 30 Oct 2013

A shame to miss him. Say hello and that we are looking forward to Nick D's Belfast visit next week!
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by jdaw1 » 11:22 Wed 30 Oct 2013

Function Room booked.

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by Cookie » 12:51 Wed 30 Oct 2013

I am going to break my duck for this year and I shall attend...is it bring a bottle or a theme?
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by jdaw1 » 13:21 Wed 30 Oct 2013

Cookie wrote:is it bring a bottle or a theme?
In the current version of the first post jdaw1 wrote:! the more traditional bring a blinded bottle. Perhaps with the requirement that the tin foil be decorated in a manner appropriate to All Hallows’ Eve.
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Theme: blinded and decorated.

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by AHB » 00:27 Thu 31 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:Unfortunately I will be defending our home against the egg-throwing hoards of ghosts who roam the streets that night.
I'm slightly surprised to see that I'm attending. Honestly, I won't be in London on Thursday.
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by jdaw1 » 00:32 Thu 31 Oct 2013

I didn’t believe a word of it. Should Team Wiseman endeavour to assist you with permission? (Be bold say yes.)

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by uncle tom » 00:43 Thu 31 Oct 2013

There is a possible extra participant..

DFM has been working his backside off in preparation for the Bonfire Night season, and if there's no major unexpected drama that screws things up, I'm going to (try to..) coax him onto a train tomorrow evening..
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by AHB » 00:47 Thu 31 Oct 2013

jdaw1 wrote:I didn’t believe a word of it. Should Team Wiseman endeavour to assist you with permission? (Be bold say yes.)
No, I have other plans for Thursday night that do not include being in London.
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by jdaw1 » 01:04 Thu 31 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:No, I have other plans for Thursday night that do not include being in London.
In which case, I’ll transmogrify you into Dave Mitchell.

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by jdaw1 » 01:26 Thu 31 Oct 2013

+RAYC, who is a possible.

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by RAYC » 15:05 Thu 31 Oct 2013

At approximately 1.30 I decanted a bottle that ranks as one of the most fragrant at T+0 that i have ever opened.

Will now spend the rest of the afternoon worrying that i have popped too early and that it will fall apart.

Port is back in bottle, stoppered, and in fridge.
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Post by jdaw1 » 15:42 Thu 31 Oct 2013

Mine decanted 2pm.

I can print, but prefer that a different punctual attendee does so.

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by Axel P » 15:43 Thu 31 Oct 2013

I am at the neighbouring Island, just decanted something nice.

Have fun, all best wishes to Dirk and lot of good bottles.

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by RAYC » 15:48 Thu 31 Oct 2013

Today is one day that I cannot print unfortunately.
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by Glenn E. » 16:23 Thu 31 Oct 2013

The horror, the horror...

My current bottle of 2003 Broadbent is nearly empty and will not suffice for the evening. Some other bottle will meet its destiny tonight.

Enjoy your evening!
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by djewesbury » 16:38 Thu 31 Oct 2013

Axel P wrote:I am at the neighbouring Island, just decanted something nice.

Have fun, all best wishes to Dirk and lot of good bottles.

Axel
What Axel said.
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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by jdaw1 » 16:59 Thu 31 Oct 2013

I’ll print.

Edit: done. And also uploaded the parameters by which the placemats were made.

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by WS1 » 18:13 Thu 31 Oct 2013

Hi,

two bts of port decanted in the presence of DN at the Bunghole ~ 15:00. One will definitely give RAYC's bt a run for its money. The other is not bad either. Both are in Australian Shiraz bottles in order to make the Halloween theme; one is called "The black Sock" :lol:

Left Dirk happy with the two sediment glasses of port in the Bunghole. :wink:
3bts of port (1bt for Emergency of Emergency plan and two decanted bts) are in the cool cellar of the Bunghole.

cu later

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Re: Halloween Emergency: Remember the Dead

Post by PhilW » 11:08 Fri 01 Nov 2013

I'm hoping to hear that there are pictures of the TPF team including Dirk all dressed as Baron Samedi from last night? :)

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