Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by PopulusTremula » 10:50 Thu 30 Jan 2014

Following the recent T85 case testing, interest was was shown for a similar tasting of a Symington port from the 1980s. A decision was therefore made to repeat the tasting format with a six bottle case of Graham 1980. The objectives are threefold: (i) to assess the potential variability of this wine, (ii) to assess its overall quality and state of maturation and, (iii) to enjoy some port in the good company of like minded individuals.

Date: Wednesday 2nd April 2014.

As only six bottles are included in the case study, depending on the number of attendees and our degree of thirst, we can supplement the six with additional bottles of other wines if required.

Please let me know if you're interested and let's agree on a date as soon as possible so i can book the BH. So far JDAW, AHB and Chris Doty have shown interest so i am reserving spaces for you but can you please confirm if you are coming or not. Any others who happen to be in town, or who want to come over for this event are welcome to join.

Confirmed:
  1. Populus Tremula;
  2. JDAW;
  3. DRT;
  4. WS1;
  5. CPR 1;
  6. AHB;
  7. MPM.
Extra Bottles: MPM, CPR 1, AHB, DRT.


Current draft of the placemats.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study

Post by djewesbury » 10:58 Thu 30 Jan 2014

May I humbly ask that we move this either forward or back as that Tuesday (8th) is the date of our next Belfast tasting - to which I hope to entice some of you; but also I'd like to attend this one.
The week following Easter is the week of the Big Fortified Tasting; we were to have a tasting the evening before. Has that been confirmed?
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Re: Graham 1980 case study

Post by PopulusTremula » 11:07 Thu 30 Jan 2014

djewesbury wrote:May I humbly ask that we move this either forward or back as that Tuesday (8th) is the date of our next Belfast tasting - to which I hope to entice some of you; but also I'd like to attend this one.
The week following Easter is the week of the Big Fortified Tasting; we were to have a tasting the evening before. Has that been confirmed?
Noted. How about 2nd or 3rd of April, i.e Wednesday or Thursday the week before?

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Re: Graham 1980 case study

Post by jdaw1 » 16:23 Thu 30 Jan 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:So far JDAW, AHB and Chris Doty have shown interest
That showing of interest hereby repeated.

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Post by djewesbury » 17:26 Thu 30 Jan 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:
djewesbury wrote:May I humbly ask that we move this either forward or back as that Tuesday (8th) is the date of our next Belfast tasting - to which I hope to entice some of you; but also I'd like to attend this one.
The week following Easter is the week of the Big Fortified Tasting; we were to have a tasting the evening before. Has that been confirmed?
Noted. How about 2nd or 3rd of April, i.e Wednesday or Thursday the week before?
That week quite crappy for me unless it were the Tuesday (1st). But others will be more flexible and nearer to hand, so please take their demands into account first. If it so happens that I can come, I will come.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study

Post by Glenn E. » 22:31 Thu 30 Jan 2014

I wish I could be there. :crying:
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Post by DRT » 00:40 Fri 31 Jan 2014

Yes please.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study

Post by WS1 » 07:43 Fri 31 Jan 2014

Would like to come to and prefer Wednesday 2nd of April.

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by CPR 1 » 11:06 Fri 31 Jan 2014

Sounds like a fascinating experiment thus in the interests of science - yes please

slight preference for either Tues / Wed night.

Thanks

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by PopulusTremula » 11:14 Fri 31 Jan 2014

List of attendees updated. Date is provisionally set for Wednesday 2nd April.

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Post by AHB » 19:38 Fri 31 Jan 2014

Yes please - and Wednesday 2nd April works for me
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by djewesbury » 22:51 Thu 06 Feb 2014

Update: can I be a a provisional (as we say in Belfast)?
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by DRT » 01:13 Fri 07 Feb 2014

djewesbury wrote:Update: can I be a a provisional (as we say in Belfast)?
Not everyone in Belfast has a stutter.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by djewesbury » 01:17 Fri 07 Feb 2014

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Update: can I be a a provisional (as we say in Belfast)?
Not everyone in Belfast has a stutter.
Wow. Tangential, dude... :lol:
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by DRT » 01:39 Fri 07 Feb 2014

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Update: can I be a a provisional (as we say in Belfast)?
Not everyone in Belfast has a stutter.
Wow. Tangential, dude... :lol:
I'm on fire. I think it's the Tramadol.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by djewesbury » 01:40 Fri 07 Feb 2014

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Update: can I be a a provisional (as we say in Belfast)?
Not everyone in Belfast has a stutter.
Wow. Tangential, dude... :lol:
I'm on fire. I think it's the Tramadol.
Oh no - you haven't been taking them without Talisker have you?
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by DRT » 02:37 Fri 07 Feb 2014

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Update: can I be a a provisional (as we say in Belfast)?
Not everyone in Belfast has a stutter.
Wow. Tangential, dude... :lol:
I'm on fire. I think it's the Tramadol.
Oh no - you haven't been taking them without Talisker have you?
:roll:
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by PopulusTremula » 14:49 Thu 13 Feb 2014

BH has been booked.

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 11:20 Fri 14 Feb 2014

Draft placemats added to first post. Six glasses, six types of chess piece (♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙): why not?

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by flash_uk » 11:45 Fri 14 Feb 2014

Would there be room for one more, which would be my first appearance at a :tpf: tasting? Would be great to put faces to the names and posts!
Best
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by PopulusTremula » 12:01 Fri 14 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:Would there be room for one more, which would be my first appearance at a :tpf: tasting? Would be great to put faces to the names and posts!
Best
Flash / Mike
You have been added to the list of attendees. I'm very much a beginner at this myself so look forward to see you there.

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by PopulusTremula » 12:02 Fri 14 Feb 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Draft placemats added to first post. Six glasses, six types of chess piece (♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙): why not?
Thanks for drafting these, they look very good.

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by flash_uk » 12:19 Fri 14 Feb 2014

Thank you very much. Seeing my name at the top in the list, I probably should have thought about how my board username would translate into a three letter acronym :shock:

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 13:06 Fri 14 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:Thank you very much. Seeing my name at the top in the list, I probably should have thought about how my board username would translate into a three letter acronym :shock:
We typically use real-world initials. Please, what are they? And for purposes to be revealed are you left-handed?

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by flash_uk » 13:08 Fri 14 Feb 2014

Aha. Real world would be MPM (Mike Patrick Meehan). Right-handed.

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