Wed 26th Feb

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Alex Bridgeman
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Wed 26th Feb

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On Wednesday 26th Feb I will be eating at The Bunghole, Holborn from 6:30pm. Guests are welcome, provided they bring some port to share (and pay for their food!). Volunteers so far include:

AHB - G83
CPR - G85
PopulusTremula - OBV83
DRT
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Alex M
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JDAW - G80 - unlikely
PW (unlikely)
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Re: Tue 11th Feb

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I'm not in London next week.
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Re: Tue 11th Feb

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Much as I would like to, I can’t. Sorry.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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OK - how about Wednesday 26th Feb?
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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That would work for me.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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DRT wrote:That would work for me.
That means we have a quorum, provided your life coach allows you to attend.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:That would work for me.
That means we have a quorum, provided your life coach allows you to attend.
Should be fine. Apparently half price steak contains fewer calories.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:That would work for me.
That means we have a quorum, provided your life coach allows you to attend.
Should be fine. Apparently half price steak contains fewer calories.
It’s not linear. Below about 60% of the usual price it become zero-calorie.

(Do eight dry days between now and then. And half a dozen Hail Virgin Marys.)
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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jdaw1 wrote: (Do eight dry days between now and then. And half a dozen Hail Virgin Marys.)
Good God man, do you want him to live or not?
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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I'm the 8 x '64 Taylors guy. So do I take it that I can show up at this event with a sample bottle and see what the story is? Any day after the 24th is likely to be tricky but I'll try and make it.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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snowb1965 wrote:I'm the 8 x '64 Taylors guy. So do I take it that I can show up at this event with a sample bottle and see what the story is? Any day after the 24th is likely to be tricky but I'll try and make it.
You are certainly welcome to join us.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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Wifely permission has been, somewhat grudgingly, granted. Though I am unlikely to arrive significantly before 7pm.
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Wed 26th Feb

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AHB wrote:I have to be in London on Tuesday next week and have a full diary
Are you sure that this is Wednesday the 26th..?
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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jdaw1 wrote:Wifely permission has been, somewhat grudgingly, granted.
Please be careful. Remember what happened to Derek when he spoke out of turn.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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djewesbury wrote:
AHB wrote:I have to be in London on Tuesday next week and have a full diary
Are you sure that this is Wednesday the 26th..?
AHB originally asked about Tuesday 11th which didn’t work, so then tried Wednesday 26th. The date currently being proposed is Wednesday 26th February 2014.

As we seemingly have a newcomer bringing TV64, let’s do it sighted.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
AHB wrote:I have to be in London on Tuesday next week and have a full diary
Are you sure that this is Wednesday the 26th..?
AHB originally asked about Tuesday 11th which didn’t work, so then tried Wednesday 26th. The date currently being proposed is Wednesday 26th February 2014.
Apologies, I failed to read the thread properly.
I have a bold proposition; Rachel and I will be in town the following evening, prior to travelling to Porto for the Essencia the next morning. Would the 27th be out of the question? You could help us to get back in training.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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I can't do the 27th as I have another function to attend.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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DRT wrote:I can't do the 27th as I have another function to attend.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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I can't do the 27th either. Sorry.

Sighted on the 26th would work for me.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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djewesbury wrote:Rachel and I will be in town the following evening, prior to travelling to Porto for the Essencia the next morning.
Is an additional night in London a possibility?
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Rachel and I will be in town the following evening, prior to travelling to Porto for the Essencia the next morning.
Is an additional night in London a possibility?
Unfortunately not. Flights booked - have to be in Belfast on Wednesday. Sigh.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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Yes please
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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Please add me as tentative to join you.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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PhilW wrote:Now looking less likely that I will be able to join you on Wed.
Confirming that unfortunately I am not able to attend tonight.
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Re: Wed 26th Feb

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Can i please be added to the list? Permission has been sought and granted. Bottle is being stood.

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