Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

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Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by SushiNorth » 21:09 Mon 07 Apr 2014

I'm looking for volunteers to join me for Port in mid to late April, and particularly on May 2nd or 3rd. Any takers?

Updated:
Theme: Crazy 8's -- Vintage Ports with an "8" in their vintage year.

Date & Location:
Wednesday 30th April 2014, Table 6 in The Bung Hole at 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, +44 20 7831 8365 (streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com)

Attendees and Ports:
1. SushiNorth (Guimaraens 1978)
2. JDAW1 (Graham 1980)
3. Tentative: WS1
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by jdaw1 » 21:14 Mon 07 Apr 2014

I expect to be available on either Friday 2nd May or Saturday 3rd May. But most of us have better availability Monday to Thursday.

FYI, our usual venue is The Bung Hole, recently given the bland corporate moniker “Davy’s Bar and Grill, Holborn”, which is at 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, +44 20 7831 8365 (streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by SushiNorth » 21:24 Mon 07 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:I expect to be available on either Friday 2nd May or Saturday 3rd May. But most of us have better availability Monday to Thursday.

FYI, our usual venue is The Bung Hole, recently given the bland corporate moniker “Davy’s Bar and Grill, Holborn”, which is at 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, +44 20 7831 8365 (streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).
Mon-Thurs is fine as well, and we can certainly find an ideal day there at the end of April. First -- volunteers?
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by flash_uk » 21:26 Mon 07 Apr 2014

Hand raised in the air. Me. Tues 29 and Weds 30 looking OK.

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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by Cedars28 » 21:55 Mon 07 Apr 2014

Count me in. Prefer 30th if possible.

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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by jdaw1 » 22:38 Mon 07 Apr 2014

Cedars28 wrote:Count me in. Prefer 30th if possible.
Hello Cedars28. Please do introduce yourself, so that we might know who is joining us for port. Ideally by starting a thread in the Introductions section. Thank you.

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Port in London - late April

Post by djewesbury » 22:39 Mon 07 Apr 2014

Cedars28 wrote:Count me in. Prefer 30th if possible.
Hello! Welcome to TPF. Do say hello in the Introductions thread. Look forward to meeting you.

EDIT: Now that I think about it, you look familiar...
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by DRT » 00:23 Tue 08 Apr 2014

Weekends are difficult so I much prefer mid-week.

I'm in.

What is the theme?
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by SushiNorth » 14:33 Tue 08 Apr 2014

DRT wrote:Weekends are difficult so I much prefer mid-week.
I'm in.
What is the theme?
Unless someone has a better plan, Crazy 8's. Any bottle, provide there is an 8 in it's vintage.

I'll be bringing Churchill 85 and Fonseca Guimaraens 78. let me know if we change the plan, as I'm only carrying 2 bottles from NY.
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by jdaw1 » 14:55 Tue 08 Apr 2014

SushiNorth wrote:Crazy 8's. Any bottle, provide there is an 8 in it's vintage.
Ridiculous theme — splendid idea.

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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by idj123 » 12:56 Wed 09 Apr 2014

I'm up for this-week nights are better for me.

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Post by DRT » 22:47 Wed 09 Apr 2014

idj123 wrote:I'm up for this-week nights are better for me.
Ditto. In fact, at this time, Monday to Thursday evenings are the only possibilities. Just as a heads-up, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday might be difficult due to unreasonable demands on my presence at things for which I am paid.
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by SushiNorth » 10:56 Fri 11 Apr 2014

DRT wrote:
idj123 wrote:I'm up for this-week nights are better for me.
Ditto. In fact, at this time, Monday to Thursday evenings are the only possibilities. Just as a heads-up, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday might be difficult due to unreasonable demands on my presence at things for which I am paid.
DRT, JDAW, I'm a bit confused... which nights would you each like to aim for?
Mon 28th
Tues 29th
Wed 30th
Thurs 1st
Fri 2nd
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by DRT » 11:10 Fri 11 Apr 2014

I have demands on my time that mean I might not be able join you, even if at the moment it looks possible. Please pick a date. If I can join you I will.
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Fri 11 Apr 2014

I expect to be available. I expect more others to be available Monday to Thursday.

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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by AHB » 14:53 Fri 11 Apr 2014

30th April is probably my best chance of making it into London that week.
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by SushiNorth » 21:48 Fri 11 Apr 2014

AHB wrote:30th April is probably my best chance of making it into London that week.
Well then, as this is the first preferred date, let's aim for Wednesday April 30.
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:07 Fri 11 Apr 2014

I have booked, for Wednesday 30th April 2014, Table 6 in The Bung Hole at 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, +44 20 7831 8365 (streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

‘Luke’ said that the Function Room is busy, but we can hope that Helen will rescue us.

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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by DRT » 22:23 Fri 11 Apr 2014

I am currently available.
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Re: Port in London - late April

Post by SushiNorth » 00:42 Sat 12 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:I have booked, for Wednesday 30th April 2014, Table 6 in The Bung Hole at 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, +44 20 7831 8365 (streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

‘Luke’ said that the Function Room is busy, but we can hope that Helen will rescue us.
What time are we scheduled for?
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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 07:24 Sat 12 Apr 2014

SushiNorth wrote:What time are we scheduled for?
Usual start time is 18:30.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by idj123 » 07:36 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Weds 30 April is good for me.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by flash_uk » 08:02 Sat 12 Apr 2014

And me - did you want advanced announcement of what people are planning to bring, or blind?

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by WS1 » 08:17 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Hi,

I am interested; like the theme. If it is 30th and work comittments allow I am in.

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Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Post by WS1 » 08:24 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Hi,

just to get this right; assuming a possible vintage range of the last 200 years theme allowed vintages are

1814-1899 and then 08, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 80-89, 98 and 08.

Correct?

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