Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 22:33 Sat 12 Jul 2014

DRT said that the only date he could make during the week commencing August 25th was Tuesday 26th, so this date was chosen as the date for my cellar reduction party. Then less than 24 hours later he said that he had received a better offer and would be washing his hair that night.

Despite DRT's absence, we still have a quorum! Attending will be:
1) AHB
2) Alex M
3) WS1
4) BMHR
5) JDAW
6) CMAG
7) IDJ
8) CPR
9) RLC
10) THRA

Please, no-one bring anything except where I have asked for help. This is supposed to be a cellar reduction party so I am happy to supply various bottles for us to share. A handful of people know some of what will be brought, but I'll serve all bottles blind.

Venue is confirmed as the private room at The Bung Hole - our first visit since Helen's departure :( . It will be useful to see whether we are still welcomed as warmly as we used to be.

Current draft of the placemats. (Placemat § added to this post by jdaw1.)
Image Image Image

AHB's Original Message wrote:My better half is going on an educational visit without me the week of the August bank holiday. Despite the (hopefully) warm weather at that time of year, would anyone be interested in helping me to make some space in the wine fridge I have at home - I am happy to host chez moi or for us to meet in London.

The exact date during the week is open if we can put a quorum together.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14940
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by DRT » 22:52 Sat 12 Jul 2014

Depending on the date I'm happy to do my duty.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8152
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by djewesbury » 22:55 Sat 12 Jul 2014

DRT wrote:Depending on the date I'm happy to do my duty.
Your invitation's in the post.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
benread
Martinez 1985
Posts: 1358
Joined: 21:36 Thu 17 Apr 2008
Location: Reigate, Surrey

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by benread » 21:37 Mon 11 Aug 2014

DRT wrote:Depending on the date I'm happy to do my duty.
I have a hip flask to return. Due to the work at London Bridge, it is very likely Nuala will not be in London that week. It looks like the planets could be aligning nicely...

Let me know what you plan - London or Chez Bridgeman could work for me - I have direct trains to either!
Ben
-------
Vintage 1970!

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14940
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by DRT » 21:51 Mon 11 Aug 2014

Huston, we have a problem! :roll:

I am now committed to "family stuff" from the Wednesday evening onwards. The only night I can do is the Tuesday, and probably only in London.

Sorry, I forgot all about this.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by AHB » 21:49 Tue 12 Aug 2014

So who could make Tuesday 26th in London?
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Alex M
Fonseca LBV
Posts: 121
Joined: 11:14 Tue 12 May 2009

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by Alex M » 22:45 Tue 12 Aug 2014

I can make the 26th in London but may need to adopt a bottle.

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14940
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by DRT » 23:09 Tue 12 Aug 2014

Sorry, I now have a business dinner on the 26th so will have to pass.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2229
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by flash_uk » 08:27 Wed 13 Aug 2014

I'm not around that week either.

User avatar
WS1
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
Posts: 886
Joined: 23:08 Wed 04 Feb 2009
Location: Hertfordshire

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by WS1 » 11:17 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Hi,

I would have time and be interested.

regards

WS1
"Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough"
Mark Twain

User avatar
WS1
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
Posts: 886
Joined: 23:08 Wed 04 Feb 2009
Location: Hertfordshire

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

Post by WS1 » 11:18 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Alex M wrote:I can make the 26th in London but may need to adopt a bottle.
I am sure a solution can be found :wink: :lol:
"Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough"
Mark Twain

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 13:34 Wed 13 Aug 2014

First post has been updated with the arrangements to date.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 17:05 Wed 13 Aug 2014

More updates to the first post have been made - JDAW and CMAG added to the list of attendees. Private room at the Bung Hole has been requested.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 17:07 Wed 13 Aug 2014

And Davy's have just confirmed that we can have the function room so we will be at Davy's of Holborn.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19486
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 19:04 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Placemats added to first post. (Do you need bottle stickers? (Or I could bring numbered cloth bags.)

And big hand ✋ to AHB for providing the mystery Ports.

idj123
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
Posts: 532
Joined: 20:54 Tue 13 Nov 2012

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by idj123 » 21:29 Wed 13 Aug 2014

I stepped out for 24hrs and there's been a rush of applicants-Alex,is there room for one more?

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 22:59 Wed 13 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats added to first post. (Do you need bottle stickers? (Or I could bring numbered cloth bags.)

And big hand ✋ to AHB for providing the mystery Ports.
Bottle stickers would work, but numbered cloth bags would make my life a lot simpler as it is unlikely that I will be able to collect enough anonymised bottles before the 26th.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 23:00 Wed 13 Aug 2014

idj123 wrote:I stepped out for 24hrs and there's been a rush of applicants-Alex,is there room for one more?
Absolutely there is. Consider yourself added to the list.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19486
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 23:19 Wed 13 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:Bottle stickers would work, but numbered cloth bags would make my life a lot simpler as it is unlikely that I will be able to collect enough anonymised bottles before the 26th.
How should I get them to you? Be at TBH an hour before?

The bottle bags are sewn with Arabic numbers in Times Roman, so placemats updated to echo same, despite thread Naming blinded bottles.

User avatar
WS1
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
Posts: 886
Joined: 23:08 Wed 04 Feb 2009
Location: Hertfordshire

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by WS1 » 06:17 Thu 14 Aug 2014

I thought to bring my bts directly to the Bunghole (one port, one wine). Will arrange appropiate blinding. :wink: :lol:
"Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough"
Mark Twain

CPR 1
Niepoort LBV
Posts: 263
Joined: 16:18 Mon 22 Apr 2013

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by CPR 1 » 11:00 Thu 14 Aug 2014

I would love to join if there is room for 1 more

Thanks

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 22:24 Sat 16 Aug 2014

CPR 1 wrote:I would love to join if there is room for 1 more

Thanks
You're in.

Just for clarity, no-one is expected to bring any port or wine. I will provide a bottle of port per person, which is about right for a school night. The point of the evening is for me to reduce the crowded state of my cellar!

The only exception is Wolfgang, who has asked to be allowed to bring a bottle of port and a bottle of wine in celebration of his adjacent birthday. Wolfgang's bottles have been factored in to the bottle per person calculation.

I would like to serve one of the blind bottles in black glasses. I have 6 black ISO tasting glasses - does anyone else have another 6 black glasses they could bring on the night?
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19486
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 22:28 Sat 16 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:I would like to serve one of the blind bottles in black glasses. I have 6 black ISO tasting glasses - does anyone else have another 6 black glasses they could bring on the night?
I have DRT’s twelve to hand. Please remind me nearer the time.

My understanding of who is bringing how many is embedded in the following (a reload perhaps being necessary).
AHB wrote:Image
Please agree or disagree. And of the latter, with details. (What does ARM know?)

I repeat:
jdaw1 wrote:And big hand ✋ to AHB for providing the mystery Ports.

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 22:51 Sat 16 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:I would like to serve one of the blind bottles in black glasses. I have 6 black ISO tasting glasses - does anyone else have another 6 black glasses they could bring on the night?
I have DRT’s twelve to hand. Please remind me nearer the time.
Thank you. I will attempt to remember to remind you.
AHB wrote:My understanding of who is bringing how many is embedded in the following (a reload perhaps being necessary).
AHB wrote:Image
Please agree or disagree.
That looks correct to me
AHB wrote:And of the latter, with details. (What does ARM know?)
ARM knows the identity of one of the bottles, and only one. He does not know which of the bottles it will be. I shall not share more widely the details he already knows.
AHB wrote:I repeat:
jdaw1 wrote:And big hand ✋ to AHB for providing the mystery Ports.
You are all very welcome. It is a pleasure to share my port with people who enjoy and appreciate it.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

idj123
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
Posts: 532
Joined: 20:54 Tue 13 Nov 2012

Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by idj123 » 21:32 Sun 17 Aug 2014

Unless I am misreading JDAW,s latest scorecard, CPR and I have been omitted. And yes to echo JDAW, chapeau to Alex for this magnanimous gesture.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest