Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

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Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Tue 26 Aug 2014

THRA has agreed to provide at a fair price, for a tasting on Thursday 28th August 2014 at The Bung Hole, five bottles bottled by the same bottler. We, that is, all but Tom, are to try to guess the bottler.

Who is game?
  1. THRA;
  2. JDAW;
  3. AHB.
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by DRT » 23:23 Tue 26 Aug 2014

Are you just trying to torture me?
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by PhilW » 07:03 Wed 27 Aug 2014

DRT wrote:Are you just trying to torture me?
Not just you!

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by SCP-DFF » 07:04 Wed 27 Aug 2014

They have no mercy. Bad boys! (I can even hear them chuckling.)

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by AHB » 17:18 Wed 27 Aug 2014

I'm on for this. I'll drop CMAG an email and see if he is free on Thursday night.
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by jdaw1 » 18:31 Wed 27 Aug 2014

Bonus question for Tom: obviously we have to be bottler-blind. But should Tom sell us shippers and vintages?

Or should he tell us the shippers, tell us the vintages, but not which is paired with which, nor what with which bottle?

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by AHB » 23:29 Wed 27 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Bonus question for Tom: obviously we have to be bottler-blind. But should Tom sell us shippers and vintages?

Or should he tell us the shippers, tell us the vintages, but not which is paired with which, nor what with which bottle?
I say that he tells us nothing and gives us the most opportunity he can for us to make fools of ourselves.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:45 Thu 28 Aug 2014

Changes to placemats, including extra people, to reach me by 8am Thursday.

Tom: is this happening?

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Post by AHB » 06:55 Thu 28 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Changes to placemats, including extra people, to reach me by 8am Thursday.

Tom: is this happening?
I will be there. If necessary, I'm sure we can figure out a plan B.
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by AHB » 07:00 Thu 28 Aug 2014

I can print the placemats. I'm aiming for the 17:02 train to London so should arrive around 18:30.
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by uncle tom » 09:07 Thu 28 Aug 2014

Tom: is this happening?
Yes, can do - sorry not to chime in sooner but was tied up all yesterday with contractors cleaning the beams in my pub..

Five bottles for three people? - are we very thirsty??
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Post by jdaw1 » 09:28 Thu 28 Aug 2014

uncle tom wrote:Five bottles for three people? - are we very thirsty??
Four bottles enough, it seems. See you there.

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by uncle tom » 11:00 Thu 28 Aug 2014

Four bottles selected, all bottled by same English bottler. Three shippers, three vintages, so spotting the pair with same shipper and pair from same vintage will be part of the challenge..

Shared three ways, cost will be £110 ea. (Best price on wine-searcher would average over £200 ea.) - anyone else want to join?
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:21 Thu 28 Aug 2014

We will be hopeless. Fair chance that we total 0 points.

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by PhilW » 12:23 Thu 28 Aug 2014

uncle tom wrote:anyone else want to join?
Want to? Yes, very much so.
Able to? Bugger, unfortunately not (though yesterday went smoothly, for those who know my current situation).
Can I guess the Bottler too anyway and play remotely? (edit: have PM'd Tom with a guess)
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Post by DRT » 12:42 Thu 28 Aug 2014

I guess Army & Navy Stores.
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by AHB » 13:09 Thu 28 Aug 2014

PhilW wrote:
uncle tom wrote:anyone else want to join?
Want to? Yes, very much so.
Able to? Bugger, unfortunately not (though yesterday went smoothly, for those who know my current situation).
Can I guess the Bottler too anyway and play remotely?
DRT wrote:I guess Army & Navy Stores.
I'm sure that with the benefit of modern technology we could facetime / whatsapp / skype others remotely into the offline so that they can see what we see, hear what we can hear, hear what we can smell, hear what we can taste...
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by WS1 » 14:01 Thu 28 Aug 2014

as PMed to JDAW I will pop by after attending some leaving drinkies.... :roll:

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by jdaw1 » 14:19 Thu 28 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:we could facetime / whatsapp / skype others remotely into the offline so that they can see what we see, hear what we can hear, hear what we can smell, hear what we can taste...
SCP-DFF wrote:They have no mercy. Bad boys! (I can even hear them chuckling.)

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by PhilW » 14:26 Thu 28 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:we could facetime / whatsapp / skype others remotely into the offline so that they can see what we see, hear what we can hear, hear what we can smell, hear what we can taste...
as DRT almost wrote:Are you just trying to torture us?
Mind you, as part of the "quick Julian, text Derek and tell him it's another '27" lobby a couple of Xmases ago, I probably don't have huge amounts of room to complain... more room than some though ;)

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by DRT » 15:50 Thu 28 Aug 2014

PhilW wrote:
AHB wrote:we could facetime / whatsapp / skype others remotely into the offline so that they can see what we see, hear what we can hear, hear what we can smell, hear what we can taste...
as DRT almost wrote:Are you just trying to torture us?
Mind you, as part of the "quick Julian, text Derek and tell him it's another '27" lobby a couple of Xmases ago, I probably don't have huge amounts of room to complain... more room than some though ;)
I knew he wasn't doing it alone :x
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by uncle tom » 16:02 Thu 28 Aug 2014

All four decanted - none corked, but one looking more evolved than expected.. :?
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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by jdaw1 » 16:12 Thu 28 Aug 2014

ETA?

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by jdaw1 » 16:19 Thu 28 Aug 2014

I might be able to charm my hosts of the day into allowing me to print, if that would help us get started.

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Re: Thursday 28th August 2014: One Bottler

Post by PhilW » 16:28 Thu 28 Aug 2014

DRT wrote:
PhilW wrote:Mind you, as part of the "quick Julian, text Derek and tell him it's another '27" lobby a couple of Xmases ago, I probably don't have huge amounts of room to complain... more room than some though ;)
I knew he wasn't doing it alone :x
Thinking back, I think the exact quote was "No Julian, I don't think you should text Derek to know the next one is another '27, and you definitely shouldn't tell him that it's Croft and that it is superb" ;)

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