A glass of port with DrDirk

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A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by WS1 » 12:04 Fri 03 Oct 2014

Hi,

DrDirk is coming to London for year end and a portforum gathering is nice for a welcome.

theme: any port 60s or 70s would go
date: Tuesday 30th of December
venue: Function room Davy’s Wine House Holborn (formerly The Bunghole)
kick off: ~ 6:00 PM start.

attendees:

DrDirk
uncleTom
RAYC
JDAW
WS1

possible attendees:

Kurt
Shumin


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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by RAYC » 13:44 Fri 03 Oct 2014

Need to confirm i am in the country but am keen. I have a couple of 83s i want to try again - Graham would be my top choice
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by PopulusTremula » 15:19 Fri 03 Oct 2014

I would also be interested and am staying put for the holidays. I have a Warre 80 mag which i have lusted after for some time. This would be a good opportunity to open it.

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by AHB » 22:11 Sat 04 Oct 2014

I'll have to be a maybe. Between Christmas and New Year I tend to stay close to the family home and not travel in to London much - although this year will be the first year since 1983 that we will be celebrating New Year by watching the London firework and staying overnight.

I might see whether Mrs B would be interested in attending, but she's usually more interested in good food / Champagne rather than good Port.
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Sat 04 Oct 2014

WS1 wrote:DrDirk is coming to London for year end and I thought a portforum gathering would be nice for a welcome. As a theme I would like to suggest any 80s port would go. As a date I want to suggest Tues 30th of December hopefully in the Bunghole or Davy’s Wine House Holborn as they call themselfes now with ~ 6:00 PM start.
Probably yes.
AHB wrote:I might see whether Mrs B would be interested in attending, but she's usually more interested in good food / Champagne rather than good Port.
Could we find some champagne, half of which is to be our aperitif, and the other half of which is to keep Mrs B off her husband? For food, maybe we could order a Pork Pie from the UK‘s finest Pork Pie maker?

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Post by idj123 » 11:17 Sun 05 Oct 2014

Would love to attend this but unfortunately it coincides with my daughter's 1st birthday and I don't think my wife would look too favourably on me sloping up to town to drink Port-ll have to make do with drinking it at home instead! Now if it had been the previous day.......

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:53 Sun 05 Oct 2014

idj123 wrote:Would love to attend this but unfortunately it coincides with my daughter's 1st birthday and I don't think my wife would look too favourably on me sloping up to town to drink Port-ll have to make do with drinking it at home instead! Now if it had been the previous day.......
There is precedent: I had to stay home during a Malvedos Vertical. Waste of time — the tasting would have been a much better use of my time. Would it help you if I were to say that even the Boss admitted that I should have gone?

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Post by WS1 » 07:57 Tue 07 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:I'll have to be a maybe. Between Christmas and New Year I tend to stay close to the family home and not travel in to London much - although this year will be the first year since 1983 that we will be celebrating New Year by watching the London firework and staying overnight.

I might see whether Mrs B would be interested in attending, but she's usually more interested in good food / Champagne rather than good Port.
Champagne/wine can be arranged as well provided the other attendees are OK as well. :wink: :lol:

Let us see how many we are and where the interest is; am happy to switch to a combined theme.

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by DrDirk » 19:55 Wed 17 Dec 2014

I am in.
I just put two bottles of vintage port near my baggage for London. The rounded mean value of the vintages will apply with the theme: (1960 + 1991) / 2 = 1975,5 rounded eigthies. Yes!
Both bottles come from the same producer: one is an emergency bottle, one a recently aquired bottle of a lot of three.

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by PopulusTremula » 22:54 Wed 17 Dec 2014

Sadly i will have to pull out, doing the graveyard shift feeding No.2.

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by RAYC » 17:03 Fri 19 Dec 2014

Have changed my mind - will bring something from the 60s or 1970. Would also be happy with mixed theme and eating somewhere that provides a sufficiently refined dining experience to tempt Mrs B.
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Post by AHB » 19:20 Fri 19 Dec 2014

RAYC wrote:Have changed my mind - will bring something from the 60s or 1970. Would also be happy with mixed theme and eating somewhere that provides a sufficiently refined dining experience to tempt Mrs B.
We're due into London on 31 December but I'm working on the 30th so I think it highly unlikely that I will be able to make it into London for the 30th as well as the 31st.

Sorry.

But I could get you a discount at Milton's while there is a family member working there...
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by WS1 » 09:46 Sat 20 Dec 2014

Hello,

apologies for the late response. Function room booked in the Bunghole. Theme extended/changed to bring a bt of Port from the 60s or 70s on request from DrDirk :)

Emergency bts from different vintages are allowed! :lol:

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by WS1 » 09:56 Sat 20 Dec 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
idj123 wrote:Would love to attend this but unfortunately it coincides with my daughter's 1st birthday and I don't think my wife would look too favourably on me sloping up to town to drink Port-ll have to make do with drinking it at home instead! Now if it had been the previous day.......
There is precedent: I had to stay home during a Malvedos Vertical. Waste of time — the tasting would have been a much better use of my time. Would it help you if I were to say that even the Boss admitted that I should have gone?
You should have! :lol:
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by jdaw1 » 12:59 Wed 24 Dec 2014

Is this in The Bunghole or the Boot and Flogger? Has a table been reserved?

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Post by WS1 » 13:27 Wed 24 Dec 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Is this in The Bunghole or the Boot and Flogger? Has a table been reserved?
It is the The Bunghole or Davy's wine house as they call themselfes now.

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by RAYC » 13:34 Wed 24 Dec 2014

Kurt Ma as a probable additional attendee - TBC on Saturday
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by WS1 » 13:39 Wed 24 Dec 2014

RAYC wrote:Kurt Ma as a probable additional attendee - TBC on Saturday

Enrico may come too.......

:)

We are getting there with the attendee list......

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by jdaw1 » 14:04 Wed 24 Dec 2014

Please include me.

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Post by WS1 » 17:44 Wed 24 Dec 2014

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by RAYC » 22:37 Wed 24 Dec 2014

Shumin Zheng may also come if there's space (Kurt and her came at approx this time 12 months ago (around Dec 2013 / Jan 2014) for Dr Dirk's last new year outing to London). She would drink approximately nothing, but contribute well....!
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by jdaw1 » 22:39 Wed 24 Dec 2014

Rob: you have several bottles of mine. Please bring one as my contribution. (And would it be OK to collect two from you. Please email me with what I have.)

Is this event blind or sighted?

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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by RAYC » 22:42 Wed 24 Dec 2014

Let's do blind to start with - 60s / 70s gives us a fighting chance!
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by WS1 » 08:05 Thu 25 Dec 2014

RAYC wrote:Shumin Zheng may also come if there's space (Kurt and her came at approx this time 12 months ago (around Dec 2013 / Jan 2014) for Dr Dirk's last new year outing to London). She would drink approximately nothing, but contribute well....!
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Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Post by WS1 » 08:06 Thu 25 Dec 2014

RAYC wrote:Let's do blind to start with - 60s / 70s gives us a fighting chance!
Hmmmm I fear you know already too much.... :wink: :lol:

Looking already fwd to the event!

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