Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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What theme(s) would you like for March 2 and would be able to contribute towards?

Poll ended at 13:18 Sat 21 Feb 2015

Quinta do Noval (1997 or older)
1
5%
Sogrape ports (probably Sandeman but perhaps Ferreira or Offley)
2
10%
Sogevinus ports (Barros, Kopke or Burmester)
0
No votes
The Independents (anyone other than TFP, SFE or those above)
3
15%
Bring a blind bottle of mature (1994 or older) non-SFE/TFP port
8
40%
VP or LBV only
5
25%
Any style of port
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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Post by Alex Bridgeman »

Henry Shotton (winemaker at Malvedos) will be in London and with some time to spare to join us for an offline.

If you'd like to participate, please say so here:

Venue: The Boot & Flogger, 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, tel +44 20 7407 1184 (streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing).

Date: now confirmed as Monday 2nd March

Theme: Bring a blind bottle of mature port to share with Henry that is not from the current portfolio of either TFP or SFE

Participants:
  1. AHB (c)
  2. Henry Shotton (c)
  3. Flash_uk (c)
  4. JDAW1 (c)
  5. CPR_1 (c)
  6. IDJ123 (c)
  7. djewesbury (c)
  8. Ben Read (c)
  9. DRT (c)
  10. Forest26
  11. JWEW (c)
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Yes please, I would like to come along. I like the three fives idea...could be fun picking shippers that show well on each of the 3 vintages. I seem to recall Cockburn 85 is not a champion...
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Subject to date, yes please.
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Yes please
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Sounds good-put me down (so to speak)!
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Yes, lovely.
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Yes please!
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Alex. Very interested as Malvedos is one of my favourite SQVP. As an alternative idea (and I think you know why I suggest this!) how about 1986 v 1987?[SMILING FACE WITH HEART-SHAPED EYES]
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benread wrote:Alex. Very interested as Malvedos is one of my favourite SQVP. As an alternative idea (and I think you know why I suggest this!) how about 1986 v 1987?[SMILING FACE WITH HEART-SHAPED EYES]
Now that is quite an interesting idea. We have the Malvedos and Vargellas - what other pairs could we put together?
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I wonder if we could find any crusted or LBV pairings. Or are there any pairings that arise because of subsequent corporate mergers?
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I like Henry and I like the idea of the tasting. Depending on the date, yes please.

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Looks interesting..... Can I book a berth please

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same for me, depending on date yes please.
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Could I also book a place please, also depending on the date.
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Yes please.
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How is that tasting developing, Alex as I would be needing to buy flight tickets soon?


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Axel P wrote:How is that tasting developing, Alex as I would be needing to buy flight tickets soon?


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Thank you for reminding me. I'll put some time into organising things.
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Henry is currently trying to finalise his arrangements for his visit in March and has promised to confirm the date as soon as he can.
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Alex - please add me as a reserve; I know I will be very busy in March, but it would be good to meet up with Henry again if a spot were to become available and the date turns out to be possible.
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Henry has now confirmed that he will be in London on the evening of Monday 2nd March.

I have amended the initial post. Now that we have confirmed the date please would you post to confirm that you are still able (and wish) to attend.

Thanks.
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AHB wrote:Henry has now confirmed that he will be in London on the evening of Monday 2nd March.

I have amended the initial post. Now that we have confirmed the date please would you post to confirm that you are still able (and wish) to attend.

Thanks.
Great. Yes, please confirm me. If anything comes up I'll let you know straight away but for now this is a priority for me!
Are we still thinking of the Bung Hole? Or will that be revised?
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Yes please.
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Flight booked.
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Yes, still in.
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