Davy’s at Plantation Place, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

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Davy’s at Plantation Place, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 Tue 14 Oct 2014

This post to hold the current state of the arrangements.

Date: Wednesday 29th October 2014.

Venue: the Board Room in Davy’s at Plantation Place (Mincing Lane EC3R 7BD, +44 20 7621 9878, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

Theme: traditionally, Croft.

People:
  1. JDAW;
  2. DRT;
  3. MPM;
  4. THRA;
  5. IDJ;
  6. BMHR;
  7. RLC;
  8. Available.
Bottles:
  1. 1927 (JDAW);
  2. 1950 (IDJ);
  3. 1955 (THRA);
  4. 1963 (THRA for MPM);
  5. 1970 (THRA for DRT);
  6. 1975 (RLC);
  7. 1977 (RLC);
  8. 1985 (BMHR);
  9. 2002 LBV (JDAW);
  10. 2004 LBV (JDAW).
Current draft of the placemats.
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(Intentional echo of the format of the placemats used on 16th January 2012.)

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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, week starting Mon 27th October 201

Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 Tue 14 Oct 2014

Following its refurbishment, we need to re-test The Bung Hole. Those with long memories will recall that, at The Bung Hole on Monday 16th January 2012, originally for the purpose of testing the then-new location, we held a small vertical of Croft (planning and arrangements, review of the evening as a whole). Perhaps we could re-use this theme.

I propose the traditional small vertical of Croft. For which I will need to adopt.

However, given the hypothesised limitations of the refurbished Bung Hole, this is limited to eight people.

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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, week starting Mon 27th October 201

Post by RAYC » 23:47 Tue 14 Oct 2014

I would love to attend. I will have a look at what is to hand, but I would imagine a 60 or 66.
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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, week starting Mon 27th October 201

Post by flash_uk » 00:04 Wed 15 Oct 2014

If it could be the Wednesday or Thursday I'd be keen. Could add 63 and/or 70, but would need to retrieve from storage asap...

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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, week starting Mon 27th October 201

Post by jdaw1 » 00:10 Wed 15 Oct 2014

flash_uk wrote:If it could be the Wednesday or Thursday I'd be keen. Could add 63 and/or 70, but would need to retrieve from storage asap...
We’ll aim for those dates, unless consensus is completely against you.

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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, Wed 29th or Thu 30th Oct 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 00:14 Wed 15 Oct 2014

Also, reviewing photographs, the room I had in mind could accommodate eight. So I have edited the above post to allow eight. But not more.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=82702#p82702]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:In the wall of rooms, the television is in the room nearest the kitchen (and on the wall nearest the kitchen).
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I envisage closing the moveable partition (it swings towards the television until flush against the wall), and doubling the table so that, in effect, each of us has 29½″×29½″ of space.

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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, week starting Mon 27th October 201

Post by jdaw1 » 00:20 Wed 15 Oct 2014

RAYC wrote:I would imagine a 60 or 66.
flash_uk wrote:Could add 63 and/or 70
Please could I adopt one of your spares?

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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, week starting Mon 27th October 201

Post by flash_uk » 00:30 Wed 15 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
RAYC wrote:I would imagine a 60 or 66.
flash_uk wrote:Could add 63 and/or 70
Please could I adopt one of your spares?
Yup

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Re: Croft, The Bung Hole, Wed 29th or Thu 30th Oct 2014

Post by AHB » 09:00 Wed 15 Oct 2014

I could make 29th but not 30th.

I have plenty of Croft (such as half bottles of the 2004 LBV) and will bring something appropriate - assuming I can attend - once I've seen what other bottles are present.
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Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 09:59 Wed 15 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:I could make 29th but not 30th.
We have a date: Wednesday 29th October 2014.

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Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 21:28 Wed 15 Oct 2014

RAYC wrote:I would imagine a 60 or 66.
AHB wrote:I have plenty of Croft
DRT, by SMS, wrote:I don't think I have any Croft so would have to adopt

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by AHB » 09:37 Thu 16 Oct 2014

My "plenty of Croft" turns out to be mostly in storage and therefore not easily accessible before 29th October.

However, to keep the continuity of the vertical I do have a 1955 at home and can bring that to add to the line-up.
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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by idj123 » 12:55 Thu 16 Oct 2014

Small compensation for having to withdraw from the RP tasting but please consider me in. I can put up what I believe is a Cr50 that I am picking up next week. I'll reserve judgement but it doesn't appear to be too auspicious for TBH :(

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 17:47 Thu 16 Oct 2014

Davy’s, in an announcement entitled [url=http://emails.davy.co.uk/email/111?utm_content=2554]We are proud to open our first Davy's Wine House, located in the heart of Holborn[/url], wrote:Our ground floor shop & bar has over 200 wines from across the globe in the shop and tucked at the back is our tasting bar, with a full bank of Wine Enomatic machines, great music and simple food, where you can sample more than 30 fine wines. The basement holds our completely refurbished dining room, with a grill menu which changes monthly and uses the best quality ingredients. It has private and semi-private dining spaces for any event. The bar serves beautiful cocktails, has an extensive wine list and sharing boards.

Throughout the Wine House we have 7 state-of-the-art Enomatic machines, which allow you the opportunity to purchase fine wine by the glass or to taste before deciding which bottle suits you best. We offer 25ml, 125ml or 175ml measures to allow you the freedom to sample many, or enjoy just the one.

As a loyal customer of Davy's of Holborn, we would like to invite you to join us on our opening night, Friday 17th October 2014, from 4pm - 10pm. Please rsvp to our Events Manager, Katie via email or phone 0207 831 8365. Katie can also assist you with your Christmas enquiry or venue tour. You will certainly want to take a look, our dining spaces are perfect for any office party.

We look forward to welcoming you to Davy's Wine House, Holborn.

Kind regards

Joanna Martin
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[Then, with a link not repeated here, “Click Here to get onto Friday 17th October's launch night Guest-List”]
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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by benread » 17:55 Thu 16 Oct 2014

Please may I be 'available' for this. Croft may be an issue, so if adoption is on offer still, happy to do so!

DRT - assuming you will be there, I have your f-I-l's hip flask to bring.
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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by RAYC » 19:03 Thu 16 Oct 2014

Playing Devil's advocate, should we choose a theme that enables more of the attendees to bring their own bottles? Even something like the very first Bunghole tasting (link)
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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 21:09 Thu 16 Oct 2014

RAYC wrote:Playing Devil's advocate, should we choose a theme that enables more of the attendees to bring their own bottles? Even something like the very first Bunghole tasting (link)
My proposal has been rather confounded by a shortage of supply.

Please suggest a different theme.

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by benread » 21:19 Thu 16 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
RAYC wrote:Playing Devil's advocate, should we choose a theme that enables more of the attendees to bring their own bottles? Even something like the very first Bunghole tasting (link)
My proposal has been rather confounded by a shortage of supply.

Please suggest a different theme.
If there is more flexibility in the theme, I have a few interesting bottles acquired recently from our local off licence (who now know to call me when they get anything interesting)! One could make its way to this tasting - if I have been granted table position 7, aka 'available'?!
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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Thu 16 Oct 2014

benread wrote:if I have been granted table position 7, aka 'available'?!
Done.

No objection to non-theme. Others?

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by flash_uk » 23:20 Thu 16 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:No objection to non-theme. Others?
I am mid way through retrieving Croft from storage so will probably contribute this anyway. Don't mind if something other than croft occurs in our lineup!

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 23:27 Thu 16 Oct 2014

flash_uk wrote:I am mid way through retrieving Croft from storage so will probably contribute this anyway. Don't mind if something other than croft occurs in our lineup!
Have you enough Croft to allow multiple folks to adopt?

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by flash_uk » 08:10 Fri 17 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Have you enough Croft to allow multiple folks to adopt?
Plenty of 63, but still waiting for EHD to confirm they can retrieve in time...

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 08:15 Fri 17 Oct 2014

flash_uk wrote:Plenty of 63
If only one vintage, that suggests that Rob’s plan — about to be revealed — might be wiser.

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by flash_uk » 08:44 Fri 17 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Plenty of 63
If only one vintage, that suggests that Rob’s plan — about to be revealed — might be wiser.
OK. EHD have responded confirming retrieval can happen in time. I will hang back on instructions until we firm up on the theme, just in case I need to pull different bottles.

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Re: Re-testing The Bung Hole, Wed 29th Oct 2014, Croft

Post by Cookie » 13:37 Sat 18 Oct 2014

Could I please take up the final space...my only Croft is a '77...I would need to adopt if an older wine is required.
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