Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

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Should this Fonseca-themed tasting be sighted or blinded?

Poll ended at 23:46 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Sighted
2
33%
Blinded
4
67%
 
Total votes: 6

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Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 22:06 Tue 16 Dec 2014

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: Monday 19th January 2015. Room booked from 6pm; start time 6½pm.

Theme: Fonseca, generally. The poll will determine whether sighted or blinded.

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

People:
  1. JDAW (F85 from an imperial);
  2. AHB (F??);
  3. MPM (F70 or F85);
  4. IDJ (F??);
  5. DRT (F85);
  6. CMAG (F, “unknown year”);
  7. CPR (F77 or F83);
  8. AWGH.
Reserves (“highly improbably, but might turn up at the last minute if by a miracle is able to”):
  • WPS (F70 or F77);
  • PW (F??).
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca 1985, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 22:06 Tue 16 Dec 2014

As folks might already know, an imperial of Fonseca 1985 is to be opened on Saturday 17th January 2015. If there were interest, a bottle of this could be set aside, perhaps to be tasted on Monday 19th January 2015.

Might this be of interest? Perhaps the theme could be ‘Fonseca 1985, variously’.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca 1985, Boot & Flogger

Post by AHB » 22:42 Tue 16 Dec 2014

I'm in but disagree with the theme - how about just Fonseca, generally?
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Tue 16 Dec 2014

AHB wrote:Fonseca, generally?
Works for me. But sighted.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by flash_uk » 23:03 Tue 16 Dec 2014

Count me in. Why not blind? Been a while since we all guessed wrong!

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 23:35 Tue 16 Dec 2014

flash_uk wrote:Why not blind?
Because I have already revealed.

Please don’t be shy about arranging a ‘Bring a Blinded Bottle’ in early January.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by flash_uk » 23:39 Tue 16 Dec 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Why not blind?
Because I have already revealed.

Please don’t be shy about arranging a ‘Bring a Blinded Bottle’ in early January.
What about "Blind Fonseca", which means you can bring your bottle along blind like all others...

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 23:46 Tue 16 Dec 2014

Poll added to thread.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by CPR 1 » 00:21 Wed 17 Dec 2014

Sounds good I am in please.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by PhilW » 08:34 Wed 17 Dec 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:Fonseca, generally?
Works for me. But sighted.
A most excellent theme; I will currently have to be very tentative however.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by CPR 1 » 12:16 Wed 17 Dec 2014

Sorry checked my diary and I can't make Monday. Wednesday 21st works?

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by idj123 » 14:40 Wed 17 Dec 2014

Yes please-count me for this. Blind or sighted, I don't mind. Have a reasonable number of different vintages I could choose from.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Wed 17 Dec 2014

CPR 1 wrote:Sorry checked my diary and I can't make Monday. Wednesday 21st works?
Imperial to be decanted Saturday — no flexibility. So bottle from that to be drunk ASAP. Monday it is — sorry.

Can you re-arrange that meeting?



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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by WS1 » 09:44 Sat 20 Dec 2014

Hello,

I would like to come to this too. Will bring a Fonseca 70 :D or 77 :) if this is OK. Not a lot of Fonseca left at my house :? and the remaining bt of 80 was considered as inapropiate! :roll:

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by flash_uk » 11:42 Sat 20 Dec 2014

I can bring a '70 and/or '85. For the '85, might be interesting to compare the 750 to a mag.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by DRT » 12:52 Sat 20 Dec 2014

The only Fonseca I have at home is 1985, in the regular small bottles. Can I baggsie that please?
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 13:57 Sat 20 Dec 2014

DRT wrote:The only Fonseca I have at home is 1985, in the regular small bottles. Can I baggsie that please?
Done. But there’s nothing wrong with an evening in which more than one bottle of F85 is drunk.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by Christopher » 21:29 Sat 20 Dec 2014

Please count me in.
I will have a Fonseca of an unknown year!
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by WS1 » 11:54 Fri 02 Jan 2015

Hi,

unfortunately due to work comittments I have to drop out of this one. Snief!

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by PhilW » 12:18 Fri 02 Jan 2015

PhilW wrote:A most excellent theme; I will currently have to be very tentative however.
my chance to attend is currently closer to zero than to 50%; I suggest moving me to the "highly improbably, but might turn up at the last minute if by a miracle is able to" list. Would have 70/77/83/85 options if a miracle occurs.

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by CPR 1 » 16:44 Mon 05 Jan 2015

The heavens have been kind over xmas and I can now make this again :D

Looking forward to it allready....

I have a F77 or 83 to hand

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by idj123 » 14:30 Thu 08 Jan 2015

I see both Alex and I have yet to show our hands for this tasting. Would a F55 be acceptable or should we try and restrict the range of the vintages (in which case I believe I have a F66 somewhere)?

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by djewesbury » 14:34 Thu 08 Jan 2015

I look forward to Julian saying, "please do not bring F55".
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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 16:21 Thu 08 Jan 2015

idj123 wrote:I see both Alex and I have yet to show our hands for this tasting. Would a F55 be acceptable or should we try and restrict the range of the vintages (in which case I believe I have a F66 somewhere)?
As, on this occasion, we are restricting it to vintages of or after 1815, a Fonseca 1955 would be most acceptable. Thank you.

(And you should vote sighted, as you’re revealed.)

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Re: Mon 19th Jan 2015, Fonseca, Boot & Flogger

Post by PhilW » 09:54 Fri 09 Jan 2015

Not making this event is going to be torture.

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