AHB wrote:But I have a thought - Hawkesmoor Restaurants offer a corkage rate of £5 per bottle (actually, £5 per cork) on Mondays. Is there any interest in investigating whether one of their restaurants might be interested in hosting us on the 9th Feb?
I'm always happy to try an new venue, though being out of town would not be likely to visit/check. For now I'll assume B&F but won't book until nearer the time - if in the meantime you are happy to drop by on of the Hawkesmoor restaurants and all seems suitable, then please feel free to book and let us know; otherwise I'll be interested to see what the B&F is like.
AHB wrote:Avery also did their own blend in a number of other years, I've had their '66 in the past. We could widen the challenge to any years where we can get a bottle of Avery blended port! I have surprisingly few '63s on hand until I get myself organised with another visit to off-site storage - but that should be reasonably easy to manage during January. And I don't have very many '70s either! Only one at home (Graham).
We could certainly open it further to include other Avery years and the bottles they were formed from, if we know them and had enough people; or we could do a different year from '63 on similar basis; At the moment, no owner of an Avery bottle has offered to put it forward (I was too slow and missed out at FV last year), so we may well be defaulting to blind 70's - not a hardship, though I'd like to do the Avery idea at some future date if it is not viable at this time.