Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings

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Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings

Post by flash_uk » 01:10 Mon 09 Mar 2015

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: Tuesday 5 May 2015, 6.30pm

Theme: The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings. In other words a Fonseca vertical: ’48, ’55, ’60, ’63, ’66, ’70, ’75, ’77, ’83, ’85, ’92, ’94, Bicentenary Crusted, and Waterloo.

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

People:
  1. MPM (92, Bicentenary Crusted, Waterloo)
  2. AHB (48)
  3. DJ
  4. JDAW (85 Mag)
  5. PW (77)
  6. IDJ (55, 60, 66)
  7. JWEW
  8. CPR (83, 94)
  9. DRL (85)
  10. TC (63,75)
  11. RLC (70, 80)
  12. BMHR
  13. Available
  14. Available
Bottles:
  1. 1948 - AHB
  2. 1955 - IDJ
  3. 1960 - IDJ
  4. 1963 - TC
  5. 1966 - IDJ
  6. 1970 - RLC
  7. 1975 - TC
  8. 1977 - PW
  9. 1980 - RLC
  10. 1983 - CPR
  11. 1985 Single - DRL
  12. 1985 Magnum - JDAW
  13. 1992 - MPM
  14. 1994 - CPR
  15. Waterloo - MPM
  16. Bicentenary Crusted - MPM

The food order for the event is now in draft.

Current draft of the placemats.
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by AHB » 09:36 Tue 10 Mar 2015

Put me down as a tentative please. I may have to be elsewhere that evening but I'd like to attend if I can.
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by djewesbury » 10:19 Tue 10 Mar 2015

Yes.
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by DRT » 13:38 Tue 10 Mar 2015

Yes please.

My stocks of Fonseca are limited.

I will bring along one of the two remaining bottles of F92 that belong to the team and will supply an F85 from me. I also have a small batch of F70 which has proved to be of mixed quality in that some have been corked and some have been fabulous. I will put one of those on the table but if someone else can supply an F70 of more consistent provinence we should have both.
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 13:48 Tue 10 Mar 2015

Magnum of F85 from JDAW.

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by PhilW » 14:48 Tue 10 Mar 2015

I'm in.
I have F70[unknown], F77[good], F83[good], F85[unknown]
I propose to bring the F77.

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by idj123 » 22:33 Wed 11 Mar 2015

Yes, I'm in and can offer 66, 60 or another 55!

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by JWEW » 23:20 Wed 11 Mar 2015

I would like to attend if there's space.

I would need to adopt a bottle as have no suitable Fonseca.

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by CPR 1 » 23:24 Wed 11 Mar 2015

Sounds good I am in
Of what I have to hand F83 is the only one not spoken for.

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 00:10 Thu 12 Mar 2015

Top post updated again with the latest recruits.

Does anyone know of any trade guests that might be inclined to join us and could be invited?

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Post by flash_uk » 10:51 Thu 12 Mar 2015

Julian - please feel free to make amendments to the top post. Indeed feel free to do this any time on the threads where I have started them!

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by Axel P » 20:52 Thu 19 Mar 2015

Unfortunately I have to be in DC at the time, but I am already organising a Fonseca Vertical in Germany. 1948 - 2000. Let me know if you are willing to change the subject and fly over to Leverkusen.

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Post by djewesbury » 21:39 Fri 20 Mar 2015

Let us know if you are willing to postpone your visit to DC and attend THE BEST of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings! :wink:
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by DaveRL » 13:47 Sat 21 Mar 2015

I would like to come please if there is still space (or go on a reserve list if not!).

I would have to adopt though as the only Fonseca I have suitable for this august list is 1985, and this is already spoken for, unless another bottle is required. It is of course difficult to imagine a surfeit of Fonseca '85.

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Post by flash_uk » 11:12 Sun 22 Mar 2015

DaveRL wrote:I would like to come please if there is still space (or go on a reserve list if not!).

I would have to adopt though as the only Fonseca I have suitable for this august list is 1985, and this is already spoken for, unless another bottle is required. It is of course difficult to imagine a surfeit of Fonseca '85.
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 11:21 Sun 22 Mar 2015

Top post updated with potential bottles. I propose we have a look around the middle of April and see where we are with attendees and then we can decide who brings what and who adopts what. Years currently not on offer are 63 and 80.

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by forest26 » 23:41 Wed 25 Mar 2015

Hi guys
Let me know if a reserve space comes up on this.
Can provide F63

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Post by flash_uk » 00:39 Thu 26 Mar 2015

forest26 wrote:Hi guys
Let me know if a reserve space comes up on this.
Can provide F63
Still space available, top post updated :D

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Post by flash_uk » 20:47 Sat 28 Mar 2015

I'll also bring along some of the Fonseca Bicentenary Crusted edition.

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Post by djewesbury » 20:49 Sat 28 Mar 2015

I thought it was only being launched on the same night?
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 21:06 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Seems to be available with Nicholls & Perks

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Post by djewesbury » 21:09 Sat 28 Mar 2015

I'd be surprised if Nickolls & Perks actually have it in stock yet. I could very well be wrong.
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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 16:03 Tue 31 Mar 2015

Re Bicentenary and Waterloo, matters are in hand. We are likely to be OK.

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Post by flash_uk » 09:38 Sun 19 Apr 2015

djewesbury wrote:I'd be surprised if Nickolls & Perks actually have it in stock yet. I could very well be wrong.
At first I received a message to say they had stocked out, then they confirmed more were on the way and they could indeed fulfil the order. A case of each arrived on Friday. Each, being the Bicentenary and the Waterloo.

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Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

Post by Cookie » 20:18 Sun 19 Apr 2015

I would like to attend if there is space...I have or had some Fonseca '70...need to check but happy to adopt if necessary.
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