Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings

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Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings

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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

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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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Yes.
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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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Magnum of F85 from JDAW.
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I'm in.
I have F70[unknown], F77[good], F83[good], F85[unknown]
I propose to bring the F77.
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Yes, I'm in and can offer 66, 60 or another 55!
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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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Sounds good I am in
Of what I have to hand F83 is the only one not spoken for.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi guys
Let me know if a reserve space comes up on this.
Can provide F63
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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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I'll also bring along some of the Fonseca Bicentenary Crusted edition.
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I thought it was only being launched on the same night?
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Seems to be available with Nicholls & Perks
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I'd be surprised if Nickolls & Perks actually have it in stock yet. I could very well be wrong.
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Re Bicentenary and Waterloo, matters are in hand. We are likely to be OK.
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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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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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