Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

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Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

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This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: 6½pm on Wednesday 9th September 2015, on which day Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom.

Theme: Port Fit for a Queen.

Venue: 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. JADS (2 × the 1952 Graham Single Harvest Tawny);
  2. JDAW (Dalva Golden White 1952, + Taylor 1963);
  3. DRT (Dow 1955);
  4. PW (Warre 1960);
  5. BMHR (D60);
  6. CPR (Taylor 1977);
  7. IDJ (Dow 1960);
  8. WPS (Croft 1960, + Dow 1970);
  9. CMAG (Fonseca 1970);
  10. DJ (Graham 1955);
  11. RAYC (Cockburn 1963);
  12. THRA (Offley 1924);
  13. Available;
  14. Available.
Maybe, awaiting a decision from an employer / spouse / other: Can’t / Would love to but mean employer is mean / Would love to but mean spouse is mean / Suddenly teetotal: The food order.

The placemats (and parameters by which made). (Do not print from this link. A few days before the tasting there will temporarily be a different link, to counteract problems with the caching of old drafts.)
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Re: Wed 9th September 2015: E2>V

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Wikipedia, in the article entitled [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II]Elizabeth II[/url], wrote:The Queen became the longest-lived British monarch in 2007 and, if she is still reigning on 9 September 2015, will surpass her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, as the longest-reigning British monarch.
The BBC, in an article entitled [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32579253]Royal baby: London gun salutes mark birth of princess[/url], wrote:Victoria and Elizabeth are arguably the most famous female names in British royal history - with Queen Victoria the longest reigning monarch, and the present Queen Elizabeth II set to surpass her record on September 9, 2015.
We should not allow such a day to pass uncelebrated.

We could choose a pretend theme, such as ‘Notable Years in the Life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II or the Life of Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria’, or a real theme. Open to suggestions. But sighted — we know much of the history of Her Majesty’s reign. (And if appropriate, this thread could be merged into a different thread that has a theme but no settled date.)
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I'm in. Perhaps "Birth years of Her Majesty's children and grandchildren"?
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Notable years works well; several obvious options for good ports; some additional options if extended to years with notable royal events during the life of.
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DRT wrote:I'm in. Perhaps "Birth years of Her Majesty's children and grandchildren"?
• 1948, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales;
• 1950, Princess Anne, Princess Royal;
• 1960, Prince Andrew, Duke of York;
• 1964, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex;
• 1977, Peter Mark Andrew Phillips;
• 1981, Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips;
• 1982, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge;
• 1984, Prince Henry of Wales;
• 1988, Princess Beatrice of York;
• 1990, Princess Eugenie of York;
• 2003, Lady Louise Windsor;
• 2007, James, Viscount Severn.

I.e., approximately no theme at all.
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41.The first 'Royal walkabout' took place during the visit by The Queen and Prince Philip to Australia and New Zealand in 1970. The practice was introduced to allow them to meet a greater number of people, not simply officials and dignitaries.
Taken from http://www.anagrammy.com/misc/queen.html

Please sir, could we include 1970? This seems like a noteworthy part of her reign which should be marked!

Please sir, might I be available if so?
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benread wrote:Please sir, could we include 1970? This seems like a noteworthy part of her reign which should be marked!
New theme proposal: ‘Port Fit for a Queen’. Objections?

And sighted. Ben bringing a ’70.
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jdaw1 wrote:New theme proposal: ‘Port Fit for a Queen’.
Splendid. We finally have a theme that requires an injection of Royal Oporto.
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jdaw1 wrote:New theme proposal: ‘Port Fit for a Queen’.
Idiotic suggestion. Whoever made that stupid proposal should be fired.

Please suggest a theme incompatible with RO83.
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jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:New theme proposal: ‘Port Fit for a Queen’.
Idiotic suggestion. Whoever made that stupid proposal should be fired.

Please suggest a theme incompatible with RO83.
I think it is a splendid suggestion and I promise not to embarrass Her Majesty by bringing anything as rubbish as RO83.
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Yes please. I'm sure I can find something to fit the theme!
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First post and thread title both updated.
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Sounds good I am in
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Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

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A splendid idea. Could I reserve a place at the table please.
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jdaw1 wrote:sighted
I shall bring a Dow 1955.
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DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:sighted
I shall bring a Dow 1955.
First post updated to mention this, and my bringing a Taylor 1963.
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Could you please add me to the list...not sure on my contribution...will advise when it is known. :D
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Room booked; RLC added.
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I'll bring a W60.
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As a Silver Jubilee baby I feel obliged to bring a 77, most likely T77
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Whilst I would not consider myself a Monarchist, Port drinking wins out and so please put me down for this tasting. Not sure whether the theme allows for duplicated years-it it does, I will bring a D60 or if not, a FG64.
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idj123 wrote:Whilst I would not consider myself a Monarchist, Port drinking wins out and so please put me down for this tasting. Not sure whether the theme allows for duplicated years-it it does, I will bring a D60 or if not, a FG64.
Duplicated years entirely good: D60 then.
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Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

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I'll bring a Warre 63.
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Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

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Hi,

would like to attend too. Please let me know if still possible; would bring a Croft 60.

regards

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WS1 wrote:Hi,

would like to attend too. Please let me know if still possible; would bring a Croft 60.

regards

WS1
Surely attendance should be restricted to those for whom E2 is their monarch?! :wink: :wink:

(It would be great to see you again Wolfgang!)
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