Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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As this evening was free, and as the date helps to bridge the otherwise long gap to the end of the Summer and more frequent tasting events, some of us may well gather with some port.

Where: The Green Room, The Boot & Flogger, 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, tel +44 20 7407 1184 (streetmap.co.uk, bing, maps.google.co.uk)
When: Monday 27 July 2015
What: Bring a blind bottle to share

Attendees:
  1. MPM;
  2. JDAW;
  3. AHB;
  4. IDJ;
  5. NO;
  6. CPR;
  7. THRA;
  8. Possibly a guest of JDAW.
Foiled from attending by colluding life coaches and PAs:
  1. DRT.
Current draft of the food order,

Current draft of the placemats (and of the parameters by which made).
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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I have a free evening that week, and so I thought I'd see if anyone else was free and wanted to share some port! I already have a quorum...is anyone else around?
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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I shall be sunning myself on the Isle of Skye that week sipping gin and tonics whist watching sun-kissed damsels parading in their finery around the swimming pool.

Or making a snowman.

Either way I am sorry to say I cannot join you.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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MPM: I hope so. Please add me as tentative, at least pro tem.

DRT: you know what to do in Skye. In December.

Blind or sighted? If blind I’ll declare a “JDAW”.
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DRT wrote:I shall be sunning myself on the Isle of Skye that week sipping gin and tonics whist watching sun-kissed damsels parading in their finery around the swimming pool.

Or making a snowman.

Either way I am sorry to say I cannot join you.
Have fun!
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jdaw1 wrote:MPM: I hope so. Please add me as tentative, at least pro tem.
Done
jdaw1 wrote:Blind or sighted? If blind I’ll declare a “JDAW”.
Can you explain what declaring a "JDAW" means? Then I'll decide if blind or not!
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flash_uk wrote:Can you explain what declaring a "JDAW" means? Then I'll decide if blind or not!
It was facetious. If sighted one would declare a particular shipper and year. So I tried to reverse the idea. Which failed.

Probability amended — facetiously.
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jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Can you explain what declaring a "JDAW" means? Then I'll decide if blind or not!
It was facetious. If sighted one would declare a particular shipper and year. So I tried to reverse the idea. Which failed.

Probability amended — facetiously.
Blind then!
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DRT wrote:I shall be sunning myself on the Isle of Skye that week.
Having checked the diary it appears that 27th July is rather unexpectedly not one of the days in August that I shall be on the Isle of Skye.

I'm in!

I declare a DRT.
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DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:I shall be sunning myself on the Isle of Skye that week.
Having checked the diary it appears that 27th July is rather unexpectedly not one of the days in August that I shall be on the Isle of Skye.
Pathetically avoiding the swim.

Placemats added to first post.
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jdaw1 wrote:Pathetically avoiding the swim
But I do plan to be swimming in something during my trip. Responsibly, of course.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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Put me down as a probable please.
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Yes, this has been suggested nicely in advance to likely ensure that a pass out is conferred-put me down.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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I have in my possession a bottle of potentially fine brown sticky stuff that is to be served to "The Team" at an appropriate event. If Phil W joins this tasting I will bring it along as a bonus bottle so that we can take advantage of the summer weather and chill it to serve as a nice aperitif.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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Is there any interest in inviting Nick Oakley to this tasting?
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AHB wrote:Is there any interest in inviting Nick Oakley to this tasting?
Sure: do it. This event isn’t yet full.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:Is there any interest in inviting Nick Oakley to this tasting?
Sure: do it. This event isn’t yet full.
Sounds good.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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Nick Oakley is delighted to accept our invitation and will join us on 27th July.

Nick has declared to me what he will bring 3 bottles. I know what these are. Should I share or would people prefer the ports Nick brings to be served blind?
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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Nick is right handed - but you probably already knew that from his previous (near) visit in 2013.
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AHB wrote:Nick has declared to me what he will bring 3 bottles. I know what these are. Should I share or would people prefer the ports Nick brings to be served blind?
You decide, I'm relaxed. :D
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Sounds good i'm in
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CPR 1 wrote:Sounds good i'm in
First post updated.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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My permission is at risk of being rescinded. Sorry — but it is.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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jdaw1 wrote:My permission is at risk of being rescinded. Sorry — but it is.
That would be a shame given Nick Oakley was looking forward to meeting you and is making the trip in from Colchester. But if it is rescinded, that can't be helped.
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Re: Monday 27 July, 2015 - Bring a bottle to share

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Just realised this is now 6 days away - we'd better order some food. Please confirm your requirements from the menu.

Julian, Alex, Ian, Charles, feel free to simply say "same as for Tuesday the 21st" if that is convenient!
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