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by jdaw1
22:42 Tue 28 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Perhaps: bottles to be labelled α55, β55, γ55, δ63, ε63, ζ63, η66, θ66, ι66, κ70, λ70, μ70, ν77, ξ77, ο77, π85, ρ85, and σ85. Labels are pre-assigned to people, so the JDAW 1970 might be “κ70”, and the bottle or decanter is to be thus labelled. Same labelling on placemats. Yes, as with the MPM schem...
by jdaw1
19:43 Tue 28 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

We arrive with our identifiable, decanted bottle and hand it over to a member of staff. The member of staff puts a random greek letter on the bottle and on a decanter before pouring the contents into a decanter. At some point in the evening, the member of staff brings the decanter to the pre-pourin...
by jdaw1
19:40 Tue 28 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

If prepouring were to happen, then really all that needs to happen is that the original bottle is camouflaged until it is prepoured. Say, using foil. If someone wanted to make some effort to discerne some features of the camouflaged bottle beneath the foil, they no doubt could - colour of glass at ...
by jdaw1
23:03 Mon 27 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

The ovens can hold 20+ people around a table for dinner. Perhaps that would give more space for more stems. The current design, twenty-four circles on trimmed /A2 , has a width of 594mm ≈ /A4 × 2.83, so would fit comfortably in the Red Room. But we are T minus fifteen days: how likely is it that we...
by jdaw1
22:24 Mon 27 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

24 glasses + 1 spare, times 14 people, is 350 stems. It might be polite to give the B&F more advance notice of plans than has hitherto been customary.
by jdaw1
20:03 Mon 27 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

For this small humble tasting, the placemats have been updated (images in first post ). Somebody please check. The glasses pages are now on A2, which is to be trimmed. Top trim 81.5mm ~= 3.21" ~= 231pt below top edge of A2 paper. Post-trim page height ~= 338.5mm ~= 13.33" ~= 959pt.
by jdaw1
11:14 Mon 27 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

I think the record for a large tasting is still the Fonseca tasting many years ago at the RAF club. Around 34-ish bottles (including dinner wines, excluding beer) IIRC. We started early, took a dinner break, and came back for round two. Worked out very nicely for so many bottles. 04 Apr 2011, Fonse...
by jdaw1
11:04 Mon 27 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

cem wrote: 07:33 Mon 27 May 2024competent
This quotation contains an important adjective.
by jdaw1
22:32 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Should we ask somebody such as Glenn to act as co-ordinator? That is, we reveal possibilities to him; he selects from those possibilities to prevent too many overlaps (not necessarily preventing all) and to further such mischief as he thinks would be most amusing. Glenn, by WhatsApp: I'm happy to s...
by jdaw1
19:21 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

- Okay I've just read your blinding techniques, so something of that ilk will be required. Explanation of the blinding technique used for the 1958 horizontal (June 2014). Taking the San Pelligrino bottles as an example, I think it would be best if everyone decanted in the same method. I've found re...
by jdaw1
18:28 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

85 x 2 I can provide one or two ’70s and a few ’85s. Are there any rules about which shippers may or may not be brought? Cliff providing all the Taylors , so presumably non-Cliff people must bring non-Taylors. Are there other constraints? Should we ask somebody such as Glenn to act as co-ordinator?...
by jdaw1
15:10 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

There will be fourteen of us, likely all full-capacity drinkers, and 14 × 1¼ = 17½. Table space limits us to 1×A3 + 1×A4, so to about 15 + 6 = 21 glasses. Would it be wrong to have between 18 and 20? Table space is a genuine constraint. It is more efficient if printing onto trimmed /A2 (e.g., Vesuv...
by jdaw1
09:25 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

cem wrote: 23:16 Sat 25 May 2024Anyhow I will also bring a Mag of GC77 stored in the UK so this tasting's reputation is not irreparably harmed.
GC77 in magnum has an excellent reputation. In single, not so much. I have both, and am willing to bring.
by jdaw1
09:22 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Great theme. Yes please. I’ll bring a ’70, and something else to be decided.
by jdaw1
23:12 Wed 22 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

Yes and ‘M’ is on the bottle list but not the placemats as far as I can see. Possibly because we don't know what 'M' is? It might be Morgan (Mg), Martinez (Mz), Martha (Mt), Mackenzie (Mk), Messias (Ms) or possibly something else; Martin? Are you hypothesising Mackenzie 1977 and Martinez 1977 befor...
by jdaw1
22:58 Wed 22 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 102
Views: 97311

Re: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks

I am bringing two extra people, Rachel M. and Kyleigh L., met recently (as in, four hours ago) at a Spanish tasting.

Who is to print the placemats?
by jdaw1
22:48 Tue 21 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 102
Views: 97311

Re: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks

I have a maybe. I might have second maybe.
by jdaw1
23:35 Mon 20 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

G77 found and standing.

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by jdaw1
21:37 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port brand abbreviations
Replies: 352
Views: 295329

Re: Port brand abbreviations

Given these agreements, and other silence, all added to the first post.
by jdaw1
21:37 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

winesecretary wrote: 15:00 Sun 19 May 2024I can’t remember my abbreviations.
Abbreviations.
by jdaw1
21:24 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

In a recent Dr Who episode they returned to June 2024, and behold screen grab. The Time Lords knew that this was going to happen.

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Luckily, the stairs at the B&F are Dalek-proof.
by jdaw1
17:22 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

@ Julian - is the N actually Ni? I can’t remember my abbreviations. Yes. Done. I suspect that the Offley will also be Offley Boa Vista, OBV77 rather than O77 Done. "Berry's Own Selection" per the actual brand Done. correcting punctuation The text did have a dot, placed as BBR themselves p...
by jdaw1
13:39 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

The the placemats have been added to the first post.
by jdaw1
13:02 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 60/63/66 Horizontal .... 23rd July 2024
Replies: 27
Views: 1067

Re: 60/63/66 Horizontal .... 23rd July 2024

mcoulson wrote: 06:29 Sun 19 May 2024Can everyone make the 30th ?
Not I.

Also, is it optimal to have such a tasting in the peak of summer heat?
by jdaw1
13:29 Sat 18 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

hadge wrote: 12:25 Sat 18 May 2024I'm no longer 100% for this tasting, so I will drop to reserves and JDAW gets my spot.
Thank you for the seat.