Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (date confirmed)

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 16th June 2020

Post by nac » 00:27 Fri 31 Jan 2020

Doggett wrote:
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I am afraid I will now need to withdraw from this wonderful tasting opportunity. All yours Mr Carter.
Thanks for the update.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 16th June 2020

Post by nac » 11:49 Wed 22 Apr 2020

As it is now almost 100% certain that we won't be able to have this tasting on the planned date, I'm proposing that it moves to Tuesday 20th October. I'll confirm this with B&F once it reopens, but suggest we go with this for now.

I'll update the header to reflect this change.

Will assume that all attendees are still available unless told otherwise.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 20th October 2020 TBC

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 20:17 Thu 23 Apr 2020

I'll be there.
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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 20th October 2020 TBC

Post by jdaw1 » 15:17 Fri 24 Apr 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 20th October 2020 TBC

Post by WS1 » 15:23 Tue 28 Apr 2020

I hope so too.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 20th October 2020 TBC

Post by /2alph » 06:35 Wed 29 Apr 2020

keep the date free

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Post by nac » 11:32 Mon 07 Sep 2020

Following some discussions with other attendees have decided to hold off on this until we're in a position to more comfortably hold a tasting for 14 people and all are happy to attend.

May need to slide this into 2021, but will keep updating as would obviously be more appropriate to do it in the 350th anniversary year.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Post by PhilW » 14:20 Thu 10 Sep 2020

nac wrote:
11:32 Mon 07 Sep 2020
Following some discussions with other attendees have decided to hold off on this until we're in a position to more comfortably hold a tasting for 14 people and all are happy to attend.
Good plan.
nac wrote:
11:32 Mon 07 Sep 2020
May need to slide this into 2021, but will keep updating as would obviously be more appropriate to do it in the 350th anniversary year.
I suspect it will need to be next year given likelihood of current Covid progression and restrictions. I would certainly prefer to push it back in order to able to hold a deep Warre vertical as intended, even if that means it is not this year (which doesn't necessarily preclude a smaller event this year as well, but I would suggest saving the rare bottles for the full event - which might be both necessary as well as pragmatic, to achieve such a line-up).

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Post by jdaw1 » 12:43 Sun 13 Sep 2020

If the 2020 Olympics can happen in 2021, then Warre’s birthday can. So I agree.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Post by nac » 17:09 Sun 13 Sep 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
12:43 Sun 13 Sep 2020
If the 2020 Olympics can happen in 2021, then Warre’s birthday can. So I agree.
An excellent point. 2021 it (probably) is then.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Post by nac » 09:41 Fri 16 Oct 2020

Axel P requests (via email) to be added to reserve list.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Post by Doggett » 13:37 Fri 16 Oct 2020

I could make the June date, but maybe able to attend a future unknown date so please add me to the reserves too.

Edit: meant to say couldn’t make the June date
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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Post by nac » 15:40 Fri 16 Oct 2020

Doggett wrote:
13:37 Fri 16 Oct 2020
I could make the June date, but maybe able to attend a future unknown date so please add me to the reserves too.
Have added you to the reserve list.

Obviously subject to future rules, but have been thinking that we might want to extend this beyond 14 people. There's already a few people on the reserve list and potentially considerably more than 14 bottles available. Let's see what happens...

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by nac » 17:29 Thu 11 Mar 2021

Suggested date for this in now Wednesday 6th October 2021 @ B & F, Red Room.

Could all those who were previously on the attendee list please reconfirm availability.
Also, could you please reconfirm what bottles you're offering and associated prices (PM or email me).

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by winesecretary » 19:14 Thu 11 Mar 2021

I reconfirm availability.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by PhilW » 22:15 Thu 11 Mar 2021

Sounds good for me; will follow-up regarding bottles by email.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by /2alph » 11:01 Fri 12 Mar 2021

confirm

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by nac » 11:54 Fri 12 Mar 2021

I've updated the top post to include a list of all the "normal" vintages from 1900 to 2000, of which there are 29.

Clearly it isn't practical/possible/affordable to get all of these, but guess we should be aiming for 15ish bottles if we are a party of 14? I propose that we extend past 2000 if we can't get enough bottles or the costs become prohibitive.

I'll update the list as people let me know what's available and start to work out the per head cost.

Thoughts?
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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by CPR 1 » 12:45 Fri 12 Mar 2021

New date sounds good for me; I will send you an e-mail re bottles

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by flash_uk » 19:04 Fri 12 Mar 2021

Re-confirming thanks. I have def got 1970 and 1977, and maybe 1963, will need to check on the latter.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by idj123 » 10:54 Sat 13 Mar 2021

Reconfirming-thanks.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by forest26 » 16:54 Sun 14 Mar 2021

Reconfirming - thanks

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by jdaw1 » 19:56 Mon 15 Mar 2021

Yes please.

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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 15:48 Tue 16 Mar 2021

I reconfirm.

Can I suggest that we adopt the approach taken for the Croft Vertical held in Boston on 8th February 2008? For that tasting each person was asked to contribute one "old" bottle and one "young" bottle (of at least 21 years of age), each in good condition with good colour, high fill and no signs of leakage.

In 2008 the definition of "old" was set as 1955 or older. 13 years later a threshold of vintage 1966 or earlier might be appropriate. That would give us 14 vintages from the range 1896-1966 and 14 from 1970-2000. Even if the older vintages proved disappointing, the inclusion of relatively cheap, younger and more reliable vintages would give us all something to enjoy.

I will PM you what I can offer.
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Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

Post by jdaw1 » 20:22 Tue 16 Mar 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
15:48 Tue 16 Mar 2021
In 2008 the definition of "old" was set as 1955 or older.
I recall ’63 being the youngest of the deemed “old”. But that might be a mis-recollection.

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