TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

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TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Post by Doggett » 09:37 Wed 16 Dec 2020

To mark the end of a ‘challenging’ year, but one that has been improved no end by lots of virtual :tpf: tastings, it seems only right to see the old out and the new in with style, meaning yet another zoom tasting! All those interested in adding to their alcohol intake for the festive season, please sign up below. A host maybe required if Mike cannot.

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Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Post by nac » 10:32 Wed 16 Dec 2020

Possibly. Will confirm closer to event.

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Post by Glenn E. » 22:15 Wed 16 Dec 2020

Yes please!
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Post by winesecretary » 00:33 Thu 17 Dec 2020

I hope so.

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Post by rich_n » 19:03 Thu 17 Dec 2020

I believe I will be able to attend. There's a small possibility I won't but I'll update closer to the time if so.

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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 10:10 Fri 18 Dec 2020

Probably. But put me on the list please.
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Post by jdaw1 » 20:43 Fri 18 Dec 2020

Definite maybe. Yes please.

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Post by WS1 » 09:06 Sat 19 Dec 2020

Please add me as well as a likely attendee
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Post by JacobH » 17:57 Sat 19 Dec 2020

Provisional, too, for me, please.
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Post by Justin K » 00:56 Tue 22 Dec 2020

Possibly

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Post by Axel P » 11:26 Wed 23 Dec 2020

I also try to join...
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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:29 Sat 26 Dec 2020

WS1 wrote:
09:06 Sat 19 Dec 2020
Please add me as well as a likely attendee
Seeing Wolfgang is hoping to join reminds me of a decade ago when Wolfgang, Rob, someone else who I forget and I met for dinner and Port in the days between Christmas and New Year. We didn't discuss which Port we should bring and all chose independently and brought the bottles blind.

We all brought Cockburn 1955. It did make for a splendid dinner.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:30 Sun 27 Dec 2020

AHB wrote:
19:29 Sat 26 Dec 2020
We all brought Cockburn 1955. It did make for a splendid dinner.
A very boring offline”, as reported.

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Post by g-man » 12:00 Mon 28 Dec 2020

Has a time been set for this yet?
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Post by Doggett » 13:46 Mon 28 Dec 2020

g-man wrote:
12:00 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Has a time been set for this yet?
7pm gmt is the norm for these

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Post by nac » 16:26 Mon 28 Dec 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
00:30 Sun 27 Dec 2020
AHB wrote:
19:29 Sat 26 Dec 2020
We all brought Cockburn 1955. It did make for a splendid dinner.
A very boring offline”, as reported.
Reading this prompted me to wonder if a tasting of different bottlers of the same Port should go onto the list of potential future events?

If so, what are the candidates?

As a starter, I think I’ve got a four or five variants of Warre 70 and suspect others are available.

If this was a tasting for 12/14 then we’d probably need to do two or three different wines.

Thoughts?

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:09 Mon 28 Dec 2020

nac wrote:
16:26 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Reading this prompted me to wonder if a tasting of different bottlers of the same Port should go onto the list of potential future events?
See Corks and bottles: Oporto versus London; Comparing the bottlers; and UK v Oporto bottling.

And I am very definitely in. Yes please. (It was my idea, over a decade ago.)

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Post by g-man » 19:21 Mon 28 Dec 2020

Doggett wrote:
13:46 Mon 28 Dec 2020
g-man wrote:
12:00 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Has a time been set for this yet?
7pm gmt is the norm for these
May I get added too please if there is room

I do have a paid zoom account too if needed
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Post by flash_uk » 19:43 Mon 28 Dec 2020

OK, everyone should have received an invite now. Please shout here if not!

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Post by g-man » 19:54 Mon 28 Dec 2020

Thank you!

Is the theme to open something good, or something from a challenging year like the 75'? We might turn away JDAW if so
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:11 Mon 28 Dec 2020

I have a bottle that matches the theme of “A challenging year”.

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Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 23:26 Mon 28 Dec 2020

g-man wrote:
19:54 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Thank you!

Is the theme to open something good, or something from a challenging year like the 75'? We might turn away JDAW if so
The theme is usally "Open a bottle of Port you're going to enjoy drinking since you won't be able to share it with anyone."
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:40 Tue 29 Dec 2020

AHB wrote:
23:26 Mon 28 Dec 2020
g-man wrote:
19:54 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Is the theme to open something good, or something from a challenging year like the 75'? We might turn away JDAW if so
The theme is usally "Open a bottle of Port you're going to enjoy drinking since you won't be able to share it with anyone."
That reasoning is strange. Surely if I am going to share a bottle with somebody else then it is more important that it be enjoyable.

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Post by idj123 » 10:46 Tue 29 Dec 2020

I may be able to join and so can I be added to the roster please?

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Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Post by WS1 » 13:37 Tue 29 Dec 2020

Hi,

after having driven back to Blighty from Germany yesterday the status from likely attendee can switch to attendee. Just opened a Cockburns 70 for tonight. Am a bit confused as from a lot believed to be Taylors 70......

Anyway happy to be back in England for tonight's tasting as my German WLAN would have not been able to cope as still the old telephone line from ~80 years ago

regards

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