Thu 15 December 2022 - The Port Forum's 15th Xmas Tasting

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Paperwork: TNs + vote recorders + decanting notes + accounts + cork display.
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Fair enough Tom, fair enough...
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:22 Fri 09 Dec 2022 Paperwork: TNs + vote recorders + decanting notes + accounts + cork display.
Perhaps... booklet-form tasting notes?
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PhilW wrote: 11:01 Sat 10 Dec 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 20:22 Fri 09 Dec 2022Paperwork: TNs + vote recorders + decanting notes + accounts + cork display.
Perhaps... booklet-form tasting notes?
Done, via TastingNotes_NumVerticalSections. Please critique or approve.

Edit: PhilW’s reply is in the software thread.
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Re: Thu 15 December 2022 - The Port Forum's 15th Xmas Tasting

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For those staying at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green, I have just noticed that check-in is between 3pm and 10pm.

If anyone staying there the night is planning to (or on the day is) running late and needs me to check them in, let me know by WhatsApp or similar.
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Train booked. Excitement building. Very much looking forward to seing you all.
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Bottles stood upright. 2 because I can’t decide which one to bring.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 21:13 Mon 12 Dec 2022 Bottles stood upright. 2 because I can’t decide which one to bring.
is the answer not simply both?
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CPR 1 wrote: 22:16 Mon 12 Dec 2022is the answer not simply both?
How is this a question?
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I walked into that.

*sigh*
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I have also packed a set of Port tongs.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 12:43 Tue 13 Dec 2022 I have also packed a set of Port tongs.
I’m amazed you travel anywhere without them! ;-)
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Note to those sharing a taxi between Rickling Green and Newport.

The taxi is booked to pick up at the Cricketer’s Arms at 17.30 and at the White Horse Inn at 23.59.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 09:42 Wed 14 Dec 2022 and at the White Horse Inn at 23.59.
(S)He's going to have to drive really fast to avoid pumpkins.
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Tasting notes and other sheets have been printed…

Attendees will be allowed 5 minutes under Phil's tuition to fold their single sheet of double sided A4 into a multi-page A6 booklet.
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Tasting notes and other sheets about to be printed…
Excellent - will you bring tongs?
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uncle tom wrote: 14:50 Wed 14 Dec 2022
Tasting notes and other sheets about to be printed…
Excellent - will you bring tongs?
I will bring tongs.

Would you like me to also bring a rack of 24 glasses?
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Am starting on the water. Will be there about 1845. Am excited!
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Would you like me to also bring a rack of 24 glasses?
We've probably got enough, but the odd casualty dwindles their number, if you could pack them for now, I'll check when I go over to get ready in an hour's time.
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Take care guys - we've had a tiny bit of a thaw this afternoon, but it's now freezing again - there's some really slippery ice around.
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Rather disappointing, my local cheese shop was closed today so my planned cheese hasn’t happened ☹️
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We have about 55 glasses - so should be OK
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Rather disappointing, my local cheese shop was closed today so my planned cheese hasn’t happened
I invested forty quid at a cheese shop in Buntingford yesterday - curiously run by another T Archer - so no worries

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12 decanters washed and ready, decanter chains packed. Have hammer, funnels, gauzes
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uncle tom wrote: 17:38 Thu 15 Dec 2022
Rather disappointing, my local cheese shop was closed today so my planned cheese hasn’t happened
I invested forty quid at a cheese shop in Buntingford yesterday - curiously run by another T Archer - so no worries

Four cheeses, 100% English
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