Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

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uncle tom wrote:
Would you mind bringing a bottle with you?
Not at all, although a magnum comes to mind..

What a coincidence! I thought the same ....... :lol:

But please consider some may wash their hair.......

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My hair is very very short, so even if it did need cleaning, that would take only a moment.
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I will ensure I have a hair cut before next Tuesday so that my hair dries instantly when washed.
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Just caught up with RAYC last night! :D

Sadly he cannot make Tuesday since off again cycling to the Douro. :(

His hair was unchanged! :wink:

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I'm bringing a couple of bottles of Noval's 2013 harvest olive oil (for WS1) with me on Tuesday. Would anyone else like a bottle or two (at £6.50 a bottle)?
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Yes please. Some — what you can carry with ease.
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Yes please if you can carry 2 would be great. Thanks
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JDAW, in AHB’s post, wrote:Current draft of the placemats. (Placemat § added to this post by jdaw1.)
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I won’t be able to change the placemats on the day of the tasting. Changes to be submitted by close of play on Monday.

Alex: we have requested 120 glasses. Do you still believe that to be sufficient? If not, please call The Bung Hole on +44 20 7831 8365, or post here requesting that I do so.
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jdaw1 wrote:I won’t be able to change the placemats on the day of the tasting. Changes to be submitted by close of play on Monday.
The wines will be served double blind to most, but single blind to those who know what they are bringing. I'll handicap people with the advantage of tasting single blind appropriately, but please remove the crosses from the "What is it?" sheet. What this does mean, however, is that people will need to make a note of what they think each bottle is because I'm not going to let any clues go out before we've tasted everything!
jdaw1 wrote:Alex: we have requested 120 glasses. Do you still believe that to be sufficient? If not, please call The Bung Hole on +44 20 7831 8365, or post here requesting that I do so.
I estimate that we will need 90 glasses for Port and 20 glasses for wine so the current order for 120 glasses should give us a handful of spares.
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CPR 1 wrote:Yes please if you can carry 2 would be great. Thanks
jdaw1 wrote:Yes please. Some — what you can carry with ease.
I'll bring a six pack so that the three of you can have two bottles each. That still leaves me with about 6 bottles more than I need if anyone else wants any.
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AHB wrote:please remove the crosses from the "What is it?" sheet.
Done: placemats updated. Reload images with ⌘R or Control-R.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=81143#p81143]Here[/url] AHB wrote:but rarely would I have occasion to use decanter labels unless my Port Chums were coming round.

I am, however, using them tomorrow.
Do you want the decanter labels option to be on, and me to pre-make decanter labels?
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jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:please remove the crosses from the "What is it?" sheet.
Done: placemats updated. Reload images with ⌘R or Control-R.
Thank you.
jdaw1 wrote:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=81143#p81143]Here[/url] AHB wrote:but rarely would I have occasion to use decanter labels unless my Port Chums were coming round.

I am, however, using them tomorrow.
Do you want the decanter labels option to be on, and me to pre-make decanter labels?
No need. I have already made blinded decanter labels and will use a willing volunteer from TBH to complete the final step.
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Really wishing I could join you tomorrow night - feels like far too long since my last tasting. However, on this occasion the instructions "nil by mouth from 8pm" probably doesn't mean "go to London and drink a bottle's worth of port between 6 and 8pm", but hopefully will be back tasting very soon. Will be interested to hear the results of the black-glass tasting, intriguing :-)
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PhilW wrote:Really wishing I could join you tomorrow night - feels like far too long since my last tasting. However, on this occasion the instructions "nil by mouth from 8pm" probably doesn't mean "go to London and drink a bottle's worth of port between 6 and 8pm", but hopefully will be back tasting very soon. Will be interested to hear the results of the black-glass tasting, intriguing :-)
Best of luck, Phil, I hope it goes well.

I am in a similarly traumatic predicament. Tomorrow I shall be eating salad. Again.
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PhilW wrote:on this occasion the instructions "nil by mouth from 8pm" probably doesn't mean "go to London and drink a bottle's worth of port between 6 and 8pm"
This is one of those moments when common sense might have to trump pedantry. Alas.

Good luck.
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