Election night

Anything to do with Port.
Post Reply
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14803
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Election night

Post by Alex Bridgeman »

Many of us have a tradition of opening a bottle of port and watching the election results come in. This year, for the first time since 2010, we will have an offline on election night after Theresa May attempted to usurp our long held booking. 14 of us will be consuming 50 year old port. Tom and I will retire from the tasting to go elsewhere to watch the results come in with the first result expected around 11pm from Houghton & Sunderland South, Sunderland Central and Washington & West Sunderland.

I've not decided yet what I'll open, but Tom has threatened me with "one of those odd bottles you pick up from time to time in a mixed lot which contains something you actually want".
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
idj123
Morgan 1991
Posts: 1107
Joined: 20:54 Tue 13 Nov 2012

Re: Election night

Post by idj123 »

AHB wrote: 13:21 Wed 07 Jun 2017 Many of us have a tradition of opening a bottle of port and watching the election results come in. This year, for the first time since 2010, we will have an offline on election night after Theresa May attempted to usurp our long held booking.
Or should that be 'uslurp' or 'usup ? :D
User avatar
uncle tom
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
Posts: 3512
Joined: 23:43 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Near Saffron Walden, England

Re: Election night

Post by uncle tom »

Their being sufficient leftovers from the tasting, my 50s era bottle of Gilbey's tawny returned home unscathed this morning, after staying up to watch the election results come in for a full two hours longer than my lightweight associates, and then walking the three miles from St James' square to Liverpool St to catch the 05.28 home. Staying awake and not missing my station required a massive effort though, aided by coffee and the puzzles in yesterday's Telegraph..

Have just spent the day stumbling round the house like a zombie, napping occasionally - maybe I should have gone to bed... :roll:
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill
User avatar
Old Bridge
Warre’s Traditional LBV
Posts: 343
Joined: 11:33 Thu 22 Dec 2016
Location: Telemark, Norway

Re: Election night

Post by Old Bridge »

Your signature takes on a new meaning.
Andy Velebil
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3027
Joined: 22:16 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Los Angeles, Ca USA
Contact:

Re: Election night

Post by Andy Velebil »

uncle tom wrote:Their being sufficient leftovers from the tasting, my 50s era bottle of Gilbey's tawny returned home unscathed this morning, after staying up to watch the election results come in for a full two hours longer than my lightweight associates, and then walking the three miles from St James' square to Liverpool St to catch the 05.28 home. Staying awake and not missing my station required a massive effort though, aided by coffee and the puzzles in yesterday's Telegraph..

Have just spent the day stumbling round the house like a zombie, napping occasionally - maybe I should have gone to bed... :roll:
Hah! That's how I feel three days a week working graveyard. Napping a little doesn't really help much


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
Posts: 23517
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Election night

Post by jdaw1 »

I went to the ’67 tasting, then returned to the office, hoping that the exit polls would predict a result sufficiently clear-cut that there’d be nothing more to predict and I could go home. Instead worked until 05:30, went home for three hours sleep, and back to office. Long sleep Friday night has helped.

Edit: election night started with a 1967 tasting, for which there is now a Review thread.
Post Reply