Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

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Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by hadge » 19:58 Sun 23 May 2021

I have had a crazy idea over the weekend and I know this is very short notice! I’m on my own and completely free on Wednesday night. I’m aware that there was a tasting planned for Thursday night but I sadly can’t make it. This was talked about in one of the tastings, here we go.

I have a 9 sample boxes which hold 6 bottles from virtual tastings over the last year. I have 6 bottles of VP ready for decanting into the bottles. As I only have 9 places, with 3 gone, leaving 6 places currently please can people when confirming say whether they would like for me to post or organise drop off/collection.

I am hoping to post the samples out tomorrow morning and then if need be a second round on Tuesday morning, I will be sending these next day delivery to get them out in time. If you are in north Hampshire or west Berkshire tomorrow (Monday) and if around in London on Tuesday (between 10am and 4pm), I would be happy to meet and drop of samples if that works. Sorry but this has to be UK only.

Costs: none currently, I might ask for the empty sample bottles and box to be sent back.

If people think that this is to short notice and that I’m completely crazy please let me know and I will cancel it. I’m open to ideas and I will need some help with placemats.

I’m thinking 7:30pm start time on Wednesday 26th May.

1, HTWH
2, HTWH Guest = MK
3, MPM (the king of zoom)
4, SCD
5, RichN
6, PW
7, CPR
8, JDAW
9,


Reserve (Just in case Mike or Guest can’t make it).
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2,


Current draft of the placemats.
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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by hadge » 20:05 Sun 23 May 2021

I hope that no one is upset that I have reserved Mike a place because of Zoom.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by Doggett » 20:21 Sun 23 May 2021

Sounds like fun Harry. Please count me in if it all works. Will send a PM

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by winesecretary » 20:22 Sun 23 May 2021

I would love to join you, but just two hours ago I agreed to a dinner on Wed that I now can't back out of. I'm very sorry, and hope you have fun.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by rich_n » 20:44 Sun 23 May 2021

I would very much be interested in joining!

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by PhilW » 21:20 Sun 23 May 2021

Crazy? Possibly, but only in a very good way.
Port drinking involved? Check.
Possibility to drink something delicious? Check.
Opportunity to embarrass myself with wildly inaccurate guessing? Check.
Would I like to be involved? Absolutely!
(Will PM my address for posting please)

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by CPR 1 » 21:27 Sun 23 May 2021

Sounds great, yes please

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 21:46 Sun 23 May 2021

I’m a possible - am in town on Wednesday, then need to get home to collect son from his cricket match which would mean joining at 8.30 at the earliest. Zoom is no problem though - can set that up regardless. Will explore further options now and report back ASAP.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 21:46 Sun 23 May 2021

Oh, and the tasting on Thursday 27th - it’s in the planner but not sure much has been done about it yet?

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 22:21 Sun 23 May 2021

What a fabulous idea! Normally I would love to attend but I have to give a eulogy at a funeral on Thursday morning so had better decline the invitation.

I might drop in to say hello though, if I’m allowed to.
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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by hadge » 22:46 Sun 23 May 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
22:21 Sun 23 May 2021

I might drop in to say hello though, if I’m allowed to.
Unless others object, I’m very happy for others to drop in and say hello, but we might have to keep the numbers down at the start to make it work, maybe you will have to join a little later? open to views on this.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 22:54 Sun 23 May 2021

I’m happy to fit in around whatever the group prefers.
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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 09:53 Mon 24 May 2021

PhilW wrote:
21:20 Sun 23 May 2021
Crazy? Possibly, but only in a very good way.
Port drinking involved? Check.
Possibility to drink something delicious? Check.
Opportunity to embarrass myself with wildly inaccurate guessing? Check.
Would I like to be involved? Absolutely!
(Will PM my address for posting please)
Ditto. Yes please. Will PM or WhatsApp re placemats.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by idj123 » 18:15 Mon 24 May 2021

I would have liked to join but Badminton is back and boy, do I need the exercise!

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by hadge » 19:47 Mon 24 May 2021

First round of samples sent today. should be with you tomorrow by Parcelforce. if there is anyone else please can they let me know first thing in the morning tomorrow. thanks

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by nac » 23:08 Mon 24 May 2021

Great idea and would have loved to do this but unfortunately already committed to a quiz league match on Wednesday.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by hadge » 09:50 Tue 25 May 2021

last lot of samples about to go, therefore places are full for wanting samples. thanks

Decanted Monday, so store in fridge.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by CPR 1 » 20:08 Tue 25 May 2021

All received - looking forward to this :663333:

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by Doggett » 20:11 Tue 25 May 2021

CPR 1 wrote:
20:08 Tue 25 May 2021
All received - looking forward to this :663333:
Likewise… they look yummy!

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by hadge » 20:15 Tue 25 May 2021

thanks for let me know they have arrived

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by M.Charlton » 21:15 Tue 25 May 2021

I wish I checked TPF more frequently! Enjoy, folks.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 19:23 Wed 26 May 2021

Am I the only one in the zoom?

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by hadge » 22:02 Wed 26 May 2021

Tasted Mz94, G75, T85, Ts03, W75, SW97
Wine of the night 1st T85, 2nd W75 3rd SW97

Tasting winner CPR

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by winesecretary » 22:14 Wed 26 May 2021

... he usually is!

Sounds like it was great fun. Sorry once again not to have been there, happy that there was an enthusiastic audience.

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Re: Wednesday 26 May 2021 – A Virtual Blind Tasting

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 08:46 Thu 27 May 2021

I'm sorry I wasn't able to join you last night, even if only to drop in and say hello. I've a busy day today and needed last night to get prepared.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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