NEW DATE: Wed 14 Dec 2022 - Quevedo Closure Experiment

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Alex Bridgeman
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NEW DATE: Wed 14 Dec 2022 - Quevedo Closure Experiment

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A year on from the original planned date for this tasting, I am proposing that we invite Oscar to join the Port Forum on Wednesday 14th December to open the first of his Closure Experiment cases of the 2014 Vintage Port from Quevedo.

I suggest as well as the four bottles of Quevedo 2014, we also have a theme of "Bring an interesting bottle to share with Oscar and Nadia". It doesn't have to be Port - it doesn't even have to be fortified - but it should be something which Oscar will hopefully find interesting. (I suggest not bringing a Quevedo product since Oscar gets lots of opportunities to taste these.)

Where: The Lutyens Room, 67 Pall Mall
When: 18.00 for 18.30 on Wednesday 14th December 2022
Theme: The Quevedo 2014 Closure Experiment and a few interesting bottles
Who:
  1. Oscar Quevedo
  2. Michael Mee
  3. Tony Carter
  4. Julian Wiseman
  5. Ben Petrie
  6. Mike Meehan
  7. Neil Colman
  8. Christopher
NOT ATTENDING DUE TO THE STRIKE
  • Simon Doggett
  • Ian Johns
  • Charles Redshaw
  • Ben Read
  • Wolfgang Starz
Reserves:
  • -
Please don't everyone bring an "interesting" bottle. Doing so would mean (a) too many bottles and (b) a large bill @ £30 per bottle corkage. Please would each odd-even pair (eg. Tony and Charles, Ben and Wolfgang) agree between them who will bring a single bottle and an appropriate way to share the cost of the bottle brought.
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I'll see what 'interesting bottles' I have!
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yes please
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Yes please, I'd love to join for this.
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Would love to attend -yes please.
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Yes please but will need to confirm v shortly.
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yes please
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Yes please.
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Yes pleade.
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Please
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Reserve list please
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Doggett wrote: 12:37 Fri 22 Oct 2021 Yes please but will need to confirm v shortly.
It looks like the Port gods have smiled and decreed that I can make this one, happiest of days!
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I purchased 4 of those closure experiment packs, retained 2 for myself which are stored differently, and distributed 2 others to Port friends who have storage capabilities different than mine. So my 4 packs are being stored in:

1. my wine refrigerators
2. my study at room temperature, which in the study is a pretty constant 68 F
3. a friend's wine cellar
4. another friend's wine storage room, which is not "room temperature" but is also not cellar/refrigerator temperature

1 and 3 are likely to have similar results because they're kept at similar temperatures. 4's temperature is likely normally in the mid 60s F and fairly constant, whereas 2's temperature is normally around 68F but likely ranges between as high as 70F to as low as 62F seasonally.

I am very interested to hear the results of this opening and tasting!
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Thank you Alex for putting this up. It seems that we will have a full room :lol:

Gleen, I am very interested about your experiment withing the Closure experiment!
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Yes please.
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Comment on the comparison: Diam vs Screwcap, at Tom Cannavan.
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Could I go on reserves please, albeit highly unlikely to see promotion!
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Ian - one of the seats held for a guest of Oscar's has come free. Would you like it?
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Time to start thinking about what to eat on Wednesday 15th. We have the Christmas menu to choose from so please let me know your choice of the following (NB: price will be £55-60 per person, including service, corkage etc.)

STARTERS
- Wild Mushroom soup, chive cream (v)
- Chapel & Swan oak smoked salmon, roasted beetroot and orange
- Duck liver pate, toasted sourdough bread, house pickles
- Roasted pumpkin and candied beetroot, quinoa salad (v)

MAINS
- Cod loin, lemon and caper herb crust, mash, red wine jus
- British roast turkey with sage and apricot stuffing, pig in blanket
- Salt baked celeriac, roasted leek and sweet potato Wellington, tomato and tamarind sauce (vg)
- Slow braised beef bourguignon, mash, orange gremolata
- Chargrilled Surrey Hills sirloin steak 240g and Bordelaise sauce (£5 supplement)
All mains are served with roast carrots, brussels sprouts, and roast potatoes

DESSERTS
- Christmas Pudding with clotted cream or Bailey’s ice cream (v)
- Chocolate brownie, hot chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream (v)
- Chocolate and cherry trifle
- British cheese plate: Tuxford & Tebbutt Stilton (v), Cotswold Brie (v), Westcombe Cheddar, grapes, ale chutney, biscuits

Please let me know your choice by posting below. Your deadline for doing so is close of business on Tuesday 7th December so I can get our order in to Plantation Place a week ahead of our dinner.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Julian - the table is looking as though we might be very tight for space and we may need to re-use glasses. Are you able to draft glass stickers plus tasting note sheets and voting sheets for the tasting?
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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By email, OJMQ has requested:
Roasted pumpkin and candied beetroot, quinoa sala
Slow braised beef bourguignon, mash, orange gremolata
British cheese plate: Tuxford & Tebbutt Stilton (v), Cotswold Brie (v), Westcombe Cheddar, grapes, ale chutney, biscuits

And a steak cooked medium rare the following night.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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- Duck liver pate, toasted sourdough bread, house pickles
- Chargrilled Surrey Hills sirloin steak 240g and Bordelaise sauce - Black and Blue
- British cheese plate: Tuxford & Tebbutt Stilton (v), Cotswold Brie (v), Westcombe Cheddar, grapes, ale chutney, biscuits

Thank you
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Could I please have:
Mushroom soup
Turkey with relevant trimmings
Christmas Pudding with clotted cream.

Many thanks,
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 13:08 Tue 30 Nov 2021 Ian - one of the seats held for a guest of Oscar's has come free. Would you like it?
Most certainly please Alex!
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Please may I request the following:

- Chapel & Swan oak smoked salmon, roasted beetroot and orange
- British roast turkey with sage and apricot stuffing, pig in blanket
- Christmas Pudding with clotted cream
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