TPF awards ceremony - 7th February 2023 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IMamF9i1Rw

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TPF awards ceremony - 7th February 2023 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IMamF9i1Rw

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Voting is closed. Many thanks for those who did.

By popular demand
akzy wrote: 09:46 Wed 27 Jul 2022 I feel like every year we should have an award ceremony as part of the TPF. One award should be for the best tasting note.
winesecretary wrote: 12:32 Thu 28 Jul 2022 Am very happy to attend the awards dinner
Glenn E. wrote: 19:36 Thu 28 Jul 2022 +1
I suggest we have The Port Forum awards ceremony!
We should have a discussion over suitable categories (see post below). Following this, I suggest we can do an online voting survey to gather votes on who should win what.

Where: Boot and Flogger
When: 7th February 2023
Theme : Bring a bottle suitable for The Port Forum Awards ceremony.
Offline attendees
  1. ZDR - reconfirmed - 1970 Smith Woodhouse
  2. GEAG - reconfirmed, possibly late - 1970 Delaforce
  3. JDAW - reconfirmed - 1970 Noval and 1985 Martinez
  4. CPR - reconfirmed - 1966 Warre
  5. AHB - reconfirmed - 1963 Fonseca
  6. WHW - reconfirmed - 1960 Burmester
  7. NAC - reconfirmed - 1960 Graham
  8. MPM reconfirmed - 1970 Croft
  9. IDJ - reconfirmed - 1970 Rebello Valente
Online attendees
  1. JK
  2. MC
  3. SCD
  4. GE
Current draft of the placemats:
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Provisional voting categories
  1. Best tasting note
  2. Best tasting
  3. Biggest dissapointment at a tasting Imbiber of the year
  4. Most accurate blind taster (this would not be a public vote. Instead I will trawl the data to see highest blind scores. I suspect I know who has it.)
  5. Best Port at a tasting
  6. Producer of the year
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Yes please… sounds fun.
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akzy wrote: 10:54 Fri 29 Jul 2022 Provisional voting categories
  1. Best tasting note
  2. Best tasting
  3. Biggest dissapointment at a tasting
  4. Most accurate blind taster
  5. Outstanding contribution to TPF
  6. Best Port at a tasting
  7. Best guest at a tasting
Category 4 should be awarded to The Monkey by default each year :GoldStar:
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A mixture of off and online would probably be best unless I can convince my wife that a short vacation in London is warranted.

Which, admittedly, probably wouldn't be too difficult.
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Will we have made little gold statuettes of a shipper’s pipe?

Yes please.
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Sounds fun, count me in
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jdaw1 wrote: 19:44 Fri 29 Jul 2022 Will we have made little gold statuettes of a shipper’s pipe?

Yes please.
Best physical award award?
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jdaw1 wrote: 19:44 Fri 29 Jul 2022 Will we have made little gold statuettes of a shipper’s pipe?

Yes please.
Might see what I can do on my mates 3D printer.
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Yes please, put me down for a place.

How about a category of “most prolific organiser”?

Or “best venue used by TPF”? It would be nice to invite Gary and / or James Davy to a tasting to accept their award.
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I would anticipate considerable irreverence and uproarious laughter; please count me in.

As to the categories, we might consider adding Best Review of a TFP Tasting; I have long reckoned that there is considerable potential with these reviews for something along the lines of the parliamentary sketches popular with the London broadsheets. Another possibility is Best Bottle Brought to a TFP Tasting (i.e., a gong to whomever produced for the mob, knowingly or otherwise, a stellar bottle). And perhaps Crappiest Bottle Brought to a TFP Tasting (not corked) - a category at which individuals might nominate themselves and make their case for why their contribution is most deserving of recognition. Granted, one would not wish to set off a frantic search prior to the close of nominations for dusty bottles of Castelinho, Real Vinicola, Newman's Celebrated Port and the like. Finally, another option is Imbiber of the Year - chosen on the basis of (again) self-nomination with a declaration of volume consumed.

A mix of in-person and online participation is an excellent idea. And we'll need a Master of Ceremonies. I propose JDAW.
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Yup.
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Sounds fun - yes please!
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Yes please!
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Will W. wrote: 15:18 Sun 31 Jul 2022 I would anticipate considerable irreverence and uproarious laughter; please count me in.

As to the categories, we might consider adding Best Review of a TFP Tasting; I have long reckoned that there is considerable potential with these reviews for something along the lines of the parliamentary sketches popular with the London broadsheets. Another possibility is Best Bottle Brought to a TFP Tasting (i.e., a gong to whomever produced for the mob, knowingly or otherwise, a stellar bottle). And perhaps Crappiest Bottle Brought to a TFP Tasting (not corked) - a category at which individuals might nominate themselves and make their case for why their contribution is most deserving of recognition. Granted, one would not wish to set off a frantic search prior to the close of nominations for dusty bottles of Castelinho, Real Vinicola, Newman's Celebrated Port and the like. Finally, another option is Imbiber of the Year - chosen on the basis of (again) self-nomination with a declaration of volume consumed.

A mix of in-person and online participation is an excellent idea. And we'll need a Master of Ceremonies. I propose JDAW.
Suggestions added. Happy to have a MC and I think JDAW would be an excellent choice if he is happy to accept. I will be running the logistics (envelopes, voting, etc.).
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Dates permitting, I am willing to be MC. Please, no slapping.

Presumably The Academy of ThePortForum will Embrace Wood-Neutral Categories, as not doing so would be unfair to Garrafeiras.
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Virtually willing
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Count me in
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yes please
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I realise I haven't done much yet. I will give the B&F a call to try confirm a time early December (seems a good times for awards). Let's try confirm some more categories and then I'll setup a voting survey.
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akzy wrote: 10:54 Fri 29 Jul 2022 Provisional voting categories
  1. Best tasting note
  2. Best tasting
  3. Biggest dissapointment at a tasting
  4. Most accurate blind taster
  5. Outstanding contribution to TPF
  6. Best Port at a tasting
  7. Best guest at a tasting
  8. Best venue used by TPF
  9. Most prolific organiser
  10. Imbiber of the year
Here are a few thoughts for categories

Biggest surprise at a tasting (i.e. a bottle or producer generally considered mediocre, but the bottle shines at the tasting)

Best longtime contributor, (say 5 years or longer)

Best newcomer to the Forum (say in the last 3 years or so)

Best organizer for a single event

Person who traveled the furthest for a tasting

Best Port producer (the parameters for this would need to be defined)

Best newcomer blender or Port house
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If we have too many awards, it would become boring. Let’s not do that.
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Mike J. W. wrote: 22:51 Tue 30 Aug 2022 Here are a few thoughts for categories

Biggest surprise at a tasting (i.e. a bottle or producer generally considered mediocre, but the bottle shines at the tasting)

Best longtime contributor, (say 5 years or longer)

Best newcomer to the Forum (say in the last 3 years or so)

Best organizer for a single event

Person who traveled the furthest for a tasting

Best Port producer (the parameters for this would need to be defined)

Best newcomer blender or Port house
Greatly appreciated.
jdaw1 wrote: 22:56 Tue 30 Aug 2022 If we have too many awards, it would become boring. Let’s not do that.
Agreed. I wanted more suggestions to weed out poor categories. Fixed limit of 10?
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I realise two tastings have already been arranged for December. I have soft booked this in for Tuesday 6th December at the B&F.

Does this work?
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Online for me, please.
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