83@40 2023 - May 25th

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uncle tom
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83@40 2023 - May 25th

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A while since I last hosted a London event, so I thought I'd take charge of this one.

Date: Thursday, May 25th

Theme: The 1983 vintage at 40, a horizontal

Location: Boot & Flogger - booking now confirmed

I have 16 different '83s available (with other people's wines also noted):
  1. Berry Brothers Own Label (JMK, not THRA)
  2. British Association
  3. Cálem (also NAC, WHW)
  4. Cockburn
  5. Dow
  6. Ferrira (MB, not THRA)
  7. Ferreira Quinta do Seixo (AHB, not THRA)
  8. Feuerheerd
  9. Fonseca (also NAC)
  10. Gould Campbell
  11. Graham (also NAC, JMK, AHB)
  12. Infantado
  13. Kopke
  14. Messias Cachao (WHW, not THRA)
  15. Montebello from Douro Wine Shippers (WHW, not THRA)
  16. Nacional
  17. Niepoort (CPR, not THRA)
  18. Offley (also AHB)
  19. Quarles Harris (JMK, not THRA)
  20. Quinta de Covelos (WHW, not THRA)
  21. Ramos Pinto (MB, not THRA)
  22. Royal Oporto
  23. Smith Woodhouse
  24. Taylor (also NAC)
  25. Warre (also AHB, NAC)

People:
  1. THRA (Uncle Tom): Dow, Feuerheerd, Kopke, Nacional, Smith Woodhouse
  2. GEAG (winesecretary): ADOPTING
  3. AHB (Alex Bridgeman): Offley
  4. CPR (CPR 1): Niepoort
  5. MC (M.Charlton): ADOPTING
  6. NAC (NAC): Fonseca (also offered Calem)
  7. JMK (Justin K): BBR
  8. MPM (flash_uk): ADOPTING
  9. BRP (BRPetrie): ADOPTING
  10. MSC (mcoulson): ADOPTING
  11. AJH (pommy42): ADOPTING
  12. JDAW (JDAW): ADOPTING
Reserves:
  • None
Bottles available for adoption:
  • Cockburn
  • Gould Campbell
  • Graham
  • Quarles Harris - adopted by mcoulson
  • Taylor
  • Warre - adopted by winesecretary
Current draft of the placemats.
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/TitlesFont /BlueHighwayFreeCondensed def because that font was used at a 1983-1985 Double Horizontal on 02 Apr 2013 at The Bung Hole. And, for the last digit of the Vintage year, /InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours 3 def.
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Interest
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That sounds like fun.
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2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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I’m interested.
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I'm interested!
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I'm interested
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yes please
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Definitely interested, but would depend on date. I think I would also need to adopt as I don’t think I have any ‘83s but will double check.
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Yes please. Think I've drunk *most* f my '83s, but will check, plus potentially time to obtain further.
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Yes please (as an adopter).
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Yes please.
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yes please
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nac wrote: 22:40 Sun 25 Sep 2022Yes please.
Have Calem, Fonseca, Graham, Taylor and Warre.
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Date depending would be interested

Berry Bros. (Warres)
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I'd be interested as well. Would need some notice get travel together.

Off hand I have Ramos Pinto and Ferreira '83.
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mosesbotbol wrote: 18:17 Wed 28 Sep 2022 Off hand I have Ramos Pinto and Ferreira '83
Eighteen bottles makes a good quorum for a horizontal.

Re. pitches for a date, I'm minded to avoid bank holiday weeks and school holidays as some people have other demands on their time.

- Any days of week preferred?
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Fourteen have accepted. Henceforth, reserves.

Previous 1983 events:
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Does anyone have the Niepoort '83 VP?
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uncle tom wrote: 17:56 Sat 01 Oct 2022 Does anyone have the Niepoort '83 VP?
Yes - Happy to bring this, it has been excellent on past occasions
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CPR 1 wrote: 21:06 Sat 01 Oct 2022
uncle tom wrote: 17:56 Sat 01 Oct 2022 Does anyone have the Niepoort '83 VP?
Yes - Happy to bring this, it has been excellent on past occasions
Good - will put you down for that one.
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Waiting list please!
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Please add me to the waiting list. At the minute, I have to hand Calem, Messias Cachao, Quinta de Covelos and Montebello (Douro Wine Shippers/Barros).
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Need to fix a date for this - Tues May 16th - Thurs May 18th or Tues May 23rd - Thurs May 25th looks promising.

Any dates in those windows difficult for anyone?
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I can’t do the 23rd, that’s my day at the Chelsea Flower Show.
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!
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uncle tom wrote: 13:02 Tue 28 Feb 2023 Need to fix a date for this - Tues May 16th - Thurs May 18th or Tues May 23rd - Thurs May 25th looks promising.

Any dates in those windows difficult for anyone?
I'm currently OK for any of those.
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