Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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This post to hold plans as and when agreed.

When: 18:30, Tue 17 Jan 2023

Location: The Boot & Flogger, table 12 (south-most corner of upper floor).

Theme: Something delicious to share

People:
  1. JDAW (F85);
  2. PW (Ch82);
  3. HTWH (G80, adopted).

Current draft of the placemats.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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Tuesday 17th January 2023: an emergency is hereby declared. Theme welcomed, failing which, “Bring a bottle to share”.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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I'm in. Will bring "something delicious to share" unless told otherwise.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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Alas, I am already committed to playing Badminton that night and so will be unable to join you.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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PhilW wrote: 15:14 Sun 15 Jan 2023"something delicious to share"
Fabulous theme. Blind or sighted?
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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I’m probable rather than certain.

I always prefer blind…
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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Just realised I can’t make the 17th - got a prior diary commitment I can’t change.

Apologies.
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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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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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A possible alternative to random deliciousness, partiuclarly if it turns out there are only two of us.
There are a couple of head-to-heads I've been wanting to try:
- (PW's) best of the 80s : Ch82 vs F85
- (PW's) best of the 77s : Ni77 vs F77
I may have had the latter alongside each other, though don't remember doing so; and don't think I've ever had the first pair side by side.
Happy to stick with random deliciousness, blind or sighted, as preferred or should the numbers increase.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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ok; I will bring Ch82.
Julian will bring F85.
Initial post updated for revealed ports and AHB non-availability.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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Even more than I previously did, I regret being in Birmingham tomorrow.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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+ Harry (arriving late), who is adopting a Graham 1980.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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My diary commitment still stands, but has been moved to London.

I should be able to join you around 19.30.

I’ll advise shortly what I will bring as my offer for the “best of the ‘80s” theme.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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First bottle from OCC
First bottle from OCC
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Taylor Vargellas 1987 double decanted at 09.13.

Label in great condition
Label in great condition
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A lovely dark red, looking and smelling good. Hopefully no TCA waiting to develop over the course of the day.
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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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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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Not in London today, so unfortunately unable to attend.
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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Ch82: Opened 07:30, decanted 14:00, quality sample check result: "oh yes" :)
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Re: Tue 17 Jan 2023: emergency

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I am at the B&F. At about 17.50 I need to find a quiet spot to take part in a Zoom discussion. I should be finished by 19.30 and able to join the main event.
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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