Mon 24th April - Bring a Bottle

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Mon 24th April - Bring a Bottle

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This is likely to be the first day I can manage a tasting after the BFT. Is anyone up for a get-together?

Theme: bring a bottle of Port you are happy to share with other Port lovers (which seems to have become a tasting of ’63s and ’70s).

Venue: the Ovens, at the Boot & Flogger.

Time: the usual(ish) 18.00 for 18.30.

Attendees:
  1. AHB — T63
  2. JDAW — G70 and Fortnum & Mason 2011
  3. MPM — GC70
  4. NAC — N70
  5. AJM — Ck70
  6. WPS — Mz63
  7. HTWH (definitely) - unknown, but probably a repeat of a bottle already being brought
  8. BRP (definitely) — GM92
  9. AH — HTWH bringing a D70
  10. BH — AHB bringing G63
  11. MC — F77
Non-Attendees
  1. IDJ — T70
  2. ZDR — W70 (adopted from HTWH)
Current draft of the food order.

Current draft of the placemats.
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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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Yes please.

One of my bottles will be a Fortnum & Mason 2011 by Niepoort, currently costing £39.95.
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Aye from me.
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Maybe - tbc.
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Yes please.
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I think I may have a bottle of Port. Yes please.
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Yes please!
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 22:21 Thu 30 Mar 2023Venue - the 1931 room at the Boot & Flogger
Can that room hold more than eight? Are we nearly full?
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On 24 April 1993, so thirty years before this one, I held a tasting (review) at which were served T63, G63, T70, G70, N70, GC70. Could this be an inspiration for the theme?

I have excellent G70 within reach, which could happily be my second bottle.
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I was planning to bring a 1963 (I’m opening lots this year) and could bring either (or both) Taylor or Graham.
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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I can bring a Ck70 as a nod to the theme.
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And I can bring GC70
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Assuming I can make it - which I think is likely - then will bring Noval 1970.
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Hi,

would like to join as well please. Please let me know.

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please put me as a maybe for this
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 23:09 Mon 03 Apr 2023I was planning to bring a 1963 (I’m opening lots this year) and could bring either (or both) Taylor or Graham.
We need a team vote. Should Alex bring:
  1. Taylor?
  2. Graham?
  3. Both?
(How is this a question?)




Also, we won’t fit in the 1931 room.
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jdaw1 wrote: 18:10 Sat 01 Apr 2023
Alex Bridgeman wrote: 22:21 Thu 30 Mar 2023Venue - the 1931 room at the Boot & Flogger
Can that room hold more than eight? Are we nearly full?
The room can hold 12, but if we get to 10 I will ask if there is anywhere else available.
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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jdaw1 wrote: 19:05 Tue 04 Apr 2023
Alex Bridgeman wrote: 23:09 Mon 03 Apr 2023I was planning to bring a 1963 (I’m opening lots this year) and could bring either (or both) Taylor or Graham.
We need a team vote. Should Alex bring:
  1. Taylor?
  2. Graham?
  3. Both?
(How is this a question?)




Also, we won’t fit in the 1931 room.
Both of course! I can bring a T70.
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A maybe for me please/my bottle TBC - very much hope I can make
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Alex will be busy with The BFT, so I’ll ask for food orders from the menu.

For some but not all people I have guessed — well, copy-pasted. Please inspect the current draft of the food order, and approve or amend or instruct, as appropriate.

Zak, Wolfgang, Harry, Ben: please reveal which bottle you’ll be bringing.
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Thank you for organising the food order - you are correct that I would have forgotten.

Please may I have skinny fries?
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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Your deductive powers are amazing.

Approved.
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Hello,

Martinez 1963. Sorry for the delay. And with the food order can I please have welsh rarebit extra cheesy for starters and a medium rare Sirloin steak with fries and green beans as a main. Thank you!

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Re: Mon 24th April - Bring a Bottle

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Truffle Mac & Cheese.

Sirloin Steak - Medium. Peppercorn Sauce. Skinny Fries. Green beans.
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