2003 Wine Dinner - B&F - Mon 4 Dec 2023

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2003 Wine Dinner - B&F - Mon 4 Dec 2023

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2003 Wine Dinner
Boot & Flogger, Green Room
Monday 4th December 2023 - from 1700


Following on from some previous wine dinners and in advance of the 2004 Bordeaux dinner, have decided that this is a good opportunity to compare some wines that are now 20 years old.

The likely line-up is:

Champagne to start...
Dom Perignon
Krug Vintage

Bordeaux
Château de La Rivière [Riv]
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste [GPL]
Château Léoville-Las-Cases [LLC]

Rhone / South of France
Mas de Daumas Gassac [MDG]
Hermitage, La Chapelle, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné [LaC]

Portugal
Quinta Vale D. Maria (Douro) [VDM]
Prats and Symington Chryseia (Douro) [P&S]
Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto (Lisboa) [ChT]
Quinta de Chocapalha Cabernet Sauvignon (Lisboa) [ChC]

Sauternes
Château Bastor-Lamontagne (hlv) [BL]
Château Rieussec (hlv) [Riu]

Port to finish...
Fonseca 1966 [JDAW]


This dinner is for a maximum of eight heads, and most of the places are already taken. Costs for the wines will be based on whatever the en primeur £s were.

Please indicate interest. If more than eight there will be a reserve list.


Attendees:
  • NAC
  • GEAG
  • AHB
  • JDAW
  • MPM
  • IDJ
  • HTWH
  • CPR
Reserves:
  • TC

Current draft of the placemats.
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I would love to join you all

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CPR 1 wrote: 16:11 Wed 08 Nov 2023 I would love to join you all

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Now full, but one of the attendees might not be able to make it. Should know by the end of the week. If you're interested, let me know.
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Could you put me down as a reserve please Neil?
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idj123 wrote: 08:50 Thu 09 Nov 2023 Could you put me down as a reserve please Neil?
Thanks
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Interesting to see Chocapalha in that list.
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MigSU wrote: 19:00 Thu 09 Nov 2023 Interesting to see Chocapalha in that list.
Been buying it for years from C&B. Great value and extremely reliable. Had a bottle of the 2003 recently and it’s still very very good.
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First post has images of the current draft of the placemats.
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Mr Carter is now work-challenged, so Ian moves from the bench.
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jdaw1 wrote: 22:43 Mon 13 Nov 2023 First post has images of the current draft of the placemats.
As discussed, a different pattern for each of the wine groups would be good. I've also added suggested abbreviations to the list on the first post.
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Need food orders ASAP.

The Xmas Menu.
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Food order for me please - this is my one and only Christmas dinner cooked for me by someone else:
Starter - Davy's pigs in blankets with cranberry dipping sauce
Main - Roast turkey, with all the trimmings (including more pigs in blankets)
Dessert - Chocolate brownie
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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Julian (quite sensibly) suggested that given the volume of wine being consumed it might be a good idea to have something eat eat alongside the Champagne. How about we order a couple of the pigs-in-blankets and some chips as a pre-starter starter?

I've been less than overwhelmed by the canapes we've previously had, so this is maybe an good alternative?
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EARLY I KNOW… but can I put myself down for the 2005 Wine Dinner as a place or reserve if places carry over 😀 I see that this listed as a future event and that will give me sufficient time to ink it in to the diary. My hope is to get into next years too but that is dependent on variables where as 2025 I can definitely plan for. Much thanks if this is possible.
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Doggett wrote: 11:23 Wed 22 Nov 2023 EARLY I KNOW… but can I put myself down for the 2005 Wine Dinner as a place or reserve if places carry over 😀 I see that this listed as a future event and that will give me sufficient time to ink it in to the diary. My hope is to get into next years too but that is dependent on variables where as 2025 I can definitely plan for. Much thanks if this is possible.
Done. Note made.
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nac wrote: 11:20 Wed 22 Nov 2023 Julian (quite sensibly) suggested that given the volume of wine being consumed it might be a good idea to have something eat eat alongside the Champagne. How about we order a couple of the pigs-in-blankets and some chips as a pre-starter starter?

I've been less than overwhelmed by the canapes we've previously had, so this is maybe an good alternative?
I think that is an excellent suggestion. We could aim for pre-starter starters at 17.15 and dinner at 18.30 perhaps?
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 fourth the suggestion of pigs in blankets and chips as a pre-starter

Ham hock terrine
Roast turkey (no stuffing, no pig in blanket* please)
Treacle tart (no clotted cream please)

*I will have eaten too much pig already by then
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For me:
Ham hock terrine
Sirloin steak (rare)
Fried egg
Skinny fries
Roasted carrots

Welsh rarebit
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For Julian:
Ham hock terrine
Slow braised beef bourguignon (edit: + fried egg please)
Skinny fries
Roasted carrots
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I will copy Alex on the starter front and have pigs in blankets followed by the sirloin steak and fries with red cabbage.
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Could I have outstanding food orders ASAP please. I'd like to get the order submitted before next week.
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gravlax
sirloin steak, (black and blue) Fries, carrots and please Béarnaise sauce
Welsh rarebit

Thank you
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no starter
Slow braised beef bourguignon
Skinny fries
Roasted carrots
thanks
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nac wrote: 10:43 Wed 22 Nov 2023As discussed, a different pattern for each of the wine groups would be good.
Done. Not loved by me.

nac wrote: 10:43 Wed 22 Nov 2023I've also added suggested abbreviations to the list on the first post.
Done.
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