Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Date: Thursday 28th December 2023.

Theme: Bring A Bottle Or Two, ideally at least one from the sixties or seventies or eighties, blind.

Location: the Red Room at The Boot & Flogger.

People:
  1. JDAW;
  2. AHB (tentative; prefers blind);
  3. AJM (tentative; prefers blind);
  4. CEM (tentative; “happy with blind”);
  5. NAC (“Pretty sure”; ambiguous preference);
  6. CPR (“yes please”; no preference);
  7. IDJ (“should be available”; no preference);
  8. TC;
  9. CA.
Reserves:
  • MPM (availability has become doubtful).
Current draft of the food order.

Current draft of the placemats.

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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Tentatively yes.

We haven’t had a blind tasting for some time so blind please.
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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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Tentative yes please.

Concur with blind suggestion.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Regret unavailability due to family commitments.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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I'd love to but I'm in Madera!!
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Tentative yes, thank you.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Tentatively yes - happy with blind. Is this limited to port only or at least one port + other, or is it open season?
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Pretty sure 28/12 is a "yes". Always prefer sighted, but given we haven't done a blind tasting for ages then might be fun.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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yes please.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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I should be available.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Nobody strongly objects to blind, so I’m ruling that it is blind.

We have the Red Room (as the Green is already reserved).

The Christmas 2023 à la carte menu has been emailed to me, so I’ve uploaded it.

cem wrote: 08:08 Mon 20 Nov 2023Is this limited to port only or at least one port + other, or is it open season?
Not everybody should bring non-Port, but some can.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Please add a 2nd bottle space for me on the placemat (you might want to include a couple of blanks for possible Christmas cheer additions by people as well)
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Would absolutely adore to but alas back up north with the family.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Have just selected & stood-up my bottles. Will be bringing a fortified & a non-fortified.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Domestic negotiations are currently in progress to determine whether 0, 1 or 2 of us will be attending.

My expectation is that it will be 1 of us. Hopefully that 1 will be me.
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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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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I'll need another placemat please. Bringing one unfortified and 2 fortified.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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jdaw1 wrote: 19:07 Mon 20 Nov 2023The Christmas 2023 à la carte menu has been emailed to me, so I’ve uploaded it.
Food orders please,

Mine:
• Ham hock terrine, toasted sourdough, mulled cranberry and apple chutney;
• Slow braised beef bourguignon, crushed buttered baby potatoes, crispy shallots;
• Welsh rarebit (you at the back — do try to look surprised);
• Christmas pudding, mulled cranberries, clotted cream.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Starter - pigs in blankets
Main - sirloin steak, medium rare, no peppercorn sauce, fries
No dessert.
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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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Starter - Oak smoked gravlax, melba toast.
Main - Slow braised beef bourguignon, crushed buttered baby potatoes, crispy shallots and fries.
Dessert - Welsh rarebit and Christmas pudding, mulled cranberries, clotted cream.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Same food order as Alex M for me please.
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Yes please to this...
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Starter - Oak smoked gravlax, melba toast.
Main - sirloin steak, black / blue, no peppercorn sauce, fries, carrots
Dessert - Welsh rarebit

Thank you
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Starter-pigs in blankets
Main-steak (M-R), fries and green beans
Dessert-super cheesy Welsh Rarebit

Thanks!
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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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Having looked through what I have at home, I shall just be bringing the one bottle.
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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Re: Thu 28 Dec 2023: Bring A Bottle Or Two

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There is a draft of the food order.

Mike: guessed your main, please instruct re starter.

Cliff, Tony: please instruct.
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