Blind Fun - 11th March

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Blind Fun - 11th March

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After the December blind tasting which was a lot of fun with some lovely wines, the Red Room at the B&F is booked for Monday 11th March for another round.

Official Start Time: 6pm (though a few of us will be there from 4pm onwards).

Rule 1: Bring at least one blind bottle of either fortified red or unfortified red.

Rule 2: No 21st Century wines.

That's it. Same format as before with Voting best fortifieds and best unfortifieds followed by guess the vintage/producer.

I'll bring 4 fortifieds and 4 unfortifieds to kick each category off.

We have a quorum of Tony, Alex B, Neil, Cliff, Julian and Harry to start, with places for up to 14 people total.

Please put your name down if interested. So far we have:
  1. Tony
  2. Cliff
  3. Alex B.
  4. Neil C.
  5. Julian W.
  6. Harry
  7. Martin C.
  8. George
  9. Mike M.
  10. Ian J.
Reserves:
  • Charles R.
Cheers Cliff

Current draft of the placemats.
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Yes please, sounds great

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Yes please may I join in ?
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I’m in (aka, ‘yes please’)
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Yes please Cliff.
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And me please (assuming space)!
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Let me know if you want me to bring a Durand (Port Edition).
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winesecretary wrote: 09:04 Sat 03 Feb 2024 Let me know if you want me to bring a Durand (Port Edition).
I've discovered in life that one can never have enough Durands!
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Yes please.
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apologies I am afraid I must drop out of this. I have been reminded I am in the French Alps this week which makes participation difficult

Hope you all have a fab night
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Draft of the placemats added to first post.


cem wrote: 14:47 Thu 01 Feb 2024with places for up to 14 people total.
For reason of table space, please can it be restricted to eleven people, so at most one more.


cem wrote: 14:47 Thu 01 Feb 2024Rule 2: No 21st Century wines.
How pedantic are you?
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Damn those rules! I had chosen the two wines I was bringing but one falls outside the rules.

Hmm…
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cem wrote: 14:47 Thu 01 Feb 2024Voting best fortifieds and best unfortifieds
Hence they need separate voting pages. Cliff has revealed four of each; Alex has told me that his is fortified; and I reveal likewise. These implemented (see first post): others welcome to reveal their fortifiedness, or not.
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Mine is unfortified
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 10:21 Fri 23 Feb 2024 Damn those rules! I had chosen the two wines I was bringing but one falls outside the rules.

Hmm…
Aha! I have just re-read the rules and I am fully compliant. I shall be bringing two bottles of fortified wines.
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Please, from the menu: Devon Crab; Steak and Claret Pie, and carrots; Welsh Rarebit.

(Edited after George’s post: he was correct to add carrots.)
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Alas my wine does not allow me anything that complies with rule 2 so I will bring a fortified wine with me .....

on the food front can I have Ham hock terrine, sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce fries and green beans then chocolate brownie

Thank you ....
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On the menu front - what Julian’s having, plus carrots.
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Food for me please:
- no starter
- Crab, king prawn, tomato, garlic linquine - WITH NO CHILLI

I might have the pear crumble for dessert...
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Any more food orders? I have to submit our food order tomorrow..
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My food order: Welsh rarebit to start, then sausage & mash (large) for main.

Will be bringing fortified.
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My food order:
Burrata
Sirloin (rare) + fried egg, skinny fries, green beans & shallots
Welsh rarebit

Thx

And I'll be bringing fortified :-)
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Now that Julian has added to his, 'what Julian's having' without any further qualifier

[Devon Crab; Steak and Claret Pie, and carrots; Welsh Rarebit]
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Starter: Crab
Main: Sirloin (M-R) Cafe Paris, Green Beans and shallots, Broccoli (no chili please)
No dessert

Thanks Alex for putting these in. I am en route to the UK now.
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Sorry late onto this...

Crab
Sirloin M-R green beans and fries

Cheers

Tony
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