Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

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Date: Thursday 11th April 2024

Yes, I’m aware of Julian event on 9th. I have spoken to Julian and if you have already agreed to attend his event but would like to change this one then he is very happy for you to. you can attend both as well.

Time: 12:30, for bottle opening. happy to add people for just the evening if there is space, i will prioritise those that can make the lunchtime onwards.

Location: Boot & Flogger (Green Room booked but can change to Red)

Theme: Decanting Experiment

My idea (current plan) is to open either 1 or 2 tappit hens and decant them into 3 different type of decanters each, so 6 different in total, and then see how the port develops over time in each one. check after every hour and then maybe half an hour when the room views it ready. Depending on numbers there will be some extra wines to keep us going as we go along. the extra wines will be self pour.

The goal of the event,

Is to see if there is any difference in each type of decanter to the decanting time and if possible as a bonus find the optimum time in a decanter for the wine.

as this is about decanters, the voting will be types of decanter and not wine of the night. this is not about which is the best port. hopefully having some nice port to go with this idea will make it more enjoyable.

Costs: only food and NO one is to bring a bottle without clearing it with me first. I would be incredibly surprised if you go dry!! these are bottles that i want to open and enjoy with others.

We are already at Quorum with 2 of us confirmed.

Attendees: (this is capped at 10)
  1. Harry H
  2. Julian W
  3. Alex B (Maybe/No but could change)
  4. Martin C
  5. Mike M
  6. Neil C
  7. Tom A
  8. Ian J (evening only)
  9. Ben P (evening only)
Current draft of the placemats
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The current plan and lineup,

Double magnum of 2007 Portal Grande Reserva Douro red wine.
decanted into a Square style and ship style, magnum decanters

Tappit Hen's, 2x Dow 1977
Dow's to be decanted into Sandeman tawny bottle, Straight style, and ships style. bottle decanters,
currently the plan is to have 2 groups, with the same setup for each Dow TH.

maybe a Warre 1977 TH, or Mag of GC77 or Cr63, (this line to be confirmed)

Bottles,
W47 (JDAW)
BN47
Cr55
N55 (very low fill)
Fr60
T66
GM79

Decanters for TH and DM

Sandeman Tawny Bottles x3 (Mike)
straight Magnum (JDAW)
Ship magnum (HTWH)
Standard Straight x2 (HTWH)
Ship x2 (HTWH)

Extra Bottles, going to ask for decanters at B&F for these
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May I join in please??
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mcoulson wrote: 21:42 Wed 13 Mar 2024 May I join in please??
Yes, added
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Hell yes.

I’m happy for there to be two events in this week. If others much prefer that there be only one, then the event on Tuesday 9th April will be postponed.
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I think both events are really interesting and I would like to do both ... But I would prefer if they were spread out a bit ... But let's not cancel anything!
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mcoulson wrote: 23:02 Wed 13 Mar 2024spread out a bit
≈ 48 hours?
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I’m available to conduct scientific experimentation 👍
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jdaw1 wrote: 23:04 Wed 13 Mar 2024
mcoulson wrote: 23:02 Wed 13 Mar 2024spread out a bit
≈ 48 hours?
No I fear a bit more than that might be useful :lol:
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Yup, I'm in.
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I have added the people from Tuesday's to this event to give them first refusal to a seat.
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Hello all - please may I join in for this!
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Happy to exchange the Tuesday for a Thursday (it suits me better).
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Yes please... Happy to confirm my attendance !!!
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Consider this my (provisional) confirmation.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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Might be able to make this. Tentatively yes please! Move me off if others are more sure.
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Harry - I've now got to go to a funeral that morning. I'm still coming but won't be there by 1230. Hopefully not much later, but probably makes sense for me to order my lunch when I get there.
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I remain sorrowful about my inability to attend but it’s bad form to walk out of a court hearing to go to a tappit hen tasting.
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winesecretary wrote: 23:18 Mon 25 Mar 2024 I remain sorrowful about my inability to attend but it’s bad form to walk out of a court hearing to go to a tappit hen tasting.
And here I thought that our court system had been turned on its head!
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nac wrote: 14:56 Mon 25 Mar 2024 Harry - I've now got to go to a funeral that morning. I'm still coming but won't be there by 1230. Hopefully not much later, but probably makes sense for me to order my lunch when I get there.
Completely understand. i would think that we would be easting around 1:30pm, with all of the opening and decanting to be done first.
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winesecretary wrote: 23:18 Mon 25 Mar 2024 I remain sorrowful about my inability to attend but it’s bad form to walk out of a court hearing to go to a tappit hen tasting.
your honour are free to go to a tappit hen lunch?
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hadge wrote: 23:16 Fri 29 Mar 2024
winesecretary wrote: 23:18 Mon 25 Mar 2024I remain sorrowful about my inability to attend but it’s bad form to walk out of a court hearing to go to a tappit hen tasting.
your honour are free to go to a tappit hen lunch?
This is the funniest post on TPF, perhaps ever. I’m still giggling.
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so looking at bottle lineup,

DM i'm debating between a Taylor's Special Wood Port Vintage Character, or 2007 Portal Grande Reserva Douro red wine.

2 Tappit Hen's, Dow 1977 and Warre 1977, plus maybe a Warre 1975.

Drink up leaker's (this is still to be added too)
BN47
Cr55
N55 (very low fill)
T66
GM79
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Harry has asked me to assemble the food order, for which you might welcome a link to the food menu. You know what to do; do it.

Lunch:
• Crab;
• Beyond Meat Burger;
• Welsh rarebit.

Dinner:
• Soup of day;
• Sirloin steak, blue, + skinny fries, + carrots;
• Bramdean Pudding.

(Everybody has been pinged by WhatsApp.)

hadge wrote: 18:12 Tue 02 Apr 20242 Tappit Hen's, Dow 1977 and Warre 1977, plus maybe a Warre 1975.
For placemat purposes, how many ways are these being split? And do you have a preferred sub-labelling, perhaps of the form “Ship’s” and “Straight”?
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