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by PopulusTremula
06:44 Fri 08 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

yes please! Sadly I am currently in possession of Graham's only.
by PopulusTremula
09:14 Tue 24 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

First of all, thank you Mike for creating the tasting note threads and also this review thread! I should have done it but I have been swamped since I came back. Thank you also to Alex for getting there early and starting the decanting, laying the table etc. as well as Julian for booking the room, pr...
by PopulusTremula
16:40 Tue 17 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

flash_uk wrote:
13:50 Tue 17 Apr 2018
Let me know if any printing is required. Although it will be 6-ish before I get there.
Thank you but Julian has undertaken to print so it should all be in hand. See you there!
by PopulusTremula
16:39 Tue 17 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

idj123 wrote:
12:59 Tue 17 Apr 2018
Have decanted an additional bottle (for 'dagger') just in case we have a thirst on :D. I expect to arrive shortly after 6.30pm.
Very kind, thank you! Look forward to seeing you there.
by PopulusTremula
06:15 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

jdaw1 wrote:
22:38 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Food order created. After it has been checked it can be sent to the B&F.

PLacemats updated. Please check for errors.
Both documents look good, please send to B&F.

I can print A4 but will need to do so on Sunday evening latest as I am travelling to the UK on Monday.
by PopulusTremula
20:59 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

jdaw1 wrote:
15:11 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Will update placemats this evening.

Do you wait be to assemble the food order?
Yes please. Thank you.
by PopulusTremula
09:22 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Reminder: attendees who have not yet submitted their food orders are urged to do so asap.

Thanks
Magnus
by PopulusTremula
07:47 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Can I bring a F77 ? I can't think of any circumstance where the answer to that question would be no. Hi Magnus, sorry but I'm not likely to be able to join you for this (generously hosted) tasting, but hope you are well and have a good evening; Phil. Hi Phil, would have been nice to see you next we...
by PopulusTremula
07:45 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Hi Cornish crab please Steak medium rare - side order of green beans Can I bring a F77 ? In light of your generous offer I will quite gladly expand the theme of this tasting and thus, very gratefully, accept your F77. As Phil wrote above, It's hard to conceive of any occasion where this port would ...
by PopulusTremula
08:44 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

First post amended, list of attendees increased by one.

Julian: please update the placemats.

Many thanks
by PopulusTremula
08:43 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

forest26 wrote:
19:17 Sun 08 Apr 2018
At last... a date I can make - Is there space for one more?
Absolutely! You have been added under the initials TC. I hope that was correct?
by PopulusTremula
07:53 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

My food order: crab salad followed by rib-eye + béarnaise sauce, potentially followed by a sticky toffee pudding.
by PopulusTremula
07:48 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

To all: time to decide on what to eat. Current menu (i think) found on the link below. Please state your preferences.

Boot & Flogger dinner meny

If this is not the correct menu, please let me know asap.

Thanks
by PopulusTremula
08:34 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

DRT wrote:
00:13 Sat 03 Mar 2018
I've checked - it all looks good! 😎
Excellent! Thanks for the offer of logistics help. I'll bring bottles to B&F the evening before, see first post (edited). Any help on Tuesday (limited decanting, setting up and pouring) is much appreciated.
by PopulusTremula
13:31 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

AHB wrote:
11:58 Fri 02 Mar 2018
I can make it, my work diary is clear.

I could probably also get there a little early and help with decanting and setting up.
Excellent Alex! You have been added.
by PopulusTremula
13:31 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

I would love to come along as I am in town already that week for my WSET Level 3, and this is the best way possible of swotting up for the fortified wine module. Unfortunately, my course means that on this occasion I would not be available to help with the set up. Brilliant! I have added SCD to the...
by PopulusTremula
09:42 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Count me in Magnus. Difficult to know yet whether I can help with decanting, but I’ll try and protect my diary to make it possible. Also, if all the bottles are coming from the same storage then you could maybe have them shipped directly to the B&F? Great! You have been added. Good idea about shipp...
by PopulusTremula
09:10 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

I’ll check my work diary tomorrow mornings and let you know. Would you like any contributions from attendees either in the form of port or in the form of cash for the evening? It would be great if you can make it! No contributions in any form are required for the ports. Food bill dealt with as per ...
by PopulusTremula
14:39 Mon 26 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

I'd be up for this as my diary appears free for this day. I wouldn't be able to help with decanting since will be coming in from Reading but hopefully, someone(s) can step in. Failing that, we could always ask the B&F-I believe they've done some decanting for us before? Excellent! Attendee list upd...
by PopulusTremula
13:49 Mon 26 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Sounds good. I have updated the first post to hold list of attendees. Thanks for booking the B&F.
by PopulusTremula
10:57 Mon 26 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

I am scheduled to attend a conference in London 17-18 April (Tue - Wed), but will arrive in the afternoon on the 16th (Monday). I would really like to meet up over some port at the B&F and was thinking of bringing some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them (that's ...
by PopulusTremula
10:24 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 2931

Re: What do you have most of?

Undisputed first place - Graham 1994; then Fonseca 1985, Offley Boa Vista 1994 and Graham 1970, where only a few bottles differ between second and fourth place.
by PopulusTremula
14:12 Mon 10 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
Replies: 0
Views: 835

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is "a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels." Anyone can submit an entry (or several) and the site is a treasure trove of exceptionally bad opening sentences of fiction. I would ur...
by PopulusTremula
05:13 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 256
Views: 32472

Re: Port and literature

In Our Game by Le Carré: I remember thinking, as the thousand-voiced choir of angels struck up inside my head, that if you're celebrating your emergence from the black light, a bottle of '55 Cheval Blanc and a large dose of Graham's '27 port make an appropriately celestial accompaniment. Great autho...
by PopulusTremula
13:36 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 360588

Re: One quiz at a time

A Broken Frame - Depeche Mode.