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by flash_uk
09:59 Tue 18 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Mission accomplished with the decanting of bottle #1 and bottle #2. One cork out 100% but with a half split near the bottom which I thought made it a little risky to put it back in. The other cork three quarters out with the remaining quarter in a million pieces. And as I write this I realise I have...
by flash_uk
23:14 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 8 Apr 2014 in Belfast - Wood-Aged Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: 8 Apr 2014 in Belfast + another evening?

A return to the homeland...I could be tempted! Bit far away yet to know if the diary will accommodate. Will try and firm up one way or another a few weeks before the event.
by flash_uk
18:09 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

RAYC wrote:If you are worried about the cork breaking, it is not a bad excuse to open a bottle of red wine for dinner this evening (and save the cork....)
Splendid idea!
by flash_uk
15:29 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Could you please book it tomorrow?
If I remember. Do nudge me during the Bung Hole’s working hours.

Oh - thought I'd remind you of this also!
by flash_uk
15:28 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

OK - need some advice from the masters... Have bottles standing, planning to decant in the morning and bring with me to work. Never taken a decanted bottle on a journey before, so once I've double decanted, can I just put the cork back in? What happens if the cork broke on the way out? Bung the bott...
by flash_uk
00:47 Sun 16 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:I should maybe bring two bottles.
Two will suffice if they are both magnums.
We'll be cross-eyed at this rate...
by flash_uk
23:21 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Seeing as this will be the first time we have met, why not stick with blind and allow my contribution to be a surprise! The more I read on other posts the more I think I should maybe bring two bottles.
by flash_uk
23:18 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 23265

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I’ve just notice that we are eight people, for whom a mere six bottles will be a woefully inadequate bagatelle. What should be done about this?
Beer.
More port
by flash_uk
19:50 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

What sort of bottle are you thinking of bringing along? We often have a theme resembling ‟Bring A Bottle To Share”. Recent such events happened on 8 th January 2014 , 2 nd January 2014 , 28 th November 2013 , 31 st October 2013 , 8 th October 2013 , 2 nd October 2013 , 25 th September 2013 , and 1...
by flash_uk
19:42 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

DRT wrote:Is your real name Barry Allen?
No nothing to do with DC Comics :D
by flash_uk
18:24 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

No, Flashman the bully I am not. Nor the victim of a lightning strike, a firestarter or a fireworks engineer.
by flash_uk
15:02 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

DRT wrote:Are you a photogropher?
No. My wife is a good photographer though.
by flash_uk
15:02 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

PhilW wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Nope :-)
But I do get the Flashheart-isms also, in fact one or two friends have adapted the moniker and do use Flashheart with me.
Do your clothes keep falling off?
Not that.
by flash_uk
15:01 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

I do often get the Flash Gordon-isms, but my "flash" moniker has a different origin...you have until Tuesday evening to guess it, at which point I can share the history :-) Did your mother make you wash a checker-board kitchen floor as a child? Thankfully not that. Otherwise I would have to approac...
by flash_uk
13:53 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Nope :-)
But I do get the Flashheart-isms also, in fact one or two friends have adapted the moniker and do use Flashheart with me.
by flash_uk
12:48 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 23265

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

So everyone coming to this session is right-handed. Using Tommy Cooper-think, if a couple more people sign up, one of them will be left-handed.
by flash_uk
12:36 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

I do often get the Flash Gordon-isms, but my "flash" moniker has a different origin...you have until Tuesday evening to guess it, at which point I can share the history :-)

What sort of bottle are you thinking of bringing along?
by flash_uk
00:41 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 14761

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

My wife and kids are away Monday and Tuesday night so it would be madness to pass up the opportunity!
by flash_uk
13:08 Fri 14 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 23265

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Aha. Real world would be MPM (Mike Patrick Meehan). Right-handed.
by flash_uk
12:19 Fri 14 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 23265

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Thank you very much. Seeing my name at the top in the list, I probably should have thought about how my board username would translate into a three letter acronym :shock:
by flash_uk
11:45 Fri 14 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 23265

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Would there be room for one more, which would be my first appearance at a :tpf: tasting? Would be great to put faces to the names and posts!
Best
Flash / Mike
by flash_uk
21:14 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Re: Hello all
Replies: 2
Views: 3383

Re: Hello all

Back in action again 88)
Good work by DRT to recover my first rambling post!
by flash_uk
23:50 Sun 03 Nov 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 38118

1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

This thread was started by DRT. But DRT has asked flash_uk to take over the planning and arrangement of this tasting. So authorship of the first post has been changed by jdaw1 to allow the new organiser to edit the first post. Yes, the date of this first post is before the date of flash_uk joining ...