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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by DRT » 03:39 Fri 06 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1, in and re the first post, wrote:On Thu 05 Jan 2017 the poster was changed from djewesbury to idj123, to give the latter control over this post and the title of the thread. — jdaw1.
Ian: when a date is selected please edit the first post to add it to the title.
I wonder what Schubert would have thought of the ownership of his Symphony No. 8 being handed to Beethoven simply because he had not yet finished it?

Perhaps this Lagavulin is making me think too deeply?
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 10:13 Fri 06 Jan 2017

“not yet finished” ≠ abandoned

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 11:15 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Yes please.

I have GC77 in both singles and magnums.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by djewesbury » 11:49 Fri 06 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1, in and re the first post, wrote:On Thu 05 Jan 2017 the poster was changed from djewesbury to idj123, to give the latter control over this post and the title of the thread. — jdaw1.
Ian: when a date is selected please edit the first post to add it to the title.
I wonder what Schubert would have thought of the ownership of his Symphony No. 8 being handed to Beethoven simply because he had not yet finished it?

Perhaps this Lagavulin is making me think too deeply?
Beethoven died a year before Schubert. What plans have you got for Ian? How long before he realises why I didn't proceed with this poisoned chalice?
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by idj123 » 14:48 Fri 06 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:B&F closes 10pm on Mondays. Is there a reason why not Tuesday?

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Only picked a Monday as this is when we have tended to hold tastings. However, happy to slightly revise the date fort this tasting to be Tuesday 10 October 2017.
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1, in and re the first post, wrote:On Thu 05 Jan 2017 the poster was changed from djewesbury to idj123, to give the latter control over this post and the title of the thread. — jdaw1.
Ian: when a date is selected please edit the first post to add it to the title.
I wonder what Schubert would have thought of the ownership of his Symphony No. 8 being handed to Beethoven simply because he had not yet finished it?

Perhaps this Lagavulin is making me think too deeply?
Beethoven died a year before Schubert. What plans have you got for Ian? How long before he realises why I didn't proceed with this poisoned chalice?
Mr J, you have omitted to reaffirm your attendance. Would I be correct in inferring a declinature?

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 15:13 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Include me in, with a GC 1977 in single or mag or both.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by JB vintage » 18:14 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Hi,
I reconfirm my own attendance, as well as Sten and Stefan.
I'll return with what vintages I have.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 18:18 Fri 06 Jan 2017

9th or 10th both work well, I am in. Thank you resurrecting this!

I have 66, 70, 77, 80, 94

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by djewesbury » 18:37 Fri 06 Jan 2017

idj123 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:B&F closes 10pm on Mondays. Is there a reason why not Tuesday?

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Only picked a Monday as this is when we have tended to hold tastings. However, happy to slightly revise the date fort this tasting to be Tuesday 10 October 2017.
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1, in and re the first post, wrote:On Thu 05 Jan 2017 the poster was changed from djewesbury to idj123, to give the latter control over this post and the title of the thread. — jdaw1.
Ian: when a date is selected please edit the first post to add it to the title.
I wonder what Schubert would have thought of the ownership of his Symphony No. 8 being handed to Beethoven simply because he had not yet finished it?

Perhaps this Lagavulin is making me think too deeply?
Beethoven died a year before Schubert. What plans have you got for Ian? How long before he realises why I didn't proceed with this poisoned chalice?
Mr J, you have omitted to reaffirm your attendance. Would I be correct in inferring a declinature?
I'm in. But I should warn you, my childhood nickname was 'Ludwig', not 'Franz'.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by AHB » 08:18 Sat 07 Jan 2017

I'm in.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 13:12 Sat 07 Jan 2017

Ian: do you want me to book the B&F (+44 20 7407 1184)?

May I edit the first post to add placemats and be generally helpful?

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 21:00 Sat 07 Jan 2017

Please Mrs W. to the attendees.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by idj123 » 14:21 Sun 08 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:Ian: do you want me to book the B&F (+44 20 7407 1184)?

May I edit the first post to add placemats and be generally helpful?
Yes, I should be very grateful :)

Having scrolled through the original invitation I can now see that this tasting is heavily subscribed (at least in principle) no doubt partly as a result of the time period over which it has been open and so this is where I believe we stand (based on the starting assumption that all the original respondents are in):

1. Industry Guest
2.DRT (reconfirmed)
3.Ben
4.Simon (reconfirmed)
5.Mike (reconfirmed)
6.IDJ (reconfirmed)
7.JDAW (reconfirmed)
8. CPR (reconfirmed)
9.Tom (reconfirmed)*
10.AHB (reconfirmed)
11. Axel
12. Chris D
13. TC (reconfirmed)*
14. Dia
15. JB Vintage +2 (reconfirmed)
18. Phil (confirmed)
19. Dave (confirmed)
20. Mrs W.(confirmed)

*I have used executive powers to reconfirm on the grounds that TC agreed at the tasting the other night and that Tom is integral.to the tasting

So if all above do reconfirm (I will chase) and we can get an Industry Guest (is someone able to reach out?) then this means that we already have a full complement of 14 and with 6 currently on the reserve list!

If anyone has any reason to take issue with the above let me know.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by idj123 » 14:30 Sun 08 Jan 2017

Just to add to my post above I would suggest (based upon bottles currently in people's possession) that the tasting should comprise vintages 1924-1994 (Inc) which has a nice symetry about it. Also means that we have 8 months to track down a 45, 55 and 60 (plus a putative 42).

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 18:32 Sun 08 Jan 2017

Twenty?! This has not been perfectly managed. Let's start by moving Mrs W. To the waitlist. Bye bye my love.

And some others: perhaps the unconfirmed? Or the late joiners?

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Re: RE: Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by PhilW » 19:14 Sun 08 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:Twenty?!
or even twenty-two, since I think JB+2 is three people.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by idj123 » 19:24 Sun 08 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:Twenty?! This has not been perfectly managed. Let's start by moving Mrs W. To the waitlist. Bye bye my love.

And some others: perhaps the unconfirmed? Or the late joiners?
I was merely picking up from where it had been left which it appeared was 18 people.
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jdaw1 wrote:Twenty?!
or even twenty-two, since I think JB+2 is three people.
No they have all been counted in the post.

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Re: RE: Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by PhilW » 19:31 Sun 08 Jan 2017

idj123 wrote:
PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Twenty?!
or even twenty-two, since I think JB+2 is three people.
No they have all been counted in the post.
you're right, I missed the multiple increment; 20.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by forest26 » 20:05 Sun 08 Jan 2017

Hi - yes please count me in - I have 1927 which I will keep aside.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by AHB » 22:26 Sun 08 Jan 2017

Please keep the numbers to 14 or less, otherwise the pours become too small to be meaningful.

I'm happy to reach out and find an industry guest. Would a member of the Symington family be appropriate? Once we have a confirmed date I can start conversations...
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by DRT » 22:46 Sun 08 Jan 2017

idj123 wrote:if all above do reconfirm (I will chase) and we can get an Industry Guest (is someone able to reach out?) then this means that we already have a full complement of 14 and with 6 currently on the reserve list!
I do not think Ian has suggested having more than 14.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by AHB » 23:00 Sun 08 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
idj123 wrote:if all above do reconfirm (I will chase) and we can get an Industry Guest (is someone able to reach out?) then this means that we already have a full complement of 14 and with 6 currently on the reserve list!
I do not think Ian has suggested having more than 14.
You're right, I'd missed that.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 00:12 Mon 09 Jan 2017

Due to an absence of previous management, people have ‘joined’ because it wasn’t clear that the event was already full. The guest list needs to be culled. I suggest as follows:
• Those bringing ≤1955 Gould Campbell are in.
• Subject to which, those reserving / re-confirming particularly early are in.
• Subject to which, executive decision.

There should be a cull. It should be soon. Some people will be unhappy. But it must be done.

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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by DRT » 00:35 Mon 09 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:Due to an absence of previous management, people have ‘joined’ because it wasn’t clear that the event was already full. The guest list needs to be culled. I suggest as follows:
• Those bringing ≤1955 Gould Campbell are in.
• Subject to which, those reserving / re-confirming particularly early are in.
• Subject to which, executive decision.

There should be a cull. It should be soon. Some people will be unhappy. But it must be done.
I believe Ian was asked to take on the organisation. I think his initial statement of intent was sufficient without any of us interfering...
idj123 wrote:Second job is to ask for reconfirmations of attendance for those that originally signed up (who will receive priority )plus confirmations from anyone else still to show their hand.
My understanding is the Ian is firstly asking those who had already confirmed whether or not they wish to stay in and if so they will have a place. Secondly, he is asking anyone else who is interested to express an interest. Ian has also subsequently said that he will chase the original attendees to re-confirm. That all seems fair.

Let's leave Ian to it. I think he is doing very well without interference.
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Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Post by DRT » 00:40 Mon 09 Jan 2017

And this has implications of exclusivity that I think should be avoided here...
jdaw1 wrote:Those bringing ≤1955 Gould Campbell are in.
"If you own old port you are part of our club, if not you can have the seat in the corner if there is one left"

Is that what we want to be?
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