Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

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Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by jdaw1 » 12:05 Sun 06 Mar 2016

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When? Thursday 30th November 2017.

Where? TBD.

Who?
  1. JDAW (S70 mag?);
  2. SCD (W70);
  3. MPM;
  4. TC;
  5. AHB (F70?);
  6. CPR (S77);
  7. DRT (Cr70);
  8. DJ;
  9. CD;
  10. IDJ;
  11. RLC;
  12. WPS (S66).
Theme: a reprise of the first tasting at which there were placemats made by the software (at which were Warre 1970, Fonseca 1970, Croft 1970, Sandeman 1970 single and magnum, Sandeman 1960, and Sandeman 1977).

Reserves and possibles: Current draft of the placemats.
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by jdaw1 » 12:05 Sun 06 Mar 2016

Thursday 30th November 2017, Sandemans and 1970s: who is in?

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Post by PhilW » 12:43 Sun 06 Mar 2016

Sounds good to me, count me in.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by Doggett » 13:46 Sun 06 Mar 2016

Please count me in too Julian. I have a Warre 70 to contribute at this stage.

Never to be one to question the need for a tasting of fine port...but with this being fixed for late 2017, I wondered if there is some significance that I am not aware of for the date and/or the ports to be tasted?
Now I just need to find where that 2017 calendar is...
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by jdaw1 » 14:05 Sun 06 Mar 2016

We are quorate. Must ascertain which bottles I have. Maybe I could bring a Sandeman 1970 mag from storage.

Obviously the placemat design should be artisanal rather than industrial.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by flash_uk » 17:14 Sun 06 Mar 2016

Yes please, count me in!

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Post by forest26 » 15:44 Tue 08 Mar 2016

Please count me in.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by AHB » 18:02 Tue 08 Mar 2016

Why this date and theme?

I'm sure I can put my name down to attend at this stage, subject to later events changing my availability.

I could contribute S67, keeping to both the "7" and Sandeman themes and having the numerical elegance of being consumed in its 50th year.

Or I could contribute a magnum of F70.

Any preference - choose one of the alternatives, not both!
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by jdaw1 » 18:48 Tue 08 Mar 2016

Both. Ok, ok, not both. Instead please the magnum of F70 and the bottle of S67. (Peeps: support me.)

Doggett wrote:I wondered if there is some significance that I am not aware of for the date and/or the ports to be tasted?
AHB wrote:Why this date and theme?
You have enough clues, and enough time to follow them. I expect that you will approve. If and when you deduce the answer, please post something cryptic and smug and giving two weeks notice of posting the answer, rather than going straight to it.

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Post by PhilW » 22:49 Tue 08 Mar 2016

Clearly it is to celebrate the 50th birthday of Natalie Williams, the well known volleyball player from Long Beach (sandy) who played for Port(land) Power and was born on this date in 1970. I trust she will be attending.

p.s. I just realised the real reason for the tasting; where is the smug icon, anyway?

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by jdaw1 » 23:21 Tue 08 Mar 2016

PhilW wrote:Clearly it is to celebrate the 50th birthday of Natalie Williams, the well known volleyball player from Long Beach (sandy) who played for Port(land) Power and was born on this date in 1970. I trust she will be attending.
Woman (of whom I have never previously heard) born in 1970. In which year will be her fiftieth birthday? Clue: not 2017.
PhilW wrote:I just realised the real reason for the tasting; where is the smug icon, anyway?
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by CPR 1 » 20:03 Sun 13 Mar 2016

Sounds excellent count me in, I have S77 if that helps

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by DRT » 00:21 Tue 15 Mar 2016

My tee-total sister will be very pleased to learn that we will be celebrating her 56th birthday with such wonderful Ports. But, never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few...

I'm in.
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by Ghandih » 23:44 Thu 17 Mar 2016

Good news, Mr W. It took some organisation, but I have managed to reschedule my haircut (to the week before), so I am now free for this event and would certainly like to attend.

The undoubtedly even better news is Mrs Gh is also Up for the Cup (of port). Presumably we will have to arrange childcare, but at least we know the barber might be available, eh?

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by jdaw1 » 11:16 Fri 18 Mar 2016

Excellent. We are at ten people (four of whom are known to understand the theme), so some more bottles will be needed. Which can be decided later.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by djewesbury » 14:42 Sun 20 Mar 2016

Ok then. Do it. What do you want me to contribute?
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by Constandia » 21:45 Mon 04 Apr 2016

Hello, all this sounds too interesting! I don't know Natalie Williams but my birthday is a week prior to the event and I'd love to celebrate it with nice port!
I hope I can be included to the attendees.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by jdaw1 » 22:56 Mon 03 Oct 2016

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=90410#p90410]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:
After some digital archaeology, jdaw1, in [url=http://www.jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemats_list.html#a20021130]the list of old placemats[/url], wrote:
30 Nov 02 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20021130_Sandeman_1970s.pdf R. In Fulham: Sandemans, and 1970s A draft of these placemats was made by hand in Adobe Illustrator, about three weeks before the event. … Placemats for earlier events were also made in Illustrator. But the used placemats were made in PostScript. So this seems to have been the event at which placemats switched from being artisanal to being industrial.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Mon 03 Oct 2016

With twelve people we need more than seven bottles. How should the theme be extended? Obviously ‘both’. But what else?

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by DRT » 23:42 Mon 03 Oct 2016

jdaw1 wrote:With twelve people we need more than seven bottles. How should the theme be extended? Obviously ‘both’. But what else?
I don't suppose anyone has any early to mid 1st century port lying around?

Or, alternatively but connected to that link, something produced by a family of Scottish origin?
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

Post by idj123 » 13:29 Tue 04 Oct 2016

I've realised that for some strange reason I have not put my name down for this tasting. Can the powers that be remedy this forthwith (or else put me down on the reserve list? :D

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:04 Tue 04 Oct 2016

DRT wrote:Or, alternatively but connected to that link, something produced by a family of Scottish origin?
Do we want a second page of Mackenzie? Do we have enough?

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by PhilW » 22:07 Tue 04 Oct 2016

Or Scottish bottlings?

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:10 Tue 04 Oct 2016

PhilW wrote:Or Scottish bottlings?
Ooh, good idea.

I have booked the Boot & Flogger’s Red Room.

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Post by Cookie » 23:12 Sun 20 Nov 2016

If there is space please may I be included.
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