The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:58 Sat 11 Mar 2017

I've booked flights and can't wait!

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by Cookie » 10:23 Wed 15 Mar 2017

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09:43 Fri 10 Mar 2017
I believed I had signed up for this but it appears not...I was sure it was arranged through another thread relating to a cricket match or is my memory playing tricks....I did mean to add...if there is space could I be included please.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 10:30 Wed 15 Mar 2017

Can I check that I have the correct list of people who have either replied in post or have replied to me by email as wanting to participate in our anniversary party on Wednesday night. I'm about to start committing to spend (and therefore collect) money.
  1. AHB - Wednesday to Saturday am
  2. MPM - Tuesday to Sunday
  3. CPR - Tuesday to Sunday
  4. IDJ - Tuesday to Sunday
  5. JDAW - Wednesday to Saturday
  6. TC - Tuesday to Sunday with +1 from Friday pm
  7. AP - Wednesday only
  8. CMAG - to be confirmed
  9. ADV - Tuesday to Sunday
  10. DRT - Tuesday to Sunday
  11. WS1 - Wednesday only
  12. DJ - to be confirmed
  13. RLC - to be confirmed
  14. PW - tentative
I am only organising Wednesday night (dinner), Thursday afternoon and evening (Confraria ceremony and dinner) and Friday night (buffet dinner and fireworks display). You're on your own apart from that but I would be more than happy to give pointers to fun things to do while in Oporto / the Douro Valley.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by Cookie » 11:02 Wed 15 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
10:30 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Can I check that I have the correct list of people who have either replied in post or have replied to me by email as wanting to participate in our anniversary party on Wednesday night. I'm about to start committing to spend (and therefore collect) money.
  1. AHB - Wednesday to Saturday am
  2. MPM - Tuesday to Sunday
  3. CPR - Tuesday to Sunday
  4. IDJ - Tuesday to Sunday
  5. JDAW - Wednesday to Saturday
  6. TC - Tuesday to Sunday with +1 from Friday pm
  7. AP - Wednesday only
  8. CMAG - to be confirmed
  9. ADV - Tuesday to Sunday
  10. DRT - Tuesday to Sunday
  11. WS1 - Wednesday only
  12. DJ - to be confirmed
  13. RAYC - to be confirmed
  14. PW - tentative
I am only organising Wednesday night (dinner), Thursday afternoon and evening (Confraria ceremony and dinner) and Friday night (buffet dinner and fireworks display). You're on your own apart from that but I would be more than happy to give pointers to fun things to do while in Oporto / the Douro Valley.
Alex could you confirm if RAYC is me or Rob...if it is me I need to book flights ASAP.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by idj123 » 14:22 Wed 15 Mar 2017

Alex,

Reconfirming albeit Charles,Tony and I are heading out on the Monday.

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 19:21 Wed 15 Mar 2017

Cookie wrote:
11:02 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Alex could you confirm if RAYC is me or Rob...if it is me I need to book flights ASAP.
Whoops. RLC it is. I will correct.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by DRT » 20:11 Wed 15 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
10:30 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Can I check that I have the correct list of people who have either replied in post or have replied to me by email as wanting to participate in our anniversary party on Wednesday night. I'm about to start committing to spend (and therefore collect) money.
  1. AHB - Wednesday to Saturday am
  2. MPM - Tuesday to Sunday
  3. CPR - Tuesday to Sunday
  4. IDJ - Tuesday to Sunday
  5. JDAW - Wednesday to Saturday
  6. TC - Tuesday to Sunday with +1 from Friday pm
  7. AP - Wednesday only
  8. CMAG - to be confirmed
  9. ADV - Tuesday to Sunday
  10. DRT - Tuesday to Sunday
  11. WS1 - Wednesday only
  12. DJ - to be confirmed
  13. RLC - to be confirmed
  14. PW - tentative
I am only organising Wednesday night (dinner), Thursday afternoon and evening (Confraria ceremony and dinner) and Friday night (buffet dinner and fireworks display). You're on your own apart from that but I would be more than happy to give pointers to fun things to do while in Oporto / the Douro Valley.
I am Wednesday to Friday. I will be at the two dinners but not the boat race or Festival event at the Yeatman.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 10:01 Thu 16 Mar 2017

Sorry Phil, your tentative has turned into first reserve since Tom has now confirmed he will attend at least the Wednesday night dinner.
  1. AHB - Wednesday to Saturday am
  2. MPM - Tuesday to Sunday
  3. CPR - Monday to Sunday
  4. IDJ - Monday to Sunday
  5. JDAW - Wednesday to Saturday
  6. TC - Monday to Sunday with +1 from Friday afternoon
  7. AP - Wednesday dinner only
  8. CMAG - Wednesday night confirmed, Thursday and Friday tbc
  9. ADV - Wednesday to Sunday
  10. DRT - Wednesday and Thursday dinners only
  11. WS1 - Wednesday dinner only
  12. DJ - to be confirmed
  13. RLC - to be confirmed
  14. THRA - Wednesday night confirmed, Thursday and Friday tbc
Reserves:
  1. PW - tentative
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by WS1 » 18:54 Thu 16 Mar 2017

I arrive Tuesday evening in Porto and leave Thursday morning if I am not missing the plane..... :roll:

So Wednesday confirmed assuming I do not miss the Tuesday plane either..... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 16:53 Sat 18 Mar 2017

Could anyone attending the 10 birthday celebrations please let me know if they have any dietary issues I need to account for. Thanks.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by DRT » 00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
16:53 Sat 18 Mar 2017
Could anyone attending the 10 birthday celebrations please let me know if they have any dietary issues I need to account for. Thanks.
No salad.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by Andy Velebil » 00:19 Sun 19 Mar 2017

Meat, lots of red meat.

Ditto on no salad. I'm highly allergic to that stuff since it takes up valuable red meat space.


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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 10:36 Sun 19 Mar 2017

DRT wrote:
00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
No salad.
Is this the moment for a life-coach intervention?

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by Andy Velebil » 20:09 Sun 19 Mar 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
No salad.
Is this the moment for a life-coach intervention?
I think you're gonna be on suspension in the near future.


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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 20:13 Sun 19 Mar 2017

Andy Velebil wrote:
20:09 Sun 19 Mar 2017
I think you're gonna be on suspension in the near future.
Agreed: a statement from management is imminent, probably saying “We have complete faith in the coach.”

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by DRT » 00:53 Mon 20 Mar 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
10:36 Sun 19 Mar 2017
DRT wrote:
00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
No salad.
Is this the moment for a life-coach intervention?
The Chairman has issued a statement to the effect that he and the Board have complete faith in the Life Coach and his continued good influence on the situation.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by flash_uk » 10:19 Mon 20 Mar 2017

DRT wrote:
00:53 Mon 20 Mar 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
10:36 Sun 19 Mar 2017
DRT wrote:
00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
No salad.
Is this the moment for a life-coach intervention?
The Chairman has issued a statement to the effect that he and the Board have complete faith in the Life Coach and his continued good influence on the situation.
Uh-oh. Sacked by end of the week!

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 18:28 Mon 20 Mar 2017

Other than Ian, who would be willing and able to contribute a couple of bottles of 1997 vintage port to the dinner on Wednesday night?

Does anyone other than me have any 2007 vintage port on hand, which we could include in the line-up?

Some people have already offered port for consideration for the Wednesday night line-up, which is themed along the lines of "10 Consecutive Vintages Ending in 7" but if you have access to any port which fits the theme and would like to contribute towards the line-up then please let me know as soon as you can.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by flash_uk » 18:31 Mon 20 Mar 2017

Alex, I have a Tukes Holdsworth '47 which I could add. Also have some G97 which would need to be yanked from EHD. And various '77 although expect we all have a lot of that!

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 18:46 Mon 20 Mar 2017

flash_uk wrote:
18:31 Mon 20 Mar 2017
Alex, I have a Tukes Holdsworth '47 which I could add. Also have some G97 which would need to be yanked from EHD. And various '77 although expect we all have a lot of that!
We're going to need to bottles or a magnum of anything we open as there will likely be around 20 people. If your TH47 can be matched up against another one from someone else's cellar than that would work.

Unexpectedly it seems to be the '97s and '07s which are less easy to get hold of - presumably because they are all in storage under bond! (And I know that Ian has offered lots of '97s, I'm just rather keen to use Ian's generosity on one of his other bottles and not to abuse it by asking for too many bottles.)

'77s are not a problem. Oddly enough there seems to be quite a number of offers of magnums of Smith Woodhouse and Gould Campbell '77.
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by CPR 1 » 22:00 Mon 20 Mar 2017

Alex, I have a number of 97 and 07 in my cellar. I have sent you an e-mail with details

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:18 Tue 21 Mar 2017

AHB, I have some 1997's as well. Will check whats accessible (and in quantity needed to bring) and let you know.

I have very few 2007's (mostly single bottles) so can't help there.


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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 18:38 Sun 26 Mar 2017

Does anyone have, or know where we could get, two bottles of 1937 colheita from the same shipper (or a magnum)?
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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by AHB » 18:41 Sun 26 Mar 2017

Updated attendee list
AHB wrote:
10:01 Thu 16 Mar 2017
  1. AHB - Wednesday to Saturday am
  2. MPM - Tuesday to Sunday
  3. CPR - Monday to Sunday
  4. IDJ - Monday to Sunday
  5. JDAW - Wednesday to Saturday
  6. TC - Monday to Sunday with +1 from Friday afternoon
  7. AP - Wednesday dinner only
  8. CMAG - Wednesday night confirmed, Thursday and Friday tbc
  9. ADV - Wednesday to Sunday
  10. DRT - Wednesday and Thursday dinners only
  11. WS1 - Wednesday dinner only
  12. DJ - Wednesday dinner only
  13. RLC - to be confirmed
  14. THRA - Wednesday to Friday dinners
  15. WG - Wednesday dinner only
Reserves:
  1. PW - tentative
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Post by Axel P » 17:46 Fri 07 Apr 2017

With Alex's permission I am organising two small side events:

The first being a "complete" vertical of the Dalva Golden White Ports. As I want to be the first man alive who sailed on all boats at the regatta, this time it is Cruz time and Elsa Couto will organise a tasting on 22nd June around noon. As these are only half bottles and I only have one half bottle from 1952, I will limit this to 8 tasters.

The second being a tour at the new Pocas cellar at Gaia. On 23rd at noon. Here is no limit for participation.

Whoever wants to join, sends me an email to axelprobst@worldofport.de

Looking forward to seeing you all over there.

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