Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by DaveRL » 15:48 Wed 01 Mar 2017

Apologies, I must back out. Something has come up that I must attend. Sorry to miss this, it will be fantastic, have a good one.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by idj123 » 14:30 Thu 02 Mar 2017

Am intending bringing the F55 with me to drop off at the 80s mega matrix tasting next week.

Would it be possible to update the attendees in the opening post as there's been a bit of to-ing and fro-ing as of late?

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 09:51 Fri 03 Mar 2017

First page updated, as requested.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by flash_uk » 10:27 Fri 03 Mar 2017

We seem to have 13 now. Jorgen mentioned that Sten and Stefan might like to come. Is there a place for one now?

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 23:19 Sat 04 Mar 2017

I'd be happy to fill the spare space and if either Sten or Stefan can make it, they would be most welcome.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 00:18 Sun 12 Mar 2017

Question for discussion. Should the Ports be arranged into flights, or otherwise grouped on the placemats?

1955 Ports to arrange are currently, I believe: Ck, Cr, D, F, GB, G, Mz, N, S, T, and W. Reasoning welcomed.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by DRT » 07:14 Sun 12 Mar 2017

Sorry, chaps - I have to withdraw from this one as I will now not be in London that evening.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by Gonçalo M. » 19:29 Mon 13 Mar 2017

Hi all,

I have been following the forum over time, but blame me, I have not been very active here. Despite this, is there any chance I could join you for this tasting?

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by JB vintage » 20:48 Mon 13 Mar 2017

Hi,
We have to cancel our participation and hope to join you soon at another tasting.
Jorgen

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 19:23 Tue 14 Mar 2017

JB vintage wrote:
20:48 Mon 13 Mar 2017
Hi, We have to cancel our participation and hope to join you soon at another tasting.
Jorgen
DRT wrote:
07:14 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Sorry, chaps - I have to withdraw from this one as I will now not be in London that evening.
Shame you'll both have to miss this tasting, but sometimes work just gets in the way!
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19:29 Mon 13 Mar 2017
Hi all,
I have been following the forum over time, but blame me, I have not been very active here. Despite this, is there any chance I could join you for this tasting?
We have space, so you would be very welcome to join us! I'll send you a private message with details on what to expect.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 19:24 Tue 14 Mar 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
00:18 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Question for discussion. Should the Ports be arranged into flights, or otherwise grouped on the placemats?

1955 Ports to arrange are currently, I believe: Ck, Cr, D, F, GB, G, Mz, N, S, T, and W. Reasoning welcomed.
I wasn't planning on arranging anything into flights.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by JB vintage » 20:19 Tue 14 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
19:23 Tue 14 Mar 2017

Shame you'll both have to miss this tasting, but sometimes work just gets in the way!
We will have to bare the insufferable consequences of missing this wonderful occasion.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 10:39 Wed 15 Mar 2017

Having updated post 1 with the people attending, I now need to update the list of who is bring what:

1.James Maitland — Croft 1955;
2.AHB — Gonzalez Byass
3.JDAW — Taylor
4.SCD — Noval (adopted)
5.CPR — Dow
6.MPM — Sandeman (adopted)
7.IDJ — Fonseca (at B&F)
8.THRA presumed to have reconfirmed — Graham
9.JK reconfirmed — Cockburn
10.JK's +1 reconfirmed
11.CA confirmed
12.GM

Goncalo would like to adopt. Chris is still rummaging in his cupboard to see if he can find a 1955 VP. Justin's +1 hasn't indicated if he has a bottle or needs to adopt.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by idj123 » 14:18 Wed 15 Mar 2017

To confirm that the F55 is currently residing at the B&F.

Would be good if we could include the W55.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 19:18 Wed 15 Mar 2017

idj123 wrote:
14:18 Wed 15 Mar 2017
To confirm that the F55 is currently residing at the B&F.
Good point. Could people please get their bottles to the B&F as soon as possible to allow them to settle.

Charles - would you have the opportunity to visit Seckfords and perhaps collect James's bottle from him and deliver it to the B&F prior to Aril 6th? If you could, I'll drop James a note and see if he's willing to do this.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 14:58 Mon 20 Mar 2017

idj123 wrote:
14:18 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Would be good if we could include the W55.
Tom has offered a bottle of Warre 1955 for adoption. He also has a bottle of the astonishing Mackenzie if we want to include that shipper again (and some others if anyone is still struggling to find their bottle).
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 19:18 Mon 20 Mar 2017

Minor change to the line-up, Chris having managed to get hold of the Sandeman. Mike - can I suggest that you drop Tom an email and enquire whether you can adopt the Warre?
AHB wrote:
10:39 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Having updated post 1 with the people attending, I now need to update the list of who is bring what:

1.James Maitland — Croft 1955;
2.AHB — Gonzalez Byass
3.JDAW — Taylor
4.SCD — Noval (adopted)
5.CPR — Dow
6.MPM — needs to adopt
7.IDJ — Fonseca (at B&F)
8.THRA presumed to have reconfirmed — Graham
9.JK reconfirmed — Cockburn (at B&F)
10.JK's +1 reconfirmed
11.CA — Sandeman
12.GM

Goncalo would like to adopt. Chris is still rummaging in his cupboard to see if he can find a 1955 VP. Justin's +1 hasn't indicated if he has a bottle or needs to adopt.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by Justin K » 23:58 Mon 20 Mar 2017

Alex,

My Cockburn 1955 is already in the B&F thanks to Derek (I mistakenly referred to it as Crofts). As I won't be arriving until that evening would someone decant it?

My plus 1, no doubt, will pm you.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by flash_uk » 00:42 Tue 21 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
19:18 Mon 20 Mar 2017
Minor change to the line-up, Chris having managed to get hold of the Sandeman. Mike - can I suggest that you drop Tom an email and enquire whether you can adopt the Warre?
Will do.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 14:50 Tue 21 Mar 2017

Justin has reminded me that his Ck55 is at the Boot & Flogger already, having been deposited there by DRT some months ago. List updated.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 15:05 Tue 21 Mar 2017

Time to start thinking about food for April 6th. Please could people decide what they would like to eat. Please pre-order at least starter and main For convenience, the menu we have available is:

Starters
Truffled Mac & Cheese v. £5.25
Potted Cornish crab with seaweed butter and sourdough melba toast £8.25
Wild mushrooms on garlic and rosemary toast with basil pesto v. £7.50
Baked goat’s cheese salad with beetroot and honey and lemon dressing v. £6.95
Duck liver pâté with toasted sourdough bread and pickled cucumber, onions and cornichons £7.25
Severn and Wye smoked salmon plate £7.95

Main courses
Slow-cooked chicken leg in red wine, shallots, bacon and mushrooms with roasted garlic and spring onion mash £13.95
Grilled gammon steak and hand-cut chips with gooseberry ketchup, fried pickled onion rings and duck egg £13.50
* add black pudding £1.00 *
Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli £17.95
Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato £23.00
* add Béarnaise or green peppercorn sauce £2.00 *
Davy’s bangers and mash with Madeira and onion gravy £12.50/£13.95
Wild mushroom risotto with Portobello mushroom, kale and Ticklemore gf. v. £13.95
Roasted sweet corn and quinoa salad with avocado, grilled halloumi, lime and coriander gf. v. n. £12.50
Cod Florentine with creamed spinach, poached free-range egg, chive hollandaise £16.50
Linguine with chilli, basil, pecorino and heritage tomato v. £12.95

Sides
Triple cooked chips £4.25 · Buttered new season potatoes gf. v. £3.75 · Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli gf. v. n. £3.75 · Creamed spinach gf. £3.95 · Market salad gf. v. £3.95

British cheese board - Served with crackers, chutney and grapes
Tuxford and Tebbutt Stilton made in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Cow’s milk cheese, pasteurised v.
Stinking Bishop made by Charles Martell & Son in Gloucestershire. Washed rind cow’s milk cheese, pasteurised v.
Somerset Brie made by Lubborn Creamery in Somerset. Soft cow’s milk cheese, pasteurised v.
Westcombe Cheddar made by Tom Calver in Somerset. Hard cow’s milk cheese, unpasteurised
Ticklemore made by Debbie Mumford in Devon. Hard goat’s milk cheese, pasteurised v.
Blue Monday made by Alex James in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Semi soft cow’s milk cheese, pasteurised v.
Cornish Yarg made by Catherine Mead in Truro, West Cornwall. Semi hard cow’s milk cheese, pasteurised v.
One cheese £4.00 · Two cheeses £7.00 · Three cheeses £10.00 · Four cheeses £13.00 · Five cheeses £15.00

Desserts, puddings and savoury
Flourless chocolate cake with crème fraîche gf. v. n. £6.95
Peach melba, vanilla poached peach with caramel sauce, meringue and raspberries v. n. £5.50
Bramdean pudding £5.25
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce v. £6.95
Treacle tart with custard v. £6.50
Welsh rarebit £4.50

Coffee and mini puddings
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce v. £4.95
Portuguese custard tart v. £4.95
Vanilla panna cotta with nut biscotti and rhubarb n. £4.95

Fortified and Dessert wines (50ml, 100ml, bottle)
Davy’s Finest Reserve Port 20% £3.35 £6.70 £35.00
Graham’s Fine White Port 19% £2.80 £5.85 £29.50
Quinta da Silveira 10 year old Tawny Port 20% £4.95 £9.90 £52.00
Sandeman Vintage Port 1994 20% £6.65 £13.90 £70.00
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by Gonçalo M. » 17:06 Tue 21 Mar 2017

Apologies for the content of this message. I have tried to send Alex and Tom private messages regarding adopting a bottle, but the messages did not go out. I have sent e-mails to both.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by flash_uk » 18:24 Tue 21 Mar 2017

Gonçalo M. wrote:
17:06 Tue 21 Mar 2017
Apologies for the content of this message. I have tried to send Alex and Tom private messages regarding adopting a bottle, but the messages did not go out. I have sent e-mails to both.
If the messages are showing in your outbox, then they have actually sent. They vanish when the recipient reads them.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 22:52 Fri 24 Mar 2017

Draft of the food order.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by flash_uk » 23:07 Fri 24 Mar 2017

Food for me is the same as usual, potted crab and the steak rare with side of broccoli. Thx.

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