Thu 24 Nov - the BBR Port Walk

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Thu 24 Nov - the BBR Port Walk

Post by AHB » 17:01 Thu 26 May 2016

The inside scoop tells me that Charles Symington will be in London on Thursday 24th November. Hmmm, wonder what he might be doing...

Do we want to organise anything for the day before the Port Walk? If so, someone start a thread.
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by jdaw1 » 21:51 Thu 26 May 2016

Don’t yet know if I can.

Draft of the placemats.
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by WS1 » 09:39 Fri 27 May 2016

I am happy to attend to this tasting but would need to ask what i can contribute.

Looks a fantastic tasting.

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by flash_uk » 16:42 Fri 27 May 2016

Yes please!

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by CPR 1 » 20:25 Mon 30 May 2016

Yes please

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by Doggett » 14:42 Tue 31 May 2016

Yes please!

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:16 Tue 31 May 2016

Before this gets out of hand, please allow a clarification. Alex started this thread for a tasting, while trying to wriggle out of being the organiser. So I started the placemats. We had no theme, no agreement, and no bottles. But I have long wanted to taste Dow 1878, so decided to include it on the placemats. And likewise the others.

Anyone “yes please”ing in the hope of tasting any of the bottles on the current version of placemats risks disappointment. Really, we have no Smith Woodhouse 1963 at all. Nor Dow 1899. Nor Graham 1901. Nor Cockburn 1900 in magnums (singles, sure, but singles schmingles—and nobody wants shingles).

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Post by flash_uk » 19:36 Tue 31 May 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Before this gets out of hand, please allow a clarification. Alex started this thread for a tasting, while trying to wriggle out of being the organiser. So I started the placemats. We had no theme, no agreement, and no bottles. But I have long wanted to taste Dow 1878, so decided to include it on the placemats. And likewise the others.

Anyone “yes please”ing in the hope of tasting any of the bottles on the current version of placemats risks disappointment. Really, we have no Smith Woodhouse 1963 at all. Nor Dow 1899. Nor Graham 1901. Nor Cockburn 1900 in magnums (singles, sure, but singles schmingles—and nobody wants shingles).

Placemats updated to include Simon.
Yep, spotted everything you have pointed out, and still chose to reply "yes please".

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by jdaw1 » 19:52 Tue 31 May 2016

flash_uk wrote:Yep, spotted everything you have pointed out, and still chose to reply "yes please".
Excellent. And, anyway, Alex won’t stint his guest: at least one 1863 is a sure thing.

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by AHB » 20:44 Tue 31 May 2016

Sadly I don't have a guest. I found out that Charles was in London on Thursday 24th November through a conversation with one of the other members of the family. I haven't asked if he would like to join us for a tasting on the Wednesday night. Say, to taste a vertical of Gould Campbell in an attempt to persuade the Board to keep the brand going, even if just occasionally for small declarations.
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by AHB » 23:32 Wed 29 Jun 2016

Tickets for the port walks on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November have just gone on pre-sale.
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by idj123 » 12:49 Thu 30 Jun 2016

AHB wrote:Tickets for the port walks on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November have just gone on pre-sale.
Assume that members of :tpf: will be attending on the Thursday?

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by flash_uk » 13:07 Thu 30 Jun 2016

idj123 wrote:
AHB wrote:Tickets for the port walks on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November have just gone on pre-sale.
Assume that members of :tpf: will be attending on the Thursday?
I've bought my ticket for Thursday.

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Post by CPR 1 » 13:56 Thu 30 Jun 2016

Yes, I have bought a ticket for Thursday.

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by AHB » 18:18 Thu 30 Jun 2016

Good point. I too have a ticket for Thursday.
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by Axel P » 19:07 Sun 03 Jul 2016

Count me in. I thought we have the GC vertical the night before.

If so, Alex, can you please get me a ticket for the BBR walk?

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by AHB » 12:52 Mon 04 Jul 2016

Axel P wrote:Count me in. I thought we have the GC vertical the night before.

If so, Alex, can you please get me a ticket for the BBR walk?

Thanks and best

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The date of the GC vertical has not been set. At the moment, nothing has been arranged for the night before the Port Walk. I'd be surprised if we don't organise something but there is a risk if you travel over for the Port Walk there is nothing set up for the night before.

I'm happy to get you a ticket, but they are now on general release so we could avoid GBP / EUR exchange confusion if you get one directly by logging on the BBR website http://www.bbr.com/products-39286-port- ... ember-2016 and using a German credit card. Or I'm happy to get one for you if that's easier (and I'll probably give you a better exchange rate).
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by Axel P » 10:46 Tue 05 Jul 2016

Thanks, Alex, I will wait then...
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by benread » 19:29 Thu 07 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:Good point. I too have a ticket for Thursday.
Me too! Ticket purchased.

I have made an executive decision with myself and have decided it is time I experienced this event! Let's hope I am granted a pass!
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by forest26 » 11:06 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Yes please add me to the tasting.

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by AHB » 12:16 Fri 08 Jul 2016

forest26 wrote:Yes please add me to the tasting.
Tony - which tasting are you referring to? This thread is for the Port Walk at Berry Brothers on Thursday 24th November. If you'd like to attend the Port Walk you'll need to buy a ticket from the BBR website.

The placemat towards the beginning of this thread was the product of Julian's mischievous sense of humour. It really isn't a tasting where we are sipping fine wines from the 1800s.

Or are you talking about this thread where we are still trying to figure out what to drink the night before the Port Walk?
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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by idj123 » 12:44 Fri 08 Jul 2016

I have secured a ticket for the Thursday and so fingers crossed I can actually attend this year!

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Re: Thu 24 November

Post by DaveRL » 09:25 Thu 18 Aug 2016

Ticket purchased for Thursday. :)

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Re: Thu 24 Nov - the BBR Port Walk

Post by AHB » 17:08 Fri 07 Oct 2016

This is a summary of the TPF folks I think are attending the Thursday Port Walk: Would anyone be interested in dinner afterwards?
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Re: Thu 24 Nov - the BBR Port Walk

Post by benread » 17:10 Fri 07 Oct 2016

What a great idea! My passes are infrequent at present!


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