Wed 23 November

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Wed 23 November

Post by AHB » 14:07 Wed 06 Jul 2016

So people, Daniel is still busy with more cerebral and worthwhile activities than merely consuming port so there is a real risk that we will not have a Gould Campbell vertical the night before the Port Walk.

Instead of taking the risk that we are all sitting at home, alone and thirsty on Wednesday night, should we arrange an offline? If enough people are interested I will take on the mantle of being the organiser. Volunteers to attend and consume, please step forward.

Place: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 23rd November
What: To be decided nearer the date
Who:
  • AHB
  • Flash
  • JDAW;
  • IDJ;
  • CPR;
Suggestions for themes would be welcome, but in the absence of any better themes this will be a "bring a bottle to share with other port lovers" evening.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by flash_uk » 14:29 Wed 06 Jul 2016

Count me in please. Could we have a bring a blind bottle theme? Seems like ages since we had a blind tasting.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by jdaw1 » 19:56 Wed 06 Jul 2016

Me please. Sighted preferred to blind, either much much better than being thirsty.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by AHB » 08:36 Thu 07 Jul 2016

Another quorum has been achieved! I'll contact the B&F and book a room.

Theme to be decided a little later if / when a few more people have responded.
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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by idj123 » 12:19 Wed 13 Jul 2016

I'm in for this. Any theme is good for me although it's a pity that we can't hold the GC vertical on this night especially if we have the anticipated guest...

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by AHB » 19:11 Wed 13 Jul 2016

idj123 wrote:I'm in for this. Any theme is good for me although it's a pity that we can't hold the GC vertical on this night especially if we have the anticipated guest...
I presume that there will not be a guest. If there is, it will be a fluke of timing.
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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by CPR 1 » 20:54 Mon 18 Jul 2016

Sounds good, relaxed about the theme. Count me in

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by idj123 » 13:25 Tue 08 Nov 2016

Just looking ahead (but not too far-just over a couple of weeks now) and assume that this tasting is still proceeding? Any suggestions as to the theme?

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by AHB » 14:26 Tue 08 Nov 2016

Unfortunately I have double-booked myself for the evening of 23rd November and will need to drop out of organising / attending the pre-BBR event. Apologies to anyone this inconveniences.
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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by flash_uk » 19:36 Tue 08 Nov 2016

And I also failed to flag this in my diary and find myself double booked :shock:

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by jdaw1 » 22:51 Sat 12 Nov 2016

What’s the theme?

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by CPR 1 » 15:58 Mon 14 Nov 2016

I am in

Booking at B&F confirmed

Suggest a theme of bring a bottle

Any more able to join?

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by jdaw1 » 01:03 Tue 15 Nov 2016

CPR 1 wrote:Suggest a theme of bring a bottle
Sighted or blind?

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by CPR 1 » 12:45 Thu 17 Nov 2016

Sighted

I plan to bring a Niepoort 77

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by jdaw1 » 01:27 Fri 18 Nov 2016

Taylor 1963.

Placemats in first post.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by idj123 » 14:26 Fri 18 Nov 2016

CPR 1 wrote:Sighted

I plan to bring a Niepoort 77
Yum!
jdaw1 wrote:Taylor 1963.

Placemats in first post.
Double Yum!

I'll plump for a Croft 60.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by jdaw1 » 20:50 Fri 18 Nov 2016

If GLHBD were able to attend, would he be able to adopt from any of the other attendees?

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by CPR 1 » 21:37 Fri 18 Nov 2016

No problem, let me know if it is needed.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by jdaw1 » 12:38 Sat 19 Nov 2016

In a PM to [url=http://www.theportforum.com/memberlist.php?mode=group&g=1323][color=#40BF00]London tasters[/color][/url], jdaw1 wrote:FYI, being planned is an informal bring-a-sighted-bottle tasting next Wednesday, the 23rd November, at the Boot & Flogger.

Currently signed up are three of us (JDAW, IDJ, CPR), with T63, Cr60 and Ni77.

Room for a few more, both people and bottles.

Please respond in the thread, not by PM to me.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by DRT » 12:57 Sat 19 Nov 2016

Sorry, I won't be in London that evening. Enjoy.
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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by uncle tom » 16:44 Mon 21 Nov 2016

Regret I am in Wales this week walking (when the weather permits..)
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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by jdaw1 » 21:57 Mon 21 Nov 2016

jdaw1 wrote:If GLHBD were able to attend, would he be able to adopt from any of the other attendees?
Not available.
CPR 1 wrote:No problem, let me know if it is needed.
Thank you, but not needed.

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by Doggett » 22:17 Mon 21 Nov 2016

I wish I could join you but will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy some good company and fine juice.
Enjoy...

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by PhilW » 23:16 Mon 21 Nov 2016

Somewhat to my own surprise, I am intending to join you on Wed night.
I will have a bottle of G70 (Wine Society bottling) in hand.
And am looking forward to it. :)

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Re: Wed 23 November

Post by AHB » 23:22 Mon 21 Nov 2016

Should someone who had double booked himself on Wednesday evening find that he was free around, say, 8pm and with a bottle of port he happened to have in his bag, would he be permitted to join his port chums at the B&F?

Hypothetically speaking, of course.
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