Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

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Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by AHB » 12:10 Thu 21 Jul 2016

I have a meeting on London on Tuesday August 16th.

Is it too hot to drink port in London in August?

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Draft of the placemats:
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Re: Is August too hot for port?

Post by idj123 » 12:25 Thu 21 Jul 2016

A heinous suggestion-Port can be drunk even when there isn't an 'r' in the month :D

I'm in!

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Re: Is August too hot for port?

Post by PhilW » 14:28 Thu 21 Jul 2016

It's never too hot for port - though I do admit to drinking more white/tawny than vintage during the heat.
However, I currently expect that I am unlikely to be able to join you during Jul/Aug(/Sep).

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Re: Is August too hot for port?

Post by CPR 1 » 14:57 Thu 21 Jul 2016

Never too hot as long as you are in a room with air conditioning, if so I am in.

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Re: Is August too hot for port?

Post by CPR 1 » 19:10 Thu 21 Jul 2016

As we have three for Tuesday 16th August it appears we have a quorum.

I have thus booked the green room at the B&F.

Bring a blind bottle to share?

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Re: Is August too hot for port?

Post by AHB » 15:20 Thu 28 Jul 2016

CPR 1 wrote:As we have three for Tuesday 16th August it appears we have a quorum.

I have thus booked the green room at the B&F.

Bring a blind bottle to share?
Bring a blind bottle is always fun.
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by AHB » 12:00 Mon 15 Aug 2016

Are we still on for tomorrow?

I've just got back from holiday and I'm rapidly trying to catch up...
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by idj123 » 12:12 Mon 15 Aug 2016

Yes-I'm still in. It looks like the three of us unless anyone else wants to join us.

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by AHB » 13:17 Mon 15 Aug 2016

Can anyone organise tasting mats? I could print today if they can.
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by jdaw1 » 13:38 Mon 15 Aug 2016

AHB wrote:Can anyone organise tasting mats? I could print today if they can.
Wilco. But don’t print today — day before always too early.

I will attend, but will be late.

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by AHB » 13:53 Mon 15 Aug 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:Can anyone organise tasting mats? I could print today if they can.
Wilco. But don’t print today — day before always too early.
I can't print tomorrow, can someone else?
jdaw1 wrote:I will attend, but will be late.
Excellent news.
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by jdaw1 » 14:08 Mon 15 Aug 2016

Placemats in top post.

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=100774#p100774]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:VI, Souma (= Σῶμα?), from Petros’s father (disproving earlier hypothesis). Made from wine lees (left-over skins and bits after first fermentation). Reportedly lower alcohol because distilled only once. Also “The secret is to have a second glass, because the first scrapes the throat.” Nose of rotten sirloin steak. Palate had heat, but mid-palate rather than early-palate, and dark plums.

Everybody’s favourite: total of 9 points, for overall first place.

Most of this bottle was saved and brought to the UK. It can make an appearance at one of our tastings.
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by AHB » 14:15 Mon 15 Aug 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats in top post.

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=100774#p100774]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:VI, Souma (= Σῶμα?), from Petros’s father (disproving earlier hypothesis). Made from wine lees (left-over skins and bits after first fermentation). Reportedly lower alcohol because distilled only once. Also “The secret is to have a second glass, because the first scrapes the throat.” Nose of rotten sirloin steak. Palate had heat, but mid-palate rather than early-palate, and dark plums.

Everybody’s favourite: total of 9 points, for overall first place.

Most of this bottle was saved and brought to the UK. It can make an appearance at one of our tastings.
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Umm. Lovely. Err...
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by jdaw1 » 14:17 Mon 15 Aug 2016

AHB wrote:Umm. Lovely. Err...
I meant, though didn’t say, that this could come in addition to something from Portugal.

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by CPR 1 » 14:25 Mon 15 Aug 2016

I can print tomorrow lunch time if that helps

I think we are expecting Ian not Phil though

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by DRT » 14:48 Mon 15 Aug 2016

I can probably make this.

CPR 1 - can you please bring along my stranded bottle from your cellar, ideally decanted and ready to roll?

If for whatever reason I do not make it can those in attendance please do what needs to be done with my bottle.
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by flash_uk » 14:53 Mon 15 Aug 2016

I can't make it, unfortunately.

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by CPR 1 » 14:59 Mon 15 Aug 2016

DRT - Sure will; what time would you like it decanted? First thing or I might be able to do lunch time or on arrival at B&F

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by jdaw1 » 15:01 Mon 15 Aug 2016

I have a Reserva Duas Quintas Douro 2012, for use at a (presumably small) event. Is this the event?

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by uncle tom » 15:40 Mon 15 Aug 2016

Count me in..
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by jdaw1 » 16:18 Mon 15 Aug 2016

Alex: please update The Boot & Flogger to say that we’ll need some glasses.

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by CPR 1 » 17:31 Mon 15 Aug 2016

I have spoken to B&F this afternoon and confirmed the booking, air con and glasses etc.

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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by AHB » 18:17 Mon 15 Aug 2016

CPR 1 wrote:I can print tomorrow lunch time if that helps
Yes please. Too late for me to cope with the changes.
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by uncle tom » 18:56 Mon 15 Aug 2016

Shall bring a bottle from my second most recent purchase. Significant for someone present, but for who or why will be for others to guess, so my bottle will be foil wrapped..

(most recent purchase was a 1921 colheita, which baffled a Scottish auctioneer, and was knocked down to me for a princely £25.. 88) )
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Re: Tue 16th August - Is August too hot for port?

Post by DRT » 22:22 Mon 15 Aug 2016

CPR 1 wrote:DRT - Sure will; what time would you like it decanted? First thing or I might be able to do lunch time or on arrival at B&F
Excellent, thank you. I will leave you to do what you think best and is easiest for you.

I have not yet remembered the thing that I had all but forgotten that was making me doubt whether or not I can make this so I remain optimistic.
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