Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by forest26 » 07:22 Tue 13 Sep 2016

Can you add me to the reserved for this

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by Cookie » 16:04 Fri 16 Sep 2016

Having spoken to Tom at length about this monumental event nearly two weeks ago I at least expected to be on the reserve list...I see that is not the case (thanks Tom) so could I please be added to the reserve list in the hope that a space becomes free.
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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 16:10 Fri 16 Sep 2016

Reserve list updated.

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by Constandia » 00:36 Wed 21 Sep 2016

Hello, can you please put my name also in the reserved list? Thank you,
D.G.

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by idj123 » 13:44 Tue 04 Oct 2016

Do we now need to start thinking about putting some more flesh on this tasting? For my own part, I have little bottles of Noval with only singles of the 60, 66, 82 and 85 (plus cases of the 11, 12 and 13 IB). I do have more bottles of the 58 however (acquired at auction a few years ago and believed to be in good shape). Therefore, I would be happy to put up one of these for the tasting?

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by flash_uk » 14:42 Tue 04 Oct 2016

The only Noval I have are 6 bottles of 1970. Have not tried any from this stash so will give one a go in the next few weeks!

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 19:10 Tue 04 Oct 2016

I expect that Tom will pay more attention after Guy Fawkes night. (Hmm: apostrophe? Compound adjective hyphen? Hmm.)

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by DRT » 23:15 Wed 05 Oct 2016

Unfortunately I can no longer attend this tasting due to a work commitment.

Enjoy! This should be a wonderful tasting.
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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 13:53 Fri 07 Oct 2016

DRT wrote:Unfortunately I can no longer attend this tasting due to a work commitment.

Enjoy! This should be a wonderful tasting.
DRT removed from the list of attendees and replaced by Tony as first reserve.

I've volunteered to help Tom organise this tasting as he is a tad busy at present. I'm currently looking for a venue we can use for the day and to assemble the wines.

Could people who have bottles of Quinta do Noval port they would be willing to contribute to the tasting please let me know (by posting below, by PM or by email) what bottles they could offer and the value they would like to receive for those bottles. Behind the scenes I will sort out the lowest cost option for us all.

Organiser's checklist:
  • Guests - done
  • Attendee list - done
  • Venue
  • Sourcing of bottles
  • Sourcing of glasses
  • Organise food
  • Costing and confirmation of attendees
  • Collection of funds
  • Design placemats
  • Print placemats
  • Decant and pour
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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by forest26 » 20:27 Fri 07 Oct 2016

Currently I have....
2014 (arriving soon), 13, 12, 11, 07, 05 (Silval), 03, 98 (silval), 97 (silval), 85, 82, 78, 70, 66, 63, 60, 58, 31 ??,
50 (poor level) -also possible 33?

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 20:17 Mon 10 Oct 2016

We have a minor problem and as the newly promoted organiser of the event I have to make a decision to fix the minor problem.

Potentially we have as many as 25 ports to taste for the Noval vertical. "That's not a problem!" I hear you cry and normally you'd be right. The minor problem is that the Red Room at the Boot & Flogger is only available for the evening and 25 ports is too many for an evening's tasting. For those of you who doubt me on this consider the palate fatigue that many complained about at the Vesuvio tasting (23 ports) or the 1997 horizontal (20 ports).

So to help me as I consider our options I have created a survey. If you are attending or on the reserve list then please vote this week so I can at least see whether there is a clear majority preference before I ignore it and make my decision anyway.

Thanks.
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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by idj123 » 13:43 Tue 11 Oct 2016

Have voted. For the bottles that I could supply please see my earlier post -with the definite offer of the 58.

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by Doggett » 20:26 Tue 11 Oct 2016

Could I please add my name to the reserves should a seat become available.

Many thanks,

Simon

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by flash_uk » 12:05 Thu 13 Oct 2016

flash_uk wrote:The only Noval I have are 6 bottles of 1970. Have not tried any from this stash so will give one a go in the next few weeks!
The trial proved very positive.

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by PhilW » 09:44 Mon 24 Oct 2016

PhilW wrote:I would love to attend, but will not know whether my condition will allow it until later. Perhaps put me down as reserve, or conditional?
Confirming I do expect to be able to attend. :D

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by SCP » 23:31 Thu 27 Oct 2016

SCP wrote:I am not yet sure if I can make this, but have a bottle of 1942 Noval to contribute if I do. Need to check my notes on condition, but i think it's been recorked by Peter Wylie.
Unfortunately, I am not able to attend, but the bottle may be...

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by flash_uk » 17:05 Fri 28 Oct 2016

PhilW wrote:
PhilW wrote:I would love to attend, but will not know whether my condition will allow it until later. Perhaps put me down as reserve, or conditional?
Confirming I do expect to be able to attend. :D
Great news Phil!

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 10:02 Mon 31 Oct 2016

Simon removed from the list of attendees and Jorgen added.

Please be aware that for us to put together a run of vintages of 1927, 1931, 1933 (possibly Noval), 1934, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975 for this tasting will cost something in the order of £300 per person attending. To this cost needs to be added food, service and glass hire which will add up to another £60 per person.

Once I have had confirmation from the various contributors of bottles that the values for the bottles they are contributing is correct, I will firm up on the figure above but for now you can use this as the basis of budgeting. Once the cost is confirmed I will begin collecting money from people.

In addition, we will be eating from the Christmas menu (we have no choice) and need to pre-order no later than 11th November. Please post in this thread your choices from the following menu:

STARTERS
Spiced carrot and parsnip soup (v. gf.) - Parsnip crisps and cumin, coriander yoghurt
Crayfish, prawn and smoked salmon cocktail - Seafood mayonnaise and bloody Mary dressing
Duck liver parfait (n.) - Fig and mustard relish, seeded sourdough Melba toast, pickles
Salad of roasted squash (v. gf.) - Baked ricotta, lemon and olive dressing

MAINS
Grilled 220g sirloin steak - Roasted Provençal tomato, watercress and a peppercorn sauce
Roast free-range Staffordshire turkey - Apricot and sage stuffing, Davy’s Port wine gravy, cranberry relish
Pan-fried sea bass (gf.) - Fennel and basil whipped mash, roast pepper, herb and caper dressing
Wild mushroom risotto (v. gf.) - Topped with portobello mushroom stuffed with kale, spinach, Ticklemore crisp
All main courses served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes

DESERT
Christmas pudding (n.) - Almond brandy butter, mulled cranberries and cream
British cheese plate - Stilton, Cheddar, roasted grapes, Medjool date confit, biscuits
Potted dark chocolate cherry trifle (n.) - Amaretti biscuits, cherry cream
Sticky toffee Christmas pudding (v. n.) - Walnut butterscotch sauce, clotted cream, walnut brittle

V. vegetarian GF. gluten free N. contains nuts
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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by PhilW » 12:21 Mon 31 Oct 2016

Menu choices for me please:
STARTER: Crayfish, prawn and smoked salmon cocktail
MAIN: Roast free-range Staffordshire turkey
DESERT: Sticky toffee Christmas pudding

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 16:12 Mon 31 Oct 2016

Thanks for organising Alex,

Menu Choice
Starter - Duck liver parfait
Main - Steak rare
Desert: Sticky toffee Christmas pudding

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 23:11 Mon 31 Oct 2016

Please:
• Duck liver parfait
• Grilled 220g sirloin steak (blue)
• Christmas pudding

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by PopulusTremula » 22:40 Tue 01 Nov 2016

Alas, i am now unable to attend because of work. My 94 and/or 97 are though, should they be required.

Magnus

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by flash_uk » 22:43 Tue 01 Nov 2016

PopulusTremula wrote:Alas, i am now unable to attend because of work. My 94 and/or 97 are though, should they be required.

Magnus
Ah, sad to hear you can't make it Magnus. Hope to catch up sometime in 2017!

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by flash_uk » 22:50 Tue 01 Nov 2016

Alex, food order for me, please:
Crayfish, prawn and smoked salmon cocktail - Seafood mayonnaise and bloody Mary dressing
Grilled 220g sirloin steak - Roasted Provençal tomato, watercress and a peppercorn sauce (Rare)
Sticky toffee Christmas pudding (v. n.) - Walnut butterscotch sauce, clotted cream, walnut brittle

Thanks!

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Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 00:04 Wed 02 Nov 2016

Magnus, sorry you're having to drop out. It would have been nice to have caught up.

Cookie - you're now promoted to the attendees list.

Simon - you're getting dangerously close to attending...
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