Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

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Which of the options below is the one you would prefer me to choose?

Poll ended at 20:23 Fri 14 Oct 2016

Reduce the number of ports by taking the oldest 15 and dropping the rest
5
56%
Keep all 25 ports in the line up but run as two flights 5pm-7.30pm and 8.30pm-11pm with dinner in between
3
33%
Look for another venue capable of hosting us for lunch and dinner and keep all 25 ports in the line up but with a longer break between flights (likely to increase cost by circa £75 per person)
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by AHB » 20:23 Mon 10 Oct 2016

Please feel free to not only vote but also express your thinking below or suggest other options.

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Re: Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by jdaw1 » 21:25 Mon 10 Oct 2016

My preference was top favourite, then middle, and last last.

But I wholly agree that this was too many for one session, and that older is more interesting.

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Re: Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by idj123 » 13:41 Tue 11 Oct 2016

jdaw1 wrote:My preference was top favourite, then middle, and last last.

But I wholly agree that this was too many for one session, and that older is more interesting.
Agreed albeit with one caveat-prospective cost. Whilst I would love to try the fabled 31, I fear that the cost (even sub-divided) could prove prohibitive.

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Re: Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by flash_uk » 17:04 Tue 11 Oct 2016

Have voted - I think option 3 is close to an impossibility at this stage and given that 13 Dec is Christmas party season.

Voted for 2 (but thinking maybe more like 20/21 ports rather than 25). Can easily live with option 1.

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Re: Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by PhilW » 18:18 Tue 11 Oct 2016

I prefer options 1 and 3, though am ok with 2 or indeed the un-stated fourth option of the full list from 6-11pm, on the grounds of bringing tasting bottles for some, but getting to taste them all at the same time. Of the stated options, I'd prefer the two session approach, but see little value in two sessions so close as 5-7/8-11 compared with our default of 6-11 with dinner at 7/7.30.

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Re: Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by DRT » 23:36 Tue 11 Oct 2016

FOUL!

Surely a house of the stature of Noval merits at least 40 bottles?

Come on chaps, step up :wink:
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Re: Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by WS1 » 05:36 Wed 12 Oct 2016

DRT wrote:FOUL!

Surely a house of the stature of Noval merits at least 40 bottles?

Come on chaps, step up :wink:
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Re: Tue 13 Dec - Noval Vertical poll

Post by WS1 » 05:44 Wed 12 Oct 2016

jdaw1 wrote:My preference was top favourite, then middle, and last last.

But I wholly agree that this was too many for one session, and that older is more interesting.
You changed! :lol: I cannot belive JDAW is saying something like this! You becoming soft! :lol:

But after pushing through the Vesuvio tasting I also agree we need to limit the number of ports for an evening session of 15 ports. However I also think Noval would have deserved a 40bt showing on a Saturday in which we could have started moderately at 3:00PM either with two sessions or just one big one. Also this would have given you the opportunity to refresh yourself with DRT at 8:00PM with beer etc..

rgds

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