77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by Doggett » 23:44 Wed 30 Nov 2016

You have convinced me Charles... A large format celebration of the 77 vintage would be splendid. The first proposal of Hens and Mags would make for a fantastic evening. If there is a Mag of Niepoort 77 available too, it would be a delicious inclusion given the fine showing at the most recent offline.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by flash_uk » 12:22 Thu 01 Dec 2016

CPR 1 wrote:I had not planned this as a detailed study of Tappit Hen v Magnum v bottles, more simply a good excuse to open a range of Magnums from the leading shippers in 77, plus potentially the odd Tappit Hen for good measure.

My concern is keeping the volume of port vaguely sensible for the number of attendees while keeping a range of shippers. If we had Tappit Hen, Magnum and bottle for Graham and Warre that would be equivalent to 12 bottles, add in F and T mags and we are up to 16 bottles (almost enough if we were 14, but we are currently 11 thus plenty), this would mean missing out on Mags of Dow, SW and GC which seems a shame to me.

I suggest that we stick to the full 7 shippers, and either have Mags or Tappit Hens for each. This gives us potentially 16 bottles equivalents (if we open 2 TH), if we become 14 or more we can add back into the mix Mags and bottles of G and W as needed.

An alternative would be to save the Tappit Hens for anther event latter in the year focused on Tappit Hen v Magnums V bottles v half bottles (we can make up the volume by adding more Magnums to this tasting like QH) what do people think?
This makes sense - start with the seven shippers in Mag or TH, and add some things if the number of attendees increases.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by forest26 » 12:57 Thu 01 Dec 2016

Please count me in - cheers T.

At the moment I have T, W, G, D, QH in Mags
I can get the D in Tappit - but it is very expensive.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by idj123 » 13:53 Thu 01 Dec 2016

forest26 wrote:Please count me in - cheers T.

At the moment I have T, W, G, D, QH in Mags
I can get the D in Tappit - but it is very expensive.
With Tony I make that 14 in total and so I believe that we are full. Tony's mention of the QH is interesting as this means that we now have potentially 8 mags between 14. I don't whether QH could be considered a 'leading shipper(s)' but I for one am in favour of sampling as many different shippers' mags for the number of attendees we have. Now whether 8 mags between 14 is sufficient...

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 22:13 Thu 01 Dec 2016

Unless I’m missing somebody (who?), that makes thirteen people.

Seckfords could be asked to deliver my magnums of Gould Campbell 1977, which would take us to 21.6 bottles volume, all in formats of at least magnum. In which case we could accommodate sixteen. Charles to decide.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by idj123 » 23:23 Thu 01 Dec 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Unless I’m missing somebody (who?), that makes thirteen people.

Seckfords could be asked to deliver my magnums of Gould Campbell 1977, which would take us to 21.6 bottles volume, all in formats of at least magnum. In which case we could accommodate sixteen. Charles to decide.
I stand corrected; I had misread AHB's +1 for AHB +1-doh! However, I'd be surprised if we don't reach or go beyond 14 for this one.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 00:02 Fri 02 Dec 2016

idj123 wrote:I'd be surprised if we don't reach or go beyond 14 for this one.
Placemats in the first post are on A3 from which 2¾″ is trimmed, making space for one more person on each side.

Edit: or have I mis-remembered. Do we usually have 3×A4 per person, or 2×A4? Current version has width of 1.668×A4.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by flash_uk » 10:07 Fri 02 Dec 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
idj123 wrote:I'd be surprised if we don't reach or go beyond 14 for this one.
Placemats in the first post are on A3 from which 2¾″ is trimmed, making space for one more person on each side.

Edit: or have I mis-remembered. Do we usually have 3×A4 per person, or 2×A4? Current version has width of 1.668×A4.
These pictures from the F63 tasting show 14 people and full A3 placemats. There is plenty of room between placemats and also a place set out at the end of the table, so I would reckon regular A3 would allow 8 along each side of the table. More than 8 a side, probably not.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by CPR 1 » 20:47 Fri 02 Dec 2016

flash_uk wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
idj123 wrote:I'd be surprised if we don't reach or go beyond 14 for this one.
Placemats in the first post are on A3 from which 2¾″ is trimmed, making space for one more person on each side.

Edit: or have I mis-remembered. Do we usually have 3×A4 per person, or 2×A4? Current version has width of 1.668×A4.
These pictures from the F63 tasting show 14 people and full A3 placemats. There is plenty of room between placemats and also a place set out at the end of the table, so I would reckon regular A3 would allow 8 along each side of the table. More than 8 a side, probably not.
I have been convined 16 max it is
jdaw1 wrote: Seckfords could be asked to deliver my magnums of Gould Campbell 1977, which would take us to 21.6 bottles volume, all in formats of at least magnum. In which case we could accommodate sixteen. Charles to decide.
JDAW your offer of the GC would be great - Happy to pick up from Seckfords if that helps

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 02:23 Sat 03 Dec 2016

I might have two guests.

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Post by Axel P » 12:17 Sat 03 Dec 2016

Please put me in, too.
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 12:25 Sat 03 Dec 2016

Done.

Now we are full.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by Doggett » 12:33 Sat 03 Dec 2016

Axel P wrote:Please put me in, too.
Are you having your four weeks off alcohol for liver recovery again this January Axel? If so, will you need a spittoon arranged for the tasting? :wink:

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by CPR 1 » 21:17 Tue 06 Dec 2016

We are now 16 thirsty souls which gives us the opportunity to open 7 Magnums and 2 Tappit Hens :D

Thank you for all the offer of bottles I suggest we go for:-

Graham - Tappit Hen - AHB
Graham - Mag - TC
Warre - Tappit Hen - CPR
Warre - Mag DJ
Fonseca - Mag - AHB
Taylor - Mag - CPR
Dow - Mag - IDG
Smith Woodhouse Mag - BMHR
Gould Campbell - Mag - JDAW

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 20:46 Wed 07 Dec 2016

jdaw1 wrote:I might have two guests.
They’d like to start with a less formal tasting, so I no longer have two guests.

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Post by PhilW » 20:53 Wed 07 Dec 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I might have two guests.
They’d like to start with a less formal tasting, so I no longer have two guests.
Or, bring them to a small informal tasting in early-mid January?

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 20:38 Wed 11 Jan 2017

A magnum of Gould Campbell 1977 has been entrusted to the care of Luke at the B&F.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by CPR 1 » 21:34 Wed 11 Jan 2017

We are now down to 14 people, and following discussion at the Noval tasting we will limit to 14 as while we could fit more place mats round the table, any more actual people and it will too cosy!

While these 14 people will almost certainly all be thirsty we have almost 20 bottle equivalents of port on the menu which some may think excessive. Views please, do we either:

A) drop a Tappit Hen
B) drop a Mag which is duplicated with TH
C) put a brave face on and do our duty (but bring sample pots of other vessels for any left over)

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 00:05 Thu 12 Jan 2017

CPR 1 wrote:C) put a brave face on and do our duty (but bring sample pots of other vessels for any left over)
And invite Mrs W.?

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by benread » 11:02 Thu 12 Jan 2017

Regrettably, it looks like I will be unable to attend due to the travel plans of Mrs Read. I have advised CPR1 that the magnum of SW77 remains available if required.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by djewesbury » 12:26 Thu 12 Jan 2017

Sorry everyone, can't make Weds 1st. Coming over on the 3rd, can't change that.
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by idj123 » 13:52 Thu 12 Jan 2017

Given the about two drop-outs (and unless there are any reserves in waiting), we should now lose the two THs but I would still like to retain the SW.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 14:09 Thu 12 Jan 2017

I've asked two possible guests about their availability.

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:58 Thu 12 Jan 2017

I have two guests, David (DFG) and Marianne (MG).

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 19:11 Thu 12 Jan 2017

I plead to be allowed a fifteenth: Mrs W. Please?

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