Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 06:51 Thu 07 Dec 2017

Please assume 14 bottles and 10 people attending.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 18:23 Fri 15 Dec 2017

A car from Elsenham Cabs (01279 815 303) has been booked to pick up from the Cricketer's Arms at 18.00 and to return from the White Horse at 00.15. It will be a standard car and is expected to accommodate AHB, CPR, AP and IDJ.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by CPR 1 » 21:10 Fri 15 Dec 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
00:54 Thu 07 Dec 2017
AHB wrote:
20:48 Wed 06 Dec 2017
I shall print the pseudo-placemats on Friday 15th so please note no changes will be able to be made to the placemats after 7am on that day.

JDAW — thank you for making the sticky labels.
How many bottles?

And there will be later changes: is there anybody else who has the 5×13 sticky sheets who could print later?
CPR 1 and CPR 2 will both be on parade

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 21:38 Fri 15 Dec 2017

Please note I did not print the stickies. If no-one is able to, I will bring plain labels with me on Thursday.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 11:52 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Please assume 14 bottles and 10 people attending.
Will do.

Does anyone NOT want a fillet steak? - please let me know ASAP as the order goes in on Monday.

Will get some British unpasteurised cheese, also planning a repeat of the ice cream with Pedro Ximenez 'gravy' - that worked rather well last year..

Do people want starters? If so, suggestions..?
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 12:27 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Definitely steak for me please...not fussed about a starter.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by WS1 » 13:40 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Steak is fine😀😀😀😀
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 15:10 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Yes please to steak - last year the steak was top notch!

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by PhilW » 16:25 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Definitely up for steak here, of course :) Starters would be nice, but only if non-stressful to include; perhaps smoked salmon, welsh rarebit or just some mixed nibbles like salted roasted almonds?

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 17:00 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Starters would be nice, but only if non-stressful to include; perhaps smoked salmon, welsh rarebit or just some mixed nibbles like salted roasted almonds?
Easy enough - will arrange a platter of salmon and lemon halves that people can self serve from, plus a couple of dishes of almonds and cashews.
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 17:50 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Half a Lemon not required by me but I shall be attending early to help decant if necessary.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 21:37 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Steak and chips would be lovely. No starter or dessert needed for me but please could you have the fire going so I can use port tongs.

I’ll try to get to the White Horse around 5pm to decant and will head off to check in to my hotel about 5.45pm, back to start drinking about 6.30pm.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by idj123 » 21:52 Sat 16 Dec 2017

That food line-up is good by me-thanks Tom, looking forward to it.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 12:17 Tue 19 Dec 2017

CMAG and WS will both be fielding a pair unknowns (but not similar bottles) from the recent Sworders sale

I have finally stood up the bottle that is certainly 1917 and allegedly Fonseca, that JDAW has been badgering me to open for about three years now, to see if the cork reveals all..

Log store at pub has been well stacked - is someone bringing tongs?
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by PhilW » 14:02 Tue 19 Dec 2017

Mine will be an unknown 1887; tongs would be useful (assuming AHB bringing from earlier comment).
Food sounds good, thanks Tom.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 01:29 Wed 20 Dec 2017

I have tongs in my suitcase. Hopefully Charles and I will arrive around 17.00-17.15 and can leave the tongs in the fire to heat up while we check into our hotel.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 11:27 Fri 22 Dec 2017

The 1917's cork has been bleached and is now legible - just..!

The first part of the shipper is illegible, but it ends INEZ - so must be Martinez
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by idj123 » 18:19 Fri 22 Dec 2017

uncle tom wrote:
11:27 Fri 22 Dec 2017
The 1917's cork has been bleached and is now legible - just..!

The first part of the shipper is illegible, but it ends INEZ - so must be Martinez
If that's correct then a certain tome will require a revision as an Mz17 is not listed :D


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