Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

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Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 19:17 Wed 22 Feb 2017

I'd like to propose Thursday 21st of December as the date of our 2017 Port Forum Christmas extravaganza. (This ties in with my Ipswich team Christmas lunch so puts me in the right place at the right time.)

I haven't asked Tom yet, but I am hoping that he will kindly agree to host the Christmas offline again at the White Horse in Newport. The nearest train station to the pub is Newport (Essex), which is a 10 minute walk from the White Horse. Those staying overnight usually stay at the Saffron Hotel in Saffron Walden, a 10 minute car journey from the White Horse, at the Tollhouse B&B in Newport or at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green (a 7 minute drive).

The theme will be the usual, that is The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends

Space at the White Horse is a little tight so numbers attending have to be limited to 10. Normal practice is to offer those who attended the previous year first refusal. The industry guest will probably be Dirk Niepoort.

Last Year's attendees were as set out below. Last year's attendees have until end of May to confirm their intention to attend in 2017 and to book their place (which can be cancelled later, if required).
1.Uncle Tom (confirmed)
2.CMAG (confirmed)
3.Axel Probst (confirmed)
4.AHB (confirmed)
5.IDJ (confirmed)
6.MPM (confirmed)
7.WS1 (confirmed)
8.PW (confirmed)
9.RLC (confirmed)
10.CPR (confirmed)

RESERVES
1.WG
2.SGD
3.TC
4.JDAW
5.NN


There are usually one or two people who can't make it at the last minute each year so being on the reserve list gives you a decent chance to attend. If you'd like to be on the reserve list, please say so.
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 Doggett » 20:30 Wed 22 Feb 2017

Can I be a reserve please

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

Post by flash_uk » 21:13 Wed 22 Feb 2017

Count me in!

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

Post by CPR 1 » 21:14 Wed 22 Feb 2017

And me please.

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

Post by forest26 » 17:47 Mon 27 Feb 2017

Can you add me as a reserve please.

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

Post by WS1 » 18:35 Mon 27 Feb 2017

Yes please!
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Post by Deleted_User_1 » 09:30 Fri 10 Mar 2017

Confirm me please.

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

Post by idj123 » 08:36 Sun 26 Mar 2017

Reconfirming attendance- still nine months to secure an unknown!

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

Post by PhilW » 16:51 Sun 26 Mar 2017

Confirming also.

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

Post by Axel P » 12:49 Mon 27 Mar 2017

Would not miss this for the world....
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Wed 29 Mar 2017

Please add me to the end of the reserve list.

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

Post by AHB » 17:44 Tue 30 May 2017

If anyone else is staying at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green, let me know and we can share a cab again.

I've just booked myself into one of the double rooms, there are plenty left at the moment.
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 » 06:27 Thu 01 Jun 2017

Alex - I have booked in the Cricketer's again. Yes please to the cab share

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Post by Axel P » 11:07 Tue 06 Jun 2017

Booked in as well...
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by Christopher » 18:58 Mon 25 Sep 2017

Can I please be added to the reserve list
Thanks

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

Post by idj123 » 12:49 Thu 19 Oct 2017

Have finally got my backside in gear and booked the Cricketer's again. And, yes, happy to share a cab.

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

Post by AHB » 17:57 Sat 21 Oct 2017

Christopher wrote:
18:58 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Can I please be added to the reserve list
Thanks
You have been added.
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 WS1 » 18:40 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Can you please add a friend of mine to the reserve list. His initials are WG.
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 21:01 Wed 15 Nov 2017

WS1 wrote:
18:40 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Can you please add a friend of mine to the reserve list. His initials are WG.
Done
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 » 13:12 Tue 28 Nov 2017

EDN is no longer able to attend. The first three reserves turned down the offer of a place so CMAG is now attending and WG is top of the reserves list.
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 jdaw1 » 00:05 Wed 06 Dec 2017

For the sticky labels, the pseudo-placemats: are any Ports or wines being revealed?

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

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 11:20 Wed 06 Dec 2017

Not from me at this stage...it may change.

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

Post by AHB » 20:45 Wed 06 Dec 2017

Only to the extent that mine is an unknown bottle, believed vintage port.

Which reminds me, I should get it out and stand it up.
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 » 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.
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 jdaw1 » 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?

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