Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

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Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by AHB » 16:07 Wed 12 Apr 2017

I can't claim that it's an emergency when I know a week ahead that I will be in London, but if anyone else finds themselves in London on the evening of Wednesday 19th April and would like to get together at the B&F (or an alternative venue if one is suggested) then please say so here.

If a quorum is formed, the theme would be "Bring a bottle of port to share". Note that this does not necessarily mean vintage port...
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by DRT » 17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017

Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.

Enjoy.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by AHB » 20:53 Wed 12 Apr 2017

DRT wrote:
17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.
I believe there are trains between Liverpudlium and Londondinium. Therefore your "excuse" is considered feeble and unacceptable.

Please come up with a better excuse or I will be forced to open a Nacional 1963 that evening to illustrate why an advance purchase ticket for the train would have been the better option than staying at Our Mam's B&B on Park Road.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by idj123 » 21:16 Wed 12 Apr 2017

I'm in -with or without the NN63!

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by AHB » 21:18 Wed 12 Apr 2017

idj123 wrote:
21:16 Wed 12 Apr 2017
I'm in -with or without the NN63!
Excellent, we have a quorum. The NN63 will only be opened if DRT is not available.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by flash_uk » 21:51 Wed 12 Apr 2017

Count me in tentative for now.
Thx!

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by Doggett » 23:20 Wed 12 Apr 2017

I would very much like to join this tasting, regardless of the bottles that are brought, but will need to confirm after the Easter weekend to firm up the childcare for young Zachary. I will of course be trying to explain the possible opportunity of tasting a NN63 to my port widow ;-)but fear it would have the same persuasive effect on Rosie as would a bottle of Cockburn Special Reserve (with all due respect to a fine basic ruby) :-)

Please mark me as tentative and I shall update asap.

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Re: RE: Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by Glenn E. » 04:55 Thu 13 Apr 2017


AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:
17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.
I believe there are trains between Liverpudlium and Londondinium. Therefore your "excuse" is considered feeble and unacceptable.

Please come up with a better excuse or I will be forced to open a Nacional 1963 that evening to illustrate why an advance purchase ticket for the train would have been the better option than staying at Our Mam's B&B on Park Road.
I fear this is a self-defeating threat. Logically, at this point, DRT should remain in Liverpudlidinium on the 19th and take one for the team so that his fellow tasters have the opportunity to experience NN63. They would certainly thank him at every opportunity, likely with shared Port.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by jdaw1 » 23:36 Thu 13 Apr 2017

Permission has been sought. Images of the placemats are in the first post.

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Post by DRT » 00:11 Fri 14 Apr 2017

Glenn E. wrote:
04:55 Thu 13 Apr 2017
AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:
17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.
I believe there are trains between Liverpudlium and Londondinium. Therefore your "excuse" is considered feeble and unacceptable.

Please come up with a better excuse or I will be forced to open a Nacional 1963 that evening to illustrate why an advance purchase ticket for the train would have been the better option than staying at Our Mam's B&B on Park Road.
I fear this is a self-defeating threat. Logically, at this point, DRT should remain in Liverpudlidinium on the 19th and take one for the team so that his fellow tasters have the opportunity to experience NN63. They would certainly thank him at every opportunity, likely with shared Port.
But, as an honourable chap with no wish to see my good friend duped into opening an NN63 unnecessarily (or without me present :twisted: ) I am happy to declare that I might be able to attend and will confirm one way or another well after the time by which an NN63 should be decanted.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by jdaw1 » 09:56 Fri 14 Apr 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:36 Thu 13 Apr 2017
Permission has been sought
… and granted.

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by AHB » 19:18 Fri 14 Apr 2017

The private room at the B&F has been booked. 5 is probably comfortable, 6 a squeeze, 7 will mean moving to a different room.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by jdaw1 » 23:52 Fri 14 Apr 2017

Blind or sighted? (Obviously excepting AHB’s NN63.)

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by AHB » 18:15 Sat 15 Apr 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:52 Fri 14 Apr 2017
Blind or sighted? (Obviously excepting AHB’s NN63.)
I don't mind.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by flash_uk » 18:57 Mon 17 Apr 2017

flash_uk wrote:
21:51 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Count me in tentative for now.
Thx!
Sadly I'm now not able to make it chaps. Have fun!

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by Doggett » 21:47 Mon 17 Apr 2017

It seems my child care situation has been resolved most satisfactorily, so I should be there to share some lovely port [and the marvellous NN63 if Derek can't make it]. Blind or sighted are both good for me...just let me know.

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by jdaw1 » 21:57 Mon 17 Apr 2017

As nobody has definitively revealed, we seem to be blind by default. Or unblind thyself.

Review thread.

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by AHB » 07:43 Wed 19 Apr 2017

I forgot to print the placemats. Is anyone able to print today? Thanks.
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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by Doggett » 07:55 Wed 19 Apr 2017

I can do on the home printer... you just look after that lovely Nacional! :-)

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by idj123 » 15:59 Wed 19 Apr 2017

I will be there nearer to 7pm than to 6.30pm.

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Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Post by idj123 » 19:02 Wed 19 Apr 2017

Actually it'll be nearer 8pm. Alex, have sent you an email.

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