Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by Doggett » 11:30 Thu 23 Nov 2017

No food for me, just good juice and good company. Many thanks.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by WS1 » 14:21 Thu 23 Nov 2017

If there is space, can I please still attend?

Would need to check what I have but I am sure I have some Calem 83, 85 and some from the 90s.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by PhilW » 22:54 Thu 23 Nov 2017

Hi Wolfgang; obviously would love you to join us, but I will need to check whether we can move into the red room (if it is still available). Will let you know ASAP tomorrow.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by PhilW » 14:54 Fri 24 Nov 2017

WS1 wrote:
14:21 Thu 23 Nov 2017
If there is space, can I please still attend?
PhilW wrote:
22:54 Thu 23 Nov 2017
Hi Wolfgang; obviously would love you to join us, but I will need to check whether we can move into the red room (if it is still available). Will let you know ASAP tomorrow.
Yes :D
We are now booked for the red room (instead of green), so have plenty of room. Am glad you're able to join us. I'll adjust the adoptions slightly.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 22:08 Fri 24 Nov 2017

The food order currently has order from only three of us.

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Post by PhilW » 22:35 Fri 24 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:The food order currently has order from only three of us.
Thanks for preparing. BTW you can include Simon (no food) too.

All, please do let us know what you want over the weekend, as I need to give the order to the B&F on Monday morning. Thank you.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by idj123 » 10:44 Sat 25 Nov 2017

I'm not sure I can see much change in the menu from the last few times and so I will have:

-truffle mac and cheese
-steak (medium-rare) and chips

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Post by WS1 » 12:31 Sat 25 Nov 2017

Thank you! Just located the Ca85 among some 02 Burgundies! :D I must have been drunk putting it in that wooden box! :roll:

Can I please have duck liver parfait as starter and Sirloin Steak (medium rare) with peppercorn source as a main.

Looking fwd to Wednesday

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 15:59 Sat 25 Nov 2017

WS1 wrote:
12:31 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Just located the Ca85
Please confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 instead of Tony. Please also confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 rather than CáF85.

And WPS hasn’t read the new menu. Order interpreted as Duck liver pâté; Rib eye steak (240g aged for 28 days) with hand cut chips, Medium-Rare.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by WS1 » 16:40 Sat 25 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
15:59 Sat 25 Nov 2017
WS1 wrote:
12:31 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Just located the Ca85
Please confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 instead of Tony. Please also confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 rather than CáF85.

And WPS hasn’t read the new menu. Order interpreted as Duck liver pâté; Rib eye steak (240g aged for 28 days) with hand cut chips, Medium-Rare.
uups! I did not read the menu but read the christmas menu yesterday and assumed Sirloin is also on offer..... :roll:
Anyway your interpretation was correct! Also please do not forget the peppercorn sauce!

Just checked the bt again to be sure, it is a Calem VP 1985. Is there also a CaF 85?

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by PhilW » 23:31 Sat 25 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
15:59 Sat 25 Nov 2017
WS1 wrote:
12:31 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Just located the Ca85
Please confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 instead of Tony. Please also confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 rather than CáF85.
Confirming both. I am not aware of the existence of any Foz from '85.

I will be following up with emails to all tomorrow to confirm bottles being brought, adoptions, and to chase outstanding food orders, in case any attendees haven't seen recent posts.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 14:04 Sun 26 Nov 2017

WS1 wrote:
16:40 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Is there also a CaF 85?
Not of which I am aware.

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Post by forest26 » 14:05 Sun 26 Nov 2017

s. Crab salad

m. Steak medium rare - side of spinach or something green.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 14:14 Sun 26 Nov 2017

forest26 wrote:
14:05 Sun 26 Nov 2017
Crab salad something green.
= Green beans with shallots

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 14:57 Sun 26 Nov 2017

PhilW wrote:
13:06 Wed 15 Nov 2017
(additional vintages potentially available: 35, 87, 94, 97)
How financially punitive would it be to include the ’35?

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Post by PhilW » 13:31 Mon 27 Nov 2017

Food order has been sent (Tom: I've assumed you want a steak, per my email; Alex I've left yours blank for now until we know whether you are able to join us, and whether for food or not).
jdaw1 wrote:
14:57 Sun 26 Nov 2017
PhilW wrote:
13:06 Wed 15 Nov 2017
(additional vintages potentially available: 35, 87, 94, 97)
How financially punitive would it be to include the ’35?
I don't know, but will check.

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Post by PhilW » 11:27 Tue 28 Nov 2017

PhilW wrote:
13:31 Mon 27 Nov 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
14:57 Sun 26 Nov 2017
How financially punitive would it be to include the ’35?
I don't know, but will check.
We could add the '35 for around £25/head if wanted (and the '87 probably for less than an extra fiver, though I haven't checked with CPR to confirm). We are currently 11 bottles, with 8/9 people (depending whether Alex can attend or not). Do people want to include the additional vintage(s), '35 and/or '87 ?

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by idj123 » 14:12 Tue 28 Nov 2017

PhilW wrote:
11:27 Tue 28 Nov 2017
PhilW wrote:
13:31 Mon 27 Nov 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
14:57 Sun 26 Nov 2017
How financially punitive would it be to include the ’35?
I don't know, but will check.
We could add the '35 for around £25/head if wanted (and the '87 probably for less than an extra fiver, though I haven't checked with CPR to confirm). We are currently 11 bottles, with 8/9 people (depending whether Alex can attend or not). Do people want to include the additional vintage(s), '35 and/or '87 ?
If we were to include an additional bottle, personally, I would prefer the 87 rather than the 35, being more in keeping with the line-up.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 15:02 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Cálem vertical so unusual that I favour the extra. Preferred the ’35; would agree with ’87 if that the consensus.

For placemat purposes, decision by 11pm today please.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by WS1 » 15:06 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Hi,

I am in favour of the 35! Brilliant port! Also just delivered my bt of Ca85 to the Boot&Flogger with instruction to leave the bt in the cellar standing. Along the way I dropped off my British passport application...... :lol:

cu tomorrow

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by WS1 » 15:09 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Forgot to ad I would tolerate the 87 Calem too; just want to mention that in the old days when DRT was present both ports would have been added anyway!

:wink: :lol: :tpf:

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Post by CPR 1 » 21:21 Tue 28 Nov 2017

I am keen on the idea of the 35 if that works. 87 difficult as in mother in law's cellar

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 22:13 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Phil: decision please.

Presumably credited to “The team, from XXX”.

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Post by PhilW » 22:18 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Almost unanimous, so 35 will be included.

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Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 22:43 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Added to the paperwork. Please confirm satisfactory.

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