Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

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Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 14:20 Sun 26 Nov 2017

Boot & Flogger
Suggestion: Following the theme of revisiting vintages on anniversary years, it gets a little harder with the 8's. Can I propose that we cast the net wider than usual and include anything with an '8' in the vintage. Happy to modify after feedback.

WHO
  1. TC
  2. MPM
  3. CPR
  4. IDJ
  5. DRL
  6. AHB (G1897)
  7. TRHA
  8. PW
  9. JDAW
  10. Dia
  11. CMAG
  12. CAPRICA
Reserve List
  • John Ireland (tentative - can't commit until much nearer the date)
  • ADV (tentative)
  • DRT
PORTS
  1. G1897 (AHB);

    1948
  2. T48 (TC);
  3. F48 (TC Ad);
  4. G48 (Tom)

    1958
  5. N58 (IDJ);
  6. GM58 (TC Ad);
  7. Mz58 (TC Ad);
  8. W58 (TC Ad);

    1968
  9. S68 (TC Ad);
  10. FG68 (TC Ad);

    1978
  11. TV78 (CPR);
  12. N78 (Tc Ad);

    1988
  13. FG88 (TC Ad made up from Half Bottles).

Draft of the food order.

Draft of the placemats (and parameters by which made).
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by jdaw1 » 14:55 Sun 26 Nov 2017

This post to hold placemats.

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Doggett » 19:48 Sun 26 Nov 2017

Yes please... when is the actual big day Julian? 😀

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by flash_uk » 19:59 Sun 26 Nov 2017

Yup, count me in. Thx.

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by CPR 1 » 21:31 Sun 26 Nov 2017

yes please

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by idj123 » 13:24 Mon 27 Nov 2017

Ok by me.

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by DaveRL » 12:18 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Yes please

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 13:08 Tue 28 Nov 2017

I'm in please. I can do either date at the moment.
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by DRT » 17:36 Tue 28 Nov 2017

Yes please - either date.

I have a bottle with three eights in the vintage. Would that be of interest? :D
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:11 Wed 29 Nov 2017

Put me in the tentative list. It'll prob be a couple months before I know or not if I can get over the pond. But I've not been there in some time and this would be a good excuse too.


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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Cookie » 10:04 Thu 30 Nov 2017

Please may I be included...I think I have something with an 8 in it.
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 14:08 Wed 13 Dec 2017

Tony - let me know if you're happy for me to edit your first post, or feel free to copy and paste what I've put below.

People who have responded are:
  1. TC
  2. SCD
  3. MPM
  4. CPR
  5. IDJ
  6. DRL
  7. AHB
  8. DRT (who has a bottle with three 8's in the vintage)
  9. ADV (tentative)
  10. RLC
I note that JDAW has not yet responded! We should certainly hold a place for him, just in case he wants to be there.

I'd also like to invite John Ireland to join us as our guest (and therefore sharing his costs amongst us, although I will provide his bottle). Rumour has it that John is 50 next year and given the support we have from Seckfords and from John in particular, I think it would be nice to thank him by giving him a seat at the table. Unless anyone objects, I'll add him (and Julian) to the attendees list in due course as tentatives so we ensure there are seats at the table for both of them.
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by WS1 » 20:33 Wed 13 Dec 2017

If still possible,i would like to attend too.please let me know.

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 20:44 Wed 13 Dec 2017

Alex - much obliged if you can edit.
I’ll develop The theme on the New Year

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by flash_uk » 01:06 Thu 14 Dec 2017

Splendid idea to invite John Ireland.

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 11:45 Thu 14 Dec 2017

First post updated with the list of attendees, including JDAW and John Ireland.

As a bit of lobbying for when you refine the theme, I'd like to do this tasting either wholly blind so no-one knows what we are tasting (I have some black sleeve bags we could use) or wholly sighted.

Alternatively it could also be done as a slightly more structured theme where attendees drop you a PM to offer a selection of bottles which meet the theme and you choose which one appears at the event. That way you are able to ensure there are no accidental duplicates or that we don't end up with 14 bottles of 1998 Senhora da Ribeira. (If you would like me to do the coordination, I'd be happy to volunteer.)
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Constandia » 20:12 Wed 03 Jan 2018

Hi everyone, happy new year!
If there is still a space, can I please join you for this event? Otherwise please add me to the reserve list.
Many thanks.

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 22:32 Wed 03 Jan 2018

Sadly, for family reasons John Ireland is not able to commit to attend a tasting in June this early in the year. He has graciously thanked us for the invitation but has declined.

It may be worth asking again a couple of weeks before the event, if there is still a seat free.
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 14:21 Sat 06 Jan 2018

CMAG would also like to attend.
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 22:15 Thu 11 Jan 2018

I can start to put this together.

Perhaps we can firm up the theme on the 18th - if anyone not attending the 82 tasting has a view on the format/theme please make your thoughts known.

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Caparica » 23:26 Tue 20 Feb 2018

I would also like to join this event, if there is still place ...?!
Let me know.
Thank you !

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by flash_uk » 12:17 Mon 05 Mar 2018

Tony - any thoughts on which of the dates?

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Doggett » 13:03 Mon 05 Mar 2018

I am afraid I need to withdraw as I will be in Scotland that week... unless there is any interest in changing to the week after? ;-)

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 11:56 Fri 09 Mar 2018

HI Simon
I have now confirmed for the 5th - and unfortunately I cannot make the week after - Sorry!

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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by DRT » 12:00 Fri 09 Mar 2018

Sorry chaps - I am having my second knee operation on 21 May so will still be immobile and, more significantly, in an alcohol-free state when this tasting happens.
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