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

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Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 12:06 Fri 09 Mar 2018

OK B&F Now booked for the 5th June

Some comments on the theme would be useful.
either:
a) we try and construct a vertical of examples from years ending with an '8'
b) we go for a 'blind' bring a bottle with an 8 in the vintage as suggested by Alex.

Please confirm availability for the evening and your preference on theme.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by idj123 » 14:10 Fri 09 Mar 2018

forest26 wrote:
12:06 Fri 09 Mar 2018
OK B&F Now booked for the 5th June

Some comments on the theme would be useful.
either:
a) we try and construct a vertical of examples from years ending with an '8'
b) we go fo a 'blind' bring a bottle with an 8 in the vintage as suggested by Alex.

Please confirm availability for the evening and your preference on theme.
b) would be easier even though that that could mean VPs from the 1980s pre-dominating-although that's no bad thing at the moment.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 14:19 Fri 09 Mar 2018

Hmmm - not quite what I had in mind.
Ending in 8 might be more along the lines (exceptions for anything 18XX)

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by CPR 1 » 20:45 Fri 09 Mar 2018

5th June is good for me.

For the theme I agree it should blind bottles ending with an 8 in the vintage with an exception made for any port from the 19th century.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Doggett » 22:31 Fri 09 Mar 2018

I shall be in Edinburgh that week, so unfortunately not able to be at this one.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Constandia » 13:51 Sat 10 Mar 2018

Yes please!

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 18:11 Tue 13 Mar 2018

forest26 wrote:
14:19 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Hmmm - not quite what I had in mind.
Ending in 8 might be more along the lines (exceptions for anything 18XX)
So the theme effectively becomes one of A Port From 18XX, 1908, 1938, 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008.

I strongly suspect that either people will struggle to meet the theme requirements or we will end up with a lot of port from 1998 and 1988 - personally I'd rather drink port from the other 1980 vintages than port from these two years.

How about a slight variation so as not to disadvantage people with less deep cellars? How about "Port With An Eight" but the vintage has to be pre-declared and no duplication of vintages is permitted?

Or how about "Port With An Eight and At Least 50 Years Old"?

Or go back to the variation that I tried last summer for the Port Forum anniversary and go for a vertical of eights: 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896...
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: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 19:44 Sun 08 Apr 2018

Personally speaking... I like the purity of the theme 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896... (which was the original intention). I can fill most of the years if necessary (except 1908)

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 08:47 Mon 09 Apr 2018

forest26 wrote:
19:44 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Personally speaking... I like the purity of the theme 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896... (which was the original intention). I can fill most of the years if necessary (except 1908)
I can bring an 1897 that I've been looking for an excuse to open.
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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 07:34 Tue 10 Apr 2018

Assuming others can fill some of the easier years - I have:

68 - S, Fg
58 - W, Mz, Gm
48 - T, F, G
38 - only Tawny
18 - possibly?
08 - none
18xx some

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 13:16 Sun 29 Apr 2018

FIRST POST UPDATED

I am away for a large part of May - I need to shape this up.
Can you let me know what you would be able to bring ?
If you do not have any 8's I can probably fill the gaps.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 08:50 Mon 30 Apr 2018

I'm definitely in and have just booked a room in town to stay that night. Unless anyone objects vigorously, I will bring a Graham 1897.

I've edited the first post to show that I'll bring the G1897
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Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by idj123 » 13:07 Mon 30 Apr 2018

As has been mentioned, a difficult theme to meet but am able to put up a N58.

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

Post by forest26 » 13:13 Mon 30 Apr 2018

idj123 wrote:
13:07 Mon 30 Apr 2018
As has been mentioned, a difficult theme to meet but am able to put up a N58.
Ian - absolutely no problem with a N58.....

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

Post by CPR 1 » 16:16 Mon 30 Apr 2018

Just been for a rummage, I can offer a Tv 78 and or multiple 98's

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

Post by AHB » 22:04 Mon 30 Apr 2018

Anyone who has a problem finding the right wine can ask Tony or Tom very nicely if there's anything available for adoption...

Nice find on the N58 though, Ian.
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Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by WS1 » 13:00 Wed 02 May 2018

If Ok I would bring a Mz 58. Or is that year blocked now with the N58?

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

Post by forest26 » 12:52 Fri 04 May 2018

CPR 1 wrote:
16:16 Mon 30 Apr 2018
Just been for a rummage, I can offer a Tv 78 and or multiple 98's
Let's go for the Tv78

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

Post by forest26 » 12:53 Fri 04 May 2018

WS1 wrote:
13:00 Wed 02 May 2018
If Ok I would bring a Mz 58. Or is that year blocked now with the N58?

regards

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Mz58 would be good alongside the N58

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

Post by forest26 » 12:54 Fri 04 May 2018

AHB wrote:
22:04 Mon 30 Apr 2018
Anyone who has a problem finding the right wine can ask Tony or Tom very nicely if there's anything available for adoption...

Nice find on the N58 though, Ian.

I have anticipated that this will be difficult to fill for some. More than happy for others to adopt.

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

Post by PhilW » 17:41 Sun 06 May 2018

I didn't think I would be able to make this date, but it now appears I could. However, I believe you're full, so perhaps I could be added as a reserve?

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

Post by Cookie » 11:15 Wed 09 May 2018

Cookie wrote:
10:04 Thu 30 Nov 2017
Please may I be included...I think I have something with an 8 in it.
Withdraw please.
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by DRT » 21:41 Wed 09 May 2018

DRT wrote:
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.
My knee operation has been delayed due to my current employment status.

Am I still in or on a wait list?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 17:18 Sat 12 May 2018

DRT wrote:
21:41 Wed 09 May 2018
DRT wrote:
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.
My knee operation has been delayed due to my current employment status.

Am I still in or on a wait list?
You look like you never came off the in-crowd.
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Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by DRT » 18:33 Sun 13 May 2018

Excellent. My bottle with three 8's in the vintage is already at the B&F along with a modest but very drinkable back-up.
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