Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

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Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Post by jdaw1 » 00:38 Tue 12 Dec 2017

This post to hold arrangements as and when made.

Theme: Port Fit for a (New) Duchess.

Where: The Red Room, The Boot & Flogger.

Ports?
  1. Unknown 1911 (brought by Dr. Tony Carter);
  2. Fonseca 1960 (also brought by Dr. Tony Carter);
  3. Croft 1960 (brought by Mr. Ian D. Johns).
  4. Quinta do Noval 1960 (brought by Mr. Dave R. Lund).
  5. Offley 1960 (brought by Mr. Wolfgang P. Starz).
  6. Sandeman 1960 (brought by Mr. Alex H. Bridgeman);
  7. Dow 1960 (brought by Mr. Tom H. R. Archer).
  8. Graham Malvedos 1968 (brought by Mr. Simon C. Doggett);
  9. Sandeman 1970 (brought by Mr. Chris Appleby);
  10. Dow 1970 magnum (brought by Mr. Julian D. A. Wiseman + Mr. Dan E. Azzopardi).
  11. Graham 1970 magnum (brought by Mr. Charles P. Redshaw);
  12. Cockburn 1977 (brought by Mr. Derek R. Turnbull).
Who?
  1. Mr. Julian D. A. Wiseman (who will bring a magnum of Dow 1970).
  2. Dr. Dan E. Azzopardi (who will also be bringing that magnum of Dow 1970).
  3. Mr. Dave R. Lund (who will bring a Quinta do Noval 1960).
  4. Mr. Charles P. Redshaw (who will bring a Graham 1970 magnum).
  5. Mr. Alex H. Bridgeman (who will bring a Sandeman 1960).
  6. Dr. Tony Carter (who will bring a 1911, and a Fonseca 1960).
  7. Mr. Derek R. Turnbull (who will bring a Cockburn 1977).
  8. Mr. Tom H. R. Archer (who will bring a Dow 1960).
  9. Mr. Ian D. Johns (who will bring a Croft 1960).
  10. Mr. Simon C. Doggett (who will bring a Graham Malvedos 1968).
  11. Mr. Wolfgang P. Starz (who will bring an Offley 1960).
  12. Mr. Chris Appleby (who will bring a Sandeman 1970).
Possibles.
  • Mrs. MaryAnne Wiseman.
Food order.

Draft of the placemats (and parameters by which made).
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(Red and blue from the Union Jack; Silver as white from same; Gold for Royalty (and edged in copper as a flagrant breach of heraldic guidelines); and pink because there being five colours helped the layout.)

(Corrected to follow Emily Post.)

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 00:38 Tue 12 Dec 2017

Prince Henry of Wales KCVO is to marry Miss Rachel Meghan Markle, on a date likely to be in May 2018. In honour of the lucky couple there is to be Port tasting, for us loyal subjects and for a few friends not so blessed.

The theme (‘Port Fit for a Duchess’) has been chosen as echo of Port Fit for a Queen, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s reign exceeding that of Victoria.

Black Tie?

Various details to follow.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by flash_uk » 11:11 Tue 12 Dec 2017

Yep I'm in.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by DaveRL » 12:46 Tue 12 Dec 2017

A very good idea. Yes please.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by CPR 1 » 12:48 Tue 12 Dec 2017

This sounds like a splendid idea. I have the pleasure of accepting your kind invitation.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by AHB » 14:06 Tue 12 Dec 2017

In principle, yes please.

However, please make sure it's not a date in May on or before the 9th since I will be running around like a headless chicken organising the BFT.
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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 00:54 Wed 13 Dec 2017

Should we pick a date now, accepting the risk that it might be a little early or late. ¿Tuesday 22nd May 2018?

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by AHB » 13:39 Wed 13 Dec 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
00:54 Wed 13 Dec 2017
Should we pick a date now, accepting the risk that it might be a little early or late. ¿Tuesday 22nd May 2018?
Not half term; currently free in my diary. The proposed date works.

Should we attempt to meet in Windsor?
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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by AHB » 13:59 Wed 13 Dec 2017

AHB wrote:
13:39 Wed 13 Dec 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
00:54 Wed 13 Dec 2017
Should we pick a date now, accepting the risk that it might be a little early or late. ¿Tuesday 22nd May 2018?
Not half term; currently free in my diary. The proposed date works.

Should we attempt to meet in Windsor?
Looking at the diary / tasting calendar, could we move this forward to 15th May so as to leave 3½ weeks between this tasting and the "Any 8" tasting?
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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by forest26 » 20:50 Wed 13 Dec 2017

Would like to attend... Windsor works for me

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 20:51 Wed 13 Dec 2017

¿Tuesday 15th May 2018?

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by AHB » 14:59 Fri 15 Dec 2017

The date for the wedding has been set as Saturday 19th May, perfect timing for us to toast the happy couple.

Should we offer the groom the opportunity to join us for his stag night?
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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by DRT » 15:52 Fri 15 Dec 2017

Yes please.
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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by uncle tom » 16:42 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Count me in..

I still have two bottles of Ch. La Lagune 1978 that once belonged to the groom's great grandmother. I also still have various bottles of VP that belonged to that lady's brother's grandson, who was the official photographer at the groom's mother's wedding..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 19:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
00:38 Tue 12 Dec 2017
Black Tie?
E.g.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by idj123 » 21:49 Sat 16 Dec 2017

No real interest in the circumstances that have given rise to this tasting but for the sake of the Port consider me in.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 Sat 16 Dec 2017

idj123 wrote:
21:49 Sat 16 Dec 2017
No real interest in the circumstances that have given rise to this tasting but for the sake of the Port consider me in.
Last time your ignoring of your principles was less grumpy.
idj123 wrote:
12:33 Mon 11 May 2015
Whilst I would not consider myself a Monarchist, Port drinking wins out and so please put me down for this tasting. Not sure whether the theme allows for duplicated years-it it does, I will bring a D60 or if not, a FG64.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by DRT » 10:27 Sun 17 Dec 2017

DRT wrote:
15:52 Fri 15 Dec 2017
Yes please.
uncle tom wrote:
16:42 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Count me in
jdaw1 wrote:
00:38 Tue 12 Dec 2017
Who?
  1. A guest;
  2. Mr. Julian D. A. Wiseman, Esq.
  3. Mrs. MaryAnne Wiseman.
  4. Mr. Mike P. Meehan, Esq.
  5. Mr. Dave R. Lund, Esq.
  6. Mr. Charles P. Redshaw, Esq.
  7. Mr. Alex H. Bridgeman, Esq.
  8. Dr. Tony Carter, Esq.
  9. Mr. Tom H. R. Archer, Esq.
:cry:
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Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by idj123 » 10:53 Sun 17 Dec 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:32 Sat 16 Dec 2017
idj123 wrote:
21:49 Sat 16 Dec 2017
No real interest in the circumstances that have given rise to this tasting but for the sake of the Port consider me in.
Last time your ignoring of your principles was less grumpy.
idj123 wrote:
12:33 Mon 11 May 2015
Whilst I would not consider myself a Monarchist, Port drinking wins out and so please put me down for this tasting. Not sure whether the theme allows for duplicated years-it it does, I will bring a D60 or if not, a FG64.
No, you are quite right, I should try to be less of a humbug (although I do have more time for HM than the wider issue) :D

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Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Post by uncle tom » 10:59 Sun 17 Dec 2017

The monarchy is a quaint anachronism. However, the argument for retaining it is amply summed up in two words:

'President Blair'
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 15:58 Sun 17 Dec 2017

DRT wrote:
10:27 Sun 17 Dec 2017
:cry:
Fixed, with apologies.



jdaw1 wrote:
19:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
00:38 Tue 12 Dec 2017
Black Tie?
E.g.
?

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by AHB » 18:08 Sun 17 Dec 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
19:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
00:38 Tue 12 Dec 2017
Black Tie?
E.g.
?
While happy with the principle of a black tie affair, mid-week logistics makes this more difficult than I would like. I prefer not.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Post by jdaw1 » 18:25 Sun 17 Dec 2017

Very well. Not black tie. Sighted. Port Fit for a Duchess.

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by DRT » 21:18 Sun 17 Dec 2017

AHB wrote:
18:08 Sun 17 Dec 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
19:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
00:38 Tue 12 Dec 2017
Black Tie?
E.g.
?
While happy with the principle of a black tie affair, mid-week logistics makes this more difficult than I would like. I prefer not.
I agree with AHB.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Post by DRT » 21:19 Sun 17 Dec 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
15:58 Sun 17 Dec 2017
DRT wrote:
10:27 Sun 17 Dec 2017
:cry:
Fixed, with apologies
Thank you.
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