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Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 18:16 Tue 13 Mar 2018
by AHB
Axel P wrote:
11:37 Sun 04 Mar 2018
Would the group prefer me to bring Niepoort or Ramos Pinto. Alex would have the casting vote for being born in this year if needed.
Ramos Pinto please, and thank you for the casting vote. I have drunk the Niepoort 1963 (and it is very nice) but never tasted the RP 63

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 22:43 Tue 13 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
AHB wrote:
18:16 Tue 13 Mar 2018
Ramos Pinto please, and thank you for the casting vote. I have drunk the Niepoort 1963 (and it is very nice) but never tasted the RP 63
I want to change my vote to the Ramos Pinto.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 09:45 Thu 15 Mar 2018
by Axel P
Happy with it

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 11:47 Sun 18 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
Let’s be efficient: food orders please, from the B&F’s main menu.

For JDAW:
• Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts
• Steak, 28-day, blue, with skinny fries.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 15:07 Mon 19 Mar 2018
by PhilW
For PW please:
• Starter: Welsh rarebit
• Main: Rib-eye steak (240g, 28-day), black & blue, + béarnaise sauce, +green beans.

(is that the 28-day-old Spiced aubergine steak you're going for there Julian? :twisted: )

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 16:00 Mon 19 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
PhilW wrote:(is that the 28-day-old Spiced aubergine steak you're going for there Julian? :twisted: )
No. When home I will check and if necessary amend.

Aubergine: yuck.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 22:26 Mon 19 Mar 2018
by CPR 1
For food please;

Mac and Cheese
Rib Eye steak black and blue, chips and a side of green beans

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 23:19 Mon 19 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
jdaw1 wrote:
16:00 Mon 19 Mar 2018
PhilW wrote:(is that the 28-day-old Spiced aubergine steak you're going for there Julian? :twisted: )
No. When home I will check and if necessary amend.
As I thought, or at least hoped, the rib-eye is 28-day. The non-steak is nothing to do with me.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 14:11 Tue 20 Mar 2018
by DaveRL
For me please:

Starter: Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Main: Rib eye steak (240g aged for 28 days) rare with skinny fries
Side: Green beans with shallots

Gluten free please
Thanks

Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 14:38 Tue 20 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
Which bottles will be pre-delivered? Please could it be most of them.

Please could I have help decanting?

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 09:15 Wed 21 Mar 2018
by Doggett
With great regret I have to withdraw from this tasting. I have an event that evening and think it impossible I could be there before 9pm so I need to do the sensible thing and withdraw from what I am sure will be one of the greatest tastings. Very disappointed but I am sure a replacement will be found, and I hope the port is as lovely as I imagine!

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 10:19 Wed 21 Mar 2018
by flash_uk
For me please:
Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts
Rare Rib eye steak (240g aged for 28 days) with hand cut chips
Green beans with shallots

I’ll drop my bottle off in advance. Unfortunately on this occasion I can’t help with decanting as I only land at LCY around 6.20pm so wasn’t get to the B&F until about 7.30.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 21:49 Thu 22 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
Doggett wrote:
09:15 Wed 21 Mar 2018
With great regret I have to withdraw from this tasting. I have an event that evening and think it impossible I could be there before 9pm so I need to do the sensible thing and withdraw from what I am sure will be one of the greatest tastings. Very disappointed but I am sure a replacement will be found, and I hope the port is as lovely as I imagine!
That seat that was yours will be offered to Wolfgang Giehrl.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 23:57 Thu 22 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
jdaw1 wrote:
14:38 Tue 20 Mar 2018
Which bottles will be pre-delivered? Please could it be most of them.

Please could I have help decanting?
Nudge.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 08:42 Fri 23 Mar 2018
by Axel P
I will contact Wolfgang and let you know asap.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 17:59 Sat 24 Mar 2018
by Axel P
Wolfgang is on board.

Thanks

Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 19:29 Sat 24 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
Axel P wrote:Wolfgang is on board.
Splendid. Bringing what?

I'm struggling to get people to post about what will be pre-delivered. So, instead, please could everybody bring their bottle predecanted, and we'll do last moment pre-pouring.



Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 10:27 Sun 25 Mar 2018
by AHB
jdaw1 wrote:
19:29 Sat 24 Mar 2018
I'm struggling to get people to post about what will be pre-delivered. So, instead, please could everybody bring their bottle predecanted, and we'll do last moment pre-pouring.
You posted the change of instructions just in time. I was planning to drop off tomorrow and Tuesday. I might still do so as I would otherwise have to bring 3 bottles with me.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 11:10 Sun 25 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
Update:

Cá: IDJ
Ck: WPS
Cn: DRT from THRA
Cr: MPM
D: KMH from AHB
F: PW
G: CPR
Mk: AHB
Ni: AP
N: THRA
O: IDJ (thank you for bringing two)
RP: WG from AP
S: RLC
T: JDAW
W: DRL from CPR

Is that OK? Dissent or disagreement?


AHB wrote:
10:27 Sun 25 Mar 2018
I was planning to drop off tomorrow and Tuesday. I might still do so as I would otherwise have to bring 3 bottles with me.
Consistent with above, I believe you should be bringing Dow and Mackenzie.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 14:57 Sun 25 Mar 2018
by AHB
I confirm I'll bring Dow and Mackenzie. I'll drop them off at the B&F tomorrow night and allow them to settle for a couple of weeks.

Nearer the time I can ask the B&F staff to pull the corks and to decant. If I can, I'll ask for these two bottles to get the Audouze treatment to make Wolfgang happy.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 20:48 Mon 26 Mar 2018
by CPR 1
I plan to drop Warre and Graham off tomorrow at B&F. Unfortunately I can't offer to help much but can be there by 17.30 if that helps with setting up. If needed I will ask B&F to decant post lunch.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 06:34 Tue 27 Mar 2018
by PhilW
Am not currently expecting to be in London prior to the 10th, so will bring the Fonseca pre-decanted on the day.

Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 10:07 Tue 27 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
So far Iʼm decanting seven: Mk; D; G; W; T; Ni; RP.

Please could those bringing pre-decanted bottles arrive by 17:45, to allow time for pre-pouring.

Axel: please confirm that Wolfgang G is adopting your Niepoort.

My faith in bar staff not muddling things is imperfect: I say we do everything.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 13:10 Wed 28 Mar 2018
by idj123
If the appropriate opportunity arises then I will drop off my bottles at the B&F but like Phil, I'm not currently due in London before this tasting and therefore they will likely arrive pre-decanted.

Foodwise, Truffle mac and cheese followed by Steak (medium-rare) with skinny chrips and green beans.

Thanks.

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Posted: 14:15 Thu 29 Mar 2018
by flash_uk
I'll drop the Croft off on Monday the 9th and ask the B&F to decant Tuesday just before lunch.