Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by forest26 » 07:40 Thu 20 Sep 2018

Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts

Sirloin steak, medium rare, with skinny fries,
+ Green beans with shallots;

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by PhilW » 08:04 Sat 22 Sep 2018

Just missing an order (and/or default order) for Wolfgang (S).
Will create a default if I don't hear back today, and post the food order for checking tonight/tomorrow morning, and then submit on Monday evening.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by PhilW » 21:53 Sat 22 Sep 2018

Food order draft created; please check your orders; I will submit on Monday evening, so any corrections before then please.
Wolfgang - as you have not posted your food choices and have no default order currently, I have assumed you want the same order as from a previous tasting, and trust this should be ok.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Sat 22 Sep 2018

Works for me, thank you.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 02:27 Sun 23 Sep 2018

PhilW wrote:
21:53 Sat 22 Sep 2018
Food order draft created; please check your orders
My order is correct, thanks.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by WS1 » 11:29 Sun 23 Sep 2018

Apologies for the delay, was off sick. Food order is duck liver pate for starter and sirloin steak medium rare with skinny fries green beans with shallots as main.

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Post by PhilW » 13:05 Sun 23 Sep 2018


WS1 wrote:Apologies for the delay, was off sick. Food order is duck liver pate for starter and sirloin steak medium rare with skinny fries green beans with shallots as main.
Thanks Wolfgang - hope you're feeling better.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by CPR 1 » 15:25 Sun 23 Sep 2018

Can I please have chips with my steak. Any type is good 😀

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by benread » 16:31 Sun 23 Sep 2018

Food order looks good to me. Thank you.


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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by WS1 » 19:10 Mon 24 Sep 2018

Ck55 delivered today to the B&F😀

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by PhilW » 09:57 Tue 25 Sep 2018

Updated food order as submitted, FYI.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by Axel P » 07:36 Wed 26 Sep 2018

Dear Axel ,
Very nice to hear from you.
I have the best memories from that great tasting, without doubt one of the most enjoyable and interesting events in all my profissional life !
Also Cockburn's 1908 was, probably, the best Vintage I taste ever !
Please send my best regards to all,
Abraço,
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 09:55 Wed 26 Sep 2018

Axel P wrote:
07:36 Wed 26 Sep 2018
Dear Axel ,
Very nice to hear from you.
I have the best memories from that great tasting, without doubt one of the most enjoyable and interesting events in all my profissional life !
Also Cockburn's 1908 was, probably, the best Vintage I taste ever !
Please send my best regards to all,
Abraço,
Miguel
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by Axel P » 07:33 Fri 28 Sep 2018

And here are Dominics words alongside to the tasting, when I asked him what needed to be altered when the Symingtons took over the brand:

Dear Axel

As you are aware. We purchased the assets of Cockburn’s from Beam Global Spirits & Wines in 2006 but not the brand and at the same time came to an agreement with them to supply them with their commercial requirements of Cockburn’s Port, including Vintage. We had to ensure that we kept adequate stock for future business development of all categories of port.

We also contracted to keep Quinta dos Canais available to them for marketing & promotional/Commercial visits.

All wine making and production responsibility was to be solely ours although final blends would be signed off by them.

The entire Cockburn’s vineyards, wine making facilities in the Douro and ageing cellars (Lodge) in Vila Nova de Gaia became our sole property.

Cockburn’s had historically followed their own philosophy in wine making with a particular propensity to use the “movimosto” system of double-depth lagares and a pumping-over system. We were not particularly keen on this system due to potential issues of excessive air contact and possible oxidation and so immediately started making the Cockburn’s wines by our, now tried and tested, method of automatic treaders (modern Lagares). For the commercial wines we use the very efficient small volume/large surface area closed autovinification tanks where one harnesses the by-product CO2 as a “pressure-pump” to transfer the must from below the cap to above so as to maintain the must constantly mixed and hence permanent skin contact with the must. We believe that both these systems produce much better wines than others that can be used for the production of port.

We reviewed the Cockburn’s blends and within the traditional parameters of the house and wine styles looked to enhance & improve the blends, focus on particular unique points within the traditional Cockburn’s style and also bring some “freshness” to the wines. (Lifting the aromas & flavours by having well balanced acidity)

We held two very extensive vintage tastings going as far back as the 1860’s with some of the worlds leading wine critics and as many old Cockburn’s and Harvey’s employees so that we could taste and hold a debate between us all to understand the original “DNA” of Cockburn’s which we believed had been somewhat lost since the late 1960’s / early 1970’s. The point of the two tastings was to have an open round-table discussion between all guests to “get under the skin” of Cockburn’s Vintage Port and understand what was the original “house style”.

This we believe we achieved and since 2011 have re-defined the house style and “taken it back to it’s roots”.

Essentially we have identified the vineyard style and allow the grapes to define the wine rather than interfere too much. Cockburn’s is unique, a little on the dry side, floral and aromatic with a bit of “garririge”, quite lean but rich and lingering.

Most of the Cockburn’s vineyards were in excellent condition so here there was very little work to be done.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 11:00 Sun 30 Sep 2018

Please could somebody check the placemats carefully, ideally today. Thank you.

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(Do force-reload images. PDF version = 11:00 Sun 30 Sep 2018.)

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by PhilW » 15:28 Sun 30 Sep 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
11:00 Sun 30 Sep 2018
Please could somebody check the placemats carefully, ideally today. Thank you.
Provided details in first post are all up to date, everything looks correct on the placemats to me.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 17:12 Sun 30 Sep 2018

PhilW wrote:
15:28 Sun 30 Sep 2018
jdaw1 wrote:
11:00 Sun 30 Sep 2018
Please could somebody check the placemats carefully, ideally today. Thank you.
Provided details in first post are all up to date, everything looks correct on the placemats to me.
Thank you.

• Derek: please confirm first post all good.

• Who can print?

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by flash_uk » 17:59 Sun 30 Sep 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
17:12 Sun 30 Sep 2018
• Who can print?
I can print.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 23:01 Sun 30 Sep 2018

flash_uk wrote:
17:59 Sun 30 Sep 2018
I can print.
Thank you. N.B.:
jdaw1 wrote:
11:00 Sun 30 Sep 2018
(Do force-reload images. PDF version = 11:00 Sun 30 Sep 2018.)

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 19:33 Mon 01 Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
17:12 Sun 30 Sep 2018
• Derek: please confirm first post all good.
All good.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by flash_uk » 14:33 Tue 02 Oct 2018

Printing done. Heading to B&F for 4.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by AHB » 15:03 Tue 02 Oct 2018

I’ll also aim to be there as soon after 5pm as I can manage.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DaveRL » 16:24 Tue 02 Oct 2018

I'm on the way. Should get there a little after 5.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by Doggett » 18:04 Tue 02 Oct 2018

May the juice be wonderful. Enjoy...

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by DRT » 16:56 Fri 12 Oct 2018

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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