Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

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Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 16:58 Fri 06 Apr 2018

I'd like to propose Thursday 13th of December as the date of our 2018 Port Forum Christmas extravaganza. (This ties in with my Ipswich team Christmas lunch so puts me in the right place at the right time.)

I haven't asked Tom yet, but I am hoping that he will kindly agree to host the Christmas offline again at the White Horse in Newport. The nearest train station to the pub is Newport (Essex), which is a 10 minute walk from the White Horse. Those staying overnight usually stay at the Saffron Hotel in Saffron Walden, a 10 minute car journey from the White Horse, at the Tollhouse B&B in Newport or at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green (a 7 minute drive).

The theme will be the usual, that is The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends

Space at the White Horse is a little tight so numbers attending have to be limited to 10. Normal practice is to offer those who attended the previous year first refusal. The industry guest will probably be Dirk Niepoort. CMAG took EDN's seat at short notice last year so has been demoted to first reserve to make space for EDN should he wish to attend.

Last Year's attendees were as set out below. Last year's attendees have until end of May to confirm their intention to attend in 2018 and to book their place (which can be cancelled later, if required).
1.Uncle Tom (confirmed)
2.Industry Guest (confirmed)
3.Axel Probst (confirmed)
4.AHB (confirmed)
5.IDJ (confirmed)
6.MPM (confirmed)
7.WS1 (confirmed)
8.CPR (confirmed)
9.AM (confirmed)
10.

RESERVES
None


There are usually one or two people who can't make it at the last minute each year so being on the reserve list gives you a decent chance to attend. If you'd like to be on the reserve list, please say so.

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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: Thu 13th December - Th Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by Axel P » 09:58 Sat 07 Apr 2018

Game. Thanks for the organisation, Alex and Tom.

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Re: Thu 13th December - Th Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by WS1 » 10:57 Wed 11 Apr 2018

I would also like to attend the christmas bash this year! :D

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Re: Thu 13th December - Th Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by CPR 1 » 11:34 Wed 11 Apr 2018

Count me in. Thank you.

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Re: Thu 13th December - Th Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 12:10 Wed 11 Apr 2018

And I can confirm too.

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Re: Thu 13th December - Th Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by Christopher » 18:57 Fri 13 Apr 2018

If the first reserve gets in would love to attend
Thanks

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 10:10 Mon 16 Apr 2018

I've just booked a room at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green. Happy to share a taxi as we've done in the past.
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: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by PhilW » 13:23 Mon 23 Apr 2018

Confirming I hope to attend.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by idj123 » 13:13 Tue 01 May 2018

My re-attendance is confirmed (and the search for a suitable bottle continues in earnest).

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 11:21 Wed 09 May 2018

Count me OUT please.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by Wolfgang Giehrl » 21:42 Thu 10 May 2018

Confirming. Hopefully I´m possible to attend.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by JB vintage » 23:48 Tue 15 May 2018

I would love to come if reserve seats are in, provided that I am accepted from the reserve list on the Offley vertical on Dec. 11.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 15:38 Wed 26 Sep 2018

Our industry guest has confirmed he will attend (initials EDN). I have promised to book him a room at the Cricketers Arms, which I will do once I am sober.
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: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 19:47 Tue 04 Dec 2018

If anyone is unable to make it to the Christmas tasting, please say so as soon as you are aware of that fact in order to give people on the waiting list a decent chance of reorganising their schedules to attend.

Tom - do you need anything from us in advance? Am I allowed to be radical and have a smaller steak than normal? I am very happy with a 500g steak instead of the usual 900.
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2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by CPR 1 » 20:59 Tue 04 Dec 2018

AHB wrote:
10:10 Mon 16 Apr 2018
I've just booked a room at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green. Happy to share a taxi as we've done in the past.
To confirm I would lile a place in the taxi if possible (both ways) - Thanks

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 01:40 Wed 05 Dec 2018

CPR 1 wrote:
20:59 Tue 04 Dec 2018
AHB wrote:
10:10 Mon 16 Apr 2018
I've just booked a room at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green. Happy to share a taxi as we've done in the past.
To confirm I would lile a place in the taxi if possible (both ways) - Thanks
I'd also like a taxi slot if poss.

Thx

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by PhilW » 08:11 Wed 05 Dec 2018

I'm going to have to drop from the Xmas tasting this year due to other commitments confirmed yesterday (coincidental timing given Alex's reminder).
Please make my space available for a reserve.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by idj123 » 17:47 Thu 06 Dec 2018

Place in the taxi as well please!

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by Christopher » 09:16 Mon 10 Dec 2018

I am afraid I have to drop out due to work travel commitments.
I hope you have a wonderful evening

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 10:07 Mon 10 Dec 2018

Tom, 2 confirmed attendees have dropped. Did you contact Wolfgang Giehrl yet to see if he can take up a slot? If he can't then Tony and JDAW are next in line.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 10:26 Mon 10 Dec 2018

I am contacting the first two reserves as we speak...

And also trying to book a taxi to cope with 5 passengers. These being:
  • AHB
  • EDN
  • IDJ
  • MPM
  • CPR
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: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 13:35 Mon 10 Dec 2018

A car has been booked with Elsenham Cabs (01279 815303). Pick up at the Cricketer's Arms at 17.45 and return leaving the White Horse at 00.00
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: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 18:00 Mon 10 Dec 2018

AHB wrote:
13:35 Mon 10 Dec 2018
A car has been booked with Elsenham Cabs (01279 815303). Pick up at the Cricketer's Arms at 17.45 and return leaving the White Horse at 00.00
Just looking at my diary and travel - I might not make it to the Cricketer's for 1745, in which case no worries - I'll get a separate cab.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by jdaw1 » 22:30 Mon 10 Dec 2018

Sticky labels etc have been made. Please confirm OK; and choose somebody to print.

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Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 23:13 Mon 10 Dec 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
22:30 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Sticky labels etc have been made. Please confirm OK; and choose somebody to print.
Unfortunately I am not in the office again this week so can’t print.
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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