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
3.Axel Probst (confirmed)
4.AHB (confirmed)
5.IDJ (confirmed)
6.MPM (confirmed)
7.WS1 (confirmed)
8.PW (confirmed)
9.CMAG (confirmed)
10.CPR (confirmed)

RESERVES
1.WG (confirmed as first reserve)
2.SGD (not yet confirmed)
3.TC (not yet confirmed)
4.JDAW (not yet confirmed)
5.NN (not yet confirmed)
6.JB (confirmed subject to being at the Offley vertical)


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.
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.
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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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