A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by forest26 » 23:13 Mon 20 Jan 2020

Mike - well done on driving this forward.
You approach seems pragmatic. It would be nice to run this for as many as possible.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by WS1 » 10:37 Tue 21 Jan 2020

Hi,

given my current circumstances at work and privately sadly i have to drop of this tasting as it does not make sense to occupy a place that I most likely cannot use. Enjoy!

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by nac » 11:25 Tue 21 Jan 2020

My planned dinner with Alex this evening has had to be postponed. As such, I suggest that we discount 67 Pall Mall as a potential venue for the 70 tasting. Think it might work for other events, but not this one as I suspect the overhead costs would have been prohibitive.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by Will W. » 13:47 Thu 23 Jan 2020

Should space ultimately become available, myself and one other would like to join. We have multiple bottles of Niepoort, Rebello Valente, Delaforce, Dow's and Graham's in the cellar, if any of that is needed. I can state with certainty that only the Dow's and Graham's have come from the same case.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by flash_uk » 21:17 Thu 23 Jan 2020

OK next steps are:
- check with B&F about 28 in The Ovens
- assuming that is OK, book the Ovens and publish the date here

When that happens, the current sequence of attendees is as below. When the date gets published, folks need to reconfirm, and we’ll see where things end up.
  1. AHB (confirmed)
  2. MPM (confirmed)
  3. THRA (confirmed)
  4. BMHR (confirmed)
  5. SCD (confirmed)
  6. PW (confirmed)
  7. CPR (confirmed)
  8. IDJ (confirmed)
  9. DRL (confirmed)
  10. JDAW (confirmed)
  11. JK (confirmed)
  12. AP (confirmed via PM)
  13. Wolfgang Giehrl (waiting reconfirmation)
  14. Jörgen (confirmed)
  15. Sten (confirmed)
  16. Stefan (confirmed)
  17. DG (confirmed)
  18. TC (confirmed)
  19. Caparica (confirmed)
  20. NAC (confirmed)
  21. GEAG (confirmed)
  22. WS (confirmed via PM)
  23. Rich_n (waiting reconfirmation)
  24. CMAG (confirmed)
  25. RGO (confirmed)
  26. MC (confirmed)
  27. hadge (confirmed)
  28. Will W (confirmed)

Reserves
  1. Will W +1 (confirmed)
  2. CSD
People who couldn't make the date
  1. DRT
  2. Jasper May
  3. Andy V
  4. Gerwin
  5. Magnus
  6. Ralph
  7. Different Dave
Last edited by flash_uk on 13:30 Wed 29 Jan 2020, edited 4 times in total.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by DaveRL » 14:38 Fri 24 Jan 2020

I have Smith Woodhouse, Fonseca, Sandeman, Dow and Warre easily available.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by flash_uk » 11:58 Wed 29 Jan 2020

[original opening post moved to here]

Last night the suggestion was made that we might want to organise a large tasting of 1970 ports in 2020. Early preparation might be well worthwhile to allow us to accumulate as large a selection of 1970 shippers as possible. Between us, we can select what we will each acquire and what we will each be able to contribute to such a tasting.

I know of 1970 ports being produced and sold under the following labels. * indicates that I also know of someone who would be able to contribute a bottle to a tasting in 2020.
Amandiao (Real Vinicola)
*Andresen
*Avery
*Barros
*Berry Brothers Selection
*Borges
*Burmester
*Butler Nephew
*Calem
*Calem Foz
*Cockburn
*Croft
*Croft Roeda
*Dalva
*Delaforce
*Diez Hermanos
*Dow
*Dow Bomfim
*Feist
*Ferreira
*Feuerheerd
*Flagman
*Fonseca
*Gonzalez Byass
*Gould Campbell
*Graham
*Hunt Roope
*Hutcheson
*Kopke
*Kopke Sao Luiz
*Krohn
*Lopes (Douro Wine Shippers & Growers Association)
*Mackenzie
*Maia (Douro Wine Shippers & Growers Association)
Marks & Spencer own selection
*Martinez
*Martins (Hutcheson)
Messias
*Messias Cachao
*Morgan Brothers
*Niepoort
*Offley Boa Vista
*Poças
*Quarles Harris
*Quinta do Noval
*Quinta do Noval Nacional
*Quinta do Sibio (Real Companhia Vinicola)
*Ramos Pinto
*Rebello Valente
*Rocha
*Royal Oporto
*Royal Oporto Carvalhas
*Sandeman
*Santos Junior
*Smith Woodhouse
*Taylor
*Taylor Vargellas
*Thienpont (Butler Nephew)
Viera de Souza
*Warre

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 12:07 Wed 29 Jan 2020

A date has been landed for the 1970 Horizontal. Could all those who have expressed an interest, please confirm if they now wish to attend on the 9th October 2020.

The Tier 3 tasting will be the evening before. A separate thread has been set up for that.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by winesecretary » 12:18 Wed 29 Jan 2020

I so confirm

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by nac » 12:21 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Confirmed.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by uncle tom » 13:14 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Confirmed
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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by Constandia » 13:27 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Please count me in, but will need to adopt. Thank you!

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by DRT » 13:36 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Sorry, I can't make those dates.
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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by benread » 13:42 Wed 29 Jan 2020

I am free that afternoon & evening!
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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 13:46 Wed 29 Jan 2020

DRT wrote:
13:36 Wed 29 Jan 2020
Sorry, I can't make those dates.
:shock: No! Gutted.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 14:13 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Works for me. And thank you.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by forest26 » 14:28 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Works for me

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by Will W. » 14:33 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Myself and sidekick confirmed, should space ultimately come open for us.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by Jasper May » 14:38 Wed 29 Jan 2020

I am afraid I shall be in Asia during that period, and so will have to withdraw.

Have a good tasting and I shall be with you in spirit from afar !

If any of my bottles are needed, I am happy to contribute.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 14:48 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Jasper May wrote:
14:38 Wed 29 Jan 2020
I am afraid I shall be in Asia during that period, and so will have to withdraw.

Have a good tasting and I shall be with you in spirit from afar !

If any of my bottles are needed, I am happy to contribute.
I had crossed my fingers that the dates would work for everyone, but sadly not to be. Many thanks for your kind offer on the bottles. Have fun in Asia.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by CPR 1 » 15:34 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Works for me - Huge thanks for organising

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by Jasper May » 15:36 Wed 29 Jan 2020

flash_uk wrote:
14:48 Wed 29 Jan 2020

I had crossed my fingers that the dates would work for everyone, but sadly not to be. Many thanks for your kind offer on the bottles. Have fun in Asia.
Thank you very much - have a great tasting.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by PhilW » 15:47 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Confirmed, works for me.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 16:47 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Arghh, I can't make this (these) date(s), due to other obligations

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Post by M.Charlton » 18:21 Wed 29 Jan 2020

Confirmed - thank you for organising!

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