10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by DRT » 00:27 Wed 13 Mar 2019

AHB wrote:
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Early June would be good for me, otherwise suggest going for late Sep when it might be cooling down again?
Late September wouldn't work for me. Early June might be cramming too much into the six weeks from 1 May to 17 June.

I'd prefer October or November - now it's up to the organiser to choose a date...
I think October would be good.

Does Tuesday the 15th work?
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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by PhilW » 07:39 Wed 13 Mar 2019

DRT wrote:
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I think October would be good.

Does Tuesday the 15th work?
Not for me sadly, as that's my wife's birthday. A week earlier (the 8th) would work; a week later would be right next to my own birthday tasting.

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by DRT » 09:20 Wed 13 Mar 2019

PhilW wrote:
07:39 Wed 13 Mar 2019
DRT wrote:
00:27 Wed 13 Mar 2019
I think October would be good.

Does Tuesday the 15th work?
Not for me sadly, as that's my wife's birthday. A week earlier (the 8th) would work; a week later would be right next to my own birthday tasting.
The 8th is my wife's birthday :|
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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by AHB » 13:13 Wed 13 Mar 2019

January 2020?
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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by PhilW » 14:11 Wed 13 Mar 2019

I don't think we need to push it out that far. Deliberately ignoring July and August as too hot and holiday season, we don't currently have that many tastings planned this year, with nothing in June, (July, August), September or the first half of October. It would seem better to me to have a tasting even if one of us can't make it rather than to defer it further; and I'm sure come January we'll be needing a 60@60 tasting, never mind a major 70@50 horizontal, and I'm sure others :)

Ignoring July/Aug given heat and holidays, and taking into account that in late June some may be in Porto for São João, and late Sept some may be in the Douro for the harvest, so that still leaves the first halves of June, Sept and Oct clearly available this year. I appreciate DRT's efforts to find a date which suits us all, but suggest that notwithstanding previous posts, DRT as organiser now sets the date as best suits him in one of those ranges (and if I or others can't make the selected date then so be it, but at least it goes ahead for most folks).

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by AHB » 14:43 Fri 15 Mar 2019

To help DRT in his quest to find the perfect date, I can offer this handy ready reckoner for the rest of the year:
w/c Mar 18
w/c Mar 25 - DRT Birthday on Mar 26
w/c Apr 1 - AHB organising BFT
w/c Apr 8 - AHB organising BFT; school Easter holidays
w/c Apr 15 - BFT; school Easter holidays
w/c Apr 22 - Easter Monday
w/c Apr 29 - Bartholomew Broadbent
w/c May 6 - Spring Bank Holiday
w/c May 13 - Douro visit by some
w/c May 20 - Victoria's 200th Birthday celebration
w/c May 27 - Whitsun Bank Holiday
w/c Jun 3
w/c Jun 10
w/c Jun 17 - organiser not available
w/c Jun 24 - organiser not available
w/c Jul 1 - no DRL
w/c Jul 8 - no DRL
w/c Jul 15
w/c Jul 22
w/c Jul 29
w/c Aug 5 - no DRL
w/c Aug 12 - no DRL
w/c Aug 19
w/c Aug 26 - August Bank Holiday
w/c Sep 2 - no AHB
w/c Sep 9
w/c Sep 16 - AHB not available
w/c Sep 23 - organiser not available
w/c Sep 30 - AHB not available
w/c Oct 7 - organiser not available Tue 8th
w/c Oct 14 - PW not available Tue 15th
w/c Oct 21
w/c Oct 28 - PW 50th birthday
w/c Nov 4
w/c Nov 11
w/c Nov 18
w/c Nov 25 - probable week for BBR Port Walk
w/c Dec 2
w/c Dec 9
w/c Dec 16 - probable week for Xmas Tasting
w/c Dec 23 - Christmas week
w/c Dec 30 - New Year
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by flash_uk » 14:46 Fri 15 Mar 2019

Nice work Alex. Two potentials I can see: w/c 15 Jul and w/c 7 Oct.

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by AHB » 14:48 Fri 15 Mar 2019

I think w/c 10 Jun might also work. Depends when you're in Portugal.
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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by flash_uk » 15:02 Fri 15 Mar 2019

AHB wrote:
14:48 Fri 15 Mar 2019
I think w/c 10 Jun might also work. Depends when you're in Portugal.
Good spot, yes that's also an option. A few of us are in the Douro w/c 13 May.

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by PhilW » 17:30 Fri 15 Mar 2019

Two minor edits: the early weeks of Sep are erroneous as shown currently - both of "PW not avail 15th" and "DRT not avail 8th" are for Oct (not Sep), which would also make w/c Sep 9 empty, though I agree that w/c 10 Jun would be a good choice if DRT available then.

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by DRT » 09:17 Sat 16 Mar 2019

PhilW wrote:
17:30 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Two minor edits: the early weeks of Sep are erroneous as shown currently - both of "PW not avail 15th" and "DRT not avail 8th" are for Oct (not Sep), which would also make w/c Sep 9 empty, though I agree that w/c 10 Jun would be a good choice if DRT available then.
Fixed.

Tuesday 10th of September?
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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by AHB » 23:03 Sat 16 Mar 2019

DRT wrote:
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Tuesday 10th of September?
Works for me
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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by PhilW » 09:16 Sun 17 Mar 2019

AHB wrote:
23:03 Sat 16 Mar 2019
DRT wrote:
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Tuesday 10th of September?
Works for me
Good for me too.

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by flash_uk » 09:30 Sun 17 Mar 2019

Good for me.

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by DaveRL » 10:55 Sun 17 Mar 2019

Yes, works for me.

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Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Post by DRT » 11:09 Sun 17 Mar 2019

10th Sep it is.
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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by flash_uk » 12:29 Sun 17 Mar 2019

Are doubles permitted? Think I may only have Warre and Noval available as things stand.

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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by jdaw1 » 13:05 Sun 17 Mar 2019

Placemat style? Like that of the 1966 tasting of June 2013, or April 2014, or February 2016?

I vote ’14, then ’13, then ’16.

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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by Jasper May » 13:41 Sun 17 Mar 2019

Very sad, I will not be able to make it :-(

I shall be at at trade fair in Asia.

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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by flash_uk » 15:34 Sun 17 Mar 2019

flash_uk wrote:
12:29 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Are doubles permitted? Think I may only have Warre and Noval available as things stand.
Actually I have realised I have some Croft at Seckfords. Put me down for Croft please.

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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by Christopher » 22:35 Sun 17 Mar 2019

Adams 66

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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by PhilW » 14:46 Mon 18 Mar 2019

I'll bring the Warre.

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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by CPR 1 » 15:03 Mon 18 Mar 2019

Reconfirming (the date is good :) ) - I still plan to bring the Offley

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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by DRT » 20:04 Mon 18 Mar 2019

Jasper May wrote:
13:41 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Very sad, I will not be able to make it :-(

I shall be at at trade fair in Asia.
That is a great pity. Unfortunately, with this many people and so few practical dates to choose from it was somewhat inevitable that one or more would have two drop out. We hope to see you at another event soon.
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Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Post by DRT » 20:10 Mon 18 Mar 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
13:05 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Placemat style? Like that of the 1966 tasting of June 2013, or April 2014, or February 2016?

I vote ’14, then ’13, then ’16.
May I request September 2008, please?
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