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Tue 30th October 2018

Posted: 14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by AHB
We appear to have nothing in the diary now until our Offley vertical on 11th December. Is this too long to go without drinking Port?

"Of course not!" I hear you cry. "We're all abstaining until Christmas."

Well I'm not! Work brings me to London on Tuesday 30th October and I plan to stay a little after hours at our favourite place. Is anyone else going to be around and likely to be thirsty?

Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature defined as >20 years since the vintage)
Place: Boot & Flogger — in the Red Room so space for 14 people
Time: 18.30
Date: Tuesday 30th October
Who:
  1. AHB
  2. JDAW
  3. DRT
  4. CMAG
  5. DRL
  6. WS
  7. IDJ
  8. TC
  9. TS

Draft of the placemats.
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Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 16:20 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by jdaw1
Likely me.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 16:41 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by DRT
And me.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 16:45 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by DRT
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature >20 years since the vintage)
Blind?

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 18:25 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by AHB
DRT wrote:
16:45 Fri 12 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature >20 years since the vintage)
Blind?
Blind or sighted at the bringer’s option.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 18:46 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by DRT
As this is looking like a small gathering should we perhaps consider having it at The Tappit Hen, which opens on the previous evening?

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 20:27 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by DaveRL
Excellent plan. Me too.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 20:30 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by DaveRL
I'm beginning to like blind. I'm still as rubbish at guessing though.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 20:31 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by idj123
Doesn't work for me I'm afraid.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 08:31 Sat 13 Oct 2018
by WS1
I might pop by if there is space to squeeze me in. On the 30th I should be back from Burgundy and Austria picking up and tasting wine. I feel some mature port would do me good.....😀😀😀😀😀

Rgds WS1

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 10:45 Sun 14 Oct 2018
by idj123
And now I’m in-woo hoo!

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 10:27 Tue 16 Oct 2018
by flash_uk
Count me in thx.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 10:36 Tue 16 Oct 2018
by AHB
I have a room booked for 8 people - but I'm not certain whether this is the Green Room or the upstairs private room (or, indeed, a table in the ovens or elsewhere).

If more than 8 people want to attend I will start a waiting list and enquire whether the green room is available.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 16:48 Thu 18 Oct 2018
by AHB
We have the Red Room so can accommodate 14 people if anyone else wants to come along or bring a guest.

I have a favour to ask. Earlier this week I discovered that I have never tasted the Graham 1997. If anyone coming on the 30th has a bottle that they could bring, I would be most grateful...but please declare you are doing so as we wouldn't want to be drinking 7 bottles of G97 and a bottle of GM04!

Thank you all.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 22:45 Thu 18 Oct 2018
by jdaw1
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature defined as >20 years since the vintage)
AHB wrote:
16:48 Thu 18 Oct 2018
and a bottle of GM04!
2018−2004 ≱ 20.

I have a good 2001 single-quinta to hand. Would that be allowed?

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 23:09 Thu 18 Oct 2018
by DRT
jdaw1 wrote:
22:45 Thu 18 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature defined as >20 years since the vintage)
AHB wrote:
16:48 Thu 18 Oct 2018
and a bottle of GM04!
2018−2004 ≱ 20.

I have a good 2001 single-quinta to hand. Would that be allowed?
Yes. (but I am not the organiser)

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 12:52 Fri 19 Oct 2018
by flash_uk
Drat. I am going to have to drop out folks. Things happening on the 31st that I need a clear head for!

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 16:56 Mon 22 Oct 2018
by forest26
Hi Alex
Can you add me in.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 17:41 Tue 23 Oct 2018
by AHB
Mike out, Tony in.

I'm also bringing a guest who (I think) has been once before. TS, right handed.

Julian - would you be kind enough to make the placemats and I will print them on Monday.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 21:47 Fri 26 Oct 2018
by jdaw1
Draft of the placemats added to first post. Please inspect.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 18:30 Sun 28 Oct 2018
by DRT
AHB wrote:
18:25 Fri 12 Oct 2018
DRT wrote:
16:45 Fri 12 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature >20 years since the vintage)
Blind?
Blind or sighted at the bringer’s option.
I'm bringing blind.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 19:59 Sun 28 Oct 2018
by AHB
My plans have changed slightly and it will now be difficult for me to print the placemats. Is anyone else able to?

I was also reminded on Friday that I haven’t organised a food order. If anyone would like something other than their default food order, please say so before 2pm on Monday.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 18:33 Tue 30 Oct 2018
by AHB
I am here. So are the placemats.

I broke a bus getting here.

Re: RE: Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 20:01 Tue 30 Oct 2018
by PhilW

AHB wrote:I broke a bus getting here.
Sounds like you might need a drink.

Re: Tue 30th October

Posted: 22:00 Sun 10 Feb 2019
by jdaw1
As and when there becomes a review thread, to it please add www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181030_votes.png and www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181030_guesses.png.