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Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 14:20 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by PhilW
Half-term comes early this year, which makes a tasting celebrating my 50th in London possible without colliding with my wife's birthday, half term, or bonfire night; I therefore propose to organise a tasting on Tuesday 29th Oct at B&F.

Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: B&F, The Ovens
Theme "69" - bring a bottle of port (other than TV69) somehow related to the number 69.

With the '69 vintage itself being very limited for quality port, I'm proposing the broader theme, simply for bottles to somehow relate to the number 69. So for example, this could include:
- port from '69 [but not TV69! see note below]
- port bottled in '69
- 69-year-old port
- port bottled 69 years ago
- port of which only 69 cases was made
- the 69th bottle of port in your cellar
- a bottle that cost you £69
- a bottle bought from the merchant at 69 Something Street
- a bottle from the 69th page of JDAW's book (no, I haven't checked)
- a bottle from the 69th producer registered with the IVDP
...
(etc, you get the idea)

My intention is for this to be a blind tasting; or rather, almost-blind. I will provide a bottle of TV69 in addition to whatever else I decide to bring, which would then be the only sighted bottle; all others to be blind and not TV69, thereby avoiding the risk of a TV69 verizontal (and avoiding the need for a non-attending arbiter to check for duplications).

Attendees:
  • PhilW
  • JDAW
  • CPR
  • SCD
  • DRT
  • TC
  • MPM
  • IDJ
  • AHB
  • DRL
  • THRA
  • WS
Reserves/maybe:
  • BMHR

Re: RE: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 14:25 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by jdaw1


Yes please.
PhilW wrote:- a bottle from the 69th page of JDAW's book (no, I haven't checked)
People can send me requests for Ports to be included on page 69 of the mini second edition.

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 14:29 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by CPR 1
Yes please


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Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 14:32 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by Doggett
Yes please

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 16:46 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by DRT
Yes please.

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 16:57 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by forest26
Yes please. Great idea

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 18:33 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by benread
Phil. I love the theme. But it is half-term for us that week so I suspect my chances are very limited. Can I be first on the reserve list with a view to trying to arrange participation nearer the event if logistics allow?

Ben

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 19:02 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by flash_uk
Yes please!

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 19:05 Thu 07 Feb 2019
by idj123
And for me please.

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 23:37 Fri 08 Feb 2019
by AHB
Yes please. Now I have to figure out what to bring. Maybe the 69th bottle I consider bringing...

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 01:41 Sat 09 Feb 2019
by DaveRL
Yes please. An excellent theme. I will work something out.

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 05:58 Sat 09 Feb 2019
by uncle tom
Count me in..

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 16:53 Sun 10 Feb 2019
by AHB
I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
by PhilW
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 21:47 Sun 10 Feb 2019
by DaveRL
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
Perhaps 3 bottles of FG 1996, since they will be 69 years old between them. Although technically the brief is "a" bottle of port, so perhaps not.

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

Posted: 07:39 Mon 11 Feb 2019
by PhilW
DaveRL wrote:
21:47 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
Perhaps 3 bottles of FG 1996, since they will be 69 years old between them. Although technically the brief is "a" bottle of port, so perhaps not.
Though if you had a tregnum...

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 19:04 Mon 11 Feb 2019
by Glenn E.
TV '67 is a great Port... y'all should make sure you have one for this tasting. Though you do have to be careful about the theme in this case, as I've had bottles that were bottled in both '69 and '70.

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

Posted: 21:02 Mon 11 Feb 2019
by DRT
PhilW wrote:
17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

Posted: 21:59 Mon 11 Feb 2019
by PhilW
DRT wrote:
21:02 Mon 11 Feb 2019
PhilW wrote:
17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x
Not at all, with the assumed justification of "it has a 6 and a 9 in it".
There was nothing wrong with FG96 either, on the same basis (and I quite like FG96) but I was taking into account AHB's previous post also:
AHB wrote:
23:37 Fri 08 Feb 2019
Now I have to figure out what to bring. Maybe the 69th bottle I consider bringing...

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

Posted: 22:06 Mon 11 Feb 2019
by DRT
PhilW wrote:
21:59 Mon 11 Feb 2019
DRT wrote:
21:02 Mon 11 Feb 2019
PhilW wrote:
17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x
Not at all, with the assumed justification of "it has a 6 and a 9 in it".
There was nothing wrong with FG96 either, on the same basis (and I quite like FG96) but I was taking into account AHB's previous post also:
AHB wrote:
23:37 Fri 08 Feb 2019
Now I have to figure out what to bring. Maybe the 69th bottle I consider bringing...
OK. For the purposes of blind guessing can everyone please forget this conversation? :roll:

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 13:56 Wed 24 Jul 2019
by PhilW
(The Ovens booked)

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 11:12 Sat 03 Aug 2019
by WS1
Hi,

If there is still a free space I would like to attend too.

Rgds
WS1

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Posted: 17:37 Sat 03 Aug 2019
by PhilW

WS1 wrote:If there is still a free space I would like to attend too.
Yes, added :)