Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

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Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 00:21 Fri 15 Feb 2019

This post to hold plans as and when agreed.

Date: Wednesday 20th February 2019.

Venue: the usual.

Theme: good idea.

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 00:21 Fri 15 Feb 2019

My sweet Port-loving mother-in-law is in town. She would very much like to attend one of these events of which she has heard so much. And, by Wednesday 20th February 2019, I’ll be very thirsty. So an emergency is hereby declared.

You know what to do. Do it.

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by DRT » 09:58 Fri 15 Feb 2019

Unfortunately I will not be in London on 20th Feb.

For clarity, is the theme "Bring your mother-in-law to a tasting"?
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Re: RE: Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 11:16 Fri 15 Feb 2019


DRT wrote: is the theme "Bring your mother-in-law to a tasting"?
That's a great idea for Dirk: a wine called The Mother-in-Law.

Advertising: “Have Dinner with The Mother-in-Law”.

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by PhilW » 12:12 Fri 15 Feb 2019

No chance for me I'm afraid due to half-term commitments.
jdaw1" wrote:That's a great idea for Dirk: a wine called The Mother-in-Law.
Perhaps "The Duchess" (a fabulous, but slightly faded LBV) would be more in keeping with the Niepoortland series; though I always hoped Dirk might add a Caterpillar-based port to the selection - which would clearly be a left-field concept, perhaps a Crusted Garrafeira?

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by flash_uk » 14:22 Fri 15 Feb 2019

I’m sadly not around on the 20th.

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by DRT » 15:09 Fri 15 Feb 2019

PhilW wrote:
12:12 Fri 15 Feb 2019
No chance for me I'm afraid due to half-term commitments.
jdaw1" wrote:That's a great idea for Dirk: a wine called The Mother-in-Law.
Perhaps "The Duchess" (a fabulous, but slightly faded LBV) would be more in keeping with the Niepoortland series; though I always hoped Dirk might add a Caterpillar-based port to the selection - which would clearly be a left-field concept, perhaps a Crusted Garrafeira?
I would be too scared to describe my mother-in-law as "fabulous, but slightly faded" :shock:
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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by PhilW » 15:56 Fri 15 Feb 2019

DRT wrote:
15:09 Fri 15 Feb 2019
I would be too scared to describe my mother-in-law as "fabulous, but slightly faded" :shock:
Perhaps the Red Queen might be more appropriate in your case then? Could be an old crusted with plenty of power and acidity? :wink:

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by DRT » 21:21 Fri 15 Feb 2019

PhilW wrote:
15:56 Fri 15 Feb 2019
DRT wrote:
15:09 Fri 15 Feb 2019
I would be too scared to describe my mother-in-law as "fabulous, but slightly faded" :shock:
Perhaps the Red Queen might be more appropriate in your case then?
More Olenna Tyrell than The Red Witch Queen :roll:
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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 22:39 Fri 15 Feb 2019

DRT wrote:
21:21 Fri 15 Feb 2019
The Red Witch Queen
Perhaps there are Port people who spend their lives noticing cute online damsels, but that isn’t the subject of this thread.

Alas, progress ≈ 0.

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by AHB » 23:06 Mon 18 Feb 2019

There is a small possibility that I might be available. Possible, but small.
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: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by Doggett » 23:14 Mon 18 Feb 2019

I am guessing that this emergency has been postponed. I might make it for a glass or two/three if it does go ahead but unlikely for a full tasting as I am out during the day. I hope your M-i-L has a good evening whether it be the B&F or not.

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by DaveRL » 23:26 Mon 18 Feb 2019

A family illness has intervened and unfortunately I cannot make this.

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Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Post by jdaw1 » 08:47 Tue 19 Feb 2019

Doggett wrote:
23:14 Mon 18 Feb 2019
I am guessing that this emergency has been postponed.
Correct. Lack of team enthusiasm.

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