Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

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Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by AHB » 21:17 Sun 07 Apr 2019

I have an evening in London free on the evening of Tue 21st May, two days before the Victoria Day celebration.

I plan to drink some Port that evening. Would anyone like to join me?

I've booked the Green Room at the Boot & Flogger; suggest we start at 6.00 for 6.30pm. If anyone would like a meal other than their standard food order, please say so in the next day or two.

Theme - bring a blind bottle of fortified wine to share with other Port lovers.

Attendees:
  1. AHB
  2. JDAW
  3. AJM
  4. DRT
  5. WPS
  6. GEG
Draft of the placemats.
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Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Sun 07 Apr 2019

Yes please.

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Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Post by Alex M » 08:15 Mon 08 Apr 2019

Provisionally, yes please.

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Post by DRT » 08:02 Tue 09 Apr 2019

Yes please
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Post by WS1 » 20:48 Thu 11 Apr 2019

I would like to attend too.

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Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Post by flash_uk » 21:39 Thu 11 Apr 2019

Provisional yes from me, thx.

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by AHB » 19:43 Tue 14 May 2019

Theme and venue updated.
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Post by winesecretary » 23:02 Tue 14 May 2019

Hello. If a new bug might be an acceptable additional attendee, I would quite like to attend. However, most of my port is 100 miles away and I cannot access it before this event. The only port I have in town is a minor 25-year-old. I do, however, have some slightly more interesting other-fortified to hand. Let me know whether this is possible at this short notice.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:36 Tue 14 May 2019

winesecretary wrote:
23:02 Tue 14 May 2019
Hello. If a new bug might be an acceptable additional attendee, I would quite like to attend. However, most of my port is 100 miles away and I cannot access it before this event. The only port I have in town is a minor 25-year-old. I do, however, have some slightly more interesting other-fortified to hand. Let me know whether this is possible at this short notice.
We like new members. Come! (AHB, the convener of this event, has said “a blind bottle of fortified wine”, satisfied by your “more interesting other-fortified”.)

The draft of the placemats shows that we usually identify people by their initials. Please sir or madam, what are yours, and are you right- or left-handed?

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Post by winesecretary » 08:24 Wed 15 May 2019

Splendid. I shall be there, with the interesting-other-fortified decanted into a suitably anonymous bottle in advance, and the original bottle also, wrapped, for the later reveal. Male. Initials GEG. Right handed. Food order (which I shall double-post to the appropriate food thread) starter: goats' cheese salad; main: sirloin 220g, cooked medium, no gratin potatoes or salad, chips, green beans with shallots; no pudding. I look forward to it.

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by AHB » 11:21 Wed 15 May 2019

winesecretary wrote:
23:02 Tue 14 May 2019
Hello. If a new bug might be an acceptable additional attendee, I would quite like to attend. However, most of my port is 100 miles away and I cannot access it before this event. The only port I have in town is a minor 25-year-old. I do, however, have some slightly more interesting other-fortified to hand. Let me know whether this is possible at this short notice.
I ignore this thread for a few moments and this happens. Yes, you would be most very welcome! Anything fortified would qualify. I thought that the theme might open things up to some other interesting wines. I am delighted that at least one person is bringing something other than Port.
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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by AHB » 11:47 Wed 15 May 2019

Please could the provisional attendees let me know if they are still expecting to be able to attend? I want to get the food order in on Friday - although we can always adjust it nearer the time if someone is not able to make the evening.

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by AHB » 11:51 Wed 15 May 2019

Julian - I plan to bring two bottles; one of them has been from a very variable case so I will have a back-up available, if required.

Please could you update the placemats? I plan to print these on the Tuesday morning.
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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by Alex M » 13:00 Wed 15 May 2019

Yes please now confirmed. See you next week!

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by jdaw1 » 22:27 Wed 15 May 2019

winesecretary wrote:
08:24 Wed 15 May 2019
Initials GEG. Right handed.
Done.

AHB wrote:
11:51 Wed 15 May 2019
I plan to bring two bottles
Done.

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by flash_uk » 09:45 Thu 16 May 2019

Just noticed I said yes to this but I can’t make it unfortunately. Now need to be on duty at home.

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by Christopher » 15:46 Fri 17 May 2019

Apologies I need to drop out won’t be able to there in time

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by jdaw1 » 00:50 Sat 18 May 2019

The placemats have been updated.

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by Doggett » 08:19 Tue 21 May 2019

I had hoped beyond hope to try and attend this event at the last minute, but alas it is not to be. I hope the bottles are fine and you have a great evening.

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Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Post by AHB » 11:19 Tue 21 May 2019

Doggett wrote:
08:19 Tue 21 May 2019
I had hoped beyond hope to try and attend this event at the last minute, but alas it is not to be. I hope the bottles are fine and you have a great evening.
Well just in case things change at the very last minute I have the spare placemat sheets with me.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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