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Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 21:17 Sun 07 Apr 2019
by AHB
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

Posted: 23:51 Sun 07 Apr 2019
by jdaw1
Yes please.

Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Posted: 08:15 Mon 08 Apr 2019
by Alex M
Provisionally, yes please.

Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Posted: 08:02 Tue 09 Apr 2019
by DRT
Yes please

Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Posted: 20:48 Thu 11 Apr 2019
by WS1
I would like to attend too.

Rgds WS1

Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Posted: 21:39 Thu 11 Apr 2019
by flash_uk
Provisional yes from me, thx.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 19:43 Tue 14 May 2019
by AHB
Theme and venue updated.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 23:02 Tue 14 May 2019
by winesecretary
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.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 23:36 Tue 14 May 2019
by jdaw1
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?

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 08:24 Wed 15 May 2019
by winesecretary
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.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 11:21 Wed 15 May 2019
by AHB
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.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 11:47 Wed 15 May 2019
by AHB
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.

Thanks.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 11:51 Wed 15 May 2019
by AHB
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.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 13:00 Wed 15 May 2019
by Alex M
Yes please now confirmed. See you next week!

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 22:27 Wed 15 May 2019
by jdaw1
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.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 09:45 Thu 16 May 2019
by flash_uk
Just noticed I said yes to this but I can’t make it unfortunately. Now need to be on duty at home.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 15:46 Fri 17 May 2019
by Christopher
Apologies I need to drop out won’t be able to there in time

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 00:50 Sat 18 May 2019
by jdaw1
The placemats have been updated.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 08:19 Tue 21 May 2019
by Doggett
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.

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Posted: 11:19 Tue 21 May 2019
by AHB
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.