Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by Axel P » 10:58 Tue 13 Aug 2019

Re-confirming. No bottles available from my cellar. That stuff was kept on the island.
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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by Caparica » 01:22 Thu 15 Aug 2019

reserve please

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 10:17 Thu 29 Aug 2019

Following confirmations, we are expecting to be a full event of 14 people. We currently have 11 vintages of RV between us (one in magnum), which might not be considered sufficient for 14.

If possible therefore, if we have access to them I would like us to add vintages in the range of 1960 - 1970 from QdlR to the line-up, as Quinta de la Rosa supplied grapes to Sandeman for production of the Rebello Valente vintage ports during this period. This would allow direct comparison of any QdlR60-70 with RV60-70, and be appropriate for our industry guest.

If anyone attending has QdlR '60, '63, '66, or '70 which they might be prepared to make available for this tasting, could they therefore please let me know?

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 13:20 Sun 01 Sep 2019

Current draft of the placemats (pictures in first post).

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 18:40 Wed 04 Sep 2019

I can bring along a QdlR 60 ;-)

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by Constandia » 12:03 Tue 08 Oct 2019

Hello, may I be added to the reserve list please? This is a day before my 40th birthday and would love to celebrate in port style!!!

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Post by PhilW » 08:46 Wed 09 Oct 2019

Constandia wrote:
12:03 Tue 08 Oct 2019
Hello, may I be added to the reserve list please? This is a day before my 40th birthday and would love to celebrate in port style!!!
Added.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 08:49 Wed 09 Oct 2019

I will be trying to confirm which bottles people are bringing this weekend, so I can also finalise costs.
Regarding QdlR vintages, we have a QdlR60 between us, but no-one has yet mentioned a 63/66/70 - if anyone does have one and would be prepared to allow its inclusion within the tasting, please let me know asap. Thanks.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by AHB » 11:56 Wed 09 Oct 2019

Would we be able to buy the 63 / 66/ 70 directly from Sophia for the tasting? I have a bottle of the 1963 but, as much as I love you all, I'm keeping this for myself to celebrate a birthday with.
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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by /2alph » 19:59 Wed 09 Oct 2019

Reconfirming my seat at the reserves. Would love to attend.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 21:34 Sat 12 Oct 2019

AHB wrote:
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Would we be able to buy the 63 / 66/ 70 directly from Sophia for the tasting? I have a bottle of the 1963 but, as much as I love you all, I'm keeping this for myself to celebrate a birthday with.
Yes, I was planning to ask Sophia if we could not provide them ourselves, though I was hoping to minimise the number we need before asking as far as possible. Only for bottles people are happy to share though, of course.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by AHB » 13:30 Mon 04 Nov 2019

My bottle of 1945 is now resting at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 18:03 Mon 04 Nov 2019

Hi, just an update to all, to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten about this tasting; I'm currently waiting on Tom in order to finalise costs, but I know Tom is very busy with the fireworks currently so it may be next week before I start asking for monies and chasing food orders.
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My bottle of 1945 is now resting at the Boot & Flogger.
Thank you.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 18:11 Mon 04 Nov 2019

PhilW wrote:
18:03 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Hi, just an update to all, to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten about this tasting; I'm currently waiting on Tom in order to finalise costs, but I know Tom is very busy with the fireworks currently so it may be next week before I start asking for monies and chasing food orders.
Perhaps those waiting could spend the time enjoying a careful inspection of the current draft of the placemats?

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by forest26 » 20:05 Wed 06 Nov 2019

Did I promise anything for this? What gaps are there? I do have a 27 - not sure of the condition. Maybe a few other vintages.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 16:59 Fri 08 Nov 2019

forest26 wrote:
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Did I promise anything for this? What gaps are there? I do have a 27 - not sure of the condition. Maybe a few other vintages.
Have PM'd you.

I now have all costs etc sorted for the current bottle line-up, so once I've exchanged emails with Tony in case there are any further bottles we might be able to add, then I can finalise costs etc. I'll start sending out emails in that regard on Monday, so if I don't have your email address please PM me with it; thanks.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 16:13 Mon 11 Nov 2019

All attendees should now have an email confirming the bottles they are bringing and costs. If anyone hasn't received it, please let me know by PM.

Sophia has also confirmed that she will be bringing the QdlR '63 and '70, which should give us an excellent and interesting comparison between the QdlR and RV across those vintages.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 16:13 Tue 12 Nov 2019

The draft of the placemats has been updated.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 19:59 Tue 12 Nov 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
16:13 Tue 12 Nov 2019
The draft of the placemats has been updated.
Thanks Julian. I can't help but notice that if the columns alternated direction then the 60s, 63s and 70s would also all be next to each other...

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:21 Wed 13 Nov 2019

PhilW wrote:
19:59 Tue 12 Nov 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
16:13 Tue 12 Nov 2019
The draft of the placemats has been updated.
Thanks Julian. I can't help but notice that if the columns alternated direction then the 60s, 63s and 70s would also all be next to each other...
Never been asked for that before. I’ll cope, but let me consider how best.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 10:30 Wed 13 Nov 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
10:21 Wed 13 Nov 2019
Never been asked for that before. I’ll cope, but let me consider how best.
Considered, and it’s easy. Will do.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

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jdaw1 wrote:
16:13 Tue 12 Nov 2019
The draft of the placemats has been updated
… again.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 21:39 Thu 14 Nov 2019

I have dropped my 2 bottles at the B&F today

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by PhilW » 11:31 Sat 16 Nov 2019

Draft of the food order.
Will be submitted on Monday, please advise of any changes required before then.

n.b. I note that the current menu has moved on, and no longer has ribeye (for which I will state that substitution with Sirloin is fine if needed), and neither the Goats' cheese salad nor truffle mac and cheese starters currently appear - I will submit as it, and we can field minor changes to these on the night if needed.

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Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 11:54 Sat 16 Nov 2019

PhilW wrote:
11:31 Sat 16 Nov 2019
Draft of the food order.
Thank you. Mine good.

Note to self: will need to change list of placemats to point to final version of order.

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