Ideas for tastings

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Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by DRT » 00:12 Fri 17 Jan 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
15:38 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Christopher wrote:
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I would rather like to do the Matrix tasting of 2005 again. Would be great to compare 63,66 and 70.
Of 2005? Pre-TPF, and pre my meeting any of you. Please say more.
In early October 2005 there was a tasting at The Crusting Pipe where a group of like-minded souls from both sides of the Atlantic tasted Dow, Fonseca, Taylor and Sandeman 1963, 1966 and 1970. From memory the attendees were Alex B, Alex K, Christopher, Nick, Nicos, Linden, Roy, Mario, Andy, Stewart, myself and Jo.

All of the Ports were terrible. You would have hated it. We should do it again.
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Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by jdaw1 » 00:36 Fri 17 Jan 2020

DRT wrote:
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You would have hated it.
Only because there were no placemats. Next time there will be placemats, so I’m in.

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Re: RE: Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by PhilW » 10:15 Fri 17 Jan 2020

nac wrote:Warre vertical?

Potentially including some different shippers for the same vintage.

I'd be happy to organise this one if it was of interest...
I would love to do a full Warre vertical.

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Re: RE: Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by AHB » 12:41 Mon 20 Jan 2020

PhilW wrote:
10:15 Fri 17 Jan 2020
nac wrote:Warre vertical?

Potentially including some different shippers for the same vintage.

I'd be happy to organise this one if it was of interest...
I would love to do a full Warre vertical.
I believe this year is Warre's 350th anniversary. It would seem a good year to do a Warre vertical - although we might struggle to make it a full vertical with every vintage going back to 1670. We could make our lives easier by only going back to 1729 when the company became named "Warre".
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2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: RE: Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by nac » 14:52 Mon 20 Jan 2020

AHB wrote:
12:41 Mon 20 Jan 2020

I believe this year is Warre's 350th anniversary. It would seem a good year to do a Warre vertical - although we might struggle to make it a full vertical with every vintage going back to 1670. We could make our lives easier by only going back to 1729 when the company became named "Warre".
As a starter how about going for pre-1990 vintages?
Suspect that as a group we'll be able to offer up a fairly deep selection.

Who's the best contact at B&F to check room availability? Once I've got some date options I'll open up the list...

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Post by flash_uk » 15:50 Mon 20 Jan 2020

nac wrote:
14:52 Mon 20 Jan 2020
Who's the best contact at B&F to check room availability? Once I've got some date options I'll open up the list...
I usually just dial the main number and say I'd like to check a date for a Port Forum booking. Invariably it's one of the managers or shift supervisors that picks up. Best to call between 3 and 5 when the lunchtime rush has passed.

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Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by flash_uk » 21:30 Sun 26 Jan 2020

I have updated the first post, moving suggestions into time windows. Comments welcome.

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Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by flash_uk » 15:31 Fri 07 Feb 2020

Top post updated with scheduled events.

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Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by nac » 15:37 Sat 22 Feb 2020

Having recently enjoyed a couple of 97s (W and GC - which was particularly fine), think that a 97@25 tasting should go onto the list for 2022.

I'll volunteer to organise.

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Re: Ideas for tastings

Post by flash_uk » 20:55 Sat 22 Feb 2020

nac wrote:
15:37 Sat 22 Feb 2020
Having recently enjoyed a couple of 97s (W and GC - which was particularly fine), think that a 97@25 tasting should go onto the list for 2022.

I'll volunteer to organise.
List updated.

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