Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 11:29 Sun 08 Mar 2020

Mike: if you update the first post I’ll make the paperwork.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 17:06 Sun 08 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
11:29 Sun 08 Mar 2020
Mike: if you update the first post I’ll make the paperwork.
Alex is in the driver seat. He’s updated this post with the latest who’s bringing what.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:02 Sun 08 Mar 2020

The first post has been updated with the wines each person is bringing.
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 23:37 Sun 08 Mar 2020

Draft of the placemats added to first post. Some information still missing. Also assumes no objection to ‘DM’ = Quinta Vale Dona Maria.

Edit: the consensus was for “VDM = Quinta Vale Dona Maria”.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by CPR 1 » 09:10 Mon 09 Mar 2020

To confirm I will bring Noval to be adopted by CMAG

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by DaveRL » 13:02 Wed 11 Mar 2020

Very sorry, I am going to have to drop out. Gone down with some form of lurgy, and prefer not to spread it around. I'm having a rubbish winter with far too little Port consumption. :(

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by forest26 » 19:32 Wed 11 Mar 2020

I will bring two halves of Warre adopted by Julian

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Wed 11 Mar 2020

forest26 wrote:
19:32 Wed 11 Mar 2020
I will bring two halves of Warre adopted by Julian
Or should I adopt Tony’s magnum? There is a correct answer.
DaveRL wrote:
13:02 Wed 11 Mar 2020
Very sorry, I am going to have to drop out.
Updated draft of the placemats.
DaveRL wrote:
13:02 Wed 11 Mar 2020
Gone down with some form of lurgy, and prefer not to spread it around. I'm having a rubbish winter with far too little Port consumption. :(
Thank you for staying away. Get well.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 23:12 Wed 11 Mar 2020

We now need Dow.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 21:35 Thu 12 Mar 2020

DaveRL wrote:
13:02 Wed 11 Mar 2020
Very sorry, I am going to have to drop out. Gone down with some form of lurgy, and prefer not to spread it around. I'm having a rubbish winter with far too little Port consumption. :(
Sorry to hear that. DRT has also dropped out.
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Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 15:38 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Given the general warnings around the upcoming zombie apocalypse, just wanted to check that we're all generally content to still be doing the tastings planned for next and the following weeks?

I can confirm that I'm OK with this...

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 18:24 Fri 13 Mar 2020

nac wrote:
15:38 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Given the general warnings around the upcoming zombie apocalypse, just wanted to check that we're all generally content to still be doing the tastings planned for next and the following weeks?

I can confirm that I'm OK with this...
Positively relying on the upcoming tastings to sustain a semblence of normality :-)
And to try and help the B&F team through what I imagine is a barren patch.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by CPR 1 » 20:37 Fri 13 Mar 2020

I very much plan to be @ B+F on Tuesday ;-)
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by DaveRL » 20:47 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Someone is welcome to pick up Dow 2000 from me in Chiswick if that is easiest.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by hadge » 22:44 Fri 13 Mar 2020

I plan to be at B&F on Tuesday

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 01:36 Sat 14 Mar 2020

I had an exchange of messages with CMAG along these exact lines.

I want to support the B&F and help them get through these tough times.

I will probably be one of the 80-90% who have this mildly.

I want to be an early adopter of the herd immunity.

I am happy to self-isolate as and when I get this, in exactly the same way I would if I had a bad cold or ‘flu.

I am using the outbreak as a reason (aka excuse) not to see my 80 year old mother.

I feel very strongly that I would like our tastings to continue.
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Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 01:38 Sat 14 Mar 2020

Oh yes, and since I am Christopher’s delegated organiser, we are still on for Tuesday.

However, if anyone feels unwell on Tuesday afternoon, please don’t come along!
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 01:40 Sat 14 Mar 2020

DaveRL wrote:
20:47 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Someone is welcome to pick up Dow 2000 from me in Chiswick if that is easiest.
Dave, that is a really generous gesture but my personal preference is that I’d rather you were able to enjoy your bottle. Perhaps you’d be kind enough to bring it along another day when you’re recovered?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by DaveRL » 02:01 Sat 14 Mar 2020

Certainly I could bring along another time, and will if it seems the best choice but I have another few D2000 so am happy for one to be sacrificed for an enjoyable horizontal. Dow probably should be present. Whatever works best for you all.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 14:22 Sat 14 Mar 2020

It is believed that the placemats are in a good shape. Please would somebody check?

And who can print?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 16:10 Sat 14 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
14:22 Sat 14 Mar 2020
It is believed that the placemats are in a good shape. Please would somebody check?

And who can print?
Looks good. I can print Tuesday morning.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by uncle tom » 02:29 Sun 15 Mar 2020

I will probably be one of the 80-90% who have this mildly.
I've been trying to make some sense of the numbers on this, notably the disparity between the number of recorded cases - currently one in about 70,000 population in the UK, and the percentage of high profile people saying they've tested positive, which is vastly higher. The incidence among professional footballers is particularly interesting, as the major clubs invest heavily in health monitoring and testing. The data from that source is hinting at infection rates of perhaps one in 100 - possibly higher, as some players will not want to go public about being infected.

Given the incubation time of a week or so, when test results are not thought reliable, there is every chance that the total number of infections is already well into the millions, but with so few getting the infection badly enough to become a medical statistic, it does look as though for the vast majority of people, perhaps 99%, infection will be of no great consequence.

As for TPF, I think we should take our inspiration from the Windmill Theatre in WWII, which ignored the blitz and never closed..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by idj123 » 18:43 Sun 15 Mar 2020

Am still planning to be there on Tuesday. Main concern at the moment is locating the bottle of Graham!

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by forest26 » 19:18 Sun 15 Mar 2020

Unless Boris decrees otherwise, I am still planning on attending.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 20:24 Sun 15 Mar 2020

Just to confirm, I will be there on Tuesday and will share my bottle(s) of Port with anyone else who arrives!
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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