Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 20:47 Sun 15 Mar 2020

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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.
Dave - I could pick it up on Monday afternoon if that was convenient? Very kind of you to make the Dow available. Let me know if that works.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by DaveRL » 22:11 Sun 15 Mar 2020

I'll be in Monday, works for me. I'll pm you my address. :)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 00:45 Mon 16 Mar 2020

The placemats updated to re-include Dow — thank you Dave.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by CPR 1 » 10:39 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Can I suggest we all decant these tonight? I suspect they will show better with 24hrs of air.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 11:44 Mon 16 Mar 2020

CPR 1 wrote:
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Can I suggest we all decant these tonight? I suspect they will show better with 24hrs of air.
An excellent suggestion. I will open my bottle now and decant around 6pm tonight.
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 14:44 Mon 16 Mar 2020

CPR 1 wrote:
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Can I suggest we all decant these tonight? I suspect they will show better with 24hrs of air.
Will do - mine and Harry's.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 15:41 Mon 16 Mar 2020

One of my children has a close friend whose siblings are ill, with symptoms that are consistent with being COVID19. My children and I all feel well.

My judgement is that I should stay away. Do people agree with that judgement?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 15:59 Mon 16 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
15:41 Mon 16 Mar 2020
One of my children has a close friend whose siblings are ill, with symptoms that are consistent with being COVID19. My children and I all feel well.

My judgement is that I should stay away. Do people agree with that judgement?
No doubt folks will have a range of views. I don’t mind if you come along. Currently the guidance is self-isolate if you have a persistent cough and/or fever. You have said you have neither.

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Post by jdaw1 » 16:37 Mon 16 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
15:59 Mon 16 Mar 2020
No doubt folks will have a range of views. I don’t mind if you come along. Currently the guidance is self-isolate if you have a persistent cough and/or fever. You have said you have neither.
As of a few minutes ago, my resting heart rate was 62 beat per minute, and SpO2 was 98%. These are better than are deserved by my exercise regime. So I’m good, but scientists claim evidence of pre-symptomatic/asymptomatic infectiousness. Yes, we’ll be protected by Port, but not necessarily the staff and others on public transport.

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From a catalogue of Christopher & Co., undated, but in which the youngest dated wine is 1911:

Port is a valuable medicine, and old crusted Wine a rare luxury.

It represents nearly all the elements of a fine wine at its best, besides being most agreeable to a refined palate. It is singularly useful in restoring strength and regularity to the heart’s action, and for certain forms of anæmia it is nearly always beneficial.

In cases of acute hæmorrhage even an excessive quantity of Port Wine administered at the right moment has been found to have the result of resurrection from almost certain death.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 17:57 Mon 16 Mar 2020

The right thing to do is to not go.

The Infantado is unimportant. Not delivering. The Warre is important — Tony, the two halves are still be adopted from you for the team. I owe you. If team out of pocket by my absence (e.g., for food), somebody pay and I will reimburse.

The placemats updated to remove the Infantado and me :-(.

I am interested in the 2000s. Please would people post TNs.
Port in the Time of Coronavirus.

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Post by forest26 » 19:24 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Alas Boris says I should not attend.....
One of the children in George's class has been taken ill - so I won't risk it.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by forest26 » 19:24 Mon 16 Mar 2020

If anyone is out of pocket for the deposit let me know.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Are those of us not dropping like flies agreed that tomorrow night should be considered essential social contact? I suspect that by the end of the week we won’t be allowed to travel so will be looking at our next tasting together being in May.
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:53 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Julian - if you get driven to distraction, feel free to walk to the B&F and back to avoid possible spreading while on public transport.
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 19:58 Mon 16 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
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Are those of us not dropping like flies agreed that tomorrow night should be considered essential social contact? I suspect that by the end of the week we won’t be allowed to travel so will be looking at our next tasting together being in May.
Just had an email from Davy's saying open as normal, spacing tables out more than usual etc. I'm fine with meeting tomorrow. Especially as the D00 I picked up from Dave has already been opened and decanted...

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 20:06 Mon 16 Mar 2020

It's been suggested that I ditch the VDM and bring Fonseca instead (as Tony was bringing).

As such, will do this.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by forest26 » 20:22 Mon 16 Mar 2020

forest26 wrote:
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Alas Boris says I should not attend.....
One of the children in George's class has been taken ill - so I won't risk it.
Sorry - I cannot get the Fonseca or Warre to B&F in time.

To put a little flesh on the bone - there is a confirmed case and also a suspected case in my children’s social circles so there is a small possibility that it is in our household. Whilst none of us are showing symptoms, I think it would be sensible not to travel tomorrow.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 20:37 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Fonseca now extracted from depths of cellar & will be decanted shortly.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 20:46 Mon 16 Mar 2020

CMAG, RGO and CMAG’s guest have all just withdrawn. We are now down to 6. Those being:
  • AHB - Ramos Pinto
  • HADGE - Vesuvio
  • MPM - Niepoort from Ian, Dow from DRL
  • IDJ - Graham
  • NAC - Fonseca
  • CPR - Taylor
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 20:48 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Might be worth letting the B&F know we are reduced numbers - 6 now I think, assuming Harry makes it. Who is JD?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 21:02 Mon 16 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
20:48 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Might be worth letting the B&F know we are reduced numbers - 6 now I think, assuming Harry makes it. Who is JD?
I’ve been giving Kate a running commentary.
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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 21:09 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Just had communication for Harry, and unfortunately he's had to withdraw. This means the Vesuvio has also gone unless someone wants to adopt it instead of something else...

Am holding off decanting it.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by CPR 1 » 21:15 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Gents it is with great reluctance but I must also withdraw given the updated advice. Perhaps we should have a the first TPF virtual tasting? Seems the way forward for the next few months......

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 21:16 Mon 16 Mar 2020

nac wrote:
21:09 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Just had communication for Harry, and unfortunately he's had to withdraw. This means the Vesuvio has also gone unless someone wants to adopt it instead of something else...

Am holding off decanting it.
I'd say don't bother with the Vesuvio. We've got 5 bottles between 4 now.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 21:28 Mon 16 Mar 2020

Mike

If Ian's Ni isn't out of the bottle yet, I could bring Taylor (which we've just lost ) instead?

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