A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 17:02 Thu 13 Feb 2020

This Tier 3 tasting has proved popular so I've extended the places from 14 to 17 to give a few more people a chance to attend. We will use 40ml pours instead of 50ml - which will hopefully make the following day slightly easier ;-)

Simon, Dia - apologies have not been able to fit you in as I needed to give priority to people bringing (some quite rare) bottles.

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 19:05 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Top post updated with an indication of who I hope can bring what.

As with the Friday tasting:
- I am assuming everyone is having dinner, please advise if you don't want dinner
- I will operate a money clearing system for the whole tasting, which means that I will work out the cost for each person for the port plus dinner and tips, and will ask for payment up front. Some people are very generously contributing a hefty number of bottles and will be receiving cash rather than paying it!
- the bottles will be costed at £90 per bottle
- I will slightly overestimate the costs in case one or two folks need to drop out, and consequently I expect that there might be a small repayment of up to £10 per person once all of the actual costs are known and taken care of

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 01:43 Sat 14 Mar 2020

Mike, that seems very fair.
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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

Post by flash_uk » 12:28 Tue 29 Sep 2020

Hello everyone. Probably self-evident, but our plans for the 1970 Mega Horizontal are on hold pending some more certainty about how we could conduct such an event in the current COVID times. I'll reactivate this thread in 2021 at a point when we have better news!

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

Post by benread » 12:31 Tue 29 Sep 2020

Personally, as a child of 1970, I am now subscribing to the theory that 2020 is year 49b - and the way it is going, 2021 will be 49c!
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Vintage 1970 and now proud owner of my first ever 'half-century'!

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Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

Post by /2alph » 15:04 Tue 29 Sep 2020

Take me to the reserve please.

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