Another virtual tasting

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Re: RE: Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by nac » 09:26 Fri 03 Apr 2020

AHB wrote:
09:02 Fri 03 Apr 2020
Does this make more sense?
Sorted.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Glenn E. » 20:15 Fri 03 Apr 2020

I have figured out a way to participate with video! Now you'll have to see my scruffy coronabeard.
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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Will W. » 22:15 Fri 03 Apr 2020

Should there be space - or rather, the necessary bandwidth - I would be delighted to join. I have not yet had the chance to meet any of you - to my great regret - though I did have a lovely chat with Oscar Quevedo at his property, last summer.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by forest26 » 22:41 Fri 03 Apr 2020

Is there space for one more?

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 23:19 Fri 03 Apr 2020

Current draft of the paperwork has been updated.
Will W. wrote:
22:15 Fri 03 Apr 2020
Should there be space - or rather, the necessary bandwidth - I would be delighted to join.
Added. I’ve guessed your initials to be WTW: if wrong, please correct.
forest26 wrote:
22:41 Fri 03 Apr 2020
Is there space for one more?
For you, of course. Added.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Will W. » 23:50 Fri 03 Apr 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
23:19 Fri 03 Apr 2020
Current draft of the paperwork has been updated.
Will W. wrote:
22:15 Fri 03 Apr 2020
Should there be space - or rather, the necessary bandwidth - I would be delighted to join.
Added. I’ve guessed your initials to be WTW: if wrong, please correct.
Thanks so very much J. My initials are WHW, though I'll change my middle name to Taylor as the price of admission. I shall stand by for, in due course, joining instructions by PM.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 19:44 Sat 04 Apr 2020

Current draft of the paperwork has been updated.
Will W. wrote:
23:50 Fri 03 Apr 2020
My initials are WHW
Fixed. Google was not unambiguous — but I chose wrongly. “William”, or “Will”?

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Will W. » 23:59 Sat 04 Apr 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
19:44 Sat 04 Apr 2020
Current draft of the paperwork has been updated.
Will W. wrote:
23:50 Fri 03 Apr 2020
My initials are WHW
Fixed. Google was not unambiguous — but I chose wrongly. “William”, or “Will”?
"Will" or "Bill," in accordance with others' preferences; most call me Bill. "William" conjures visions in my mind of short pants and propeller beanies.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 11:44 Sun 05 Apr 2020

Will W. wrote:
23:59 Sat 04 Apr 2020
"Will" or "Bill," in accordance with others' preferences; most call me Bill.
‘Will’ chosen to match your name on this bulletin board. Done.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by DRT » 08:13 Mon 06 Apr 2020

Is there room for one more?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by flash_uk » 18:17 Mon 06 Apr 2020

DRT wrote:
08:13 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Is there room for one more?
Derek added to the Zoom invite :660000:

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 19:18 Mon 06 Apr 2020

Does anybody else need two rows on the guessing page? Rephrased, who else is bringing two?

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by nac » 21:18 Mon 06 Apr 2020

At 1800 tomorrow (& finishing at approx 1845), 67 Pall Mall are holding a free-for-all virtual tasting with Jasper Morris MW. The theme is Red Burgundy 09 vs 10.

Further detail here:
https://www.67pallmall.com/events/tuesd ... -311310697

The link to join via Zoom:
https://67pallmall.us8.list-manage.com/ ... =d38ce10fc

I'm intending to partake as an aperitif to our tasting, and Mrs NAC and I have our Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 09 & 10 ready to go.

Anyone else fancy it?

If so, ignore the 20 max on the invite. There's now no limit.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by flash_uk » 00:52 Tue 07 Apr 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
19:18 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Does anybody else need two rows on the guessing page? Rephrased, who else is bringing two?
I have decanted for tomorrow, all seems well, so unlikely to double up!

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 09:10 Tue 07 Apr 2020

Pls cld somebody with a working home printer print and be the returning officer. (But print late afternoon, in case there are more changes.)

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by DRT » 09:20 Tue 07 Apr 2020

"DRT" Decanted at 09:00. Quality Assurance completed by 09:15 with a positive outcome.

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by nac » 09:43 Tue 07 Apr 2020

DRT wrote:
09:20 Tue 07 Apr 2020
"DRT" Decanted at 09:00. Quality Assurance completed by 09:15 with a positive outcome.
0630 decant, also with positive QA. Indeed, some effort required to stop myself pouring a full measure...

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Will W. » 16:25 Tue 07 Apr 2020

I have a printer - although I would require careful supervision, having never met any of the participants and being unsure, at this point, of the object of the exercise beyond convivial drinking. At any rate, I shall stand by to be pressed into service.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by CPR 1 » 16:44 Tue 07 Apr 2020

Can I check what time we are starting today? Mike's invite suggests 18:00. I will struggle with that.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 16:47 Tue 07 Apr 2020

Will W. wrote:
16:25 Tue 07 Apr 2020
unsure, at this point, of the object of the exercise beyond convivial drinking.
Convivial drinking very very important. Subsidiary objective can be seen in the likes of this post (names of wines in left column; names of guessers in top row; returning officer enters guesses one guesser at a time; when all guessed bottles revealed; point for correct year + point for correct shipper; totalling confirms that most of us are rubbish guessers).

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by nac » 17:05 Tue 07 Apr 2020

CPR 1 wrote:
16:44 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Can I check what time we are starting today? Mike's invite suggests 18:00. I will struggle with that.
Was assuming 1930.

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Doggett » 17:27 Tue 07 Apr 2020

nac wrote:
17:05 Tue 07 Apr 2020
CPR 1 wrote:
16:44 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Can I check what time we are starting today? Mike's invite suggests 18:00. I will struggle with that.
Was assuming 1930.
My assumption too

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Re: RE: Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by PhilW » 17:41 Tue 07 Apr 2020

Doggett wrote:
nac wrote:
17:05 Tue 07 Apr 2020
CPR 1 wrote:
16:44 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Can I check what time we are starting today? Mike's invite suggests 18:00. I will struggle with that.
Was assuming 1930.
My assumption too
Mike's zoom invite is for 19:00, so I was assuming then. Seems likely people may come & go?

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Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Will W. » 17:51 Tue 07 Apr 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
16:47 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Will W. wrote:
16:25 Tue 07 Apr 2020
unsure, at this point, of the object of the exercise beyond convivial drinking.
Convivial drinking very very important. Subsidiary objective can be seen in the likes of this post (names of wines in left column; names of guessers in top row; returning officer enters guesses one guesser at a time; when all guessed bottles revealed; point for correct year + point for correct shipper; totalling confirms that most of us are rubbish guessers).
Got it. If there is nobody better qualified (which would be anyone else), I shall give it a go. Could you (J) email me the forms and, if possible, send me a link to the port shipper abbreviations, which I know to be somewhere on this website? Also, at what time do we start? I was thinking 1930hrs though would appear to have screwed up already my first tasking (i.e., arriving on time).

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Re: RE: Re: Another virtual tasting

Post by Doggett » 17:58 Tue 07 Apr 2020

PhilW wrote:
17:41 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Doggett wrote:
nac wrote:
17:05 Tue 07 Apr 2020
CPR 1 wrote:
16:44 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Can I check what time we are starting today? Mike's invite suggests 18:00. I will struggle with that.
Was assuming 1930.
My assumption too
Mike's zoom invite is for 19:00, so I was assuming then. Seems likely people may come & go?
I must confess I didn’t check but assumed (wrongly) that it was the same as last time. I will be there for 1900 after seeing if I can learn some of Jasper Morris’ wisdom, taking advantage of the info that Neil posted.

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