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Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

Post by Doggett » 19:24 Wed 28 Oct 2020

Nickolls and Perks with Anthony Symington present a virtual tasting with 6 x 50ml samples to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Graham’s. £65 gets you a zoom tasting and 50ml sample bottles of the below to enjoy:-

20yo Tawny
40yo Tawny
2008 Malvedos
2000 VP
1985 VP
1970 VP

https://www.nickollsandperks.co.uk/Grah ... ember-2020
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Re: Nicholls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

Post by akzy » 19:32 Wed 28 Oct 2020

Cheers for the share - Bought!
I now ask the inevitable follow up - anyone for a post tasting zoom? Unfortunately I don't have an account to host it.

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Post by PhilW » 19:38 Wed 28 Oct 2020

Thanks for the heads-up Simon, I will be up for it (and post-zoom zoom if others are too)

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Post by jdaw1 » 19:46 Wed 28 Oct 2020

Mrs W. has a pro Zoom.

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Post by Doggett » 19:47 Wed 28 Oct 2020

I would be up for a post tasting Zoom if someone is able to arrange and kind enough to oblige.

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Post by M.Charlton » 00:10 Thu 29 Oct 2020

Good stuff, Simon - also ordered.

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Post by nac » 09:19 Thu 29 Oct 2020

Doggett wrote:
19:47 Wed 28 Oct 2020
I would be up for a post tasting Zoom if someone is able to arrange and kind enough to oblige.
Good spot. Ordered. Yes to after party.

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Post by Justin K » 22:39 Fri 30 Oct 2020

Yes I’m interested

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Post by PhilW » 11:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
19:46 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Mrs W. has a pro Zoom.
She does, but how did you know that?! Oh, you mean your wife... :D

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Post by AHB » 19:14 Sat 31 Oct 2020

Please add me to the after party list
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:37 Sun 01 Nov 2020

PhilW wrote:
11:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
19:46 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Mrs W. has a pro Zoom.
She does, but how did you know that?! Oh, you mean your wife... :D
No. I meant yours.

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Post by Will W. » 00:43 Fri 27 Nov 2020

I have secured my tasting pack. Or at any rate I shall have done by 02 December. I likewise have the technical means to set up the afterword. I would invite those interested to send their email addresses to Simon, if he does not already have same; in turn, he will forward them to me and I shall send the link.

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Post by nac » 00:54 Fri 27 Nov 2020

Have also ordered. Yes please.

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Post by Doggett » 10:24 Fri 27 Nov 2020

Will W. wrote:
00:43 Fri 27 Nov 2020
I have secured my tasting pack. Or at any rate I shall have done by 02 December. I likewise have the technical means to set up the afterword. I would invite those interested to send their email addresses to Simon, if he does not already have same; in turn, he will forward them to me and I shall send the link.
I have lots of your emails but please confirm if you are doing this tasting and want to join the after discussion. To any that are wishing to join that I don’t have an email for, please PM me and I will collate and forward to Will.

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Post by PhilW » 15:19 Fri 27 Nov 2020


Doggett wrote:please confirm if you are doing this tasting and want to join the after discussion.
Confirmed.

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Post by idj123 » 20:06 Fri 27 Nov 2020

Confirmed-assuming my tasting pack arrives in time.

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Post by AHB » 22:18 Fri 27 Nov 2020

Yes please to the after party.
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Post by akzy » 22:48 Fri 27 Nov 2020

idj123 wrote:
20:06 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Confirmed-assuming my tasting pack arrives in time.
I've done a few of their tastings now (as they're effectively free with a voucher) and they arrive a day before.

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Post by Glenn E. » 23:10 Fri 27 Nov 2020

I won't be doing the tasting (too expensive to ship to the US), but would love an invite to the after party!
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Post by Will W. » 22:38 Mon 30 Nov 2020

I have sent the link/login details to Simon to forward to those of you who are interested. The system runs off your browser (i.e., no download required); and, according to my IT guys, there is no "monitor" needed and I cannot screw it up. We shall see, insha'allah.

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Post by Doggett » 16:09 Tue 01 Dec 2020

Will W. wrote:
22:38 Mon 30 Nov 2020
I have sent the link/login details to Simon to forward to those of you who are interested. The system runs off your browser (i.e., no download required); and, according to my IT guys, there is no "monitor" needed and I cannot screw it up. We shall see, insha'allah.
I have sent the link to those that I know are coming out to play. Let me know if anyone else would like to join.

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Post by Glenn E. » 19:29 Wed 02 Dec 2020

Will W. wrote:
22:38 Mon 30 Nov 2020
I have sent the link/login details to Simon to forward to those of you who are interested. The system runs off your browser (i.e., no download required); and, according to my IT guys, there is no "monitor" needed and I cannot screw it up. We shall see, insha'allah.
There is a small download and installation (BlueJeansLauncher.exe) but it went smoothly for me. I'm now connected and waiting for the rest of you to arrive!
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Post by Glenn E. » 22:40 Wed 02 Dec 2020

No idea why my camera doesn't work with BlueJeans - it works fine with Zoom. But it was great seeing everyone again! I'll make sure to get my work done so that I can join everyone on the 15th, too.
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Post by Axel P » 20:38 Mon 07 Dec 2020

Hi Guys, could the participants of this tasting with some experience of the wines tell me how the 85 and 70 were from the smaller bottles?

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Post by PhilW » 15:36 Tue 08 Dec 2020

Axel P wrote:
20:38 Mon 07 Dec 2020
Hi Guys, could the participants of this tasting with some experience of the wines tell me how the 85 and 70 were from the smaller bottles?
Hi Axel, I did also wonder how the wines - particularly the '70 - would hold up to being decanted at least 48hrs ahead; I needn't have worried. The G70 (which I understand was decanted/bottled with Argon) showed very well, and the G85 was the best showing of G85 I've had. The GM2008 was ok, while I pleasantly surprised by the potential for the G2000 once more mature, and the G20yr and G40yr showed typically.

There was a wide range of experience levels within the audience, from new to port to experienced. The initial presentations were well pitched to include interesting details for the more knowledgeable as well as the basics for the more novice, though at around 40-45min were perhaps a touch long before starting to taste the port - I know I started early. however the content of the presentations was interesting, and I meant to ask if copies of the slides might be available afterwards, which I should do. The tasting and subsequent informal discussions was great and went on for some time; everyone seemed happy to be there. Nickolls and Perks did an excellent job preparing/organising the tasting, and it was a very enjoyable evening.

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