2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by AHB » 23:42 Wed 18 Sep 2013

djewesbury wrote:
AHB wrote:I do have a problem however. For many of the smaller producers I only have one bottle of their 2011 vintage. For which event should I keep them?
This is exactly why I've been buying them in twos. One is one and all alone and ever more shall be so.
That is very profound but doesn't help with my decision in any way.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by TLW » 00:31 Thu 19 Sep 2013

Please consider me in, and am happy to contribute a large format of either Fonseca or Taylor.

There is, however, a relatively high chance that my attendance may be of a Jeremy Bentham sort, with reviews stating:

TLW - "Present, but not drinking"

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by g-man » 15:20 Thu 19 Sep 2013

I landed some GST and can bring it as backup to AHB
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 15:17 Tue 14 Oct 2014

Unless the Bung Hole changes its tables between now and the big day (thread), we might need a different venue.

Separate to that:

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by foomench » 19:32 Wed 14 Oct 2015

I've got Vieira de Sousa, Morgadio da Calçada (Niepoort), and Barão de Vilar to offer up, although these might be better suited to an earlier tasting. I have others as well, but these were my more unique offerings thus far.

I tried to mark my calendar, but it seems Google Calendar has a bug as it moved my event entry to 2050 despite my best efforts.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by Glenn E. » 23:23 Wed 14 Oct 2015

I have all three super cuvees - GST, VVV, VC. I will have to strictly ration, though, as I only have 11 bottles, 2 bottles, and 4 bottles respectively.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 23:36 Wed 14 Oct 2015

Glenn E. wrote:I have all three super cuvees - GST, VVV, VC. I will have to strictly ration, though, as I only have 11 bottles, 2 bottles, and 4 bottles respectively.
That is a good plan. On 24th April 2051 you will only have 10, 1 and 3 bottles remaining. Do not throw them away so recklessly after that otherwise you might run out :wink:
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by djewesbury » 19:41 Thu 15 Oct 2015

foomench wrote:I've got Vieira de Sousa, Morgadio da Calçada (Niepoort), and Barão de Vilar to offer up, although these might be better suited to an earlier tasting. I have others as well, but these were my more unique offerings thus far.

I tried to mark my calendar, but it seems Google Calendar has a bug as it moved my event entry to 2050 despite my best efforts.
There is an earlier tasting for SQVPs - can't remember the date, I think only 25 years hence...
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by foomench » 22:41 Thu 15 Oct 2015

djewesbury wrote:
foomench wrote:I've got Vieira de Sousa, Morgadio da Calçada (Niepoort), and Barão de Vilar to offer up, although these might be better suited to an earlier tasting. I have others as well, but these were my more unique offerings thus far.

I tried to mark my calendar, but it seems Google Calendar has a bug as it moved my event entry to 2050 despite my best efforts.
There is an earlier tasting for SQVPs - can't remember the date, I think only 25 years hence...
I'll keep myself on this thread as I can also supply Tayloy, Fonseca, Niepoort, Quevedo, Smith Woodhouse, Vesuvio, Noval, and Vale D. Maria as necessary. (I also purchased Dow, but as I don't possess it yet, I can't promise that.) I'll check on that other tasting in about 20 years to see if a few of these could go to that as well. The Vieira de Sousa and Barão de Vilar aren't SQVPs. I'll have to check the label on the Morgadio. I don't think it is technically a single quinta, but it might be the closest to qualifying. Of course if the intent of the earlier tasting is just to try things that might not go the distance ...

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by djewesbury » 22:55 Thu 15 Oct 2015

foomench wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
foomench wrote:I've got Vieira de Sousa, Morgadio da Calçada (Niepoort), and Barão de Vilar to offer up, although these might be better suited to an earlier tasting. I have others as well, but these were my more unique offerings thus far.

I tried to mark my calendar, but it seems Google Calendar has a bug as it moved my event entry to 2050 despite my best efforts.
There is an earlier tasting for SQVPs - can't remember the date, I think only 25 years hence...
I'll keep myself on this thread as I can also supply Tayloy, Fonseca, Niepoort, Quevedo, Smith Woodhouse, Vesuvio, Noval, and Vale D. Maria as necessary. (I also purchased Dow, but as I don't possess it yet, I can't promise that.) I'll check on that other tasting in about 20 years to see if a few of these could go to that as well. The Vieira de Sousa and Barão de Vilar aren't SQVPs. I'll have to check the label on the Morgadio. I don't think it is technically a single quinta, but it might be the closest to qualifying. Of course if the intent of the earlier tasting is just to try things that might not go the distance ...
Sorry, yes, that was me being imprecise - SQVPs, smaller or newer brands - admirably summed up as 'things that might not go the distance' in fact.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 07:01 Fri 16 Oct 2015

DRT wrote:Quinta do Vale Meao (DRT)
Unfortunately, this purchase was not honoured due to over-allocation by the producer. Can someone else please step up?
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by Doggett » 07:55 Fri 16 Oct 2015

Count me in...

I can bring a Bottle of GST 2011 and also a magnum of Fonseca 2011. Also for a special treat I have some Waitrose (symington) 2011 I can supply too, if you want to up the quality stakes!
I hope to see you all there.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by PhilW » 15:38 Fri 16 Oct 2015

djewesbury wrote:I have just noticed that the first post does not reflect what everyone (eg THRA) has said they'll be bringing. Could this be rectified before the event?
I've been waiting for just over two years for Derek to update the first post; I see he (or someone) has done this, but only based on very recent posts. :evil:

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 15:41 Fri 16 Oct 2015

I started, and then had other things to do. It will be resumed.

Perhaps you want to suggest a flighting plan.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 15:48 Fri 16 Oct 2015

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I have just noticed that the first post does not reflect what everyone (eg THRA) has said they'll be bringing. Could this be rectified before the event?
I've been waiting for just over two years for Derek to update the first post; I see he (or someone) has done this, but only based on very recent posts. :evil:
With 426 months to go I didn't think we were in too much of a rush to finalise the planning :wink:
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by AHB » 16:14 Fri 16 Oct 2015

DRT wrote:
PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I have just noticed that the first post does not reflect what everyone (eg THRA) has said they'll be bringing. Could this be rectified before the event?
I've been waiting for just over two years for Derek to update the first post; I see he (or someone) has done this, but only based on very recent posts. :evil:
With 426 months to go I didn't think we were in too much of a rush to finalise the planning :wink:
But if we book the venue now we should be able to get our first choice of room.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by Glenn E. » 17:35 Fri 16 Oct 2015

jdaw1 wrote:I started, and then had other things to do. It will be resumed.
Hopefully I will get added once editing has resumed. :cry:

In addition to all 3 super cuvees, I also have Vieira de Sousa and Quevedo (6L, 1.5L, 750mm, 375mm). Though the smaller Quevedo bottles are likely to be consumed before 2051.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by flash_uk » 18:08 Fri 16 Oct 2015

DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:Quinta do Vale Meao (DRT)
Unfortunately, this purchase was not honoured due to over-allocation by the producer. Can someone else please step up?
I have a case of Vale Meao.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 18:10 Fri 16 Oct 2015

flash_uk wrote:
DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:Quinta do Vale Meao (DRT)
Unfortunately, this purchase was not honoured due to over-allocation by the producer. Can someone else please step up?
I have a case of Vale Meao.
Thanks, Mike.

My lovely assistant will add that to the first page along with the other requested updates :wink:
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by flash_uk » 18:11 Fri 16 Oct 2015

Also have Taylor, Cockburn, Noval and Ferreira.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 18:19 Fri 16 Oct 2015

AHB wrote:But if we book the venue now we should be able to get our first choice of room.
If we want to ensure we are well taken care off during our tasting, this might be a good venue?
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by idj123 » 21:05 Mon 19 Oct 2015

I will almost certainly have to send out my daughter as my 'runner' (I briefed her the other day but Peppa Pig was on and so not sure how much she digested) but of those not currently listed I can offer both Burmester and Churchill in Mags and RP in standard.

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 00:40 Tue 03 Nov 2015

The organiser has been slack about updating the first post, so I have done it, at least in part. And somehow there are nineteen people who want to play. I have cut the reserve list, as is traditional, at 14 people, but it seems, ahem, likely, that there will be spaces for all those currently on the reserve list (which is not the same thing as saying that all will attend).
In the first post somebody wrote:People (all subject to being fit to attend):
  1. DRT;
  2. DJ;
  3. JDAW;
  4. CaliforniaBrad;
  5. ADV;
  6. AHB;
  7. JHG;
  8. THRA;
  9. RLC;
  10. RAYC;
  11. PW;
  12. WPS;
  13. BMHR;
  14. TLW.
Reserves:
The list of Ports has not yet been finalised.
idj123 wrote:I will almost certainly have to send out my daughter as my 'runner'
The organiser needs to make a policy decision about this. Your ‘runner’ is a port enthusiast not attending. DRT: pronounce!

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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by DRT » 00:51 Tue 03 Nov 2015

jdaw1 wrote:I started, and then had other things to do. It will be resumed.
Then, in an attempt to deny that the problem had been outsourced to him...
jdaw1 wrote:The organiser has been slack about updating the first post, so I have done it
jdaw1 wrote:
idj123 wrote:I will almost certainly have to send out my daughter as my 'runner'
The organiser needs to make a policy decision about this. Your ‘runner’ is a port enthusiast not attending. DRT: pronounce!
Runners and nurses are allowed.
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Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Post by jdaw1 » 00:52 Tue 03 Nov 2015

DRT wrote:Runners … are allowed.
Greatly reducing the likelihood of the attendance of those currently on the reserve list?
DRT wrote:nurses are allowed.
Phew.

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