Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by WS1 » 18:11 Wed 28 Aug 2013

RAYC wrote:
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jdaw1 wrote:First draft of the placemats.
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Wolfgang: approximately everybody is adopting from you. Instead, why don’t you own the whole tasting, and tell us approximately everybody the cost of a share. Would that be simpler than an arbitrary assignment of my adopting one vintage and somebody else adopting another?
agree that this would probably best since I have of all contributed bts more than 1bt. Also good news and bad news. Found the 63 Calem (glorious colour and into neck level :P ) and the 1997 Calem VP as well as a 1997 Calem Quinta da Foz. So I guess we have to try both or what do attendees think?
cost for the ports (2x 97, 95, 85, 83, 80, 77, 63 and 60) would be 26£ per head if we are 14 people. Please let me know how we want to go ahead.

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Not sure this suggestion works particularly well if THRA is bringing a '35 Calem, Christopher is bringing a 31 Taylor Pinhao, Alex is bringing a 67 Cockburn and I am bringing 60s / 70s bottle of something (perhaps a nice occasion for a 69 Vargellas if Phil is attending and AHB still hasn't tried it, as mentioned here?).
Fine by me, but then I would like to suggest to skip the whole Calem idea since expecting me contributing 7 bts is a bit harsh on me I think. Would you not agree?
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by RAYC » 01:19 Thu 29 Aug 2013

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Fine by me, but then I would like to suggest to skip the whole Calem idea since expecting me contributing 7 bts is a bit harsh on me I think. Would you not agree?
I would agree that it would be a bit harsh, but no one has suggested that you to contribute 7 bottles by yourself!

I can think of a few other ways to organise things, if you're still game to open some Calem, but clearly my input has been unhelpful so will keep my nose out and let you / Andy decide.

FWIW, I hope to attend (if there remains space for me when i can confirm), and am happy to fit in and contribute financially to group bottles if that is what is decided (whether Calem or anything else). Will also bring along either the Vargellas 69 or an alternative bottle that i've been waiting for a suitable opportunity to open.
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:19 Thu 29 Aug 2013

WS1 wrote:
Fine by me, but then I would like to suggest to skip the whole Calem idea since expecting me contributing 7 bts is a bit harsh on me I think. Would you not agree?
I do not expect you or anyone else to contribute so many bottles without being compensated at the least. I have no issues contributing financially to the line up if you and others agree to that, in addition to bringing my 1996.

Some options;.
1- People can adopt a bottle from WS1 (if willing).

2- We can all collectively split the cost of the extra bottles (if willing).

3- Or we scrap the serious Calem vertical (or less focused on it), as in if you have Calem bring what you would like to share, if not bring what you want as some who don't have Calem are already doing.

Please state your preference. We can then go from there.

Personally, as I've never done a vertical of Calem or had much in the way of older ones, I would like to try and keep the theme if possible. If not, no worries. As I said this is more about having a fun evening with you all who I don't get to see very often.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by WS1 » 07:04 Thu 29 Aug 2013

Hmm, I think there has been some confusion due to individual attendees choose different approaches. One was a theme and the other "let us have a fantastic bt of port" and meet/catch up with Andy. Both are equally valid, some may prefer the latter one.
The Calem idea is nice because it is something we have not done before and it is fairly easy to organise after we have all the bts together. But it really requires we will be 14 people which I do not see us be based on the attendees list and the line up of ports suggested (too many including the "friends" bts).
Hence I suggest to skip the Calem idea and ask to put me on the reserves list. This has nothing to do with this tasting rather than changes at my work place enfolded to me yesterday.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by DRT » 08:04 Thu 29 Aug 2013

I think "bring a bottle to share with Andy" is the way to go.

I will be contributing my G70 that is already in London.
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by PhilW » 09:33 Thu 29 Aug 2013

WS1 wrote:Hmm, I think there has been some confusion due to individual attendees choose different approaches. One was a theme and the other "let us have a fantastic bt of port" and meet/catch up with Andy. Both are equally valid, some may prefer the latter one.
The Calem idea is nice because it is something we have not done before and it is fairly easy to organise after we have all the bts together. But it really requires we will be 14 people which I do not see us be based on the attendees list and the line up of ports suggested (too many including the "friends" bts).
Hence I suggest to skip the Calem idea and ask to put me on the reserves list. This has nothing to do with this tasting rather than changes at my work place enfolded to me yesterday.

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WS1
It is a shame to lose the Calem theme (again), and I think we would have been able to work out something suitable and fair on bottle costs (such as dropping the '95 and '96, with DRT bringing '60, WS bringing '63 and myself and one other splitting the '77, '80, '83 and '85 - just one of several possibilities, I'm sure); However, if there is a chance that WS may not be able to attend then we should definitely save this for another time and I agree with DRT that "bring a bottle to share with Andy" becomes the sensible option. Wolfgang - I hope work allows you are able to join us anyway :990000:

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by Andy Velebil » 13:27 Thu 29 Aug 2013

Lets keep it simple.

Bring a bottle to share is now the theme. :D

I'll sort the cellar and see what I've got.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by Andy Velebil » 13:31 Thu 29 Aug 2013

I've updated the first post.

WS1 is now in the possible attendee list (I hope allows you to make it, would be good to see you).

I've removed the non-spoken for Calem bottles (sans Tom's till I hear from him).

Please post what you intend to bring and I'll update the list as we go.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, CALEM (and friends) tastin

Post by jdaw1 » 17:06 Thu 29 Aug 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:Bring a bottle to share is now the theme. :D
Blind or sighted?

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by Andy Velebil » 18:46 Thu 29 Aug 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:Bring a bottle to share is now the theme. :D
Blind or sighted?
I'd say sighted. Lets just enjoy each others company with some nice ports and not worry about being too formal.

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Post by jdaw1 » 19:01 Thu 29 Aug 2013

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by benread » 18:48 Fri 30 Aug 2013

Andy. I would like to join you but won't be able to confirm until next week at earliest. Presently listening to motorbikes roar round Isle of Man TT course - it is Manx GP week and we are staying in a house fronting onto the course!

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Post by Andy Velebil » 19:10 Fri 30 Aug 2013

benread wrote:Andy. I would like to join you but won't be able to confirm until next week at earliest. Presently listening to motorbikes roar round Isle of Man TT course - it is Manx GP week and we are staying in a house fronting onto the course!

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Sweet! Have fun and let me know when you sort coming or not. Hope to see you

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by DRT » 23:49 Tue 03 Sep 2013

jdaw1 wrote:1970 Taylor from me; 1970 Graham from Derek.
Would it be a complete disaster if we turned this into a 1970 horizontal?
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:06 Wed 04 Sep 2013

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:1970 Taylor from me; 1970 Graham from Derek.
Would it be a complete disaster if we turned this into a 1970 horizontal?
No as I was planning on a 1970
Warre vp as a possible bottle
To bring.

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Post by PhilW » 08:21 Wed 04 Sep 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:1970 Taylor from me; 1970 Graham from Derek.
Would it be a complete disaster if we turned this into a 1970 horizontal?
No as I was planning on a 1970
Warre vp as a possible bottle
To bring.
Previous post, bottle declared
Croft 70, matches theme
Shall be brought.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 13:34 Wed 04 Sep 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:
DRT wrote: Would it be a complete disaster if we turned this into a 1970 horizontal?
No as I was planning on a 1970
Warre vp as a possible bottle
To bring.
After thinking about this overnight, lets keep it at "Bring a bottle to share" If there happens to be a lot of 1970, so be it. If there happens to be whatever else, perfect.

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got you down for the Croft.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by AHB » 17:04 Thu 05 Sep 2013

OK, if we're drifting towards a 1970 theme then I will bring a 1970 Martinez
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by CPR 1 » 15:20 Thu 19 Sep 2013

If there is space for a newbie? I would like to join you

I can contribute a Fonseca 77 to the line up

Thanks

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by DRT » 16:46 Thu 19 Sep 2013

Charles,

From what I can see there is certainly room for you and your F77 but Andy will confirm as he is keeping track of arrangements.

I look forward to meeting you.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by jdaw1 » 16:53 Thu 19 Sep 2013

Charles: hello and welcome. Please do start an introduction thread, saying who you are and something about port. Why you like it; your favourite; the worst you ever had; or something. Thank you.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by Andy Velebil » 21:04 Thu 19 Sep 2013

Hi Charles.
Looks like we still have room so yes, you are welcome to join us. Ill put you down for the Fonseca 1977

Look forward to meeting you next month.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by djewesbury » 19:11 Mon 23 Sep 2013

Sorry everyone. Looks like I have moved from the 'possibles' to the 'impossibles' list. Teaching commitments this semester are ruling out most Tuesdays. However I'm relatively free in the week of the 21st Oct so if a tasting miraculously crops up then I can try and get over.
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:07 Tue 24 Sep 2013

Duly noted and I hope to catch you next time I am in town.

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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London,

Post by benread » 20:25 Fri 27 Sep 2013

benread wrote:Andy. I would like to join you but won't be able to confirm until next week at earliest. Presently listening to motorbikes roar round Isle of Man TT course - it is Manx GP week and we are staying in a house fronting onto the course!

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Regrettably, I will not be able to make this. We are without childcare of any normal sort for 3 weeks so I will be chasing 2 little boys round every corner of Reigate as we call in a variety of favours!
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