Wednesday 2nd October in London

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 21:16 Tue 01 Oct 2013

First draft of the placemats (and parameters by which made).
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I could print, but won’t be there until 7pm.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by AHB » 23:11 Tue 01 Oct 2013

I should arrive about 6pm, but can't print.
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by uncle tom » 05:05 Wed 02 Oct 2013

I won't foil mine, because it has no label..

..first bottle from a ten bottle stash that I bought two years ago, where I only have the vendor's word for the ID.

If it is what it it was sold as, it is a major vintage and a major shipper that has only had one previous appearance at a TPF event, when it was well received.
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by RAYC » 11:30 Wed 02 Oct 2013

Happy to print (and just have), will target 6.30-6.45
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 11:32 Wed 02 Oct 2013

RAYC wrote:Happy to print (and just have)
Thank you.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by RAYC » 11:49 Wed 02 Oct 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
RAYC wrote:KZZM - right handed - thanks
Presumably an office colleague, whose ‟KM” initials had already been bagsied by somebody more senior.
Yes and no. KZM would be sort of correct outside the office (we think HR were just having fun when adding the second "Z"), though only as the "americanised" translation of his real name (马致远) which is not really capable of reduction to initials in original language.

Does that work on placemats...?!
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by DRT » 12:27 Wed 02 Oct 2013

RAYC wrote:马致远!

Does that work on placemats...?!
I think you might have opened a can of worms.
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by DRT » 12:37 Wed 02 Oct 2013

This is starting to look very interesting but, unfortunately, I am still confined to barracks so cannot join you in person.

However, in order to mitigate my disappointment I intend opening "a nice bottle of vintage port" and sipping my way through it* at the same time you are enjoying whatever turns up at The Bunghole.

I am happy to provide clues as the evening progresses so that my bottle can be included in the blind guessing, perhaps as a tiebreaker in the event that everyone scores the usual near-zero points.


* subject to life coach permission
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by djewesbury » 12:37 Wed 02 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:马致远!

Does that work on placemats...?!
I think you might have opened a can of worms.
new parameters please!
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by TLW » 12:58 Wed 02 Oct 2013

uncle tom wrote:I'm game.
I will probably just go for the 94 Dow from their list.
If you haven't already done so, I could supply a Dow '66 from my cellar for the same money..
If the offer is still good, I would very much like to take you up on it!

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by TLW » 13:00 Wed 02 Oct 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats: blind or sighted?
Why not blind - matches at least me ratherr well.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by DRT » 13:01 Wed 02 Oct 2013

TLW wrote:
uncle tom wrote:I'm game.
I will probably just go for the 94 Dow from their list.
If you haven't already done so, I could supply a Dow '66 from my cellar for the same money..
If the offer is still good, I would very much like to take you up on it!
I have sent Tom a text in case he doesn't see this :wink:
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by uncle tom » 13:03 Wed 02 Oct 2013

If the offer is still good, I would very much like to take you up on it!
Will grab a bottle and double decant it for you.

My bottle just decanted - ID confirmed - looking good!
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 13:10 Wed 02 Oct 2013

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:马致远!

Does that work on placemats...?!
I think you might have opened a can of worms.
new parameters please!
Sigh. For some years the manual has had a ¶:
The program was designed for left-to-right script, and the alphabets successfully used have been Roman (mostly), Greek (occasionally), and Cyrillic (rarely). Users with knowledge of PostScript who are able to assist with testing in other scripts including right-to-left are invited to contact the the author, perhaps after reading this request for assistance rendering ‟泉十段”.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by djewesbury » 13:15 Wed 02 Oct 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:马致远!

Does that work on placemats...?!
I think you might have opened a can of worms.
new parameters please!
Sigh. For some years the manual has had a ¶:
The program was designed for left-to-right script, and the alphabets successfully used have been Roman (mostly), Greek (occasionally), and Cyrillic (rarely). Users with knowledge of PostScript who are able to assist with testing in other scripts including right-to-left are invited to contact the the author, perhaps after reading this request for assistance rendering ‟泉十段”.
Excellent. Tonight is your chance to find out if KZZM has any knowledge of Postscript!
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by TLW » 13:30 Wed 02 Oct 2013

My wife, YM (Why me?) I often think, will also be joining, but will probably just taste from my glasses.

I will contact the Bunghole to let them know that it will probably be seven in the end.

See everyone there.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 13:32 Wed 02 Oct 2013

Oops: wrong date on placemats.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by uncle tom » 13:41 Wed 02 Oct 2013

D66 decanted
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 14:31 Wed 02 Oct 2013

Mine decanted at 2pm.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by DRT » 16:22 Wed 02 Oct 2013

Mine at 3pm - I've started :D
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by AHB » 19:48 Wed 02 Oct 2013

And we have started too
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by DRT » 10:25 Fri 04 Oct 2013

A package was just delivered to my house containing four samples marked G63, S67, D83, "G50 VC07". I am confused by the latter, but thank you to the very kind gentlemen who sent these to me. :D
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by AHB » 13:35 Fri 04 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:...G63, S67, D83, "G50 VC07"...
I have some bad news. Not all is as was labelled...
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Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

Post by DRT » 13:40 Fri 04 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:...G63, S67, D83, "G50 VC07"...
I have some bad news. Not all is as was labelled...
So what is the game? Am I to guess and post here? Are any of the labels relevant?
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by AHB » 13:44 Fri 04 Oct 2013

I don't think there is a game. I think it was a consequence of filling sample bottles late at night after having consumed a little bit of Port. No-one else consumed Graham 1963 on Wednesday. As much as we miss you, we would not send you our only 60ml sample of that fine nectar.

If you care to think of it as a game, think of it as a blind sample tasting challenge - tell us what you think is in each of the sample bottles before we post a review thread.
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