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Niepoort tasting with Nick Delaforce, Belfast, Thu 7 Nov

Post by djewesbury » 15:42 Sat 14 Sep 2013

Nick Delaforce will be visiting Belfast on the 7th of November to lead a tutored Niepoort tasting, continuing our 'Port of Belfast' series of events.

The McGrath suite at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 7.30pm.

A tasting with four wines, and six ports - including Niepoort Colheita and the 2000 and 2011 Vintages.

Review of the evening.
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Re: Niepoort tasting with Nick Delaforce, Belfast, Thu 7 Nov

Post by djewesbury » 01:21 Thu 19 Sep 2013

Interesting news. Sophia Berqvist is in town on the same night for a tasting organised by JN Wines. Hopefully there will be time for us all to meet up at the end of the evening over a glass of something refreshing.
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Post by AHB » 21:28 Thu 19 Sep 2013

Are you suggesting this would be a port crawl? That we should first visit John Nicolson's wine show and then catch up with you and Oscar?
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Post by djewesbury » 22:47 Thu 19 Sep 2013

AHB wrote:Are you suggesting this would be a port crawl? That we should first visit John Nicolson's wine show and then catch up with you and Oscar?
I think that if people fancy going around Nicholson's Xmas event - which I imagine is a very general walkaround tasting - and then joining the main event (ahem) then we should run it that way. The JN event starts at 6 in the Merchant Hotel, in the centre of town. The likely venue for our tasting is about 7 minutes' walk away; we could begin at 7.. And at the end of the evening we can meet Sophia for a relaxing post-show drink.

Depending on when she has to get back to wherever she is arriving from, we could also all go for lunch the next day, before the PortForum event in the evening, which I suspect she will not be able to attend (though she is invited!)

Joy of joys.

And does this mean that you might be able to join us, AHB?
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Post by AHB » 08:26 Fri 20 Sep 2013

djewesbury wrote:And does this mean that you might be able to join us, AHB?
It means that I am seriously considering whether there would be a business benefit to me visiting some of our sites in Northern Ireland on Friday 8th November.
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Post by djewesbury » 08:28 Fri 20 Sep 2013

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djewesbury wrote:And does this mean that you might be able to join us, AHB?
It means that I am seriously considering whether there would be a business benefit to me visiting some of our sites in Northern Ireland on Friday 8th November.
This is excellent news for the international cause of port drinking.
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Re: Niepoort tasting with Nick Delaforce, Belfast, Thu 7 Nov

Post by PhilW » 15:47 Fri 20 Sep 2013

Am currently not expecting to be able to join you that week as previously discussed by PM; will let you know if things change.

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Re: Niepoort tasting with Nick Delaforce, Belfast, Thu 7 Nov

Post by Justin K » 19:14 Fri 20 Sep 2013

Looking forward to it and this time no driving!

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Post by djewesbury » 22:14 Fri 20 Sep 2013

Justin K wrote:Looking forward to it and this time no driving!
Justin - re your PM - no need to bring for this night, Nick will be doing a tutored tasting of Niepoort ports so your collection is safe - just a ticket price to cover costs. Glad you can join us.
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Post by djewesbury » 12:30 Sun 03 Nov 2013

The (updated) placemats for the port (mat for the wines posted separately).
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And the wines..
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Post by djewesbury » 18:28 Thu 07 Nov 2013

Eagle One (or is he a jackdaw?) landed at lunchtime is pre-pouring. Eagle ND is en route from International Airport.
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Post by PhilW » 19:05 Thu 07 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Eagle One (or is he a jackdaw?)
JackDAW sounds better; is DiRTbag with you tonight too?
Good luck and I hope it goes well.

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Post by djewesbury » 19:08 Thu 07 Nov 2013

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Eagle One (or is he a jackdaw?)
JackDAW sounds better; is DiRTbag with you tonight too?
Good luck and I hope it goes well.
DoC (not the Douro wine, I mean Derek of Chesterfield) arrives tomorrow.
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Post by djewesbury » 02:23 Fri 08 Nov 2013

Success. Thank you everyone, present and not. We had fun. A report will follow: after we finish having fun tomorrow.
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Post by DRT » 11:52 Fri 08 Nov 2013

DRT heading for airbase 1 now. Will be on duty mid afternoon. Please sir, where have I to report to?
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