1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 12:10 Tue 08 Apr 2014

DaveRL wrote:I hesitate to confuse things further! I wonder if I could put myself down as a reserve, or even attendee if currently room, at what would be my first offline (although perhaps depends a little on which date gets chosen).

Still, toe in the water etc. ......

I have a few 97s to offer - Dow here, and have some Fonseca, Taylor, Croft Roeda and Vesuvio in storage I could get hold of. Otherwise adopt?

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by DaveRL » 13:24 Tue 08 Apr 2014

Fantastic. Thanks

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by Axel P » 19:08 Tue 08 Apr 2014

Unfortunately I cannot make it on the day since I am returning from a longer Porto/Douro trip the day before. I would really like to participate in terms of getting samples send. Would anyone volunteer for sending these. Fully paying is guaranteed as well as the coverage for the shipment.

If you manage to get the seats full, I certainly withdraw.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by DRT » 22:19 Tue 08 Apr 2014

Axel P wrote:Would anyone volunteer for sending these.
I will happily volunteer but posting samples internationally in late June carries a significant risk of them being boiled before they arrive. Are you sure you want to take that risk?
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by Axel P » 12:47 Wed 09 Apr 2014

Yes, I am fully aware of this and willing (musting) to take the risk. Thanks, Derek.
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 14:26 Wed 09 Apr 2014

Axel P wrote:Unfortunately I cannot make it on the day since I am returning from a longer Porto/Douro trip the day before.
Any way you can reroute through London on way home? Also, the date may change in any case...currently in the process of trying to resolve that :)

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by Axel P » 16:50 Wed 09 Apr 2014

The rerouting of the plane is not the problem, but rather the fact that the key wiill not fit in my lock at home if I stay away for too long :-)

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 17:03 Wed 09 Apr 2014

Axel P wrote:The rerouting of the plane is not the problem, but rather the fact that the key wiill not fit in my lock at home if I stay away for too long :-)

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Ah, right. You are not alone in facing that kind of risk :D

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 15 May 2014

Post by flash_uk » 21:55 Sat 12 Apr 2014

DATE REVISED - now Thursday 15 May 2014. Based on the various responses received, this date is a yes/poss for everyone who has replied. Let me know if you CAN'T make it.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 10:27 Tue 15 Apr 2014

OK last change I promise! Revised again as Daniel can't make 15 May and I screwed up and didn't realise CPR couldn't make that date either.
So, now MONDAY 16 JUNE
Seems like lots can make that.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by djewesbury » 10:46 Tue 15 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote:OK last change I promise! Revised again as Daniel can't make 15 May and I screwed up and didn't realise CPR couldn't make that date either.
So, now MONDAY 16 JUNE
Seems like lots can make that.
110th anniversary of Bloomsday.

Do we want a James Joyce theme on the placemats?
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by djewesbury » 21:38 Tue 15 Apr 2014

NB We have a small meeting scheduled for Friday 13 June - DJ in town - would include a link but am on my phone. Just so you know.
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 13:47 Tue 06 May 2014

OK just looking to take stock on the 97 horizontal and determine which bottles nobody has available and which I will try and source. As it stands, if the folks in the first post above bring as promised, then we are missing:
  • Cockburn;
  • Gould Campbell;
  • Morgan;
  • Offley;
  • Quarles Harris;
  • Ramos;
  • Sandeman
  • Taylor;
  • Warre.
DaveRL - I've put you down for Fonseca. Would be helpful if you could supply the Taylor you also offered.
AHB - I've put you down for Martinez, the Warre you offered would also help.

If anyone can supply any of the rest of these then please shout, otherwise on 12 May I will go searching to buy them and have them arrive with some time to rest.

I'm not even sure if Sandeman was declared - does anyone know? I can't find a bottle on offer anywhere, so I'll also get a Churchill as a backup. Of the rest, I think I can get all of them.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by DaveRL » 10:24 Wed 07 May 2014

Great. I'll bring Fonseca and Taylor. I'll get them out of storage.

First off line- any tips on preferred decanting times/procedures, and when to bring bottles etc.? Thanks.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by PhilW » 11:21 Wed 07 May 2014

I won't be able to make this one, sorry.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 13:17 Wed 07 May 2014

DaveRL wrote:Great. I'll bring Fonseca and Taylor. I'll get them out of storage.

First off line- any tips on preferred decanting times/procedures, and when to bring bottles etc.? Thanks.
Thx Dave. Top post updated.

Most of us (? :wink: ) are at work during the day before these tasting, so often the practice is to double decant first thing in the morning then appear with decanted bottle at around 1830. And in this case as the juice is relatively young, this longer decant time is preferable. Given there look like being circa 18 bottles x 12 people = 216 glasses, if anyone can either get there a little early or leave said decanted bottle with the kind and helpful folks at TBH earlier in the day, this facilitates pouring of glasses in advance.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by WS1 » 19:26 Thu 08 May 2014

Hi,

jsut to sadly let you know that I definitely cannot make the 16th of June; sorry!

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by Cedars28 » 16:05 Fri 09 May 2014

Hi everyone

New TPF joiner on or off-line. Would love to join on 16th June - please count me in Mr Flash. May even have a Taylor or Warre in storage, will check.

Look forward to meeting you all and have a good weekend

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 21:57 Fri 09 May 2014

Welcome cedars28 - pls post a quick intro about yourself in the Introductions section. And I now have someone to help with pouring on the day!

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 23:24 Fri 09 May 2014

The current draft of the placemats. PNGs to follow later.

Four A4 pages uses too much space for The Bung Hole. If the final list of ports is more than eighteen, I’ll move at least some to an A3 sheet.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by idj123 » 06:49 Sat 10 May 2014

In terms of the 'missing' bottles from this horizontal, I am driving past Four walls Wine in the next week and am happy to secure a bottle of the RP, which they seem to have at a reasonable price.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 09:37 Sat 10 May 2014

idj123 wrote:In terms of the 'missing' bottles from this horizontal, I am driving past Four walls Wine in the next week and am happy to secure a bottle of the RP, which they seem to have at a reasonable price.
That would be great Ian, many thanks.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 09:37 Sat 10 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:The current draft of the placemats. PNGs to follow later.

Four A4 pages uses too much space for The Bung Hole. If the final list of ports is more than eighteen, I’ll move at least some to an A3 sheet.
Thank you Julian. I had been pondering Daniel's suggestion of a James Joyce theme, me being Irish and all that. As 16 June is Bloomsday, and there are 18 episodes in Ulysses...seems like a good opportunity.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 10:33 Sat 10 May 2014

flash_uk wrote:a James Joyce theme
⇒ Blind. My preference is sighted.

Also Bloomsday requires exactly eighteen, no extras, no omissions.

And please may I edit the first post to add placemats and images thereof?

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 23:19 Tue 13 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:And please may I edit the first post to add placemats and images thereof?
Of course, and thank you.
jdaw1 wrote:Four A4 pages uses too much space for The Bung Hole. If the final list of ports is more than eighteen, I’ll move at least some to an A3 sheet.
I can't find any Sandeman, so Churchill is promoted from the subs bench, giving us exactly 18, one of which is a double magnum.
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