Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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AHB
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by AHB » 08:50 Wed 02 Apr 2014

I have just arrived at my office, from where I will be leaving directly for TBH this afternoon (expecting to arrive at TBH about 18:15). I am less organised than usual and do not have
(a) my contributory magnum of Graham 1880 (typing error, the 8 should be a 9)
(b) any sample bottles

I will have a pen. I can print the tasting mats if required - just post here to that effect before 14:00.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by PhilW » 10:22 Wed 02 Apr 2014

AHB wrote:I am less organised than usual and do not have
(a) my contributory magnum of Graham 1880 (typing error, the 8 should be a 9)
I expect people will be just as distraught by your forgetting to bring the Graham 1890 Magnum.

Will be interested in how this evening's tasting goes, I look forward to the review and seeing how the variations (if any) compare with last time (I would have liked to have been there, but have a hospital appt early tomorrow morning, so not an option).

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by PopulusTremula » 10:26 Wed 02 Apr 2014

PhilW wrote:
AHB wrote:I am less organised than usual and do not have
(a) my contributory magnum of Graham 1880 (typing error, the 8 should be a 9)
I expect people will be just as distraught by your forgetting to bring the Graham 1890 Magnum.
You beat me to it! I was rather looking forward to that 1890...

Placemats have been printed.

All bottles have been decanted and labeled.

I can safely say that blindness was maintained for MPM's contribution, the cork fell into the bottle when i attempted to get the corkscrew in...

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 11:25 Wed 02 Apr 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:I can safely say that blindness was maintained for MPM's contribution, the cork fell into the bottle when i attempted to get the corkscrew in...
We’ll bag it.

Posted: the paremeters used to make the placemats.

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 12:05 Wed 02 Apr 2014

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2038&start=158]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:I have discovered that PX is much worse for a type-I diabetic than is Port. It raises my sugar massively more than does VP. Perhaps it has a different type of sugar.

So, available free to readers of this thread who attend tastings are three bottles (well, ⅔-sized bottles) of Sandeman’s Royal Ambrosante Pedro Ximenez Sherry aged 20 years. Jolly good stuff, but unsuited to my medical status.
A few posts later jdaw1 wrote:Two gone (DJ + GEE). One and a fraction remain. Fraction to be quality-controlled at a tasting.
Any other takers? And should I bring the fraction?

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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 13:11 Wed 02 Apr 2014

This BBC article marks me as an oldster. One could, instead, “upgrade your celebration” with some bottles of Graham 1980. Really.


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