Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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

Post by jdaw1 » 13:38 Fri 14 Feb 2014

Updated draft of the placemats.(Mike: right- and left-handers have slightly different pages, which is why the question was asked.)

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(This post edited Fri 07 Mar to show second page of glasses.)

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

Post by flash_uk » 12:48 Sat 15 Feb 2014

So everyone coming to this session is right-handed. Using Tommy Cooper-think, if a couple more people sign up, one of them will be left-handed.

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:59 Sat 15 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:Using Tommy Cooper-think
‟And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them”?

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

Post by flash_uk » 13:49 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Exactly!

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

Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Sat 15 Feb 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:Confirmed:
  1. Populus Tremula;
  2. JDAW;
  3. DRT;
  4. WS1;
  5. CPR 1;
  6. AHB;
  7. DJ;
  8. MPM.
I’ve just notice that we are eight people, for whom a mere six bottles will be a woefully inadequate bagatelle. What should be done about this?

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

Post by DRT » 23:13 Sat 15 Feb 2014

jdaw1 wrote:I’ve just notice that we are eight people, for whom a mere six bottles will be a woefully inadequate bagatelle. What should be done about this?
Beer.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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

Post by flash_uk » 23:18 Sat 15 Feb 2014

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I’ve just notice that we are eight people, for whom a mere six bottles will be a woefully inadequate bagatelle. What should be done about this?
Beer.
More port

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

Post by jdaw1 » 23:24 Sat 15 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I’ve just notice that we are eight people, for whom a mere six bottles will be a woefully inadequate bagatelle. What should be done about this?
Beer.
More port
Both.

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

Post by DRT » 00:38 Sun 16 Feb 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I’ve just notice that we are eight people, for whom a mere six bottles will be a woefully inadequate bagatelle. What should be done about this?
Beer.
More port
Both.
Life is all about compromises, so I agree to both.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by flash_uk » 23:18 Wed 05 Mar 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:As only six bottles are included in the case study, depending on the number of attendees and our degree of thirst, we can supplement the six with additional bottles of other wines if required.
Would it be an idea to constrain additional bottles to be only horizontal or vertical from G80?

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

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:20 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Lets not do any additional G80 as one of the objectives is to assess intra-case variability. Although another G80 could be said to represent an outside reference for the same wine, thus contributing to objectives 2 and 3, let's limit this wine to the six siblings from the case.

Bringing of other wines is very much encouraged however. These can be blind or sighted, my preference being the former. DRT's Malvedos '76 on 26 Feb is a case in point; collective headscratching and incorrect guesses ensued.

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

Post by flash_uk » 09:26 Thu 06 Mar 2014

My suggestion was perhaps a bit vague I realise now! I was definitely not thinking more G80, but rather for additions either have more G, like a 77 or 83, offering an opportunity to compare and contrast a little older and a little younger to the case of 6, or, have more 80s which are not G, to offer a reference point to the same vintage. All serving to help with objectives 2 and 3. Could still do this blind.

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

Post by PopulusTremula » 09:53 Thu 06 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:My suggestion was perhaps a bit vague I realise now! I was definitely not thinking more G80, but rather for additions either have more G, like a 77 or 83, offering an opportunity to compare and contrast a little older and a little younger to the case of 6, or, have more 80s which are not G, to offer a reference point to the same vintage. All serving to help with objectives 2 and 3. Could still do this blind.
Re-reading your post, no vagueness was found. My initial befuddlement is blamed on the early hour combined with standing room only on a Southeastern train.

Your suggestion is wholly endorsed, feel free to bring non-80 Grahams or other 80s. Let's keep these blind if possible.

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

Post by jdaw1 » 11:06 Thu 06 Mar 2014

OK, bye bye ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ placemat theme.

Who is bringing extras? I have none to hand matching the specification, but could adopt. Or maybe there could be general split adoption, in effect adding half a bottle per person.

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

Post by CPR 1 » 13:11 Thu 06 Mar 2014

I have a selection of bottles that meet the criteria and am happy to bring one blind if that helps the evening along.....

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Post by flash_uk » 15:30 Thu 06 Mar 2014

I also have one that would fit the bill.

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

Post by flash_uk » 17:50 Thu 06 Mar 2014

jdaw1 wrote:OK, bye bye ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ placemat theme.
:( That seems a shame. Could we not retain this placemat for the case of 6 and supplement with another for whatever extras arrive?

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

Post by PhilW » 22:16 Thu 06 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:OK, bye bye ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ placemat theme.
:( That seems a shame. Could we not retain this placemat for the case of 6 and supplement with another for whatever extras arrive?
Perhaps the next 6 could show the possible moves for each piece using a series of checked squares within each circle?

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

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:16 Fri 07 Mar 2014

CPR 1 wrote:I have a selection of bottles that meet the criteria and am happy to bring one blind if that helps the evening along.....
That is most appreciated. Please bring. We'll do the two emergency flares blind.

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

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:22 Fri 07 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:OK, bye bye ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ placemat theme.
:( That seems a shame. Could we not retain this placemat for the case of 6 and supplement with another for whatever extras arrive?
I agree, the theme should remain, too good to skip. Would it be possible to create black versions of the pawn and knight for the two wines brought blind by CPR and flash?

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

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:23 Fri 07 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:I also have one that would fit the bill.
Flash: thanks for offering to bring an extra. Offer hereby gratefully accepted. Please bring blind.

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

Post by flash_uk » 09:25 Fri 07 Mar 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:
flash_uk wrote:I also have one that would fit the bill.
Flash: thanks for offering to bring an extra. Offer hereby gratefully accepted. Please bring blind.

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

Post by jdaw1 » 10:40 Fri 07 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:OK, bye bye ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ placemat theme.
:( That seems a shame. Could we not retain this placemat for the case of 6 and supplement with another for whatever extras arrive?
No. The theme can be used another time, when we have exactly six Ports.

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

Post by jdaw1 » 15:58 Fri 07 Mar 2014

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • Greeks instead of chess pieces;
  • +Ports names after MPM and CPR.
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Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Post by AHB » 20:30 Mon 10 Mar 2014

I have port which meets the criteria for additional port. I am unclear whether I should bring a bottle. Could someone clarify for me whether this is required?
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