Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PhilW » 10:59 Fri 21 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:The old 'invalid URL' Tapatalk problem

EDIT: I tried cutting and pasting the URL in Safari (a URL with spaces in it, mind) and received the response:

"Your search - http://www.hallarn.com/placemats/141126 Martinez placemats - 141121a.pdf - did not match any documents."
Re-uploaded with no spaces in the name for fruit-branded product users: http://www.hallarn.com/placemats/141126 ... 41121a.pdf

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by djewesbury » 11:01 Fri 21 Nov 2014

PhilW wrote: Re-uploaded with no spaces in the name for fruit-branded product users:
Read as "corrected my failure to make this cross-platform compatible". :wink:
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PhilW » 11:26 Fri 21 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:
PhilW wrote: Re-uploaded with no spaces in the name for fruit-branded product users:
Read as "corrected my failure to make this cross-platform compatible". :wink:
I trust your "cross-platform compatible" pours (able to fit within exceptionally expensive and good looking 25ml glasses) will be acceptable on Wednesday.

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by djewesbury » 11:30 Fri 21 Nov 2014

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
PhilW wrote: Re-uploaded with no spaces in the name for fruit-branded product users:
Read as "corrected my failure to make this cross-platform compatible". :wink:
I trust your "cross-platform compatible" pours (able to fit within exceptionally expensive and good looking 25ml glasses) will be acceptable on Wednesday.
Now, now. The beauty of compatibility is that everyone enjoys the same experience, all the time. Would you let a %20 or two get in the way of our merry confraternity?
Or do I understand that you don't want any pork pie..?
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PhilW » 11:40 Fri 21 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:Or do I understand that you don't want any pork pie..?
That should have read 50ml pours; I blame auto-correct. Have a %20.

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Post by djewesbury » 11:41 Fri 21 Nov 2014

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Or do I understand that you don't want any pork pie..?
That should have read 50ml pours; I blame auto-correct. Have a %20.
I knew we understood each other.
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PhilW » 11:52 Fri 21 Nov 2014

Regarding arrangements for Wed:
- The food pre-order has been submitted
- I will be at Woolgate at noon for decanting
- I will print and bring the placemats
- Pre-pouring will start around 18:00
- The tasting will start at 18:30, there will be salted marcona almonds on the table, and food will be at 20:00.

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by AHB » 22:10 Sun 23 Nov 2014

I'm so looking forward to this week. Work has been (and will continue to be for the next 8 weeks) pretty tough and I'm delighted this week has finally arrived.
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by djewesbury » 09:41 Tue 25 Nov 2014

Sorry everyone. I experimented with a thinner crust. It stuck to the tin. Good job we already ordered our dinner :(
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PhilW » 10:15 Tue 25 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:Sorry everyone. I experimented with a thinner crust. It stuck to the tin. Good job we already ordered our dinner :(
That's a damn shame :( We'll just have to have more port to console ourselves.

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Post by djewesbury » 10:29 Tue 25 Nov 2014

I'll see if there's anything that can be salvaged tonight but I always hate it when the crust breaks. It was far too thin.. This is why I must make more.
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by Axel P » 10:43 Tue 25 Nov 2014

Thank you Phil, for all the pre-organisational work.

Much looking forward to this.

Ate amanha

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 16:32 Tue 25 Nov 2014

Phil: I could be at Woolgate mid-afternoon, if help is needed. Is it? From when? (Edit: might have to be late afternoon — sorry.)

Do you want me to create review and TN threads?

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Post by djewesbury » 21:26 Tue 25 Nov 2014

The pork pie will be with us, but I won't make any promises regarding it. After Julian's comments elsewhere I tried to thin the crust but I think I went too far.
I am watching a man on TV explain the history of the pork pie. Michael Portillo cannot make pork pies.
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by Christopher » 21:58 Tue 25 Nov 2014

Unfortunately I am only able to stay for around an hour-:(
If there is someone who really wants to go, I am happy for someone to take my place.
Phil- will pay full cost when I see you tomorrow!
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PhilW » 14:34 Wed 26 Nov 2014

Decanting now well under way. All bottles at Woolgate now open; in particular the '63 smells gorgeous, and the only question mark at this point may be the '70 - though not decanted yet, will see soon. Currently using the boardroom for decant until lunch clears from the brasserie; lovely port-smelling room now, getting looks from passers-by and requests for port from staff :)

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Post by djewesbury » 14:40 Wed 26 Nov 2014

See you as soon as possible! About to board.
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PopulusTremula » 15:50 Wed 26 Nov 2014

Having paid Phil a surprise visit during my afternoon constitutional/coffee break i can attest to the gorgeous smell of the '63. The lineup looks stunning and I am certain the evening will be a success.

And so, with heavy feet and with the emerald sheen of envy i made my way back to the office...

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by WS1 » 16:05 Wed 26 Nov 2014

PhilW wrote:Decanting now well under way. All bottles at Woolgate now open; in particular the '63 smells gorgeous, and the only question mark at this point may be the '70 - though not decanted yet, will see soon. Currently using the boardroom for decant until lunch clears from the brasserie; lovely port-smelling room now, getting looks from passers-by and requests for port from staff :)
Aargh, hope it is coming round, the first bt I had from the two was really good; was part of a lot of a 10bts of 67Mz in which 2bts were after purchase identified as 70 Mz.

I think Davy's will sell because of our tasting more port to their vistors/clients :lol:

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by PhilW » 16:11 Wed 26 Nov 2014

It was a very pleasant surprise to see you Magnus, am glad you dropped by; hopefully you'll be able to join us again in the future.

Regarding the '70, after decant it had quite a harsh smell (Magnus agreed), so I have tried a sip - tastes like the normal lovely '70 may be underneath, but a harsh funk on top - have to hope it blows off over the next few hours and reveals the port beneath.

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 16:26 Wed 26 Nov 2014

PhilW wrote:a sip
Not “a sip”; it was “a quality-control sample”.

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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by RAYC » 16:27 Wed 26 Nov 2014

Please put me on the end of the table - work looks like making me late.

Please post or email (phone out of battery and in meetings for next couple of hours) if you want me to bring a back-up bottle of Martinez 70 (my acquisition cost was c.£60 - other bottle from same group was good). I will check here again at 6.00
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Re: Mz Vertical - 75 years of Martinez - London, 26 Nov 2014

Post by flash_uk » 16:31 Wed 26 Nov 2014

Should be across to Woolgate for around 1700/1730. Sounds like we're all set for a super evening!

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:15 Wed 26 Nov 2014

RAYC wrote:if you want me to bring a back-up bottle of Martinez 70 (my acquisition cost was c.£60 - other bottle from same group was good). I will check here again at 6.00
I will happily contribute to this.

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Post by flash_uk » 17:18 Wed 26 Nov 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
RAYC wrote:if you want me to bring a back-up bottle of Martinez 70 (my acquisition cost was c.£60 - other bottle from same group was good). I will check here again at 6.00
I will happily contribute to this.
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