Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: a vertical

Post by djewesbury » 22:37 Sun 07 Sep 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Do you mind me saying
I am not the sort of person ever to be huffy-puffy offended by anything.

Separately to my not being huffy-puffy offended, your logic is sensible. Unless there better dissents, I shall defer to djewesbury’s post.

Edit: I have deferred to djewesbury’s post.
Your magnanimity is a lesson to us all. And it looks so much better.
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: a vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 23:07 Sun 07 Sep 2014

flash_uk wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Flash: is the background pattern of the first page of the placemats too faint or too dark?
I'll print on Monday and have a look.
Please photograph and post. I suspect that background is too complicated.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: a vertical

Post by flash_uk » 14:37 Mon 08 Sep 2014

Printed on A3 and photographed, which can be viewed here. Has the background printed as intended? It looks different compared to the thumbnails which you posted above. Almost like the printer couldn't cope and rendered something more simple.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: a vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 16:41 Mon 08 Sep 2014

flash_uk wrote:Printed on A3 and photographed, which can be viewed here. Has the background printed as intended? It looks different compared to the thumbnails which you posted above. Almost like the printer couldn't cope and rendered something more simple.
Printout looks correct — perhaps the thumbnails need a re-load. But also looks too cluttered. I’ll simplify.

Edit: done. See

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by RAYC » 18:46 Mon 22 Sep 2014

If there is still a space at this, I would love to attend (having managed to negotiate celebration of my mother's 60th to a different date...).

No problem if not.
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 14:13 Tue 23 Sep 2014

Excellent. Will add you to lists and placemats when at my desktop computer.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 22:34 Tue 30 Sep 2014

Updated draft of placemats:
  • Ana Rato replaced by Mark Bingley M.W.;
  • +RAYC.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 20:50 Sat 04 Oct 2014

I have possession of:
• from JNdA: RP09, RP83 × 2;
• from AP: RP60, RP64, RP70, RP82, RP85, RPE94;
• from JDAW: RP31, RP94, RP97.

• THRA to deliver on the day: RP24, RP80, RP91.

Money will soon be requested. Brace yourselves.

And please submit food orders (which will be subject to amendment if the new Bung Hole has a different menu).

Is anybody willing to help with decanting? And is there a preference between doing so in Streatham, in the Bung Hole, or elsewhere?

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by AHB » 22:14 Sat 04 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Is anybody willing to help with decanting? And is there a preference between doing so in Streatham, in the Bung Hole, or elsewhere?
Subject to changes in my diary, I can probably help with the decanting but would need to do so in Holborn rather than Streatham.
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 22:39 Sat 04 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:Holborn rather than Streatham.
Works for me. Thank you.
Davy’s wrote:Davy's of Holborn is currently closed for a full refurbishment. The bar will re-open on 17th October with an amazing opening party, to get on the guest list contact katies@davy.co.uk.
By email, jdaw1 wrote:1. We have a reservation for the Bung Hole on Tue 21st Oct. Please, will it be ready? (And, extremely important, not smelling of paint?)
http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.p ... ead#unread

2. Please may I visit on the 17th, to see the new arrangements?

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 16:47 Mon 06 Oct 2014

By email, Katie Smith wrote:

I have been informed that the builders will be handing us the keys by Monday 13th October so there should be no interference with your booking on Tuesday 21st October. With the building work finishing prior to Monday 13th October, this will leave 8 days before your booking which should be sufficient time for the smell of paint to have dispersed. I cannot promise it will be entirely gone but we will try and ventilate the venue as much as possible.

You are more than welcome to attend the launch party on Friday 17th October from 6pm onwards, where we will be providing all our guests with some complimentary canapés and drinks! I have added your name to the guest list and please feel free to email me the names of any friends or colleagues who would like to attend also.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email or call me.
By email, jdaw1 wrote:An excellent reply, thank you.

I agree that eight days of ventilation will hopefully be enough.



And I will ask other regulars whether they’ll join me.

Thank you again.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by djewesbury » 22:10 Mon 06 Oct 2014

Flights booked, fleabag hotel near Victoria booked (getting in late after a substantial tasting and leaving very early from Gatwick the next morning would make it a little rude to stay with my dad!)
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by AHB » 18:47 Fri 10 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Is anybody willing to help with decanting? And is there a preference between doing so in Streatham, in the Bung Hole, or elsewhere?
Subject to changes in my diary, I can probably help with the decanting but would need to do so in Holborn rather than Streatham.
My diary has changed and I am no longer able to assist with decanting in the afternoon. My apologies.
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 18:53 Fri 10 Oct 2014

Any volunteers?

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by flash_uk » 19:20 Fri 10 Oct 2014

I may be able to rejig things to help. What time had you in mind?

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 19:56 Fri 10 Oct 2014

flash_uk wrote:What time had you in mind?
I was thinking of decanting at home, circa 09:30, the RP97, RP94 and RPE94. Tom will doubtless bring decanted the RP91 and RP80. His RP24 will happen last moment, with the RP09 and RP31.

That leaves 1960, 1964, 1970, 1982, 1983 (possibly three variants of ’83, I’ll know next weekend), and 1985. I can decant those six/seven/eight alone, but will want help with pre-18:00 pre-pouring of nine/ten/eleven (i.e., all except ’91, ’80, ’31, ’24, ’09). So I arrive 3pm, you a mite before 4pm? Does that seem sensible?

Comment, anybody?

And Flash, can you print — all but sticky labels, which I’ll do.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by DRT » 20:42 Fri 10 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Comment, anybody?
Have fun. I'm sorry to be missing this one, it looks very interesting.
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by flash_uk » 22:34 Fri 10 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote: So I arrive 3pm, you a mite before 4pm? Does that seem sensible?

Comment, anybody?

And Flash, can you print — all but sticky labels, which I’ll do.
Should be fine to get there for 4. And no problem for the printing. Splendid.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by AHB » 23:29 Fri 10 Oct 2014

Remind me, who is Mark Bingley and why did he want to come to the tasting?
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 Fri 10 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:Remind me, who is Mark Bingley and why did he want to come to the tasting?
He is the guest of João Nicolau de Almeida.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by AHB » 23:34 Fri 10 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:Remind me, who is Mark Bingley and why did he want to come to the tasting?
He is the guest of João Nicolau de Almeida.
Fair enough, but my questions remain unanswered. Who is Mark Bingley and why does JNdA feel that he would benefit from joining us?
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by DRT » 00:02 Sat 11 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:Who is Mark Bingley…?
Perhaps he is this Mark Bingley.
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 00:25 Sat 11 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:why does JNdA feel that he would benefit from joining us?
JNdA is providing two bottles, one a 1909, and it has been agreed that he would come with a guest of his choosing. Originally the guest was to be RP’s UK brand manager, but she became unavailable. Please assume Mark Bingley to be somebody who likes tasting and drinking for much the same reasons we do, until and unless you have evidence to the contrary.

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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by AHB » 19:10 Sat 11 Oct 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:why does JNdA feel that he would benefit from joining us?
JNdA is providing two bottles, one a 1909, and it has been agreed that he would come with a guest of his choosing. Originally the guest was to be RP’s UK brand manager, but she became unavailable. Please assume Mark Bingley to be somebody who likes tasting and drinking for much the same reasons we do, until and unless you have evidence to the contrary.
I'm not objecting to Mark joining us, just curious to know who he is.

However, if Maison Marque are RP's UK distributors then all becomes more clear.
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Re: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 12:03 Sun 12 Oct 2014

Collecting bottles.

RP sent us three bottles.
• The 1909, rewaxed for the journey, is just into neck. The colour, as best as can be determined through the glass, is rather pale.
• The two 1983s have no writing distinguishing them from regular RP83. I will check, but it seems that they are not the single varietals.

My 1931 is very bottom of neck, and a similar colour to the 1909.

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