Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by djewesbury » 16:43 Wed 10 Dec 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
RAYC wrote:and there's a cost element that needs to be covered
As always, costs I will pay any incurred by my failure.
Yoda?
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:32 Wed 10 Dec 2014

I’m making the sticky labels. Usual practice has become to have some stickies named (“THRA1”, “THRA2”) and the rest as numbers. (Having named stickies lessens conflict problems: e.g., THRA and AHB can label their own without risk of clashing with the other.)

How many named stickies do you each need?

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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by RAYC » 18:46 Wed 10 Dec 2014

I still have lots of the sticky labels, so happy to print.

If you are still doing the sheets, can I remind you of this previous discussion: link
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Post by jdaw1 » 20:12 Wed 10 Dec 2014

RAYC wrote:If you are still doing the sheets, can I remind you of this previous discussion: link
A. A. Milne wrote:I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother Me
Please sir, what part of that previous discussion?

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Post by RAYC » 20:32 Wed 10 Dec 2014

Regarding layout on the sticky labels
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:46 Wed 10 Dec 2014

Is there an industry guest? I have nine people: THRA, AP, AHB, RAYC, PW, WS, DJ, RLC, and IDJ. Is that all?

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Post by AHB » 00:22 Thu 11 Dec 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Is there an industry guest? I have nine people: THRA, AP, AHB, RAYC, PW, WS, DJ, RLC, and IDJ. Is that all?
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Post by jdaw1 » 12:47 Thu 11 Dec 2014

Updated draft of the sticky labels and other sheets.
  • Tom bringing two.
  • AP’s specified as Graham crusted bottled 1927.

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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by PhilW » 13:08 Thu 11 Dec 2014

PW1 and PW2 please.
Also, could anyone attending bring tongs again this year please?

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Post by idj123 » 14:52 Thu 11 Dec 2014

Sorry all, alas it was a pipe dream and I'm unable to attend due to insufficient notice period. C'est la vie!

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Post by AHB » 14:08 Fri 12 Dec 2014

PhilW wrote:PW1 and PW2 please.
Also, could anyone attending bring tongs again this year please?
I'll try to bring a set with me as I was considering trying to open my bottle with tongs to see whether it might be possible to identify it from the cork.
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Post by djewesbury » 14:15 Fri 12 Dec 2014

May I make a bizarre, perhaps doomed plea? I think that bringing too many bottles can militate against enjoying the quality of what we have. Certainly last year (admittedly my first time, and admittedly an event awash with tawnies) I was a little overwhelmed and felt that I didn't have time properly to appreciate some of the more wonderful things (like the F20). I hope we don't have too much to drink and would ask that we don't slide by default toward two bottles a head. Please gentlemen, remember we all have but one mouth, and a few hours to fill it.
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Post by djewesbury » 14:38 Fri 12 Dec 2014

Note: I do not want smaller measures.
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Post by WS1 » 09:43 Sat 13 Dec 2014

djewesbury wrote:May I make a bizarre, perhaps doomed plea? I think that bringing too many bottles can militate against enjoying the quality of what we have. Certainly last year (admittedly my first time, and admittedly an event awash with tawnies) I was a little overwhelmed and felt that I didn't have time properly to appreciate some of the more wonderful things (like the F20). I hope we don't have too much to drink and would ask that we don't slide by default toward two bottles a head. Please gentlemen, remember we all have but one mouth, and a few hours to fill it.
Hmmmm, good plea but not gonna happen :roll: :lol:

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Post by djewesbury » 10:03 Sat 13 Dec 2014

I understand and am resigned to my fate!
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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by PhilW » 12:41 Mon 15 Dec 2014

AHB wrote:
PhilW wrote:PW1 and PW2 please.
Also, could anyone attending bring tongs again this year please?
I'll try to bring a set with me as I was considering trying to open my bottle with tongs to see whether it might be possible to identify it from the cork.
Thanks Alex - that's the same reason I would like tongs to be there, for one of my bottles.

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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by AHB » 22:14 Mon 15 Dec 2014

Tom

Would you be able to bring an empty decanter and chain to the Bell for me please? I plan to decant my bottle when I arrive.

Thanks
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Post by uncle tom » 14:20 Wed 17 Dec 2014

OK - I have two 'peculiar' bottles from me, one 1927 crusted from Axel, one unknown VP (possibly crusted) from Dan, one unknown 1927 adoption for Rob, one unknown shipper and vintage adoption for Ray and a spare bottle from Wolfgang, should any of the others turn out to be duff; plus two further bottles of wine from Wolfgang for the 'after party' - not to mention a large quantity of cheese - for whom I am not entirely sure...

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Post by PhilW » 14:28 Wed 17 Dec 2014

uncle tom wrote:- Have I missed anyone??
Tom - Would you mind adding a hammer to your list of bits to bring (for cork extraction from tonged bottle-neck)? It would save me bringing one on the train which could be misconstrued!

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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by uncle tom » 14:49 Wed 17 Dec 2014

OK
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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by uncle tom » 11:13 Thu 18 Dec 2014

As we are only nine my old friend Dave Mitchell will be joining us with a 1948 - probably colheita - as his contribution...
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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by flash_uk » 18:12 Thu 18 Dec 2014

Have fun tonight everyone. Sounds like some interesting bottles will be tasted!

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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by AHB » 18:30 Thu 18 Dec 2014

uncle tom wrote:As we are only nine my old friend Dave Mitchell will be joining us with a 1948 - probably colheita - as his contribution...
Noooo! Not a brown sticky thing!

It will be good to see Dave again. I have arrived and chosen the best seat. Ray and Axel have just walked in with two boxes of bottles.

Should I start now?
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Re: Thursday 18th December - the 2014 Xmas Offline

Post by jdaw1 » 18:44 Thu 18 Dec 2014

AHB wrote:Should I start now?
Yes. A quorum shall be the number present.

If a list of Ports is communicated to me (post/PM/email), I’ll make TN threads.

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