Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 18:46 Mon 16 Jan 2017

OK in the top post I have provisionally allocated bottles for folks to bring (bold and italics initials). Some people have multiple bottles available - please drop me a PM if there are any issues with the bottles I've allocated to you, or if you can't spare multiple bottles. Given the uneven balance of provision, we'll balance the costs for this tasting. I've had a quick squint at the prices I have paid for various 80/83/85, which range from £31 to £42, so I propose that we just have a flat price of £38 per bottle for contributions made. Again please drop me a PM if this leaves anyone high and dry on costs!

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by idj123 » 14:46 Wed 18 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
18:46 Mon 16 Jan 2017
OK in the top post I have provisionally allocated bottles for folks to bring (bold and italics initials). Some people have multiple bottles available - please drop me a PM if there are any issues with the bottles I've allocated to you, or if you can't spare multiple bottles. Given the uneven balance of provision, we'll balance the costs for this tasting. I've had a quick squint at the prices I have paid for various 80/83/85, which range from £31 to £42, so I propose that we just have a flat price of £38 per bottle for contributions made. Again please drop me a PM if this leaves anyone high and dry on costs!
This approach works for me.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by forest26 » 09:50 Thu 19 Jan 2017

I'm quite weak on 1980 (no F80)
I have most/all 85 and 83.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by jdaw1 » 23:03 Thu 19 Jan 2017

Please may I bring a wine-trade guest?

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 00:17 Fri 20 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:03 Thu 19 Jan 2017
Please may I bring a wine-trade guest?
No problem for me. Even better if they happened to have F80 :D

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by AHB » 17:26 Fri 20 Jan 2017

I note Tom has not yet responded to the thread. It is entirely possible that he won't be back in the UK by then. However, if he is he might have a bottle of Fonseca 1980 available.
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 19:37 Sat 21 Jan 2017

AHB wrote:
17:26 Fri 20 Jan 2017
I note Tom has not yet responded to the thread. It is entirely possible that he won't be back in the UK by then. However, if he is he might have a bottle of Fonseca 1980 available.
Thanks Alex. Ian has a plan afoot which might solve the gap. If that fails then we might need to call on Tom if he's around by then.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 19:47 Sat 21 Jan 2017

We have several weeks until this tasting - could I ask those bringing bottles to try and get them to the B&F some time in advance. Not the end of the world if you can't, but always helps improve the prospects of a better showing if they can rest a while.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by jdaw1 » 22:02 Sat 21 Jan 2017

In the first post are pictures of the current draft of the placemats.

This first draft has three pages, each of one vintage. An alternative would be 2½ A4 pages, each column being one shipper, so saving some table space. Or 15 could be squeezed on one A3, shrinking the radius to 118.978pt (from the six-on-A4 of 131.315pt). Preferences?

Edit: upon reflection, I think I prefer 2½ A4 pages, each two columns of three, one column per shipper, and so (seen as a whole) one row per vintage. Failing cogent disagreement, I’ll do that.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 11:55 Sun 22 Jan 2017

I also marginally prefer the proposed arrangement of a column per shipper. Makes it easier to compare a shipper across vintages, as well as comparing shippers within a vintage.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by forest26 » 15:55 Mon 23 Jan 2017

Hi Ian
I have D85, F85, F85M, G85, W85, D83, T83, F83, W80

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 16:16 Mon 23 Jan 2017

forest26 wrote:
15:55 Mon 23 Jan 2017
Hi Ian
I have D85, F85, F85M, G85, W85, D83, T83, F83, W80
Thanks Tony - just the regular F85 required if you could?

Charles - that takes you down to just the two bottles.

Top post updated with the latest bottle positions.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by AHB » 19:37 Mon 23 Jan 2017

G83 dropped off at the B&F earlier today.
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by DRT » 02:22 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Please may I join?

I only have F85, so buying in is probably the best solution.
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by PhilW » 08:06 Tue 24 Jan 2017

I'm in. I could bring F83 (or more accurately, I can bring F83 if I have any left, otherwise IDJ can hopefully bring F83 for me since he has my other bottles of it).

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 09:20 Tue 24 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
02:22 Tue 24 Jan 2017
Please may I join?

I only have F85, so buying in is probably the best solution.
Top post updated. Good to have you on board a Derek!

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 09:21 Tue 24 Jan 2017

PhilW wrote:
08:06 Tue 24 Jan 2017
I'm in. I could bring F83 (or more accurately, I can bring F83 if I have any left, otherwise IDJ can hopefully bring F83 for me since he has my other bottles of it).
F83 it is :D

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 09:23 Tue 24 Jan 2017

I have invited one more guest and have temporarily held a space. I'll release the space in a few days if the guest cannot confirm.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 12:40 Tue 24 Jan 2017

AHB wrote:
19:37 Mon 23 Jan 2017
G83 dropped off at the B&F earlier today.
Thanks Alex.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by DRT » 16:58 Tue 24 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
09:20 Tue 24 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
02:22 Tue 24 Jan 2017
Please may I join?

I only have F85, so buying in is probably the best solution.
Top post updated. Good to have you on board a Derek!
Thanks, Mike

I see that Tony has lots of availability, some of which duplicate bottles that are being brought by people contributing two.

Is there a solution where Tony supplies a different bottle and I bring my F85?
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by CPR 1 » 21:57 Thu 26 Jan 2017

G80 left at B&F on Wednesday night

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by Doggett » 13:09 Fri 27 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
19:47 Sat 21 Jan 2017
We have several weeks until this tasting - could I ask those bringing bottles to try and get them to the B&F some time in advance. Not the end of the world if you can't, but always helps improve the prospects of a better showing if they can rest a while.
Will drop my two bottles in next week

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by idj123 » 14:18 Fri 27 Jan 2017

PhilW wrote:
08:06 Tue 24 Jan 2017
I'm in. I could bring F83 (or more accurately, I can bring F83 if I have any left, otherwise IDJ can hopefully bring F83 for me since he has my other bottles of it).
Phil, this is no problem.

As Mike alluded to in earlier post, I have managed to secure a bottle of F80 from an unopened and well stored case. Will hopefully then bring the T80, F83 and T80 with me on Weds.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by idj123 » 14:26 Fri 27 Jan 2017

idj123 wrote:
14:18 Fri 27 Jan 2017
PhilW wrote:
08:06 Tue 24 Jan 2017
I'm in. I could bring F83 (or more accurately, I can bring F83 if I have any left, otherwise IDJ can hopefully bring F83 for me since he has my other bottles of it).
Phil, this is no problem.

As Mike alluded to in earlier post, I have managed to secure a bottle of F80 from an unopened and well stored case. Will hopefully then bring the T80, F83 and T80 with me on Weds.
I meant of course F80 (am not bringing two bottles of T80 especially since I only own one :D )

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by PhilW » 14:30 Fri 27 Jan 2017

idj123 wrote:
14:26 Fri 27 Jan 2017
Phil, this is no problem. ... Will hopefully bring [F]80, F83 and T80 with me on Weds.
Thanks Ian.

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