Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 14:38 Fri 27 Jan 2017

CPR 1 wrote:
21:57 Thu 26 Jan 2017
G80 left at B&F on Wednesday night
Super, thx. Are you also OK to bring the W85?

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 14:40 Fri 27 Jan 2017

Doggett wrote:
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
Thanks Simon.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by DRT » 15:12 Fri 27 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
16:58 Tue 24 Jan 2017
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?
Bump :wink:
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 17:01 Fri 27 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
15:12 Fri 27 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
16:58 Tue 24 Jan 2017
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?
Bump :wink:
Yes good plan!

Derek - now bringing F85.
Tony - have swapped you to W80.
Dave - you just need to bring D80 now.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by DRT » 20:12 Fri 27 Jan 2017

Thanks :smile:
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by DaveRL » 17:31 Sat 28 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
17:01 Fri 27 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
15:12 Fri 27 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
16:58 Tue 24 Jan 2017
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?
Bump :wink:
Yes good plan!

Derek - now bringing F85.
Tony - have swapped you to W80.
Dave - you just need to bring D80 now.
OK. Thanks. I have retrieved from Seckfords (delivered on Thursday) and will bring on Wednesday before the 77@40 tasting.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by SCP » 10:21 Sun 29 Jan 2017

I shall bring my T85 and G85 on Wednesday as well.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by AHB » 23:33 Sun 29 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).
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.
Good work. But I sense there is a story behind this post. Do share...
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 17:59 Mon 30 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
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.
Julian - one small amendment proposed if you have a moment to make changes to these placemats, could the D and T positions be swapped. This will leave TFP ports on page 1 and SFE ports across the other pages. Thanks!

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by jdaw1 » 19:05 Mon 30 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
17:59 Mon 30 Jan 2017
Julian - one small amendment proposed if you have a moment to make changes to these placemats, could the D and T positions be swapped. This will leave TFP ports on page 1 and SFE ports across the other pages.
Done.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 19:07 Mon 30 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
19:05 Mon 30 Jan 2017
flash_uk wrote:
17:59 Mon 30 Jan 2017
Julian - one small amendment proposed if you have a moment to make changes to these placemats, could the D and T positions be swapped. This will leave TFP ports on page 1 and SFE ports across the other pages.
Done.
Thank you!

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 19:08 Mon 30 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
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.
Space now available again, guest could not make the date.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 19:11 Mon 30 Jan 2017

DaveRL wrote:
17:31 Sat 28 Jan 2017

OK. Thanks. I have retrieved from Seckfords (delivered on Thursday) and will bring on Wednesday before the 77@40 tasting.
Many thanks!
SCP wrote:
10:21 Sun 29 Jan 2017
I shall bring my T85 and G85 on Wednesday as well.
Many thanks!

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 14:26 Tue 21 Feb 2017

OK folks, time for food orders please! Menu below - please post your order in this thread.

JDAW - can you do the necessary with JMR.

Starters
Truffled Mac & Cheese
Potted Cornish crab with seaweed butter and sourdough melba toast
Wild mushrooms on garlic and rosemary toast with basil pesto
Baked goat’s cheese salad with beetroot and honey and lemon dressing
Duck liver pâté with toasted sourdough bread and pickled cucumber, onions and cornichons
Severn and Wye smoked salmon plate

Main
Slow-cooked chicken leg in red wine, shallots, bacon and mushrooms with roasted garlic and spring onion mash
Grilled gammon steak and hand-cut chips with gooseberry ketchup, fried pickled onion rings and duck egg * add black pudding £1.00 *
Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli
Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato * add Béarnaise or green peppercorn sauce £2.00 *
Davy’s bangers and mash with Madeira and onion gravy
Wild mushroom risotto with Portobello mushroom, kale and Ticklemore
Roasted sweet corn and quinoa salad with avocado, grilled halloumi, lime and coriander
Cod Florentine with creamed spinach, poached free-range egg, chive hollandaise
Linguine with chilli, basil, pecorino and heritage tomato

Sides
Triple cooked chips
Buttered new season potatoes
Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli
Creamed spinach
Market salad

Desserts
Cheese (choose on the night)
Flourless chocolate cake with crème fraîche
Peach melba, vanilla poached peach with caramel sauce, meringue and raspberries
Bramdean pudding
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
Treacle tart with custard
Welsh rarebit

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by AHB » 19:12 Wed 22 Feb 2017

No starter
Sirloin steak (medium rare) with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce
No dessert (or dessert on the night)
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by CPR 1 » 21:56 Wed 22 Feb 2017

Potted Crab, Followed by steak (black and blue) with a side of Spinach

Thanks

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by Doggett » 23:11 Wed 22 Feb 2017

No food for me thanks...just the service contribution if I may.
Btw Mike, did you see my bottles at the Boot & Flogger? I left them there in a 2 bottle case on the day of the large format 77 tasting.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by DaveRL » 11:58 Thu 23 Feb 2017

Severn and Wye smoked salmon plate
Chargrilled sirloin steak (rare) with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato
Creamed spinach
Please ask kitchen for these to be gluten free

Thanks

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by PhilW » 14:44 Thu 23 Feb 2017

Am no longer 100% certain of making this - but my F83 at least will be (thanks Ian).
My food order would be the following, please:
- starter: none
- main: Wild mushroom risotto
- dessert: TBD

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by Constandia » 15:08 Thu 23 Feb 2017

Is there any space left? Would love a port tasting soon :))

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 18:42 Thu 23 Feb 2017

Constandia wrote:
15:08 Thu 23 Feb 2017
Is there any space left? Would love a port tasting soon :))

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Yes indeed Dia, you have the final place! Let me know your food order.

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Post by Constandia » 21:32 Thu 23 Feb 2017

flash_uk wrote:
Constandia wrote:
15:08 Thu 23 Feb 2017
Is there any space left? Would love a port tasting soon :))

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Yes indeed Dia, you have the final place! Let me know your food order.
Fantastic! Thank you :)
Unfortunately I am not able to bring a bottle but always happy to contribute to the pot.
Foodwise can I please order:
The potted Cornish crab with seaweed butter and sourdough bread to start and the sirloin steak (rare) with chips and tomatoes as main, with creamed spinach as a side dish.
flash_uk wrote:OK folks, time for food orders please! Menu below - please post your order in this thread.

JDAW - can you do the necessary with JMR.

Starters
Truffled Mac & Cheese
Potted Cornish crab with seaweed butter and sourdough melba toast
Wild mushrooms on garlic and rosemary toast with basil pesto
Baked goat’s cheese salad with beetroot and honey and lemon dressing
Duck liver pâté with toasted sourdough bread and pickled cucumber, onions and cornichons
Severn and Wye smoked salmon plate

Main
Slow-cooked chicken leg in red wine, shallots, bacon and mushrooms with roasted garlic and spring onion mash
Grilled gammon steak and hand-cut chips with gooseberry ketchup, fried pickled onion rings and duck egg * add black pudding £1.00 *
Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli
Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato * add Béarnaise or green peppercorn sauce £2.00 *
Davy’s bangers and mash with Madeira and onion gravy
Wild mushroom risotto with Portobello mushroom, kale and Ticklemore
Roasted sweet corn and quinoa salad with avocado, grilled halloumi, lime and coriander
Cod Florentine with creamed spinach, poached free-range egg, chive hollandaise
Linguine with chilli, basil, pecorino and heritage tomato

Sides
Triple cooked chips
Buttered new season potatoes
Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli
Creamed spinach
Market salad

Desserts
Cheese (choose on the night)
Flourless chocolate cake with crème fraîche
Peach melba, vanilla poached peach with caramel sauce, meringue and raspberries
Bramdean pudding
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
Treacle tart with custard
Welsh rarebit

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by DRT » 23:34 Thu 23 Feb 2017

Food:

Starter: A starter portion of Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli
Main: Chargrilled sirloin steak, medium rare, NO CHIPS
No dessert.
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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 11:49 Fri 24 Feb 2017

AHB wrote:
19:12 Wed 22 Feb 2017
No starter
Sirloin steak (medium rare) with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce
No dessert (or dessert on the night)
Thanks Alex.
CPR 1 wrote:
21:56 Wed 22 Feb 2017
Potted Crab, Followed by steak (black and blue) with a side of Spinach

Thanks
Thanks Charles.
Doggett wrote:
23:11 Wed 22 Feb 2017
No food for me thanks...just the service contribution if I may.
Btw Mike, did you see my bottles at the Boot & Flogger? I left them there in a 2 bottle case on the day of the large format 77 tasting.
Thanks Simon, food order noted. Re the bottles, am speaking to the B&F today just to make sure everything is secure with the bottles that were dropped off at the 77 tasting. Fingers crossed...
DaveRL wrote:
11:58 Thu 23 Feb 2017
Severn and Wye smoked salmon plate
Chargrilled sirloin steak (rare) with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato
Creamed spinach
Please ask kitchen for these to be gluten free

Thanks
Thanks Dave.
PhilW wrote:
14:44 Thu 23 Feb 2017
Am no longer 100% certain of making this - but my F83 at least will be (thanks Ian).
My food order would be the following, please:
- starter: none
- main: Wild mushroom risotto
- dessert: TBD
Thanks Phil, hope you are able to make it, just let me know nearer the time and I'll adjust the food order accordingly.
Constandia wrote:
21:32 Thu 23 Feb 2017
Fantastic! Thank you :)
Unfortunately I am not able to bring a bottle but always happy to contribute to the pot.
Foodwise can I please order:
The potted Cornish crab with seaweed butter and sourdough bread to start and the sirloin steak (rare) with chips and tomatoes as main, with creamed spinach as a side dish.
Thanks Dia.
DRT wrote:
23:34 Thu 23 Feb 2017
Starter: A starter portion of Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli
Main: Chargrilled sirloin steak, medium rare, NO CHIPS
No dessert.
Thanks Derek.

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Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Post by flash_uk » 11:50 Fri 24 Feb 2017

Food order updated.

Julian, Ian, Simon P, Tony, Christopher and Jancis orders still outstanding.

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