Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by djewesbury » 21:33 Sun 17 Aug 2014

idj123 wrote:Unless I am misreading JDAW,s latest scorecard, CPR and I have been omitted. And yes to echo JDAW, chapeau to Alex for this magnanimous gesture.
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 22:43 Sun 17 Aug 2014

JDAW, in AHB’s post, wrote:Current draft of the placemats. (Placemat § added to this post by jdaw1.)
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by idj123 » 12:36 Mon 18 Aug 2014

We now appear-how odd and my apologies!

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by Cookie » 17:55 Tue 19 Aug 2014

Add me please if there is space.
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:24 Tue 19 Aug 2014

We are eight.
Cookie wrote:Add me please if there is space.
With RLC we would be nine.
AHB wrote:If the number of people attending suddenly doubles then I might need some help, but with up to 8 of us I am fine.
Willing to help.

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 19:29 Tue 19 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:We are eight.
Cookie wrote:Add me please if there is space.
With RLC we would be nine.
AHB wrote:If the number of people attending suddenly doubles then I might need some help, but with up to 8 of us I am fine.
Willing to help.
I owe Cookie a favour after our last trip to Portugal. No help is required to cover Cookie's spot at the table.
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 19:35 Tue 19 Aug 2014

The Bung Hole, +44 20 7831 8365, should be warned of the number of glasses needed, especially given the recent change of staff. Alex: is it your reservation?

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 19:48 Tue 19 Aug 2014

Though the current draft of the placemats goes to 12 glasses, there are only 10 bottle bags.

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 20:59 Tue 19 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:The Bung Hole, +44 20 7831 8365, should be warned of the number of glasses needed, especially given the recent change of staff. Alex: is it your reservation?
It is my reservation, but if you have the chance to advise them of the change in numbers and glass requirements, then please do.

And 10 bottle bags should be sufficient. I currently anticipate 9 bottles will be present.
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 22:42 Tue 19 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:It is my reservation, but if you have the chance to advise them of the change in numbers and glass requirements, then please do.
Spoke to Oliver; 120 glasses requested.
AHB wrote:And 10 bottle bags should be sufficient. I currently anticipate 9 bottles will be present.
Placemats back to 10 glasses (per person).

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by DRT » 00:26 Wed 20 Aug 2014

I looked at my star charts this evening and it appears that I might be able to make an after-dinner contribution to the cellar reduction effort.

Is there space at the table/placemats for a leaf-eating, haven't-had-a-glass-of-port-since-the -last-tasting-I-crashed interloper to swing by for a glass or two of the good stuff?

If not I shall retire to my hotel and suck some lettuce whilst watching Dave.
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 06:33 Wed 20 Aug 2014

DRT wrote:I looked at my star charts this evening and it appears that I might be able to make an after-dinner contribution to the cellar reduction effort.

Is there space at the table/placemats for a leaf-eating, haven't-had-a-glass-of-port-since-the -last-tasting-I-crashed interloper to swing by for a glass or two of the good stuff?

If not I shall retire to my hotel and suck some lettuce whilst watching Dave.
Only if you're sure that your hair will be properly dry before you go out. We don't want you catching a cold.

And you might have to take pot luck on whatever is left over when you arrive...
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by benread » 06:36 Wed 20 Aug 2014

I shall bring the hip flask! Does that help?!
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by uncle tom » 10:23 Wed 20 Aug 2014

If there's still room I can now make this one - I had expected to be washing my hair in Thailand, but plans have gone back a week... :D
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 15:45 Wed 20 Aug 2014

DRT wrote:I might be able to make an after-dinner contribution to the cellar reduction effort.
Please can it be one of your stash of excellent Graham 1970s?

Current draft of the placemats.
  • Back to 12 glasses;
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 21:40 Wed 20 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:I might be able to make an after-dinner contribution to the cellar reduction effort.
Please can it be one of your stash of excellent Graham 1970s?
I think the intended contribution was one of consumption, not of a bottle.
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by AHB » 21:42 Wed 20 Aug 2014

uncle tom wrote:If there's still room I can now make this one - I had expected to be washing my hair in Thailand, but plans have gone back a week... :D
There is absolutely still room, it would be good to see you - I want to hear what you thought of Plymouth last weekend.

Could I ask two favours though please:
(1) Would you mind bringing a bottle with you? I had set aside enough bottles to cope with 8 people but now we are 11 we will be a touch short with what I'm bringing; and
(2) Could you drop CMAG a note to let him know that you are coming. I believe that he is hoping to collect a couple of bottles from you in the near future and you might be able to bring them down with you.

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 22:00 Wed 20 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:I might be able to make an after-dinner contribution to the cellar reduction effort.
Please can it be one of your stash of excellent Graham 1970s?
I think the intended contribution was one of consumption, not of a bottle.
Perhaps Derek could explain the meaning of my comment. He knows. And he probably isn’t liking it.

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by DRT » 23:40 Wed 20 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:I might be able to make an after-dinner contribution to the cellar reduction effort.
Please can it be one of your stash of excellent Graham 1970s?
I think the intended contribution was one of consumption, not of a bottle.
Perhaps Derek could explain the meaning of my comment. He knows. And he probably isn’t liking it.
In an email a few months ago JDAW wrote:• On Sun 25 May 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 17st 10lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to the Wisemans, for consumption without DRT.

• On Sun 01 Jun 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 17st 8lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to ThePortForum team for consumption without DRT at The Bung Hole.

• On Sun 08 Jun 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 17st 6lb, with the penalty for failure being £100 paid electronically to account of DRT’s ex wife.

• On Sun 15 Jun 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 17st 4lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to the Wisemans, for consumption without DRT.

• On Sun 22 Jun 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 17st 2lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to ThePortForum team for consumption without DRT at The Bung Hole.

• On Sun 29 Jun 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 17st 2lb, with the penalty for failure being £100 paid electronically to account of DRT’s ex wife.

• On Sun 06 Jul 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 17st 0lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to the Wisemans, for consumption without DRT.

• On Sun 13 Jul 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 16st 12lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to ThePortForum team for consumption without DRT at The Bung Hole.

• On Sun 20 Jul 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 16st 10lb, with the penalty for failure being £100 paid electronically to account of DRT’s ex wife.

• On Sun 27 Jul 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 16st 8lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to the Wisemans, for consumption without DRT.

• On Sun 03 Aug 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 16st 6lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to ThePortForum team for consumption without DRT at The Bung Hole.

• On Sun 10 Aug 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 16st 4lb, with the penalty for failure being £100 paid electronically to account of DRT’s ex wife.

• On Sun 17 Aug 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 16st 2lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to the Wisemans, for consumption without DRT.

• On Sun 24 Aug 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 16st 0lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to ThePortForum team for consumption without DRT at The Bung Hole.

• On Sun 31 Aug 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 15st 12lb, with the penalty for failure being £100 paid electronically to account of DRT’s ex wife.

• On Sun 07 Sep 2014 DRT will weigh, at most, 15st 10lb, with the penalty for failure being a bottle of excellent Port, ≤1970, donated to the Wisemans, for consumption without DRT.
I managed to negotiate my way out of the ex wife payments but the other fines are real. I have not yet been fined.
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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 23:44 Wed 20 Aug 2014

DRT wrote:I have not yet been fined.
How much slack have you in hand? At your most recent weigh-in, how far below the penalty threshold were you?

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:07 Thu 21 Aug 2014

AHB wrote:now we are 11
I’m nudging that towards being only 10.

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Post by DRT » 00:28 Thu 21 Aug 2014

There is a distinct possibility I will be washing my hair on 26th August.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:51 Thu 21 Aug 2014

DRT wrote:There is a distinct possibility I will be washing my hair on 26th August.
Which explains why I did only
jdaw1 wrote:
  • +THRA.

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by WS1 » 06:46 Thu 21 Aug 2014

my bts arrived safely in the cool cellar of the Bunghole :)

Will decant them probably ~ 5:00PM on Tuesday. Maybe DRT can pop by before he is washing his hair :wink: :lol:

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Re: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party

Post by uncle tom » 09:07 Thu 21 Aug 2014

Would you mind bringing a bottle with you?
Not at all, although a magnum comes to mind..
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