Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
User avatar
WS1
Dow Quinta do Bomfim 1987
Posts: 904
Joined: 23:08 Wed 04 Feb 2009
Location: Hertfordshire

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by WS1 » 17:05 Wed 02 Nov 2016

Please:
• Duck liver parfait
• Grilled 220g sirloin steak (medium rare)
• Christmas pudding

Looking fwd to the event!

regards

WS1
"Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough"
Mark Twain

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11378
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 18:44 Tue 08 Nov 2016

Messages have just been emailed to people asking for payment to be made to enable me to equalise the costs of the bottles being opened for the vertical. Please pay the requested amounts promptly as it will assure your seat at the tasting.

Many thanks.

Alex
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11378
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 18:45 Tue 08 Nov 2016

uncle tom wrote:Attendees so far:
  1. Possible guest from Quinta do Noval;
  2. EDN;
  3. THRA;
  4. AHB - prawn cocktail, steak (medium rare), cheese;
  5. JDAW - Duck liver parfait, Grilled 220g sirloin steak (blue), Christmas pudding;
  6. MPM - Crayfish, prawn and smoked salmon cocktail - Seafood mayonnaise and bloody Mary dressing, Grilled 220g sirloin steak - Roasted Provençal tomato, watercress and a peppercorn sauce (Rare), Sticky toffee Christmas pudding (v. n.) - Walnut butterscotch sauce, clotted cream, walnut brittle;
  7. CPR - Duck liver parfait, Steak rare, Sticky toffee Christmas pudding;
  8. WPS - Duck liver parfait, Grilled 220g sirloin steak (medium rare), Christmas pudding;
  9. AP;
  10. PW - Crayfish, prawn and smoked salmon cocktail, Roast free-range Staffordshire turkey, Sticky toffee Christmas pudding;
  11. JB;
  12. RLC;
  13. TC;
  14. IDJ.
Reserves:
  • DG
  • Simon D
And a nudge to those who have not yet said what they want to eat.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

forest26
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 160
Joined: 19:32 Tue 25 Mar 2014

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by forest26 » 15:39 Fri 11 Nov 2016

Hi Alex

Can I go for prawn cocktail, steak (medium rare), cheese;

Cheers

Tony

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 21:21 Tue 15 Nov 2016

The Quinta do Noval 1963 has been entrusted to the care of the new deputy manager of The Boot & Flogger, Christopher Ross.

User avatar
Cookie
Warre’s Traditional LBV
Posts: 358
Joined: 15:53 Thu 13 Dec 2007
Location: Near Uncle Tom

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by Cookie » 20:45 Wed 16 Nov 2016

Excellent news: Payment made.
Food:
Crayfish, prawn and smoked salmon cocktail
Grilled 220g sirloin steak (Rare)
Christmas pudding
God may have made water...but man made wine. - Victor Hugo

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 23:39 Wed 16 Nov 2016

Alex: should I construct the food order?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11378
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 23:11 Thu 17 Nov 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Alex: should I construct the food order?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
If you have the time that would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 00:18 Fri 18 Nov 2016

∃ a current draft of the food order.

idj123
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
Posts: 602
Joined: 20:54 Tue 13 Nov 2012

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by idj123 » 14:33 Fri 18 Nov 2016

I must admit to preferring the normal menu but:

Starter-Crayfish, Prawn etc cocktail
Main-Sirloin steak (medium rare)
Dessert-Cheese

Thanks.

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 21:16 Fri 18 Nov 2016

Missing Dirk, Tom, Alex, Axel.

PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2489
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: RE: Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by PhilW » 21:46 Fri 18 Nov 2016

jdaw1 wrote:∃ a current draft of the food order.
You have given "sticky toffee Xmas pudding" to all who wanted normal vs sticky toffee version.

While I'm here, please switch me over to a steak, rare, please. Not sure what I was thinking.

User avatar
Doggett
Graham’s The Tawny
Posts: 465
Joined: 17:40 Sun 20 Sep 2015
Location: Croydon

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by Doggett » 22:47 Fri 18 Nov 2016

I believe. Have been promoted from reserve to being able to attend this tasting. That being the case, may. Please have the following

Spiced carrot and parsnip soup
Roast free range Staffordshire turkey and trimmings
British cheese plate

And I shall very much look forward to seeing everyone for a lot of very lovely port.

Many thanks,
Simon

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Fri 18 Nov 2016

PhilW wrote:You have given "sticky toffee Xmas pudding" to all who wanted normal vs sticky toffee version.
Thank you for checking. Fixed.
PhilW wrote:While I'm here, please switch me over to a steak, rare, please. Not sure what I was thinking.
Fixed.

+SCD.

Also the list of people on the placemats has been updated, I hope to the latest version.

PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2489
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: RE: Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by PhilW » 10:22 Sat 19 Nov 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
PhilW wrote:You have given "sticky toffee Xmas pudding" to all who wanted normal vs sticky toffee version.
Thank you for checking. Fixed.
Not fixed - at least as far as it looks when I reload - it now appears to show everyone having "normal" xmas pud. Some of us want normal xmas pud, some of us want sticky toffee xmas pud.

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 11:21 Sat 19 Nov 2016

PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
PhilW wrote:You have given "sticky toffee Xmas pudding" to all who wanted normal vs sticky toffee version.
Thank you for checking. Fixed.
Not fixed - at least as far as it looks when I reload - it now appears to show everyone having "normal" xmas pud. Some of us want normal xmas pud, some of us want sticky toffee xmas pud.
I failed to notice the two types. Then I carelessly assumed that nobody could want anything as terrible as a ‘Sticky toffee’ variant. So, thank you for re-checking. Re-fixed — hopefully more satisfactorily.

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11378
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 23:17 Mon 21 Nov 2016

Phil's bottle of 1955 is now at the B&F.

Please could I have prawn cocktail thingy starter, sirloin steak (medium rare) and cheese for dessert.

Christian Seely is hoping to join us but does not expect to arrive before 9.30pm and hopes to be permitted to sip from whatever is left over when he arrives.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
uncle tom
Dow 1980
Posts: 2773
Joined: 23:43 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Near Saffron Walden, England

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by uncle tom » 08:58 Tue 06 Dec 2016

I can make a trip in to drop bottles tonight, tomorrow or Thurs

- Anyone fancy giving me an excuse to bring an extra bottle for a warm-up??
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

User avatar
Doggett
Graham’s The Tawny
Posts: 465
Joined: 17:40 Sun 20 Sep 2015
Location: Croydon

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by Doggett » 18:36 Tue 06 Dec 2016

uncle tom wrote:I can make a trip in to drop bottles tonight, tomorrow or Thurs

- Anyone fancy giving me an excuse to bring an extra bottle for a warm-up??
I would loved to have joined you Tom, but amazingly have some bookings in the diary. I hope you have a good trip in and look forward to seeing you at the tasting next week.

User avatar
flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2438
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by flash_uk » 18:52 Wed 07 Dec 2016

The N70 is now standing in the cellar at the B&F.

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11378
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 21:09 Wed 07 Dec 2016

Dia, Tom, Axel, Jorgen,

I have been chased by the Boot & Flogger to give them the pre-order for food. You are currently missing from the food order. Please could you drop an email to the Boot & Flogger and let them know what you would like to eat. The email address is bootandflogger@davy.co.uk. Please make it clear in your email subject that you are attending the Port Forum dinner on Tuesday December 13.

Everyone else - your order has been passed to the B&F on your behalf.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11378
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by AHB » 21:11 Wed 07 Dec 2016

uncle tom wrote:I can make a trip in to drop bottles tonight, tomorrow or Thurs

- Anyone fancy giving me an excuse to bring an extra bottle for a warm-up??
Unfortunately I missed this. I met up with Christopher on Tuesday night and we could easily have met at the B&F. Sadly neither Wednesday (ie. today) or Thursday work for me as I'm not in the UK.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
Doggett
Graham’s The Tawny
Posts: 465
Joined: 17:40 Sun 20 Sep 2015
Location: Croydon

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by Doggett » 21:21 Wed 07 Dec 2016

AHB wrote: Everyone else - your order has been passed to the B&F on your behalf.
Many thanks Alex.


CPR 1
Warre’s Traditional LBV
Posts: 308
Joined: 16:18 Mon 22 Apr 2013

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

Post by CPR 1 » 22:32 Mon 12 Dec 2016

Alex / Tom

Do you need any help decanting / setting up? If so I should be free in the afternoon, if not I will keep out of your way!

Post Reply