Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:18 Mon 21 Nov 2016

Cookie wrote:If there is space please may I be included.
Sure. Please confirm that your diary has the correct year.

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Post by Cookie » 14:23 Tue 22 Nov 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
Cookie wrote:If there is space please may I be included.
Sure. Please confirm that your diary has the correct year.
Duly noted...thank you.
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by Doggett » 23:03 Sun 09 Apr 2017

Just a post to resurrect this thread as it moves closer to happening... I can confirm I would still like to come, and still have the W70 to offer.

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Post by AHB » 16:04 Wed 12 Apr 2017

Glad you nudged this. I've now got the date in my diary.
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:38 Sun 02 Jul 2017

Re-awakening this.

The software’s 15th Anniversary: are we still on?

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Post by DRT » 22:46 Sun 02 Jul 2017

Do we have a Croft 70 (75cl) yet?

If not, I can bring one of those.
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Post by CPR 1 » 07:45 Mon 03 Jul 2017

Very much yes. I can still bring the S77

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Post by PhilW » 09:47 Mon 03 Jul 2017

I would like to, but there is now a very strong possibility that I will be generally unable to make Thursday evenings during term-time; better down-grade me to maybe/reserve for now; will confirm either way once certain.

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:08 Mon 03 Jul 2017

Doggett wrote:
13:46 Sun 06 Mar 2016
I have a Warre 70 to contribute at this stage.
Please confirm.

AHB wrote:
18:02 Tue 08 Mar 2016
I could contribute S67, keeping to both the "7" and Sandeman themes and having the numerical elegance of being consumed in its 50th year.

Or I could contribute a magnum of F70.
F70 preferred.

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23:44 Thu 17 Mar 2016
The undoubtedly even better news is Mrs Gh is also Up for the Cup (of port). Presumably we will have to arrange childcare, but at least we know the barber might be available, eh?
Please confirm availability. Presumably you will adopt.

djewesbury wrote:
14:42 Sun 20 Mar 2016
Ok then. Do it. What do you want me to contribute?
Are you still available?

Constandia wrote:
21:45 Mon 04 Apr 2016
I hope I can be included to the attendees.
Please confirm.

idj123 wrote:
13:29 Tue 04 Oct 2016
put my name down for this tasting
Please confirm.

Cookie wrote:
23:12 Sun 20 Nov 2016
If there is space please may I be included.
Please confirm.

DRT wrote:
22:46 Sun 02 Jul 2017
Do we have a Croft 70 (75cl) yet?
Thank you. Excellent.

CPR 1 wrote:
07:45 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Very much yes. I can still bring the S77
Thank you. Excellent.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by WS1 » 13:35 Tue 04 Jul 2017

If there is still a space I would like to join in. Could bring Sandeman 66 or 67.

Alternatively since i stumbled over it on the weekend Hutchinson 1970 :evil: :twisted: ....

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by jdaw1 » 21:18 Tue 04 Jul 2017

WS1 wrote:
13:35 Tue 04 Jul 2017
If there is still a space I would like to join in. Could bring Sandeman 66 or 67.

Alternatively since i stumbled over it on the weekend Hutchinson 1970
And are full again, Wolfgang bringing Sandeman 1966.

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Post by idj123 » 13:20 Mon 10 Jul 2017

Please consider me reconfirmed.

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Post by Doggett » 10:32 Mon 31 Jul 2017

I can confirm the W70. Thank you

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Post by PhilW » 09:34 Fri 06 Oct 2017

PhilW wrote:
09:47 Mon 03 Jul 2017
I would like to, but there is now a very strong possibility that I will be generally unable to make Thursday evenings during term-time; better down-grade me to maybe/reserve for now; will confirm either way once certain.
Confirming I would not be able to make the date (can be removed from reserves).

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Post by Ghandih » 09:16 Tue 10 Oct 2017

Hello all,
I hope you're well. Long time no post, and tbh I'd rather not have to. But, Mrs Gh and I have moved to the seaside (well, Bournemouth), and the logistics of getting ourselves up to the Big Smoke for Port on a Thursday evening are [is "logistics" plural?] beyond us for the time being.
Therefore, with regret, we would like to withdraw our participation at the tasting, and offer our seats at the table to other (and perhaps more) deserving persons.
We hope that the organiser(s) can control the inevitable rush and greatly regret any inconvenience caused.
Have a splendid evening, and we look forward to catching up another time,
Simon & Helen
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:10 Wed 11 Oct 2017

With the absence of the Gandys, we have lost two-thirds of those of the intended attendees who were at the first use of the placemat software, fifteen years ago.

We’re still on, but I feel less need to reproduce precisely an enjoyable but not of-itself remarkable tasting held in late 2002. Should the theme become ‘Bring a Sandeman or a 1970’? Or less specific than that: ‘Bring an Appropriate Bottle, Sighted’. I like the latter.

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Post by CPR 1 » 21:49 Fri 20 Oct 2017

Either is good, I shall bring a S70

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:09 Thu 09 Nov 2017

{Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!}

I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was rejected, because it was too far in the future. And I failed to make a diary entry nudging me into booking. And now it’s too late. All rooms taken for that date.

What should I do?

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Post by Doggett » 09:26 Fri 10 Nov 2017

It would make a fine January tasting to get things going for 2018...

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Post by flash_uk » 12:15 Fri 10 Nov 2017

Doggett wrote:
09:26 Fri 10 Nov 2017
It would make a fine January tasting to get things going for 2018...
Seconded, especially as I can't make the current date!

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Post by idj123 » 13:35 Fri 10 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:09 Thu 09 Nov 2017
{Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!}

I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was rejected, because it was too far in the future. And I failed to make a diary entry nudging me into booking. And now it’s too late. All rooms taken for that date.

What should I do?
Have you tried contacting some of the other Davy's establishments we've used in the past? Ignore Mike and Simon, I for one would like to stick to this date :D

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Post by AHB » 13:54 Fri 10 Nov 2017

Best bet would be to try other Davy's branches where we might be known.

Alternatives include:
A table in the open area at the B&F - not ideal but perfectly acceptable.

We could try for a table at one of the branches of Hawksmoor, although we'd have to pay corkage unless we moved to a Monday night.

I could enquire whether we might be accommodated at the Naval & Military Club, but we would need to pay corkage and probably would need to pay for room hire.

I can definitely accommodate us at Phyllis Court in Henley-On-Thames, no room hire and modest corkage.

Max Graham (Johnny Graham of Churchill Port's son) has said that we can use the private dining area at Bar Douro as a trial location for a port tasting (so long as he can join us!). We've been talking about setting something up for Jan / Feb when things are quiet in the restaurant, but I could ask if the mezzanine area is free - it might be too much of a push now though as I know he is really busy, but if we delay until Jan / Feb it would be an ideal trial venue.

Let me know if you want me to follow up on any of the venues where I have contacts.
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Post by Cookie » 14:22 Fri 10 Nov 2017

Tom's pub is an option...last London train is 23:12
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Post by DRT » 18:54 Fri 10 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
22:10 Wed 11 Oct 2017
With the absence of the Gandys, we have lost two-thirds of those of the intended attendees who were at the first use of the placemat software, fifteen years ago.
jdaw1 wrote:
23:09 Thu 09 Nov 2017
{Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!}

I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was rejected, because it was too far in the future. And I failed to make a diary entry nudging me into booking. And now it’s too late. All rooms taken for that date.

What should I do?
If we held the tasting in Bournemouth it might solve both of those problems.
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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by PhilW » 19:42 Fri 10 Nov 2017

Well, it seems your options are to either change the venue, or change the date. Since people may have made arrangements already, changing the venue seems like the better choice (and AHB has provided some decent suggestions). If, on the other hand, you were to change the date... the Tuesday would look good for me ;)

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