Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

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Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by jdaw1 » 23:45 Thu 10 Jan 2019

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: Thursday 23rd May 2019.

Who:
  1. Possibly, a guest;
  2. JDAW (Warre 1966);
  3. DRT (Fonseca 1970);
  4. AHB (presumably Dow 1878);
  5. CPR (Croft 1960);
  6. MC (Taylor 1977);
  7. IDJ (Warre 1970);
  8. CMAG (Fonseca 1966);
  9. THRA (Royal Oporto Carvalhas 1970);
  10. DRL (Taylor 1966);
  11. WPS (Dow 1963);
  12. BMHR (???);
  13. Available;
  14. Available.
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Where: The Boot & Flogger, in which the Red Room has been booked.

Theme: Port Fit for a Queen, again.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by jdaw1 » 23:45 Thu 10 Jan 2019

From Victoria: The Queen, Julia Baird: “Queen Victoria was born, roaring, at 4:15 ᴀ.ᴍ., in the hour before dawn on May 24, 1819”.

The time convenient to us that is closest to the two hundredth anniversary of that would be the evening of Thursday 23rd May 2019.

Our theme could be Victorian Port, or even Victorian Portuguese wine, but either theme might be a struggle for some. So perhaps “Port fit for a Queen”, again. Or suggest other themes.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by DRT » 00:22 Fri 11 Jan 2019

Yes please.
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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by flash_uk » 01:17 Fri 11 Jan 2019

Yes please.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by CPR 1 » 07:07 Fri 11 Jan 2019

Yes please

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by forest26 » 10:09 Fri 11 Jan 2019

YEs please

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by jdaw1 » 21:06 Fri 11 Jan 2019

First post updated.

Theme? It could be merged with a theme already wanted — horizontal, vertical, other. Or not.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by M.Charlton » 22:07 Sat 12 Jan 2019

I should like to attend.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by idj123 » 14:21 Sun 13 Jan 2019

Should work for me.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by jdaw1 » 00:15 Mon 14 Jan 2019

I’m going to assume that currently-on-holiday THRA wants to attend.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by jdaw1 » 22:19 Mon 14 Jan 2019

One possible theme could be the Messias Quinta do Cachão vertical, which needs a new date. (If that, its list of attendees will have precedence over these.)

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by Christopher » 23:08 Mon 14 Jan 2019

Can I please go on the list for this tasting.
Seperately for such an important event , I think a theme of British shippers is more appropriate.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by DRT » 00:23 Wed 16 Jan 2019

Christopher wrote:
23:08 Mon 14 Jan 2019
for such an important event , I think a theme of British shippers is more appropriate.
Given the heritage and natural language of the monarch involved, perhaps we should allow a smattering of Germanic-shipper relatives to join the party?
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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by AHB » 21:27 Wed 16 Jan 2019

Yes please.

Perhaps a theme which can be interpreted by the bringer of a bottle. "Port linked in some way with Victoria".
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by DaveRL » 18:42 Thu 17 Jan 2019

Can I also go on the list please.

Theme. Anything fortified from Victoria Wine? Could be interesting, but perhaps not in a good way.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by jdaw1 » 23:04 Thu 17 Jan 2019

DaveRL wrote:
18:42 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Anything fortified from Victoria Wine? Could be interesting
Vetoed.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by AHB » 17:56 Sat 19 Jan 2019

Some of my Port still has the Victoria Wine price stickers on, and we're talking decent Port like Dow 1970.
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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by jdaw1 » 00:00 Wed 20 Feb 2019

Bumped, to remind attendees that this will happen.

“Port Fit for a Queen”, again? Meaning a fine drop of something.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by WS1 » 18:39 Thu 07 Mar 2019

If there is still space I would like to attend too. Just to add some Germanic touch!

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by jdaw1 » 22:34 Fri 08 Mar 2019

WS1 wrote:
18:39 Thu 07 Mar 2019
If there is still space I would like to attend too. Just to add some Germanic touch!
What Germanic? You’re one of us.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Post by WS1 » 09:48 Sat 09 Mar 2019

True! But I am a German.citizen too!
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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by jdaw1 » 21:34 Sun 24 Mar 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
23:45 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Our theme could be Victorian Port, or even Victorian Portuguese wine, but either theme might be a struggle for some. So perhaps “Port fit for a Queen”, again. Or suggest other themes.
jdaw1 wrote:
22:19 Mon 14 Jan 2019
One possible theme could be the Messias Quinta do Cachão vertical, which needs a new date. (If that, its list of attendees will have precedence over these.)
This will not be Quinta do Cachão, so I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by flash_uk » 18:38 Wed 10 Apr 2019

flash_uk wrote:
01:17 Fri 11 Jan 2019
Yes please.
Sadly I have to drop out. Away with a work event.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by jdaw1 » 09:05 Mon 22 Apr 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
21:34 Sun 24 Mar 2019
I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.
Which, in my case, will be Warre 1966.

Others: please reveal.

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Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

Post by DRT » 15:58 Wed 24 Apr 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
09:05 Mon 22 Apr 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
21:34 Sun 24 Mar 2019
I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.
Which, in my case, will be Warre 1966.

Others: please reveal.
Fonseca 1970.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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