2020 - A 1970 horizontal

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by Caparica » 13:01 Sun 22 Jul 2018

Yes, please.....!

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by jdaw1 » 22:16 Wed 24 Apr 2019

Perhaps the organiser could choose a date? (I’m available that day, by the way.)

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by nac » 10:02 Fri 31 May 2019

Would like to attend.

Have the following 1970s (Oporto bottled unless indicated otherwise):

Cockburn
Cockburn [2016 release]
Croft
Croft (Army & Navy)
Dow
Fonseca (Harvey's)
Morgan [from the Christies clear-out sale a few years ago]
Noval (Churtons)
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Taylor (BBR)
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Warre [2016 release]
Warre (C&B)

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by winesecretary » 18:14 Fri 14 Jun 2019

I would be interested to attend if space permits. I can offer Warre, Taylor, Smith Woodhouse, Sandeman, Martinez (alas only a single bottle of each- restocking is called for) but am equally happy to go shopping if needed.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by uncle tom » 14:03 Sat 15 Jun 2019

but am equally happy to go shopping if needed
I can provide several bottles for adoption..
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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by winesecretary » 22:06 Sat 15 Jun 2019

I would be delighted and honoured to have the opportunity so to do.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by Constandia » 09:43 Thu 20 Jun 2019

Would love to attend please but will have to adopt I'm afraid. Many thanks.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by AHB » 16:09 Thu 20 Jun 2019

I suppose, given the interest in the thread, I should start to do a bit more organising — unless one of the 1970 Birthday Team want to take over?
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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by benread » 21:13 Thu 20 Jun 2019

I feel like I should take a lead on this given my specific interest in 1970 and the fact it is a significant year for me too!


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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by rich_n » 14:31 Wed 03 Jul 2019

I would be interested pending a date I can make, but would need to adopt as well. If I can manage both of those things then I'd definitely be interested!

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by jdaw1 » 00:03 Mon 30 Dec 2019

Axel P wrote:
10:57 Fri 08 Jun 2018
For obvious reasons Wolfgang and I will also organise something around 1970.
Reminder!

(And I’ll also message Ben Read.)

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by DRT » 00:32 Mon 30 Dec 2019

I confirm that I am still available on whatever date is chosen for this tasting.
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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by Doggett » 11:21 Mon 30 Dec 2019

I can confirm I would still be interested in this depending on the date. I would like to offer a Warre 70 for my contribution if possible.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by WS1 » 15:08 Mon 30 Dec 2019

All,

funnily enough discussed this with Uncletom in the Bell a week ago. Ideally we should have a 2bt tasting in order to allow more participants to take part. However this requires logistics on a scale we have not done before. Especially I think we never had 28 People at a tasting. Biggest was the Olympic port tasting 2012 in the Portugese embassy. Dates seem not be an issue at this stage but I am sure when it comes to it it may.
If we were to be able to book the Presidents room in the RAF club we might have a chance to do a 28 People tasting. Alternatively if you have other room options please let us know. Please also factor in that this tasting in the big format would require glass service etc. which add to the cost. In Terms of number of ports I would limit it to 18-20 different ports. If a full tasting is wanted a two tastings (afternoon and evening session) approach need to be considered most likely resulting in a weekend of port drinking.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by jdaw1 » 21:30 Mon 30 Dec 2019

My request is simple. The ’70 babies should choose: give this attention and work; or admit that you aren’t/won’t and cancel.

I much prefer that it happens — with me attending.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by nac » 22:19 Mon 30 Dec 2019

As one of the 1970 vintage babies, have a vested interest in this. As such, AHB and I are going to look at 67 Pall Mall (of which I'm a shareholder) as a possible venue for hosting a 1970 tasting.

Will report back mid Jan re potential options...

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by AHB » 23:43 Mon 30 Dec 2019

As Neil says, he and I are taking a look at 67 Pall Mall as a possible venue in a couple of weeks time.

If a weekend "away" is desirable, I can hire rooms at Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames with relative ease (if not already booked). There are also bedrooms available in Phyllis Court, the Leander Club, the Hotel du Vin (aka Breakspear's Brewery) or other assorted AirBnB establishments in the town, all of which will be no more than a 5-15 minute walk.

If in town and 67 Pall Mall does not work, we have the option of the Naval & Military Club (which also has bedrooms) as an alternative to the RAF Club. Glasses can be hired from Sensible Wine Services; standard ISO are relatively cheap, the standard Riedel tasting glass is also quite cheap but Riedel Port glasses are much less so.

From experience, limiting the 1963 weekend to a maximum of 15 Ports per sitting (and 3 sittings) was about right. If considering also entertaining other halves, you will need to develop a tasting theme for them.

Having two bottles / 1 magnum of each wine is quite possible, but two bottles will lead to many people wanting to try each bottle to appreciate the bottle variation. I advise opening one bottle of each wine and having a back-up of as many bottles as you can in case the bottle opened is spoiled.

And if you want to have a really, really spectacular 50th birthday celebration then talk to me about hiring the Factory House during São João week...
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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by PhilW » 11:09 Tue 31 Dec 2019

nac wrote:
22:19 Mon 30 Dec 2019
As one of the 1970 vintage babies, have a vested interest in this. As such, AHB and I are going to look at 67 Pall Mall (of which I'm a shareholder) as a possible venue for hosting a 1970 tasting.
67 Pall Mall sounds like an interesting option (and an interesting place to visit); If not suitable for a full group, would perhaps be interesting to have a smaller tasting there sometime.
AHB wrote:
23:43 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Having two bottles / 1 magnum of each wine is quite possible, but two bottles will lead to many people wanting to try each bottle to appreciate the bottle variation. I advise opening one bottle of each wine and having a back-up of as many bottles as you can in case the bottle opened is spoiled.
Regarding the two-bottles issue, I suspect we would have significantly more than 14 wanting to take part; whether we would come close to 28 might depend on the date selected. Tough call, especially with the increased complexity of organisation/venue for the higher numbers.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by Christopher » 14:04 Tue 31 Dec 2019

I would be up for doing this at the Factory House, ideally either end of a weekend so can make a long weekend of it.
May be we do more than one 1970 tasting. It’s a pretty special vintage

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by Doggett » 02:32 Wed 01 Jan 2020

As much as I would love to be able to do a tasting at the Factory House [at anytime],... mid summer is unlikely to work for me, but I hope that others get the opportunity to make the chance happen. It seems that this tasting of possibly of possibly the best vintage of our lifetimes (I am expecting it to still be a banker in 2052 when in lots of ways I would be very fortunate, and have beaten the odds to make 80!) which means there is slim chance of a ‘normal’ tasting however, but please Still count me in if it happens.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by /2alph » 15:12 Wed 01 Jan 2020

I am open to all suggestions.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by CPR 1 » 21:40 Sat 04 Jan 2020

I am sure wherever we go it will be a fabulous occasion, also worth remembering that depending on the sort of tasting planned the B&F can seat 20+ in the ovens, I think we had 19 in the end for the 77 from Mag and Tappit Hen and there was room for more.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by M.Charlton » 22:37 Tue 07 Jan 2020

I don’t have any 1970 but I can add a potential venue for this event (Oriental Club) in case the other proposed venues are not available/don’t work for the number of attendees, etc. Of course please let me know, via PM, if more info is needed.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by Justin K » 21:49 Thu 09 Jan 2020

Just to confirm am still interested.

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Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Post by hadge » 21:45 Fri 10 Jan 2020

Hello, if there is space, i would like to attend this tasting, i have W70 and GC70 which my grandfather bought at release. I think that I have a few others will need to check.

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