Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

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Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Post by DRT » 18:50 Fri 24 Jan 2020

SCP-DFF wrote:
17:47 Fri 24 Jan 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
15:00 Tue 21 Jan 2020
Permission granted for either date. Not sure whether I can fairly interpret the permission as being for both.
Permission for Julian hereby confirmed.
First post updated.
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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by idj123 » 19:02 Fri 24 Jan 2020

Confirmed.

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by PhilW » 10:39 Tue 10 Mar 2020

I have to withdraw from this event due to other commitments; my apologies.

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by Christopher » 13:52 Tue 10 Mar 2020

Yes RGO and me good

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 06:14 Tue 17 Mar 2020

Apologies all, but I have cancelled this tasting. Given the reduction in numbers for tonight's tasting from 14 to 4 with only a few hours notice it is clear there will not be adequate interest for this tasting to happen physically. I strongly suspect the 1992 and 1960 horizontals and the Warre and Kopke / Krohn verticals are likely casualties since we are being advised we are 12 weeks from the peak of this crisis, but those are decisions for other people.

If ayone is interested in participating in a virtual tasting on 25th March, please say so here. If there's enough interest I'll investigate whether / how to set up a Skype video call for us.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Post by Christopher » 10:08 Tue 17 Mar 2020

Thanks Alex
I am up for my first ever virtual tasting on the 25th

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Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by winesecretary » 19:11 Fri 20 Mar 2020

Alex, I also am up for a virtual tasting on the 25th, since we are otherwise unlikely to be able to drink port together for a while.

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Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by flash_uk » 19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020

Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.

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Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by CPR 1 » 20:32 Fri 20 Mar 2020

yes I am up for this ;-)

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Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 22:55 Fri 20 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.
Mike - please do. It would be a bit of fun to try something out and see if we can make it work - even if we only have 40 minutes of banal chat whilst drinking our own bottle of Port.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by flash_uk » 10:25 Sat 21 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
22:55 Fri 20 Mar 2020
flash_uk wrote:
19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.
Mike - please do. It would be a bit of fun to try something out and see if we can make it work - even if we only have 40 minutes of banal chat whilst drinking our own bottle of Port.
What time should we start?

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by Doggett » 10:37 Sat 21 Mar 2020

I think my travel plans will allow me to join this tasting if there is room? Any particular theme or just something you want to enjoy at home? Best wishes to all and I hope you and your families stay safe and healthy.
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Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by CPR 1 » 14:01 Sat 21 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
10:25 Sat 21 Mar 2020

What time should we start?
7:30pm would be good for me, does that work for others?

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 14:43 Sat 21 Mar 2020

7.30pm works for me. First post updated.
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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by Doggett » 15:08 Sat 21 Mar 2020

7.30 all good for me too.

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by flash_uk » 17:47 Sat 21 Mar 2020

I've sent everyone an invite for 7.30 on Wednesday.

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by nac » 18:49 Sat 21 Mar 2020

Please add me in.

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 10:42 Mon 23 Mar 2020

JDAW has just advised me he will be participating.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by flash_uk » 01:01 Tue 24 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
10:42 Mon 23 Mar 2020
JDAW has just advised me he will be participating.
Splendid. Julian now added to the video call. It transpires that I will still be at work at 7.30pm on Wednesday, so I will most likely get the video call up and running and leave you to it. A small chance that I’ll be in a hotel and can then join in.

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Tue 24 Mar 2020

I’d like the format for tomorrow’s tasting to be Reverse Blind.

Reverse Blind? I taste my Port, and tell you what I taste. You ask questions — “X on the aftertaste?” — and I answer honestly.

Then you guess what my Port is.

Objections?

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by flash_uk » 00:17 Wed 25 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
23:17 Tue 24 Mar 2020
I’d like the format for tomorrow’s tasting to be Reverse Blind.

Reverse Blind? I taste my Port, and tell you what I taste. You ask questions — “X on the aftertaste?” — and I answer honestly.

Then you guess what my Port is.

Objections?
Like it!

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 08:17 Wed 25 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
23:17 Tue 24 Mar 2020
I’d like the format for tomorrow’s tasting to be Reverse Blind.

Reverse Blind? I taste my Port, and tell you what I taste. You ask questions — “X on the aftertaste?” — and I answer honestly.

Then you guess what my Port is.

Objections?
That was precisely what I meant by the theme. I fully support your interpretation of the theme.

Plus we can all see the colour / appearance of the wine in your glass.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by nac » 11:22 Wed 25 Mar 2020

Wine decanted at 0700 this morning. Into a proper decanter. Quite excited.

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 13:57 Wed 25 Mar 2020

Mine was opened at 09.00 and decanted at 13.00, also into a proper decanter.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Post by AHB » 15:49 Wed 25 Mar 2020

There is an almost irresistible temptation to having a decanter of Port sitting on my desk while I am working from home.

Do I need to open a cellar defender to ensure my decanter survives intact to 19.30?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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