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by jdaw1
00:54 Sun 29 Nov 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 152
Views: 44133

Re: The Five Word Novel

was crème-de-menthe flavoured
by jdaw1
22:52 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

A day late, but nonetheless… Rs88: dark red, 70% opaque. Thin nose, lacking fruit, with a hint of saccharine. Palate sour and acidic. Sweetness remains; no fruit. Long, but of nothing. Sorry, not liked. Rs94: red, pink at edge, 70% opaque. Nose not strong, with red grape and sweetness. Plata starts ...
by jdaw1
22:16 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port to sell
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Port to sell

Allow a moment, in case any nearer Cornwall are interested
by jdaw1
21:43 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port to sell
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Port to sell

Sorry to break the bad news to you, but the fair value of these is probably not much more than the cost of postage. :-( If you were a neighbour, I’d have been mildly interested in two bottles: the ’95 and ’85 LBVs. But not enough to materially exceed the likely cost of postage. Have you friends or r...
by jdaw1
19:13 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

AHB, NAC, JDAW, GEAG, SCD, PW will all have Tawny, 1988VP, 1994VP, 2015VP(Waitrose). http://www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20201124_de_la_Rosa_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20201124_de_la_Rosa_tn0.png ParcelForce have failed: SMS said 09:15 to 10:15; at 15:03 delivery was attempted to the wrong ad...
by jdaw1
17:15 Sat 21 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 2 cases of 1985 Dow's Vintage Port for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: 2 cases of 1985 Dow's Vintage Port for Sale

idj123 wrote:
16:02 Sat 21 Nov 2020
Oliver, welcome to TPF and thanks for posting! I may be interested in purchasing one of these cases; I will PM you. Hopefully you have read our 'sellers guide' at the top of this topic, as this will be helpful in any offers you may receive.
Selling Port? Port for sale? Excellent. Start here.
by jdaw1
17:46 Tue 17 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Warres vinatage port for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: 1985 Warres vinatage port for sale

FYI, Wine Searcher is showing £58.20 a bottle. So your hoped-for pricing of £79⅙ is very optimistic.

You should also say where the bottles are, geographically.
by jdaw1
20:23 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

nac wrote:
08:18 Thu 12 Nov 2020
AHB, NAC, JDAW, GEAG, SCD, PW will all have Tawny, 1988VP, 1994VP, 2015VP(Waitrose).
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by jdaw1
23:56 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sparkling Port
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Sparkling Port

The list of Ports which should exist but which do not is very long. It might usefully include a 1970 Quinta do Vesuvio; a 1987 Graham; a Quinta do Noval Garrafeita; and a Quinta do Crasto 20-year-old-tawny. Way back in the innocent days of January 2010 some TPF business cards were made. They were i...
by jdaw1
19:33 Tue 10 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: E Godwin Clayton F.I.C.
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: E Godwin Clayton F.I.C.

Picture of a label of Sandeman Invalid on p561 of Port Vintages (2018); picture of Croft Invalid on p50.
by jdaw1
00:37 Sun 01 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: Nicholls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

PhilW wrote:
11:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
19:46 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Mrs W. has a pro Zoom.
She does, but how did you know that?! Oh, you mean your wife... :D
No. I meant yours.
by jdaw1
00:46 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: On the hunt for a 93!
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: On the hunt for a 93!

I have none, but good luck.
by jdaw1
22:28 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 34
Views: 8221

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

Were you able to identify a particular reason or reasons why there was insufficient evidence for certain shippers like the three you mentioned? Or is it simply an accident of history? No, I did not study that question. Many of my sources were of this island, so likely biased in favour of names sell...
by jdaw1
21:15 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Hello

Hello and welcome to TPF, and extra congratulations for not being blasted along with the current wave of spammers.

Have you a favourite Port so far?
by jdaw1
19:20 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 34
Views: 8221

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

Julian - whilst looking something up in The Book last night (whilst sampling a particularly pleasant GB70) noticed that there doesn't seem to be a chapter/section on Churchill. Have I missed it or is this an omission? If an omission will it be included in a later Addendum? At some point in writing ...
by jdaw1
23:07 Mon 26 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Ordered. If you want placemats, instruct and I will oblige.
by jdaw1
23:06 Mon 26 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 34
Views: 8221

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

And here I am having literally just re-read the now-previous version with a delicious fig-and-prune scented p'n'p half of 1980 Gould Campbell. Clearly I will have to go again. Submissions as to the appropriate wine for the occasion (Dow 1878 being lacking) welcomed. The only change is the mentioned...
by jdaw1
22:08 Mon 26 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 34
Views: 8221

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

Hello lovers of Vintage Port, and readers of Port Vintages . It has been awhile, and I’m happy to tell you of some good news. As you doubtless recall, Port Vintages has an Addendum, with information newly come to light, and also repairing errors (the errors being much regretted). This is all in the...
by jdaw1
20:57 Thu 22 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 34
Views: 8221

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

DRT wrote:
21:54 Wed 21 Oct 2020
This is JDAW's previously published work.
This is JDAW’s previously published book.

I own a copy of my namesake’s History of the British Pig, but did not write it. He did. Indeed, his book is one of the reasons I publish as “J. D. A. Wiseman”.
by jdaw1
22:38 Tue 20 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 34
Views: 8221

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

winesecretary wrote:
10:50 Tue 20 Oct 2020
I read it last night with some of a slightly disappointing Cockburn Crusting, bottled 1978.
Unacceptable. Try again. Re-read it with a better bottle.