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by jdaw1
14:54 Sat 27 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5

PhilW wrote:
09:47 Sat 27 Feb 2021
I have no idea what this is, or when it is for :)
Nor I.

Yes please.
by jdaw1
20:42 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal Outdoor Tasting: St James’ Park, July
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Informal Outdoor Summer Tasting?

Good idea, location dependent. Obviously a London park would work well for me and a few ⅔ bottles of JHA 10Y white.

Indeed, location might the difficulty — other halves might be reluctant to stay sober, impeding driving.
by jdaw1
20:40 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 21907

Re: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

CPR 1 wrote:
22:58 Thu 25 Feb 2021
Given the change of date I am now available. Reserve list please
Done.


There were two industry guests. The one I had invited hadn’t replied, so has been ejected. The one AHB invited is now the Industry Guest. Meaning that MPM has been promoted from the reserves to become an attendee.
by jdaw1
19:59 Thu 25 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Physical Tastings
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: 2021 Physical Tastings

winesecretary wrote:
13:23 Thu 25 Feb 2021
I have contacted the B&F and requested the Red Room for Thursday 10th June (tentatively, for the TTF) and Wednesday 23rd June (tentatively, for the 1980).
Independently I have requested the Red Room, Wednesday 6th April 2022, for the 1992 horizontal.
by jdaw1
23:41 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 21907

Re: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

This needs to be rescheduled. Any objection to Wednesday 06 April 2022?

(Easter will be Sunday 17 April 2022.)
by jdaw1
21:40 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Physical Tastings
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: 2021 Physical Tastings

To all of them I say “Yes please”.

So: yes please.
by jdaw1
00:13 Thu 18 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Queen's cellar
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: The Queen's cellar

The Dolls House was one-twelfth size, suggesting bottles hold 757 ÷ 12³ ≈ 0.44ml, or about one 114th of our standard fourteen-person measure.

That assumes that the glass is one-twelfth thickness. If a bit thicker than that, as is plausible, then the bottles would hold even less.
by jdaw1
21:18 Mon 15 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Queen's cellar
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: The Queen's cellar

Also discussed in a different BBR blog post: Mystery in miniature.
by jdaw1
15:10 Sun 14 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1245
Views: 640915

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:
23:12 Sat 09 Aug 2014
Do any programmers know whether there would be sufficient advantages in moving my code to SourceForge.net? My prior is ‘no’, but I’m willing to be persuaded otherwise.
In perusing this thread for outstanding issues, this was seen.
by jdaw1
19:40 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1245
Views: 640915

Re: Software that makes placemats

The move to GitHub is complete. If you have published links to this software, please update them to: • http://github.com/jdaw1/placemat/ • http://github.com/jdaw1/placemat/blob/main/PostScript/placemat.ps • http://raw.githubusercontent.com/jdaw1/placemat/main/PostScript/placemat.ps as appropriate.
by jdaw1
18:14 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology
Replies: 17
Views: 2320

Re: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology

This has become issue 15 of the placemats-on-GitHub.
by jdaw1
20:41 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Oops. I decanted today. Oh well. One was opened. Of this name, the youngest in my immediate possession. Dark dark red, 100%, opaque. Palate and nose full of red grapes, late grip and tannin. Still full of that flush of teenage youth, freshness still, but showing glimpse of mature respectability. Fu...
by jdaw1
01:16 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: White Port
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

Re: White Port

Mike J. W. wrote:
03:44 Fri 05 Feb 2021
First time posting to this site.
Welcome to TPF.

uncle tom wrote:
10:11 Fri 05 Feb 2021
What to do? Buy another, drink one, and keep the other for ten years or more.
Translation: try not to drink the whole dozen in summer 2021.
by jdaw1
22:40 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Little known port identification
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Little known port identification

FWLIW, a 2018 book on Port Vintages has no mention of “Shorts” except in the cigar sense of “Partagas Shorts”.
by jdaw1
22:35 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Noval National 2001 & 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Noval National 2001 & 2004

Alas, circumstances mean that my budget no longer stretches to Nacional. I wish you good luck with the sale, and the purchaser good luck with the purchase.
by jdaw1
22:33 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Oops. I decanted today. Oh well. One was opened. Of this name, the youngest in my immediate possession. Dark dark red, 100%, opaque. Palate and nose full of red grapes, late grip and tannin. Still full of that flush of teenage youth, freshness still, but showing glimpse of mature respectability. Fu...
by jdaw1
20:06 Thu 04 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: White Port
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

Re: White Port

Just bought from Laithwaite’s (part of Direct Wines Ltd): Andresen 10Y White, in 50cl. It says bottled 2020. How much bottle age would be useful?
by jdaw1
00:20 Sun 31 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Glenn E. wrote:
23:56 Fri 29 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
23:30 Fri 29 Jan 2021
I have in the house TV04 and TV05. Trying to resist choosing both.
Resistance is futile.
If I had to choose only one, would it be the year I met my wife, ’04, or the year I married her, ’05?
by jdaw1
23:32 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1588
Views: 378990

Re: Latest buy

JacobH wrote:
08:44 Fri 29 Jan 2021
I got the impression you had been persuaded to buy some based on what was said at the virtual tasting.
I’m not denying the Andresen 10Y white.
by jdaw1
23:30 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

I have in the house TV04 and TV05. Trying to resist choosing both.
by jdaw1
01:13 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Glenn E. wrote:
00:46 Fri 29 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Fri 29 Jan 2021
What is meant by a Fonseca SQVP?
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal, which has been released at least a dozen known times since 1984 and possibly more?
May I infer the exclusion of Fonseca Guimaraens?
by jdaw1
00:32 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Empty box for a Graham's SH61
Replies: 17
Views: 2304

Re: Empty box for a Graham's SH61

Excellent. You’re happy, and have praised them in public, so they might be happy.
by jdaw1
00:30 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1588
Views: 378990

Re: Latest buy

JacobH wrote:
10:30 Thu 28 Jan 2021
It looks like Julian hoovered up all of the Dow 1994 available from Lay & Wheeler!
Not I. Bought none.