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by jdaw1
21:35 Fri 18 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 7th September ?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Thursday 7th September ?

Alas that week unlikely for me as SWMBO is away.
by jdaw1
20:50 Sat 12 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British

Do any readers have access to the 1938 Gaumont-British film Voice of the Vintage? This film is mentioned on page 76 of Ernest Cockburn’s Port Wine and Oporto (1949).

the ideally would be a digitised and downloadable version.
by jdaw1
20:03 Tue 08 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1307

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

uncle tom wrote:
10:19 Tue 08 Aug 2017
Regret I'm going to have to duck out of this event
Placemats updated.
by jdaw1
18:44 Sun 06 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1307

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Assuming that Ian is keeping your adopted bottle blind to you JDAW, then the placemats look fine to me. Good. Presumably you have assembled the food order. I have not. Note to self and others re the draft opacity measurement sheet : I think this will need some testing at the next tasting. Hopefully...
by jdaw1
13:38 Sat 05 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1307

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Please would somebody verify that the placemats are consistent with the likely attendees (not necessarily the same as the list, edited by me, in the first post) and also consistent with my adopting from Ian.
by jdaw1
23:33 Fri 04 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 92
Views: 5658

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

idj123 wrote:
13:22 Fri 04 Aug 2017
(I don't have Professor JDAW's tome to hand)
jdaw1 wrote:
18:25 Fri 15 Apr 2016
Recent declarations: 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1934, 1942?, 1945, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2007.
by jdaw1
22:49 Thu 03 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1307

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

• Truffled Mac.
• Chargrilled sirloin steak, blue, no sauce.

Thank you.
by jdaw1
22:02 Mon 31 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
22:50 Sun 30 Jul 2017
I have revealed — placemats, first post. Anybody else want to do so?
Ideally before 23:15 Monday.


Please could the printing be done by somebody who will arrive early. Volunteers?
by jdaw1
22:50 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017

I have revealed — placemats, first post. Anybody else want to do so?
by jdaw1
20:38 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport

Glenn E. wrote:
18:49 Sun 30 Jul 2017
If you are interested in non-British packaging
I did not specify nationality — so yes. (And I was once a customer of WTSO: e.g., Rr04.)
by jdaw1
18:19 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport

To start, the packaging in which the Scotch Malt Whisky Society delivered six bottles. Background box is the inner folded cardboard. Protruding edges keep this about 1cm away from the outer sleeve into which it slides (foreground), six such sleeves being in a regular outer box (not shown). http://ww...
by jdaw1
18:19 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport

Wine merchants and others send bottles in various arrangements of cardboard, polystyrene, and other things. This thread is to hold examples of such functional protective light-weight packaging, perhaps with comment and discussion.
by jdaw1
13:15 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017

Green Room works nicely with six. If we get to 8+ then the Red Room would be better, but I might not notice extra posts until I’m home, late in the day. So if we have ≥two more, please would somebody who is alert then phone the B&F (+44 20 7407 1184) to request same, reporting status back to this th...
by jdaw1
10:12 Sat 29 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017

Tuesday 1st August chosen; Green Room booked; theme decided.

Thunderbirds Are Go!
by jdaw1
15:15 Thu 27 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Emergency, Mon 31st July or Tue 1st Aug or Wed 2nd Aug 2017

You know the questions. Please provide answers.
by jdaw1
15:15 Thu 27 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017

An Emergency will be held on Tuesday 1st August 2017, in The Green Room at the Boot & Flogger . Theme: Bring a Bottle of Port, or of Something Else, Blind or Not . Current draft of the placemats . http://www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170801_Emergency_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170801_Emerge...
by jdaw1
23:53 Sat 22 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Can anyone help us?
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Can anyone help us?

We have some vintage from 1931. Unfortunately 2 of those are B.O.B. One was bottled in Copenhagen by Oskar Davidsen and the other in Oslo by Kroepeliens Enke. Not in my data. we think it is unnecessary to drink the same house twice the same day of the rare vintage 1931. But it would be understandab...
by jdaw1
23:06 Tue 11 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1307

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Simple placemats added to first post.
by jdaw1
21:28 Tue 11 Jul 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins
Replies: 32
Views: 14686

Re: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins

Ordered: 80×cufflink (= 40 pairs) + 20×lapel pin. ETA 02 August.
Image
Suggested improvements? Desired changes? Excellent: post in this thread in the year 2026.
by jdaw1
21:19 Tue 11 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille

Will seek permission. But tomorrow would be better timing for the seeking.

Theme?
by jdaw1
20:30 Sun 09 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist

We do not usually mix Port tastings with religion. The Royal Navy prohibits discussion of religion; without going that far we can recognise the potential for purposeless disagreement. Nonetheless, it might interest some that The Vatican has released a letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the ...
by jdaw1
20:47 Fri 07 Jul 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval

Please, what happened?

Did you manage to sell the G85 @ £520 per doz? The W85 @ £460? Or the N85 @ £600 per doz?
by jdaw1
21:18 Tue 04 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 37
Views: 2855

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

WS1 wrote:
13:35 Tue 04 Jul 2017
If there is still a space I would like to join in. Could bring Sandeman 66 or 67.

Alternatively since i stumbled over it on the weekend Hutchinson 1970
And are full again, Wolfgang bringing Sandeman 1966.