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by jdaw1
19:10 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 67
Views: 2620

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

And I will be bringing a non-trade guest (DEA), and am changing my bottle to a magnum of Dow 1970.
by jdaw1
17:26 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 67
Views: 2620

Re: RE: Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding


flash_uk wrote:
12:15 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Agghh. A giant blunder, not putting this in my diary and now I have committed to something else. Grrrr.
And my blunder for not removing you from the first post. Sorry.
by jdaw1
14:02 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 67
Views: 2620

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

There will be four toasts, at 6½pm sharp.

➊ The Queen.
➋ The Happy Couple.
➌ The Port Forum.
➍ Vintage Port.

The monarchy being the most ancient institution, the first of these will be done with the oldest Port at table. But with which should the others be done?
by jdaw1
13:07 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 67
Views: 2620

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

I’ll encourage les autres by showing enthusiasm.
• Duck liver pâté.
• Gammon with everything including Ian’s egg.
by jdaw1
10:12 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 67
Views: 2620

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Please, port revelations from Derek, Mike, Wolfgang S. And a shipper name from Tony.

Food orders please, from the usual menu.
by jdaw1
00:35 Sat 21 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 44
Views: 1134

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Draft of the placemats added to first post. Some Ports not yet revealed. Some initials unknown. Work to be done.
by jdaw1
22:50 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: 2016 Declarations

The Symingtons will inform the press today that they are releasing the following Vintage Ports of 2016: Graham’s Graham’s, The Stone Terraces Dow’s Warre’s Cockburn’s Smith Woodhouse Quinta do Vesuvio and Capela do Vesuvio Quinta de Roriz I am sure there is more to arrive soon. for all our Port com...
by jdaw1
21:51 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 67
Views: 2620

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Draft of the (more decorative than usual) placemats added to first post. Some people haven’t revealed, or revealed only partly.
by jdaw1
21:30 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 9 Bottles of Vintage Port For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: 9 Bottles of Vintage Port For Sale

I have sent a message to some of our USA-located friends, who might (and might not) reply.
by jdaw1
19:03 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency

By Thursday 19th April it will have been ages since the last tasting. Would any folks be available for an emergency?

Within reach I have a DB92, some Warre LBV, and a ’77 magnum. Perhaps one of those could inspire a theme.
by jdaw1
19:03 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

Date: Thursday 19th April.

Theme: ???

Who:
  1. JDAW.
by jdaw1
12:32 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1112
Views: 175727

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:
22:00 Thu 12 Apr 2018

Code: Select all

/FontSizesRatioAboveBelowOverMin 999 def
Done.
by jdaw1
23:19 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 44
Views: 1134

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Alex B. was born in 1963, and has tasted many (many!) 1963s. He might never had had the Fs63. Please could it be saved for an evening which he could attend? (Or, if you have enough of them, would you be willing to sell one for me to give him?)
by jdaw1
20:55 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2137

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
21:52 Thu 12 Apr 2018
At that money I’m firmly against.
DRT wrote:
20:07 Sat 14 Apr 2018
If we are to be drinking leaky bottles at £956 a pop I will be out.

Let's get sensible gents.
This decision has been made as an exercise of the organiser’s authority. It is not a team vote.
by jdaw1
11:23 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1938 full bottle of abercorn for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: 1938 full bottle of abercorn for sale

One post (#108567) has been moved to the same topic in Selling Port. This topic has been locked.
by jdaw1
22:38 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1047

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Food order created. After it has been checked it can be sent to the B&F.

PLacemats updated. Please check for errors.
by jdaw1
15:11 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1047

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Will update placemats this evening.

Do you wait be to assemble the food order?
by jdaw1
23:33 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1931
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: 1931

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by jdaw1
22:00 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1112
Views: 175727

Re: Software that makes placemats

Instead of /OvertitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.125 def it would have been better to do /OvertitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.166666666 def /FontSizesRatioAboveBelowOverMin 999 def So it could be a user error. But I think a change of default for FontSizesRatioAboveBelowOverMin would be advisabl...
by jdaw1
21:52 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2137

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Axel P wrote:
18:52 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Would vote for "worth it". This will not get cheaper.
At that money I’m firmly against.

Let’s discuss in person on 8th May.
by jdaw1
09:50 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1112
Views: 175727

Re: RE: Re: Software that makes placemats

In the above, the 1963 over Ck and Mz are clearly smaller than those over G and D; perhaps some form of proportion since the Mz and Ck are in a smaller font than G and D (being maximised to fit within circles), but it would look better if all the 1963s were the same size font. I don't know how the ...
by jdaw1
20:44 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1047

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Please:
• Duck liver paté;
• Gammon with everything.