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by jdaw1
22:38 Thu 26 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 76
Views: 2871

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

AHB wrote:Chris Appleby will be joining us. He will be bringing a bottle of Sandeman 1970
Splendid.
by jdaw1
22:40 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 76
Views: 2871

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

From Dan: "That’s easy – salmon, followed by Rib eye”, the next question being answered with “Medium rare for rib eye”.
by jdaw1
22:29 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

Thank you.

The placemats have been updated, mostly but not wholly in accordance with instructions — and now in four flights. Axel: please confirm satisfactory.

(Date wrong, which will be fixed.)
by jdaw1
21:50 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

The placemats have been updated, mostly but not wholly in accordance with instructions.

Please verify the Dalva G. W. year.
by jdaw1
13:33 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

PhilW wrote:I think Axel is intended to have two separate flights, with all the 63s within one of those (in order to avoid splitting them, especially given Avery+components).
In which case, why not three flights: older than 1963; 1963; younger than 1963?
by jdaw1
12:02 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

JB vintage wrote:Sten (initials SAI) is planning to take Sandeman 63 as idj asked if anyone else had a S63 to offer so he could bring something else.
Axel P wrote:Ian is bringing T66.
by jdaw1
11:39 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 76
Views: 2871

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

CPR 1 wrote: the magnum of G70 you mention you are bringing in the first post?
Corrected to Dow.
by jdaw1
11:13 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

Axel P wrote:Can you please arrange the wines that the 63s are on the right side and the others left.
If you insist, but why not by age, older on left, younger on right, 63s together in the middle?


PhilW wrote:Request to cluster the F/S/T around the Av if possible.
Will do.
by jdaw1
08:17 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

Capricas initials are VDSS. Will fix this evening. @Julian: could you please split the two placemats into: one with the 7x 63s and one with the others. jdj? Six fits on A4, seven not really. I'll rearrange the A3 so that the 1963s are separated from the others. Industry Guest is Elsa Couto (Init EC...
by jdaw1
22:38 Tue 24 Apr 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 336
Views: 52646

Re: Alcohol and health

From Consciousness and Cognition 21 (2012) 487–493, Uncorking the muse: Alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving.
by jdaw1
22:30 Tue 24 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

Axel P wrote:
11:33 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Caprica (D63)
Initials? Right- or left-handed?

And please could somebody check the placemats.
by jdaw1
22:13 Tue 24 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1589

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

We will bring Feist and Sandeman 1963 I have but one bottle of S63 which I believe to be in good condition and so in the absence of anyone with a bigger population of S63 volunteering then I would be prepared to bring this. Please confirm that we have 2×S63. (I’m not objecting, merely seeking confi...
by jdaw1
19:10 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 76
Views: 2871

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: 76
Views: 2871

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: 76
Views: 2871

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: 76
Views: 2871

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: 76
Views: 2871

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: 64
Views: 1589

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: 20
Views: 975

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: 76
Views: 2871

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: 406

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: 118

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: 118

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: 176135

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:
22:00 Thu 12 Apr 2018

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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: 64
Views: 1589

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?)