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by jdaw1
23:06 Tue 11 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 331

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: 14444

Re: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins

Ordered: 80×cufflink (= 40 pairs) + 20×lapel pin. ETA 02 August.
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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: 294

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: 230

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: 442

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: 36
Views: 2705

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.
by jdaw1
21:08 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 36
Views: 2705

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017: Sandemans and 1970s

I have a Warre 70 to contribute at this stage. Please confirm. I could contribute S67, keeping to both the "7" and Sandeman themes and having the numerical elegance of being consumed in its 50th year. Or I could contribute a magnum of F70. F70 preferred. The undoubtedly even better news is Mrs Gh i...
by jdaw1
20:20 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quantifying opacity in TNs
Replies: 34
Views: 3600

Re: Quantifying opacity in TNs

flash_uk wrote:
11:12 Mon 03 Jul 2017
I think this will need some testing at the next tasting.
Hopefully multiple people will print the PDF, so it can be tested for consistency across printers.
by jdaw1
20:35 Sun 02 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quantifying opacity in TNs
Replies: 34
Views: 3600

Re: Quantifying opacity in TNs

Oops. There was bug with my grey-shift function. Fixed. Sorry.

I like the idea of having the three-rectangles-high line at the top of TN pages.

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by jdaw1
18:43 Sun 02 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quantifying opacity in TNs
Replies: 34
Views: 3600

Re: Quantifying opacity in TNs

PhilW wrote:
17:08 Sun 02 Jul 2017
I would also suggest a slightly less linear scale
A cube-root scale? Such that the mid-point of the scale is 12½%?
by jdaw1
11:00 Sun 02 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quantifying opacity in TNs
Replies: 34
Views: 3600

Re: Quantifying opacity in TNs

by jdaw1
21:58 Thu 29 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2033
Views: 197653

Re: Apostrophe crimes

skied at 12,000' in Colorado Phil’s reprimand was good, and, generously, he even left an error for others to spot. In a thread entitled ‘Apostrophe crimes’ everybody will have noticed Glenn’s incorrect use of a straight single quote (“'”, U+0027) rather than the prime symbol (“ ′ ”, U+2032). Tut tut.
by jdaw1
00:28 Thu 29 Jun 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins
Replies: 32
Views: 14444

Re: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins

Image edited, additionally rounding corners.
by jdaw1
21:55 Wed 28 Jun 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins
Replies: 32
Views: 14444

Re: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins

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Please would those who expressed an interest own up by PM.
by jdaw1
23:29 Sat 24 Jun 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins
Replies: 32
Views: 14444

Re: ThePortForum cufflinks and lapel pins

I have enquired of the original supplier about the cost of a repeat order (with small variations).

Small variations:
• An extra 1mm of white space around the edge;
• Allowing rounded corners; and
• Slightly thicker metal.
by jdaw1
15:54 Sun 18 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Quinta de La Rosa - New Restaurant
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Quinta de La Rosa - New Restaurant

“La Rosa Vintage Port from Sophia's birthyear 1960, bottled by Sandeman”: not shabby at all.
by jdaw1
15:53 Sun 18 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The New Douro - Grand Tasting 02-04 May, Porto
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: The New Douro - Grand Tasting 02-04 May, Porto

- where you have enough space for everything (glasses, spitoon, notes, notebook etc) - where you can choose your own pace in silence - where you have your winelist and can choose your own tasting schedule - where the producers serve the wines and answer all the questions that arise - in one of the ...
by jdaw1
14:15 Sat 17 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2860

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

A quick reminder to those coming to Portugal next week, please don't forget the dress codes are jacket and tie for Wednesday night, black tie (including tambuladeira for members of the Confraria) on Thursday and smart casual for dinner on Friday. With, for those who have, TPF cufflinks (of which th...
by jdaw1
22:34 Sun 11 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 114

1955 Cockburn

A multi-theme at The B&F on Wednesday 24th May 2017. • Anything But Vintage IV ( III , II , I ). • Blind. • Optionally ‘For’ Somebody: some bottles were specified as being ‘For’ somebody, that somebody being expected to guess why. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; Placemats ; Planning and ar...
by jdaw1
22:34 Sun 11 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 40Y Pocas
Replies: 0
Views: 76

40Y Pocas

A multi-theme at The B&F on Wednesday 24th May 2017. • Anything But Vintage IV ( III , II , I ). • Blind. • Optionally ‘For’ Somebody: some bottles were specified as being ‘For’ somebody, that somebody being expected to guess why. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; Placemats ; Planning and ar...