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by Doggett
08:46 Wed 24 May 2017
Forum: Travel
Topic: Luxury Douro Train
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Luxury Douro Train

See the link for a way to travel in luxury to Vesuvio. It obviously looks like there is an association with the Symingtons. Has anyone had the pleasure of enjoying this train or know anything else about it?

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/22/trave ... ial-train/
by Doggett
13:50 Tue 23 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th May - ABV
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: Wednesday 24th May - ABV

To comply with the theme I will need to bring a back up bottle as the main one I have in mind may be stunning... but there is a distinct risk it may not, and I don't want to provide bad juice whilst enjoying other fine bottles.

Edit: the main bottle is for Charles
by Doggett
19:39 Mon 22 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th May - ABV
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: Wednesday 24th May - ABV

I can indeed come along... but may not be there until 7pm or just after as I need to wait for Rosie to get back. Please carry on with the food as I shall skip that on this occasion, and I shall join for the fine juice as soon as I can.

Looking forward to it,

Simon
by Doggett
17:19 Sat 20 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th May - ABV
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: Wednesday 24th May - ABV

Could I please add myself for a spot but will need to confirm on Monday if that is okay.
by Doggett
19:43 Tue 09 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Croft - Reserva Particular - 1978 Tercentenary Year
Replies: 13
Views: 2253

Re: Croft - Reserva Particular - 1978 Tercentenary Year

How disappointing...I have one in the cellar that I thought I would find a suitable occasion to save it for to open, but it seems that I should just give it a try to see if it is drinkable. Thank you for returning to the post to update.
by Doggett
13:23 Mon 08 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Help required 10th May?
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Help required 10th May?

I am very disappointed to have to drop out of this gathering. I have a work commitment now... but shall look forward to seeing most of you at the 67 tasting instead. Apologies.
by Doggett
23:02 Sat 06 May 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9291
Views: 210039

Re: One quiz at a time

flash_uk wrote:
00:36 Sat 06 May 2017
Springbank
impressive guess...
by Doggett
14:21 Fri 05 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Help required 10th May?
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Help required 10th May?

Can I please reserve a spot and confirm on Monday that I can arrange for the boss to look after Zac. Hope to see you all there.
by Doggett
15:42 Wed 03 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 3234

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

forest26 wrote:
15:39 Wed 03 May 2017
I will bow to JDAW's etiquette in these matters
Always wise :D
by Doggett
14:53 Wed 03 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 3234

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

I think it would be great to have an LBV alongside a Colheita, a Crusted and then the VPs as a full 67 celebratory tasting.
by Doggett
19:46 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: 2015 declarations

I thought Taylor might have released a VV as it is their 325th. Maybe they are being completely honourable and not just hanging a hook on a year...as they also seem to be doing re the Fonseca 1815-2015 bicentennial too [in not going for a full declaration], although they could also revert back to t...
by Doggett
09:09 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: 2015 declarations

To follow on from Tom's post Taylor's press release: http://www.taylor.pt/en/news/taylor-s-to-release-quinta-vargellas-2015-vintage-port/ Fonseca Press release: http://www.fonseca.pt/en/news/fonseca-to-release-a-guimaraens-2015-vintage-port/ Croft Press release: http://www.croftport.com/en/news/quin...
by Doggett
20:34 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: YouTube of Cockburn Bicentennial tasting
Replies: 0
Views: 121

YouTube of Cockburn Bicentennial tasting

Below is a link to a YouTube post from Jamie Goode from the Symington's Cockburn Bicentennial tasting. It is worth a watch and has a good story of acquiring some 1908 from a person in Norfolk.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmt3CKgywo
by Doggett
11:55 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 3234

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

FG 67 is safely deposited at the B&F ready for this tasting.
by Doggett
09:40 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Fun Foodie experiences
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Fun Foodie experiences

Whilst enjoying some fine port at the B&F last night, a couple of ideas for experiences that are well worth doing came up in conversation. I have been lucky enough to enjoy both the below when they were a bit cheaper, and although a bit pricey I can recommend them as great fun and very interesting i...
by Doggett
07:55 Wed 19 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

I can do on the home printer... you just look after that lovely Nacional! :-)
by Doggett
12:58 Tue 18 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 3234

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

It appears this will now be an Election Day tasting...
by Doggett
21:47 Mon 17 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

It seems my child care situation has been resolved most satisfactorily, so I should be there to share some lovely port [and the marvellous NN63 if Derek can't make it]. Blind or sighted are both good for me...just let me know.
by Doggett
19:39 Mon 17 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port TV adverts
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Port TV adverts

Happy Easter all... Below is a collection of links to old tv ads that promoted the great juice. I am sure there are others, but some should amuse you. I can probably guess most people's favourite too ;-) Cockburn Special Reserve - Guard dog https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pIUOVofhe-k Cockburn Special ...
by Doggett
23:20 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

I would very much like to join this tasting, regardless of the bottles that are brought, but will need to confirm after the Easter weekend to firm up the childcare for young Zachary. I will of course be trying to explain the possible opportunity of tasting a NN63 to my port widow ;-)but fear it woul...
by Doggett
23:03 Sun 09 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 28
Views: 2112

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

Just a post to resurrect this thread as it moves closer to happening... I can confirm I would still like to come, and still have the W70 to offer.
by Doggett
21:51 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 4213

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

PhilW wrote:
18:20 Wed 05 Apr 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
15:14 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Do you want me to try (again) for a substitute?
Can it be me?
Unexpectedly, at this late stage I would now be able to attend, and would love to be there. I would be happy to take over adoption of the Mackenzie if that would be simplest or most helpful?
Splendid news!
by Doggett
21:45 Tue 04 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9291
Views: 210039

Re: One quiz at a time

Bridge Cino
by Doggett
15:02 Tue 04 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2009
Views: 191366

Re: Apostrophe crimes

A BBC quiz on apostrophe punctuation... (I shamefully only got 7/10)

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gwcv37b8rq

And an accompanying documentary on the apostrophiser from Bristol, who would enjoy this thread and fit right in!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kys4c
by Doggett
20:59 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

I would like to come along whenever this maybe held, but at this stage would need to look at adoption if possible.