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by akzy
21:18 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587814

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

All the wines scored points? They did on the other two nights in questions... but not on the others :) The determinant of the matrix for the scores on the evening mentioned in the question is 50, whereas the determinants of the other two evenings' scores are both -6. I'm not sure if this helps. Gue...
by akzy
22:55 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587814

Re: One quiz at a time

PhilW wrote:
22:38 Fri 27 Mar 2020
The only time the initials of the participants have spelled GoCat?
Hmmm. No.

First clue: This mathematical question shall require will and determination to solve.

Only Tuesday 28th January 2020 and Thursday 13th July 2019 are other non-trivial solution to this during the last year.
by akzy
22:16 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587814

Re: One quiz at a time

nac wrote:
17:25 Fri 27 Mar 2020
No points for guesses (apart from the Monkey)?
Nope. Keep trying :)
by akzy
13:18 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587814

Re: One quiz at a time

nope you're not catching me out like that; if I answer you say "correct, your question" (we've been there before!). That said, I will soon be posting a tasting note which may be of interest :) Still your question :P Drats! In which case, from the tastings by tpf in the last year (and data available...
by akzy
15:34 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587814

Re: One quiz at a time

Winner :D It is/was indeed the 30yr old white from Quinta da Devesa; I couldn't help but notice the proximity to both Casa Santa Eufemia and Quinta do Mourao; perhaps a small golden White triangle around there (no, I couldn't tell from looking where Dalva grow/obtain the grapes used in their Golden...
by akzy
13:55 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587814

Re: One quiz at a time

Across the river from Casa Santa Eufemia... Quinta da Devesa?
by akzy
14:20 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587814

Re: One quiz at a time

Go on, I'll have a punt. Quinta da Prelada?
by akzy
18:51 Wed 19 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

DaveRL wrote:
21:37 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Congratulations on passing :)
Thanks Dave.
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by akzy
21:07 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

2 hours later. Initial hit of orange peel quickly followed by a thick caramel. The long lingering taste is still liquorice but far more subtle than before. A nice, slight spicy mouthfeel. Drinking really quite well.
by akzy
19:14 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Being a 93 vintage, it has been important for me to hunt this down. Celebrating passing my viva voce seems like a good occasion to open this with some family. Cork came out very easily - too easily some may say. Whilst decanting, it produced very little sediment. Straight from decanting, it has a ve...
by akzy
10:50 Thu 13 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 6884

Re: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F

The SW was drinking very nicely last time I had it. That would be my preference.
by akzy
22:02 Wed 12 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 6884

Re: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F

Unfortunately I don't own any 1980. Depending on George's preference for determining the lineup early, I can adopt from someone else or set out on purchasing from the shopping list.
by akzy
01:41 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 6274

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

I don't have any but would be keen to join.
by akzy
12:23 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 6094

Re: 1993 - A hunt

I know of one single bottle of this that is owned by someone here who might be willing to open it for the tasting you refer to :wink: If you are referring to me, unfortunately I'm saving this for my viva voce... next Friday. I will be having it sometime around then with my dad. I'll try and remembe...
by akzy
21:59 Tue 24 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 3533

Re: Festive Drinking

I've got a Fonseca 85 (we've got some young kids who will be up early - great for a long decant) and a Royal Tokaji Birsalmás 93 for the big day. Haven't thought too much about the table wines, that's a problem for my parents. As for now (Xmas eve), we're currently sipping on a Malvedos 06 and we ha...
by akzy
19:01 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 36
Views: 7610

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

Yes please. I would also need to adopt.
by akzy
19:46 Fri 13 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 38
Views: 21930

Re: The Standard Food Order

Please may my standard food order be amended to:

Starter : Duck liver pâté
Main : Sirloin (rare) with béarnaise and chips

Thanks.
by akzy
20:28 Mon 02 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 12
Views: 4401

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

I (and my dad) had a really good time. I agree that the 70's on show were nothing to write home about. My personal highlight was the G83 with some lovely forest fruit notes. The T92 was a very nice Port, but was tipped to the best Taylor of the night (TOTN?) by the T03. The W94 was the best of the 9...
by akzy
19:37 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1242
Views: 428230

Re: Software that makes placemats

Greatly appreciated. I will have a play and report back.
by akzy
18:38 Wed 20 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1242
Views: 428230

Re: Software that makes placemats

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by akzy
11:54 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1161
Views: 253064

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose and Waitrose cellar have the "get 25% off 6 or more bottle" offer back. The offer thankfully still includes Port. The higher end Ports are still fairly overpriced but there are some deals to be had. The new Waitrose Crusted from Symmington at £20 (£15 with offer) seems tempting.
by akzy
23:29 Tue 05 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD
Replies: 13
Views: 3435

Re: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD

Only tried a little of their younger Ports, but what I tried, I liked. I'm in.
by akzy
13:08 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Know before you bid
Replies: 1
Views: 2299

Know before you bid

Whilst investigating laser methods for some separate work I'm doing, I stumbled across this company VeriVin which uses laser techniques to determine liquids without opening them! They seem very interested in building up a large wine library with the profiles to determine what they are. They're near ...