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by akzy
18:23 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

That is a very nice looking case. Quite jealous right now.
by akzy
11:22 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: Sell collection

AHB wrote:
10:34 Wed 13 Feb 2019

I paid GBP 75 per bottle (just under USD 100) last time I bought Graham 1963. That's the market I am able to buy in.

Maybe I should be arbitraging Port from the UK to New York...
Wow. I think I've got some learning to do.
by akzy
15:39 Tue 12 Feb 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Hello from Brighton

Signed up. Hopefully see you at an event soon.
by akzy
12:37 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Level detector?

Where would the bottle be needed? University of Sussex, near Brighton. I think maybe I should just put the effort in to attend a tasting in London, and ask someone to bring in a bottle then... So if all goes well, we just have to mount the laser table in some form of portable unit like a backpack w...
by akzy
11:11 Tue 15 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Level detector?

I think the most impressive part of this experiment is that you happened to have a bottle of Tokaji lying around in that lab 88) :FFCC66: Us quantum computing folk have better taste than the rest of physics. I would like to next try some light based methods but I don't have a bottle dark enough. If...
by akzy
18:28 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Level detector?

As I'm approaching the last few months of my PhD, what better idea than to procrastinate trying to make a level sensor? A quick description of the setup. In this experiment, we are measuring the level of the water in the beaker off to the right. As I couldn't be bothered to hook up a motorised senso...
by akzy
16:13 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Level detector?

I'm afraid it wasn't a level detector - it was for checking water contamination - effectively an electric field sensor. As for how you could detect the levels... Depending on the type of glass, some spectrum of infra-red might be able to pass through glass, but struggle through the wine. Another opt...
by akzy
09:43 Fri 28 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 12
Views: 3105

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Just seen at Bucharest Otopeni Airport... €46!
No thank you.
by akzy
16:24 Sat 08 Dec 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Hello from Brighton

DRT wrote:
19:39 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Welcome to :tpf: Zak. Perhaps between you and Julian you can work out if my case of Liceiras '93 is alive or dead without the need for me to open the box? :lol:
I prefer the mystery of the superposition 88).
by akzy
15:21 Sat 08 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 8620

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Just received mine in Brighton. Seems to be a very thorough affair!
by akzy
10:52 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Re: 1993 - A hunt

I hereby declare the opening of the Misfortune Club!

I actually don't have much else in terms of '93 (or any space left to store things). I've been looking at trying to get some sweet wines - I've heard Royal Tojaki is very good for our vintage, if not quite expensive.
by akzy
23:20 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Re: 1993 - A hunt

Andy Velebil wrote:
18:26 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Just don’t buy it from this place in Porto. The price tag washed out with the flash but it reads 999 Euros!
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Funny you should say that Andy. I believe that is the first place I saw it!!
by akzy
17:36 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Re: 1993 - A hunt

Ah, very interesting! Did they have anymore? Is the '93 club a thing, because I would buy all of their things. Working for a Wine Merchant all the '93 stuff lands on my desk first :lol: Maybe we should start the '93 club :) I'm afraid the place didn't have anymore. I imported it from a Portuguese v...
by akzy
23:33 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Hello from Brighton

Oh excellent. I haven’t solved (the simplest case of) Schrödinger’s equation for three decades, but that was enough to respect those dealing with complicated cases. Is there some physical limit on isolation? Does quantum tunnelling itself prevent anything ever being isolated? Questions for after so...
by akzy
23:45 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Hello from Brighton

Hello and welcome. Physics PhD: where? And please say more, as we have some scientists here. Liceiras 1993 is very very rare, and has become expensive, far in excess of its likely merits. Just FYI. And do sign on to a tasting — we are very friendly. I'm doing a PhD in quantum computation with trapp...
by akzy
13:42 Thu 29 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Re: 1993 - A hunt

Join the '93 club! I've been very fortunate to be able to get a bottle from '93 (quinta das liceiras) - to give you a heads up, I paid £200 for it a few months back.
by akzy
13:38 Thu 29 Nov 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Hello from Brighton

Hi, I've been a member on FTLOP for sometime now and saw Julian talking about TPF so I thought I would join. Seems like a good place for some UK meetups which I will endeavor to attend! As for me, I'm an unlucky '93 kid (but have managed to get the Quinta Das Liceiras '93) and I'm in my final year o...