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by akzy
11:11 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta das Lamelas Rose
Replies: 0
Views: 31

NV Quinta das Lamelas Rose

NV Quinta das Lamelas Rosé Port Light pink colour. The nose was nothing particularly abnormal for a rose port - fresh and floral. Hints of classic bubblegum make it a fun, enjoyable port - perfect on its own as a refreshing drink on a hot summer's day or mixed into a light cocktail. Score - will be...
by akzy
11:00 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Niepoort
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: 2017 Niepoort

Tried this at bft. I didn't make notes for this but I have it as the highlight of the vintage table. I shall certainly be trying to get a case.
by akzy
10:56 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Maynard
Replies: 0
Views: 28

2016 Maynard

Deep burgundy colour (who actually knows - I'm colourblind). The nose is pleasant and fruity. I believe the best way to describe this Port is 'liquefied raisins'. The taste initially is strong and present, however lingering tastes disappears quicker than others on show. Generally speaking quite smoo...
by akzy
07:27 Wed 17 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

I've got 2004. Ioana would be keen as well. Might up for adoption of something.
by akzy
08:09 Mon 15 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1104
Views: 203493

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Sainsbury have their spring sale on - 25% off when you buy 6 bottles or more, including fortified and sparkling wines. That makes the Taste the Difference Vintage Port £15 per bottle and the Sandeman Unfiltered LBV less that £13. If I look online, the T&Cs (or if I try to make a 6 bottle basket) sa...
by akzy
18:09 Mon 08 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

I thought this was only on sale to bars and stuff, but then lo and behold, I got a bottle :)
by akzy
15:14 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 2696

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Please could I take two off you?
by akzy
23:14 Mon 11 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Image format test

Android, chrome P, W
by akzy
16:10 Sun 10 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7060

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
00:10 Sun 10 Mar 2019
Sorry, my presumption was because I had forgotten the clue (in a Bayesian sense)
Statistics just ruin everything don't they?
by akzy
23:56 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7060

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
19:00 Sat 09 Mar 2019
akzy wrote:
17:35 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Could you change my initials to ZDR? Thanks.
Done. Please confirm that you are right-handed.
I'm a lefty.
by akzy
17:35 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7060

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
11:40 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Draft of the placemats added to first post.

Edit: improved. But still awaiting choices from CMAG and CPR.
Could you change my initials to ZDR? Thanks.
by akzy
10:50 Tue 26 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7060

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

I'll have flatbread and houmous for starter and rare sirloin with béarnaise for main.
For any placemats, my initials are ZDR.
by akzy
21:45 Thu 21 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7060

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

After taking council from DRT, please put me down for a yes. First time doing something like this - considering bringing a 1980 Smith Woodhouse.
by akzy
23:03 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7060

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

It might actually be chance for my first meeting. Can I be placed as a reserve for the time being?
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: 2589

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: 24
Views: 3076

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: 1503

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: 1191

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: 1191

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: 1191

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: 1191

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: 3733

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: 1503

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: 11931

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: 2148

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.