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by winesecretary
21:09 Sat 25 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The cork fell in... and other excuses
Replies: 3
Views: 105

The cork fell in... and other excuses

I was reviewing my ports this evening and checking levels on the older stuff. On holding my last bottle of Croft '63 up to the light I found the cork had fallen in (although the plastic capsule had held). Obviously it was put out of its misery immediately. Although a bit light it is proving surprisi...
by winesecretary
17:07 Fri 24 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 49
Views: 3011

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Hello. I would like to attend if a place becomes free. But, the only 1994 I have is Smith Woodhouse, which I believe someone else is bringing. (Indeed, the fact I have no others is the reason I would so like to attend- to know which I want to buy.) Would it be possible to adopt? Or, tell me what's m...
by winesecretary
10:24 Sat 18 May 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fortnum and Mason
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: 2000 Fortnum and Mason

On the basis of your TN, I (well, my girlfriend on my behalf) acquired half a dozen halves of this from Fortnum's yesterday. Had one with the cheese last night. It was indeed pretty splendid, ready to go but with life comfortably to continue for another decade. The cork I extracted was branded Niepo...
by winesecretary
08:28 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 21
Views: 7665

Re: The Standard Food Order

Please may my standard food order be recorded as:

Starter: goats' cheese salad.
Main: sirloin 220g, medium; no salad or gratin potatoes; plus chips, and green beans with shallots.
Pudding: no pudding.
by winesecretary
08:24 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Splendid. I shall be there, with the interesting-other-fortified decanted into a suitably anonymous bottle in advance, and the original bottle also, wrapped, for the later reveal. Male. Initials GEG. Right handed. Food order (which I shall double-post to the appropriate food thread) starter: goats' ...
by winesecretary
23:02 Tue 14 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Hello. If a new bug might be an acceptable additional attendee, I would quite like to attend. However, most of my port is 100 miles away and I cannot access it before this event. The only port I have in town is a minor 25-year-old. I do, however, have some slightly more interesting other-fortified t...
by winesecretary
06:51 Tue 14 May 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Hello from London

Hello. I've been lurking here for many years, deriving enjoyment and knowledge from the discussions, and have decided to emerge from the shadows. My primary vinous collecting and drinking interests are burgundy and madeira, but I have had the pleasure of drinking some admirable port over the years, ...