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by Glenn E.
20:09 Thu 22 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port To Keep...
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Port To Keep...

Finding them "for sale" and actually being able to acquire them at this time are two very different things. Many retailers list and sell bottles that they do not yet have in stock. I recently purchased 6 bottles online and, after purchase, found out that they won't be arriving until fall. Which wasn...
by Glenn E.
18:10 Tue 20 Jun 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 10 x 75cl 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Vintage Port
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: 10 x 75cl 1977 Dow's Silver Jubilee Vintage Port

A good measure of value can be found on winesearcher.com. Don't use their "average value" feature, though, as that's distorted by shops advertising "trophy bottles" at massively inflated prices. The least expensive couple of listings are a reasonable approximation of fair market value at retail. The...
by Glenn E.
01:16 Sat 17 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

And just for the record:

990 < OldBridgeFjell < 1191
962 is closer than 1191
by Glenn E.
01:13 Sat 17 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

Old Bridge wrote:
23:12 Thu 15 Jun 2017
OldBridgeFjell is qualified as a METRIC Munro.
Who do we write to in Norway in order to petition for an official name change?

Still not my turn.
by Glenn E.
22:49 Thu 15 Jun 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval

1985 Graham can be found regularly at retail in the US for $85. (I don't know what prices are like in the UK.) That's from a reputed internet retailer who will back up their product should something be amiss. Private sales in the UK seem to normally take place at around 50% of retail. So to me, it l...
by Glenn E.
22:40 Thu 15 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

A Munro is 3000+ ft (914 meters) according to Wikipedia.

Not my turn.
by Glenn E.
18:07 Thu 15 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

Hmm... so 914 < OldBridgeFjell < 990.

Vornut? 962 meters?
by Glenn E.
05:05 Thu 15 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Mt. Rainier is 14,411. :-P

I've skied at 12,000' in Colorado (Crested Butte). Yeah, the last couple thousand feet make a big difference. Most of the resort is between 9000' and 10,500', but if you go up top and take a couple of those black runs you'll be gasping for breath in no time.
by Glenn E.
22:02 Wed 14 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

For the record, it's not my turn. Anyone? Bueller?
by Glenn E.
22:00 Wed 14 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Andy Velebil wrote:
21:11 Wed 14 Jun 2017
The "hills" by my house are over 4,000' (~ 13,000 meters).
Math is hard. ;-)
by Glenn E.
19:18 Thu 08 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

If it is below 1000 meters is it really a mountain?

990m?
by Glenn E.
20:35 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

1374 meters (Skardfjell)?
by Glenn E.
23:37 Tue 06 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

1,598 meters? (Kistenuten?)
by Glenn E.
16:55 Tue 06 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

flash_uk wrote:
23:01 Mon 05 Jun 2017
Glenn E. wrote:
20:48 Mon 05 Jun 2017
On Android using the Google Keyboard, switch to number input (hit the ?123 button) then hold down the hyphen to see other options.

:)
Any tips for iOS? :D
Get a new phone?
:twisted:
by Glenn E.
20:48 Mon 05 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

On Android using the Google Keyboard, switch to number input (hit the ?123 button) then hold down the hyphen to see other options.

:)
by Glenn E.
23:16 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

On a Windows PC, if you hold down the Alt key and type the number in question on the numeric keypad, the character in question will appear when you release the Alt key. That's why the preceding '0' for the em-dash is necessary.
by Glenn E.
18:19 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

9/10 for me. Did not know that you add 's to plural nouns that do not end in s (men's team). Did get Jesus' crash helmet, but only because it looked correct and not because I knew the rule. Going by modern standards it should have been Jesus's crash helmet. Meh. 9/10 also. I was happy enough with J...
by Glenn E.
18:12 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 2727

Re: 2015 declarations

Whilst the lagar samples of the '14 may have looked really good, negative traits might easily have surfaced over the subsequent months.. Very true. I'm sure it is difficult to get a true impression of a VP from freshly bottled juice, so I have no doubt that things can change over that first year in...
by Glenn E.
18:33 Fri 02 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 2727

Re: 2015 declarations

I was surprised and disappointed that Graham did not bottle a 2014 Stone Terraces There was a sudden scramble to get those grapes in before the rain, and although the PR people played the line of them being 'harvested in perfect condition' it required a leap of faith to believe that. That's not the...
by Glenn E.
23:27 Wed 31 May 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Going by modern standards it should have been Jesus's crash helmet. Modern standard presumably meaning since around 1715. The St James's district of London has been so named since early Hanoverian times. When compared to biblical times? Yes, that suffices as modern. ;-) There have always been excep...
by Glenn E.
23:20 Wed 31 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 2727

Re: 2015 declarations

although the 2014 were the weaker Ports. I think it's difficult to say that in general. 2014 produced some superb Port - or could have - but you had to harvest at exactly the right time and get a little bit lucky. I was surprised and disappointed that Graham did not bottle a 2014 Stone Terraces, be...
by Glenn E.
17:59 Tue 30 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best fortified wines?
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Best fortified wines?

Just realized that I haven't voted, in which case: 1. Colheita 2. TWAIOA 3. VP :) Okay, okay, I'll stop being like AHB. Port, Madeira, and Moscatel de Setubal. The first two are firmly in place while the 3rd is a close one. I also very much like Australian stickies, certain kinds of Sherry, and the ...
by Glenn E.
17:45 Tue 30 May 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's Tercentenary 1970 Vintage Port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Warre's Tercentenary 1970 Vintage Port for sale

DaveRL wrote:
12:52 Tue 30 May 2017
I didn't buy these. Dominic's suggested price of £80 per bottle was rather more than my estimate of fair value.
Yeah, according to wineseacher that's only very slightly below retail value in the UK. A private sale should be significantly lower than that.
by Glenn E.
21:19 Mon 29 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best fortified wines?
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Best fortified wines?

Has anyone tried Banyuls? I visited Collioure, France on a cruise over the last couple of weeks and walked by a producer's shop. I wanted to go inside, but the place was very crowded and we didn't have time to wait around. Coincidentally, after we returned from our trip a friend posted a picture on ...
by Glenn E.
21:13 Mon 29 May 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194071

Re: Apostrophe crimes

9/10 for me. Did not know that you add 's to plural nouns that do not end in s (men's team). Did get Jesus' crash helmet, but only because it looked correct and not because I knew the rule. Going by modern standards it should have been Jesus's crash helmet.