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by DRT
17:17 Thu 27 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: Blind tasting scoring

PhilW wrote:
23:18 Wed 26 Feb 2020
Suggest "error <= 5 years" would be better than "correct decade" for the half-point
(cf guesses of 63, 67, 72 or 77 for a 70, for example)
This range doesn't follow the "<=5" rule, which for a 1970 would surely be anything from 1965 to 1975?
by DRT
17:08 Thu 27 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: Blind tasting scoring

This loosely reminds me of a change that was made to the Formula 1 scoring system many years ago which introduced the possibility of a driver becoming World Champion without winning a single race because the differential between winning and losing had been narrowed. Perhaps the differential should b...
by DRT
13:19 Sun 09 Feb 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 331136

Re: Apostrophe crimes

There is much that could be said about the Trump impeachment. And I realise that this may well be the least of it. Nonetheless: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51408704 https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/trump-impeachment-witness-vindman-escorted-out-of-white-house.html https://www.npr.org/...
by DRT
02:13 Sat 08 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 29688

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Yes, it was Cachão. In which case I will amend the tasting note title. Will TN index updates cope with that? Yes, it will update the next time I create the index. Good to know. Also noting that I won't make the amendment as subsequent posts suggest it was probably correct in the first place! The SQ...
by DRT
02:02 Sat 08 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Setubal Superior 1927
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Fonseca Setubal Superior 1927

This is the company that made the wine you are asking about: José Maria da Fonseca The wine is made from the Muscatel grape, which gives it a waxy characteristic quite unlike most Port. That said, Niepoort make (or did make?) a Muscatel Port as it is a permitted grape variety in the the Douro region...
by DRT
17:46 Mon 03 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 29688

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

flash_uk wrote:
21:11 Fri 31 Jan 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
21:04 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Yes, it was Cachão.
In which case I will amend the tasting note title. Will TN index updates cope with that?
Yes, it will update the next time I create the index.
by DRT
17:37 Mon 03 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Forrester map of Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Re: Forrester map of Douro

Hey everyone! First of all, thank you for accpeting me on this forum, Douro Valley is a majestic place and Port Wine is fabulous! Does someone know where can i buy the big forrester map of Douro Valley? Is something that i am trying to find for a while and is proving dificult. Thank you, :CC9966: :...
by DRT
18:50 Fri 24 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

SCP-DFF wrote:
17:47 Fri 24 Jan 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
15:00 Tue 21 Jan 2020
Permission granted for either date. Not sure whether I can fairly interpret the permission as being for both.
Permission for Julian hereby confirmed.
First post updated.
by DRT
12:59 Fri 24 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 47056

Re: Pointless Statistics

I think the most important thing to consider is that the quinta house needs to have at least 10 bedrooms.
by DRT
12:53 Fri 24 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 47056

Re: Pointless Statistics

jdaw1 wrote:
12:50 Fri 24 Jan 2020
I vote that Alex buys either Vargellas, or Malvedos, or Noval.

Any preferences between these three?
I vote for Noval as it has a great view.

Well done, Alex. I think this is a great idea.
by DRT
01:58 Fri 24 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Re: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)

The fact that this nonsense was produced by the organisation accountable for ensuring the quality of the produce of the Douro is disturbing. This level of incompetence needs to be driven out.
by DRT
00:48 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Note to wine merchants
Replies: 0
Views: 3662

Note to wine merchants

Wine Merchants are welcome at ThePortForum.com . Hello. We want to know what Port you have for sale, so please do use this area of the forum to post lists. Create a new thread, titled with the name of the merchant, and update it occasionally. We ask professional merchants to be clear about who they ...
by DRT
19:33 Sun 19 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 29688

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

*** Calling the '70 babies *** I think '70 babies = Axel, Wolfgang, Ben, Neil. Is there anyone else? We have a decision point now. It seems that the B&F might be an option for a 28 person tasting. Were any of you hoping/intending/determined to have this 50th anniversary tasting somewhere more speci...
by DRT
12:34 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

hadge wrote:
23:55 Fri 17 Jan 2020
please can i added to the waitlist, thanks
Done.
by DRT
12:31 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)

Phew. Whilst Mrs L is aware we have wine in storage, I haven't exactly admitted how much. Always best to keep a few cards hidden up my sleeve. :) The highly complex quantum mechanics involved in the accurate quantification of "wine in storage" makes it extremely difficult to accurately articulate t...
by DRT
12:21 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

CPR 1 wrote:
09:28 Fri 17 Jan 2020
CPR 1 wrote:
23:15 Thu 16 Jan 2020
yes please
I seem to be missing from the attendees list :crying:

And to add I can offer F, Ni, V, T, N, BBR (SW), Passadouro and Warre LBV.
Sorry, Charles, I missed your first post when updating the list last night. Now rectified :wink:
by DRT
00:21 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 22
Views: 3765

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

I think we’re tending towards evening before for the Tier 3s. We now need any of the other 24 people who expressed interest in the horizontal and do want to taste Tier 3 to vote in order to establish how many for Tier 3. Perhaps better to focus on the main event first and re-visit this once the dat...
by DRT
00:12 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 41
Views: 7518

Re: Ideas for tastings

I would rather like to do the Matrix tasting of 2005 again. Would be great to compare 63,66 and 70. Of 2005? Pre-TPF, and pre my meeting any of you. Please say more. In early October 2005 there was a tasting at The Crusting Pipe where a group of like-minded souls from both sides of the Atlantic tas...
by DRT
22:48 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Yes please. I only have Sandeman Vau.
by DRT
14:06 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 22
Views: 3765

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

I voted evening prior.
by DRT
02:44 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)

Thanks for the note. Excellent. This makes me very happy. I bought another 6, and 6 of the 2007, which are in storage at The Wine Society. I've not thought about them for some time, but perhaps I now should. One day, when I get room at home (buying > drinking = chronic shortage of space and Mrs L s...
by DRT
15:41 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 6055

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...