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by DRT
23:42 Fri 11 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 75
Views: 2247

Re: Cellar Defenders

I believe that they Symingtons consider Dow, Graham, and Warre to all be co-equals, perhaps also including Cockburn. It's the market that used to focus more on Dow but is now focusing more on Graham. In casual conversation, it is not hard to detect that some scions of the Symington clan have a spec...
by DRT
21:47 Sat 22 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Foot treading and the plague
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Foot treading and the plague

The Symingtons have announced that they are not foot-treading this harvest at Vesuvio. They say it is the first time “in more than 100 years” which rather raises the question as to when it last didn’t happen and why (phylloxera, perhaps?). I dare say they won’t be alone and so thought it might be i...
by DRT
23:46 Wed 19 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1490
Views: 286357

Re: Latest buy

I have to say around 2005/2006 was an amazing time to buy vintage port there were some amazing bargains! I remember it well. My first serious Vintage Port purchase was in 2006: 6 bottles of Dow 1963; 6 bottles of Warre 1966; 2 bottles each of Sandeman 1963, 1966 and 1970; 1 magnum of Fonseca 1920; ...
by DRT
22:50 Tue 28 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta da Boavista bought by Sogevinus
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Quinta da Boavista bought by Sogevinus

I think it a great pity that this famous and spectacularly beautiful quinta has been sold twice in such a short space of time and seems destined to produce still wines rather than Port. That said, Baron Forester might be quite please that once again the wines from the Quinta he once owned will be sh...
by DRT
22:45 Tue 28 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta da Boavista bought by Sogevinus
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Quinta da Boavista bought by Sogevinus

AHB wrote:
21:47 Fri 10 Jul 2020
I understand that the stocks built up so far were sold as part of the estate deal so, presumably, will become part of the blending stocks available to Sogrape.
Presumably you mean Sogevinus?
by DRT
21:12 Mon 13 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles

I bet this is really aimed at the nightclub market where there is always a tension between a desire to offer bottle service and a desire not to have too much glass floating around a club. I think easier recycling and reduced shipping weights are more likely target benefits. Can't say I have ever se...
by DRT
22:39 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port
Replies: 13
Views: 2656

Re: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port

The bad news is that 1985 Taylor, while a good Port, is not among the best Ports from 1985 or otherwise. I disagree with that quite strongly. Taylor 1985 had a bit of a bad reputation a decade ago but it has matured beautifully. I think I have only drunk about 24 of them in the past five years so m...
by DRT
22:38 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Made from Port packaging

Perhaps you could manufacture ten Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes? I feel this is the equivalent of Mickey Mouse cutting the brooms in half in Fantasia, in that I would much rather have a “what shall I do with 10 plastic decanting funnels” problem than “what shall I do with 10 tiny Wizard of Oz Tin M...
by DRT
11:37 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Made from Port packaging

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by DRT
11:31 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Made from Port packaging

JacobH wrote:
11:23 Sun 28 Jun 2020
any suggestions as to what to do with the plastic funnels you sometimes get?
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Perhaps you could manufacture ten Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes?
by DRT
22:40 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1204
Views: 302776

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Another six M&S 2011 in another M&S store. I hope I’m not being sexist but it seem to me that the vast majority of people out shopping are women. Does this mean that women are not interested in VP at €9 a bottle? Discuss😊 Justin, what are you doing out shopping at you age? Shouldn't you be locked d...
by DRT
19:06 Mon 27 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 1307

1970 Fonseca

From Magnum On Saturday I opened my wine fridge, a more or less daily occurrence, to be welcomed by a puddle of fabulously smelling purple liquid around my feet. My heart sank when I discovered that the open neck of a magnum of F70 owned by me and some others here was staring at me from the back row...
by DRT
18:46 Mon 27 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 8511

Re: Lockdown Drinking

My latest Lockdown Drinking was a fabulous half of a magnum of Fonseca 1970.
by DRT
10:52 Mon 27 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 8882

Re: 2018 Declarations

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by DRT
22:03 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 758566

Re: One quiz at a time

8, 14, 25,345. That was easy.

Difficult to believe that I've won two maths questions in a row but it is what it is.

Next question: by how many votes will Donald Trump win the next US Presidential Election?
by DRT
10:26 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 8882

Re: 2018 Declarations

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by DRT
12:44 Wed 22 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 758566

Re: One quiz at a time

The determinant of the matrix for the scores of the evening in question was the highest of the year, whereas those with -6 were the lowest. Correct! I'm always pleased by the mathematics of tpf. 88) Excuse my tardiness, I only just noticed that I got the correct answer. Someone else please feel fre...
by DRT
11:18 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 8882

Re: 2018 Declarations

Does that mean they have bought In some older tawny to help produce an average age of 40YO? If so I wonder who/where provided that. Either way, I am sure it will be very good as I have enjoyed their other tawny blends. The Case do Douro has vast stocks of surplus single harvest (and blended?) Ports...
by DRT
22:42 Mon 20 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 2950

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

By coincidence it is the 50th anniversary of the first filtered Taylor’s LBV (The 1965 LBV released in 1970. https://taylor.pt/en/news/taylors-celebrates-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-launch-of-the-first-lbv-with-a-commemorative-edition The only bottle of this (birth year) LBV that I have owned and t...
by DRT
18:36 Mon 20 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 2950

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

Rightly or wrongly I thought that those that filter their LBV do it so that there is a quality ‘ruby’ port available for the market that requires no decanting (and can also be described as Vintage). To a lot of people the need to decant and a lot of the other traditions around port that we like are...
by DRT
17:39 Sun 12 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 758566

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

All the wines scored points? They did on the other two nights in questions... but not on the others :) The determinant of the matrix for the scores on the evening mentioned in the question is 50, whereas the determinants of the other two evenings' scores are both -6. I'm not sure if this helps. Gue...
by DRT
11:08 Thu 09 Apr 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Re: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members

I have just read Tristram's email again and he says "We are happy to extend the offer to ‘friends of friends’ too, so please feel free to forward it on to other wine lovers." If anyone here is part of other wine groups or forums please feel free to make other wine lovers aware to this offer. :FF9999:
by DRT
09:16 Thu 09 Apr 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members

A few days ago I received the email below from Nicholas Coates offering 20% discount to members of their "Friends of Coates & Seely" loyalty scheme. This offer has now been extended to members of The Port Forum as "Friends of Friends of Coates & Seely" 88) For those who are not aware, the Seely in t...
by DRT
09:20 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 11481

Re: Another virtual tasting

"DRT" Decanted at 09:00. Quality Assurance completed by 09:15 with a positive outcome.

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