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by DRT
00:04 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: New to Port - Got Carried Away at Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: New to Port - Got Carried Away at Auction

Hi, and welcome to the forum. It's not often that we have people who describe themselves as "new to port" and who have also thrown themselves headlong down the slippery slope before getting here :lol: All is not lost - you have done nothing wrong and the bottles you have bought are all likely to tur...
by DRT
23:54 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

jdaw1 wrote:
23:25 Mon 12 Nov 2018
DRT wrote:
22:34 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Did I send it to the correct address?
If it didn’t bounce, yes.
You are not being helpful. I Cc'd you. Did I send it to the email address you normally use?
by DRT
22:34 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

Did I send it to the correct address?
by DRT
18:37 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

Julian, has the order been sent?
by DRT
18:15 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port 1970
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Port 1970

Dow 1970 is fabulous Port.

I strongly recommend continuing to slowly drink your way through the case with your father. It will last two decades or more if is has been properly stored.
by DRT
22:04 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

jdaw1 wrote:
18:21 Sun 11 Nov 2018
DRT wrote:
16:48 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Julian, can you please submit the food order tomorrow?
Now easier than from work. Or you could.
Send now or tell me who to send to tomorrow.
by DRT
22:02 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

Would seven bottles between five be too much for a school night? Should the magnum be saved for another day? Taking your point on numbers I will bring just one bottle if that helps. Both of these reductions seem to have been implemented (which is fine), but only one is reflected on the placemats. T...
by DRT
16:52 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

jdaw1 wrote:
10:30 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Would seven bottles between five be too much for a school night? Should the magnum be saved for another day?
JAG321 wrote:
10:45 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Taking your point on numbers I will bring just one bottle if that helps.
Both of these reductions seem to have been implemented (which is fine), but only one is reflected on the placemats.
by DRT
16:48 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

flash_uk wrote:
15:19 Sun 11 Nov 2018
A small error on the food order - Simon is after pate rather than crab.
Thanks. Updated.

Julian, can you please submit the food order tomorrow?
by DRT
13:30 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

Mike's permission has been assumed granted.

Food order and first post updated.
by DRT
08:53 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

The food order can be downloaded from the first port. Please check.

A "Simon P." existed in a previous order so I have left those choices in. If not the same Simon P or different choices wanted please say here.
by DRT
08:28 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

Answering the request for volunteers. New to TPF and would very much like to attend. Can bring two bottles ..one for enjoyment (hopefully) and one to confuse (well it does me). If two bottles creates an issue for the placemat software or methodology then will restrict myself to just the one...... Y...
by DRT
01:28 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 7275

Re: 2016 Declarations

Semantics. Yes it’s a VP, so it has to follow those rules. To be called a “Quinta...” it has to adhere to more rules. For example, Quinta do Noval VP and Noval Silval VP can be declared in the same year. One is technically a VP from a single Quinta and one isn’t. They adhere to similar but also dif...
by DRT
00:18 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 7275

Re: 2016 Declarations

To be accurate, most VP's don't come from just one Quinta. Even "SQVP's", by law, can have a small amount from other Quinta's and still be called a SQVP. Are there rules for SQVP? I thought that SQVP is not at all regulated by the law nor IVDP? Legally it is a Vintage Port, everything else is just ...
by DRT
00:14 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 107
Views: 18586

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

People (all subject to being fit to attend): DRT ; ✓ DJ ; ✓ JDAW ; ✓ CaliforniaBrad ; ADV ; ✓ AHB ; ✓ JHG ; ✓ THRA ; ✓ RAYC ; PW ; ✓ WPS ; ✓ BMHR ; TLW ; PEM . Reserves: GEE ; ✓ SCD ; ✓ MPM ; ✓ IDJ ✓ GD . ✓ ✓ = reconfirmed interest in Nov 2018 It appears those on the subs' bench are keen to make th...
by DRT
00:08 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

jdaw1 wrote:
23:05 Fri 09 Nov 2018
I’m already on the list, but confirming same.

May I invite a guest, Dave A., who is the husband of a friend of the wife? And I’ll bring a magnum.
Of course Dave A. is welcome.

Do we get two guesses at the Magnum?
by DRT
17:06 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 35
Views: 585

Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

An emergency has been declared... When: Tuesday 13th November 2018 @ 18:30 Where: The Green Room at The Boot & Flogger , 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, tel +44 20 7407 1184 ( streetmap.co.uk , bing , maps.google.co.uk ) Theme: Bring a bottle of Port to serve blind. Attendees: DRT ; JDAW ; IDJ ;...
by DRT
10:04 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 107
Views: 18586

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

First post update to add Gerwin to the reserve list and re-confirm interest from Tom and Glenn. I am not updating the list of ports as their availability will very much depend on who the 14 brave survivors are when we get to 2051. Perhaps those who have promised bottles could consider bequeathing th...
by DRT
22:44 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 107
Views: 18586

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Re-confirms from JDAW ; DJ ; ADV ; DRT . Hoping to move from reserve list to main list: MPM . By private message one person has requested removal. Could we add the fact that it is a Sunday to the title? Have we booked a room at the B&F? Hopefully we will be able to get the Red Room — but I'm not su...
by DRT
20:05 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's Christmas port?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Dow's Christmas port?

AHB wrote:
09:34 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I saw a bottle of this for sale in John Lewis on Saturday. It came in a polished copper wire bottle cradle shaped like a reindeer. I thought it was rather cute; my better half thought it tacky. I was not allowed to buy it.
I agree with your better half.
by DRT
19:53 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

Andy Velebil wrote:
04:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I’ve never seen that bottle used prior to late 1960’s.
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by DRT
23:03 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

bottled after the Selo came to exist based on bottle, without Selo is a major red flag. How do you know when it was bottled? Could have been in 1901, 1910, 1936 or 1952. The first two would definitely not have a Selo. Some googling of London company archives might turn up something about the wine m...
by DRT
21:01 Wed 31 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: 1991 Morgan

Just reread this tasting note. I fear the Morgan 91 is the definition of a port drunk to young. As a group we must have had over a Pipe at one point, I fear we don’t have much left! That is simply following the tradition of how clubs and other institutions would drink their Vintage Port. Julian's b...
by DRT
23:31 Mon 29 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: 1994 Fonseca

Very nice indeed. Surprisingly young and un-evolved from a half bottle. A massive fruit bomb with no adolescent harshness. Lovely port.

AHB commented that JDAW would have loved this. He wasn't wrong, but neither or us could bring ourselves to save some to test that theory.