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by DRT
02:11 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: UK Government Cellar List

Is this cellar run by someone who knows something about wine? - or some unknown buggins from the department for straightening paperclips.. Having been a Civil Servant for two decades (two decades ago) I suspect their wine supplier (BBR?) provides expert advice at huge cost to the tax payer and then...
by DRT
14:36 Thu 01 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: UK Government Cellar List

Interestingly, they store lots of Burgandy, but drink lots of Burgundy :roll:
by DRT
21:43 Wed 24 May 2017
Forum: Travel
Topic: Luxury Douro Train
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Luxury Douro Train

Very interesting. I have been to Vesuvio many times, the last being 11 months ago, and there was no sign of any intention to host visitors on this scale. It has very much been used as a venue for private groups of perhaps ten at most and has no modern comforts so if trains full of visitors expecting...
by DRT
00:27 Mon 15 May 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217164

Re: One quiz at a time

Longrow 14 yr old sherry cask?
by DRT
01:22 Sun 14 May 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Quarles Harris
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: 1975 Quarles Harris

Not that I recall.
by DRT
22:58 Tue 09 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Help required 10th May?
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: Help required 10th May?

I did warn you about the invitations, Paul :smile:

If you can't make tomorrow just keep an eye on this section of the forum for forthcoming events, many of which happen at short notice: viewforum.php?f=3
by DRT
20:27 Tue 09 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Croft - Reserva Particular - 1978 Tercentenary Year
Replies: 13
Views: 2355

Re: Croft - Reserva Particular - 1978 Tercentenary Year

Well, I opened the bottle and tasted the wine. Even though the metal cover seemed to be in good conditions, the cork inside was almost completely damaged and broken. I couldn't pull it out because it falled soon inside the bottle. The taste is not good. Closer to the vinegar than to a porto wine. I...
by DRT
20:47 Fri 05 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Port Forum Port Bucket List
Replies: 39
Views: 1889

Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

AHB wrote:
21:46 Fri 06 Jan 2017
- any other 1963 vintage port I've not tried yet (anyone want the list?)
jdaw1 wrote:
15:11 Sat 07 Jan 2017
AHB wrote:(anyone want the list?)
Post it anyway, for the reasons you gave.
AHB has not yet posted the list. Does this mean there are no other 1963 ports that he wants to taste?
by DRT
13:49 Thu 04 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Port Forum Port Bucket List
Replies: 39
Views: 1889

Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

The other bucket list port which springs to mind I own already, Cockburn 77. I always wanted to try one but never thought I would get the opportunity. God bless the Symingtons. All I have to do now is wait a few years for the new corks to settle down. They seem to have done so. CMAG and I shared a ...
by DRT
22:47 Tue 02 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's 1952 Colheita Tawny Port QEII Diamond Jubilee bottling
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Graham's 1952 Colheita Tawny Port QEII Diamond Jubilee bottling

I would suggest not going for the option of putting these in the cellar and forgetting about them. These bottles were not intended to be aged, they were intended to be drunk. A small number of years is fine but long term storage in bottle will not benefit this wine. You are unlikely to ever recoup w...
by DRT
13:17 Mon 01 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 2727

Re: 2015 declarations

After the 2015 vintage there was general contentment that it was 'good enough' to declare, but there was a lack of real excitement. It was also evident that the four year gap since the 2011 vintage meant that a declaration was needed, and the vintage was being banked as a declaration long before th...
by DRT
20:16 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 2727

Re: 2015 declarations

/2alph wrote:
17:19 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Vesuvio and Dow's Senhora Ribeira will bottled too

http://blog.symington.com/quinta-do-ves ... -declared/
Interesting!

Presumably that means no classic Dow 2015?
by DRT
23:04 Wed 19 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Leaving bottles at the B&F
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Leaving bottles at the B&F

Sensible rules for a better Britain.

AHB for PM?
by DRT
17:35 Sat 15 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: 1967 Taylor Vargellas

50th birthday party? :smile:
by DRT
15:35 Sat 15 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hail protection systems
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Hail protection systems

the entire area will be protected by a network of 125 ground generators that cause tiny particles of silver iodide to rise to the clouds above, where they stop the formation of hail stones, and thus reduce the risk of damage. Interesting! I must confess I instantly looked at the date of the article...
by DRT
08:21 Fri 14 Apr 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention

I think we have finally managed to implement a solution to this problem that appears to be working.

Well done and thanks to PhilW for finding the new bolt for the door :smile:
by DRT
00:11 Fri 14 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 774

Re: RE: Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th. I believe there are trains between Liverpudlium and Londondinium. Therefore your "excuse" is considered feeble and unacceptable. Please come up with a better excuse or I will be forced to open a Nacional 1963 that evening to illustrate why an adv...
by DRT
17:57 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 774

Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

Unfortunately I will be in Liverpudlium on the 19th.

Enjoy.
by DRT
08:29 Wed 12 Apr 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 10 April 2017, Hawksmoor on Air Street, Kr65 D70 V97
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Mon 10 April 2017, Hawksmoor on Air Street, Kr65 D70 V97

An excellent evening in good company with some lovely Ports. A big thank you to AHB for bringing the Kr65 to celebrate my recent birthday. This showed much better than the two bottles I tasted from the same release last year so hopefully that is an indication that the wine is settling down after re-...
by DRT
20:23 Sun 09 Apr 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1955s at the B&F on Thu 6 April 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: 1955s at the B&F on Thu 6 April 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
19:35 Sun 09 Apr 2017
we are all mortal. We shed our youthful immortality and become at risk. The Vintages, and us as well.
With the help of my Life Coach, I am working on bucking that trend.
by DRT
18:11 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1838

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Justin K wrote: ↑Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi) Sounds awful. I'm stuck here with this Irish bottled Cockburn 55 with fancy writing on the bottle wondering where it came from :roll: - but it's lovely, and I'm glad Julian brought it along :lol: Derek, Still haven't worked out how to refer to othe...
by DRT
20:42 Sun 02 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1838

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Justin K wrote:
20:25 Sun 02 Apr 2017
Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi)
Sounds awful. I'm stuck here with this Irish bottled Cockburn 55 with fancy writing on the bottle wondering where it came from :roll: - but it's lovely, and I'm glad Julian brought it along :lol:
by DRT
09:27 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention

More than a dozen deleted this evening. Two remain — please could another admin decide whether hostile? Is there an option to require a new member's first post approved before it gets released onto the board? There is that option but with the rate they are coming through it is easier to just lock t...
by DRT
17:52 Tue 28 Mar 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention

I have applied the setting whereby all new accounts need to be activated by an Admin. That sorts the problem until we find a stronger automated solution.
by DRT
11:23 Tue 28 Mar 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Influx of spam posters/posts needs attention

We are all trying to keep on top of it but they keep coming through the gate.

The registration process has been changed to see if that has any effect.