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by DRT
20:16 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 26
Views: 948

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: 128

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: 86

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: 88

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: 412

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: 491

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: 491

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: 148

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: 276

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: 44
Views: 1083

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: 44
Views: 1083

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: 412

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: 412

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: 412

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.
by DRT
23:28 Sun 26 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages
Replies: 79
Views: 14746

Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be of a quirky, off-the-wall and risk-taking nature then the Bioma might be the answer :wink: Foolish advice, based on an elementary type error. What sort of personality do you wan...
by DRT
02:48 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

...and still we come back to the fact that lots of exposure to air and wood develops wine faster that locking it up in a glass bottle.

But feel free to carry on... :roll:
by DRT
02:21 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Madeira Reserva Verdelho 1850 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Madeira Reserva Verdelho 1850 for sale

forest26 wrote:
09:25 Wed 22 Mar 2017
I have a few 1850
:tpf: :tpf: :tpf: :mrgreen:
by DRT
02:01 Tue 21 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages
Replies: 79
Views: 14746

Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

2009 - girl Taylor's Vintage Port 2009 or Niepoort Bioma Vintage 2009. Any opinions which to choose? (I have actually bought both, and she will get the one members think best) If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be o...
by DRT
00:53 Mon 20 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1925

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
10:36 Sun 19 Mar 2017
DRT wrote:
00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
No salad.
Is this the moment for a life-coach intervention?
The Chairman has issued a statement to the effect that he and the Board have complete faith in the Life Coach and his continued good influence on the situation.
by DRT
00:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1925

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

AHB wrote:
16:53 Sat 18 Mar 2017
Could anyone attending the 10 birthday celebrations please let me know if they have any dietary issues I need to account for. Thanks.
No salad.
by DRT
22:37 Fri 17 Mar 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Spring Pruning
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Spring Pruning

The FG12 and CrR12 have been sold.
by DRT
20:11 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1925

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Can I check that I have the correct list of people who have either replied in post or have replied to me by email as wanting to participate in our anniversary party on Wednesday night. I'm about to start committing to spend (and therefore collect) money. AHB - Wednesday to Saturday am MPM - Tuesday...
by DRT
19:23 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Spring Pruning
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Spring Pruning

It is almost spring again so I have decided to re-offer some of my younger Ports. All are sitting IB at Seckfords and have been since purchased. Prices are for IB transfer to your Seckford's account. 6 x Fonseca Guimaraens 2012 - £90 6 x Croft Roeda 2012 - £65 6 x Quinta Senhora da Ribeira 2010 - £1...
by DRT
18:57 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

I am looking at this in terms of the initial period of maturation. For example: >> 5 years in wood will produce a wine that is red, semi-transparent very approachable >> 5 years in bottle will produce a thick, purple, sticky thing One is clearly developing faster than the other at that initial stag...
by DRT
09:43 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

I am looking at this in terms of the initial period of maturation. For example: >> 5 years in wood will produce a wine that is red, semi-transparent very approachable >> 5 years in bottle will produce a thick, purple, sticky thing One is clearly developing faster than the other at that initial stage.