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by DRT
10:16 Fri 18 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good news if you fly BA Club...
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Good news if you fly BA Club...

Another victory for JDAW, who alerted the Symingtons to Winston Churchill's connection with this port a few years ago :smile:
by DRT
18:13 Mon 14 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British

PhilW wrote:
16:04 Mon 14 Aug 2017
Online video search/access is only available to registered news personnel
Perhaps a professional in the world of film arts could register and find out more?
by DRT
20:53 Sat 12 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British

I have searched for it before without success.

Perhaps an email to the British Film Foundation would prove useful?
by DRT
07:25 Sun 06 Aug 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Port for sale

Billy,

Are you sure you are describing these correctly?

You mention a "minuscule leak" and then say the bottles are 3/4 full. Those two descriptions seem incompatible.

Would you be able to post some pictures showing the fill level of the bottles?

Derek
by DRT
17:23 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport

Three bottles delivered today from The Whisky Exchange.


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by DRT
19:59 Mon 31 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery bottle of ruby port
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Mystery bottle of ruby port

Hi Cory, Christopher & Co. were a prominent UK wine merchant in the 19th and 20th century and bottle Port produced by many different producers. What you have is a very old bottle of very basic Port. Ruby Port can be purchased from around £8-£12 per bottle today and it is a style that is not designed...
by DRT
10:27 Sat 29 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Can anyone help us?
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Can anyone help us?

The National Archives list this company as "Garnett Brothers Ltd, wine and spirit, tobacco and cigar merchants, ale and stout bottlers", so they do seem to have had a bottling line but it was possibly only for ale and stout.
by DRT
19:23 Sat 22 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Can anyone help us?
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Can anyone help us?

Can you please clarify whether you want help with identifying them or drinking them? :twisted: :lol:
by DRT
09:04 Sat 22 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238760

Re: One quiz at a time

/2alph wrote:
07:02 Sat 22 Jul 2017
Australian?
DRT wrote:
07:45 Sat 22 Jul 2017
French?
Previously...
flash_uk wrote:
11:27 Thu 20 Jul 2017
it is a well-known name, from Europe. Not English or French.
Zero points for observation for /2alph and DRT :roll:
by DRT
09:02 Sat 22 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238760

Re: One quiz at a time

Spanish?
by DRT
07:45 Sat 22 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238760

Re: One quiz at a time

French?
by DRT
21:32 Thu 20 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238760

Re: One quiz at a time

Is it Portuguese?
by DRT
21:11 Thu 20 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 75621

Re: It's just not cricket

DRT wrote:
23:26 Wed 19 Jul 2017
Perhaps he will now be texting Jo Root asking if he needs him for the third test?
AHB wrote:
16:46 Thu 20 Jul 2017
According to the rumours, it rather seems that KP is texting du Plessis asking whether he is needed for the third test.
No doubt the first one to text back will have his undying loyalty :roll:
by DRT
23:26 Wed 19 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 75621

Re: It's just not cricket

AHB and I have just spent a very enjoyable evening at The Oval watching Surrey beat Essex in a very close T20 game. We also had the singular honour of watching Kevin Pieterson's first appearance for Surrey in two years. I think we joined everyone in the ground hoping he would be bowled out with an o...
by DRT
22:47 Wed 19 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist

I vaguely recall being told many years ago that the standard CofE communion wine was a 50:50 mix of ruby port and tap water. This would appear to fail the 'Vatican test' on two counts.. I'm not entirely sure that the CofE has been bound by the "Vatican test" since the time when Henry VIII decided h...
by DRT
22:13 Tue 18 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238760

Re: One quiz at a time

If it was my turn I would be asking about which continent it is from to attempt to narrow the field :wink:

...but it isn't my turn.
by DRT
21:51 Tue 18 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238760

Re: One quiz at a time

Ch Musar?
by DRT
21:49 Tue 18 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Couriers
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: Couriers

On the flip side, you can now get reasonably sized parcels from one end of the country to another (or even overseas) for about the price of a pint of beer rather than the £25 or so it would have cost you a few years ago. Apart from groceries, my wife and I do almost all of our shopping online and ou...
by DRT
20:54 Sat 15 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238760

Re: One quiz at a time

Dornish wine?
by DRT
23:59 Mon 10 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Letter to Bishops on the bread and wine for the Eucharist

Whilst clearly not true 'Port", it is commendable that it is available in reasonably sized bottles...

https://www.churchsupplywarehouse.com/c ... Altar_Wine
by DRT
20:47 Thu 06 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 75621

Re: It's just not cricket

If Carlsberg made first innings as a Captain...
by DRT
23:24 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A cricket fixture
Replies: 49
Views: 3292

Re: A cricket fixture

A great read, Ben, and a very nice blog site. Thanks for posting here :smile:
by DRT
23:15 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday night we had dinner at O Paparico and caught up with Roy Hersh face to face for the first time in four years. It was a long evening, Andy arrived during the afternoon and Christopher joined us around midnight straight from the airport. There was a magnum of wine opened, which I remember was...
by DRT
19:32 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

In the spirit of sharing experiences (as requested by our organiser) I can confirm that I did the same things as AHB apart from the two halves of Dalva due to a slightly later arrival :grin: