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by DRT
08:42 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

Are you suggesting that people in the port trade might embellish stories a little to add to the mystique of their products?

Surely not :roll: :lol:
by DRT
22:47 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

A very rare find. As far as I a aware Fonseca have not made a 30 year tawny since losing a significant part of their cellared Ports when part of the lodge collapsed in 2001. Are you talking about the landslide from the neighbor? If so, That damage took out mostly lower end ruby stocks and very litt...
by DRT
17:46 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

A very rare find. As far as I a aware Fonseca have not made a 30 year tawny since losing a significant part of their cellared Ports when part of the lodge collapsed in 2001.
by DRT
16:20 Wed 18 Oct 2017
Forum: Press Releases and Announcements
Topic: 2017 Harvest Report from Paul Symington
Replies: 0
Views: 57

2017 Harvest Report from Paul Symington

Douro Harvest Report 2017 The Earliest Vintage [/b] This has been a very dry and warm year in the Douro. From December 2016 onwards, every month had substantially below average rainfall apart from a 30-mm downpour and some localised hail on the afternoon of 6th July. This rain increased the year’s ...
by DRT
00:44 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: Glass Opacity

Perhaps we are aiming too low in this world of technological advancement?

Could a device be developed that could "see" inside an unopened OWC to report back on the levels of each of the dozen bottles regardless of the opacity of the glass?
by DRT
23:57 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Graham's First Flight 2003

Tasting note required from travellers...
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by DRT
23:51 Mon 02 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: 1985 Warre

I am rather jealous that you had the opportunity to visit an André Simon shop.

I have almost all of his 104 books :roll:
by DRT
23:38 Mon 02 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Rather surprisingly I seem to be in London on a Thursday evening when a gaggle of 1970s are to be consumed.

Please put me down for Croft.
by DRT
22:29 Mon 02 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: What do you have most of?

Warre LBV1986, Fonseca 1970, Fonseca 1985 & Croft 1970 all in first equal place 88)
by DRT
00:43 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 4 Bottles Of Old Port For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 4 Bottles Of Old Port For Sale

Hello, Unfortunately the bottles in the first three pictures are almost worthless - perhaps £30 for all three on a good day at auction. The bottle in the fourth picture is not Port and I have no idea of its quality or value. I would suggest you either drink them or give them to a friend who might ap...
by DRT
00:37 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 8 bottles Ware's 1960 Vintage Port
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: 8 bottles Ware's 1960 Vintage Port

Could you please post more information about the bottles, including details of how you came to own them, for how long, how have they been stored, the level of the wine in the bottles and ideally some pictures.
by DRT
23:23 Sun 10 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Volunteers sought..
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Volunteers sought..

Interesting.

I have a batch of "believed Fonseca 1966" that have been reliably corked each time I have pulled the trigger. I will re-cork the remaining bottles and report back in 2037 :D
by DRT
18:55 Sat 09 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Handwriting questions
Replies: 258
Views: 17004

Re: Handwriting questions

“C on D 2½%”, being a discount for cash, would be consistent with then standard practice. The "or" in front of 2½% is the clearest part of the note, so your suggestion doesn't make sense. Perhaps "Cash for 2½%"? Also, do the pencil notes before the price of each bottle say "paid"? If so the red tic...
by DRT
17:26 Sat 09 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Handwriting questions
Replies: 258
Views: 17004

Re: Handwriting questions

Could it be "C on d or 2½ %"?

Being cash on delivery or 2½ % interest for credit
by DRT
21:07 Mon 04 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: ST MICHAEL 1987 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: ST MICHAEL 1987 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT

Hi,

I assume "St Michael" is the old brand name used by Marks & Spencer?

I'm sorry to say it isn't worth much at all - perhaps a tenner - and is likely to be past its best. It will probably still drink ok so I would suggest you open it with some friends.

Derek
by DRT
09:28 Sun 03 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 149
Views: 8355

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Sorry chaps, I am not going to be able to make this due to work commitments taking me away from London.

Enjoy!
by DRT
12:39 Sat 02 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1103
Views: 155018

Re: Software that makes placemats

For the purposes of testing this you could force the software to output CMYK or RGB somewhere on the sheet.
by DRT
09:15 Mon 28 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 M&S Vintage Port
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: 2011 M&S Vintage Port

I made a query with Taylors and got the following reply: ***************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Dear Sir, Thank you for your enquiry. The M&S 2011 Vintage Port was blended by o...
by DRT
10:16 Fri 18 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good news if you fly BA Club...
Replies: 7
Views: 474

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: 7
Views: 477

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: 7
Views: 477

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: 446

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: 413

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: 10
Views: 571

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...