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by DRT
00:43 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 4 Bottles Of Old Port For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 204

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: 137

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: 242

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: 16280

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: 16280

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: 280

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: 120
Views: 7038

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: 152115

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: 381

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: 6
Views: 338

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: 357

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: 357

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: 383

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: 313

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: 399

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: 446

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: 446

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: 9480
Views: 248905

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: 9480
Views: 248905

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: 9480
Views: 248905

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: 9480
Views: 248905

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: 77583

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: 77583

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: 453

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: 9480
Views: 248905

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.