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by idj123
21:34 Sat 11 Jul 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW

Have signed up for this and very much looking forward to furthering my knowledge.
by idj123
21:29 Sat 11 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting

I’d be up for this and like Glenn I could make a Friday or Saturday work. Maybe given Glenn’s comments elsewhere, we should re-evaluate the 85s?
by idj123
21:51 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 35
Views: 2911

Re: Port cocktails

Yes, my wife described this ruby Port tonic as a "Port sangria', which isn't a bad description. As for the River Quintas, I'm quite a fan of the regular Six Grapes but it's not so easy to find in the UK as it tends to be reserved (so to speak) more for the US market I believe (leaving the UK for the...
by idj123
20:36 Sun 21 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 35
Views: 2911

Re: Port cocktails

I tried the Alhambra yesterday (Saturday) using Graham's Six Grapes (River Quintas edition to be precise) rather than a LBV. We also increased the 10 ml as that appeared a bit stingy (the only other element that differed was an absence of orange bitters). Both my wife and I agreed that it was really...
by idj123
19:23 Fri 19 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3107

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Ah, that's more like it! No chance of Port envy and so for this one I'm in (assuming there is a space). Alex, will email you my address.
by idj123
11:21 Sun 14 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 10858

Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

It was Calem Foz 82 and a very lovely Port it was, fruit filled and we'll balanced with plenty of years ahead of it. Probably one of the best 82s I have tasted.
by idj123
15:22 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 10858

Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Ok-confession; I took a Port to a small (within guidelines) gathering last week only later to find that no tasting note currently exists for this Port on the Forum. Alas, I neglected to take one...(sackcloth and ashes)!
by idj123
15:14 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 35
Views: 2911

Re: Port cocktails

Just taken delivery of 'Strong, Sweet and Dry' by Becky Sue Epstein and there appears to be a few interesting ruby Port cocktail recipes in this.
by idj123
15:10 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting

I agree regarding the 86 Malvedos-; we had it at a tasting the other year and if I recall rightly (I could be wrong) it was WOTN.
by idj123
19:42 Sat 09 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Yes. I thoroughly enjoyed that and once again, a big thank-you to Tony, Alex and Ben and, of course, Oscar, for organising. It would certainly be good if we could arrange a further one to include the white colheita. Now off to finish what's left of my bottles (which isn't very much)!
by idj123
10:21 Fri 08 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Enjoyed Oscar's tasting last night and have now just decanted the two VPs for this evening (the 2005 threw quite a bit of sediment, suggesting a degree of maturity). The LBV is stoppered and will leave the decanting until a bit later. I very much enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to tonight! Osca...
by idj123
08:24 Fri 08 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Enjoyed Oscar's tasting last night and have now just decanted the two VPs for this evening (the 2005 threw quite a bit of sediment, suggesting a degree of maturity). The LBV is stoppered and will leave the decanting until a bit later.
by idj123
19:38 Thu 07 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Yes,agree with Simon's approach although I really should have got the bottles into the fridge earlier than I have done!
by idj123
21:33 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

If it's just a question of clicking the subscribe button then I have done and so only two more required!
by idj123
12:46 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Phil, can you include me for the Friday please?
by idj123
15:40 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite

Just realised may have been mixing this up with the Churchill tasting and so will look to register!
by idj123
15:36 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite

I don't have an Instagram account and so unfortunately will have to give this event a miss.
by idj123
15:34 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..
Replies: 15
Views: 1969

Re: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..

Happy Birthday Tom! Real shame that we can't share in the normal manner but although I have already decanted a F83 for this evening, I will try and find something more befitting to crack open tomorrow. Good health to you sir!
by idj123
22:36 Thu 16 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3635

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

I've obviously been slow off the mark here and so if there is to be a reserve list then please add me to it.
by idj123
18:22 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 28211

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Interesting that we’re having a Y2K tasting tonight 20 year’s on from the prediction that Y2K would herald meltdown...
by idj123
13:36 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 28211

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Graham decanted at 10pm yesterday-all looked good. Coming into Town from home today but should be there before 6.30.
by idj123
22:55 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 28211

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

jdaw1 wrote:
22:51 Mon 16 Mar 2020
nac wrote:
22:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Excellent. I shall bring F & T.
Delay decanting until Ian acknowledges.
Acknowledged- the Ni lives to fight another day.
by idj123
22:43 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 28211

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Am about to decant the Graham but what about the Niepoort?
by idj123
18:43 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 28211

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Am still planning to be there on Tuesday. Main concern at the moment is locating the bottle of Graham!
by idj123
11:58 Sat 07 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 28211

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

flash_uk wrote:
12:44 Mon 02 Mar 2020
Thanks for help Christopher out Alex. Happy to adopt the Ni if that's OK with Ian.
Ok with me Mike and to note that I also have a bottle of the Secundum.