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by TLW
10:33 Mon 13 Nov 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 584
Views: 30058

Re: A reason to get up early

Should be an impressive sight.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41956191
by TLW
08:46 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 144

1977 Warre

Opened a bottle for friends' birthday. Decanted about five hours before drinking. Although pleasant enough, and the bottle did not outlast the evening, a bit thin. Nose of currant and alcohol. Initially, a bit sharp at entry with alcohol, not soft and well knitted. Not a long finish. Time in the gla...
by TLW
08:34 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1166

Re: What do you have most of?

Taylor 2009 Graham 1994 (there was a time when vast quantities were available for a remarkably low price) Fonseca 2009 Fonseca 2000 I kind of wish I had waited for the 2011 to come out, and bought more heavily then; then again, by the time the 2011 is mature, I will probably be well past ripe. Of wh...
by TLW
22:53 Sat 03 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Another question about buying port in the U.K.
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Another question about buying port in the U.K.

It may also be worth considering buying port at auction, although I am uncertain as to the issue of duty to be paid in the Netherlands. Typically, wine at auctions carries a buyers premium including VAT of a little less than 20%, but the wines are duty paid. Often the prices are attractive, although...
by TLW
09:55 Fri 12 Aug 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 584
Views: 30058

Re: A reason to get up early

Hopefully will have a relatively clear night tonight in Tokyo for the Perseids. The cloud cover seems to be dispersing.
by TLW
04:29 Tue 02 Aug 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 281662

Re: One quiz at a time

1910
by TLW
22:52 Tue 05 Jul 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 0
Views: 4772

1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

Steadily working my way through a case of this, all of which have been very drinkable so far. No bad bottles. 12 hour decant. Slight hint of raspberry on the nose. Typical Fonseca spice, with a long finish. Whilst not an overpowering port, very drinkable, and I wished I had a couple more cases of bo...
by TLW
22:40 Tue 05 Jul 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 333
Views: 47196

Re: Alcohol and health

An outbreak of E. Coli affecting more than 100 UK people could be linked to eating contaminated mixed salad leaves, public health officials say. To date, 109 people are known to have caught the bug - 102 in England, six in Wales and one in Scotland. South-west England has been worst hit. E. coli O1...
by TLW
21:47 Thu 05 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 255
Views: 25080

Re: Port and literature

In the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Gloria Scott", Sherlock Holmes says, "One evening, shortly after my arrival, we were sitting over a glass of port after dinner, when young Trevor began to talk about those habits of observation and inference which I had already formed into a system..."
by TLW
12:02 Sun 27 Mar 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 337

1970 Graham

Oporto bottled. Drank this with a few friends in Tokyo after a wonderful dinner of roast lamb, potatoes and vegetables. Decanted about 10 hours before drinking. Still about 70% opaque, rich nose of currant. Full bodied, slightly peppery, great length, with still a fair amount of tannin. Absolutely m...
by TLW
03:34 Sat 30 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 344
Views: 43872

Re: Port for sale at auction

Bonham's catalogue for this sale is now on their website. The big question is whether to buy more than one case. If I went for a 24 bottle lot, would anyone be interested in taking a bottle or two from me at, say, high estimate / 20 per bottle? Count me in for up to six bottles (fewer if they have ...
by TLW
06:54 Thu 14 Jan 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 281662

Re: One quiz at a time

Vesuvio 1991. Now coming into its 25th year
by TLW
00:33 Thu 14 Jan 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 584
Views: 30058

Re: A reason to get up early

Looks like a good reason to be up early - or late - over the weekend if the skies are clear. http://earthsky.org/space/comet-catalina-c2013-us10-november-december-january-2015-2016?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=b796b980fb-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-b796b980fb-394533...
by TLW
22:49 Sat 02 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 344
Views: 43872

Re: Port for sale at auction

The ‘character slur’ tasting: of course we’re in. Alex: choose a date and start a thread . (But it could be more than a case sampling. A case, sure, but also some bottles from other bottlers.) Or if anyone would be interested in a case sampling @ £150 per person then this sale would also be an inte...
by TLW
22:28 Mon 07 Dec 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Irrelevant badinage and like nonsense
Replies: 17
Views: 1286

Re: Gould Campbell, RIP...?

No doubt Daniel will correct me if I am wrong. Why only if you're wrong? You make a very good point. I apologise for being so busy this week, and away from my computer for so much of the time, that I missed this extremely witty display of badinage. You are both wrong, about something or other. I am...
by TLW
21:31 Thu 01 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which is the best 1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 2208

Re: What is the best 1991?

Currently drinking a 1991 Warre, and whilst very drinkable, it is closer to "cellar defender" than treasure. Not complex, not terrible rich, little on the nose, and few flavours. It goes down easily enough, but would not fare well in broad tasting against great ports. Three more left here, and they ...
by TLW
03:08 Tue 29 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1376
Views: 115807

Re: Latest buy

uncle tom wrote:Cockburn 1908 magnum..

Complete with original 1911 invoice and original bin label..
Should you find yourself lacking friends for any reason, do let me know, and I would be happy to discuss potential solutions with you over this recent acquisition.
by TLW
12:18 Sun 26 Jul 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Portugal and the credit crisis
Replies: 69
Views: 17294

Re: Portugal and the credit crisis

Aside: whilst Greece is in terrible difficulties, Portugal’s 10-year bond yields a mere 2.71%. Compare to the 2% Sept 2025 gilt which yields 2.30%.
Very interesting comparison. Is the UK nearly as risky as Portugal (aside from Portugal's ability to produce spectacular wines)?
by TLW
23:22 Tue 09 Jun 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 281662

Re: One quiz at a time

131?
by TLW
00:12 Tue 09 Jun 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Hats and caps
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: Hats and caps

Excellent read from the BBC
by TLW
01:00 Mon 25 May 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Punch it Chewie
Replies: 20
Views: 3136

Re: Punch it Chewie

Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.
by TLW
05:34 Tue 19 May 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Punch it Chewie
Replies: 20
Views: 3136

Re: Punch it Chewie

Always loved Lady Mondegreen, although she was frightfully sad.
by TLW
01:21 Mon 04 May 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2034
Views: 214161

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I cannot resist. After an American politician mixed up 'your' and 'you're', I was reminded of the following:

http://www.tickld.com/pic/t/381012

Please forgive the slight crudeness.....
by TLW
00:28 Thu 16 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: 1991 Warre

The Warre is still drinkable, and improved somewhat over the next couple of days. I have 11 more bottles of it, and will steadily go through it over the coming weeks. In general, I find Warre a lighter port than a Fonseca, Taylor, Graham or Dow, and it has not been the WOTN when I have put it up aga...
by TLW
23:51 Sun 12 Apr 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Vintage Port Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: Vintage Port Auction

I got a few, but not as many as I wanted. Prices weren't bad for most of them.