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by flash_uk
00:07 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Another virtual tasting

I enjoyed our tasting on Wednesday 25th very much and it would be fabulous if another could be arranged. I'm happy to host on Zoom again. If I floated Weds 1 April or Tuesday 7 April, how would one of these suit for folks?
by flash_uk
20:36 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

A fabulous evening! For anyone else thinking about this format I thoroughly recommend. Worked best I think, because we all knew each other well beforehand. The real "ah-ha" for me, was that we spent far more time actually talking to each other rather than concentrating on tasting 14 different glasse...
by flash_uk
19:55 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Folks, I might be 15/20 mins delayed opening the video call.
by flash_uk
00:17 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
23:17 Tue 24 Mar 2020
I’d like the format for tomorrow’s tasting to be Reverse Blind.

Reverse Blind? I taste my Port, and tell you what I taste. You ask questions — “X on the aftertaste?” — and I answer honestly.

Then you guess what my Port is.

Objections?
Like it!
by flash_uk
01:01 Tue 24 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

JDAW has just advised me he will be participating. Splendid. Julian now added to the video call. It transpires that I will still be at work at 7.30pm on Wednesday, so I will most likely get the video call up and running and leave you to it. A small chance that I’ll be in a hotel and can then join in.
by flash_uk
17:47 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

I've sent everyone an invite for 7.30 on Wednesday.
by flash_uk
10:25 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

AHB wrote:
22:55 Fri 20 Mar 2020
flash_uk wrote:
19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.
Mike - please do. It would be a bit of fun to try something out and see if we can make it work - even if we only have 40 minutes of banal chat whilst drinking our own bottle of Port.
What time should we start?
by flash_uk
19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.
by flash_uk
18:14 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: 2000 Taylor

90% opacity, deep dark red. Big, powerful nose, some violets, black plums. Lovely, smooth mouthfeel, big black fruits, some sweetness. Very together, chewey. Lovely port. Would happly drink this now, and every year forward for another 40 years.
by flash_uk
12:59 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586009

Re: One quiz at a time

Gaivosa 10yr old?
by flash_uk
17:20 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2244

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: 2015 LBV options

nac wrote:
17:05 Wed 18 Mar 2020
What's particularly amusing is that they've also reduced it down to 3 bottles as that's now the maximum number Asda will let you have of any one item. Maybe they're worried about panic buying of Port?
Port is one thing I will never run out of :D
by flash_uk
12:29 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: VE-Day Tasting?

I would be keen but I am ’45-less. Would adopt if anyone had some spare, and will keen an eye out for some.
by flash_uk
13:41 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Could we have suggestions from non-attendees of topics that we can discuss tonight which aren't COVID-19 related?
by flash_uk
10:18 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Dow decanted Monday evening around 5pm.
by flash_uk
23:13 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

jdaw1 wrote:
23:02 Mon 16 Mar 2020
The placemats updated. Please would one of the survivors check.
Thanks Julian, placemats look good.
by flash_uk
21:16 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

nac wrote:
21:09 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Just had communication for Harry, and unfortunately he's had to withdraw. This means the Vesuvio has also gone unless someone wants to adopt it instead of something else...

Am holding off decanting it.
I'd say don't bother with the Vesuvio. We've got 5 bottles between 4 now.
by flash_uk
20:48 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Might be worth letting the B&F know we are reduced numbers - 6 now I think, assuming Harry makes it. Who is JD?
by flash_uk
19:58 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Are those of us not dropping like flies agreed that tomorrow night should be considered essential social contact? I suspect that by the end of the week we won’t be allowed to travel so will be looking at our next tasting together being in May. Just had an email from Davy's saying open as normal, sp...
by flash_uk
15:59 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

One of my children has a close friend whose siblings are ill, with symptoms that are consistent with being COVID19. My children and I all feel well. My judgement is that I should stay away. Do people agree with that judgement? No doubt folks will have a range of views. I don’t mind if you come alon...
by flash_uk
20:47 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Certainly I could bring along another time, and will if it seems the best choice but I have another few D2000 so am happy for one to be sacrificed for an enjoyable horizontal. Dow probably should be present. Whatever works best for you all. Dave - I could pick it up on Monday afternoon if that was ...
by flash_uk
00:04 Sat 14 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586009

Re: One quiz at a time

I certainly do hope the juice was pleasing!
by flash_uk
21:19 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586009

Re: One quiz at a time

Romaneira
by flash_uk
19:19 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586009

Re: One quiz at a time

Quinta da Leda
by flash_uk
19:05 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 5388

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

Top post updated with an indication of who I hope can bring what. As with the Friday tasting: - I am assuming everyone is having dinner, please advise if you don't want dinner - I will operate a money clearing system for the whole tasting, which means that I will work out the cost for each person f...
by flash_uk
18:24 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12144

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Given the general warnings around the upcoming zombie apocalypse, just wanted to check that we're all generally content to still be doing the tastings planned for next and the following weeks? I can confirm that I'm OK with this... Positively relying on the upcoming tastings to sustain a semblence ...