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by DaveRL
15:57 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1140
Views: 220221

Re: RE: Re: Port for sale by retailer


idj123 wrote:On a different note Sainsbury’s have the 2003 TTD at £12 and the GM2005 at £16.80-both ‘to clear ‘.
At my local Sainsbury's all Port is full price :(
by DaveRL
21:33 Sat 14 Sep 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 105
Views: 9588

Re: The Five Word Novel

ironing, dangling from cliffs photographing
by DaveRL
16:36 Thu 12 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 324884

Re: Software that makes placemats

DRT wrote:
10:28 Thu 12 Sep 2019
I believe it to be a scientific fact that all men above the age of 15 have this part of their brain.
True. My wife sighs, while my sons and I giggle. I'm a bad influence, apparently. :)
by DaveRL
16:54 Wed 11 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 324884

Re: Software that makes placemats

To me the original don't look like sperm, which have a bulbous head and long wiggly tail. I prefer the original, but if there has to be a change would vote for the smallest change tolerable. I guess those that see the shapes as sperm have a wild time with Paisley Pattern. :)
by DaveRL
20:19 Fri 06 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1140
Views: 220221

Re: Port for sale by retailer

£6 is awesome, and the Warre also v good price. I didn't check what price mine scanned at (I sneaked it in to a basket bought by Mrs L, and didn't get the receipt). I think I might nip down to M&S tomorrow, thanks [emoji3].
by DaveRL
19:54 Wed 04 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

I'm quite surprised no one has replied to this. Normally there is a little interest. Am I to be the sole TPFer at this? :(
by DaveRL
19:47 Wed 28 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 16604

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

AHB wrote:
15:55 Wed 28 Aug 2019
Just to let the organiser know, today I dropped off bottles of Sandeman (Justin), Noval (Dave) and Gould Campbell (me) to stand in the Green Cellar until the tasting.
Thank you.
by DaveRL
23:12 Sat 24 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1140
Views: 220221

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Crusted should be better than LBV, even unfiltered LBV. I would think that you can't go wrong at that price. To be sure, try a bottle? Certainly I'm now tempted myself. [emoji3]
by DaveRL
19:38 Sat 24 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1140
Views: 220221

Re: Port for sale by retailer

M&S have their own brand Vintage Port a third off at £18, reduced to clear. Bought the last one, a 2011 (they've also recently had 2007). Reduced to clear, rather than simply reduced, sounded ominous.
by DaveRL
19:22 Thu 22 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Boot & Flogger Update
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Boot & Flogger Update

If Irayna has been promoted then congratulations, and much deserved.
by DaveRL
13:03 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Tickets are available, £105 this year. I've bought one.
by DaveRL
22:40 Wed 07 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 11167

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019

I'll now try reading to the end of the thread.

This date works for me. :)
by DaveRL
22:39 Wed 07 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 11167

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019

These dates also work for me. Thanks.
by DaveRL
12:07 Mon 05 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 16604

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

I have been trying to resist, but have failed.

Could I also change to the rib eye bone in steak (rare) please. Thanks. It just sounds too good. Yum.
by DaveRL
19:04 Thu 18 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 13897

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

I have just found a stapler lurking at the bottom of my rucksack, and I am reminded (my memory was somewhat hazy due to alcohol embracement) that I cleared it up at the end of the evening as the staff at the B+F didn't think it was theirs, assumed it was one of ours, and thought I should reunite it ...
by DaveRL
17:53 Wed 17 Jul 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 337
Views: 71712

Re: Alcohol and health

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/add.14249 Women who reported drinking 1–11 units and men who reported drinking 1–34 units of alcohol per week in both surveys were the reference group. Compared with them, women and men who reported no alcohol use in either survey had a higher risk of...
by DaveRL
21:30 Fri 12 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 27
Views: 1760

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

I have Vesuvio here, and Warre relatively easily available.
by DaveRL
20:26 Fri 12 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 27
Views: 1760

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

Yes please. I will check which 1991s I have to hand, or easily available. Thanks.
by DaveRL
23:03 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratulations Tony!
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Congratulations Tony!

Fantastic, very well done. Huge congratulations to Tony and team.
by DaveRL
21:16 Fri 05 Jul 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3476

Re: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019

I'd like to add my thanks to Tony and Alex for organising, and to the shippers and producers for sending us some great Ports. What a splendid line up. Great to meet some journalists too. Hopefully some of the less widely drunk Ports can raise their profiles with the various write ups. They deserve t...
by DaveRL
19:28 Sun 23 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 13897

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

I think I can get there for 12 or so. :)
by DaveRL
22:04 Sat 22 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 13897

Re: RE: Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Do we have a start time for Tuesday? Is it the usual 6.30pm? Start time is 6.30pm Three additional guidelines: - spitting to be encouraged. This is a tasting, not one of our normal drinking evenings. - small sample pours. This is a tasting, not one of our normal drinking evenings. Very sensible. Ce...
by DaveRL
21:58 Sat 22 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 13897

Re: RE: Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Will there be the chance to taste specific wines at the end of the night? I'm looking to try 4 in particular to help with a personal purchasing decision (and would also love to try the other super-cuvees that won't be in my assigned flights). Since this is my first tasting I'll obviously follow wha...