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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: 8482

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: 69834

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: 22
Views: 536

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: 22
Views: 536

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: 390

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: 1708

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: 8482

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: 8482

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: 8482

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...
by DaveRL
16:21 Tue 18 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 2480

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

uncle tom wrote:
12:59 Sat 15 Jun 2019
Many for whom 9th July fails. Tom: new date please.
I'm fairly flexible - does a week before or after change things significantly, or do we need to take it to September?
July 2nd or 16th work for me, and Sept OK.
by DaveRL
22:11 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 2480

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

July 9th doesn't work for me, but as I'll be in Porto I'll cope if this date works as the best for everyone else. :)
by DaveRL
20:18 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 8482

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

I am both delighted and disappointed to have to withdraw from this one. The 2016 version of this was a wonderful tasting and I am gutted to no be able to compare with the 2017s, particularly with the back to back nature of the vintage declarations. But, I am delighted because we finally managed to ...
by DaveRL
10:53 Thu 06 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 8472

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Very sorry, but I have to withdraw - I now have an event I have to go to. Much less fun, I was looking forward to comparing how these were maturing :(

Hope you all have a good evening.
by DaveRL
20:10 Mon 03 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

Yes please, I would certainly like to come, have liked those few I have tried, but currently have none! I see there are a few on sale, so could obtain something or would ask to adopt if possible.
by DaveRL
21:51 Tue 28 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 8482

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

You're not going blind, nor losing your mind. :) There was an earlier 2017 thread with an April date and you posted towards the end of it, perhaps after the new thread had been started?
by DaveRL
10:18 Sat 25 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 2480

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Yes please, an interesting idea. I'm sure Tom has some interesting bottles in his stash! Thanks.
by DaveRL
16:22 Sat 18 May 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: W & J Grahams Malvedos 1979 and Dow's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: RE: Re: W & J Grahams Malvedos 1979 and Dow's 1977 Vintage Port

What is value? When you want to buy them today in the uk you have to pay: https://imageshack.com/i/pn6gKLwIj and https://imageshack.com/i/plArG387j So, maybe someone want to buy from you for a very low price? Thank you for posting examples of the highly inflated anniversary market. These do not rep...
by DaveRL
11:52 Mon 13 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 63
Views: 8869

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

PhilW wrote:
16:37 Sun 12 May 2019
I'm still waiting for the day that Julian's Welsh Rarebit arrives at the table as a bowl of molten cheese (plus worcestershire sauce and possibly a touch of mustard, of course) with a piece of toast at the bottom!
This would be perfect for me too, but minus the toast. :)
by DaveRL
12:08 Sat 11 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Vintage Port Tasting Recap with Notes and other information
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: 2017 Vintage Port Tasting Recap with Notes and other information

Thank you, very interesting, great write up. My mouth is now watering in anticipation, really looking forward to trying these now. :)
by DaveRL
20:15 Tue 30 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which VPs will last 100 years?
Replies: 53
Views: 7002

Re: Which VPs will last 100 years?

An interesting thread to bump. I enjoyed reading it, thanks. Of those not mentioned so far, I wonder if Taylor 1992 might be a contender.
by DaveRL
18:23 Fri 26 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage Port 2017 on 29 November in Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Vintage Port 2017 on 29 November in Leverkusen, Germany

Thanks Axel, enjoyed the video. Really looking forward to trying some 2017s now. :)
by DaveRL
17:09 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 8482

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Yes please, able to do 25 June, and yes I will post tasting notes.
by DaveRL
12:07 Wed 17 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

They are lovely. I like this idea. I don't have any older ones though, can only replicate the 2000, 01, 02, 03 and 04 already offered.