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by DaveRL
12:32 Sat 14 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017, B&F, Mature VP or LBV

I'm unable to come. Hope evening a good one for you.

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by DaveRL
12:05 Thu 12 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017, B&F, Mature VP or LBV

I will seek permission but it is unlikely that I can make it.
by DaveRL
18:03 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 8504

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Foor order for me please Parma ham with melon, burrata mozzarella and fig dressing Grilled chicken breast with smoked peppers, rocket and lemon thyme dressing Side of Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli Please include a note that these are all to be gluten free (they are on the menu, but it help...
by DaveRL
14:34 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 20
Views: 541

Re: What do you have most of?

F85 top, then Martinez 94 followed by G94.
by DaveRL
20:30 Wed 27 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Thursday 2nd November

This works for me. I could bring Warre.
by DaveRL
17:15 Wed 27 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: BBR port walk 2017

AHB wrote:
19:03 Sun 24 Sep 2017
Is anyone interested in going for dinner somewhere close to Berry's after the Port Walk?
Sorry, not able to on this occasion.
by DaveRL
07:43 Mon 18 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Glass Opacity

We could build a database of total weight and fill on opening. I think some of us already weigh bottles - perhaps this gives a start?
by DaveRL
16:25 Wed 09 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Mine decanted at 0800. So far so good. Always worry about TCA (as I can't really taste it) but smelled fruity enough. A little bite of acidity which I hope will integrate.
by DaveRL
16:06 Mon 07 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

flash_uk wrote:
10:54 Mon 07 Aug 2017
Could someone check the food order. Many thanks.
I've checked, and food order is correct.
by DaveRL
17:59 Thu 03 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

I've gone out on a limb. No idea what came over me. Expect I'll regret it. Parma ham with melon, burrata mozzarella and fig dressing Roasted sea bass with basil and fennel whipped mash, tomato and olive dressing Side of Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli This should all be OK for me according t...
by DaveRL
21:05 Thu 06 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2459

Re: Summer Thirst

Yes please. Good idea.
by DaveRL
17:17 Thu 06 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 28
Views: 1729

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

I have Graham
by DaveRL
16:01 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

Re: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thanks all for the write ups - sounded excellent, sorry I was not able to go. Good luck with BFT, AHB, and I'm sure it will also be a great success.
by DaveRL
12:04 Fri 30 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: BBR port walk 2017

Also Thursday, thanks.
by DaveRL
10:15 Fri 16 Jun 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval

1985 was an exceptional year for port and Jancis Robinson recently wrote about the vintage in her FT column: https://www.ft.com/content/10665d5e-140d-11e7-b0c1-37e417ee6c76 Since Jancis Robinson kindly name checks The Port Forum in her FT column, you may be interested to read our write up of the ev...
by DaveRL
14:44 Fri 02 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1069
Views: 149944

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Thanks. Local Sainsbury had only 2 bottles of TTD2003 and 1 Crusted 2011.
by DaveRL
12:52 Tue 30 May 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's Tercentenary 1970 Vintage Port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Warre's Tercentenary 1970 Vintage Port for sale

I didn't buy these. Dominic's suggested price of £80 per bottle was rather more than my estimate of fair value.
by DaveRL
16:10 Thu 25 May 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's Tercentenary 1970 Vintage Port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Warre's Tercentenary 1970 Vintage Port for sale

I'm probably interested. Could you indicate the fill levels in the bottles please? I assume you have read the "Standard advice on would-be vendors" and hence have an approximate price in mind?

I have sent you a PM
by DaveRL
22:54 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Fun Foodie experiences
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Fun Foodie experiences

I've been on the Ginger Pig beef class and it was great. The ham carving looks very good.
by DaveRL
22:03 Sun 09 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 28
Views: 1729

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

A great idea. Yes please. November easier, but I hope to come whatever date decided.
by DaveRL
19:12 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Taylor Fladgate 1966 bottle of port for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Taylor Fladgate 1966 bottle of port for sale

Taylor 66 can be a lovely bottle of port. Good vintage and good shipper. To help with a better answer though, approximately where do you live, and in which part of your house were the wine rack and bottle of port?
by DaveRL
18:51 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Replacing corks
Replies: 41
Views: 2622

Re: Replacing corks

Old Bridge wrote:
16:39 Fri 03 Mar 2017
flash_uk wrote:
09:14 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Who's on first?
Very funny.
+1
by DaveRL
18:51 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Replacing corks
Replies: 41
Views: 2622

Re: Replacing corks

Ha ha. I just knew I shouldn't get involved in a maths question.
by DaveRL
14:12 Thu 02 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Replacing corks
Replies: 41
Views: 2622

Re: Replacing corks

(19/20)^20 is ~36% chance that the bottle is still clean after 19 recorkings (20 total counting the original cork) So how does that equate to the original assertion that re-corking a bottle once doubles the chances of it being corked? Round 1. 20 good bottles + 19 good corks + 1 tainted cork gives ...
by DaveRL
15:48 Wed 01 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 7019

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Apologies, I must back out. Something has come up that I must attend. Sorry to miss this, it will be fantastic, have a good one.