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by DaveRL
10:15 Fri 16 Jun 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval
Replies: 7
Views: 283

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: 1063
Views: 141790

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: 406

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: 406

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: 147

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: 13
Views: 497

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: 349

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: 1602

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: 1602

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: 1602

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: 4656

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.
by DaveRL
11:58 Thu 23 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 122
Views: 5109

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Severn and Wye smoked salmon plate
Chargrilled sirloin steak (rare) with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato
Creamed spinach
Please ask kitchen for these to be gluten free

Thanks
by DaveRL
14:19 Sat 18 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

idj123 wrote:Guadalcanal?
Yes. Your turn.

Fascinating mix of luck and strategy. Must have been terrifying. No wonder those involved in such conflicts are least likely to talk about them.
by DaveRL
12:53 Sat 18 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 5th November 2064 - a Quevedo Salmanazar..
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: 5th November 2064 - a Quevedo Salmanazar..

Planning ahead on a grand scale. An excellent idea.
by DaveRL
12:38 Sat 18 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

LGTrotter wrote:Iwo Jima?
Even closer. A little earlier.
by DaveRL
12:35 Sat 18 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

DRT wrote:Pearl Harbour?
Very close.
by DaveRL
22:52 Fri 17 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...

Good effort. Does he know yet?[emoji2]
by DaveRL
22:45 Fri 17 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Damn. Last century. Not concentrating on post so much as wine and telly. Sorry. Still, got your attention.
by DaveRL
21:34 Fri 17 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Involved Navy and Marines, didn't involve British. Think this century and Pacific.
by DaveRL
16:04 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Doggett wrote:
15:44 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Battle of Côa
No. Further away.
by DaveRL
12:32 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Slight delay. I was casting around for a suitable subject. I'm reading an account of a significant military battle. It is named after its location. What is the name?
by DaveRL
10:22 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Old Bridge wrote:
06:08 Thu 16 Feb 2017
DaveRL wrote:
23:00 Wed 15 Feb 2017
Twin towns?
Correct second link makes it two out of three for DaveRL, who will make the next quiz.
My first question. :D
by DaveRL
10:21 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Doggett wrote:
01:35 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Old Bridge wrote:
21:41 Wed 15 Feb 2017
Due to an engagement with a surgeon tomorrow
Nothing too serious I hope...and I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery.
Yes, best wishes for a speedy recovery.
by DaveRL
23:00 Wed 15 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Twin towns?
by DaveRL
16:03 Wed 15 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217539

Re: One quiz at a time

Duruelo de la Sierra?