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by DaveRL
22:54 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Fun Foodie experiences
Replies: 1
Views: 71

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: 11
Views: 268

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: 242

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: 1182

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: 1182

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: 1182

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: 3778

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: 4281

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 569

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 648

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

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: 9259
Views: 205449

Re: One quiz at a time

Duruelo de la Sierra?
by DaveRL
18:06 Thu 09 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 3778

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

I would like to come please, as spaces seem to be opening up. I would have to adopt...
by DaveRL
12:32 Tue 07 Feb 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: LBV Port
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: LBV Port

Glad to hear the 77 tasted lovely. However, these possibly aren't worth very much, and if you enjoy them you may well decide to drink them yourself. Some photographs, if you are able to post them, might generate some interest and suggestion of value.
by DaveRL
22:00 Fri 03 Feb 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1977s from Magnum and Tappit Hen, Wed 1 Feb 2017, B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: 1977s from Magnum and Tappit Hen, Wed 1 Feb 2017, B&F

Thanks for an excellent evening, with a magnificent line up of large bottles. Apart from the Dow, which seemed to me a little disjointed (perhaps it needed a few more years?), all were very good indeed.
by DaveRL
21:50 Fri 03 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1375
Views: 94144

Re: Latest buy

I broke my duck on the 2011 vintage. Half a case of 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento at £24/bottle retail. I hope Alex is right about this wine, all I have to do now is live long enough to drink it. Can't argue with that price. I know what you mean though, I have a small amount of Grahams and Fon...