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by DaveRL
16:25 Wed 09 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1328

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: 1328

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: 1328

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: 1328

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: 23
Views: 916

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: 866

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: 4
Views: 220

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: 552

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: 1065
Views: 144868

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: 542

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: 542

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: 207

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: 23
Views: 916

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: 425

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 5466

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: 5842

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: 9442
Views: 238148

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: 921

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: 9442
Views: 238148

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: 9442
Views: 238148

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: 912

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: 9442
Views: 238148

Re: One quiz at a time

Damn. Last century. Not concentrating on post so much as wine and telly. Sorry. Still, got your attention.