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by DaveRL
17:13 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 1324

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen. There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book. Both very good, very well worth a listen.
by DaveRL
11:22 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

No dinner for me thanks.
by DaveRL
11:44 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: Wine Auctioneer

Is OBV a possibility?
by DaveRL
20:30 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Tue 30th October

I'm beginning to like blind. I'm still as rubbish at guessing though.
by DaveRL
20:27 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Tue 30th October

Excellent plan. Me too.
by DaveRL
10:41 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?
Replies: 17
Views: 534

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

I can now offer Noval 66.
by DaveRL
16:38 Thu 04 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?
Replies: 17
Views: 534

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

A very good idea. I'd like to come, but only have Warre and I see Jasper already offering that, so I would have to adopt please.
by DaveRL
16:24 Tue 02 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18877

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I'm on the way. Should get there a little after 5.
by DaveRL
21:23 Mon 17 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18877

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I'll be able to get there for 5.30 to help, probably earlier.
by DaveRL
21:19 Mon 17 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18877

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Default food order for me please.

My Ck70 at B&F.

Thanks.
by DaveRL
13:54 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 1324

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Excellent news, and congratulations. Hope it sells well. My order placed.
by DaveRL
18:03 Sun 05 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 13 August: Emergency
Replies: 47
Views: 2963

Re: August emergencies

Monday works for me too, permission has already been sought.
by DaveRL
19:44 Mon 30 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3174

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Works for me, yes please, thanks.
by DaveRL
19:12 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)

Hi Stuart

Great advice, and thanks for the more accurate estimate. For precision, is £50 (£600 for 12) what Gus could expect to get net, or a gross figure excluding shipping to an auction and commission etc.? Thanks.
by DaveRL
18:39 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)

Could you let us know what the port levels in the bottles are please - shine a torch through the glass if it is difficult to see - are they in the neck, and if so by how much, or below the bottom of neck (the shoulder). Also, could you please post some pictures of the tops of the bottles to see caps...
by DaveRL
08:13 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3403

Re: Tues 24th July - Anyone available?

Holiday, or I would seek permission. I'll acquire some of the finest French supermarket wine I can find (probably cheap tawny, sigh) and join you in spirit.
by DaveRL
09:17 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, folks
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Hello, folks

Hello Michael
Evening get togethers are indeed excellent, and you would be very welcome to join us sharing port.
by DaveRL
11:18 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1815 Ferreira
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: 1815 Ferreira

What an amazing bottle to try. Thank you very much CMAG. Somewhat musty fruit cocktail to smell. To taste, musty, with orange, bruised apple, and strong underlying grapefruit. Dry. Complex. Echoes of sherry. Very long grapefruit finish. I took a little home and and am sipping it watching a program o...
by DaveRL
22:05 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18877

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I can reconfirm and have only Ck70. Will PM you.
by DaveRL
13:24 Sat 07 Jul 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 9
Views: 907

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

25,000 UK out of UK led European coalition of 118,000 (when the 50,000 Prussians turned up) against 73,000 French. I've even read argued it was a German victory. :)
by DaveRL
21:06 Thu 21 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

Thanks. I now have a ticket for Thursday.
by DaveRL
21:34 Wed 20 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 21
Views: 2895

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

I'm also keen on the majors, with some that declared both. Might perhaps be interesting, if we can, to have both Taylor Vargellas 91 and Terra Feita 91.
by DaveRL
20:31 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 21
Views: 2895

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Yes please. Good idea.