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by jdaw1
23:19 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4822

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
16:00 Mon 19 Mar 2018
PhilW wrote:(is that the 28-day-old Spiced aubergine steak you're going for there Julian? :twisted: )
No. When home I will check and if necessary amend.
As I thought, or at least hoped, the rib-eye is 28-day. The non-steak is nothing to do with me.
by jdaw1
22:36 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 61
Views: 2406

Re: RE: Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

CPR 1 wrote:I confirm I will be bringing a magnum of 1970 Graham :)
My hero! {Swoons.}
by jdaw1
16:00 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4822

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

PhilW wrote:(is that the 28-day-old Spiced aubergine steak you're going for there Julian? :twisted: )
No. When home I will check and if necessary amend.

Aubergine: yuck.
by jdaw1
11:55 Sun 18 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 61
Views: 2406

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Mrs W. has become unlikely. We have a space; and as there has been no word of a guest, perhaps two.


jdaw1 wrote:
22:37 Sun 17 Dec 2017
We have a quorum, and spare. Is anybody yet willing to reveal?
Charles: you recently said that you might bring a magnum of Graham 1970: please do confirm that is so. Others please do likewise.
by jdaw1
11:47 Sun 18 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4822

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Let’s be efficient: food orders please, from the B&F’s main menu.

For JDAW:
• Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts
• Steak, 28-day, blue, with skinny fries.
by jdaw1
11:05 Sun 18 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: In-law invasion
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: In-law invasion

The addition of a Bomfim 1992 was sufficient.
by jdaw1
17:53 Sat 17 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: In-law invasion
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: In-law invasion

Tried-and-tested remedy for an invasion of in-laws: Taylor 1980 and Warre 1994 LBV.

Possible improvement: more than one decanter of each.

Further possible improvement: more than two decanters of each.

Even further possible improvement: more than several decanters of each.
by jdaw1
17:53 Sat 17 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: In-law invasion
Replies: 6
Views: 369

In-law invasion

This thread is to hold tried-and-tested remedies for an invasion of in-laws.

The observant will notice that this thread is in the Port Conversations section, rather than Meaningless Drivel.

If the solution was not completely satisfactory, do suggest how it could have been improved.
by jdaw1
22:47 Thu 15 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1972

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Do we want to stop at 77? Despite 83 and 85 (which are not really worth opening) I could contribute 87 Tua and 92 Canais. 94 and 97 (and 2000 Cockburn and Canais) as well? Thank you for the offer. There has been a decision to keep it at one session. Some of us — obviously not me — are older than we...
by jdaw1
21:42 Thu 15 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 1932

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV

A few of us gathered at the usual place to sample some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1960 Quinta de la Rosa ; 1972 Sandeman LBV ; 1987 Calem Foz ; 1987 Croft Roeda ; 1990 Graham Malvedos ; 1991 Taylor Vargellas ; 1992 Quinta de la Rosa ; 1992 Quinta do Passadouro ; 2004 Croft LBV ...
by jdaw1
22:43 Tue 13 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4822

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

AHB wrote:
18:16 Tue 13 Mar 2018
Ramos Pinto please, and thank you for the casting vote. I have drunk the Niepoort 1963 (and it is very nice) but never tasted the RP 63
I want to change my vote to the Ramos Pinto.
by jdaw1
20:48 Tue 13 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 1932

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

AHB wrote:
18:26 Tue 13 Mar 2018
You have a PM titled "Sealed Envelope". You may open said envelope at the event.
Tapatalk echoed it to a screen which I saw. Not sealed to me. Sorry.

Different technology wanted.
by jdaw1
23:39 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1112
Views: 175399

Re: Software that makes placemats

Apple Preview ignores many pdfmark settings This is the text of a bug report re Mac Preview 10.0 (944.4) under macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. mark {Catalog} << /PageLayout /TwoPageLeft >> /PUT pdfmark This PostScript command, which is echoed in the PDF, causes a two page layout in which the first page ...
by jdaw1
23:37 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1112
Views: 175399

Re: Software that makes placemats

In 'Table of Contents', Preview’s navigation dysfunctional This is the text of a bug report re Mac Preview 10.0 (944.4) under macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. Download and open http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180102_Ideally1878.pdf View > Table of Contents (or, equivalently, command-option-3) Click on t...
by jdaw1
23:35 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 1932

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV

Has the food order been sent to the B&F?
by jdaw1
23:32 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 61
Views: 2406

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Just three of us have revealed. Please, more. But four young Oysters hurried up, All eager for the treat: Their coats were brushed, their faces washed, Their shoes were clean and neat — And this was odd, because, you know, They hadn’t any feet. Four other Oysters followed them, And yet another four;...
by jdaw1
22:57 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Help identifying age of Port
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Help identifying age of Port

The photograph is broken. Please post a link to it, or try again by some other means.
by jdaw1
22:50 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

AHB wrote:
14:16 Sun 03 Dec 2017
in the bit of space between stars
That wee “bit” of space between the stars.
by jdaw1
00:23 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 233530

Re: Apostrophe crimes

He wanted to quote my original.

Yes, I agree, the sentence could have tortured a bit (“would OBV breach “no awful shippers”?”), but I sufficiently sympathetic to the mixed pluralisation from the quotation.
by jdaw1
00:07 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: Parameters for the placemat software
Replies: 65
Views: 98292

Re: Parameters for the placemat software

Wednesday 14th March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV , at The Boot & Flogger . The placemats ; Planning and arrangements . http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180314_LBV_SQVP_blind_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180314_LBV_SQVP_blind_g1.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180314_LBV_SQVP_bl...
by jdaw1
23:06 Sun 11 Mar 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 233530

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I think it would be better to claim that autocorrect inserted the s at the end, as the presence of “an” means shipper must be singular. In the first post of that thread the theme had included the requirement “no awful shippers”. It could be that Ian was trying to quote, to copy the pluralisation of...
by jdaw1
22:33 Sat 10 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4822

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

There are many gaps. People are encouraged to do what they can. As a reminder, and an encouragement for us to do better, a ’63 event in Oct 2013 included Sz , QH , GC , Ck , G , Kr , Pç , Mg , Avery , F , RV , Rs , S , Dl , Cn , Sb , RVi , RCV , Adams , RO , Dolamore , BBR , T , Cr , Ni , Mk , Fd ,...
by jdaw1
15:56 Sat 10 Mar 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 233530

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Yes please! Does OBV count as an 'awful shipper's? Flash is being hard. In the first post of that thread the theme had included the requirement “no awful shippers”. It could be that Ian was trying to quote, to copy the pluralisation of the original, whilst recognising that the new grammatical conte...