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by jdaw1
22:49 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5093

Dow 1896: reserved for future use

Reserved for future use.
by jdaw1
22:49 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5093

Dow 1896: Decanting

Decanting

When and how to decant the Dow 1896? This post reserved for state-of-the-art planning.
by jdaw1
22:48 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5093

Dow 1896: payments and accounting

Payments and accounting Broadly, when we have enough people, we might do as follows. I will open a new £-denominated account at HSBC, into which people will pay their share plus a little contingency money. When enough money is there (plus the $ account, details next), it will be paid to Boisdale an...
by jdaw1
22:48 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5093

Dow 1896: the plan for the evening

The plan for the evening The plan is that we consume Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896 on Monday 28th January 2008 , in Boisdale of Belgravia . I am assuming that the maximum amount we would each be willing to spend on port is £333⅓ (implying at least 30 people), and that at a minimum each person would wa...
by jdaw1
22:48 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5093

Dow 1896: provenance

Provenance Here is what we have been told about the Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896 which is on the wine list of Boisdale of Belgravia at a price of £10,000: Originally at a stately home in Scotland there were many bottles of Dow 1896; Twenty of these were rebottled into a Nebuchadnezzar in the 1920s; W...
by jdaw1
22:47 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5093

Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896

Contents There is a 20-bottle Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896 for sale by Boisdale of Belgravia at £10,000. Perhaps we could share it? The next post, the second of this thread , describes what we know about the provenance of this monster, some of which was discussed in an earlier thread elsewhere (pages...
by jdaw1
17:22 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port 'experts'.
Replies: 23
Views: 3268

authoritarians

Who are the recognised authoritarians on port? Interesting choice of word. ADJECTIVE: Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom: an authoritarian regime . Of, relating to, or expecting unquestioning obedience. See Synonyms at dictatorial . Or did yo...
by jdaw1
16:42 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port 'experts'.
Replies: 23
Views: 3268

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

That reminds me: I needed to write to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
by jdaw1
14:00 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The micro Quinta...
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

worldly possessions except his port cellar

Conky wrote:awful programmes … Relocation … "Here's Tom who's always had a hankering for a Port Vineyard...We meet Tom as he puts his worldy belongings and his two cats in the Campervan!"
His worldly possessions except his port cellar, maybe. But not all his worldly possessions, you may be sure.
by jdaw1
13:40 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The micro Quinta...
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Price and size

“IIRC about 4ha† suggests almost 10 acres.

Don’t do price discussions here — it would hamper your negotiating position.

This, by you-know-who, says that he can be contacted via Royal Oporto.
by jdaw1
13:13 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 2367

Hello to Sideways

Hello and welcome.

After you post your first tasting note I’m going to ask you for your initials (for use in this post), so I might as well get my retaliation in first. Please sir, …

And commendation for a great avatar.
by jdaw1
00:11 Tue 21 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The micro Quinta...
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

boost your American sales with pure Touriga Nacional

You could boost your American sales with a pure Touriga Nacional vintage. I’d like to try that.
by jdaw1
22:10 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The micro Quinta...
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Investors in Quinta do THRA

You could seek investors, entitled to a case from every vintage, forever — with an undertaking that the same requirement will be imposed on any subsequent purchaser.
by jdaw1
19:52 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 61109

Orange shop

Conky, if you’re still on for collecting me from the airport, we could cope with flowers on the return journey. And I need to visit Orange briefly: apparently there are stores at Lagrange Arcade, Unit 10 12 Lagrange Arcade, St Helens, WA10 1BN and at Unit 26 Church Street, St. Helens, WA10 1BD . If ...
by jdaw1
14:11 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 61109

Cheese

Ignoring the various aspersions cast about my excellent and realistic nature, I’ll instead strongly recommend that the Gandi be left in charge of cheese. His household is full of good cheese and people who know a lot about it.
by jdaw1
12:45 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 61109

Re: Photographs

Labels and capsules can be done the week before.

Also:
jdaw1 wrote:encourage
by jdaw1
01:55 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Taittinger 1996 and NV
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Taittinger pictures

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by jdaw1
01:44 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 61109

Photographs

Closely related to this subject, please could I encourage a thorough standard of photography. Labels, front and back, bottle number, capsule, and if appropriate also after capsule opened but before cork drawn, and the cork. See, in an effort at standard setting, the recent TN of Warre 1977.
by jdaw1
01:37 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

Warre 1985 pictures

Front label http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070817-w85-front.JPG Back label http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070817-w85-back.JPG Bottle number http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070817-w85-vdp.JPG Capsule http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070817-w85-capsule-top.JPG Cork and wine http://www.jdawise...
by jdaw1
01:34 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 2124

Warre 1977 pictures

Front label http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070815-w77-front.JPG Back label http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070815-w77-back.JPG Bottle number http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070815-w77-vdp.JPG Capsule http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070815-w77-capsule-top.JPG Damp beneath capsule http://www....
by jdaw1
01:31 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 2082

Warre 1963 pictures

Front label http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070812-w63-front.JPG Back label http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070812-w63-back.JPG Bottle number http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070812-w63-vdp.JPG Capsule http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070812-w63-capsule-top.JPG n Wine http://www.jdawiseman.com...
by jdaw1
01:27 Mon 20 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

Warre 1960 pictures

Capsule top http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070809-w60-capsule-top.JPG Capsule side http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070809-w60-capsule.JPG Label http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070809-w60-label.JPG Cork http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070809-w60-cork.JPG Wine http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/...
by jdaw1
23:49 Sun 19 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Help!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2249

Operation Preserve Portdom

HQ is delighted to learn that Operation Preserve Portdom has been a success.
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by jdaw1
23:36 Sun 19 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 61109

Decanting times

£105 F63: fixed. Please re-examine Fonseca tasting placemats and psychedelic version . Are you planning to bring the mats and labels with you or do you need someone to print them here in Blighty? I’d much rather someone could print in the UK. Can anyone print on any paper size between A4 and A3? Her...
by jdaw1
23:06 Sun 19 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 61109

Fonseca tasting placemats

Fonseca tasting placemats, and, for absolutely no good reason at all, a psychedelic version.

Please would someone check the various details that are on the placemats.