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by jdaw1
18:56 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Christmas Offline
Replies: 141
Views: 21516

to travel a considerable distance to attend the … Offline

Derek T. wrote:to travel a considerable distance to attend the … Offline.
Me too!
by jdaw1
18:09 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Quick Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Sean C

Sean C was my host for this splendid tasting, and has a very fine collection of bottles. Indeed, hello and welcome.
by jdaw1
13:20 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I Hate Modern Labels
Replies: 23
Views: 2365

Yes, “full of†. But not wrapped in.

Yes, “full of†. But not wrapped in.
by jdaw1
12:07 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I Hate Modern Labels
Replies: 23
Views: 2365

consistent labels

I want consistent labels. Even if I prefer the bolder cleaner pre-1985 version, now it’s the 1985-2000 version, please don’t change it for half a century or more.
by jdaw1
03:39 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

Re: Fonseca vertical: Review and TN threads

jdaw1 wrote:review thread and individual TN threads for each of Fonseca 1920, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, and 2000.
Quoted for ease of access of linked threads, into which Derek T. seems to be putting pictures.
by jdaw1
00:35 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251528

ligature “fi†

If you want to be accurate (which I doubt you do) Broadbent uses the ligature ‟fi” rather than the typographically clunky ‟fi” in ‟five”, as, I’m sure you noted, did I.

You first correction did not quite catch this.
by jdaw1
00:27 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

we’re drinking this at the earliest date in the drinking win

Derek T. wrote:Drink now-2015
So we’re drinking this at the earliest date in the drinking window. How rudely impatient of us.
by jdaw1
00:25 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

bouncing with exasperation

I thought others might be interested to read the notes of Michael Broadbent on the wines we will be drinking - if nothing else, just to make Jdaw keep bouncing up and down with excitement Or bouncing up and down with exasperation at mis-quoting someone else’s correct use of an apostrophe. Yes, good...
by jdaw1
00:22 Mon 27 Aug 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251528

Derek T. libels Michael Broadbent

Whereas, checking sources,
Michael Broadbent wrote:its fragrance lingering in the glass for five hours.
by jdaw1
23:17 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Fonseca 1920, 63, 66, 70, 75, 77, 80, 83, 85, 92, 2000
Replies: 21
Views: 7832

Bigger picture

Bigger picture, for those requiring detail.
by jdaw1
22:32 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

That’s not fair to the lad.

Derek, when you decant them... DON'T YOU DARE!!! That’s not fair to the lad. Derek, when you decant them: You then have to drive, so have only the tiniest sample; Write a proper note on D+0 colour, nose, and taste, and post in the appropriate threads ( ’20 , ’63 , ’66 , ’70 , ’75 , ’77 , ’80 , ’83 ...
by jdaw1
22:02 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

I am salivating.

I am salivating. I am bouncing up and down in my chair like a child. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1007/1243330672_52d288daf1.jpg Bigger picture , for those requiring detail. No complaints about the 1970 fill level. Note: Editted by DT to reduce picture size . And then by JDAW to add the link to th...
by jdaw1
21:05 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 12619

Re: Favicon decision

Lord and Lady B have gone off on their hols for a week A week and more has passed without sight nor sound of them. I'm only guessing here but I think the earlier quote from jdaw above means that favicons are drawings rather than photographs so the amount of detail you can have is limited to what ca...
by jdaw1
20:45 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

F plan

Request: please don’t put “I am Pavlov’s dog† type comments in the review or TN threads (even though I am). Keep the chit-chat in this thread. I much prefer not blind. I’m nowhere near experienced enough, particularly in Fonseca, to make good guesses, and would find it more educational to know what...
by jdaw1
17:30 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

Where pictures should be posted

Pictures of a line-up of bottles are reviewable; pictures of individuals are TNable.

Please add more information about the re-bottling of the 1920.
by jdaw1
17:18 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63404

Fonseca vertical: Review and TN threads

The review thread for the Fonseca vertical, and each of the separate TN threads, should each link to each other nicely. Rather than do that on the day, when there will be better uses for drinking time, ∃ review thread and individual TN threads for each of Fonseca 1920 , 1963 , 1966 , 1970 , 1975 , 1...
by jdaw1
17:07 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fonseca
Replies: 12
Views: 4632

2000 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 2000 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, and 2000. Also see the review describing the evening as a whole.

From the cellar of Derek T., and cheap-as-chips at only £33.
by jdaw1
17:07 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Fonseca
Replies: 10
Views: 4432

1992 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1992 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920 , 1963 , 1966 , 1970 , 1975 , 1977 , 1980 , 1983 , 1985 , 1992, and 2000 . Also see the review describing the evening as a whole . From the cellar of Uncle Tom , for which he took the paltry amount of £36.
by jdaw1
17:07 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 8
Views: 3618

1985 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1985 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, and 2000. Also see the review describing the evening as a whole.

From the cellar of Conky, at a barely noticeable £50.
by jdaw1
17:06 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 6
Views: 3306

1983 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1983 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, and 2000. Also see the review describing the evening as a whole.

From the cellar of Uncle Tom, in exchange for just £31.
by jdaw1
17:06 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Fonseca
Replies: 6
Views: 3055

1980 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1980 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920 , 1963 , 1966 , 1970 , 1975 , 1977 , 1980, 1983 , 1985 , 1992 , and 2000 . Also see the review describing the evening as a whole . From the cellar of Uncle Tom , generously allowed into our care for only ...
by jdaw1
17:06 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 6
Views: 4217

1977 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1977 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920 , 1963 , 1966 , 1970 , 1975 , 1977, 1980 , 1983 , 1985 , 1992 , and 2000 . Also see the review describing the evening as a whole . From the cellar of Uncle Tom , bargain-basement at a mere £60.
by jdaw1
17:06 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Fonseca
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

1975 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1975 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, and 2000. Also see the review describing the evening as a whole.

From the cellar of Derek T., for which he accepted only £31.
by jdaw1
17:05 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Fonseca
Replies: 6
Views: 4612

1970 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1970 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, and 2000. Also see the review describing the evening as a whole.

From the cellar of Uncle Tom, totally under-priced at £55.
by jdaw1
17:05 Sun 26 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Fonseca
Replies: 10
Views: 4155

1966 Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca 1966 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920 , 1963 , 1966, 1970 , 1975 , 1977 , 1980 , 1983 , 1985 , 1992 , and 2000 . Also see the review describing the evening as a whole . From the cellar of Derek T. , for the light cost price of £115.