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by jdaw1
14:17 Tue 16 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 44
Views: 8380

Ddaw1: LOL.

Derek T. wrote:Ddaw1
LOL.
by jdaw1
13:47 Tue 16 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 44
Views: 8380

Julian Pills

Conky wrote:have you been taking Julian Pills!
Don’t take too many of those — it doesn’t turn out too good, and I should know.
by jdaw1
13:45 Tue 16 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Value of Drink
Replies: 2
Views: 844

If I had all the money I’d spent on drink, …

“If I had all the money I’d spent on drink, I’d spend it on drink† — Sir Henry at Rawlinson End.
by jdaw1
13:36 Tue 16 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 15146

New York, Monday 29 October

AHB and I intend to have a mini-offline on Monday 29th October. We’ll be meeting at 7pm, in my local French restaurant, Bistro Citron , NY 10024-5131, which is on the east side of Columbus Avenue between west 82nd and west 83rd streets. Good nosh, and the best fries in Manhattan. Subway from downtow...
by jdaw1
01:06 Tue 16 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vesuvio Tasting in Berlin on Tuesday 30th of October
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

Please would you drink some for me?

Axel: I know I won’t be able to make that. Please would you drink some for me?
by jdaw1
19:43 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 417
Views: 85759

the universe of wines

If the universe of wines is gigantic (all possible wines?), then their names will need to be longer and fuller. If we have a limited universe (ports), then shorter names (“Graham†) will suffice. Do we really want to go down the big-universe road? Next, if this is a once-off, fine, PM me links and I...
by jdaw1
17:42 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2058
Views: 285332

ADV’s apostrophe error

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=5247#5247]Here[/url] ADV wrote:Alan...blame the Americans...OK, your probably right
by jdaw1
15:26 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky's Martinez 85 TN: The Aftermath
Replies: 16
Views: 2342

Commas

Manifest nonsense of the horoscope-reading vaccine-refusing primitively superstitious kind. Could I suggest, that the above sentence is screaming out for a comma. You may. But you should first retract your incorrect comma. Not necessary (I read it without pauses) but other writers might wish to emph...
by jdaw1
12:51 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1106
Views: 211877

Wilkinson

We have delighted at list below our full vintage port stocks which include two additional cellars purchased and collected last week. ALL WINES ARE IN STOCK and IMMEDIATELY available 1963 20 cs Cockburn £720 dp/cs 1963 53 cs Croft £720 dp/cs 1963 2 cs Dow £1050 dp/cs 1963 3 cs Quinta do Noval £740 d...
by jdaw1
01:23 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christmas is Coming
Replies: 12
Views: 2201

How good is GC83?

How good is GC83? TPF lacks a TN on it, but my prejudice—disliking 1983, though not as much as I dislike 1975—says that this isn’t a particularly good one.
by jdaw1
00:35 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Save the date! Madeira dinner in Chicago on May 10
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

How expensive would be accommodation in the vicinity?

Thank you for telling us. How expensive would be accommodation in the vicinity?
by jdaw1
00:26 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 44
Views: 8380

It is. And the springboks looked scary.

It is. And the springboks looked scary.
by jdaw1
00:25 Mon 15 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 417
Views: 85759

Admin didn’t reply to my questions last time. Please admin?

Admin didn’t reply to my questions last time. Please admin?
by jdaw1
20:59 Sun 14 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky's Martinez 85 TN: The Aftermath
Replies: 16
Views: 2342

Re: We’re not fooled.

Derek T. wrote:"Fairy's dancing on my tongue"
Correctly, he wrote “fairies dancing on your tongue† (though I accept the second-person pronoun is dodgy). Further evidence that it wasn’t Conky.
by jdaw1
14:07 Sun 14 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky's Martinez 85 TN: The Aftermath
Replies: 16
Views: 2342

Optional comma

Not necessary (I read it without pauses) but other writers might wish to emphasise a pause. Optional.
by jdaw1
01:59 Sun 14 Oct 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Ardbeg 10 + Partagas Lusitania
Replies: 1
Views: 2953

Ardbeg 10 + Partagas Lusitania

Ardbeg 10, duty-free so at 46%, and tasting of a burning farmyard, and—about to be lit—a Partagas Lusitania. Staples of the Wiseman diet, and the makers of a fine evening.
by jdaw1
00:44 Sun 14 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Please buy me…
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Please buy me…

This thread is for present requests.

Normally I don’t like presents, but an exception to that rule is lot 461 of the next Acker auction: three bottles of Noval Nacional 1963. Estimated $7500 to $9500. Plus 21% buyer’s premium.
by jdaw1
00:40 Sun 14 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 44
Views: 8380

hand-of-god island squabble

If the final is against the Argentines, it’ll be the hand-of-god island squabble all over again. Let’s hope it’s the South Africans.
by jdaw1
00:37 Sun 14 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky's Martinez 85 TN: The Aftermath
Replies: 16
Views: 2342

We’re not fooled.

This is a load of tosh. Absolute codswallop. Manifest nonsense of the horoscope-reading vaccine-refusing primitively superstitious kind. You expect us to believe that Conky: has written an eight-paragraph tasting note; with no apostrophe errors? Conky has used somebody’s computer, somewhere, and not...
by jdaw1
00:06 Sun 14 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 126
Views: 40302

Re: Jean Georges, in the Trump International Hotel & Tow

I take it that these were the bottle prices rather than being served by the glass! Yes, I believe so. Great list, if frighteningly expensive. Exactly what I thought as I decided, upon considered reflection, not to order a bottle of port. And I did tell the (very nice) sommelier that the port list w...
by jdaw1
19:30 Sat 13 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 126
Views: 40302

Jean Georges, in the Trump International Hotel & Tower

Jean Georges , in the Trump International Hotel & Tower : 1950 Cockburn $900 1912 Croft $2000 1996 Bomfim $96 1963 Fonseca $950 1908 Gilbey $1200 1966 Graham $600 1963 Graham $1000 1955 Graham $1500 1987 Nacional $800 1975 Nacional $1050 1985 Taylor $256 1970 Taylor $600 1955 Taylor $1500 1948 Tayl...
by jdaw1
18:43 Thu 11 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 13746

just worked out how to convert to ico format

Ah ha! I have just worked out how to convert to ico format, and the official favicon, in .ico format, is now here. Please use this one as it correctly converts colours.
by jdaw1
01:36 Thu 11 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Definition of a Bridgeman
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Bridgeman relative to a caesium-based measure of time

Is there established data on the decay of a Bridgeman? (As the bottle seaps, it must decay relative to a caesium-based measure of time.)
by jdaw1
01:31 Thu 11 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Obscure statistics
Replies: 30
Views: 6037

It's what you will be remembered for.

It's what you will be remembered for. Now I don’t want to seem to be difficult, but ending a sentence in a preposition is very rarely justified. I know that a whole new thread could be started and populated with this rant, but let’s not go there. “You will be remembered for this† has the merit of su...
by jdaw1
14:52 Wed 10 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Obscure statistics
Replies: 30
Views: 6037

Everything should be made as simple as possible,

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.† — Albert Einstein. Alex is just saying that he has about 400 bottles. Fine, say it thus—as simply as possible. Hopefully the “(∑)²/(∑²)† thing was expressed as simply as possible. Certainly, there is no deliberate obfuscat...