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by jdaw1
15:10 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Dow
Replies: 4
Views: 119

1991 Dow

A horizontal of 1991s, some Vintage, some Single-Quinta, on Monday 9 th December 2019, at The Boot & Flogger , as arranged by GEAG . Links: Review of the event as a whole ; Tasting notes: Dow ; Graham ; Warre ; Quinta do Vesuvio ; Smith Woodhouse ; Gould Campbell ; Cockburn ; Cockburn Quinta dos Can...
by jdaw1
15:06 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 359

1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F

A horizontal of 1991s, some Vintage, some Single-Quinta, on Monday 9 th December 2019, at The Boot & Flogger , as arranged by GEAG . Links: Review of the event as a whole ; Tasting notes: Dow ; Graham ; Warre ; Quinta do Vesuvio ; Smith Woodhouse ; Gould Campbell ; Cockburn ; Cockburn Quinta dos Can...
by jdaw1
10:56 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 6064

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

If the list of Ports is settled, then:
• Somebody please check the placemats;
• I’ll make the TN threads.

Is it?
by jdaw1
21:02 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 6064

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

CMAG:
jdaw1 wrote:
15:34 Sat 16 Jun 2018
Christopher has requested:

• Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts

• Medium-rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days)
+ Green beans with shallots
by jdaw1
17:17 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 305454

Re: RE: Re: Apostrophe crimes

In fairness, from someone who has had to try to program one of those sign boards on more than one occasion, I can attest they aren't always easy and they don't always allow you to enter things the way you intended. And you shouldn't take pics when you are operating a motor vehicle. I was standing o...
by jdaw1
22:22 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: A market for fakes?

G77 isn’t a very expensive wine, and was less expensive in the past. So fakes for ‘ordinary’ Ports are rare — but rare is not never.

Hard to see from the photos.
by jdaw1
20:22 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 305454

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Fussy, I know.

Image
by jdaw1
12:53 Sun 01 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 6064

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

Chris Doty wrote:
12:53 Sun 01 Dec 2019
Please add me to the reserves!
Done.
by jdaw1
18:29 Fri 29 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 6064

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

The only adoptee I can offer to add to the list (without broaching an owc) is the Noval. This went through a really awkward phase, but my most recent notes (10/13, 8/16, 10/17) show a clear pattern of improvement Thank you. Noval accepted. Please message me the cost. Draft of placemats updated. Som...
by jdaw1
14:06 Fri 29 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 6064

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

Apologies, I haven’t been attentive to this. Draft of placemats now made. Doubtless corrections to follow. Problem : I need to adopt, and can’t afford the Nacional. Please, does anybody have something I could adopt that isn’t already being brought (so not D, G, W, V, SW, GC, CkC, Mg, TV, FG, Cr, Rs,...
by jdaw1
20:09 Wed 27 Nov 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money. Bonds, Futures and Swaps
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money. Bonds, Futures and Swaps

I wrote Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money. Bonds, Futures and Swaps way back in 2001. The publisher, Wiley, has just reverted the copyright to me, so the book is available online, free, at www.jdawiseman.com/PricingMoney.html . #PricingMoney is a very clearly written beginner’s guide, suita...
by jdaw1
00:45 Tue 26 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1233
Views: 373239

Re: Software that makes placemats

I tend to prefer a single pattern on a set of placemats - or at least a coherent one; so: - outline or solid wording, with pattern filling in circles and clear background - outline or solid wording, with clear circles and pattern filled background - pattern-filled wording, with clear circles and cl...
by jdaw1
15:14 Sun 24 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1233
Views: 373239

Re: Software that makes placemats

Is it the shape of the flowers versus that of the stars? Or is it that in the examples above the stars are pale on pale, whereas the flowers are pale on dark? Compare, for example, the 1963 horizontal on 10 April 2018 . http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180410_1963s_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2...
by jdaw1
00:53 Sat 23 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1233
Views: 373239

Re: Software that makes placemats

For some reason filling the glasses circle is more appealing to me than filling the empty space between glasses. Is this a quirky feature of Simon and our American cousins (and hence perhaps ignorable), or is this a general preference? Quite liked the spirals, flowers and crosshatching. Not sold on...
by jdaw1
20:43 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1233
Views: 373239

Re: Software that makes placemats

Personally on the latest iteration for the Rebello Valente tasting, I think the droplets detract from the classic nature of the placemat and is like a very light version of Pollock’s number 14. I am all for pimping up the mats but this one is not for me... thoughts? I’d like to know what others thi...
by jdaw1
20:34 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Michelin buys Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Michelin buys Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A Special Announcement from Robert Parker Wine Advocate : Dear Readers, We have some exciting news to share, and we wanted you, our valued readers, to hear it first. Today, we will be formally announcing at a press conference in New York City the news that we have been fully acquired by Michelin, n...
by jdaw1
21:45 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger

Very interesting. RV, up to the 1960s, is soft, delicate, and dry (especially mid-palate).

The side-by-side with de la Rosa was always close, Rosa winning ʼ70, Rebello winning ʼ60 and ʼ63.

And a big thank you to Phil for organising. Very interesting.
by jdaw1
20:49 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

RV77. Red, 35% opaque. Dirty nose. Palate weird and dirty. No.
by jdaw1
20:47 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1972 Rebello Valente
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: 1972 Rebello Valente

RV72. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Soft red cherry, a hint of _La Tour Blanche_, medium weight , sweet throughout the palate, lovely balance. Showing really well. I really like.

The best ʼ72 I recall tasting.
by jdaw1
20:38 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 de la Rosa
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 1970 de la Rosa

Rs70. Red pink, 30% opaque. Very dry, hint maraschino cherry, but dryness dominant. Light, especially at ending.
by jdaw1
20:32 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: 1970 Rebello Valente

RV70. Red brown, 35% opaque. Some red cherry, dry mid palate (but less dry than others), lovely mouthfeel. I like this. A good, but not great, ʼ70, on the edge of drying out. Drink up, and with pleasure.
by jdaw1
20:14 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

RV66. Red orange, 25% opaque. Light, hollow, not a proper ʼ66. The key adjective is for me, hollow.
by jdaw1
20:10 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 de la Rosa
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: 1963 de la Rosa

Rs63. Red red pink, 25%. Lots of structure, very dry. Long, sweeter late. I like this. Fully mature, maybe overmature, very long.
by jdaw1
20:01 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Rebello Valente
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

RV63. Red, 40% opaque. Light, bitterness early, hint spearmint.