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by AHB
17:57 Sun 01 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Identification of BOB's
Replies: 13
Views: 2698

I heard a possible alternative explanation for the "new" Symingtons name being used for the supply of port to BOB from Mario Ferreira yesterday. As he explained it to me, the "One third" rule is still rigidly enforced on port producers in the Douro. This means that for every litre of port they sell,...
by AHB
22:15 Thu 28 Jun 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 215813

None of the above - I'm just slightly more flippant and significantly less serious before I have anything to drink. Like when I wrote that previous post. As Derek and Al-K can testify, I cannot drink a great deal and start to be the worse for wear after a few sniffs of port, let alone glasses. Gotta...
by AHB
15:22 Thu 28 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: I'm Cruz Ruby...
Replies: 78
Views: 19510

Alex - if you post another message then I will upgrade you... The Creator What, you mean no need to bring you that bottle of Croft 1945 that I have taken out of my cellar? You'll upgrade me without me bringing you that bottle of Quinta do Noval 1931? Just for posting one more message? I'm not sure ...
by AHB
15:19 Thu 28 Jun 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 215813

On those occasions when I am drinking at home on my own and open 5 or 6 bottles of port I do find that Julian's tasting mats are extremely helpful.

For some reason, I otherwise find that I start to lose track of which glass holds which wine towards the end of these evenings....

:shock:

Al-B
by AHB
12:11 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: I'm Cruz Ruby...
Replies: 78
Views: 19510

I thought I'd look for the Bishop of Norwich, someone who knows the Bishop of Norwich and also take my pet dog (actually, cat since I don't have a dog - but I can call the cat Toto if it helps). I haven't decided on the third person but will happily consider any helpful suggestions. To help solicit ...
by AHB
12:06 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Are you affected by the flooding? Is your cellar safe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4563

I moved two weeks ago from a house close to a small river and in the flood plain of the small river to a new house up on a hill overlooking the same floodplain of the same small river. I am feeling very smug and have offered to get my inflatable beach boat out of my new garage to help out my former ...
by AHB
11:45 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: I'm Cruz Ruby...
Replies: 78
Views: 19510

Hi Alex, We all had to do the walk of shame. Best thing is to close your nose, take a deep breath and produce 10 posts as quick as you can. It'll leave a nasty aftertaste for a while, but you have plenty of time to wash that away with some 'cheap ruby'. Now I've been thinking about this and I've de...
by AHB
11:38 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Record number of users
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

You can call me what you like - apart from Cruz Ruby! Thanks for the link to the previous discussion on this. An interesting read. The folks on this forum are currently rather prolific in the number of messages being posted and I can't currently keep up. I have about 40 minutes of time spare right n...
by AHB
16:16 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Record number of users
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Record number of users

How was it possible to get 156 users on the site at the same time on Monday June 25th? Look at the statistics on the index page.

Alex

(Again, remember that you are only imagining that you are reading this as Al-K has not yet upgraded my status.)
by AHB
16:11 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Registering Again
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

It would make sense that I've not posted on this site before. I've been working my butt off the last few days and have had extremely limited access to the internet (this particular wireless connection has 5 minutes left before I run out of credit) so no-one has seen much of me at all. And if you guy...
by AHB
13:59 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: I'm Cruz Ruby...
Replies: 78
Views: 19510

I resent being Cruz Ruby!

In protest, I will not post again until I am elevated to an improved status :evil:

Alex
by AHB
13:57 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 101 things to do with a Vesuvio bin label..
Replies: 31
Views: 6511

And coming back to the original point, there's always the option to sell them on ebay - but rarely does anyone buy them. I must confess that I have one of each on my wall as decoration and the rest have been scattered around the garden with plant names written on the back in indelible ink. There the...
by AHB
13:45 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Registering Again
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Registering Again

I've registered (again). I think that was the third time I've registered and can't post without registering again!!! Never mind, you can't get too much of a good thing. You won't see a great deal of me for a while as I'm working and travelling (and drinking port) a lot over the next couple of weeks ...