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by Andy Velebil
14:41 Sun 22 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A Sad Loss
Replies: 19
Views: 7091

:lol: My condolences to your loss Derek. But we all have a beginning AND an end, such is life. A shame you're loved one didn't make it into adulthood. I shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Andy Velebil
23:27 Sun 15 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 79901

I wish I could easily fly over, but budget and work say otherwise. but I do plan on getting over there sometime in the near future to meet everyone, have some great laughs, and share some Ports. Have a good time guys.
by Andy Velebil
23:25 Sun 15 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Advertising Half-Wits
Replies: 29
Views: 9111

Yeah, I'm there too...and I just got out of the torture room. DOn't fear, I did snitch on anyone, but I did admit to drinking a very young 2006 Vintage Port :shock: :lol:
by Andy Velebil
23:19 Sun 15 Jul 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Terrible fortified wines
Replies: 3
Views: 3903

I remember MD20/20 when I was in my first year at Univerisity. Ohh that stuff was awful, but we didn't know anybetter then. Thank goodness that all changed my second year
by Andy Velebil
23:18 Sun 15 Jul 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Dark & Smooth.
Replies: 11
Views: 6592

Alan, Something I may have to try....sounds, well, interesting.
by Andy Velebil
17:39 Fri 13 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Shipper/Producer
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Alan, It can be quite confusing, I know I get confused. But to use Sandeman as an example. Back in the very late 1700's when they started they were a shipper. They bought port and shipped it back to England and were a shipper only. Shortly thereafter, they started their own operations in Spain and P...
by Andy Velebil
17:29 Fri 13 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Centuries of Port Heritage given the boot by Family Firm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2604

I've seen pics of other Quinta's wearing a similar kit in the lagars, so I don't think it is unique to Vesuvio, but I could be wrong. Todd, The biggest problem isn't the cost per se, but in finding the people to do it. THe Douro is a dying place for young people to stay in. Many people are moving ou...
by Andy Velebil
17:22 Fri 13 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: VP for early consumption
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Alex,

I'm stretching my brain this early AM, but IIRC when the lagar gets to the desired baume, the juice is run off into a tank then the brandy is added in the correct amount.
by Andy Velebil
04:32 Thu 12 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Any decent first-timer (non age-designated) Tawny?
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Niepoort's Junior or Senior tawnys are good.
by Andy Velebil
04:31 Thu 12 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Do you have to have a reason to drink good port?
Replies: 30
Views: 7708

Todd,
Yeah, but mainly the SQVP's or stuff I get from time to time at auction. Oh, and the VERY occasional sale item.
by Andy Velebil
15:23 Tue 10 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cruz Ruby is an Award Winner!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4178

Tom, IIRC, there have been a few wineries over the years that have been caught sending a "different" bottle than what is sold at retail to a tasting panel. There was one dry wine company that one of the big reviewers here in the states (maybe James Laube or Suckling??) called to the carpet on it and...
by Andy Velebil
21:31 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Big Chunk of Cork.
Replies: 38
Views: 7242

WOW! I didn't know it was that easy..I will have to try it for myself. Thanks Alan
by Andy Velebil
21:24 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Do you have to have a reason to drink good port?
Replies: 30
Views: 7708

Mines a combo of Jay, Derek, and Alex. The younger stuff, say 1990-forward, and the cheaper stuff (under $30) get opened whenever without care. The older and more expensive stuff I try and open with other port loving friends so others can share in the fun.
by Andy Velebil
22:32 Sat 07 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Centuries of Port Heritage given the boot by Family Firm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2604

That is quite the shame. IMO, nothing makes a better VP than treading by humans....I guess time will tell.
by Andy Velebil
23:55 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: My drink of choice.
Replies: 6
Views: 4158

Wimpy drink...Long Island Ice Tea for me.

equal parts of
Vodka
gin
Tequilla
rum
a little sweet and sour mix
a spash of coke
mix with ice in a pint glass

a couple of those and I'm feeling really good
by Andy Velebil
22:18 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My 100th Post on The Port Forum
Replies: 12
Views: 4147

Derek, have you lost weight? You look quite dignified :roll: