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by DRT
02:05 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 1416

1977 Smith Woodhouse

A bottle purchased recently from Tom Archer. The cork broke in half and then crumbled. A nice dark colour but the nose and initial taste were very hot and spicy. +21 Hours No note taken so this part is from memory. Now showing some nice fruits and the heat had integrated well. A nice port but not th...
by DRT
02:03 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Quarles Harris
Replies: 0
Views: 1419

1977 Quarles Harris

Cork broke - fabulous smell on decanting that filled the room. Quite light in colour and starting to brown. I did not taste this on decanting but now wish I had. +21 Hours Did not take a note at the time so this bit is from memory. Quite light but a very nice drinking port. Nothing spectacular about...
by DRT
02:02 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 1383

1980 Warre

June 2007 A bottle purchased by Alan C in Portugal a few weeks ago. The small cork crumbs floating on the top of the wine were an interesting garnish +24 Hours No note taken so this bit is from memory. Nice weight and texture. Very dark and young looking. In terms of taste all I can really remember ...
by DRT
23:59 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Guess Who I'm Sitting Next To?
Replies: 10
Views: 2383

Guess Who I'm Sitting Next To?

I am currently in a Hotel bar in Glasgow enjoying a pint of lager on my own with only my laptop and you guys to keep me company. Sitting 4 yards to my right is a small bald gentleman in his 60's who scored one of the greatest individual goals in the history of the World Cup (always in the top 5 in a...
by DRT
23:23 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Churchill
Replies: 3
Views: 2382

Harsh? Me? Never :wink:

OK - I'll give them another try next time I see one, although I don't think it will be an 82 or a 95 :roll:

Derek
by DRT
23:18 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 5
Views: 2944

http://www.uncorked.co.uk had a large consignment of these within the past year at £110 per 6 pack excluding VAT. Great value for a 93 point wine, especially as these were ex-cellars 2006 bottles.

For some reason I can't get on their site but I know they still had some recently.

Derek
by DRT
23:08 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Churchill
Replies: 3
Views: 2382

Stevie,

I have only had one of these and had exactly the same experience, leaky cork, smelly, weak, not nice. I haven't bought a Churchill's since then as I just wasn't impressed.

Derek
by DRT
23:02 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Can Someone Please Shoot That Stupid Cat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Can Someone Please Shoot That Stupid Cat?

Alan,

Your cat is making me feel sick - when are you planning to shoot it?

Derek
by DRT
22:57 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Do you have to have a reason to drink good port?
Replies: 30
Views: 5942

Alan, I am unlikely to open what I class as a "Real" VP without some good reason. I don't have an absolute definition of "Real" but for the sake of argument lets equate it directly to cost and call it anything with a retail value of around £30 or more. I will open bottles in the £10 to £20 range wit...
by DRT
22:43 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

Here are some options for you to consider, Julian..... New York Cat http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1124/582540439_b09bbdcbb5_o.jpg Computer Cat http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1409/582540447_9e8f1908c8_m.jpg Or, my favourite.... Posh Cat http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1297/582540451_65b8a72832_m.jpg ...
by DRT
22:29 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: OK, what's with all the port plonk sub titles??
Replies: 8
Views: 2147

Derek I think Alex has activated a set of parameters in the set-up that allocates a status to each member depending on how many posts they have made. Presumably the original intention was to allow the existence of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum etc member status, a bit like the idea used by Ebay for...
by DRT
22:24 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - it's me!
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Great to have you here Stevie 8)

Welcome to the cathouse :shock:

Derek
by DRT
21:34 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10303

Treacle,

The colour scheme does me fine, thanks.

The panic button was a joke but woul be cool to have if you want to make it happen.

The bottles of cloudy bay we owe you are adding up quick! And I suppose we could get Alex a cruz tawny !
by DRT
20:17 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Tasting Notes Section
Replies: 178
Views: 36820

I think we could have hidelines rather than rules in a locked sticky at the too of the tn area.

If some don't follow them then so what? But most regulars probably will which will make searching easier.
Derek
by DRT
20:08 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

Re: my usual avatar makes me not-a-team-player type person

jdaw1 wrote:I can’t be bothered to locate a cat picture that speaks to me, or of me.
That sounds like an invitation lads !

Get searching for a cat for Julian so we can get him in the team for day 1 and keep Treacle happy :cool:


Derek
PS sent from blackberry. No problem with speed
by DRT
18:10 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: 100!! Make that 200!!! Errmmm... 666 GET A PRIEST! Call 911!
Replies: 23
Views: 4787

+6 Hours
Developing well and gaining substance and levels of complexity. Now approaching 200 Points 8)
by DRT
18:08 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

Does the software provide for a text only version of the site? I'm not sure how these things work but if it's something that just exists with no additional maintenance then that might be a better option for us sad and needy Blackberry people :wink:

Derek
by DRT
18:00 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanting through a filter: an experiment
Replies: 14
Views: 3038

Re: Decanting through a filter: an experiment

I have often wordered this but have never actually tried decanting through anything other than my stainless steel filter.

jdaw1 wrote: Can others suggest improvements to this experiment?
Yes, do it on Alan's patio when we are all together 8)

Derek
by DRT
17:30 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: New Private area
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Can I ask what the purpose of this Private area is and how it is supposed to work?

Derek
by DRT
17:28 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

I'm happy with 25 because I sometimes use my Blackberry so the shorter the pages the faster it loads. Equally happy to go with concensus.

Derek
by DRT
17:17 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10303

KillerB,

When does Webmistress Treacle get home? We need urgent assistance to set-up user defined banners with a panic button that turns the whole screen into a spreadsheet with one click 8) (OK, so I copied that idea from somewhere else :roll: )

Derek
by DRT
16:57 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warres 1995 LBV. A simultaneous tasting?
Replies: 67
Views: 10841

I'm in - but I think I only have 27 bottles left so we will have to pick an early date :shock:

Derek
by DRT
16:52 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10303

Re: a bottle might not look like ‘work’

jdaw1 wrote:for those logged on from work, a bottle might not look like ‘work’.
Agreed - I can supply a wide graphic with the words UK Pensions Forum in bold type - not sure if this would help everyone else but it would certainly help me when I'm in the office :lol:

Derek
by DRT
16:37 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Guinness - fact or fiction
Replies: 35
Views: 16332

Re: Guinness - fact or fiction

Luc wrote: Derek , If black gold means Guinness in GB and black gold means oil in CAN. , I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that Guinness isn't my cup of tea . . .
Luc,

Don't try putting Guinness in your car engine or your tea - just drink it straight :lol: :lol:

Derek
by DRT
08:36 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pick a year
Replies: 29
Views: 7817

I would vote for Another Planet 8)

Derek